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Old April 25th, 2012, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How's the battery life of the Tab 2?

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excellent... i've been trying to kill it but have had no success...

i watched 1hr of a netflix movie and surfed the web for 2hrs and did a few other odds and ends...3hrs of heavy use and i dropped only 32%... i think that's pretty good.
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I took a snapshot for the first time. Awesome! The battery is a beast, lasted 9 hours and it was still going!!
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With absolutely no experience with a tablet, only plenty of experience with various smartphones, these battery numbers are like a dream come true.

Of course I realize that a tab has much more room for a larger battery compared to a phone, but it's still exciting to see.

Can't wait to get my Tab 2.
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With absolutely no experience with a tablet, only plenty of experience with various smartphones, these battery numbers are like a dream come true.

Of course I realize that a tab has much more room for a larger battery compared to a phone, but it's still exciting to see.

Can't wait to get my Tab 2.
I agree! My samsung infuse is much more inferior compared to this tablet. I liked the results!

That was when the tablet was heavily used for 9 hours straight, it was fun lol. Here is another snapshot. I used it heavy for like 3 hours last night and the night before and the night before that night. Now playing with it. Battery lasted for almost 18 hours so far with all bloatware. Impressive!

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batterystats will collect by android over the next few charges. If those are first or second charge numbers, it should only get better.

Protip: powersave mode is off by default in settings
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batterystats will collect by android over the next few charges. If those are first or second charge numbers, it should only get better.

Protip: powersave mode is off by default in settings


I notice if you do power setting saving info it shows you info. I think you made a good point to save battery! Will see how long it will take until battery dead.
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I got to run mine all day yesterday. No screenshot but 11 hrs after charge (5hrs 45min screen on) i had 25% left. Lots of streaming netflix playing games and browsing. Quite pleased with battery life!
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I am using mine as a media device 100% of the time. I am in and out of my car 8 hours per day. I use it for podcasts both video and audio. It is lasting all day with about 20% left at the end of the day.

Screen on 100% of the time for access to media controls (play/pause, etc), albeit having the screen fairly dim most of the time. Happy so far!
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I am using mine as a media device 100% of the time. I am in and out of my car 8 hours per day. I use it for podcasts both video and audio. It is lasting all day with about 20% left at the end of the day.

Screen on 100% of the time for access to media controls (play/pause, etc), albeit having the screen fairly dim most of the time. Happy so far!
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My Tab is rooted, useless apps frozen, Juice Defender installed, running like a Ferrari! Loving it!
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The ONLY thing about the battery/charging system that I don't like is that, when it's connected via USB cable to a PC (or power adapter), it drains just a tad faster than it charges. I would think that it should do the opposite.

Other than that, it does a great job, even with the settings not optimized for power savings. This is not a big concern for me, just a small one.

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From my experience, I get about 7 hours a day of constant use. Playing games, browsing the web, checking mail. But that is at 35% brightness.
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I own the 7 plus. According to Engadget, the 7 plus will last 8:09 hrs while the tab 2 7 will last 7:38 hrs. I find this strange. Both have same size battery and the tab 2 has a less powerful processor. Does anybody know why the battery life would be less with the tab 2? Is it because of ICS?
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Too much review of testing results will make you go blind.

Did you ask the tester?
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