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Serious batttery issue, is this normal?

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12th February 2012, 03:13 PM   |  #11  
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I have had troubles with battery life since I bought this beauty. I have been trying several Roms and Kernels, and none seem to make much difference. I also tried selecting among governors but still no better luck.

When I have 20-24hrs battery life it is very good!

The only thing that allowed me to save some was to reduce lcd intensity, and use the Note in dark environments.

Maybe I am using it more than the average user, but with all the opportunities it provides, I can hardly refrain myself from using it.


My typical use is:
- Radio and surf when going to work and home,
- Email and surf every hour at work
- About 10-20mn phone calls
- Listening to music when I can be alone working (1-2 hrs each day)
- Tablet use when at home.

Do you consider this to be a very heavy usage of the phone ?
12th February 2012, 03:27 PM   |  #12  
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I have just had my Note for a few days. The biggest battery eater in my case is WiFi. If I switch it off, the discharge is quite acceptable (a couple of percent during the night). I am not deep into Android internals, but it seems my 5-year-old Palm TX had much better WiFi power management than my brand new Note!

BTW, I am on a stock ROM and have disabled auto-sync.
12th February 2012, 03:30 PM   |  #13  
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Have you tried wiping battery stats? Let the phone completely die then charge it without interruption until it's been on 100% for an hour then boot to CWM and wipe battery stats

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12th February 2012, 03:33 PM   |  #14  
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I just made a suggestion, that's all. I'm trying to help you save battery. If you want all the bells and whistles and want battery then going for the extended battery is your route. I don't think you will get much more from the standard.

I thank you.
I wasn't lashing out at you. I know you were trying to help.

It was directed to the R&D at Samsung.



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Maybe I am using it more than the average user, but with all the opportunities it provides, I can hardly refrain myself from using it.


My typical use is:
- Radio and surf when going to work and home,
- Email and surf every hour at work
- About 10-20mn phone calls
- Listening to music when I can be alone working (1-2 hrs each day)
- Tablet use when at home.

Do you consider this to be a very heavy usage of the phone ?

I do not consider the battery able to cope with the features.

I'm on H+. why wont I have everything auto syncing?

Battery should support the phone features.

Rght now I'm always connected to a power source via USB or car charger or home charger.
12th February 2012, 04:57 PM   |  #15  
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Why in the world would I do that?
Its 2012. I need/want my data pushed.

Turning off auto sync would be like me going back to 2004.

well... then stop complaining about your battery drainage...

The other guy were simply gave you a advice as to why your battery were used up so fast....
12th February 2012, 05:02 PM   |  #16  
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well... then stop complaining about your battery drainage...

The other guy were simply gave you a advice as to why your battery were used up so fast....

I can complain. I paid $750 for it.
The bells and whistles are there but the battery can't cope. Major flaw in battery implementation.

I already told the other guy i appreciate his help but that defeats the purpose of such an advanced and sophisticated mobile phone.



I had a SE symbian for 3 years then several HTC WM 6 mobiles, then a year of HTC Desire then an iPhone 4 for 1.5 years. I'll head towards the best regardless of brand.

Quit being a fanboy.
12th February 2012, 09:14 PM   |  #17  
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well... then stop complaining about your battery drainage...

The other guy were simply gave you a advice as to why your battery were used up so fast....

I am not complaining about the battery drainage per-se.

My previous phone was a Nokia N900, which I used all day long for calls, mails, radio listening, ssh to my home computer, etc... and I knew well that I could not use it for more than a day without charging, sometimes even less.

The phone battery was never advertized as being able to cope with such usage, and only announced battery times for 2G/3G calls.

When I first read announcements about the N7000, I read that Samsung decided to increase the battery power to make it last 2 days, which looked nice to me.

Now I have hardly 13 hours of battery time with my usage (see my previous post) and I want to know:
- is it a normal behaviour for the phone?
- is there a way to make things better with the same hardware?
- do I really need to lower my expectations?

If the answer to the last question is yes, I will be of course disappointed but I can cope with it, as I did with my previous phones. As CorruptedSanity already mentioned, my only complains are to the Samsung techs (or advertizers) and not to any member of this forum who are usually able to help beyond my needs.

I hope that screen optimizations will come that will increase the battery life while I use the phone, but my expectations are low.
12th February 2012, 09:17 PM   |  #18  
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You can expect around 5 hrs of screen time based on peoples reports here

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12th February 2012, 09:24 PM   |  #19  
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You can expect around 5 hrs of screen time based on peoples reports here

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Yup, that's the killer IMO. I can leave WiFi enabled all day, or use the phone for a couple of hours of calls and a few hours of 'screen time'. Not both!

Before rooting and killing bloatware, I could do neither.

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