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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by darkmage06, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. darkmage06

    darkmage06 Lurker
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    May I know whats the normal battery usage for Samsung Galaxy S2? A screenshot will be enough. :D

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  2. greggebhardt

    greggebhardt Android Enthusiast

    Battery use is so different for each user a screen shot is not going to tell much.
  3. Last time I looked I was at about 1 day 13 hours with around 25% battery left.
  4. darkmage06

    darkmage06 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    My display is 54% is that normal?
  5. Russell Ng

    Russell Ng Android Expert

    Seems pretty average and normal to me
  6. darkmage06

    darkmage06 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Btw can I ask whats the normal charging time and normal battery life? :D
  7. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    Normal battery, for my usage, is around 27 hours, rooted, using an updated modem, an optimised custom kernel and ROM with bloatware removed. Charging time is roughly 3 hours.

    To be honest, forgive me for saying so, it's a little pointless asking these sort of questions because it is all down to your particular usage, optimisation and apps running. I'm sure I could probably get 35 hours+... but I like to use my phone. :)

    Hope this helps. :D
  8. darkmage06

    darkmage06 Lurker
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    Can I ask is it normal to have a download speed of 363kbps and upload speed off 180kbps on 3G when you are 30km away? I use SpeedTest.net Apps to test my speed.
  9. CELLP

    CELLP Newbie

    It's true more widget means more battery consumption. Manage your widgets more effectively would be a little troubesome but nonetheless more useful.
    Here is a link extending battery life:
    How to Extend Your Samsung Galaxy S2?s Battery Life
    Hope it can be helpful to you!
  10. CELLP

    CELLP Newbie

    Plus a suggestion. Buy a external battery for backup!
  11. Kie

    Kie Android Expert

    You're 30km away from a phone tower? Those speeds are pretty decent even being next to a phone tower :p
  12. darkmage06

    darkmage06 Lurker
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  13. aelshinnawy

    aelshinnawy Newbie

    For battery issue, I had some tests with my SGS2, if you only use it for voice calls, it might stands for 4 days, the more you use your screen the less battery life you have.
    Based on personal experience, under the following conditions, the battery stays for almost 2 days with 20 to 25% remaining:
    *Bluetooth on all the day for car kit usage
    *Wifi on for about two hours per day
    *3G connection on for about one hour per day
    *Average 40 to 50 minutes voice calls per day

    if you play games, this will severely affect battery life
  14. dafi

    dafi Newbie

    I seem to get typically one to two days between recharge with light phone use, wifi on, bluetooth on and GPS off.
    What seems strange to me is that sometimes the battery charge will plummet much quicker but with seemingly the same apps and interfaces on??

    Incidentally I found a nice battery gauge app called 'Battery Widget' from geekyouup that displays a percentage icon in the status bar.
  15. Kie

    Kie Android Expert

    Since I uninstalled the Bravia tweak (which was a battery-killer for me), I get at least a day on normal usage. I don't freeze any bloatware, but I've got a custom rom which probably does a lot of that for me.
  16. geoff2011

    geoff2011 Newbie

    Interesting discussion, and I want to comment to Dafi, as I notice exactly the same thing. Normally, I use about 20% battery power a day, Wifi at night, only 3G during the day, but there is some days, such as yesterday and today, when, nothing changed to interface, settings or applications, my battery drains like a bucket. Yesterday the battery lasted only half a day, and I have a feeling that today will be similar, as in 1 hr I am already down 10%.
    What sometimes helps is rebooting (I assume some services in the background are killed, but this time it seems of no avail. When I look at the detailed consumption (Easy Battery Saver) then I see that the Android OS takes about 40% of the consumption.
    Cell is rooted, CPU set on demand between 100 MHz/750 mV (screen dimmed) and 1.2 GHz/1.2 V.
  17. dafi

    dafi Newbie

    Interesting. I am only new to Android so still getting used to all the tricks. I have just installed Juice Defender to see what difference it makes.
  18. skimminstones

    skimminstones Android Enthusiast

    day and half or almost 2 days if i push it but i prefer to use the phone and charge it at night so for me, anything more than a day is irrelevant to my needs
  19. Silverwizard

    Silverwizard Newbie

    I run a standard rom on a O2 branded GII,I use my phone for quite a bit of browsing each day,a few calls,read a few pages via Kindle,write a few texts/emails & I used to practically drain my battery in a day.
    For the last week I've been using Juice Defender Pro (customised) & my battery life has improved by around 50-60%,I'm more than pleased with the results,which I'm sure I could improve by removing a widget or two from my home screens,I tend to use my widgets so I'll stay as I am,I am quite sure that if you ran your 'phone widget free you would achieve double your previous battery life.

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The Samsung Galaxy S2 release date was April 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4210 Dual processor, and 1650mAh battery.

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