1. coachpelkey's Avatar
    Ok, Sprint unrooted SG3 here....I have had it for 2 years.

    Lately, the battery life has sucked beyond belief. I can see the battery life just tick away. Most times when watching it, it says Android System almost 40%...etc...

    If I go to take a picture, the screen gets fuzzy and then the phone shuts down. It could have 55-70% and then it would have zero. I take the battery off and back in again and then everything is fine.

    I have a feeling I need a new battery, but was curious about any other options. Also, any good battery monitoring software like gsam ?

    06-27-2014 09:49 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I would take the battery out and place on a flat surface and try to spin it. If it does easily, it is bulged and needs to be replaced.
    mak916 likes this.
    06-27-2014 10:07 AM
  3. GSDer's Avatar
    Based on the symptoms you describe your battery is shot. The Rav Power 2250mAh batteries have received good recommendations.

    Battery Monitor Widget http://market.android.com/details?id=ccc71.bmw
    GSam Battery Monitor Pro http://market.android.com/details?id...amlabs.bbm.pro

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    coachpelkey likes this.
    06-27-2014 10:49 AM
  4. coachpelkey's Avatar
    Thanks I just googled the program and it seems alot of people are having this issue.
    I do not have insurance on my phone, which sucks, I will check out the battery and go on from there.

    It looks like Sprint does not really want to deal with this issue.
    Fuzzy pictures, then the phone shuts down ....no bueno.
    At least I am not alone.
    06-27-2014 08:19 PM
  5. GSDer's Avatar
    There's nothing for Sprint to deal with - if people would replace their two year old batteries the problem would go away. Batteries are dirt cheap - 2 x RAVPower® 3.8V 2250mAh Cell phone Rechargeable Battery for Sams... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009758KK6/...cUvbUpU3735711

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    06-27-2014 09:50 PM
  6. sure why not's Avatar
    Be aware of the need for batteries with the NFC antenna if you are using Wallet/PayPass or NFC tags for other functions.
    I have been using these batteries for about a year now and they seem to last as long as OEM.
    Amazon.com: Hyperion Samsung Galaxy SIII 2 x Battery + Charger (Compatible with Samsung Galaxy S III GT-i9300, AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung i747, Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung i535, T-mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung T999, U.S. Cellular Samsung
    06-29-2014 09:37 AM
  7. johnnyblaze716's Avatar
    I recently purchased a zerolemon 7000mah battery and the results are impressive. Im pushing 2 1/2-3 days on a full charge with pretty extreme usage.
    06-30-2014 01:28 PM
  8. coachpelkey's Avatar
    I did get a new battery, OEM from amazon, 10 bucks. It seems to help. i can get about a day on a full charge....after 2 years I am guessing that the battery will just plain blow.

    thank you for the great responses. I appreciate it.
    07-05-2014 07:28 PM

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