[Q] Galaxy Note 3 (T-mobile) apps to kill for best battery life
I need you all to know that I have been searching and reading all the sub forums to no avail. I did picked up one tip stating to disable google play services which I did, but I keep getting warnings that other apps need it to function correctly.
It has been really bugging me that my GN3 with full T-Mobile 4G coverage (and wifi calling/data) has worst battery life then my GN2 on non-existent Sprint 3G coverage (wifi air-rave at home). My GN3 battery stats were great at first but then on the fifth day or so my "Media" usage details started cooking 35% of my battery daily while actually making the handset hot. I'm talking at the rate of going from 100% battery to 45% in 2.5 hours!!! With the brightness at only 15%-20%.
I also disabled and uninstalled updates on all the apps that were drawing ram/data that I never use including Ant radio services, Ant plugins, Chaton, Bloomberg+, HP print services plug-in and all the google play apps except play store.
So yesterday into today was the first cycle with all the above disabled and I am at 1day 16hours w/ 4% battery left. That includes a 10hr work day with 1.5hrs commute where I logged 20+ phone calls with just over 3.5+ hours talk time via bluetooth, 100+ text messages, 50+ emails and a few minutes of internet searches/browsing.
Obviously a huge improvement, but what else can I do to extend the battery?
Thank you all in advance and sorry if this is a noob question. The limitless knowledge on xda-dev is fascinating.