Originally Posted by phil75231
Hello guys. I'm a noob here and just wanted to say that I have had my s3 for about a month, have downloaded Juice Defender Ultimate, Gsam Battery Monitor and have read every message in this thread and followed the suggestions where/when I could and now average a hair under 27 hours of battery life with moderate use. Am I wrong in thinking this is pretty damn good? Should I strive for even more life? It is not really needed as I live in Houston, Texas and am never away from a charging plug for more than a couple of hours at a time anyway.
I can't respond directly since I haven't done any long-term tests. I like to test the phone overnight when it's not being used. I find that with JDU, the battery drain is in the range of 0.3-0.4 %/h. Basically, I run the test by fully charging the phone then unplugging it and turning off screen. In the morning I start it up and check GSam first thing. I suggest trying that and seeing how you compare. The results are considerably better than running the same test with JDU disabled. As near as I can tell, I don't have any misbehaving apps. I'm using BetterBatteryStats, Watchdog, GSam, and BatteryMix. They all provide useful information.
For purposes of comparison, you might want to describe your JDU configuration