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How's the battery life?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by chmodx, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. HTTR

    HTTR Android Enthusiast

    Stock..run all day for about 15 hours and at the end of the day have over 50% of battery left. Moderate use. Amazing battery when compared to my Razr which was awful. I too use Gsam, nice app


  2. lcneed

    lcneed Android Enthusiast

    I charge my phone while I sleep. My day is about 16 to 17 hours before I go to bed again. The phone will have about 70% to 75% battery left. I only have about 1 hour of screen on time (checking email, sms, phone calls), but with about 3 to 4 hours of audiobook playing.
  3. schimm

    schimm Android Enthusiast

    I had three days once with the extended battery. :D (Hyperion 6200).

    Now I typically recharge every other day. And I have a lot of stuff synced and use it moderately. Actually I like the feel of the phone with the bigger battery. Stock just seems too thin/candybar-ish.
  4. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Common Android knowledge? To whom? The average user has no idea what you're even talking about.
    I think it's forgotten that not everyone using an android phone is sitting on an Android forum.
    I've never spent one day concerning myself with whether or not the OS needs a few runs to report & calibrate.
  5. Caloy

    Caloy Android Expert

    I think it was true back in the days of gingerbread. I don't think it's still the case today. =)

    Sent using the force
  6. chasers

    chasers Well-Known Member

    I never had to calibrate my battery. Different strikes for different folks. My usage for the afternoon/evening

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  7. bluemsw

    bluemsw Member

    Battery life is great for me, lasts longer then the motorola maxx hd and has 4g almost the hole day, signal reception was so bad on maxx that i constantly lost 4g. I make it a whole day and don't charge until bed time.
  8. phonedroid

    phonedroid Member

    There is always going to be a tradeoff between battery size and power consumption. Apparenly the N2 does great compared to previous smart phones but if you simultaneously run bluetooth, gps, and wifi, then play videos and talk on the phone, all at the same time you're going to hammer on the battery. The battery size is probably calculated to give the majority of users adequate power for typical use. For more power carry a spare battery or an external USB battery or get one of the double size internal batterys, or, do all three. The phones will get somewhat more energy efficient, batteries will improve a little, but there's no nanotech super battery in the pipeline. If you want to use all the features hard all day you are going to need ac power or a pocket full of spare batteries. That's going to stay true for years to come.

  9. 956moe

    956moe Newbie


    meh usages, couple of calls, youtube videos, and just messing around with the phone
    but DS battery saver is a GO!
  10. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    In the past few days, I've noticed something I really love about this battery compared to the past. 15% remaining on the note 2 is not anywhere near what it had meant in my past phones.

    For example, I reached 15% 2 hours ago, answered a few emails, looked through some texts and also browsed through the forums. I'm only down to 10 percent in those 2 hours and my spare battery is ready to go.

    No way I could do that much activity once my past phones reached 15% in the past. At most, I'd maybe last 1 hour just leaving on standby. As soon as I get back to my office, I'll swap, but I really love the exprience with the Note 2 oem batteries.
  11. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    A few days ago one of my batteries was dropping like a stone. Within 2 hrs I went from 100 to 43%. For some reason S-Suggest (which I don't use) was draining me dry. I don't even know what made it kick into gear.
  12. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Is that a Samsung or Sprint app?
  13. PiscesCloud

    PiscesCloud Android Enthusiast

    I disabled S-Suggest (along with a few more) and not noticed its absence. I've got my best apps either from these forums or by searching Google Play on topics of interest.

    DrexAppeal, I could not manage a multi-quote reply but here is a link to S-Suggest.

    S Suggest Finds the Apps You Need | Samsung Mobile Article
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  14. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Thanks for the link, but is it listed as s suggest on the phone? I wavy to be sure it's not enabled because it's definitely not an app that I would use.

    -Edit- Nevermind. Found it
  15. phonedroid

    phonedroid Member

    I've been testing one of the Hyperrion 6200 ma batteries for the past couple days. Today was a day off and I ended up sitting around the house and surfing on the phone all day. I've been using the phone almost continuously on battery with wifi and bluetooth on and the screen set to full bright, no dimming, since 9:00 am. At the moment, after 11 hours, the battery stands at 44% remaining, according to the battery indicator. Last Friday I ran the GPS and a track logger for 14 hours, let it sleep on battery overnight, then for another 8 hours on Saturday before the battery went to 1% after about 40 continuous hours.

    After this charge finally runs down, probably sometime tomorrow, I'll see how many days the battery goes for my normal work day uses, which includes only a few hours of surfing a day. I'm guessing 3 days is likely and 4 or more is possible.

    I got the Hyperion battery for travel and all day outdoor activities. In normal city life the phone is charging in the house, in the car, and at work and rarely drops below 95%. The thinner, lighter standard battery is more than adequate for that.
  16. twilighter

    twilighter Well-Known Member

    I used to have the EVO and then a Galaxy S2. Both had horrible battery life. I even bought extra batteries to carry around with me since the battery would go from 100% to dead in 4 hours. I now have a Note 2 and am thoroughly surprised at how amazing the battery life is. Today, for example I took it off the charger at 10:30am and had 100% life, 5 hours later, I'm at 86% with moderate use. Not bad at all.
  17. bonerp

    bonerp Android Expert

    I've recently had my note 2 fixed/replaced under warranty. I was on the original pre order list and by 5pm was down to 40%. The replacement phone is now at 70%+ at the same time.
    Battery usage is much better than before. Same apps.
    Running 4.1.1. xxalj2
  18. Veritas4420

    Veritas4420 Android Enthusiast

    Stock battery has been averaging around 17-18 hours, which is more then enough for me. With my Hyperion 6200 I get 2 days with around 9-10 hours of screen time. I purchased the extended battery for long trips and vacations but found myself using it all of the time.
  19. softarno

    softarno Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone, today had a funny wired thing, was trying to send text but it was not going due to network issues I guess, anyways I just restarted the phone without removing the battery, trying to sort out the issue of the text and it has been sorted out well, but after the restart I noticed that the battery discharging start counting from the min of the restart and removed all the time before the restart.
    Is that normal or there is something wrong?
    I think I used to do restart but the discharging counter used to keep the actual time
    Any idea what is that?
    Thanks in advanced
  20. softarno

    softarno Well-Known Member

    Guys any idea... :eek:

    Just connected the phone right now to Pc and was doing backup and disconnected and just for curiosity restarted the phone and surprisingly now that issue has gone and the discharging just continuing showing the previous time, though in the morning I did it 3 or 4 times and every time I restart it reset the discharging counter...
    Wired :thinking: :rolleyes:
  21. Veritas4420

    Veritas4420 Android Enthusiast

    I think that is normal. Mine does the same thing when I restart the phone or change batteries.
  22. softarno

    softarno Well-Known Member

    Actually its not normal and as long as you did not connect the phone to the charger or replaced the battery is should keep on counting and it used to count all the time even if I switched off the mobile at night and switched it on in the morning and as long as you did not removed the battery or connected to a charger it should always keep on counting, and It has been sorted out just a min ago and I don't know how it started or how it gone
  23. Veritas4420

    Veritas4420 Android Enthusiast

    Yeah, I guess mine does it because I have 2 extra batteries.
  24. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Battery life has taken a dive, after I fixed the issue I was having with my work email exchange active sync. On one of my batteries, I only got 11 hours today. So strange. I checked GSam and any odd activity, I've been able to manage, but I'll continue to monitor changes and report back if it returns to normal.
  25. QUIXOS

    QUIXOS Newbie

    Well I bought the phone in mid october last year and charged it fully. Its reading 25 % now ! - seriously !...thats like 10 percent or a little more a month !

    Ok ok lol...it lasts me 2 full days with moderate use.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 release date was September 2012. Features and Specs include a 5.5" inch screen, 8MP camera, 2GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 3100mAh battery.

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