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is it right to lose more than half my battery in 5 hours?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Menddles, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. doodahii

    doodahii Lurker

    I carry around 3 extra batteries along with the one in the phone. with me every day. I stream Pandora and play games all day at work. I go through about 3 of them in an 18 hour day with work and school. If I'm not at work and doing all of that I get a full charge on one in a day no problem. I have that desktop battery charger that I charge the batteries with. Works good for me because I would rather carry around batteries than a corded charger.

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  2. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Android Expert

    Dude, you're a 3-pack-a-day user! You need to cut back.
  3. Menddles

    Menddles Guest
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    Wow, what setting have you got yours on?
  4. nextass

    nextass Lurker

    i rooted my device and have codename android installed. i can get a good 15+ hours of moderate to light use if I choose the right scaling governors. Turning off one of the processors when the screen goes off saves a ton of battery..im assuming!
  5. amicus

    amicus Lurker

    Auto brightness, the phone is a hspa model, wifi is always on.

    I am still going on the same charge - 1d 7h 5m and 51% - havent used it much since yesterday though
  6. Deleted User

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    I've got the VZW 4G LTE model, so supposedly a horrible battery hog according to the above. I've been on battery for 9h 31m, my screen on time 1h 22m, and I spent most of that time with the screen on surfing Google Currents - so downloading and syncing media over 4G. No Wifi today.

    59% battery left. That would suggest my phone would die at around 19h of time being on, with 3h of that being screen on time. That's a pretty decent amount of screen-on time, IMO. If I connected it to wifi at work, it'd take a little load off the battery but I like to keep my phone syncing off of the corporate network.

    I leave 4G, Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS and auto-brightness on all the time.
  7. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Android Expert

    See my post earlier in the thread where I was at 84% after 43 minutes of screen on time, all using wifi. Using only 4G this morning, I was again down to 84% with 42 minutes of screen on time. Still want to make that bet?

  8. ANewDay

    ANewDay Well-Known Member

    Which battery, rom, and brightness level?
  9. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Android Expert

    Samsung extended battery (2100 mAh), stock ICS (no root), and medium brightness using the power control widget.
  10. Menddles

    Menddles Guest
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    I'm going to stick mine on auto for a day or 3 and see how it goes.
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  12. Menddles

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  13. o0timbo0o

    o0timbo0o Lurker

    looking at your pictures your wifi is on constantly , there is an option for the wifi to drop when the phone goes into standby , big gains to be made with this function!
  14. Menddles

    Menddles Guest
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    But then no apps would update/refresh right? I have juice defender to turn 3g off when the phone is in sleep.
  15. Deleted User

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    Actually, worse than that - apps will update over the cellular radios, which is worse for the battery.

    Turning off Wifi is only useful when you are leaving a wifi area so that it stops scanning for open access points. And even that is only marginally useful - I leave mine on all the time, and get great battery life.
  16. Menddles

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    That's what I thought. If I'm at home (connected to my wifi) and the phone is in standby the wifi will turn off. If a app needs to update, it will do it over the network. I think I'll leave it on.

    I seem to be getting better battery life with auto brightness. Or it's because I'm playing with it less.
  17. bigrobi24

    bigrobi24 Newbie

    I wonder if this is the phone for me? I'm due for an upgrade 2 days ago. I need my next phone to last as long, if not longer than my current phone. I'm a light to moderate user, as you can see from my current battery life:

    1d 1h 27m 17s since unplugged (obviously this is the next day now after sleeping)

    40% battery currently

    Cell standby 27%
    Display 27%
    phone idle 18%
    Android system 6%
    Voice calls 5%
    Facebook 3%
    Wordfeud 3%

    There are a few more on that list, but you get the point. This was a light day, but sometimes I'll watch netflix or play games on my phone if I'm really bored at work or on campus. I watched 2 family guys on my phone the other day (on 3G not wifi) and my phone dropped 40%.

    I'm trying to decide between this and the Razr Maxx. Both seem pretty good and I don't know which to get!
  18. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Android Expert

    The answer is simple. Galaxy Nexus and grab the extended battery. You can easily swap in a backup if needed and still enjoy the best phone out there today.
  19. Menddles

    Menddles Guest
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    That's true. I'm a moderate user and when I get home I still have about 50-60% battery left. By the end of the night I prob have at 40% then I just stick it on charge.
  20. macprv

    macprv Android Enthusiast

    About the phone dropping 1 or 2 % few minutes or seconds after disconnecting... i read somewhere about android stop charging once it was full... actually... i dont remember if it was the os or the actual charger/battery... but im gonna try to search for the source.. anyways.. i think thats the reason why it show 1 or 2 % drop after disconnecting.. be cause if you leave your phone charging during the night.. when you when up and disconnect you phone actually stop charging long time before you actually disconnected it.. hope it makes sense
  21. Menddles

    Menddles Guest
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    Yeah I get that anyway. It's when you plug it in and it doesn't charge to 100% and it says 99 or 98. The only way I can get mine to FULLY charge is to turn the phone off and charge. But my few % drop was when my battery was at 98, unplugged it and dropped to something like 94 in about 5 minutes.
  22. nashfh

    nashfh Well-Known Member

    I just completely uninstalled it and use m.facebook.com
  23. Feudal1

    Feudal1 Newbie

    I have a related question about battery life, signal, and the battery history details. The battery life is horrific on my current Nexus, with device shutting off after 7 hours with absolutely no activity by me, connected to WIFI (tested this yesterday, with factory reset, and a full charge, to be sure that no 3rd party apps are at fault).

    When away from home, I have also had an issue where the phone will not stay connected to 4g or 3g for more than a few minutes at a time. Today, when looking at my battery history details, I notice that the mobile network signal bar is yellow, with small intervals of red. To contrast, the first Nexus that I returned (because of a screen issue) didn't have this problem, and would last 20+ hours with moderate activity. I believe there is a significant defect with this particular nexus, and contacted VZW to send me a replacement for this device (which should arrive in a couple of days).

    A theory I have is that the radio in my current Nexus is having trouble staying connected, and that it keeps trying to connect, which is draining the battery (although the battery drains shockingly fast even when connected to WIFI). Does anyone know what the yellow and red mean (especially since everyone else's screenshots in this thread show that bar as mostly green)?

  24. Jomero

    Jomero Newbie

    I can attest to this. My battery did not last long when I did not connect to WiFi networks (in older phones WiFi was always draining more power than not).

    However, once I made my phone use my home's and work's WiFi network my battery hardly drains at all. In fact when I go to charge it at night it's still around 80% full.

    If you can connect to WiFi, I'd recommend doing it as often as you can.
  25. Tim K

    Tim K Android Expert

    You really need to look into what is keeping your phone awake even when the screen is off. I think you may have both a radio signal problem and some processes that are constantly running. What does the battery usage chart claim is eating the battery? Android OS? Android System?

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