Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S2 (previously: Nokia N85)
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More on the S2's battery life
What do other S2 owners think about their phone's battery life? Before buying mine, I had read raving reviews about the battery life of this device, however mine barely gets me through the day, if I use it a bit more intensely. During the course of a typical day, I will have probably used a bit out of most features of the phone (calling/texting, network data, WiFi data, calendar, music, GPS, occasionally the camera), which I would say is not atypical for a smartphone user. With such a usage, if I start the day with a 100% battery, the phone will typically be dead by the start of the evening, which I am not impressed with at all.
I bought my phone slightly used, and it might be that the previous owner used to connect/disconnect the charger quite often, which effectively kills battery life. I am wondering therefore if what I describe above is typical of other S2 phones as well, or whether mine's battery is likely to be a bit on the worn side
Some of the things I do to get more out my battery throughout a day:
- turn WiFi and Bluetooth off when I'm not using them, to keep the phone from constantly trying to find networks or other devices
- put it in Flight mode when I go through areas with no/low mobile reception
- set my screen's time-out to the minimum possible time (15 seconds), and the brightness to Automatic
- (I never turn off the GPS, as there is no hidden activity there: I can see exactly when this is in use, which is when I start up Google Maps or another app that needs localisation)
Any views on whether this is normal or not, as well as more tips to improve battery life for this phone, would be really appreciated!
I also created a poll in case anyone cares to share their experience of how long their S2's battery lasts for.
Device(s): Galaxy S 2 running JellyBam,
Nexus 7, Galaxy S 3 Mini
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by the next day's noon-afternoon the option the fits mine
when i bought it i thought it wouldn't last as much.
i try to turn off bluetooth and wifi when not in use, but also gps - unlike you - just in case.
im usually on pretty low brightness, but the screen time-out is 1min, because i hate it when its less.
i don't widgets that refresh themselves, but only when i click them, and i don't use live wallpapers..
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