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  1. goonz808

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    Please help I got an s4 and my batery doesnt last 4 hours what is it is it normal ?the screan takes 78 percent of my battery
     

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    Mine won't last a full day but 4 hours is far less than you should expect.

    Is your phone completely standard? If so and you aren't watching a video while running Monte Carlo simulations in the background constantly, you may have a duff battery.
     
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    If you're using it 4 hours straight, then I can see that happening.
     
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    Give us some more details. How high is your screen brightness at? Have you checked your running processes? How often is the phone used at one time? Etc.... 4 hours does tend to say a bad battery but other factors can drain it fast.
     
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    Lots of posts on general settings advice for battery saving (screen brightness to auto, no live wallpaper, etc.) But I've found using a power manager app does wonders. I'm now using GO Power Master and a fully charged phone at bed time is only down to about 90% when I wake up. Phone will go all day with moderate use.
     
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    please tell which class SD card is suitable for GS4???
     
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    What is your brightness set at? The GS4 has a bright screen with low settings, it doesn't need to be set very high. Mine is set at the 'ss' below the word 'Brightness' in the settings menu. I also have a few S things turned off. And yet, I got this out of my GS4's battery yesterday.

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    Sorry if the pic is huge. Now, it did sit for 12 hours while I was at work, but cut those out and that's 26 hours active. You shouldn't be having issues, check your settings. Also, a weak signal will destroy your battery life as well.
     
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    Battery life is also great on mine. I been getting almost 2 days unless I go wild playing a game or watching videos.

    If you look at the top left corner, you can see I also have Skype and another app running 24/7.

    The screen is the biggest drain.
     

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    When I first got my S4, it would use about 2% overnight. But now that I've loaded it with some apps and whatnot, it drops 5%-8% or so overnight.

    I keep mine in powersave mode, leave wifi and sync on, turn off GPS unless using it. I've not had any issues getting a full day of service out of it, but a good 16-18 hour day will take a toll on the battery reserves and I'll probably be down to 20-25% or so.

    I typically charge in the morning before my day starts and the phone charges quickly enough to get 100% before I leave. But at first I would charge at night to see what the overnight drain would be.
     

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