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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by m.vasquez009, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. m.vasquez009

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    does anybody have a pretty good general idea how battery life will be on this phone??? i have read in alot of reviews that this phone can get pretty good battery life (12-13 hrs) with moderate to some heavy use which i am pleased with, but at the same time i have heard ppl say that this phone has terrible battery life and will only last about 5 hours...so im just wondering what the real answer is and if anybody can help re assure me of the true battery life
     

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    Had my phone off charge from 6:30am yesterday until around 1am this morning.

    2 hours display on, 50 minutes GPS, 20MB data use (web browsing / apps).

    Phone was still on the lower end of a green battery. I didn't actually check the percentage but I would guess it was around 25% ?

    + took 20 photos.

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    ^ This is a post from another thread about the battery life I got the day after I got the phone (when I was playing with it constantly :p)

    I have to deliberately try to fully discharge the battery. Under normal use (and I do quite a bit of email/facebook checking, web browsing, spotify listening etc, but not much YouTube) it doesn't even come close to running out for me.
     
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    I really depends what these 5 hrs ppl are doing i.e. using sat nav etc also who they charging it as well

    if you have the latest firmware and rooted its possible to get a long battery life
     
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    My battery got worse after I charged it while it still had juice. Now it seems as weak as everyone else's here.

    I shall continue to maintain that even Li Batteries should be charged from empty.
     
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    My phone's battery life seems to be pretty good,
    i disconnected the charger 9 and a half hours ago at 100% battery, used it like i usually do - wifi and a some camera, phone calls and smsing, and for an hour and a half i had the gps on, while listening to music,
    and i still got 65% battery left.

    btw, im using the stock rom and nothing special to keep the battery life.
     
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    for me I cant get 12hrs out of mine. I am not using any navigation but am on it a lot sending sms.
     
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    Android 2.3.4 fixes a battery problem You dont have too root you get it You can just flash files on , you just wont be able to use Kies to update anymore
     
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    Update: i still havnt charged the battery, its now 14 and a half hours since i last charged it, and i now hit the 50%, and i listened to 4 albums today in my car - in full volume, in addition to what i mention above.

    I dunno about other people's phones, but mine's battery is great.
     
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    Well it looks like it's unanimous then :D I stand corrected.
    Today I got some spare batteries and the samsung battery-bed charging unit, so I can sub-hot swap them now, it's been annoying trying to make sure I have a full charge for when I go to work and thus not using the phone heavily beforehand.
     

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