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So is i717 just flat out a battery killing device with no hope?

16th April 2012, 01:55 PM   |  #1  
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The phone awesome but you'd think with a large battery. ..battery life would be stellar! !
It sucks on stock and unofficial Rom.
Are we all gonna have to lean to a EXTENDED BATT?
Any tweaks options opinions Specific ssettings or Roms that You don't just see drain 2% every two minutes

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16th April 2012, 02:09 PM   |  #2  
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Before you bash learn how to use your phone and apps that show you what is ratting your battery.
If your that disappointed get a droid maxx

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16th April 2012, 02:09 PM   |  #3  
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My battery life improved signifigantly with the ICS rom Revamped, go look for it on the development forums if you don't mind flashing a new rom. :P
16th April 2012, 02:13 PM   |  #4  
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Your phone goes dead every hour and 40 min?
I'm going on 17 and a half hours with 73% battery left. Not a ton of on screen time but a lot of deep sleep but still good to me

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16th April 2012, 02:16 PM   |  #5  
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The biggest drain is the screen, while in use, and this is my suggestion. Definitely has increased my screen-on time.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1544757
16th April 2012, 02:36 PM   |  #6  
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Screen filter helps with display and the new revamped rom is back up.
My wife might be a B but she can at least help herself and use the search box

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16th April 2012, 03:17 PM   |  #7  
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I use my note running Saurom RC7.1 with overclocking from 5am until 11pm everyday, I am doing various tasks throughout and have alot going on with different widgets running and such...


5am = 100%
10:15am = 73%

Not sure what your doing but maybe your battery maybe not holding a charge like it should?

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16th April 2012, 04:40 PM   |  #8  
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Do not use Hyperion, QCell or any other cheap ebay/amazon batteries. They are only about 1700mah at best and will kill your phone under moderate use in about 60 to 90 minutes. Maybe less.

I'm on stock GB rooted with all bloat frozen via TB and I can get through a whole day of use on one Samsung OEM batt with light to med usage.
17th April 2012, 01:40 PM   |  #9  
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Your phone goes dead every hour and 40 min?
I'm going on 17 and a half hours with 73% battery left. Not a ton of on screen time but a lot of deep sleep but still good to me

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This is no where near the average!
And you seriously must not use your phone, like at all
17th April 2012, 02:05 PM   |  #10  
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17 hours at 73% is a bit extreme, but so is 2% per minute drain.

I think I can represent a fairly average user. I usually check email, weather and a little reddit during my morning routine. BT is always on and connects to my car while I drive to work for about 30 minutes. I average about 2 or 3 long phone calls a day on my phone. Some text messaging throughout the day and some short internet sessions on my phone while at work. Plus a few minutes here or there for Draw Something. I stream Google Music every day on my way home for about 30 minutes. Once at home my usage varies depending on what I do for the evening. But so far I usually find I have about 50% battery life when going to bed. I actually made it through Friday and Saturday on a single charge.

So I would say that this phone has above average battery life for an android device. It isn't stellar, but it isn't bad either. My Infuse could eek out about the same life with less use. My N1 never made it even close to this length. My buddy's MyTouch 4g can't usually make it a full 24 hours.

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