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How long does your battery last after "typical" usage?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MoreYummy, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. MoreYummy

    MoreYummy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    How long does your battery last after "typical" usage?

    Everyone has its own special usage style, but just briefly say the recharging time, and what are used before charging.

    Im curious.

    Thanks. :D

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  2. informale

    informale Android Enthusiast

    At 7-9am I unplug the charger. In the end of the day (8-9pm) I get around 30-40 left.

    3G, AutoSync, Background Data = On

    GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth = Off

    One or two 15-20 minute reading feeds in Google Reader + 30-40 minutes a day reading e-mails. Mostly no voice calls, no texting.

    Re-charge overnight.
  3. benner

    benner Member

    no 3g, apndroid to turn off gprs when not using it (i use it maybe 10 minutes a day) wifi just to sync apps, newsrob (google reader feeder) and 3 or 4 phone calls a day. i am charging every 2-3 days. the stock battery indicator is terrible. it is full for 2 days, then drops very quickly. apparently the other battery life indicators drain the battery faster so i haven't used them.
  4. briany

    briany Newbie

    I usually have Wifi, 3G, bluetooth, autosync and GPS off. I usually listen to music a couple hours each day. Phone comes off the charge at 8:00a, and by 10:00p that night i'll have 20-30% left of the battery, but I've been trying to improve my battery life. I just rooted and switched to GalaxHero today, and I don't know if my battery life will change because of it, but i'll be testing it out this week to see if there's any change.
  5. MoreYummy

    MoreYummy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Do you think if I charge the battery after it is full for many hours, will it damage the battery?
  6. briany

    briany Newbie

    i've been told you need to "train" your battery to last long by only charging it when it's low, because charing the phone when the battery is full/not low eventually shortens the battery life, but i haven't heard of any damage being done to the battery. to be safe, though, i wouldn't leave it on the charge longer than you need. something like overnight probably would be okay, i'd think.
  7. MoreYummy

    MoreYummy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Overnight will overcharge it at least 3 - 6 hours, depends on how long is your "night". ;D
  8. benner

    benner Member

    A friend of mine works for a company that designs lower end cell phones. He says that the newer generation of batteries don't develop a memory at at so you shouldn't have to worry about waiting until it is low before charging.
  9. KlaymenDK

    KlaymenDK Android Expert

    I usually have my Galaxy plugged into my laptop with the USB cable most work days, and hooked up to the charger every night. You might say I only need the battery to carry me through my spare time.

    My usage varies quite a bit, mostly light entertainment (reading, sudoku, no intensive games). Every now and then, I need geo-awareness, for walking directions or exercise monitoring. I always use 3G telephony (there's no 2G coverage for me here), and sometimes have GPS enabled even if I don't use it at the time. Wifi is only on when I need it.

    With this setup, I get one, maaaybe two days of normal use. The other day it ran down completely in under 24h even though it stayed in my pocket. (I still feel that nothing beats the Psion and Palm pda's of yesteryear.)
  10. seenxu

    seenxu Lurker

    using galaxo v1.1, with 3g on for gmail sync and general web browsing, the battery lasts about 30h.
  11. mvnjpy

    mvnjpy Member

    wtf thats impossible. i doubt it lasts more than 20h with gmail sync on. I had galaxo 1.1.

    im using the new one now (K4?), with sync disabled, checking mail/weather/finance every hour or so, it loses about 15% per whole day.
  12. Esp_McLee

    Esp_McLee Newbie

    Using default firmware (I8), I'd say it would be completely drained in a little over 24h. I usually unplug at 8.30 am, go about my day using full autosync (incl K9mail with 3 syncs/hour), 3G, and possibly a bit of WiFi as well. When I go to bed around midnight and plug it back in, it's usually down to 40% remaining.
  13. seenxu

    seenxu Lurker

    well, it is possible. I can't say, it always lasts 30h between each battery charges, but it definitely reach 30h for most of the time.

    I had disabled calendar, contact sync, leave only gmail sync on, has no widgets at all on desktop, has no weather/news kinda app running in background.
  14. informale

    informale Android Enthusiast

    Contacts and Calendar sync happens only once in a while and having those off cannot make much of a difference.
  15. seenxu

    seenxu Lurker

    maybe I just got some luck to have the battery lasted more than 30h.
  16. martino

    martino Guest

    My usual day with my Galaxy is like 1 hour of music per day, WiFi on for maybe one hour just to check my email and news, lots of messaging, a couple of phone calls per day, twice or thrice sync over WiFi, looking at pictures a few times, brightness on lowest, 2G only and that's about it. I charge it every third day without any problems. :)

    So not a heavy user, but never had complaints about the battery life.
  17. pegasus21

    pegasus21 Android Enthusiast

    Disabling either apn or background sync gains you battery life. Disabling individual sync types will not gain you much battery life.

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