07-24-2011 11:06 PM
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  1. LegendarySoul's Avatar
    I need to know how's Nexus S 4G battery? I'm been considering about getting Nexus S 4G. I almost bought EVO 3D but I learned it had alot issues such as poor service, low battery and many more.

    So I am all about SIMPLE like I do email, text, and facebook. THAT'S IT.

    So I want to know how Nexus S 4G battery good or bad? Because I think I will need to have extra battery for backup. Thanks!
    07-02-2011 04:30 PM
  2. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    Tell me what your doing with the phone and how often and I'll tell you, lol.

    For me depending on what I'm doing:

    8-10 hours medium to heavy data use. 4-5 hours heavy data and heavy phone usage with emulators, etc.

    I've seen my girlfriends go 14 hours with low signal area and light use.

    I have 2 batteries and sit on my phone all day at work at make it through the entire day.

    I'm at 48% after 4 hours 39 minutes with good signal and an hour 18 minutes of screen time.
    07-02-2011 04:53 PM
  3. m3grady2's Avatar
    I just put my phone on the charger, a little over 18hrs of use. Heavy usage, check internet txt messaging, bluetooth and mp3 playing and streaming music over audiogalaxy.
    07-02-2011 06:02 PM
  4. m3grady2's Avatar
    Tell me what your doing with the phone and how often and I'll tell you, lol.

    For me depending on what I'm doing:

    8-10 hours medium to heavy data use. 4-5 hours heavy data and heavy phone usage with emulators, etc.

    I've seen my girlfriends go 14 hours with low signal area and light use.

    I have 2 batteries and sit on my phone all day at work at make it through the entire day.

    I'm at 48% after 4 hours 39 minutes with good signal and an hour 18 minutes of screen time.
    Yeah that dosen't sound right. I was getting similar life on mines untill i discharged my battery to about (2-5%) and charged it fully. I heard fully discharging the battery to the point that it cuts off is shortens the life. Try conditioning battery like that. and see if battery life improves. Discharge to about 5% and then fully charge for every cycle.
    07-02-2011 06:05 PM
  5. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    Yeah that dosen't sound right. I was getting similar life on mines untill i discharged my battery to about (2-5%) and charged it fully. I heard fully discharging the battery to the point that it cuts off is shortens the life. Try conditioning battery like that. and see if battery life improves. Discharge to about 5% and then fully charge for every cycle.
    I've been doing that with my spares. Discharging to 5-10% and putting it on the external charger until 100%. Thats what I get. Cell signal says time without is 0% but I get a lot of flux when I'm in my office.

    It's better than my epic. I think it has something to do with my area.
    07-02-2011 06:27 PM
  6. splmonster's Avatar
    I've been doing that with my spares. Discharging to 5-10% and putting it on the external charger until 100%. Thats what I get. Cell signal says time without is 0% but I get a lot of flux when I'm in my office.

    It's better than my epic. I think it has something to do with my area.
    The Nexus S shouldn't be charging to 100%, it's in the software to only charge to 95-95% to prevent over charging the battery. I have never seen a Nexus S charge to 100%.
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    07-02-2011 06:46 PM
  7. LegendarySoul's Avatar
    Tell me what your doing with the phone and how often and I'll tell you, lol.

    For me depending on what I'm doing:

    8-10 hours medium to heavy data use. 4-5 hours heavy data and heavy phone usage with emulators, etc.

    I've seen my girlfriends go 14 hours with low signal area and light use.

    I have 2 batteries and sit on my phone all day at work at make it through the entire day.

    I'm at 48% after 4 hours 39 minutes with good signal and an hour 18 minutes of screen time.
    Not often!

    Just checking text or email whenever they alert me. I don't text nor email forward unless they send to me. Also, I use facebook to update the statues or read the statues. There is not much I do daily. I am busy person SO you know why I must do. Not bad at all, haha!
    07-02-2011 07:01 PM
  8. LegendarySoul's Avatar
    The Nexus S shouldn't be charging to 100%, it's in the software to only charge to 95-95% to prevent over charging the battery. I have never seen a Nexus S charge to 100%.
    Ah that made sense!
    07-02-2011 07:10 PM
  9. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    The Nexus S shouldn't be charging to 100%, it's in the software to only charge to 95-95% to prevent over charging the battery. I have never seen a Nexus S charge to 100%.
    Perhaps you missed the part where it says: "putting them on the external charger to 100%".
    07-02-2011 07:37 PM
  10. m3grady2's Avatar
    I've been doing that with my spares. Discharging to 5-10% and putting it on the external charger until 100%. Thats what I get. Cell signal says time without is 0% but I get a lot of flux when I'm in my office.

    It's better than my epic. I think it has something to do with my area.
    Oh ok that is strange. But if you're getting signal flux that could impact the battery life negatively.
    07-02-2011 09:09 PM
  11. splmonster's Avatar
    Perhaps you missed the part where it says: "putting them on the external charger to 100%".
    Oh my bad, I in-fact did miss that part. My apology..
    07-02-2011 10:25 PM
  12. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    Oh my bad, I in-fact did miss that part. My apology..
    That is alright.

    Yea my signal does flux but I never really lose signal. I'm sure that's what it is though. My battery is different depending on where I am.
    07-03-2011 12:12 PM
  13. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    So I got 13.5-14 hours today before I hit yellow on the meter. It appears signal in my office isn't as good as it appears.
    07-06-2011 12:02 AM
  14. skinneejay's Avatar
    I can tell you that I use facebook, Seesmic, email, text, video chat and google+ all day and I can last 20 plus hours. You shouldn't have any problem making a full day or two if you barely use the phone.
    07-06-2011 12:51 PM
  15. piaband's Avatar
    I also get around 15-18 hours during normal usage which is fairly heavy. In my office with poor reception, I get around 9 hours.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    07-06-2011 12:57 PM
  16. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    60 percent left 12 hours excellent service all day
    07-06-2011 10:21 PM
  17. chud's Avatar
    i did 40 hours yesterday and am on track to hit that again today.

    set WiFi to never sleep, turned off widow animations and left the Facebook app installed but everything is turned off. Those three things seemed to bump me way way up. A little bit of the new toy playing has died down, but I've still be on the thing a lot because of all the Google + stuff going on.
    07-06-2011 10:30 PM
  18. sedracer's Avatar
    i'm very suprised after looking at this thread. i don't have facebook installed but i'm getting a consistent 30+ hours on a full charge with my phone. Most of day is spent connected to wifi and i have pretty good service in my area.

    I am a heavy user tho, i download 2-3 podcasts a day with beyondpod and listen to them, as well as playing all the music for my drives from the phone sometimes bluetooth streaming and sometimes aux, playing games 3-4 hours a day (cut the rope, samurai 2, and battleheart). Plus i have a few apps that sync hourly and i send/receive 200+ or so text messages a day. Those are maximums but i've had my device for 2 weeks now and i've yet to have the phone last less than 24hours.

    Today i've gone 34hours 23minutes and i still have 6% battery left.
    07-06-2011 11:55 PM
  19. Verdes8891's Avatar
    What are the settings you have to get that battery life?

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G
    07-07-2011 12:34 AM
  20. m3grady2's Avatar
    60 percent left 12 hours excellent service all day
    That sounds a lot better. Glad to see you're getting improved performance. Hopefully with the new update it'll be like that across the board fire those experiencing problems.
    07-07-2011 07:49 AM
  21. AndroidOne's Avatar
    Yesterday, removed from charger around 8:30am, used all day as usual until around 1am today when I plugged it in for the night. The battery still had 42% left before I went to bed. Enough said... hands down, better battery life than my Evo, Epic or any other Android device in my household.
    07-07-2011 11:52 AM
  22. esoh's Avatar
    Sorry for the newbie question, but how does the Wifi never sleep policy work. People say that they use it for better batt life but I'm not quite sure what the options are in terms of sleeping and switching over the 3G and screen sleeping, etc.

    Thanks.
    07-07-2011 12:05 PM
  23. chud's Avatar
    Sorry for the newbie question, but how does the Wifi never sleep policy work. People say that they use it for better batt life but I'm not quite sure what the options are in terms of sleeping and switching over the 3G and screen sleeping, etc.

    Thanks.
    When the screen turns off the phone will switch to the 3G antenna for data. When you turn the screen on, it goes back to using Wi-Fi.

    If you make it never sleep, then it will stay with Wi-Fi (as long as you're within range) instead of handing off between Wi-Fi and 3G.

    Third option is to never sleep but only when plugged in.
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    07-07-2011 12:58 PM
  24. BlackHawkA4's Avatar
    When the screen turns off the phone will switch to the 3G antenna for data. When you turn the screen on, it goes back to using Wi-Fi.

    If you make it never sleep, then it will stay with Wi-Fi (as long as you're within range) instead of handing off between Wi-Fi and 3G.

    Third option is to never sleep but only when plugged in.
    I don't understand these options: as we all know wifi gets better battery life than 3g.
    07-07-2011 08:12 PM
  25. chud's Avatar
    You don't understand how I explained them or dont understand why they're the options?

    I really don't know why you'd want to have it sleep when off, especially since there's no visual message indicator on these phones...constantly clicking the screen on and off.
    07-07-2011 08:26 PM
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