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Old January 4th, 2013, 04:04 PM   #501 (permalink)
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No doubt the battery life is awesome. Look at this on my 3rd day. I still trying to figure out why Google MAPS is pulling battery because I haven't used it. :/





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I'm a true believer of DS Battery Saver, which I only use prior to going to bed. Since it forces deep sleep while the phone is on standby, it still allows my phone to wake me up if I get any incoming calls and my daily alarm clock for the work week, while also making sure that the battery doesn't drain unnecessarily from pulling data. Because of that app, I've been able to maintain my daily use, while also getting closer to the 24 hours that I got when first getting the phone!

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I'm a true believer of DS Battery Saver, which I only use prior to going to bed. Since it forces deep sleep while the phone is on standby, it still allows my phone to wake me up if I get any incoming calls and my daily alarm clock for the work week, while also making sure that the battery doesn't drain unnecessarily from pulling data. Because of that app, I've been able to maintain my daily use, while also getting closer to the 24 hours that I got when first getting the phone!

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Now I definitely need to check it out. It's not harmful like juice defender was? JD ruined my Evo battery.
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Now I definitely need to check it out. It's not harmful like juice defender was? JD ruined my Evo battery.
Really? People talk about Juice Defender like it's the best thing since Android was created. I think you're the first person who said JD did something wrong. Ha!
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Really? People talk about Juice Defender like it's the best thing since Android was created. I think you're the first person who said JD did something wrong. Ha!
I swear my battery was not the same after using it. I'm skeptical of using it on the Note 2. But I definitely want to try out the app DrEx uses.
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I also wasn't crazy about JD back when I installed it on my wife's old Fascinate. Unless I didn't configure something correctly, I swear it was draining more juice rather than defending it

Recently, I discovered a very nice free app called Extended Battery Life - LOVE IT!!! I have it configured to bare minimum in advance mode (mostly to control wi-fi/bluetooth and night-time power saving) - and it really helps to keep battery drain down whenever phone screen is off. Give it a shot.
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Now I definitely need to check it out. It's not harmful like juice defender was? JD ruined my Evo battery.
I never had any problems with Juice Defender on my Evo. Stopped using it with my MoPho because of Motorola's battery saving options built in.

That said, I think it works perfectly, but I don't leave it on during the day, just because I only need it to hold better battery life while I'm sleeping (Noticed too much drop off, after going to bed), since the only thing that I need the phone to stay on for is for any emergency phone calls I might receive. All my emails/notifications can wait until the morning. Using the DS Battery Saver, with Blocking Mode and Power Save mode has kept battery drain to between 5-10% vs. the 18-20% I was getting (even with my schedule to not push emails during my normal sleeping hours).
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I'm confident enough in the amount of battery life I'm getting that I'm going to try using my animated gif live wallpaper again.
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I never had any problems with Juice Defender on my Evo. Stopped using it with my MoPho because of Motorola's battery saving options built in.

That said, I think it works perfectly, but I don't leave it on during the day, just because I only need it to hold better battery life while I'm sleeping (Noticed too much drop off, after going to bed), since the only thing that I need the phone to stay on for is for any emergency phone calls I might receive. All my emails/notifications can wait until the morning. Using the DS Battery Saver, with Blocking Mode and Power Save mode has kept battery drain to between 5-10% vs. the 18-20% I was getting (even with my schedule to not push emails during my normal sleeping hours).
Do you mind sharing the settings you use for DS?
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Do you mind sharing the settings you use for DS?
Not at all. I kept it as is when app was loaded, which is on Balance mode. I should try it on Aggressive or Slumberer, to see if it sustains even better battery life while I'm sleeping.
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I just got my new N2 today at 11:30 am, 10 hours ago.. been configuring the ADW EX launcher, texting, installing widgets and apps and taking calls (only about 20 minutes worth altogether), etc and the bat meter is right now at 68%.
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When I go to bed at 10:30pm I have like 38% of battery still left where as when I had HTC Desire HD I would have to charge it when I got home from work at 7pm as it would be red and I had to switch off wifi and data settings to keep some battery too as I had a bit of a drive home
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Only tip is to do a few full charges, discharges... but ONLY so Android will report better battery info.

You won't get any more or any less doing this, just needs a little time to "calibrate" the reporting.
Again something I've never done.
Maybe it's me but I honestly don't get this whole calibrate battery thing.
Maybe that applied to older phones in the past but now. .....I just can't see the point.
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The days of calibrating batteries have come and gone a long time ago. The batteries used on these cell phones now do not need any conditioning or calibration. Just use the phone and enjoy it.
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Using the DS Battery Saver, with Blocking Mode and Power Save mode has kept battery drain to between 5-10% vs. the 18-20% I was getting (even with my schedule to not push emails during my normal sleeping hours).
Thats crazy, my Note 2 stock when I left it untouched at home with power saving enabled and while on wifi lost 8% battery life from full charge over the course of 10hrs. Thats with some emails coming in and texts. Not bad and no, I was not sleeping for 10hrs lol.
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Thats crazy, my Note 2 stock when I left it untouched at home with power saving enabled and while on wifi lost 8% battery life from full charge over the course of 10hrs. Thats with some emails coming in and texts. Not bad and no, I was not sleeping for 10hrs lol.
It's partly because my room is in the part of my house that's furthest away from the wifi router and my area has probably one of the worst cell phone signal strength connection in most of Los Angeles.
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I swear my battery was not the same after using it. I'm skeptical of using it on the Note 2. But I definitely want to try out the app DrEx uses.
I tried JD and since my battery life has been worse. I uninstalled it and still bad life. I was getting much better before it.
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How's DS battery saver working differently than Juice Defender? From the description on it in play store, it seems to work very similarly.
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I'm getting over 27+ hours from regualr/heavy use. (email, web, youtube, fb, games, etc.)
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I'm only getting around 15 hours with heavy use
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The days of calibrating batteries have come and gone a long time ago. The batteries used on these cell phones now do not need any conditioning or calibration. Just use the phone and enjoy it.
You didn't read my post. I did state that battery is battery, but the OS needs a few runs to REPORT/calibrate the proper %. IE if it shows 5% left, you might have 15% of usable battery left.

This is common android knowledge.
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I average about 16 to 18 hours with moderate use, but with very heavy use I can drain the battery in 5 to 6 hours. The longest I've been without swapping batteries was around 1 day and 3 hours +.

Never had a phone that I can do so much, last this long.

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I average about 16 to 18 hours with moderate use, but with very heavy use I can drain the battery in 5 to 6 hours. The longest I've been without swapping batteries was around 1 day and 3 hours +.

Never had a phone that I can do so much, last this long.

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Let me translate that into a galaxy nexus LTE:

I average about 3 to 4 hours with moderate use, but with very heavy use I can drain the battery in under an hour. The longest I've been without swapping batteries was around a day, but the screen was never on.



Now read the quoted post if you haven't!
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Let me translate that into a galaxy nexus LTE:

I average about 3 to 4 hours with moderate use, but with very heavy use I can drain the battery in under an hour. The longest I've been without swapping batteries was around a day, but the screen was never on.



Now read the quoted post if you haven't!
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Stock..run all day for about 15 hours and at the end of the day have over 50% of battery left. Moderate use. Amazing battery when compared to my Razr which was awful. I too use Gsam, nice app
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I charge my phone while I sleep. My day is about 16 to 17 hours before I go to bed again. The phone will have about 70% to 75% battery left. I only have about 1 hour of screen on time (checking email, sms, phone calls), but with about 3 to 4 hours of audiobook playing.
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I had three days once with the extended battery. (Hyperion 6200).

Now I typically recharge every other day. And I have a lot of stuff synced and use it moderately. Actually I like the feel of the phone with the bigger battery. Stock just seems too thin/candybar-ish.
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You didn't read my post. I did state that battery is battery, but the OS needs a few runs to REPORT/calibrate the proper %. IE if it shows 5% left, you might have 15% of usable battery left.

This is common android knowledge.
Common Android knowledge? To whom? The average user has no idea what you're even talking about.
I think it's forgotten that not everyone using an android phone is sitting on an Android forum.
I've never spent one day concerning myself with whether or not the OS needs a few runs to report & calibrate.
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You didn't read my post. I did state that battery is battery, but the OS needs a few runs to REPORT/calibrate the proper %. IE if it shows 5% left, you might have 15% of usable battery left.

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Common Android knowledge? To whom? The average user has no idea what you're even talking about.
I think it's forgotten that not everyone using an android phone is sitting on an Android forum.
I've never spent one day concerning myself with whether or not the OS needs a few runs to report & calibrate.
I think it was true back in the days of gingerbread. I don't think it's still the case today. =)

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I never had to calibrate my battery. Different strikes for different folks. My usage for the afternoon/evening
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Battery life is great for me, lasts longer then the motorola maxx hd and has 4g almost the hole day, signal reception was so bad on maxx that i constantly lost 4g. I make it a whole day and don't charge until bed time.
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There is always going to be a tradeoff between battery size and power consumption. Apparenly the N2 does great compared to previous smart phones but if you simultaneously run bluetooth, gps, and wifi, then play videos and talk on the phone, all at the same time you're going to hammer on the battery. The battery size is probably calculated to give the majority of users adequate power for typical use. For more power carry a spare battery or an external USB battery or get one of the double size internal batterys, or, do all three. The phones will get somewhat more energy efficient, batteries will improve a little, but there's no nanotech super battery in the pipeline. If you want to use all the features hard all day you are going to need ac power or a pocket full of spare batteries. That's going to stay true for years to come.

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meh usages, couple of calls, youtube videos, and just messing around with the phone
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In the past few days, I've noticed something I really love about this battery compared to the past. 15% remaining on the note 2 is not anywhere near what it had meant in my past phones.

For example, I reached 15% 2 hours ago, answered a few emails, looked through some texts and also browsed through the forums. I'm only down to 10 percent in those 2 hours and my spare battery is ready to go.

No way I could do that much activity once my past phones reached 15% in the past. At most, I'd maybe last 1 hour just leaving on standby. As soon as I get back to my office, I'll swap, but I really love the exprience with the Note 2 oem batteries.
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Default Re: How's the battery life?

A few days ago one of my batteries was dropping like a stone. Within 2 hrs I went from 100 to 43%. For some reason S-Suggest (which I don't use) was draining me dry. I don't even know what made it kick into gear.
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A few days ago one of my batteries was dropping like a stone. Within 2 hrs I went from 100 to 43%. For some reason S-Suggest (which I don't use) was draining me dry. I don't even know what made it kick into gear.
Is that a Samsung or Sprint app?
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A few days ago one of my batteries was dropping like a stone. Within 2 hrs I went from 100 to 43%. For some reason S-Suggest (which I don't use) was draining me dry. I don't even know what made it kick into gear.
I disabled S-Suggest (along with a few more) and not noticed its absence. I've got my best apps either from these forums or by searching Google Play on topics of interest.

DrexAppeal, I could not manage a multi-quote reply but here is a link to S-Suggest.

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I disabled S-Suggest (along with a few more) and not noticed its absence. I've got my best apps either from these forums or by searching Google Play on topics of interest.

DrexAppeal, I could not manage a multi-quote reply but here is a link to S-Suggest.

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Thanks for the link, but is it listed as s suggest on the phone? I wavy to be sure it's not enabled because it's definitely not an app that I would use.

-Edit- Nevermind. Found it
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I had three days once with the extended battery. (Hyperion 6200).

Now I typically. Actually I like the feel of the phone with the bigger battery. Stock just seems too thin/candybar-ish.
I've been testing one of the Hyperrion 6200 ma batteries for the past couple days. Today was a day off and I ended up sitting around the house and surfing on the phone all day. I've been using the phone almost continuously on battery with wifi and bluetooth on and the screen set to full bright, no dimming, since 9:00 am. At the moment, after 11 hours, the battery stands at 44% remaining, according to the battery indicator. Last Friday I ran the GPS and a track logger for 14 hours, let it sleep on battery overnight, then for another 8 hours on Saturday before the battery went to 1% after about 40 continuous hours.

After this charge finally runs down, probably sometime tomorrow, I'll see how many days the battery goes for my normal work day uses, which includes only a few hours of surfing a day. I'm guessing 3 days is likely and 4 or more is possible.

I got the Hyperion battery for travel and all day outdoor activities. In normal city life the phone is charging in the house, in the car, and at work and rarely drops below 95%. The thinner, lighter standard battery is more than adequate for that.
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Could some of the USA owners please say what they had for phone and battery life before and battery life of note 2.

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I used to have the EVO and then a Galaxy S2. Both had horrible battery life. I even bought extra batteries to carry around with me since the battery would go from 100% to dead in 4 hours. I now have a Note 2 and am thoroughly surprised at how amazing the battery life is. Today, for example I took it off the charger at 10:30am and had 100% life, 5 hours later, I'm at 86% with moderate use. Not bad at all.
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I've recently had my note 2 fixed/replaced under warranty. I was on the original pre order list and by 5pm was down to 40%. The replacement phone is now at 70%+ at the same time.
Battery usage is much better than before. Same apps.
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Stock battery has been averaging around 17-18 hours, which is more then enough for me. With my Hyperion 6200 I get 2 days with around 9-10 hours of screen time. I purchased the extended battery for long trips and vacations but found myself using it all of the time.
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Hi everyone, today had a funny wired thing, was trying to send text but it was not going due to network issues I guess, anyways I just restarted the phone without removing the battery, trying to sort out the issue of the text and it has been sorted out well, but after the restart I noticed that the battery discharging start counting from the min of the restart and removed all the time before the restart.
Is that normal or there is something wrong?
I think I used to do restart but the discharging counter used to keep the actual time
Any idea what is that?
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Guys any idea...


EDIT:
Just connected the phone right now to Pc and was doing backup and disconnected and just for curiosity restarted the phone and surprisingly now that issue has gone and the discharging just continuing showing the previous time, though in the morning I did it 3 or 4 times and every time I restart it reset the discharging counter...
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Hi everyone, today had a funny wired thing, was trying to send text but it was not going due to network issues I guess, anyways I just restarted the phone without removing the battery, trying to sort out the issue of the text and it has been sorted out well, but after the restart I noticed that the battery discharging start counting from the min of the restart and removed all the time before the restart.
Is that normal or there is something wrong?
I think I used to do restart but the discharging counter used to keep the actual time
Any idea what is that?
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I think that is normal. Mine does the same thing when I restart the phone or change batteries.
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I think that is normal. Mine does the same thing when I restart the phone or change batteries.
Actually its not normal and as long as you did not connect the phone to the charger or replaced the battery is should keep on counting and it used to count all the time even if I switched off the mobile at night and switched it on in the morning and as long as you did not removed the battery or connected to a charger it should always keep on counting, and It has been sorted out just a min ago and I don't know how it started or how it gone
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Actually its not normal and as long as you did not connect the phone to the charger or replaced the battery is should keep on counting and it used to count all the time even if I switched off the mobile at night and switched it on in the morning and as long as you did not removed the battery or connected to a charger it should always keep on counting, and It has been sorted out just a min ago and I don't know how it started or how it gone

Yeah, I guess mine does it because I have 2 extra batteries.
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Battery life has taken a dive, after I fixed the issue I was having with my work email exchange active sync. On one of my batteries, I only got 11 hours today. So strange. I checked GSam and any odd activity, I've been able to manage, but I'll continue to monitor changes and report back if it returns to normal.
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Well I bought the phone in mid october last year and charged it fully. Its reading 25 % now ! - seriously !...thats like 10 percent or a little more a month !

Ok ok lol...it lasts me 2 full days with moderate use.
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