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Old November 28th, 2012, 04:51 PM   #151 (permalink)
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How about 6400mah? My Note will be here tomorrow night!

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How about 6400mah? My Note will be here tomorrow night!

http://www.androidauthority.com/galaxy-note-2-mugen-power-6400-mah-battery-134945/
I can't even imagine how uncomfortable it'd be to have this phone with the added bulk of a 6400mah battery. I'd much rather just stick with the extra batteries I have.
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I agree. I think the article says it ships with a new back cover also. That was the first red flag. Wrap a car battery in plastic and clip it to your note!
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Ok, even though battery life is better than my photon by far, I still have to figure out what is draining the battery more than when I first got the phone. I was getting close to 24 hours before, but after setting everything up and using more normally, battery life hasn't been quite as good as before. This battery stats plus app seems to be compiling info as needed, but we'll see tomorrow. After almost 11 hours, I'm down to 26%, which is ok, since that will likely last me another 2 hours for sure, but I'd like to get back close to the 24 hours I was experiencing before.
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.....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.
Sorry about that. I got the recommendation from XDA and every thread that starts with battery draining.
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I agree. I think the article says it ships with a new back cover also. That was the first red flag. Wrap a car battery in plastic and clip it to your note!
I just fell out my chair. LOL!!! LOL!!! LOL!!!
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I agree. I think the article says it ships with a new back cover also. That was the first red flag. Wrap a car battery in plastic and clip it to your note!
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I just fell out my chair. LOL!!! LOL!!! LOL!!!
Hahaha...me too. I actually kept thinking, "Well, I guess for those that want some nostalgia going back to the mid 90's with this , then I guess it'd be understandable."
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Sorry about that. I got the recommendation from XDA and every thread that starts with battery draining.
No worries!...LOL. It was worth a shot and it was the thought and effort that counts in my book.

I'm continuing to learn just as much as all of us, so the more info trial/error we post up, the better. Just makes us all better informed.
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...... After almost 11 hours, I'm down to 26%, which is ok, since that will likely last me another 2 hours for sure, but I'd like to get back close to the 24 hours I was experiencing before.
I must say I'm jealous of 11hrs!! Having been an iPhone guy from day 1, my 4s is terrible to say the least. If I get more than 6hrs of usage I'm happy. I have chargers plugged into every socket and computer in the house and cars!

Can't wait for tomorrow to get here. So looking forward to fresh thinking.
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I must say I'm jealous of 11hrs!! Having been an iPhone guy from day 1, my 4s is terrible to say the least. If I get more than 6hrs of usage I'm happy. I have chargers plugged into every socket and computer in the house and cars!

Can't wait for tomorrow to get here. So looking forward to fresh thinking.
And this is just today. My other battery seems to last longer and the on screen time is longer too; over 8 hrs with screen on.

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Can't wait till we see some lte results
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I'm stoked with those battery results
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Hmmm...I cant wait to see LTE....period.
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So do you have one on sprint or at$t or did you just rush updating your profile ? :P
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Tried out LTE in different areas tonight and here's what I got.
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Hmmm...I cant wait to see LTE....period.
Congrats on the title change! Good choice by the Mods and Admins.

Back on topic...battery life seems better without GSam. I'm at 9 hours+ since before I went to sleep. Phone is still at 75%, but haven't done much today...yet.
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Congrats on the title change! Good choice by the Mods and Admins.

Back on topic...battery life seems better without GSam. I'm at 9 hours+ since before I went to sleep. Phone is still at 75%, but haven't done much today...yet.
I had similar experience with GSAM. It's good for micro-monitoring the battery usage of every app. But sometimes I felt like that app itself is adding to more battery drain too. So I removed it and just rely on stock android battery monitor, which is good enough for me.
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I had similar experience with GSAM. It's good for micro-monitoring the battery usage of every app. But sometimes I felt like that app itself is adding to more battery drain too. So I removed it and just rely on stock android battery monitor, which is good enough for me.
Only complaint about the stock battery monitor is it doesn't detail which apps are using the most juice (at least, not down to the bare bones). For the most part, I can assume that majority of my battery is drained due to background processes and syncing (some of them, I just need to have on majority of the business day, especially for work).
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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'm starting to realize that I may never fully test how long my battery will last since I am so used to plugging my phones into an outlet throughout the day. Driving to/from home/work, I plug it in, when i get to work I plug it in, at home I plug it in, lol Its only when I'm out on the weekends do I not have it on a charger, and I have yet to do that since coming back and getting the phone.

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Congrats on the title change! Good choice by the Mods and Admins..
Yes, good choice and well deserve.

So give her the respect people, or end up dealing with me. MWUAHAHAHA


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I'm starting to realize that I may never fully test how long my battery will last since I am so used to plugging my phones into an outlet throughout the day. Driving to/from home/work, I plug it in, when i get to work I plug it in, at home I plug it in, lol Its only when I'm out on the weekends do I not have it on a charger, and I have yet to do that since coming back and getting the phone.
Seriously! It's really such an odd feeling having only plugged my Note 2's in a couple times since I first got them! Even with the Photon, which I had 2 extra batteries on, I'd go through 2 of them within an extremely heavy usage day and then at least have to plug in by nightime (this is on lazy days, when didn't want to get up to grab my laptop or go to the pc).

TS...I see now, why you got addicted to the Note. I'm still overwhelmed and haven't learned everything yet. Even NFC...I can't figure that ish out. Tried to transfer a folder between my phone and my cousins' Photon Q's...kept on opening the Play store (and same for vice versa transfer).
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I told you will will love this beast. oh and Welcome to the madness I call my world. lol

Extra photon batteries laying around looking like a flatten domino play set.
More wall chargers that I can imagine. The list goes on and on. lol
The phone might be expensive but in the long run, I save on buying extra batteries and wall chargers. lol

I honestly feel that this may very well be the one true phone that will keep me from doing a yearly upgrade and stay for a full 2 year contract. I really can't see how Samsung will top this (enough) for me to upgrade to version III. IV yes, but III I don't think so. This phone is just too crazy good.

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I told you will will love this beast. oh and Welcome to the madness I call my world. lol

Extra photon batteries laying around looking like a flatten domino play set.
More wall chargers that I can imagine. The list goes on and on. lol
The phone might be expensive but in the long run, I save on buying extra batteries and wall chargers. lol

I honestly feel that this may very well be the one true phone that will keep me from doing a yearly upgrade and stay for a full 2 year contract. I really can't see how Samsung will top this (enough) for me to upgrade to version III. IV yes, but III I don't think so. This phone is just too crazy good.

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I have to admit, I was really skeptical, but so happy that everything you mentioned to me, wouldn't be an issue for me once I got it.

What I didn't anticipate was having another learning curve. I haven't been overwhelmed with a learning curve like this since my mogul days!
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I keep telling everyone I'm still in the honeymoon stage and add much as I LOVE this phone, I see that stage lasting at least 2 yrs (or very close).

As far as all the chargers....old habits do die hard but dying they are!
The main reason I wanted a spare battery is because as phones get bigger, the micro charging port doesn't and the charging port coming loose on the Evo it's not something I want to go thru on this phone.

I feel when the Note is on charge and you're still trying to play with it, that's a lot of weight on the charging port. And if the phone is close to you, (like those that use it 1/2 resting on their stomach, that port is getting the brunt of whatever you're doing.

I switch out batteries one every 16-18 hrs. The only time it's actually on a charger is in my car.
Most people don't think of this kind of stuff; I do which is why I'm so awesome!
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Maybe you forgot to plug the adapter
One thing that you should keep in mind is that the usb plug is somehow so loose and easily fell off
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Does anyone else have problems with charging there SN II because I put my on charge at 10pm and by 7am its not fully charge.... is there something I am not doing?
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Does anyone else have problems with charging there SN II because I put my on charge at 10pm and by 7am its not fully charge.... is there something I am not doing?
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Hey is it just new? it happend with me for the 1st 3 charges when the battery is new it takes all that time to get fully charged.
So i gues its normal if this is your 1st or 2nd charge
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Wouldn't you be worried of wearing down the battery door?

I think as long as you insert the cable straightly, gently and don't et it bend up or down whole charging you'd be ok.

I'm unplugging for my fist full lte day at 745am well see how this puppy does.
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I highly recommend that everyone download NQ Android booster and use it from time to time. Its free on play store and is quick and easy to open.

It has an app closing feature that saves CPU and battery. It also has a slick battery history monitor. Its easy to use because you just tap it to open and tap it again and it will close unneccesary apps that arent closed.
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I plan on stressing the battery today. Sitting at my desk I stream pandora all day and I have the phone plugged in while I do it. Tonight though I am going to a hockey game and out for dinner with friends. My Nexus could barely make it through a long evening without a charge. I am expecting big things when it comes to my Note 2.
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I got 6 hours of screen time on my vzw n2 on the first day.
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I highly recommend that everyone download NQ Android booster and use it from time to time. Its free on play store and is quick and easy to open.

It has an app closing feature that saves CPU and battery. It also has a slick battery history monitor. Its easy to use because you just tap it to open and tap it again and it will close unneccesary apps that arent closed.
Be careful with this. Android is really good about closing apps and keeping memory in check. Free memory isn't always GOOD memory, you want the memory to be used...and it will get freed up as needed.

Unless an app is mad misbehaving and that CPUSpy will keep tabs on runaway apps, then you can manually kill with task manager.

Unnecessarily killing apps just has them auto-restart (unless you're rooted and prevent this) and can end up draining more battery.
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I got 6 hours of screen time on my vzw n2 on the first day.
I got mine at about 5pm yesterday. It was pre-charged at around %50. At 2am it was at 11% with heavy use.

Today is a normal use day, not stressing it yet, but I got a full charge.
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I set mine to power saving mode before I drifted off. It seemed to really help. I had a great charge in the morning. I didn't see a difference with the phone being in powersave mode, except that the screen was darker.
Maybe try that?
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I set mine to power saving mode before I drifted off. It seemed to really help. I had a great charge in the morning. I didn't see a difference with the phone being in powersave mode, except that the screen was darker.
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I used power saver mode the first day. After that I turned it off. Found no need for it. Basically it just puts everything into a paused state until you wake the phone up.
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I am also moving away from the "bump charge when I can" mentality that was a necessity with the E4GT. Now I can charge it overnight, which gives me plenty of juice to make it through the day with battery to spare, then charge it once at my desk before I leave work, which gives me enough juice to make it through the night until I go to bed. Before I even got my E4GT, I bought 2 backup batteries on ebay. I haven't gotten around to buying even one backup battery for the Note 2. It's not a pressing need.

Oh yeah, it's been over a month now, and I still haven't heard the low battery warning.
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Unplugged 7:45am. Moderate use, 11:45am 89%.

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Yesterday I got 14hrs on my first charge. 90% of the time I was on Lte and I was hammering it... brightness about 85% with a little over an hour of using navigation while streaming from Google Music, which is battery murder on any other phone I've had. Screen on time was just a hair over 6hr 15min before it died, and that was starting with 97% charge. So far besides the few features missing on the vzw version I couldn't be happier.
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The s-Pen one is helpful, if the pen is plugged in, it doesn't need to be active. Automatic brightness finally seems to work well on this device and never approaches BLINDING levels.
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Yes it is new as I got it wednesday
I only charge from the wall
Mine isnt loose either

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are you using the charger that came with the phone? my charger that comes with the phone is more secure in place than other micro-usb cables that i've used.
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are you using the charger that came with the phone? my charger that comes with the phone is more secure in place than other micro-usb cables that i've used.

I used the original charger which came with the phone, and still it took more than 14 hours for fully charge, but that occurs only for the first 3 or 4 times later it has become faster
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Does anyone else have problems with charging there SN II because I put my on charge at 10pm and by 7am its not fully charge.... is there something I am not doing?
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Try running the battery down completely (until the phne switches itself off), then charge again. If you still have the same problem then you may have a faulty battery.

Shouldn't take more than 3 hours to fully charge from the wall.
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Lilac, I've taken the liberty to move your thread to the ongoing battery thread.

Carry on.....
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Your issue may be from using a previous device's charging plug. With a device that has such a large battery you must use the included OEM charger. In this case the charging plug is a 2 amp charger anything less will take an extended period of time to charge.
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Guys it also happend to me but after the 3rd time of charging it was ok and it was so fast, and the battery life so far is so good
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Ok, having weird issues emailing myself the screenshot, but my jaw dropped when I checked the battery stats - nearly 10 hours since I've been unplugged and have 78% battery left... this was with LTE on the whole time, no wifi.

My Droid RAZR would've been recharged 2x at this point in my office...
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10 hours off charger 69%



It's actually 10 hours off not 8
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