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Old November 14th, 2012, 12:12 PM   #101 (permalink)
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What the.......mine doesn't last that long...It barely lasts a day for me.
Battery life is very subjective. It will depend on how you use your phone. Everyone's definition of heavy use is different, just as everyone's definition of medium and light use is different.

Personally if I can make it through a full day of normal use with LTE on and full screen brightness I will be a happy camper.

Most times I am on wifi at home so that's when 4G will be turned off.
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Old November 14th, 2012, 09:01 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Shortest I've gotten: 10 hours, 17min 6s...but I'm still at 29%...and the drain is so slow that this would probably last me another couple hours anyway.

Crazy thing is, I had extremely heavy use for the first couple hours of the day. Navigation for 30-40 minutes, along with music playing. The music playing for another 20 minutes. On top of that, browsing/searching on google maps in a low coverage area.

Then, I had a bunch of emails pushing to my phone, once I got to work. But when it comes down to it, this phone is truly amazing.
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Shortest I've gotten: 10 hours, 17min 6s...but I'm still at 29%...and the drain is so slow that this would probably last me another couple hours anyway.

Crazy thing is, I had extremely heavy use for the first couple hours of the day. Navigation for 30-40 minutes, along with music playing. The music playing for another 20 minutes. On top of that, browsing/searching on google maps in a low coverage area.

Then, I had a bunch of emails pushing to my phone, once I got to work. But when it comes down to it, this phone is truly amazing.
I also should've mentioned, this was also while using my Live Video Wallpaper app, which is a crazy battery hog, but obviously the Note 2 can withstand even that to give a full day of usage. I also have been keeping GPS on all the time (in the past, that was completely taboo to do, if you were looking to save battery life.
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One thing I discovered is over the years of doing everything to get the max battery life, my main constant was to always turn the brightness down. Even now, I'm so comfortable with the brightness being low that when I increase it, it kills my eyes.

I cant say enough great things about my battery life. Started off at 100% battery.

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ScandaLex, I see that the screen is the main power user. What is your screen on-time?
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I'm at 7 hours with closer to my "normal" use (including constant push emails from work) and still at 62% battery life. Half of that time, I was still running the video live wallpaper, so I switched it to see how the drain would be. I'm gonna leave my phone sitting in standby for 3 hours and see how much it drains within that time.
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Just had my first Manhattan commute with the Note. Made it all the way back home with 20% to spare. Blows away any phone I've ever owned.
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Battery life blows away the Iphone 4s!
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I am super impressed with my battery life. Disclaimer today is the first full day Ive owned the phone. It lasted me a 9 hours shift and I am at 47%. I would be under 10% on my previous phone, an OC/UV HTC Inspire with an AOSPx ICS ROM.
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Guys, when you post number of hours and battery % remaining, please add the number of hours your screen was on, and your screen brightness setting. Thanks!
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this phone will finally let me have a live wallpaper without being dead by the end of the day
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My brightest is as low as it can go before it goes dark.



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this phone will finally let me have a live wallpaper without being dead by the end of the day
Been running live wallpaper for a while. No impact on battery at all.

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My brightest is as low as it can go before it goes dark.



Been running live wallpaper for a while. No impact on battery life.
good, good. it just annoys me sometimes when i show my sister some cool stuff on my android tablet, and she goes like, "well, that'll drain your battery life." i mean, what's the use if you don't maximize and enjoy your devices?
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Guys, when you post number of hours and battery % remaining, please add the number of hours your screen was on, and your screen brightness setting. Thanks!
With Screen on Auto brightness:

11h 1m 53s on battery
these are the ones that take up the majority percentages:
Screen 38% - Time On 2h 18m 28s
Android OS 19% CPU total 38m 19s / Stay awake 1h 47m 52s
Android System 8% CPU total 14m 19s / CPU foreground 32 sec / Stay awake 12m 45s
Nova Launcher 5% CPU total 9m15s / CPU foreground 7m 19s / Stay awake 0 seconds

I'm still at 41%. This is amazing. I'll be using Poweramp the entire way home, no charger connected (and the screen stays on for that app, while the player is on), so this is more than enough juice left!

I almost have my NOVA setup complete and should be done customizing by tonight, while I'm doing some work. I really do love this phone.
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FYI - Just looked at my International Note 2, which I've kept between Wi-fi and Airplane mode the majority of the day (since it's not connected). It's still at 80%. I really haven't used it all that much today, since I have my PC at work, but it's lasted almost 9 hours now w/ the most usage on my morning commute into work (using PowerAmp w/o charger). The International phone is going to make a perfect dedicated media player!...And even better, when I travel outside the country, I just pop in a SIM card and have my own phone to use. Love that.
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Decided to see what I end up with when my battery gets in the red.


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Assuming you're running rooted deodexed LJC, this will work - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=34102768

I just applied it and it works fine

Edit: I thought you had a Sprint GN2 or at least I think I remember you saying you'd get a Sprint and international version. Anyway, not sure if this will work with the 7100/7105.
I have both already : )

And thanks for this info. I actually got word from my IT guy that Rooting will be perfectly fine on my Sprint phone, so I'll definitely be rooting both once I have some time to sit down and make sure I'm backing EVERYTHING up correctly (and know how to restore without a hitch, in the event I need to...yeah, I'm very anal about stuff like that and hate not knowing what to do when something goes wrong).

Nontheless, for now, I'm thinking of installing Handcent to see if that can block the screen on for every text. I bet, if I block that, my battery life would get even better!
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Old November 16th, 2012, 11:17 PM   #118 (permalink)
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Decided to see what I end up with when my battery gets in the red.


I feel like I'm not getting as good battery life as everyone else. Take a look and let me know your thoughts...


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Yessss!!! Found a solution for my "issue," that I'm hoping will help the battery life too. This should cut down on the screen time on, and I'm probably going to change that back to 2:00 like I normally do (since I always make it a habit to put my phone on standby before pocketing). For those of you that weren't familiar with the one major pet peeve I had about this phone, it was when it would bring my phone out of standby for every text message that I received! Oddly enough, the sms popup app was designed, for other phones that didn't have the capability to wake the phone up, to actually turn on!

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1747794
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Had my note 2 for three days now. First day 27 hours on battery. Right now at 31 hours and 38% left. Pretty moderate usage today while at work and on LTE all day. :-) very happy. Now if my note tab would do the same. Id be in heaven. My note 1 wouldn't make it 10 hours without a charge or battery swap.
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Anybody have the link to that app that shows exactly which apps are draining the most juice on the battery? The stock battery settings aren't doing it for me and there has to be something that was draining battery on my phone over night. Dropped 20% in standby, on power save mode, w/ blocking mode on.

Thanks in advance. I have a feeling it might be Widgetlocker (which I'm hoping it's not).
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Anybody have the link to that app that shows exactly which apps are draining the most juice on the battery? The stock battery settings aren't doing it for me and there has to be something that was draining battery on my phone over night. Dropped 20% in standby, on power save mode, w/ blocking mode on.

Thanks in advance. I have a feeling it might be Widgetlocker (which I'm hoping it's not).
GSam Battery Monitor
CPU Spy

These are the 2 most suggested throughout various forums.
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I like GSAM monitor too, almost as good as paid Better Battery Stats.

I recently found Battery HD app useful too. Unlike GSAM it doesn't analyze the battery usage history in detail. But it does simple battery monitoring and lets you know how long you can use each app (music, video, phone call, GPS nav, browsing, camera, etc).
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my battery last me the whole 16 hrs so its really great!!
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All of these numbers mean so little to me...I have to see LTE rates lol
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It would be nice for people to point out their tips for getting maximum battery life. For instance there is a battery saving option in the menu, do people generally have this on?

I have put mine on to see but heptic feedback is still active even though it is suppose to turn it off.

Any other tips, clearing RAM etc turning off auto updates? I understand there might be a way of making sure the Note does not update apps over 3G for example, how is this done?

Are we all convinced the battery can simply be "topped up" when needed and it will not have a negative effect on its life?

What is the cost of an official replacement battery?
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It would be nice for people to point out their tips for getting maximum battery life. For instance there is a battery saving option in the menu, do people generally have this on?

I have put mine on to see but heptic feedback is still active even though it is suppose to turn it off.

Any other tips, clearing RAM etc turning off auto updates? I understand there might be a way of making sure the Note does not update apps over 3G for example, how is this done?

Are we all convinced the battery can simply be "topped up" when needed and it will not have a negative effect on its life?

What is the cost of an official replacement battery?
You can turn off auto updates in the Play Store app or any other app programs you use (e.g. Appbrain, Amazon, Getjar, etc...). You can also make sure that the apps only update over wi-fi. Quite honestly though, this is really insignificant as far as battery consumption is concerned, but probably helps a little. I usually set my apps for manual update because it's part of my habit every morning to check for updates, prior to starting the day.

Official battery on Samsung's website is $49.99 (US). Strangely enough, the battery charger kit w/ extra battery costs the same price. Go figure, as it's obviously a better value to get the whole kit.
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[QUOTE=drexappeal;5224997]You can turn off auto updates in the Play Store app or any other app programs you use (e.g. Appbrain, Amazon, Getjar, etc...). You can also make sure that the apps only update over wi-fi. Quite honestly though, this is really insignificant as far as battery consumption is concerned, but probably helps a little. I usually set my apps for manual update because it's part of my habit every morning to check for updates, prior to starting the day.

Official battery on Samsung's website is $49.99 (US). Strangely enough, the battery charger kit w/ extra battery costs the same price. Go figure, as it's obviously a better value to get
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In my experience, 99% of 'poor battery' issues on Android devices are problems caused by installed apps.

Some just don't run to well e.g. I live in the UK and use the 'Arriva Bus' App to get bus tickets on my phone, however I've noticed higher than average battery use, plus the phone getting incredibly hot whilst charging, if I do not Force Close the app in settings after use.

The worst apps for affecting battery life are those that stop the device entering it's 'Deep Sleep' mode whilst idle. For anyone suffering from battery issues with this phone (You shouldn't be, it will last forever when working properly!) try the following;



Firstly, download a free app from the Play Store called CPU Spy.

Install it and then put your phone into standby for about 10 minutes.

Take your phone out of standby, open CPU Spy, scroll to the bottom... you're looking for the amount of time that your phone has been in "Deep Sleep". Since your phone has been 'off' for the last 10 minutes, for at least 7 minutes it should have been Deep Sleeping.

If at this point your Deep Sleep value is significantly lower than this, or worse, is listed in the 'Unused States' Section, you have an app that'ws preventing your phone from deep sleeping.




Whenever I have had battery issues with android in the past, the above steps have helped me to identify the problem. Finding the app responsible can, unfortunately, be much harder. Systematically force stopping running apps in groups of 5-10, the checking with CPU Spy worked for me, though if you have a lot of apps this can be a real pain.

Now, I keep CPU Spy on my phone and always check it after installing new apps.
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i always keep an eye on my application moniter, gps turned off, multi tak window on, auto dimmer off, battery saving off, sync on and screen rotation on. other than that. the phones stays charged for a day and a half for me. and thats good for me concidering i had an old epic 4g that died at the end of my 8 hr day. so huge diffrence for me.
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Screen brightness at it's very minimum. I have my slider set to where it can't go down any lower.

Automatic syncing I do not do. I don't need to see email the sec it's sent.

Automatic play store updates also turned off. Sometimes current version works better than the update so I check comments/reviews first. Also app usage is minimal. I don't need every app someone recommends.

Power saving, while needed with previous phones, is not necessary for me now. WiFi/BT stays on 24/7.
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Hello, just wanted to post my contribution to this thread. Below are the details.
-TMobile version of Note 2
-Brightness setting turned almost all the way down but I have bumped it up since this screen shot
-GPS, WIFI, Bluetooth turned off except when I need to use them
-Sync is always turned on. Mail is set to retrieve every hour.
-Ebay notifications enabled
-Play store auto downloads disabled
-Power saver mode enabled with only CPU and Haptic feedback boxes checked off

Finally, this was with moderate use including a couple minutes of youtube footage. This is from the time I took the phone off the charger then finally got back home and plugged it in.

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Just so everyone can see it is possible.
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Old November 21st, 2012, 10:16 PM   #137 (permalink)
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Just so everyone can see it is possible.
Can you provide more specific details? Like overall usage, brightness level, data retrieval. Thanks, thats some awesome life. I only got 13hrs yestersay but that was really using my phone.

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I have noticed great battery life while using WiFi. Normal day up at 5am. wifi in the house for and hour while getting ready. Check a few things, leave house with 97%. Go to work. Phone gets zero service in my building. There for maybe an hour. 70% battery when I leave . get out on my route and by mid day down in the 60's percent wise. Half hour lunch, with sn2 on the entire time. Reading, gaming, fb'ing, you name it. 50% battery left. Where I get killed on battery is during my afternoon pickups. In and out of buildings for 3 hours. No use of the sn2. Im in the teens by 430pm. Ive noticed that the sn2 doesnt receive a cell signal way more than my old evo. My wife has the s3 and she's having same problem. She also had a evo that worked all day in her building. I wonder if its a samsung thing? Sprint thing? southern California? Global warming? Hahahahha
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I have noticed great battery life while using WiFi. Normal day up at 5am. wifi in the house for and hour while getting ready. Check a few things, leave house with 97%. Go to work. Phone gets zero service in my building. There for maybe an hour. 70% battery when I leave . get out on my route and by mid day down in the 60's percent wise. Half hour lunch, with sn2 on the entire time. Reading, gaming, fb'ing, you name it. 50% battery left. Where I get killed on battery is during my afternoon pickups. In and out of buildings for 3 hours. No use of the sn2. Im in the teens by 430pm. Ive noticed that the sn2 doesnt receive a cell signal way more than my old evo. My wife has the s3 and she's having same problem. She also had a evo that worked all day in her building. I wonder if its a samsung thing? Sprint thing? southern California? Global warming? Hahahahha
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I have and 3 others the siii (I'm awaiting the note 2 for verizon) and all 4 phones have poor reception in weak areas, being the size of the phone I don't understand why samsung would have not used a large antena inside to compensate and I thought the note 2 would get better but your findings will be the most likely for me also and that samsung reception just sucks in weak areas!!

I have been battling radios on my siii to find one that works best for me, I think I have one at the moment but it still sucks that these phone don't get better reception in weak areas!

On another note tho, my friends with iPhones don't get that much better either, nor did my 4 or 4s, but I did have less (lots less) dropped calls on the 4 and 4s than I do on my siii.

I hope my battery life is better than yours (when I get my note 2), but I think it will be about the same as I also work in areas with no signal and very poor reception.

I do get a lot more voice mails now with the siii but I actually think it is a help, instead of stopping what i'm doing to answer I now get to finish what or get to a breaking point to call them back. But on this note I do get better data than I get voice reception on my verizon siii, weird but true.

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Can you provide more specific details? Like overall usage, brightness level, data retrieval. Thanks, thats some awesome life. I only got 13hrs yestersay but that was really using my phone.

Can't wait to order one of those monster capacity batteries off ebay mainly for kicks.
Brightness is set on auto brightness but stays brighter than dim all day. I text a ton and receive MMS all through out the day. I am on LTE for most of the day with my over night being on wifi. A few apps running daily. Email checks every 30 minutes. all sounds on. screen is set to lock after 10 minutes. What else do you want to know?
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Happy so far. Brightness at 100% but almost always on wifi. Low screen time though. So far this battery blows my og note, Iphone 4+4s and S3 out of the water.
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Every uploaded picture of battery usage I've noticed that the phone never stays asleep! Is anyone besides me curious why? The first Note 2 I had didn't do this, and slept the second I turned the screen off. If I turned it on ten seconds later, it would reconnect to Wi-Fi and start to wake up. The last two I've had never even disconnect from the Wi-Fi, let alone enter deep sleep. The phone should not be waking up ever ten minutes for any reason and should be asked until you turn it back on...
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Additionally, due to larger battery, you should be able to, with screen off, outlay an international S3 by 50% more time, since if off they should both use about the same battery life. Also Samsung claims 890 standby hours, I would agree with my original I could have gone a week without charging, but now even without using it I can't go more than 2 days... That's crazy... even my S2 did better than that...
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Ever since downloading the app that keeps the screen off for each text message received, I have noticed that the screen usage has gone down significantly. I can't say that it has significantly improved battery life (battery life has just been beyond amazing for my needs), but it does seem slightly better overall.
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I recently found Battery HD app useful too. Unlike GSAM it doesn't analyze the battery usage history in detail. But it does simple battery monitoring and lets you know how long you can use each app (music, video, phone call, GPS nav, browsing, camera, etc).
So, after a week of having GSam Battery Monitor on my phone, I recently started to look more closely at my battery usage. Something seemingly was draining the battery faster than I was used to (timeframe of usage was still extremely good, but no longer great). So, I open up GSam Battery Monitor to see what was using up most of the battery resources. 73% of it was from apps, so when I go to look at which apps were using up battery the most...GSam Battery Monitor was close to the top of the list! I only had 2 listings in double digits percentage-wise. The only other listing, aside from GSam Battery Monitor, was Android System (which I can deal with because I'm just assuming that's the OS).

That said, GSam Battery Monitor was a great experiment and I liked what it offered as compared to the stock battery stats, but I'd prefer a battery monitor that isn't as much a resource hog...LOL. It monitored the battery usage great, but does no good if it's also taking up a good percentage of my battery life...hahaha. Gonna do some digging and see what I can find.
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Ever since downloading the app that keeps the screen off for each text message received, I have noticed that the screen usage has gone down significantly. I can't say that it has significantly improved battery life (battery life has just been beyond amazing for my needs), but it does seem slightly better overall.
What app keeps the texts from waking the screen?
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So, after a week of having GSam Battery Monitor on my phone, I recently started to look more closely at my battery usage. Something seemingly was draining the battery faster than I was used to (timeframe of usage was still extremely good, but no longer great). So, I open up GSam Battery Monitor to see what was using up most of the battery resources. 73% of it was from apps, so when I go to look at which apps were using up battery the most...GSam Battery Monitor was close to the top of the list! I only had 2 listings in double digits percentage-wise. The only other listing, aside from GSam Battery Monitor, was Android System (which I can deal with because I'm just assuming that's the OS).

That said, GSam Battery Monitor was a great experiment and I liked what it offered as compared to the stock battery stats, but I'd prefer a battery monitor that isn't as much a resource hog...LOL. It monitored the battery usage great, but does no good if it's also taking up a good percentage of my battery life...hahaha. Gonna do some digging and see what I can find.
batterystats plus is worth a try
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Do u know what the differences are between that and betterbatterystats? betterbatterystats was developed by an xda guy and I'm reading through that thread now

-EDIT- Not very many reviews on better battery plus, but I'm giving it a try to see how it does. Apparently, it'll take a couple days to compile information. If you get the paid version, it notifies you of apps that are draining the battery. I'm trying the free version first and I'll keep you all posted once I have more info.
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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.everythingandroid.smspopup&feature= search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsIm5ldC5ldmVyeXRoa W5nYW5kcm9pZC5zbXNwb3B1cCJd

After you download the app, just go into settings and there's a toggle to not have the screen wake up.
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