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  1. donniegood

    donniegood Well-Known Member

    unplugged at 8am today and it is 2:30 and i am at 68% and have been using it sporaticly during that time... mostly web browsing and flipboarding... i had a iphone 4 i won i was using with a mophie before and would go 18 hours on one charge using all day... going to invest in a spare battery for sure i feel

  2. HighCaliber

    HighCaliber Active Member

    I was off the past two days so my stats are off a bit........

    I got approximately 16hrs 40min with the backlight all the way down (I was using it indoors without overhead lighting) on my first charge up. I downloaded about 4.5gb of apps and started every app to make sure it functioned.

    Yesterday I got 14hrs 56min of heavy app & download use, with approximately 25%-40% backlight in assorted overhead lighting situations. I was also at a house party and everyone wanted to handle the GN2. A few S3 owners even asked to S-Beam some pics which worked flawlessly. What a good time.

    Today is my first "real life" day with the phone. I am going to work right now and the phone has been off the charger since this morning at 10am. I get off at midnight and usually talk 1hr-2hr a day during work. I will post my findings.

    I hope this helps.
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  3. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    i look forward to your report.

  4. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    That's so cool you got to use S-Beam. I think I'll use these few minute to be jealous. :D
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    JUSTQUAN2 Well-Known Member

    Can someone post a screen shot please?
  6. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    GSam Battery Monitor reports 1d 14hr

    Was just closing out my open windows in browser. Had 12 open; didn't realize that. Couldn't do that on my previous phone w/O lag.
  7. vsaber

    vsaber New Member

    Hi I'm a new user.
    When I first got my note 2 weeks ago, the battery life was phenomenal, was browsing, watching media, gaming almost all day, at end of the day battery was always at around 35-40% left, I unplug charger usually at 7am, n recharge at midnight or so.
    But in the last 2 days, I find that the battery is draining excessively, I didn't change any settings on the brightness of the screen.
    I did install a few games (the usual ones angry birds series...) and apps.
    Any recommendations?
  8. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    It's very possible one of the newer apps you installed is causing the excessive drain. Best I can tell you is remove them in the order you installed them until you find the culprit.

    You can also install CPU Spy from the play store. It'll show you which app or process is killing your battery.
  9. Sauk

    Sauk Well-Known Member

    My usage

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  10. vsaber

    vsaber New Member

    I'll take a look.

  11. Gfplux

    Gfplux Well-Known Member

    I have upgraded from an iPhone 4 and I find the note2 battery life better
  12. animal47

    animal47 Well-Known Member

    Thats actually not that impressive as the other week mine had been off of charge for 14hrs with over 9hrs of screen on time watching movies and web browsing and still had 34% battery left.
  13. Sauk

    Sauk Well-Known Member

    How much was 4g vs wifi, screen brightness, etc...
  14. animal47

    animal47 Well-Known Member

    Ah 4g is obviously where the difference is as mine is only 3g which was on all night, no wifi and screen brightness on max. My use was watching a downloaded tv series all night as well as 1hr of iplayer hd streaming and some browsing in between.
  15. PetiePal

    PetiePal Well-Known Member

    This is really encouraging. I'll be using it on LTE pretty much all the time, and I'm hoping to snag a Seido extended battery within the month. I use my Samsung Galaxy Nexus with their 3800 mAh extended w/NFC and it's been amazing. I consistently get about 14-16 hours with moderate use currently. I'm hoping I can get at least the same with the note 2 and an Extended. But the CORE battery lasting that long is great.
  16. PetiePal

    PetiePal Well-Known Member

    Take screenshots of the battery stats screen!
  17. HighCaliber

    HighCaliber Active Member

    Here are the 3 days I have owned the phone.....other than sleeping and working yesterday there was no more than a few minutes that would go by that I was not downloading something, testing apps/files or tweaking the phone in some way.

    Notice the 3rd day (yesterday)....I got amazing battery life through a typical day of use including running errands, commuting 2 hours, working for 9.5 hours, talking on the phone for 2+ hours, etc. Knowing I don't have Wifi during working hours I shut it off, notice the little blip of wifi in the middle of my tour, that was inadvertent and all it was doing was searching for networks in the area because I did not have wifi available.

    I hope this phone keeps up its initial battery life stats. Very happy owner here.

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  18. PetiePal

    PetiePal Well-Known Member

    Really can't wait to see how this fares on LTE
  19. chimphappyhour

    chimphappyhour Well-Known Member

    Well I had an interesting little experiment so far. Got my first one Saturday night, charged it up full then pulled it off the charger and went to sleep. Woke up and the phone used 10% battery overnight. Drove to brunch Sunday morning with the phone plugged into the car charger from my GNex and the phone died. Got my replacement Sunday afternoon. Charged it fulled before heading to bed and pulling it off the charger. Slept about the same amount of time if not a little more. Woke up this morning and found that this replacement only used 3% battery overnight. As far as I can tell, nothing was different between the two. I suspect there was a defect in the power system on the first one which caused the excessive drain and the ultimate death.
  20. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    I truly know how happy you are. Went to sleep last night 3 a.m. 100%. Up at 10; 2% battery used during that time. WiFi, BT & notifications are on 24/7.
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  21. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    Being that this is the battery thread, let me ask here.

    Is there a app that shows what is the amp charge provided to the device.

    For example, If you plug the device into a wall charger the battery icon changes from the usual battery level icon toone that it is being charged with the lighting bolt. The same if you connect the device to a car charger.
    But are you getting 1A or 2A? So is there an app that shows you this?

    Reason I ask is because I want to test a car charger that claims is 2A which would be great for the Note 1 or Note 2 for faster charging.


    Edit: this thread answered me. Google is my friend lol
  22. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    TS, what app did u go with? I wanna test mine too
  23. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Current Widget
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  24. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    I take that back. Don't know which one he chose. When I clicked the link using tapatalk it took my to the general area of the post containing Current Widget but when I did it from computer it took me to the top of the thread. Go figure..... :eek:
  25. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    Current Widget by RMDroider

    I connected the Note 1 to a HTC charger and got 10042mA
    then connected to my laptop that has usb power and it shows 5064mA

    seems to work. I will test it later with the car chargers I bought, but its pretty bad outside here with the storm.

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