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Battery sucks! Time to move on, I bid farewell.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by HaTrEd360, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. HaTrEd360

    HaTrEd360 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    So I'm tired of this phone now. xD I just discovered that my battery only lasts a total time of 2 hours with the screen on and that's crap lol. I'm gonna be switching to Verizon sometime today, and getting a S4. Having money rocks! So this is also a farewell, and that it's been great. I loved BluROM and I love PacROM, probably gonna either sell the phone as is but wipe data, or keep it for a gaming phone like PlayStation at a high over clock. :)

    Which by the way, how do you wipe them accurately again? I remember my phone being on 1% a week ago and it stayed on 1% while I continued to use the phone for another 3 hours before it died lolol.

    Here's 2 screenshots of my battery stats.
     

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  2. Palmetto Fellow

    Palmetto Fellow Android Expert

    I'd take a strong look at AT&T if you can live with them as a carrier. They currently are the only ones with the Galaxy S4 ACTIVE which is a waterproof version of the S4.

    I would so totally get one if I was even to get back into post-paid...but the Galaxy S3 will be the nicest phone I own for the next year or so.
     
  3. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    C'mon, once the Evo LTE is released on Virgin you know that you'll want one. :D
    OB
     
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  4. Revenant Ghost

    Revenant Ghost Android Expert

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    This is all I can think about when it comes to Verizon, but to each his own. Hope you have better luck with your S4.
     
  5. nsciucco

    nsciucco Android Expert


    Kind of ridiculous it isn't already here. I would of that would be here before the S3. Wasn't the Evo LTE out way before the S3?
     
  6. SuperAfnan

    SuperAfnan Android Expert

    Go blow your money but don't come crying to us when you are on the streets jk
     
  7. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    Actually both were released the same week on Sprint. :D
    OB
     
  8. Prinny

    Prinny Resident Linux Nutcase

    LTEvo will be my next phone, whenever that comes to VM.

    Unless it costs 400...then...Not too sure about that.

    Prepaid phones are getting expensive...but contract plans are expensive. Its becoming a lose/lose, these days.

    Least its still cheaper than the iPhone 5...
     
  9. Essjay22

    Essjay22 Member

    Just curious, how old is your battery>? I just bought a new battery and have no such problem anymore. Bought it from a reputable dealer so i know its not old.
    Anyway, nice to have the cash to burn.
    Let us know if the grass really is greener :)
     
  10. efaustus9

    efaustus9 Well-Known Member

    If you are feeling improvident and want a bloated contract plan so you can get a highly marketed phone I would suggest moving to a GSM network like AT&T or T-Mobile. Its generally easier to take a GSM phone to a new network then a CDMA phone. I am not on virgin mobile because I am hard for cash I am on virgin mobile because I do not like wasting cash. I make a good salary and could afford a Verizon contract but the money I save over using a contract plan I put in my savings or invest. You can buy an unlocked Samsung S4 running stock android from google for $650 here. I would suggest you get an estimate of the total cost of a two year verizon contract with taxes/fees and include the purchase price of the Samsung bloatware S4 on verizon. Once you have that compare the estimate to what it would cost you buy the Google Nexus Samsung S4 and two years of unlimited service on a no contract plan. I imagine that you will find that you have saved hundreds of dollars. You may not care for the service you had under virgin (sprint) but you can use the verizon network with out walking into a Verizon store e.g. paigeplus and talkforgood. If you opt for the Google Nexus Samsung S4 you will need to look at GSM networks;

    AT&T:
    H20, RedPocket, AioWireless.

    T-Mobile:
    MetroPCS, simplemobile, Solavei.

    You will find your self richer still if you are more conscientious as to how you spend your money.
     
  11. HaTrEd360

    HaTrEd360 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I have to pay a 400$ deposit because I have no credit. Yay!

    I make enough money for this stuff anyways. Lol. I'm going to install AOSPA to the phone once I receive it as well. Verizon is the only carrier that gets signal in my house and I really need that.
     
  12. ImaMurican

    ImaMurican Newbie

    Good enough,

    Virgin doesn't get signal in many places I go, such as school, but I have wifi and Google Voice. WhatsApp for messages.
     
  13. kwknott

    kwknott Android Expert

    Battery was my biggest issue with the Evo V. The way I used mine I'd unplug at 5:30 am and it'd be almost dead by 11am.

    I just picked up the Galaxy Victory and I'm pretty happy with it I been using the crap out of it and battery life is great. Plus I found out that we have 4g Lte around here even though Sprint doesn't show we do. The 4g is pretty sweet too.

    I sold my Evo for $80.00
     
  14. rom_man

    rom_man Newbie

    [​IMG]Hi I'm using app greenify and is really gives best battery live. Take a shut won't be disappointed.
     

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  15. rom_man

    rom_man Newbie

    Oh forgot to tell I'm running Harmonia with latest Mirage kernel. No battery heat everything smooth as butter.
     
  16. efaustus9

    efaustus9 Well-Known Member

    Just trying to help you out. If only the verizon network works in your house then you can still use paigeplus or talkforgood as both carriers use verizon. I would also consider the Samsung Galaxy S3 over the S4. If you read reviews besides a number of software gimmicks there is little an end user can distinguish between the two. Here is a Verizon Galaxy S3 for $330 on ebay. So for $55 a month at paigeplus plus and the aforementioned S3 for $330, you are on the verizon network with a phone that is very similar to the S4 at what I wager to be significant savings. Having the money, does not mean you should waste it. If you want to make it rain at your nearest verzion store that's up to you.

    [​IMG]
     
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