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Old June 30th, 2012, 09:21 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Just thought I'd share what the S3 can do with light usage. My last couple days were mostly texting sms & mms, little wifi and several app updates. I think there was a phone call or two as well. Anyways, didn't use it much and I am pretty damn happy with the standby time. I'm positive I could have hit 3 days but I want to get a full charge now that Saturdays here. Oh, and I was also sporting a live wallpaper as well. Just showing what light usage can yield, not throwing it in anyone's face.

thats insane , with my droid x even with custom rom and light usage i could at most manage 1 day an a half the most i gotten was like 38 hours

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One hour 53 minutes screen time...
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I am very happy with the battery life

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Today I went to work and it is sort of holiday. That means that not many children went to the private school where I work so with the few kids there I picked some kids that were not know "butterfingers" :-P and let them in on the experiment... to play alot of games on my device till the battery was short of drained.

Well here goes:
all in all it lasted 8 hours and 33 minutes with what I would call VERY heavy use and about 4 hours of screen time...

Breakdown:
I started out surfing the net and checking my calendar and mail while eating and drinking my coffee for about 25 mins.

I then listened to an Audible audio book on my bikeride to my workplace ca. 20 mins.

I sent and received a couple of texts from and to my wife who had lost her keys to our house, and the mailbox (when will my new cover and screenprotection arrive!?) and the baby carriage.

I then called her as explaining "very complicated" places to look fo a key was just easier over the phone... this lasted about 10 mins.

Then the fun started... with a couple of breakes in between for dinner, some woodshop,
and the ocational showing of the phone to a couple of parents: camera, floating video netbrowser and calendar :-P

I also received and sent a couple of texts, checked net and mail and made two 5 mins. calls (ca.)

(all times are ca. like give or take a couple of minutes while changing hands etc.)

first off they played "Cut the rope" for about 25 minutes, then some "Tetris" for 10 mins. Then they started "Call of Cthulhu: Wasted Land" couldn't figure out what it was about and quit that again after a few minutes.

They then downloaded and played "Shark or die" for about 15 mins. until I came back and discovered a floating head and an eyeball... No more downloads unless I agree.

After that little mishap they played "Cut the rope: experiments" for about 15 mins. and then back to the original for another 15 mins.

Angry birds space was next and that kept them going for almost 30 mins.

and last up was Wheres my water for the longest run of roughly 1 hour and 30 minutes on changing hands.

by then I heard the phone bleep for low battery and after recovering my now luke-warm phone I saw that it had 3% battery left and had run for about 7 hours and 30 mins.

Needing to send a few texts later when I got off work I put it in powersaving mode and turned screen brightness all the way down... 40 mins later when going out to my bike I sent a few texts and the phone was running on fumes with the power icon void of green.

I made it all the way home with out the phon dying and at the top of the stairs I received a call from my wife from out in the yard. She needed help carrying some grocerys and our kid (she had still not found her keys) so on my way back up the stairs I stopped at the foot where the babycarriage was, reached in to the footend and pulled out her keys (where I had suggested she should look as it was an obvious place to stach the keys when walking with the kid... and no I didn't hide them there) :-P

Just before plugging the phone in I saw the time of the battery life was 8 hours and 33 mins.

I am very happy with the battery life and rarely have problems with the phone running out of juice. I think the phone has awsome standby time and this means that if you want to save power... you can! I must say that I had my doubts that it would make it all the way home as my previous phone Galaxy S2 (with extended battery) surely would have died with 3% left and still some tasks and time left before hooking up with a hot outlet ;-)

I'm sorry I have no pictures as I sort of almost didn't see my phone all day and I WAS still at work :-P

and after I got home it was wife and baby time, dinner and laying to bed... next time ;-)
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I am quite happy with battery life of the SIII.
As I am a new forum user, images will come later but my battery lasts 2 days +
My previous phone almost made it past 1 day.
I gave my SIII a static IP at home (before that my battery lasted a day) and installed an app to manage my data connection to 15minutes interval. I also use my previous charger (200mAh) for a nice slow charge and hearing that some folk's USB connection on the phone melted or burned, I think it is not a bad choice although the phone's battery is a 2100mAh, it should be able to handle a 2000mAh charger easily but I think the connection to the battery is the limiting factor.

But still 2 thumbs up for Samsung.
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I wouldn't put too much importance on the stories of chargers melting - when you realise that Samsung sold 9 million S3's on pre order there are probably a hell of a lot of chargers which didn't melt
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My battery life has been quite good and get a day to a day and a half normally. However due to my job i often spend several days away from my charger so like to have a spare battery or two. Was going to get a standard replacement samsung battery but they are expensive and i noticed i could get an Andida extended replacement battery for far cheaper and thought that, at worse, it is going to be the same as the official one. To my surprise it actually lasts longer! I need to get screenshot comparisons when i am less busy but on average it is about an hour or two longer. Now use it as my main battery. Got the Andida 2300mah battery off e.bay Uk
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WTF is this all about. Still having a problem with this Gallery thing.

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My battery life has been quite good and get a day to a day and a half normally. However due to my job i often spend several days away from my charger so like to have a spare battery or two. Was going to get a standard replacement samsung battery but they are expensive and i noticed i could get an Andida extended replacement battery for far cheaper and thought that, at worse, it is going to be the same as the official one. To my surprise it actually lasts longer! I need to get screenshot comparisons when i am less busy but on average it is about an hour or two longer. Now use it as my main battery. Got the Andida 2300mah battery off e.bay Uk
Is this Andida battery safe for our S3s?
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Is this Andida battery safe for our S3s?
Well been using mine for the last few weeks without problem, gets no hotter either. Reccomended one to my friend and he has been using his without any problem as well
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I am on 9% after 5hrs 15 mins. Screen time is 4hrs 5mins. To be fair 3hrs have been gta III alone and the rest modern combat 3,some riptide and cut the rope. I am happy with this as I think those apps work the phone. Also the graphics settings,where I can, are set to the max on all the games.
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i wonder why my media server using to much battery, how can i disable or make it less using battery.
uhm, androidforum doesn't allow me posted images because i am new user.

my question is how can i disable or make it less using battery.

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i see your media server using only 5% of battery but my is away much more than that, it takes as much as cell standby do you know why

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i see your media server using only 5% of battery but my is away much more than that, it takes as much as cell standby do you know why

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Media server is the audio processor for the phone. If you're watching movies or listening to music, the usage of this will go up.
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but the thing is i hadn't use it. even 1 second. turned off the phone (not shuted down). after 2 hours checked it back. the cell standby took 30% and media took 18% the battery display 68% left.
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I think a BIG battery saver for me is, I DON'T have ANY notifications set for Social Media. Hence I only check Social Media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) when I want to, versus constantly opening the notification bar\apps to check a notification...

What tricks do you use?
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Just found this Samsung Galaxy S3 wins out in flagship battery face off - Recombu with a survey of battery life by Which? magazine. Interesting to say the least.
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I got about 21 hours with the screen on for over 3 hours after my first full charge.
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Wife's Bionic Vs My first full day on s3.

Hers was used mainly for calls and texts, brightness is set to 1/3.
S3 was heavy internet, games and app usage, from setting up and deleting unwanted apps. Brightness was full, with no battery saving options. live wallpaper, photo widget rotating 2 photos.






I don't know why some people are down on the Bionic. My wife's has been a workhorse. we had about the same screen time (2h 15m) but she was 30% after 12 total hours. I was down to 6% after 10h (full screen brightness). I was trying to test the battery by running and testing applications and games that I had from my Droid 1 for deletion. I will try to search out more battery saving options an hope to stretch out my time.
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I'm very happy with my 1st full charge of the Verizon i535 SIII.
4G and WiFi on the whole time. As you can see, I don't have the best signal at home (114dBm average)
But even with the poor signal, I have crystal clear, stable calls.
11 hours of deep sleep according to CPU Spy.
My normal screen time is about half that, so a day, maybe two should be no problem.
Looks like the i535 has the same Cell standby bug the rest of the versions do. But that's a non issue.

Update: I just put the phone on the charger when it went to 1%.
18hrs21mins up time with 5hrs23mins screen
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I drive around all day with my job and use the maps a lot for directions, along with bluetooth audio streaming to my car for phone calls and music. I get to like 60% within a couple hours. Is that normal? I feel like this phone chews through the battery a lot faster than my iphone 4 did but then I was used to keeping that phone on the charger almost all the time. Same thing with my gs3 now actually. I get nervous that I'm gonna end up in some kind of emergency and the battery is going to die out on me at the worst possible time lol.
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...to be honest, no matter the smartphone we have, we'll always have a fear that the battery will die on us when needed most. NO device is immune to that
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I'm very happy with my 1st full charge of the Verizon i535 SIII.
4G and WiFi on the whole time. As you can see, I don't have the best signal at home (114dBm average)
But even with the poor signal, I have crystal clear, stable calls.
11 hours of deep sleep according to CPU Spy.
My normal screen time is about half that, so a day, maybe two should be no problem.
Looks like the i535 has the same Cell standby bug the rest of the versions do. But that's a non issue.

Update: I just put the phone on the charger when it went to 1%.
18hrs21mins up time with 5hrs23mins screen
Impressive... much better than I see with my Gnex!!
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I am starting to think the people with really bad battery are getting tons of notifications via push...I have seen a bunch of post with people saying they get 150 emails a day along with all these other notifications, I think that would be a huge battery kill compared to others that that don't get. 1/4 the notifications
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Today I charged my phone at around noon, then used it intensively all day until I just got home in the last half hour or so.

My usage was: Plenty of trivia games (non-stop for nearly 2 hours at a potluck), lots of video and music playback, several voice calls and text messages and I had TripLog (GPS app that logs your mileage using GPS) running the whole time as well, including actually tracking me over a 1.5 hour drive.




The other day I got roughly 4.5 hours of screen usage and the battery was down to around 25% after all day on the road, but that was 90% phone calls (which is normally my daily usage for business) and that made me very happy. I have no worries I'm going to run the thing down with my usual daily horde of voice calls.

The battery usage is excellent, I have no complaints. To do as much as you can with a huge screen and the horsepower behind it, and still get that much usage, it's amazing. Of course, this is coming from someone who remembers using the StarTAC People just don't know how good they have it these days... /get-off-lawn-mode
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This is what I got on my second full charge. WiFi and Bluetooth turned off. No phone calls. Mostly used the browser.


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Yesterday was the most time I used my s3. Listened to music for 2 hours, phone calls, played few games, downloads lots of wallpapers and browse the net, social networking, messengers and lastly emails.

I could say it's a good battery. What do you guys think?
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Sorry for the. Picture. That's taken few days ago.

Here's what's taken last night.
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Today at work. Have been lightly using it texting 10x a day, few apps off the play store, some web browsing and maps.

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I am getting great battery life. I havnt used it as much as my other phones but I am very impressed so far. One day I will use it for heavy gaming/Web surfing.


About 2 hrs with screen on.
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I think a BIG battery saver for me is, I DON'T have ANY notifications set for Social Media. Hence I only check Social Media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) when I want to, versus constantly opening the notification bar\apps to check a notification...

What tricks do you use?
How do you do this?
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Then that would remove all the contacts that I've synced between Facebook and Google. Is there any other way?
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Here's mine. I feel like something's wrong. Any advice?

When I bought the phone new, the battery was at about 40%. I drained it completely before charging it. Will it have permanently reduced battery life because of this?

Screen time: 4h 4m 49s
This is my first full charge.


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Within the Facebook, Google+, Instagram and Twitter apps, I simply turned off the notification. After all it is Social Media, it is not that important. If someone needs me, they can call, text, or email me

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17h 44m 51s--34% battery left. Power Saving is OFF. Not overly impressed.

How do you guys post the pics of the battery status screen?
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up to 2d 22h and still at 43% battery. Loving it.
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Here's mine. I feel like something's wrong. Any advice?

When I bought the phone new, the battery was at about 40%. I drained it completely before charging it. Will it have permanently reduced battery life because of this?

Screen time: 4h 4m 49s
This is my first full charge.


I think 17h battery time with 4h screen time, wifi always on and moderate signal strength is normal.
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What does Accounts and Sync do anyway? If I turn it off, will my Contacts be gone? I got my Contacts from Google after I uploaded all my Contacts from my previous phone into Google.
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What does Accounts and Sync do anyway? If I turn it off, will my Contacts be gone? I got my Contacts from Google after I uploaded all my Contacts from my previous phone into Google.
Accounts and sync should just be a container for other options. Something like background data, auto-sync, and a per account option for various syncing options such as frequency.

Personally, on my Inc I have autosync off and background data on. This allows my emails to come through whenever it checks as the email app is separate. Then for twitter, weather, etc it will just update whenever I open those apps. I then turn off background data at night along with mobile network.
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WTF is this all about. Still having a problem with this Gallery thing.
Do you have gallery set to sync to picasa or google photos? You can turn that off in sync settings for each account.
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I'm at 78% with 5h 40m 49s. Battery life has been pretty solid. I unplugged this morning, ate breakfast, drove to work (15 minutes), walked into my building, sat at my desk, and still at 100%. I didn't even turn off 4G. Freakin awesome so far.
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These phones often so drop straight down to 99 or 98%. Its nothing to worry about.
I think this has been fixed by the latest firmware upgrade. Mine stays at 100% for 30 minutes after a full charge and unplugging the charger before going down to 99%.
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I've also found out just this recently that turning Mobile Data off saves a lot of battery life. I tried testing it on my last charge. My phone is 8h 12m 34s and it's still at 91%.
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I notice I'm the only one that has media server high on their usage list. Today, it was #1, even higher than screen.

I guess if you listen to music and podcasts 8 hours a day, you can't expect the insane battery life some of you are getting.
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I'm pretty impressed with my battery as well. Took an hour to drop 2% (from 100% after a full charge) and that's with checking emails and a 15 minute phone call. Used semi-lightly for Facebook, calls, GPS on maps, messed with the camera's features, downloaded new apps, got about 50 gmail/yahoo emails pushed etc...screen time is at 1hr, with 6h 48 min on battery and I'm still at 76% battery life.

Coming from my Incredible, my phone would've been dead hours ago.
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I notice I'm the only one that has media server high on their usage list. Today, it was #1, even higher than screen.

I guess if you listen to music and podcasts 8 hours a day, you can't expect the insane battery life some of you are getting.
You are correct. If you look at their screen shots you will see they are hardly accessing the internet, not playing music and not playing games. YMMV- i'm actually pretty pleased with mine, I can make it through the day at work in a notoriously poor signal area. somethings that always help for battery tricks is turning off mobile when you have a poor signal (I haven't), turning off push notifications (I haven't) and not streaming or accessing the internet... I think most that say moderate use are really closer to what I would consider light to very light use.

Either way, mess with your memory settings (clear cache), battery settings, shut down unused applications and generally shut down things you aren't using by backing out of them, turn off a lot of your push notifications (just check ur social stuff when you want to) and you will see an improvement in your battery life.
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