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23rd December 2014, 03:57 AM |#61  
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iPad had 11 days on Standby, 12 hours in use supposedly since last charge. And is at 60% battery.. screw this.. Ordering an iPad.
 
 
4th January 2015, 06:55 PM |#62  
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Thanks for this thread and everyone's inputs, I've learned that the US firmware did shorten my P600 battery life to a maximum of 6hrs screen time, with GPS off and power saving on. After flashing the UK firmware stock, it now reaches 9hrs of screen time with heavy use (mostly youtube & web surfing). The standby drop in battery is also significant less, and it should get better when the software sets in as some users reported. Right now I'm happy with the tablet with GPS and Wifi turned on 24/7.

The best part is when I flash UK stock fw via Odin 3.09 and didn't do a factory reset later, every personal apps, data and settings are kept intact so I didn't have to set my tablet up again. Some would suggest a factory reset right after flashing stock fw to be sure, but I'm happy where I'm at now, I won't ask for more. Hope you all will find the same or better experience.
13th January 2015, 10:05 AM |#63  
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Thanks for this thread and everyone's inputs, I've learned that the US firmware did shorten my P600 battery life to a maximum of 6hrs screen time, with GPS off and power saving on. After flashing the UK firmware stock, it now reaches 9hrs of screen time with heavy use (mostly youtube & web surfing). The standby drop in battery is also significant less, and it should get better when the software sets in as some users reported. Right now I'm happy with the tablet with GPS and Wifi turned on 24/7.

The best part is when I flash UK stock fw via Odin 3.09 and didn't do a factory reset later, every personal apps, data and settings are kept intact so I didn't have to set my tablet up again. Some would suggest a factory reset right after flashing stock fw to be sure, but I'm happy where I'm at now, I won't ask for more. Hope you all will find the same or better experience.


Can you post a link of the uk firmware for sm-p601 , or the one you use ?
16th January 2015, 06:00 AM |#64  
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Can you post a link of the uk firmware for sm-p601 , or the one you use ?

I can't speak for the 3G version P601 but you can find the firmwares from all countries here http://samsung-updates.com/device/?id=SM-P601. Hover the mouse over the region abbreviation to know which country it's from.

Also, be aware that each region may have different regulation on wireless bands. So for example after flashing the UK firmware on my US p600, I can't detect the 5ghz wifi channels from 149 and above, but those below would be fine. Just wanna point out because some people think the fw messes up their wifi.
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16th January 2015, 07:18 AM |#65  
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Hello.
I use 4.4.2 (XEO - Poland) on my P605 and my battery is holding 2 days. I play Little Empire a lot on it and 24/7 gmail synchro + some web browse with LTE almost instant on.
Currently 20% of battery left. Using 2 days 1h
Screen - 2g 15 minutes.

Best Regards.
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16th January 2015, 11:39 PM |#66  
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You mean 2h 15m screen on time ?
21st January 2015, 09:34 PM |#67  
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iPad had 11 days on Standby, 12 hours in use supposedly since last charge. And is at 60% battery.. screw this.. Ordering an iPad.

I reluctantly have to 100% agree.. My kids "battery abused" launch day ipad 2 runs circles around the 10.1 2014, the goddamm thing is
CONSTANTLY dead.. like 2hrs and change dead with a kid playing farmville.
21st January 2015, 11:46 PM |#68  
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I reluctantly have to 100% agree.. My kids "battery abused" launch day ipad 2 runs circles around the 10.1 2014, the goddamm thing is
CONSTANTLY dead.. like 2hrs and change dead with a kid playing farmville.

Ordered an iPad Air 2 for Christmas, and kept the 10.1 2014 as well. Even after factory reset on the 10.1 2014, and nothing really installed and setup much, the iPad still runs circles around the Note. Even have some geofencing rules setup on the iPad that hits the GPS, and it still easily lasts me a week. The Note won't hold a charge for 3days with me not touching it, went to do something on it after I had pulled the charger like 2 days later, and it was dead. I swear it use to not be this bad.
29th January 2015, 01:07 PM |#69  
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Don't know how, but...

Only 1 minute and a half of screen use.

cheers!

Enviado desde mi SM-P600 mediante Tapatalk
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29th April 2015, 02:13 PM |#70  
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Finally
Did another factory reset, with nothing installed, and this time the battery seems to be behaving. Haven't really started using it yet, but I was losing 35% per day just idling. Now it appears to have straightened out some.
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