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Old August 2nd, 2012, 11:02 AM   #301 (permalink)
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thanks man.

But those stats are fine?

been playing a few games browsing etc
If you're ok with them, then they're fine.

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If you're ok with them, then they're fine.
ah don't u give me that ! haha

seriously though...
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nope, they are on, which they have to be.

currently its on 49% usage : 7hrs and 42min

how would u reset those stats? sorry big noob here
you can, and should, shut them off. this would explain the battery drain.

even if you want to leave them on for syncing purposes its better to leave your wifi on as 4G will kill your battery even if its doing nothing.
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ah don't u give me that ! haha

seriously though...
Seriously, 50% in 8 hours does not sound like a "problem" like a runaway process or app. You might be able to do better with some changes in your settings or how you use it. But it's up to you if you want to get more out of it or if that's good enough.
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they actually dont have to be and this would explain the battery drain.

even if you want to leave them on for syncing purposes its better to leave your wifi on as 4G will kill your battery even if its doing nothing.
ok, and the cell standby issue? mines on 28%, is this normal?
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ok, and the cell standby issue? mines on 28%, is this normal?
nothing to worry about. the thing thats gonna eat up your battery is your radios(wifi and 4G).

use 4g only when there isnt wifi available and only have wifi on when you need to do something that requires an internet connection.

fact is, batteries have not advanced far enough along to adequately handle the energy burden that 4G LTE chips put on it.
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3G is also less than wifi, especially in areas with weak reception. Wifi on average should always be best, even if a person does the " *#0011# " trick to turn up the mW level of the wifi radio.

To test, compare streaming Netflix or other video sites with 3G compared to wifi. The difference is stunning in areas without great 3G reception. Wifi as far as battery efficiency is tops.

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I do not remember the Razr being so different with 3G battery life, so could fit my results that the 3G radio is a little better than the GS3. Odd how the GS3 smokes the Razr for 4G, but weaker for 3G actual results. Sure, the 3G reception can show great dBm, but the results sometimes do no correlate with the GS3. Do not recall the issue with the Razr with 3G.
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Depends what you were doing during that screen time.

Best bet is to install BBS if you haven't already. Then plug the phone into your charger then unplug it and let it sit untouched for at least an hour (the longer the better). After you let it sit for that time, follow the instructions at the link below to generate and decipher a dump file. Be sure the dump file is "Since unplugged". The link below explains everything.

[APP] [30 Jul - V1.9.1] BetterBatteryStats adds battery history back to Android - xda-developers

The first step is to find out what background processes are waking your phone up. The more screen time that is shown, the harder it is to nail down the problems.

SO. Couldn't figure out BBS. Did a factory reset. didn't install anything. Disabled all bloatware in application manager. turned off mobile data, connected to wifi, turned sync/gps off. automatic brightness. did a few phone calls, texted casually. played no games. took a few photos. went into task manager about every hour to end all tasks.

13 hours after a full charge I'm down to 4%. Screen time = 1 hour 34 minutes.

What say you now?
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SO. Couldn't figure out BBS. Did a factory reset. didn't install anything. Disabled all bloatware in application manager. turned off mobile data, connected to wifi, turned sync/gps off. automatic brightness. did a few phone calls, texted casually. played no games. took a few photos. went into task manager about every hour to end all tasks.

13 hours after a full charge I'm down to 4%. Screen time = 1 hour 34 minutes.

What say you now?
What did you have trouble with in BBS? Install or how to use it? Did you read the first thread at the link I provided that detailed how to generate a dump file?
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What did you have trouble with in BBS? Install or how to use it? Did you read the first thread at the link I provided that detailed how to generate a dump file?
I don't undersand though, I did a factory reset. Disabled all bloatware. And with everything off except for wifi, I only got 13 hours. that's with very low usage.

Clearly there isn't a rogue app that I installed that coud be causing a problem becuase I didn't install any

I have a feeling that I need to just swap out my phone.

As to your question, I didn't get a chance to go through the steps and create the dumpfile.
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I don't undersand though, I did a factory reset. Disabled all bloatware. And with everything off except for wifi, I only got 13 hours. that's with very low usage.

Clearly there isn't a rogue app that I installed that coud be causing a problem becuase I didn't install any

I have a feeling that I need to just swap out my phone.

As to your question, I didn't get a chance to go through the steps and create the dumpfile.
could be a FUBAR battery...

for instance...i currently have 85% battery...and have 1hr 9mins of screen time...so at my current usage rate im on pace for 6+ hours of screen time...

stock, rooted, wifi/gps on all the time, screen 100% brightness
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I don't undersand though, I did a factory reset. Disabled all bloatware. And with everything off except for wifi, I only got 13 hours. that's with very low usage.

Clearly there isn't a rogue app that I installed that coud be causing a problem becuase I didn't install any

I have a feeling that I need to just swap out my phone.

As to your question, I didn't get a chance to go through the steps and create the dumpfile.
I think you should, and maybe get an iPhone.

You might have a bad battery.
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I don't undersand though, I did a factory reset. Disabled all bloatware. And with everything off except for wifi, I only got 13 hours. that's with very low usage.

Clearly there isn't a rogue app that I installed that coud be causing a problem becuase I didn't install any

I have a feeling that I need to just swap out my phone.

As to your question, I didn't get a chance to go through the steps and create the dumpfile.
It is possible you have a defective battery or phone. One thing to note is depending on your carrier there are things running that cannot be killed or uninstalled without root. Without a dump file to look at all you can do is poke-and-hope which usually just creates more frustration.
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New android user... just came from blackberry... and have had blackberry since the original pager sized unit.

Solely on Lte (wifi disabled), I got just over 8 hours on standby.
I had the phone screen on for about 30 minutes. So I'm really disappointed.

Download speeds are in the range of 28 Mb here in toronto. Which is awesome.

Today I have turned off lte completely and wifi. On hspa I have got 4.5 hours so far on standby. Much better. But am hoping for a solution to be able to leave lte as the default
an option I found that improved my battery life (not sure if a glitch) was setting wifi to "never" for "keep wifi on during sleep".

Also things that will greatly affect your battery is a low signal. Also, if you long press the middle button you will be able to shut down anything still open and running as well as clear your memory.

You may also have your social apps, email, etc checking for data a lot more than you need. I have mine set so all I do is hit SYNC when I want everything to update. I dont need it doing it while Im not looking at my phone. this helps my battery.
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I don't undersand though, I did a factory reset. Disabled all bloatware. And with everything off except for wifi, I only got 13 hours. that's with very low usage.

Clearly there isn't a rogue app that I installed that coud be causing a problem becuase I didn't install any

I have a feeling that I need to just swap out my phone.

As to your question, I didn't get a chance to go through the steps and create the dumpfile.
Try EASY BATTERY SAVER to see if it give you want you want. I try to keep my WIFI on to a minimum when I'm at home. WIFI drains my battery like crazy. Now I can go probably 24-26 hours between charges with about 2 hours of internet, a few short phone calls, a few text messages, 1 hour of games.
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Can someone just tell me if this is life or not? Went to sleep at 12 with 88 percent battery. Woke up at 5 with 68 percent battery. Better Battery Stats show that the phone was in deep sleep for 4 hours and 38 min. WTF?
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here's the best I've gotten





i toggle wifi and 4g on and off when i need it leave gps off

just ordered a bigger battery hoping to get 4 days
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Can someone just tell me if this is life or not? Went to sleep at 12 with 88 percent battery. Woke up at 5 with 68 percent battery. Better Battery Stats show that the phone was in deep sleep for 4 hours and 38 min. WTF?
What does BBS say the phone was doing for the 22 minutes it wasn't in deep sleep? Does awake time match screen time? Is there one proccess that has most, if not all, of the 28 minutes?
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Man I don't know about you guys but this phone has the BEST battery life of any android I've ever owned. Yesterday I was at work for 14 hours listening to pandora the entire day and still had like 10% left by the time I went to bed. This was on Verizon 4G too. Brought a charger just in case but didn't need it.
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What does BBS say the phone was doing for the 22 minutes it wasn't in deep sleep? Does awake time match screen time? Is there one proccess that has most, if not all, of the 28 minutes?

I wish I could tell you. I updated BBS this morning and ever since the app is completely broken. Just crashes everytime you start it up. Cheers.
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I wish I could tell you. I updated BBS this morning and ever since the app is completely broken. Just crashes everytime you start it up. Cheers.
I know it may be a dumb question but I have to ask.... did you reboot the phone to see if that fixes the crashing problem?
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I know it may be a dumb question but I have to ask.... did you reboot the phone to see if that fixes the crashing problem?
I've rebooted, battery pulled and factory reseted.
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Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling?
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Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling?

BBS? Yes I have. If you read the latest comments their are other people complaining about the same thing so I know its not an isolated issue.

As far as Im concerned Ive pretty much tried everything besides ordering a new battery and giving that a test run. I dont see myself being able to do any one thing thats going to stretch my 8 hours to 24 like some of the people here.
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Scratch what I said about bbs not working, I just downloaded it again and it seems to be fine.

Im going to fully charge it before bed and let it run all night and see about posting a pic of whats going on with the phone.
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It's amazing how much battery life you get on a Saturday where you're home all day, on wifi, not using the phone much.

If only my weekdays were like this.
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It's amazing how much battery life you get on a Saturday where you're home all day, on wifi, not using the phone much.

If only my weekdays were like this.
Isn't it though. This phone has amazing B life w/ Wi-Fi. Better than my DROID Charge that I had the extended battery on ( 2600 mAh ).
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It's amazing how much battery life you get on a Saturday where you're home all day, on wifi, not using the phone much.

If only my weekdays were like this.
Every day is a dream for me.
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Scratch what I said about bbs not working, I just downloaded it again and it seems to be fine.

Im going to fully charge it before bed and let it run all night and see about posting a pic of whats going on with the phone.
As promised. Charged to 100 last night and unplugged and went to sleep. Woke up to around 79 percent.
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As promised. Charged to 100 last night and unplugged and went to sleep. Woke up to around 79 percent.

Jeeze, how many hours do you sleep?

Mine seems to drop about 10% overnight 5-8 hours. Not bad in my opinion.
Not much different than my DroidX
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Jeeze, how many hours do you sleep?

Mine seems to drop about 10% overnight 5-8 hours. Not bad in my opinion.
Not much different than my DroidX
According to that pic I slept 8 hours and lost 22 percent in that time. That can't be normal.
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According to that pic I slept 8 hours and lost 22 percent in that time. That can't be normal.

Depends on what it's doing, signal strength, etc. ....

Mine is with wifi and LTE enabled. Other background processes are off I think.

as they say, "You mileage may differ."
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Just chiming in after a few weeks of use. I must say that this battery has been rock solid for me. I'm now making it a full day on a single charge. I think Sammy has out done themselves with the S3. :-)

Also wanted to add for those having issues with battery life give it a few weeks to break in and you will see improvement.
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Depends on what it's doing, signal strength, etc. ....

Mine is with wifi and LTE enabled. Other background processes are off I think.

as they say, "You mileage may differ."
I have wifi on and set to remain on only when plugged into the charger and I am also on lte with around 3 bars at my home.
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As promised. Charged to 100 last night and unplugged and went to sleep. Woke up to around 79 percent.

Being that the Awake time is 1h 36m and your two biggest Kernel Wakelocks are each just over 1hr, it is obvious they are all related.


The bam_dmux_wakelock is an unknown. Many people, including myself, have it high on the list but no one can figure out what it is... yet. In my research to find out what it is the only thing I could find was that 'dmux' can be an abbreviation for 'demultiplexer'. Whether or not that's its meaning in this situation, I don't know.



As for the 'smdcntl0' (that's a zero at the end, not the letter O), I did some Google searching and found that "smd" could stand for "Samsung Mobile Display". Was anything occurring overnight that may have turned the screen on?
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Had to create an account because of this thread... the original battery that came with the phone died very fast.. fortunately for me it came with an extra battery. So about 2 days ago i decided i wanted to try that battery so i popped it in the phone kept the phone off and charged to 100%

the results were shocking.. i would post a picture but i cant. im at

1d 19h 12m 42s on battery

22% Discharging

61% cell standby
10% voice calls
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My first battery wouldn't last 1 day even if i didn't use the phone. Maybe the original batteries that shipped with the phones were duds?

I'd suggest buying an extra standard battery.. i got mine from verizon and its the normal 2100 mah
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Anyone else experience a notification causing big battery drainage? I had my phone on wifi yesterday and it was sipping power as usual. I got an email at my Gmail account at about 3:15 that I didn't see until 10:30. In that time the battery dropped about 22% in 7 hours, whereas before I got the message and after I cleared the notification it only dropped about 1% every 4-8 hours. As far as I can tell no other applications were running. So does the notification light really use up that much juice (surely not) or is there something else going on?
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It's amazing how much battery life you get on a Saturday where you're home all day, on wifi, not using the phone much.

If only my weekdays were like this.
It's like wifi doubles the capacity of the battery. Now at work, I just shut off mobile data and keep wifi on. I was shocked at the battery life.
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Yeah, I wish I could use wifi at work.

I've been using Tasker the last few days to shut my mobile data off after the screen has been off for 5 minutes. It's saved me around 10% more of my battery during a work day. I still can't believe this isn't a built in setting like it was on the Droid x. Now I can pretty easily make it through an entire day without charging, whereas before, sometimes it would be about to die right before I go to bed.

I guess juice defender does the same thing but it turns off as soon as you lock it, so if you lock/unlock your phone a lot like I do, it will burn through your battery even faster.
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I'm at 18 hours 21 minutes on battery and have 44% battery life left. I use the phone quite a bit throughout the day too. I'm VERY impressed with this phones battery life. First phone I've ever had that I could unplug from the charger when I wake up, and not charge it until I lay down for bed. Hell, I usually lay down with 50% battery life too!

I did have 2 days where 5 hours into the day I was down to 20%, restarted the phone and it was back to normal.
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Seriously guys, EASY BATTERY SAVER works. I usually leave my phone unplug at night from 12:00am on. I set my night schedule to turn off WIFI and DATA from 1am to 5am while I'm sleeping. When I wake up at 6am, my battery only drops about 3 to 4%. Also, my battery life does get better as time goes on in the beginning.
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My screen is at 45% and I have the brightness turned down to about 25%. I am at 77% with 2h 54m. Screen is 45%, Cell Standby is at 19%.

What am I doing wrong? It feels like I could get so much more battery out of this, but I haven't even browsed on it too long today.
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Mine for today, 4 hours screen time. I'm running CM9. I actually flashed a kernel during this cycle that's supposed to improve battery life.

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For some reason my battery has been pretty bad lately. Attached are some screenshots from today. Let me know if you guys know what is causing my battery drain.




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I'm at 2.5 hours off charger and battery is 79%. Android system has shot up in use and is at 53%. Any ideas for common culprits or what is going on? Its dropping 1% every 2-3 minutes as I am sitting here.
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I've actually been worried about overcharging mine as I charge it overnight. I typically don't have time to charge it before work in the morning, so I charge it at 38% or so most of the time.
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I've actually been worried about overcharging mine as I charge it overnight. I typically don't have time to charge it before work in the morning, so I charge it at 38% or so most of the time.
You can't over-charge modern batteries.
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For some reason my battery has been pretty bad lately. Attached are some screenshots from today. Let me know if you guys know what is causing my battery drain.
Looks like your radio is eating your battery. Do you have 4G on? You might be on the edge of 4g and its struggling to connect all the time. Turning off 4G can be different for certain carriers, so you will need to look that up. This could also be true of 3G, which would be a lot more problematic.

Alnwpi: You almost surely have a wakelock. Look around for some advice on that.
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My battery usage lately. I turn data off while in a wifi area.



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