How's the battery life?General

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  1. Note 2

    Note 2 Well-Known Member

  2. keyan333

    keyan333 Well-Known Member

    You do know you're just misleaded my marketing? 1080p screen on a 5" or 5.5" screen makes hardly any difference, even some 50" tv's aren't even 1080p

    If you look at both, you'll hardly see a difference, maybe if you look up close at around 1 inch away, but who looks at a phone like that?

    Note 2 has a much higher contrast ratio, makes the experience lovely.

    DNA has terrible battery life, a few months down the line, like with most htc's the battery will deplete and you won't get anywhere near the charge you used to get, you can't replace the battery either. In the Note 2, the s-pen is pretty useful and since the Note 2 has a micro sd card slot, expandable storage is quick + easy, just stick a 64GB micro sd class 10 in there.

    Anybody who hasn't yet, go into settings, display, display mode, and choose dynamic. Brings the screen to life and everything looks so vibrant and stunning.

    Make the switch, before you regret it!!
  3. bcoop8

    bcoop8 Member

    Wow...was that on LTE? Either way its incredible
  4. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Well-Known Member

    Hate to burst your bubble but your are dead wrong. It is not being mislead by marketing. I have looked at the DNA and Note 2 side by side and and tell the difference, I'm not saying the Note 2 screen is bad by any means but you can definitely tell the DNA is sharper. Heck my wife could see the difference between her GS3 and my DNA.

    Battery life isn't terrible either, I'm not sure if you have used one, but I've had mine for the last week and while it isn't a Droid Razr Maxx it is every bit as good as my old GS3. But I do wish for a Maxx battery, main reason I'm thinking about getting a Note 2.

    I think both phones appear to be great, and I couldn't go wrong with either.
  5. zildjianman

    zildjianman New Member

    Yes, I had it on LTE the whole day!! I am still shocked at the battery life this thing has.
  6. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I'd suggest looking through the battery thread. Of all the reviews, I think there was only one (1) person (that I can remember) that actually said their battery was draining like crazy (likely a defect or app causing the issue...or roaming...or all of the above).

    Nontheless, I love the battery life for my needs. Within the past couple weeks that I've had my phone configured how I wanted and started to tinker more and more lately, I can last past a full work day without having any hesitation to actually use the phone, for fear of the battery draining.

    Before, when I went below 50%, I'd be scared that the battery would just drain like crazy while just in standby and be stuck without a phone. Now, even with GPS on 24/7, I barely even worry about the battery being below 50% and continue to use the phone whenever I need to. The bottom half of the battery always seems to last much longer than the top half, which is fantastic for my needs!
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  7. I take that back. I'm at 1d 3hr on that same charge with 27% left:D. I'll upload a screen shot when it gets around 2% if I can.
  8. softarno

    softarno Well-Known Member

    Check this out ;)

  9. suprmallet

    suprmallet Well-Known Member

    Someone asked how a battery might look if you're on LTE all day. I kept my wifi off the whole day today, from 6:30 AM till now (about 12:45 AM), and ran on LTE and 3G. I'd say it was 85% LTE, 15% 3G. My usage was a little light compared to what I normally do, just due to the circumstances of what I was up to today. So this is with screen awake time at only 36 minutes and change for the whole day, but it should give you a ballpark figure for mobile networks only:


    Battery Monitor Widget was estimating 22 hours before the battery emptied.
  10. MiXoLoGiSt

    MiXoLoGiSt Well-Known Member

    This is how my battery has done so far. I have been using the phone pretty heavily today on wifi and occasionally LTE. These screen shots are with brightness turned all the way up. I would continue to test it but I have to go to bed so this baby is going on the charger to start a new day tomorrow.

  11. asdfasd

    asdfasd Active Member

    Hi all,

    A few days ago I bought a Galaxy Note 4G after watching great reviews about it's features, battery life etc. This is my first android phone after using an iphone for the past 2 years.

    Since getting the phone I have noticed that contrary to all of the reviews I've seen, the battery life is absolutely terrible. I lose 5% of the battery just driving to work, and quickly checking facebook, twitter, and sending a text or MMS costs me another 6% on top of that.

    I downloaded 'battery defender' and also a task manager app so I could stop any apps that might be draining the battery, but it's still the same. I've turned off all of the syncing etc, but still have the same problem. Is it the 4G causing this problem? I've also noted that there's no available option to turn 4G off. I can't believe that every review I've read talks about how amazing the battery life is - what am I missing? Even after two years of use my iphone had better battery.

    I've also had no luck getting push notifications to work. With the iphone I would be told as soon as I was mentioned in a tweet, now the best I get is about 15 minutes after, if at all. Most of the time I'm not notified at all. I've changed the settings in the twitter app but can't get it working. Anyone got any advice on this?

    I love the big screen and really want everything to be working smoothly on this phone, but at the moment I'm pretty annoyed - I'm locked into a contract on this phone for 2 years, and can't get anything working. :(

    Please help!

  12. Elantric

    Elantric Well-Known Member

    Who is your cell phone provider ( Carrier)?

    On my AT&T Note 2 , I can disable all 3G/4G/LTE mobile Data by going to


    Data Usage

    Mobile Data (enable /disable)

    When i'm at work or home i use the Wi-Fi only, and disable AT&T mobile data.

    My day starts at 7:00am with 100% battery - and using the phone all day long, I'm at 50% battery by 5:00pm.

    Remember its best to use the phone until 15% battery remains, then connect the charger.

    If you always connect to a charger with 70% battery remaining , you may get shorter mAH battery life.
  13. schimm

    schimm Well-Known Member

    Download gsam battery monitor. This will give you a good idea where your drain is coming from. Is your drain gone on wifi? What are your signal levels? Go to about phone in settings and report them at one of your typical trouble spots.
  14. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Well-Known Member

    Tell us what carrier you are on. Most new 4G/LTE phones with second gen 28nm LTE chip this year don't have option to turn off LTE on stock setting. You will need app like "phone info" to do that. But I don't think it will make much difference unless you are going in and out of 4G zones frequently. Try to use WiFi whenever it's available to you.

    What apps are you using that might sync frequently? You might try to reduce sync frequency on facebook, twitter. They are pretty heavy on battery at default sync setting. Also take screen shot of your battery monitor pages (list of apps and drain curve with signals, screen, etc) if you don't mind. That would be very helpful to identify causes for your fast drain.
  15. 1stNote2

    1stNote2 New Member

    Don't mean to just jump in but I have the same Problem am on Att, am try the things you guys have Said to try thanks.
  16. acura9927

    acura9927 Active Member

    I have to say all so called pro reviews get ridiculous good battery life. Not one electronics I have bought like laptop, Ipad, phones have gotten anywhere near what the pro reviewers get and I just accept that toting some kind of battery device is the norm for electronics everywhere you go.
  17. rdalcanto

    rdalcanto Well-Known Member

    Something is definitely wrong. I leave GPS and Bluetooth on all the time. I'm on Verizon with LTE on all the time. I even have poor signal at my house. Screen at 40%. Constant email downloads. After TWO days, 2hrs and 52 minutes of screen time, I went to bed with still 34% left. AMAZING battery life on this phone. I don't think any other device can touch it.

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  18. rdalcanto

    rdalcanto Well-Known Member

    GPS and Bluetooth always on. Verizon LTE all day with minimal wifi use. I only have to charge once every two days! My Bionic wouldn't make it one day without charging in the car while I drove home. Love this battery life!

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  19. asdfasd

    asdfasd Active Member

    I'm jealous, rdalcanto! I wish I could get that battery life!

    For all those asking, I'm on Optus, in Australia. I've downloaded gsam battery monitor and will post a screen shot in a sec.. I had already turned off all of the syncs in settings and it's made no difference whatsoever.

    Surely turning off all mobile data just to get a decent battery life is a bit much. The phone should be able to use it's functions without you having to worry about it going flat before you get home.

    I'm also concerned about the push notifications thing. Is there a way to set up the phone so that you are actually informed as soon as a tweet comes through? Worked fine on the iphone.

    Thanks to all for your suggestions so far.
  20. Doyouwantaspoo

    Doyouwantaspoo Well-Known Member

    The battery life on my Sprint Note2 is incredible. I go to work and wait 2 hours on-call and I will watch over an hour of 720p video, play hardware intensive games like Call of Duty Black Ops Zombies, read ebooks with the brightness up all the way, and at the end of the day still have over half battery capacity.
  21. asdfasd

    asdfasd Active Member

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  22. I'm on AT&T, I had the same issue. About a week ago I saw my battery life cut in half. I thought it was an app that I had just installed, so I removed it and saw no improvement. A dug a little deeper, & found my problem.

    Check your battery life manager, mine was being killed by AT&T Locker. I removed the update and back to all day battery life :D

    Hope this helps :)
  23. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Hmmm....Just want to clarify with the OP, did you get a Galaxy Note or a Galaxy Note 2?

    Big difference in a 2500mah battery vs. 3100mah battery.

    If it's a Galaxy Note, I can see where the issues might be. If it's a Galaxy Note 2, I'd take it back and have it exchanged. And I noticed there's only mention of the little percentage drops from little use, but that doesn't really give me a bigger picture of how long the battery actually lasts.

    For example, when starting at 100%, most of the top half of the battery percentage dropping, actually drops faster for me. On the bottom 50%, the drain is much longer and the phone lasts me way longer than any phone I've ever owned and destroys all my friends' iPhones.
  24. asdfasd

    asdfasd Active Member

    It's a galaxy note II that I own. It's interesting what you are saying about the first 50% dropping faster than the last 50%. By not using it much I get it down to about 30% by the end of the day - I haven't taken it below this level yet.
  25. asdfasd

    asdfasd Active Member

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