01-19-2012 03:57 PM
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  1. djshack#AC's Avatar
    I've had my NS since May, and lately (as in the last few months), I cannot get through one day of light to moderate usage.

    I'd say I average about 8 hours before the low battery warning, and all I'll do is some light texting, WhatsApp messaging, check email, and read some RSS feeds. If I don't use the phone at all, I can maybe get 10 hours.

    I'm pretty technically savvy and I'm aware what I keep running and such. I use the auto brightness setting, no 4G, and only turn on wifi when there's a network to connect to.

    Does this seem right? I feel as though the battery is not working up to par (and I have tried a factory reset). Between this and constant signal dropping issues, I'm considering taking the phone back to Sprint for a warranty replacement.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    12-15-2011 12:06 PM
  2. maybury86's Avatar
    Try watchdog it will keep an eye out for any apps running more than they should
    12-15-2011 12:17 PM
  3. Skunkape60's Avatar
    I've had my NS since May, and lately (as in the last few months), I cannot get through one day of light to moderate usage.

    I'd say I average about 8 hours before the low battery warning, and all I'll do is some light texting, WhatsApp messaging, check email, and read some RSS feeds. If I don't use the phone at all, I can maybe get 10 hours.

    I'm pretty technically savvy and I'm aware what I keep running and such. I use the auto brightness setting, no 4G, and only turn on wifi when there's a network to connect to.

    Does this seem right? I feel as though the battery is not working up to par (and I have tried a factory reset). Between this and constant signal dropping issues, I'm considering taking the phone back to Sprint for a warranty replacement.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    Exact same boat a you. But that's pretty much been my experience with all my smart phones. I have 3 brand new batteries and they all have about the same life.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    12-15-2011 01:57 PM
  4. charn65's Avatar
    I've had my NS since May, and lately (as in the last few months), I cannot get through one day of light to moderate usage.

    I'd say I average about 8 hours before the low battery warning, and all I'll do is some light texting, WhatsApp messaging, check email, and read some RSS feeds. If I don't use the phone at all, I can maybe get 10 hours.

    I'm pretty technically savvy and I'm aware what I keep running and such. I use the auto brightness setting, no 4G, and only turn on wifi when there's a network to connect to.

    Does this seem right? I feel as though the battery is not working up to par (and I have tried a factory reset). Between this and constant signal dropping issues, I'm considering taking the phone back to Sprint for a warranty replacement.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    See the Blue Oxygen thread. I know its not the most feature packed ROM, but I'm getting well over 15 hours, and even then I'll charge when I'm going to sleep and it will still have 20-30% left. Its my business phone, so it gets used pretty heavy in calls and email.

    This is probably true for all of the O2 roms.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    12-15-2011 03:35 PM
  5. Skunkape60's Avatar
    See the Blue Oxygen thread. I know its not the most feature packed ROM, but I'm getting well over 15 hours, and even then I'll charge when I'm going to sleep and it will still have 20-30% left. Its my business phone, so it gets used pretty heavy in calls and email.

    This is probably true for all of the O2 roms.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    Tried oxygen was even worse....

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    12-15-2011 03:40 PM
  6. djshack#AC's Avatar
    It's really quite pathetic. Kind of makes me want to consider an iPhone... Even with all the supposed iOS 5 battery issues, those things can still usually make it at least one day.
    12-15-2011 03:46 PM
  7. grantheppes's Avatar
    Please search the threads. This topic has been brought up before. I gave my solution there. I run stock with Matrix kernel and get around 17 hours of battery life per charge. If I get in bad coverage it drains quicker, but I get at least 10-12.

    I also carry a spare battery. I think that is the best solution.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/spr...ml#post1168300

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/spr...ml#post1168231
    12-15-2011 03:47 PM
  8. j_grouchy's Avatar
    Well...I've had my phone since May and I just feel it's too late to go to the hassle of rooting.
    12-15-2011 06:30 PM
  9. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Well...I've had my phone since May and I just feel it's too late to go to the hassle of rooting.
    It really isn't a hassle at all. It is the easiest phone of all to root.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    12-15-2011 06:56 PM
  10. sropedia's Avatar
    NFC is a huge battery drainer on the nexus s , try turning it off
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    12-15-2011 09:49 PM
  11. Skunkape60's Avatar
    NFC is a huge battery drainer on the nexus s , try turning it off
    NFC ???

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    12-15-2011 10:40 PM
  12. MarkHirt's Avatar
    NFC is a huge battery drainer on the nexus s , try turning it off
    Really... unless I actually use wallet mine does not even show in battery stats and when I do use it it's well within reson
    12-15-2011 10:48 PM
  13. iBowToAndroid's Avatar
    I've had my NS since May, and lately (as in the last few months), I cannot get through one day of light to moderate usage.

    I'd say I average about 8 hours before the low battery warning, and all I'll do is some light texting, WhatsApp messaging, check email, and read some RSS feeds. If I don't use the phone at all, I can maybe get 10 hours.

    I'm pretty technically savvy and I'm aware what I keep running and such. I use the auto brightness setting, no 4G, and only turn on wifi when there's a network to connect to.

    Does this seem right? I feel as though the battery is not working up to par (and I have tried a factory reset). Between this and constant signal dropping issues, I'm considering taking the phone back to Sprint for a warranty replacement.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    Sounds like the antenna may be bad, or you may have bad signal in your area.

    If there's anything that will kill a battery faster than a huge, bright screen, it's poor signal
    12-16-2011 12:26 AM
  14. djshack#AC's Avatar
    I don't keep NFC on, so that's definitely not it.

    Something could be up with the antenna. I can have full signal, then it'll drop to zero, then bounce back to full. I figured it with a software issue, but if they don't all do that, then I guess it's not.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    12-16-2011 10:50 AM
  15. losino's Avatar
    My battery life is average at best. I just accepted it I guess

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    12-16-2011 11:40 AM
  16. Scanner85's Avatar
    same here, i gave up too. if i unplug my phone at 7am, it's dead by 3pm with light usage. it will last a little longer if i don't touch it at all
    12-16-2011 05:11 PM
  17. dodgebusta's Avatar
    Where i work I get poor coverage, I used to get 10-12 hours at work no problem with some light use. then about 3 months ago wam bam I get 5-6 hours at work. It took me a month but then I did a factory reset and only added the apps I really needed and it still was only get 6 hours at the max. Started uninstalling the "nice to have" apps, 1st was LED light, no change after 2 days. Then I uninstalled facebook and well I use facebook mobile website now, and I get 12-14 hours of use at work in poor coverage. So I have no clue if the newer versions of Facebook app has improved but I am happy with my 12-14 hours of battery life.
    12-17-2011 08:33 AM
  18. djshack#AC's Avatar
    I do get poor coverage in my school (a one building law school) which probably doesn't help.

    Yesterday I flashed the up to date Oxygen ROM. Based on one day's usage, I do seem to get better battery life, and my phone seems much faster.

    I just hope this isn't a temporary effect of wiping the battery stats file.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    12-18-2011 08:18 PM
  19. j_grouchy's Avatar
    It really isn't a hassle at all. It is the easiest phone of all to root.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    BUT - and correct me if I'm wrong - don't you lose data/settings when you root? If I could root my phone right now without having to reinstall or reinstate anything, I'd be up for it. I've had it since May, so I've got a lot of stuff piled up in the memory banks...
    12-20-2011 10:37 AM
  20. Skunkape60's Avatar
    BUT - and correct me if I'm wrong - don't you lose data/settings when you root? If I could root my phone right now without having to reinstall or reinstate anything, I'd be up for it. I've had it since May, so I've got a lot of stuff piled up in the memory banks...
    I didn't lose anything when I rooted. But I would make a backup off your sd card contents on your computer just in case. That will only take a few minutes. Then once you are rooted, you can make a backup of your phone using CWM which makes a complete copy of your phone (including settings, wallpaper everything). You will Also want to install titanium backup so you can backup apps and their settings individually. Very handy when flashing roms.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    12-20-2011 11:55 AM
  21. iBowToAndroid's Avatar
    BUT - and correct me if I'm wrong - don't you lose data/settings when you root? If I could root my phone right now without having to reinstall or reinstate anything, I'd be up for it. I've had it since May, so I've got a lot of stuff piled up in the memory banks...
    The rooting process is not what wipes the phone - it's the process of unlocking the bootloader. Unfortunately, there's no way to root without unlocking.
    12-21-2011 01:17 AM
  22. j_grouchy's Avatar
    The rooting process is not what wipes the phone - it's the process of unlocking the bootloader. Unfortunately, there's no way to root without unlocking.
    See...that's what I heard. I think I'd rather just wait until my upgrade and maybe root it immediately before I have anything invested in it.

    Although...don't you basically give up the automatic OTA updates when you root?
    12-22-2011 08:44 AM
  23. enik's Avatar
    See...that's what I heard. I think I'd rather just wait until my upgrade and maybe root it immediately before I have anything invested in it.

    Although...don't you basically give up the automatic OTA updates when you root?
    Yes but odds are youll have a rom based off that ota long before you would have gotten it.

    Sent from my iPride 4G
    12-22-2011 09:47 AM
  24. iBowToAndroid's Avatar
    Yes but odds are youll have a rom based off that ota long before you would have gotten it.

    Sent from my iPride 4G
    Either this, or usually the same day that the OTA starts pushing out, there will be a rooted flashable version released as a zip that you just flash through recovery.
    12-24-2011 10:58 AM
  25. bowler30's Avatar
    i've found out that if you turn off your background data and auto-sync under accounts and sync settings it makes a world of difference....ive gone 8 hours like that with checking fb, mail and text messages (just refresh for mail) and i've only used 1/4 of my battery. btw i've had my phone since April.
    12-26-2011 07:49 PM
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