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General More on the S2's battery life

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by wildetudor, Oct 18, 2011.

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If you start the day fully charged, when will your battery go dead, assuming normal-to-intense use?

  1. By the afternoon

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  2. By the end of the day

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  3. By next morning

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  4. By the end of the next day

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  1. wildetudor

    wildetudor Member
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    Hello everyone,

    What do other S2 owners think about their phone's battery life? Before buying mine, I had read raving reviews about the battery life of this device, however mine barely gets me through the day, if I use it a bit more intensely. During the course of a typical day, I will have probably used a bit out of most features of the phone (calling/texting, network data, WiFi data, calendar, music, GPS, occasionally the camera), which I would say is not atypical for a smartphone user. With such a usage, if I start the day with a 100% battery, the phone will typically be dead by the start of the evening, which I am not impressed with at all.

    I bought my phone slightly used, and it might be that the previous owner used to connect/disconnect the charger quite often, which effectively kills battery life. I am wondering therefore if what I describe above is typical of other S2 phones as well, or whether mine's battery is likely to be a bit on the worn side

    Some of the things I do to get more out my battery throughout a day:
    - turn WiFi and Bluetooth off when I'm not using them, to keep the phone from constantly trying to find networks or other devices
    - put it in Flight mode when I go through areas with no/low mobile reception
    - set my screen's time-out to the minimum possible time (15 seconds), and the brightness to Automatic
    - (I never turn off the GPS, as there is no hidden activity there: I can see exactly when this is in use, which is when I start up Google Maps or another app that needs localisation)

    Any views on whether this is normal or not, as well as more tips to improve battery life for this phone, would be really appreciated!

    I also created a poll in case anyone cares to share their experience of how long their S2's battery lasts for.

    Many thanks in advance!
     

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    by the next day's noon-afternoon the option the fits mine :)
    when i bought it i thought it wouldn't last as much.
    i try to turn off bluetooth and wifi when not in use, but also gps - unlike you - just in case.
    im usually on pretty low brightness, but the screen time-out is 1min, because i hate it when its less.
    i don't widgets that refresh themselves, but only when i click them, and i don't use live wallpapers..
     
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    Middle of the next day. It's not as good as it was when I first got it, but that WAS six months ago afterall.
     
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    If I dont use it much I can get a day out of it, but that is very rare...
     
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    The battery life is questionable but to be fair my phone hasn't gone completely flat yet while I've been out and about.

    After 6 hours in standby my phone looses 14% charge overnight. But I also had emails pushed to my phone and app updates and text messages. Oh and the alarm activated 3 times too.
     
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    dont want to be picky but people rooted and not rooted will have different answers.
     
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    turn off anything that auto sync.

    Set updates to weather etc to 6 hours min.

    Manually check emails or set it to every hour or 2.

    Make sure wifi locators aren't on all the time in the background.

    Check your running tasks to see whats going on and adjust as necessary.

    Job done.
     
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    Once I've had a full charge I don't tend to use it a lot at work so by the time I get home at 9:30pm I can leave until to the next morning but if I start using a lot of apps it dies quick.
     
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    White S2 GT-I9100G, Android version 2.3.5

    Unplugged from charger at 8.10am

    Running apps:

    Wifi
    Mobile Internet Data
    Weather update every 4 hrs
    Lookout antivirus
    3G Watchdog
    Battery indicator

    and other few widgets

    normal usage when need to make/answer call and sms

    Amazingly, my battery still left 52% at the moment i writing this. :cool:
    Battery life is far better compared to last week.
     
  10. wildetudor

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    Many thanks for your replies everyone :)
     
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    I usually charge it at night, it has about an average of 30% battery.
     
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    it becomes an obsession! every minute you see the battery level. it sux. make another choice, it is not a good cell this way!
     

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