Whats your Battery Life like?General


  1. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Well-Known Member

    When I was doing my research on different 7inch Tablets. It seemed like the number one complaint for the Galaxy 2 was the battery life being terrible. The other big complaint was the wireless was kinda weak on some tablets.

    Whats your guys battery life look like? I am sitting on 1day 13hrs of off and on use. I do not power it down at night. All I do is turn the screen off since I use it as a alarm in the mornings.

    I am thinking I will get at least another days worth of battery before it needs a charge. I am very happy with my battery life so far and cant see why people where upset. How are your guy experience with battery life?

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  2. bhappyharsha

    bhappyharsha Well-Known Member

    I use Wi-fi for a few hours in a day and play few games in addition to Facebook and other websites browsing. I am also happy with the battery since I was told that you have to charge it one in a day but I don't have to for once in two to three days.

    Hope it continues like this!
  3. rvrajan

    rvrajan Member

    Battery life appears to be fine. However felt the WiFi signals picking is bit weak.
  4. reyrios

    reyrios Member

  5. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me Guide

  6. Manash_tab

    Manash_tab New Member

    If u r on 3g then u ll have a very less btry life...
  7. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me Guide

    The OP's tablet is not 3G.
  8. SithLord0498

    SithLord0498 Member

    Even then, the only cellular-ready version of the GT2 is Verizon's new 4G model. The first generation Tab series had the 3G models for all the major carriers.

    But since I brought up the Verizon 4G model, it's a safe bet that it will undoubtedly chew through battery power much faster than the Wi-Fi only version (based on how much more 4G consumes battery power on smartphones).
  9. SithLord0498

    SithLord0498 Member

    As for my experience with the GT2, I get between 5.5 - 6 hours of "screen on" time with each full charge.

    During this time, I'm connected to my home wi-fi network. My most frequent activities are browsing the web on Chrome, watching YouTube videos, reading news feeds linked to Google Reader (which often involves opening links in Chrome), and using apps such as Facebook, IMDb, Songza, etc.

    If I'm playing games, then I switch off wi-fi, but I'm playing games an average of 30 minutes straight (that Temple Run and Jewels Pro are addicting!).

    Occasionally, I have Bluetooth active (but usually no wi-fi connection) because I'm connecting a Logitech keyboard and mouse for use in QuickOffice.

    At night and when I know I won't be using the Tab for an extended period of time, I power down the unit. I also have the power saving mode permanently switched on, and I don't experience any lag in performance.

    CNET's official benchmark puts the Tab 2 7.0 at around the 7 hour mark, but they tested it solely by looping a video file until the unit shut down. I believe they had wi-fi enabled too. Of course, the more you multi-task and the more apps you use, more power is used, and it all adds up in the end.

    The reason I gave such a detailed breakdown of my usage is to establish the point that a reasonable estimate is 5.5 - 6 hours of battery life when using the tablet in a versatile but energy-conscious manner. Of course, your mileage may vary.

    Hope this helps! :)
  10. Romulous

    Romulous Well-Known Member

    i would be using my 2 10.1 more than my laptop these days, especially when taking lunch breaks in work etc, and i find the battery life to be fantastic, especially considering the size of the screen.

    Obviously depending on what apps you are running, and potentially Custom ROMs for that matter may make a big difference to the overall longevity on one full charge.

    I started playing some hidden object games, most of which require you to have a very bright screen as most of them would be portrayed in a very dismal/grimey fashion, and i certainly noticed that some of them would hog the old battery.
  11. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me Guide

    My tablets usually run me about 10-11 hrs with WiFi & BT on. Lately I've been using power save options so I have them set to shut WiFi off when not in use. My screen is usally at it's lowest setting (right before it gets dim).

    I'm not doing anything intense. I dont play power hungry games other than Words With Friends and Dream Heights. Other than that there may be some FB, plenty of forums, YouTube, HBO Go and Netflix.
    Yesterday I installed TabletSMS for those times I dont feel like pulling my phone off the charger. Wonderful app I might add.
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