DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Standby time main battery culprit?

  1. CuriousRaven's Avatar
    Member #
    269116
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Mt Pleasant MI
    Posts
    73
    Liked
    6 times
    Phone
    Galaxy S4
    #1

    Standby time main battery culprit?

    I been up for only an hour with minimal use on my phone I'm at 79%. I checked around online showing international S3s having this issue with standby time how it is 30% more then it should be normally like 3%.
    Is there any fix somebody knows of at all? Love my new S3 but this battery life sucks.
  2.  
     
     
     
  3. Droid
    Trapper31's Avatar
    Member #
    18108
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    94
    Liked
    6 times
    Phone
    Motorola Droid
    #2
    With minimal phone use cell standby should be the highest drain on your battery, so that makes sense. The rate at which you are losing your charge however is not normal. Are you in a weak signal area? If so that puts a huge dent in battery life as your phone is constantly trying to lock on to a tower.

    If you have good coverage, check out this thread, specifically the advice provided by sbenson in post #32. With those two apps hopefully you can diagnose what is going on with the battery drain you are experiencing.

    [edit for typo]
  4. CuriousRaven's Avatar
    Member #
    269116
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Mt Pleasant MI
    Posts
    73
    Liked
    6 times
    Phone
    Galaxy S4
    #3
    I have full 4G signal, read that thread few times over. Only thing I can think I did charge it while powered on, but never has my cell standby on my maxx, bionic, d3, d2, d1, rezound ever been this high? Is it is however my first Samsung phone, so maybe its just because their radios are as bad as people say?
  5. Droid
    Trapper31's Avatar
    Member #
    18108
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    94
    Liked
    6 times
    Phone
    Motorola Droid
    #4
    Hmm, right now I've been on the battery for 9 hours and some change and I have 55% charge remaining. I've been using the phone quite a bit this morning so this is actually pretty good, and cell standby is 26% of my usage. Dungeon Village (awesome game by the way) accounts for 27% and the screen is 22%. Everything else is 7% or less.

    Did you try the CPU Spy and GSAM Battery applications? Those will tell you if you have an app causing your phone to stay awake, draining battery when it should be sitting idle.

    Of course if I'm wrong about the cell standby usage then I'd like to fix mine as well!
  6. Moderator
    bsweetness's Avatar
    Member #
    42719
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    2,481
    Liked
    361 times
    Phone
    Galaxy S5
    Premium Member
    #5
    The cell standby is definitely reporting higher than it should be. Some say it's misread by the system and that cell standby isn't actually using as much battery as it's reporting. Others claim that it really is using more battery. It seems more likely, based upon what I've read, that it's the former - the system misreading the information. Either way, there's a problem that needs to be addressed. It's been discussed at length on other forums:

    XDA-Developers

    cell standby poll

    Cell Standby insane battery drain?

    Android Forums

    Cell Standby issue
    Current lineup: Galaxy S5, iPhone 5S, Note 10.1 (2014)

    Previous smartphones: Note 3, HTC One, Note 2, Galaxy S3, One X, RAZR MAXX, Galaxy Nexus, Rezound, Note, iPhone 4S, Bionic, Stratosphere, Charge, Vitality, Incredible 2, Thunderbolt, Palm Pixi Plus, Droid 3, Fascinate, Incredible, Droid Pro, Droid 2 Global, Droid X, Droid, Treo Pro, Touch Pro 2, Touch Pro, Q9m, XV6800, XV6900

    Previous tablets: iPad Mini, Transformer TF300, Evo View, Transformer Prime, Transformer TF101, Thrive, gTablet
  7. CuriousRaven's Avatar
    Member #
    269116
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Mt Pleasant MI
    Posts
    73
    Liked
    6 times
    Phone
    Galaxy S4
    #6
    Thanks everyone! Its a new phone so I'm not expecting it to be perfect every phone has their flaws, I'm just thankful that battery is replaceable. Last thing I wanted was a S3 Maxx coming out few months later.

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-17-2011, 03:22 PM
  2. battery: great standby time then poor standby time and back again.
    By givmedew in forum Thunderbolt Tech Support
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 04-03-2011, 10:27 PM
  3. 315 hours of standby time?
    By belome in forum Motorola Droid 2
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 09-27-2010, 10:25 AM
  4. What is your Cell Standby - Time w/o signal %?
    By freakintoddles in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-01-2010, 11:27 PM
  5. Sudden battery issues: is the OTA the culprit?
    By eagle132 in forum Bugless
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 08-08-2010, 01:59 PM

Search tags for this page

android cell standby draining battery
,
cell standby draining battery
,
cell standby draining battery fix
,
cell standby draining battery galaxy s3 verizon
,

galaxy s3 cell standby battery drain

,
galaxy s3 device idle battery drain
,

galaxy s3 standby battery drain

,

galaxy s3 standby time

,
galaxy s3 stay awake battery drain
,
standby time galaxy s3
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.

Tags for this Thread

Find us on Google+