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General 1% battery drain on standby?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by OptimusM, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. OptimusM

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    At first I thought the battery drain was from the launchers I was using, so I uninstalled them and used the standard launcher. I closed wifi and data connection, gps and so forth.

    I let it stay on during the night, and it seems that my galaxy s2 drains about 1% per hour during standby. Is this normal? My HTC tattoo only drained about 2-4% of battery life on standby on a period of about 7 hours. Galaxy s2 drained about 8% in 8 hours.

    Would battery life improve if I rooted the phone?
     

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    You phone is normal and you are obsessing over your battery. Just use your phone and enjoy it.

    Try to relax!

    Plug in the charger while you sleep and you are good.
     
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    theres a lot of people that would kill for a 1% an hour drain in standby, others get a little better. Mine ranges from 0.5-1.5% drain an hour on different nights.

    Just rooting on its own wont do anything to battery, its what you can then do after rooting that might help. But for now id suggest just looking at what apps you have running first. How often is things like email/facebook/twitter etc syncing? Have you got lattitude running within maps?

    To be fair 1% an hour isnt that bad.
     
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    Normally I get about 1% per hour on standby too. Sometimes better at 1% every couple of hours. But you need at least 8 hours to get some idea. Sometimes after 4 hours its still at 100% then jumps to 94 or 95% after 8 or 9 hours. Varies a bit but won't go wrong on average.

    The most important is that the phone is asleep when the screen is off.
     
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    I've noticed that the standby time varies, even if you do the same thing with your phone...

    Last week I had to charge my S2 twice a day, I'd pull it off charge in the morning and after an hour of browsing and texting it'd drop to 70%! By early afternoon I had to charge it again.

    This week, in the morning, after an hours usage it drops to only 92% and today it hasn't seen a second charge yet. It's just gone 1700hrs and I'm down to 25%, after hammering NFS. Not sure why it does this but I'm loving the battery time I'm getting right now whereas some days the standby time can be pretty bad. Doesn't stop me using it though :)
     

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