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Galaxy S3 no battery life. Confusing me

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30th May 2014, 11:37 AM   |  #1  
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Hi there,

My friend has an S3, and we are baffled to the problem.

Basically the phone has 3-4 hrs battery life from a full charge. We tried a hard reset, new battery, app killers, disabling apps, virus scans, adware scans, etc. No avail. It just eats battery on or off.

The phone does run very hot, just sitting there the temperature is up around 50c. The SD card also won't register.

Has the handset developed a fault?


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30th May 2014, 12:28 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by badgeronimous

Hi there,

My friend has an S3, and we are baffled to the problem.

Basically the phone has 3-4 hrs battery life from a full charge. We tried a hard reset, new battery, app killers, disabling apps, virus scans, adware scans, etc. No avail. It just eats battery on or off.

The phone does run very hot, just sitting there the temperature is up around 50c. The SD card also won't register.

Has the handset developed a fault?


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Of couse. Faulty chip.
30th May 2014, 01:14 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by badgeronimous

Hi there,

My friend has an S3, and we are baffled to the problem.

Basically the phone has 3-4 hrs battery life from a full charge. We tried a hard reset, new battery, app killers, disabling apps, virus scans, adware scans, etc. No avail. It just eats battery on or off.

The phone does run very hot, just sitting there the temperature is up around 50c. The SD card also won't register.

Has the handset developed a fault?


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stock rom ?
use better battery stat monitor wake lock and disable service that wake your phone
30th May 2014, 01:18 PM   |  #4  
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Yes stock Rom. Phone hasn't been molested.

As said even at rest, just sitting, the bottom of the phone is hot.

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30th May 2014, 01:28 PM   |  #5  
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Yes stock Rom. Phone hasn't been molested.

As said even at rest, just sitting, the bottom of the phone is hot.

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Did you use always 3G internet connection ?
30th May 2014, 01:36 PM   |  #6  
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Always had 3g

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Always had 3g

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I think that normal battery stat if you always connect 3g internet. Try to use 2g when screen off using tasker profile, monitor wake lock then disable it, disable location service and enable power saving mode. It should reduce power consumption.
30th May 2014, 04:35 PM   |  #8  
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I think that normal battery stat if you always connect 3g internet. Try to use 2g when screen off using tasker profile, monitor wake lock then disable it, disable location service and enable power saving mode. It should reduce power consumption.

Well I had an S3 before I got a Note 3. I've set his phone up exactly as I have both of these set up. I could go a day or 2 on the S3 without needing a charge, if I wasn't using it.

Even on the note, I'm always in a 4G signal, and always have apps running in the background, and diddle on my phone for a fair bit during the day.... I still easily have over 50% battery come home time.

His S3, even left with data network deactivated, and not using the phone at all, will be flat within 6hrs.
31st May 2014, 05:26 PM   |  #9  
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Time for a new battery , if thats won't help . paint it blue and throw it to deep waters . Good Luck .
31st May 2014, 09:51 PM   |  #10  
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Some users, including myself struggle with a massive battery drain after the latest Google Play Services update. It might be that perhaps?

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