1. Welcome to the newer, better version of Android Forums! Be sure to see the announcement and enjoy checking it out!

    Some of you have been having login issues. - Please try now. Sorry for the trouble!
  2. All attachments uploaded on the first day of this new look need to be re-uploaded, or will appear broken. All prior to that, and all going forward, should work fine. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Support Battery question


  1. wyatt828292

    wyatt828292 New Member

    So I bought a GS4 on Friday, and the battery seemed to drain quickly. I would lose 1% of battery with the screen on and no apps open every 3-4 minutes. Does this have anything to do with the battery being new? Because I went and exchanged that one for another new one earlier today, and it seems to be doing the same thing. Help? :confused:

    Advertisement
  2. Hadron

    Hadron Well-Known Member

    The screen is usually the biggest power consumer on a smartphone.

    1% per 3-4 minutes would equal 300-400 minutes screen on life, i.e. 5.0-6.7 hours screen on time. With a new battery, so not at max performance yet. TBH I don't think there's anything wrong with that.

    Remember also that brightness settings affect this, and AMOLED screens use less power with dark images than with white backgrounds, so there can be a lot of variation in power usage.
    wyatt828292 likes this.
  3. wyatt828292

    wyatt828292 New Member

    Well i run auto brightness, and my wallpaper is http://wallpapersy.com/above-the-clouds-wallpaper-download-2 <--- this. So batteries need some time to break in? when i spoke to both samsung and t mobile they said the first one was a hardware issue, so i went back and got a new one with the same settings
  4. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

    Try going into your settings and seeing what the phone says is using the battery

Share This Page