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Default [Q] Dear Note 3 owners, what do you think of the battery life?

Hi guys.

I've had the Note 3 for some days now and I gotta admit, I'm having a hard time getting thru one day with heavy usage. I went from my Galaxy S II which held an entire day with moderate usage(with custom kernel+rom tho) expecting to never, ever worry about battery life no matter what but the truth is, that it is much harder to get thru a day now. I dont know if it's my phone or just a general 'issue' but I expected it to last much longer than it does.

**I've done a few test as you can see here**

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Reinstalled, no wifi, no gps, no bluetooth, automatic brightness and went to bed(it was at 98%):

http://puu.sh/53k2n.png

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Woke up, used it for radio(downloaded TuneIn for radio) + news(aka Reddit News) while eating, for one hour. Still no wifi, gps, bluetooth and automatic brightness on

http://puu.sh/53k1C.png

So it ate 20% battery on 1 hour with radio + Reddit News. Used the phone the whole time, screentime was 47m out of the 1 hour.

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I just reinstalled everything, again, and did another test. Havent touched any app at all but YouTube. Wifi and GPS were on as default and didnt touch that. I opened YouTube and played a 2 hour movie with auto brightness and 50% media volume. This was the outcome

http://puu.sh/53jUQ.png

The red line shows when the video stopped. So it drained 20% battery on 2 hours.

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What do you think of this, how is your battery life and are you satisfied with it?

I'm wondering if I should send mine in for repair, but I dont know if its my device or just pretty normal of a Note 3...
 
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I have bad battery on mine too

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Iam ecstatic about my battery life but Iam also coming off of a gnex.

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Iam ecstatic about my battery life but Iam also coming off of a gnex.

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I am in the same boat. Came from a GNex and absolutely love my battery life! Whereas I'd have been dead by 8pm, I'm now only at 67%. Amazing what a 3200mah battery can do!

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My battery lasts all day. Never a problem.
 
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Hi guys.

I've had the Note 3 for some days now and I gotta admit, I'm having a hard time getting thru one day with heavy usage. I went from my Galaxy S II which held an entire day with moderate usage(with custom kernel+rom tho) expecting to never, ever worry about battery life no matter what but the truth is, that it is much harder to get thru a day now. I dont know if it's my phone or just a general 'issue' but I expected it to last much longer than it does.

**I've done a few test as you can see here**

---

Reinstalled, no wifi, no gps, no bluetooth, automatic brightness and went to bed(it was at 98%):

http://puu.sh/53k2n.png

---

Woke up, used it for radio(downloaded TuneIn for radio) + news(aka Reddit News) while eating, for one hour. Still no wifi, gps, bluetooth and automatic brightness on

http://puu.sh/53k1C.png

So it ate 20% battery on 1 hour with radio + Reddit News. Used the phone the whole time, screentime was 47m out of the 1 hour.

---

I just reinstalled everything, again, and did another test. Havent touched any app at all but YouTube. Wifi and GPS were on as default and didnt touch that. I opened YouTube and played a 2 hour movie with auto brightness and 50% media volume. This was the outcome

http://puu.sh/53jUQ.png

The red line shows when the video stopped. So it drained 20% battery on 2 hours.

---

What do you think of this, how is your battery life and are you satisfied with it?

I'm wondering if I should send mine in for repair, but I dont know if its my device or just pretty normal of a Note 3...
Hmmm your mobile signal looks bad, maybe that could be why your battery isnt lasting long.

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Phenomenal battery life.

My S4 would be dead in 8 hours whereas N3 has a good 40% remaining.
I'm not rooted.

I'm on 4G & have medium to heavy usage.
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I have very good battery life (with auto sync, data & wifi always on, etc...).

But I did some actions: root -> Greenify all apps which do not need really background interaction.
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Turn down the screen brightness.

If I watch a video for 3.5 hours on full brightness it eats 45%. Same parameters but with brightness at 30%, it uses only 19%.

Also, get rid of Touchwiz.

I'm quite pleased with the battery life. I unplig at 100% at 2200, get up at 0440 (ah the joys of Public transport...) and when I get home at 2015, it'll be around 40%. I religiously check the railway planner every 15 minutes, email every 30min, take notes and watch films.

That said I did buy a 15600mah powerpack. Public transport is not know for its reliability here, so I need a backup plan. Particularly with the oncoming annual apocalypse dubbed 'snow'.

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It's not bad so far. Though I haven't been keeping any real track of usage and battery stats so far. I'm only on my second charge, and I've been tweaking the phone to my liking and installing the X-NOTE ROM. After this initial tweaking and fiddling period I'll get a better idea about the battery life in day to day usage.

I come from a Note 2 and so far I'd say it's about the same.

I read a post by X-NOTE developer soloilmeglio where he said that the stock kernel for new firmware version MJ6 seems much more tweaked for battery life, so that sounds great. I'm on MJ3 now, waiting for his MJ6 build.

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