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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tessel8, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. tessel8

    tessel8 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi all. I seem to be having what I consider unacceptible battery life and I wanted to collect some thoughts on how to improve it, or if I should seek remedy with AT&T or something. At this point, the phone is of limited use to me because it dies part way through the day, which is unacceptable.

    Normal routine. Phone charges completely overnight. I unplug my phone sometime in the 7am hour. I usually get my first battery warning around 3pm. Phone usually shuts itself off around 5-7pm (hence, a serious problem). Since the phone is dying, it is "cycling" the battery every time I charge it. My day is what I would consider moderate usage. For comparison, my Samsung Jack last a day and a half under the same conditions. My settings for display and other things are essentially stock.

    I pulled the battery stats the last time the phone died just as it was shutting itself off.

    Total time: 11h 49m
    Display: 39% 1h 22m
    Cell idle: 12% 10h 19m
    Cell Standby: 25% 11h 41m, No signal 6%
    Android system: 6% CPU background 22m, CPU Foreground 9s
    Palringo: 6% Background 22m, foreground 3s
    Android OS: 4% 12m
    Doplhin HD Browser: 2% 6m 29s, 3m 58s
    Android Core apps 2%
    Good 2% 4m 50s, 31s

  2. chicknlil

    chicknlil Android Enthusiast

    Are you running anything like JuiceDefender and/or any Task Killer?
  3. tessel8

    tessel8 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    No. I am not running either of those 2 apps.
  4. baddress

    baddress Well-Known Member

    Exchange it. The new one will be 300% better.
  5. Max Tempest

    Max Tempest Newbie

    Just buy extra Samsung Galaxy S OEM batteries through Ebay like I did. $11 for 2x batteries + charger, I keep one spare on me when I go out, and I do not worry about battery life at all anymore. So far for me, the extra batteries have provided similar life to the original that came with the phone. If you want a link to the Ebay listing I bought, let me know.

    Just to point out, this is one of the advantages over the Iphone, you can swap batteries easily.

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The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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