Originally Posted by lostsoul
After one full discharge/charge cycle this is the result.
I'm pretty happy with it, but what do you guys think?
Verstuurd van mijn GT-I9300 met Tapatalk
I've got 6hrs 50min screen time for 86% usage. Could have lasted out the day, but my bluetooth keyboard and mouse just arrived in the mail so I crashed and burned at the end.
To achieve this I :
- drained battery completely (down to auto off at 1%) then charged it fully whilst off (I did this process twice) to recalibrate the battery.
- turn on power saver mode
- Use Power Controls widget to regularly switch off data, wifi, gps, screen brightness etc when not needed
- switched to manual email rather than push (I read it when I'm ready to read it, and after having a Windows Phone, Android email notifications are just not worth it)
- Uninstalled facebook and installed Fast Facebook (doesn't run in background)
- Turn off syncing where possible (I use the Jorte calendar app with absolutely no syncing)
- Turn off all motion sensing especially the face recognition unless you really love it
- Turned screen brightness all the way down
- Turn off haptic feedback and turn off the lights on the bottom three hardware buttons
- Use very dark wall paper and black lock screen
- Developer options - set animation speeds to 'none', Force 2D GPU
- Not using a task killer, just clearing things when necessary (i.e. emulator states etc) using the 'stock' task manager
- Only got a single home screen with five relatively inert widgets and many folders for apps (quicker access, i.e less stuffing around with the display on)
- Also, if your spending a long time reading a white background web page or book, try the 'reverse colours' option in the accessibility section (eventually web devs will stop using so much white in their sites, but until then we need to take control of the white on our display)
I can still play tekken III (with sound) and that's the perfomance test for me. But once I plug it in, I can pump up the performance and screen brightness in seconds. I do the same with my Vaio Z, because it has a hybrid graphics so I have to have two very different perfomance configurations for plugged-in and battery states (fortunately with Windows 7 this is an automatic process).
I previously had a Windows Phone so I am used to getting in and getting out. I think that might be why a lot of people are having such poor battery life. I must admit, until I organised things I was getting lost flipping around in every direction and often forgetting what the reason was for picking up the phone in the first place. When your flipping around, just think about how much battery that 'eye candy' is costing you.
Swapping batteries in public is not a good look, so good luck with the tweaks. I'll also be keeping my eye out for a badass aftermarket battery eventually.