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By bpaszek, Junior Member on 1st May 2014, 02:11 PM
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I've seen a lot of complaining about the S5 lately - mostly the lack of root. I came from the S3 and am also patiently(?!) waiting for root. I wanted to share my battery life. So far pretty amazing. Granted, I am not a heavy user, but do monitor emails, texting, a bit of internet searching and photos. I think the most I ever got out of my S3 was 30 hours with very minimal usage. Average usage (about the same as this test) was about 18 hours.

I have the location mode set to 'Power saving'. Also, display brightness is on Automatic. Power saving mode set to On. Other than that, I don't think I changed any settings. I am on WIFI most of the time as well - home and work totaling almost 21 hours a day.

It'll be interesting to see once root is here and custom Roms available, how far this phone can be pushed!
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1st May 2014, 09:07 PM |#2  
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we need a Screen On time...most modern phones last days if you never use it. Screen takes up the most of anything so with only 8% of the power being screen I can't say this shows us just how well the battery lasts.
1st May 2014, 09:08 PM |#3  
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Dude, we already have a thread for this..not sure why multiple threads have been opening up for the same thing from newer users lately
2nd May 2014, 12:31 PM |#4  
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Please discuss and post battery life pictures in the dedicated sticky.
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