Go Back   Android Forums > Android Tablets & MIDs > Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

New Forums: Nexus Player | Nexus 9
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By ScandaLeX

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old August 1st, 2012, 10:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
HotRoderX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 296
 
Device(s): Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7, LG Motion 4G
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 21
Thanked 32 Times in 29 Posts
Default Whats your Battery Life like?

When I was doing my research on different 7inch Tablets. It seemed like the number one complaint for the Galaxy 2 was the battery life being terrible. The other big complaint was the wireless was kinda weak on some tablets.

Whats your guys battery life look like? I am sitting on 1day 13hrs of off and on use. I do not power it down at night. All I do is turn the screen off since I use it as a alarm in the mornings.

I am thinking I will get at least another days worth of battery before it needs a charge. I am very happy with my battery life so far and cant see why people where upset. How are your guy experience with battery life?

Advertisements
HotRoderX is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old August 6th, 2012, 01:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
bhappyharsha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hyderabad, India
Posts: 70
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy I7500, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Nokia C3 Nokia 2626
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 12
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sriharshakiranp@gmail.com
Default

I use Wi-fi for a few hours in a day and play few games in addition to Facebook and other websites browsing. I am also happy with the battery since I was told that you have to charge it one in a day but I don't have to for once in two to three days.

Hope it continues like this!
__________________
Regards,
Sri Harsha.
Getting Geeky with Android
bhappyharsha is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 6th, 2012, 06:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 15
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Battery life appears to be fine. However felt the WiFi signals picking is bit weak.
rvrajan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 6th, 2012, 01:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 12
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, HTC EVO 3D
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Battery life is great. I also found this app to make it better. It's called WifiOpti.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rejh.wifiopti&feature=search_result #?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5yZWpoLndpZmlvcHRpIl0.
reyrios is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 23rd, 2012, 05:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
Wasn't Me
 
ScandaLeX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: PhiLLy
Gender: Female
Posts: 3,813
 
Device(s): NOTE II
Carrier: The NOW Network

Thanks: 1,167
Thanked 949 Times in 618 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by reyrios View Post
According to the description in the play store, this app is not intended to be a battery saver and for what it does, the tab already has this in settings. My wifi is set to come on when my tab is in use and off when it's not.
Jazzy79 likes this.
__________________
If you've been helped by anyone click THANKS
ScandaLeX is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 3rd, 2012, 05:21 AM   #6 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

If u r on 3g then u ll have a very less btry life...
Manash_tab is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 3rd, 2012, 09:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
Wasn't Me
 
ScandaLeX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: PhiLLy
Gender: Female
Posts: 3,813
 
Device(s): NOTE II
Carrier: The NOW Network

Thanks: 1,167
Thanked 949 Times in 618 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Manash_tab View Post
If u r on 3g then u ll have a very less btry life...
The OP's tablet is not 3G.
ScandaLeX is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 3rd, 2012, 10:00 AM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 22
 
Device(s): Motorola Droid Bionic, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, HTC Droid Incredible 4G
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Even then, the only cellular-ready version of the GT2 is Verizon's new 4G model. The first generation Tab series had the 3G models for all the major carriers.

But since I brought up the Verizon 4G model, it's a safe bet that it will undoubtedly chew through battery power much faster than the Wi-Fi only version (based on how much more 4G consumes battery power on smartphones).
SithLord0498 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 3rd, 2012, 10:11 AM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 22
 
Device(s): Motorola Droid Bionic, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, HTC Droid Incredible 4G
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

As for my experience with the GT2, I get between 5.5 - 6 hours of "screen on" time with each full charge.

During this time, I'm connected to my home wi-fi network. My most frequent activities are browsing the web on Chrome, watching YouTube videos, reading news feeds linked to Google Reader (which often involves opening links in Chrome), and using apps such as Facebook, IMDb, Songza, etc.

If I'm playing games, then I switch off wi-fi, but I'm playing games an average of 30 minutes straight (that Temple Run and Jewels Pro are addicting!).

Occasionally, I have Bluetooth active (but usually no wi-fi connection) because I'm connecting a Logitech keyboard and mouse for use in QuickOffice.

At night and when I know I won't be using the Tab for an extended period of time, I power down the unit. I also have the power saving mode permanently switched on, and I don't experience any lag in performance.

CNET's official benchmark puts the Tab 2 7.0 at around the 7 hour mark, but they tested it solely by looping a video file until the unit shut down. I believe they had wi-fi enabled too. Of course, the more you multi-task and the more apps you use, more power is used, and it all adds up in the end.

The reason I gave such a detailed breakdown of my usage is to establish the point that a reasonable estimate is 5.5 - 6 hours of battery life when using the tablet in a versatile but energy-conscious manner. Of course, your mileage may vary.

Hope this helps!
SithLord0498 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 3rd, 2012, 02:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Ireland
Gender: Male
Posts: 145
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505, Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
Carrier: 3 Ireland

Thanks: 9
Thanked 20 Times in 17 Posts
Default

i would be using my 2 10.1 more than my laptop these days, especially when taking lunch breaks in work etc, and i find the battery life to be fantastic, especially considering the size of the screen.

Obviously depending on what apps you are running, and potentially Custom ROMs for that matter may make a big difference to the overall longevity on one full charge.

I started playing some hidden object games, most of which require you to have a very bright screen as most of them would be portrayed in a very dismal/grimey fashion, and i certainly noticed that some of them would hog the old battery.
Romulous is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old September 3rd, 2012, 03:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
Wasn't Me
 
ScandaLeX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: PhiLLy
Gender: Female
Posts: 3,813
 
Device(s): NOTE II
Carrier: The NOW Network

Thanks: 1,167
Thanked 949 Times in 618 Posts
Default

My tablets usually run me about 10-11 hrs with WiFi & BT on. Lately I've been using power save options so I have them set to shut WiFi off when not in use. My screen is usally at it's lowest setting (right before it gets dim).

I'm not doing anything intense. I dont play power hungry games other than Words With Friends and Dream Heights. Other than that there may be some FB, plenty of forums, YouTube, HBO Go and Netflix.
Yesterday I installed TabletSMS for those times I dont feel like pulling my phone off the charger. Wonderful app I might add.
ScandaLeX is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Tablets & MIDs > Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:08 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.