Does your smartphone battery last 8 hours?

posted 3 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
5160 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

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
1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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 # 7
1414 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Yup it lasts 8+ hours. I have an iPhone 4s. 

Post # 8
1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@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
2358 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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 # 11
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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
1822 posts
Buzzing bee
  • 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
1428 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
3077 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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
2474 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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.

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