Can someone please confirm that my battery is faulty.Support


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  1. nicon2k

    nicon2k Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi guys.

    I have had my SGS for five days not and i am really hoping that the battery is defective. I have had a number of smart phones before so i am used to their power hungry nature but the SGS seems to be taking the P**s!

    According to the phone i unplugged it 3 hours and 22mins ago. This was when i left work and the phone had been on charge all day so the battery was at 100% (it has had over five full charge cycles now).

    The battery level is now at 50%!!!! Of that 50%, 64% is down to voice calls (this was one 35min call) and 21% is the display which has been on for a total of 48 min).

    I have disabled all of the auto syncs and any other data applications that i can find and my phone does not have the wireless, gps or anything like that on.

    if you scale it up then me being on the phone for one hour and 10 mins and having the screen on (not even doing anything intensive) for an hour and a half will have the battery dead! and that is before i start turning data applications or Wifi or anything like that on.

    Surely this cant be right?
     

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    nicon2k Member This Topic's Starter

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    ****Update****

    After posting this, with the battery at 50% i watched a two hour movie. During this time i picked the phone up twice and had the screen on for maybe ten mins. When i went to sleep the battery had dropped to 20%!!!!!

    At this point i turned the phone off. I figured that that 20% should last me the 10 min drive to work.

    In the morning when i turned my phone on (this is my favourite bit!) the battery was reading 13%!!! How had 7% been used up while it was switched off?!?!

    Once again i would like to point out that i have no extra apps running in the back ground and no Wifi, gps or bluetooth turned on.
     
  3. bobtodd

    bobtodd Active Member

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    On a full charge, I've been getting about 24 hours use out of my Galaxy S. I haven't monitored usage too closely, but it's mostly used for Internet browsing, ebooks and games.
     
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    nicon2k Member This Topic's Starter

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    As i said, i am used to and more then happy to charging my phone every day. But at this rate 12 hours hours with minimal usage is beyond my grasp.
     
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    Have you checked the services you have running in the background? On mine, Talk was permanently on and connected, despite my never intending to use it.

    "Settings, Applications, Running Services" - may be worth checking to see if there's anything there that's impacting battery life
     
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    nicon2k Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yup, i had everything switched off. I was running the bare minimum!
     
  7. krammikk

    krammikk Active Member

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    Actually the battery does drop about 2-3% when switched off.

    Sent from my GT-I9000 using Tapatalk
     
  8. drjmo

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    It'll take about 5 charges to reach it's full capacity; however, I can't believe that this is normal. I know that in the UK, you have 7 days to return a faulty handset for a replacement (Orange UK do it anyway, it's all to do with contract cooling off periods). Mine is now doing a day no sweat. Most people seem to find the phone fairly battery hungry, however, yesterday I played some games, texting, had a couple of short phone calls and used the SatNav for 2 hours and it was down to about 45%, so I wouldn't have thought your experience is normal!
     
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    nicon2k Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you for that. It is reassuring that you are able to do some much. what is your screen brightness settings?
     
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    I've left it on the default automatically adjust settings, however if i uncheck that, it's at about 35% - 40% of the bar.
     
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    nicon2k Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thats the same as me. What about Wifi, auto sync and things like that? Thanks for your help by the way!
     
  12. Danny75

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    I had this with Talk so unchecked auto sign in then signed out and turned phone off, but when i turned the phone on and went to running services its still there! Do i a have to manually stop it everytime?
     
  13. nicon2k

    nicon2k Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have phoned up Vodafone and they are replacing the handset tomorrow!
     

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