Post # 1
This is my first smartphone (Samsun Galaxy Proclaim). I only got it because it was cheap.
The battery it came with would not last 4 hours, even with not using it. That was very annoying as I walked around solo in San Fran trying to navigate places and coordinate meetings with people. So I ordred a new battery for $10.
Now I’m approaching the end of an 8 hour work day and it’s already in the orange *warning* stage that I need to charge it. I just texted a little so far.
Just wondering what is a normal length of charge for a battery.
Maybe it’s my phone?
Post # 3
That’s so annoying. I have an iphone 4 that is 3.5 years old and the battery still lasts all day.
I would say I put the phone through “normal” usage and plug it in to charge each night. By the end of the day when I plug it in I’d say it usually has between 10-50% of battery life left.
Post # 4
I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and it lasts for a couple days. I do make sure to shut down applications throughout the day which saves the battery.
Post # 5
I have an iphone 4s and I can stream Pandora all day (8am-4pm) without charging plus texting, facebook, etc. and still have 20-30% by the time I get home!
Post # 6
I envy these battery lives you are describing!
I do kill all applications even text messaging when I am done with it. I even dim the screen so it’s not bright at all too! But the screen is off most of the time anyway.
The new battery is already lasting longer, but not til the end of a work day!
Post # 7
Yup it lasts 8+ hours. I have an iPhone 4s.
Post # 8
@sienna76: Sounds like a problem with either your battery or the programs you’re running. Check your Task Manager to see what’s running and how much power it’s using. Chances are you have programs running that you’re not even aware of that are sucking your battery power. Things to look for are programs that are set to automatically update (facebook and twitter can by huge drains). You may also be running more than one of the same program (GPS navigation and maps are common problems). Turn of these programs (you might have to do a force close if they are non-responsive, just make sure that you’re not turning off any programs critical to the functioning of your phone).
I get more than the average with a Droid Razor Maxx HD usually around a day and and half running the usual programs and using navigation in limited amounts.
Post # 9
My android phone lasts over 12, even if I text most of the day and even surf the web a bit. However, if I am playing on it nonstop or if I use the camera a lot, the battery drains within 4 hours.
Post # 10
@renwoman: Check your Task Manager to see what’s running and how much power it’s using. Chances are you have programs running that you’re not even aware of that are sucking your battery power.
I mentioned above that every time I am done with it (like answering a text, then I’m done) I do go to Task Manager and I kill everything “Exit All Active Applications.” Which is Facebook, Email, Internet, Text, Instagram, etc..
GPS is off too.
ETA: I just want to Task Manager > RAM to “clear inactive and background processes.” That closed 6 things, but it did not show me what was running in the background so I don’t know what I just turned off!
The phone was $60 refurbished if that matters! Normally like $120.
Post # 11
I unplugged my phone at 7am this morning and plugged it back in tonight (~11pm) at over 60% charge, on 4G and automatic sync for photos, email, calendar etc all day, texted a little, made a couple calls, played some candy crush and downloaded and installed some new apps. I can easily leave it unplugged for 2 days on light use, the battery life is one of the main reasons I chose this particular phone (the LG G2 if you were wondering). It wasn’t even all that pricy compared to similar phones being sold at the same time (over €200 cheaper than the galaxy note 3 in my country).
ETA: closing all apps isn’t always the best way to go. Apps like messaging are always on by default, so force quitting them actually uses more energy since your phone then has to restart the application anyway. The Facebook app is also always on and uses a lot of battery, do you have that installed? With Android phones you can usually see what uses battery life in the settings, perhaps take a look there.
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
My iPhone 4S went from lasting all day when I got it, to dying by the end of the work day. Batteries sometimes lose their ability to hold a charge with age, so I guess that is what happened. It was 2 years old.
Now I have a new 5S and I love it – I had 96% charge when I went to bed the other day, and didn’t charge it during the day. Awesome!
Post # 13
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
Are you in a basement or somewhere with a poor signal? Or do you have wifi or gps on when you’re not using it? Those things can sometimes drain my battery pretty quickly. But on a typical day, mine lasts at least 12 hours (Samsung Galaxy S Blaze).
Post # 14
My S3 used to last a full 24 hours…then I accidentally overcharged it 3 times in about 2 weeks. Now it drops within maybe 5 hours? I was so pissed at myself!
Post # 15
Unless I’m actively using it all day (or streaming video), my iPhone 4 will last all day long with a single charge, sometimes more. 🙂
Post # 16
Mine lasts several days if I’m not using it too much. Do you spend a lot of time in an area with bad signal (basement, subway maybe?)? Or is there an option to turn on/off 4G maybe? The 4G in my area is crap so if I leave it on all the time it drains the battery searching for the signal.