Battery life??

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    I have a new Samsung galaxy s3 on Verizon and the battery life seems to be pretty bad. I wanted to see if anyone had any tips for me....attached are screenshots from my phone.

    Thanks in advance View attachment 52930 View attachment 52931 View attachment 52932 View attachment 52933
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    Mine is same way bad
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    Mine is pretty good. Make sure to drain the battery to at least 15% then completely charge it full while powered off.

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    Ok thanks so drain it to 15% turn power off then charge it to 100% then take off charger is that right
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    Do i need to do this once or 2 times
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    I'm happy with my battery life.. coming from the Motorola Droid Razr it's way better.

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    I'm happy with mine too. Much better than the Razr or other phones I've tried.

    Since I got mine on Friday, I've spent the weekend conditioning the phone. But I also use the basic battery saver tips. The screen is so bright that I can't tell the difference between 0% and 50%, so I keep it at 0%. For FB and Twitter, I've turned off the notification and do manual refreshes when I open the app. Nothing for me is that earth-shattering that it can't wait. I use 4G only when I'm downloading or uploading something big and use Wi-Fi almost exclusively at home and work, both secure networks.

    So we'll see what happens in the real world tomorrow, but I think I'm going to be pretty happy.
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    Just had this with moderate use and power saving on. Decent 4g signal
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    This past Friday at work my phone was on its battery for 14 hours and down to 79%.
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    so far good battery life. charged 100% late friday and used / surfed / music / photos over
    this w/e and just today sunday was at 30 % and charging now. Even when on 30% it
    was still pretty fast :icon_ lala:
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    I was able to squeeze 1 day and 16 hours of out of the phone. Mostly in WiFi mode, some 4G, extremely light web browsing, lots of app installs and configuring. Lots of texting. Camera and gallery use. Power saving mode was enabled as well.
    One thing that helps is that I put my phone into airplane mode at 11pm, and it comes out of airplane mode at 6am. I don't expect calls during those times.

    I also noticed my battery lasted a bit longer WITHOUT using Advanced Task Killer.

    I could get my old 1gen Moto droid to go about 2.5 days. Considering this phone is a lot more powerfull, I'm fairly happy with the longevity of the battery life.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2012
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    That's right.



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    Once should be fine. I usually do it if I've had a few times of having to charge the phone when the battery wasn't completely drained and didn't have time to charge it full.



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    Thanks i apreciate it
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    Out of the box, this phone as phenomenal battery life. My wife has been running hers in 4g constantly and playing with it quite a bit over the weekend and she was getting 20+ hrs a day with 2+hrs of screen time on.

    I've been keeping an eye on the vitals and I haven't come across any wakelock issues (except for instant photo uploads) or signal issues. CPU is in deep sleep the majority of the time, so as of now, I'm not seeing any glaring issues with the battery life on this phone.
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    What about an emergency? Just not an option for many.
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    This is a joke right?
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    U think i should call samsung and let them know maybee they will send me another battery
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    yesterday i got 22 hours with moderate use and 20% battery left before putting it on charge. A few calls, lots of texting, internet browsing, market downloads, mostly wifi connected. I installed a data on-off switch widget on my phone so if i am not planning on going on the web (unless on wifi) or receiving/ sending picture messages saves a load of battery.
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    Screen time only 37 minutes, so I'm not surprised at the long battery life. I'm not sure I'd call 15.5 hours of up time, with just 37 min of screen time "moderate use", though.
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