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Galaxy S5 Power Drain

Discussion in 'Android Media' started by inspro, May 12, 2016.

  1. inspro

    inspro Member
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    I have an S5, just purchased, for Straight Talk. When I first got it, I loved the battery life, which was the purpose I got this particular phone.

    It was great. I could go 2+ days without plugging it in. I took a long day trip to NYC using City Mapper, Waze, google maps and internet. At the end of the day, I still had 30%+ of battery life.

    About 6 weeks after purchase, it just started burning the battery like crazy. It cannot even go a full day on idle, and is always warm. Below are a couple pics of what is using the power. One after an hour idle, the other 5 hours idle. I have done a factory reset, installed battery doctor, and shut off all unnecessary apps. No change.

    The only other change is it started pausing when I hit power button to light screen, at the same time the battery life became so poor. For example, I want to make a call and I hit the face or power button, it might be a 5 count until the screen illuminates. It is as if the processor is busy.

    Any ideas or help is appreciated.

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  2. MLSS

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    Have you received any updates to your OS since you got it?
     
  3. inspro

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    Good question. As far as I can tell I have had 4.4.2 since I bought the phone.
     
  4. CenturionB

    CenturionB Well-Known Member
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    The battery can actively eats not only the application but also the operating system. You obviously always active processor. Try a custom firmware (at default is still not working properly).
    And there is always a risk that the problem could be hardware evil - such as the battery is not working properly.
     

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