SGS3 horrible battery drain because of GPS

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    Sharing my day first:
    Unplug my phone at 7a.m.
    At 9 a.m.drive up to a near city for around 4.5 hours with low brightness and GPS on the whole time.
    Reached the city at 11:40. Phone is only at about 40%


    I've owned my SGS3 for a while. For the first couple of months, its battery life was not bad…but now my phone battery died much faster than before. Each time I went out morning by car/bike and want to use GPS at dusk but the battery was completely dead and the phone was off. Usually my GPS on the most time cuz I need to find routes from street, town, city or landmark to my destination.

    I notice not much apps might take up high usage, so I think it is because of my regularly usage on GPS…Since carrying an extra battery or swapping to a bulky battery is acceptable for me so recently I began using extended battery to increase battery life and now I rely to a MPJ extra battery and a battery pack.

    Wandering if I am the only one pick up extended battery/battery pack due to heavy use of GPS, or not? ;-)
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    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

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    No car charger?

    GPS will certainly drain battery quickly so it's good that the s3 has a removable battery.
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    you definitely need at least one extended battery mate... MPJ is not bad anyway...
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    No..don't have one...and the removable battery actually one of the reasons to buy s3 :happy3:
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    yep...i got two already and it never disappoint me since then.
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