Samsung Galaxy S5 Goes On a Cross-Country Trip in Ultra-Power Save Mode

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member Premium Member

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    A new video shows just how far the Samsung Galaxy S5 battery can stretch in ultra-power saving mode by making a coast-to-coast trip without a recharge. They even make a stop off in Alamogordo, NM, where you get to see the White Sands National Park. Alamogordo also happens to be the birthplace of ForumFoundry!

    Here's a quote with the stats of this trip,

    This seems almost unbelievable! What do you think?
     
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    That's a cool video. I wonder what functionality you lose in "Ultra Power Saving" mode. It probably checks for email twice a day or something.
     
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    Yah I was wondering that myself. For me one of the biggest drains is switching from LTE to 3G or being in low coverage areas.. that drains my battery. Seems like you'd be doing a lot of that going from coast to coast.
     
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    I wonder if they plotted out the road trip based on LTE/3G coverage!
     
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    Is there a side load of this app/function?
     
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    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

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    I'm a bit skeptical, but I don't doubt it could make it at least 3-4 days without a recharge which is impressive enough. Might have to grab an s5 and try it for myself :p
     
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    The mode turns off background data, unnecessary connections like wifi, Bluetooth, and GPS. You can access only a few apps like phone, text, Facebook, calculator, and a couple others. The most I have seen it tell me was 11.4 days in standby.
     
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    I call BS. Real world usage in real world cross country trips in this day and age use things like GPS, Bluetooth, Navigation apps, looking up local or unknown points of interest, etc., etc.

    Ultra Power saving is for people who keep their phone in their pockets. It'd never survive a real world dash mounted night in my city let alone cross country trip.
     
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    sorry but the usage isn't real world. i rarely text and would use more than that on a road trip.
     
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    What a bunch of gimmicks. And then they invent the ultra super duper awesome power saver called shutting down the phone! You can make it around the whole globe with that feature!
     
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    In the few months I've used the s5,that Ultra battery mode was simply amazing. Some may not like this option, but it made my life a lot easier. Of course the 3 spare batteries helped a lot also ☺
     
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