Battery life??

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    Here are the screenshots for the Second Experiement.
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    Ryan, I think I am in the same boat as you. I certainly don't expect the phone to last 2 days, or even a day and a half. Light use for me, some browsing, download face book app - I am at 79% after 2hrs20min. 1hr12min of that was deep sleep.
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    To be honest guys, those screen shots are pretty perplexing. With that much deep sleep (90%) you should easily get 18± hours out of a single charge. Also, the fact that you have stellar cell coverage leads me to believe there's a serious issue with either the phone or the actual battery.

    My best advice is to take the phone back to Verizon and politely demand either an exchange or a new battery, because something is definitely not right here. If Verizon gives you some bs that its normal, don't give in, demand an exchange.

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    I don't know if the SGIII has a Safe Mode feature like the Motorola Droids do, but if so, I'd give that a try.

    I am also suspicious of the first two applications, draw some and minimalistic text, as together they used over 40% of the 63% (or about 30%) of battery power that was consumed there, even more than the launcher. I can't for the life of me understand why a drawing application would consume so much power.

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    just spoke with a rep and got no where with customer service - was very kinda and laid the details down plainly.

    30min test
    25 minute deep sleep
    99% 5/5 4g connection
    6% battery drop

    her response is that this is a smartphone, and I kindly responded that at that rate I would have a dead phone in 9 hours or less with about an hour of screen time.

    i have until monday to exchange for a new phone, which I will probably do.

    Fox,

    I was just reading your posts in the Raxr forum - regarding battery metering and the ICS update. very interesting posts, and I will try that before i give up this phone for the maxx.

    any other insight would be fantastic.
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    Just wondering what do the Razor Maxx people do when their battery will not longer take a good charge? Do you have to sent it in to Motorola? Can Verizon store put in a new battery? A lot of people keep their phones more than the two years and that is about the life of a battery. :blink:
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    Battery seems to be holding up somewhat better. Light use though. Still would not call this good. Still playing.

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    I just watched a 3.5 hr movie LOTR Return of the King on my S3, I have at least a dozen movies on my micro SD card "I use DVD Catalyst to convert my DVD's", well it only burned 45% of my battery, not bad for watching a high resolution flick with screen brightness set to max on a 4.8" screen. My previous Rezound needed the extended battery to come even close. Looks like the S4 Krait chip at 28nm is much more efficient than the previous 45nm S3.
    And by the way it looked FANTASTIC.
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    I give you two thumbs up for watching a movie that long on your phone! DancingNexus
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    Actually was not watching the whole time, just let in run, wanted to see how much battery it would burn:icon_ devil:
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    Ok you get one thumb up LOL Good info though.
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    For reasons I cannot figure out my battery has gotten much worse.
    Why does the factory battery app show so many wakelocks and then gsam only shows 6 minutes? And the clock is keeping it awake? Only staying in deep sleep half the time?

    I'm confused, but I know something is up.

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    "Awake" time is not remotely the same thing as a wake lock.

    Something is definitely up with the clock though. You might want to look into troubleshooting that first. But honestly, your battery life isn't all that bad. 2+ hours of screen time on so far and based on that usage, you're projected to get near 17 hours on a charge. Get the clock figured out and you should get a bit more time.

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    Well my battery still sucks! Here was yesterday's.. As u can see several recharges before I even get home from a 8 hour work day and unplugged at 100 before I left the house

    View attachment 53262

    And this was today's!

    View attachment 53263
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    last night at work. charged to 100% before I left at 2pm. lost power like crazy, moderate use every hour or so for about 15minutes at a time.

    View attachment 53277

    and this morning, after completing the metering charges. the after 15 minutes time is all over the place, shows much lower now. this is after no activity, just let the phone sit, periodically checking to see what the battery has dropped to. the first 10% i thought I had left it on wifi only. the second portion I thought I had it left on 4g only. and as you can see, connection is not an issue.

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    Very strange... something is not right. I would get in to a Verizon store and see if they will swap out the battery.
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    Was that directed to me? Regardless gonna take it to the store tomorrow and ask.

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    The main things I have noticed when it comes to this phone or any android device in general is that auto brightness absolutely demolishes battery life. Disable auto brightness and set it to like 35-40% and it last quite long with moderate use. My moderate use is like 3.5 hours of screen on time and power saving features are not enabled. Moderate use and mostly standby I get 20+ hours before next charge.
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    I'll try it out. Maybe it'll help, but I seem to drop power even when screen is off.


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    Another whacky thing. Normal to charge this fast?

    Really feel like I have an issue, but don't know if I'm just being an ungrateful idiot.

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