How's the battery life?General


Last Updated: 2013-07-22 04:19:42
  1. Caloy

    Caloy Well-Known Member

    The battery life in my case has been phenomenal! For the first time I don't have to charge my phone while at work playing my media player the whole day. Charging my phone on the drive home, and by the time I get home, I have more than 90% battery life to use browsing the forums, Facebook etc. Love the phone and I'm happy I chose this phone.

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  2. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    According to the samsung chat rep I just chatted with (from Liveperson outsourced customer support), there's no way to turn the function off that brings the phone out of standby when receiving a text message! Why the heck would Samsung program the phone this way. By that reasoning, there's no point on having an option for the phone to stay on longer than :30 because if you have the phone in your pocket, it'll continue to turn on if you're getting lots of text messages.

    1st thing that I can say I absolutely DETEST about this phone. My battery life is going to suffer bigtime from that ish, with all the text messages I get.
  3. SamMax

    SamMax Well-Known Member

    Just wanted to mention that I was syncing Facebook contacts and pictures and turned all Facebook syncing off for a day and dramatically increased my battery life.
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  4. Veritas4420

    Veritas4420 Well-Known Member

    I'm on wifi 85% of the time, and I'm getting 16+ hours and 6-7 hours of screen time. I've seen others get better but as long as mine stays the way it is I'm happy. My Iphone 4s would be down to 30% by noon.
  5. MiXoLoGiSt

    MiXoLoGiSt Well-Known Member

    Yeah that could be a problem. Is there a setting to where you can differentiate how long it takes to go to sleep while on the lock screen between how long it takes to go to sleep after a certain amount of inactivity? I imagine it just opens to the lock screen and not actually unlocking and going to home screen when you get a text message.
  6. pablotech1

    pablotech1 Active Member

    All I know is that there's a VERY noticeable increase in battery life and a huge dicrease in charging time (I'm comparing this to Note 1)... I'm on this thing all day long and only need to change (maybe) once. And when I do, is full in just under 2 hours. 3100mAh... gotta love it!
  7. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me Guide

    I'm on my phone so much that I never noticed this happening. About to grab my sons phone and send my Note II some text to test this out.

    EDIT I see what you mean. The ONLY good thing about this was the phone remains locked when the screen comes on and only stays on about 2 sec. I could see this being ok for someone not getting a LOT of text but for someone who does, this would get old really really fast!
  8. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Thanks SO much for testing for me. Now my problem is, I use Widget Locker and have clickable widgets activated on it. Need to do some research to see if there's a way to get rid of this via root. No clue what Samsung was thinking with this. This ish could be so distracting in a business meeting, if someone left their phone on the table. And then, my other problem is that I usually like having my screen stay on for 2 minutes before going on standby automatically.

    I can deal with the shorter timeframe, but having certain tweets texted to me makes this really difficult.
  9. wyndslash

    wyndslash Well-Known Member

    that sort of function should have an on/off switch
  10. Jocelyn84

    Jocelyn84 Well-Known Member

    Assuming you're running rooted deodexed LJC, this will work - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=34102768

    I just applied it and it works fine :)

    Edit: I thought you had a Sprint GN2 or at least I think I remember you saying you'd get a Sprint and international version. Anyway, not sure if this will work with the 7100/7105.
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  11. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me Guide

    @Jocelyn, I clicked the link but upon reading how to install it, that poster mentions nothing about the phone having to be rooted.
    Are you certain we must have root first?
    If root is not necessary I'll definitely give it s try.

    Thanks for posting that.
  12. Jocelyn84

    Jocelyn84 Well-Known Member

    Of course you need to be rooted. Otherwise you wouldn't be able to mount r/w via Root Explorer or whatever explorer you decide to use.
    FWIW, rooting this phone is about as easy as it gets. You can use Chainfire's GN2 Toolkit from xda - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1957155
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  13. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me Guide

    Thanks Joce. And here I thought I wouldn't be rooting until later on down the line. Darn you Drex for pointing out that SMS screen wake. :eek:
  14. MiXoLoGiSt

    MiXoLoGiSt Well-Known Member

    Honestly if it only stays on 2-10 seconds and goes off I don't think it's a big deal. iPhones do the same thing.

    With people talking about rooting, is kinda pushing me away from this phone because I feel that if people need to root it to be happy with it, it's not a phone I want.
  15. Jocelyn84

    Jocelyn84 Well-Known Member

    You can always use a third party messaging app as an alternative without root. I really don't understand why "rooting" would "push" anyone away. I've owned Samsung, HTC, Moto, etc., and there has always been a reason to root with every brand. For example, without rooting an HTC phone your notification and ringer volume are permanently attached. You also can't use an ad blocker app or uninstall bloatware without root, but to each their own.

    An unrooted phone is your carriers phone with your number, while a rooted phone is your phone with your carriers number.
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  16. FATHERFORD

    FATHERFORD New Member

    Normal use of the phone is from 4:00am in the morning to 9:00pm at night.

    My old Atrix would have to get charged sometime mid day. I use my phone to check emails at work, use Microsoft lync etc.

    The note 2 is not even at 60% by 9:00pm.. I am honestly simply AMAZED at the battery life on this. I leave it in 4gLTE also.
  17. rdalcanto

    rdalcanto Well-Known Member

    What are you guys doing with screen brightness? Do you leave it on auto? On my Bionic, I have it set around 20% so I can make it to the end of the day with only about an hour of screen time. I can't wait for the GN2!!!!
  18. h1r0ll3r

    h1r0ll3r Well-Known Member

    Yeah, this is about what I'm getting to. I use mine moderately throughout the day and by nighttime, I'm somewhere around 40% remaining. So far, I don't have any complaints about the battery life on this thing :D
  19. lcneed

    lcneed Well-Known Member

    I have a stupid question. How do you turn off LTE? I have AT&T and I think there is LTE coverage at my work but not at my home. I couldn't find in setting where I could turn off LTE. I found the place where I could turn off Mobile Data, but it turns off everything. I am sure it is somewhere; I just haven't been able to locate it yet.

    Battery life was great for me. I was streaming Spotify on my way to work this morning. It was 1 hour drive and my battery only dropped about 5%. When I did the same with my old phone (iPhone 3G), it would drop about 50%!

    I do find charging it takes forever if I just connect it to PC USB port. It was crawling up so slowly that it was almost pointless to charge it thru the PC. I think the USB only gave out 500mA max according to what I read. And normally it only does 100mA unless the device tells it to switch to 500mA. So I am not sure if I was charging it at 100mA or 500mA. But either way, it is so so... much slower than the 2A adepter from Samsung. I guess I could bring my old iPhone adepter to work, but it is only 1A.
  20. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me Guide

    Settings - More settings - Mobile networks - Network mode . Choose from there what you want your phone on.

    USB charging is painfully slow. If you want your phone to charge quickly use the supplied cord/plug that came with the phone.


  21. JColch

    JColch Member

    For my original Korean version 4G LTE, it takes around 3 and half - 4 hours to go from 1% to 100%.
    It lasts like 2 days even when I'm using it WHOLE day, playing stuff, reading news, chatting, listening to music and so on..
  22. lcneed

    lcneed Well-Known Member

    I have AT&T and under Mobile networks, I only got
    Mobile data
    Data roaming
    Access Point Names
    Network operators

    Mobile data will let me turn On or turn Off data entirely. The rest does not let me pick much either. Maybe AT&T disabled it?
  23. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me Guide

    My apologies. I have Sprint. Assumed the settings were the same.
  24. MiXoLoGiSt

    MiXoLoGiSt Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure why AT&T would disable something like that.
  25. jonmwood

    jonmwood Well-Known Member

    What the.......mine doesn't last that long...It barely lasts a day for me.

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