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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by joecool2, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. joecool2

    joecool2 Lurker
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    How is your battery life after upgrading to ICS?
     



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  2. razvan06

    razvan06 Android Enthusiast

    I was running ICS for about 4 days ... it kind'a sucked really 1 day and about 4 hours and the batt was dead !
     
  3. quantumrand

    quantumrand Android Expert

    My battery life seems fine. The past few days, I usually have a good 70+% remaining after 14-16 off the charger.

    Before I updated to 4.0.3, I'd generally be around 80% at the end of the day, but that was with a rooted and undervolted kernel (still stock 2.3.6 though). I'm running stock everything with 4.0.3 for the moment.
     
  4. elemteacher2be

    elemteacher2be Well-Known Member

    Wow, I don't know how you would have so much battery left, I've never gotten so much from the battery.

    Yesterday I took my phone off the charger around 9:30am, and by 9:30pm or so I was down to like 17% and that was with a few phone calls, some game playing and not much else.
     
  5. quantumrand

    quantumrand Android Expert

    When I play games, it kills the battery a lot faster. My typical day might have like 30-45 minutes of talk time, a handful of texts, catching up on Twitter every couple of hours, and answering a few e-mails. Lately I've been using it for price checking at stores and such, but that didn't seem to make much difference.

    Just an hour of Angry Birds or Apparatus will drop my battery down a good 25%.
     
  6. elemteacher2be

    elemteacher2be Well-Known Member

    I don't play very many games on my phone, usually it's the same as you describe and still I am left with very little at the end of the day. I'll have to test it and really record what I've been doing with it...
     
  7. ironman666

    ironman666 Member

    in 2.3.6 with little use, like 10-20 minutes browsing on 3g, and 5-10 minutes games, 2-3 sms.
    I had probably around 70-80% at the end of the day.

    In 2.3.6 with medium use, 1-2 hour browsing, 2 hour music, 30 minute games, i had around 30-40 % left at the end of the day.

    (a day = 18 hours)

    4.0.3 with same little use, i have around 60-70 % left

    4.0.3 with same medium use i have around 10-20% left

    But im ok with it, i can sacrifice the battarylife in what i get back in a supersmooth ui experience.

    I did the manual upadate with no wipe
     
  8. DexTyler

    DexTyler Well-Known Member

    This is after making calls throughout the day and sending endless texts. I even left 3G data for 3 hours and used GPS for abit too. However, I don't game when I'm on the go, so there was no battery drain from gaming. Perhaps that's where the main battery issues lie?
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  9. dosei

    dosei Member

    I upgraded to ICS from 2.3.6, any my battery life is half of what is was before the "upgrade." I used to be able to stretch my usage between charges to over 5 days (120 hrs) , but after ICS 2 days (48 hrs) max., and this is with decreased usage of my phone.
     
  10. DexTyler

    DexTyler Well-Known Member

    What did you do to max your battery like that? Surely the only way that's possible is but not using it even once at all. Not even my old Nokia would last 5 days after making calls and texts every day.
     
  11. dosei

    dosei Member

    I'm pretty amazed at the battery life out of the box. I did install JuiceDefender and BatteryIndicator, but the battery life was amazing out of the box. I don't turn on Wifi or enable data unless I need to, but I check email, check scores, etc a few times a day, I use Maps for traffic info, and I use the camera / flash maybe every 2 days. It was great until I installed ICS!
     
  12. dosei

    dosei Member

    I should add I don't use my phone for music or videos so that helps.
     

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