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General S III Battery use

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    Using the phone and all its features basically on/off all day - took off from charger at 630am and was at 6% when I put it back on the charger close to 11pm - got awhole day and than some with heavy usage!

    Today same routine off charger early am and I am seeing somewhat faster battery drain will monitor - barely any usage but i think one of the culprits is the photo widget that slideshows every 5 minutes -
     

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    Day one with my S3. I been playing pretty much non stop.

    Would probably have been able to squeeze in out 5 hours of screen time, and but decided it was getting late.
     

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    Screen on for 3h 14m

    Very satisfied.

    I kept Wifi, Mobile data, sync, GPS, and bluetooth off for the most part (but the parts where it was on are noticeable), and only used it lightly (texting and calls).

    I also used JuiceDefender and Advanced Task Killer apps
     
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    Please stop using task killers. It doesn't help.
     
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    Battery life is still going great a week into it.

    Been on 4g for 14 hours with 4 hours 19 minutes of screen time and at 20% battery still (gps on always). Used Google Maps, Chrome, eBay, camera, and Media Server pretty heavily. Also read Pride and Prejudice for about an hour with the Kindle App as well though don't think that drained too much battery. Have been trying to drain the battery the last hour and it's a slow process. Playing with features and switching out wallpapers but the number hardly moves etc. Makes me happy haha.

    On a side note, how do I attach screen shots here? I tried to take them for reference, and uploaded it but got the error that my dimensions were 720x1280 and it couldn't be resized and I'd have to do it manually and upload again. Help?
     
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    After you take the screen shot you are going to have to edit the picture to the right size. I took a screen shot, sent it to my computer. Re-sized it, and then uploaded it. You can re-size pictures in paint (if you are on Windows).
     
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    I'm finding my battery to be very good. But could anyone explain why, when I'm asleep, the phone appears to be awake for periods when nothing is going on? (notice the long gap where wifi and screen were off, but the phone was awake about half a dozen times)
     

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    If you're trying to run-down the battery, why put it into power saving mode?

    Customer service departments must despair when people can be this dumb.
     
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    Pardon my ignorance, but how are you guys getting to the History Detail screen that shows the mobile network history?
     
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    Didn't get to screenshot it, but before putting it on the charger last night I had been running for 1d 11h with 3h 20m screen on time. I don't have any programs pushing notifications. Had done probably 20m of tethering data. Didn't use wifi at all. But the biggest thing is that I turn 4G off and use 3G except if I'm going to do a lot of continuous web browsing. I noticed that doing all this, the phone only drops 1-1 1/2% per hour. Kudos, Samsung.
     
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    Without posting screen on time that means nothing
     
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    If you don't have at least 2h - 2h 20m of screen on time, yes.
     
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    Click the grey area with time.
     
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    Is this what your talking about.. BTW just had to put my phone on a charger. I will say this is very heavy usage... video, texting, talking, web, etc... Just curious if others think this is normal.

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    I've been getting great battery life on my Verizon GS3, typically 24 hours of moderate to heavy use (screen on time of 3-5 hours). This is with about a 50/50 split between wi-fi and LTE.

    Yesterday I changed my Widgetsoid 4x1 homescreen widget to include a battery temp display. I plugged into the charger last nigh and woke up with a 100% charge. One and a half hours after unplugging, my phone was down to 85%. I don't need to know this information badly enough to keep it running like that. I changed that portion of the widget to a flashlight toggle and my battery life should return to "normal."
     
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    Can you post some pics of your battery usage?
     
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    Can you post a bit more info about what you have on and off, what you have syncing when etc.

    With light to moderate use I seem to be getting about 17 hours with about 2 hours screen time.

    I have only gmail syncing and pushing emails. Hotmail is checking every hour. I always have bluetooth on and use 4G when out and Wifi when home. I have GPS off and mobile data always on.

    I've never used power saving....what does that do?
     
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    Doing pretty well today actually!

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    Chrome and tweetdeck both at 2% underneath what is shown

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    One more question...what does gchat fall under as far as usage because I was on that all day? Does that fall under android system?

    And what is the different between android os and android system?
     
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    Ok here is my end of day. From bed to bed. Very happy with this...

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    There's my typical work day. Unplugged when my alarm went off. I listen to music with winamp and podcasts with DoggCatcher all day, with a bunch of browsing and a couple YouTubes when I get bored.


    So as long as I don't need more than 40% before bed I'm happy.
     
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    I used mine pretty heavy today and just got the message to put it on charge. 15% left. Was 100% charged this morning.

    Guess I better start watching the apps that are continually running...
     
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    i seem to be getting "Android System" using an abnormal amount of battery in the past day or two...gonna have to try and track it down...

    Edit: and Maps...im SO incredibly tired of this with Android IMO...im really sorry google...but if i reboot my phone and don't touch Maps, or Navigation...the app should NOT be using CPU cycles or GPS...period...
     
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    Yeah, but at least within the OS you can now disable/enable it. While you could with Titanium Backup before, it's now a great feature for non-rooters.
     

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