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Poll: Smartphone Battery Times

How long does your smartphone battery last with light usage?

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How long does your smartphone battery last with medium usage?

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How long does your smartphone battery last with heavy usage?

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#1 Yusuf M.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 19:56

And while you answer that, be sure to mention the make/model of your smartphone as well as your usage pattern.

With moderate to heavy usage, I have to charge my HTC 8S every night. With little usage, it'll last me almost 2 days.


#2 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 20:01

I can get almost a week out of mine, SGS3 GT-i9300 (5 and a half days easily)
All options (when you slide your finger down from the top of the screen) turned of until needed, also turn off phone when asleep little to moderate usage, and only turn on gps when I have to (ie, when delivering to a new, unknown to me location)

#3 Techno_Funky

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 20:02

Samsung Galaxy S2, Wifi+GPS+3G always on. 4-5 Hours.
Cant imagine life without the charger cable.

#4 vetsanctified

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 20:08

iPhone 5 with normal usage for a business phone: Mail, Virtual assistant, messaging using several apps.

By the end of the day I still have around 30% battery.

#5 +Phouchg

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 20:11

Sony Xperia Sola. Power saver feature on, auto brightness. Holds 3 days.
Very light usage, though - browsing internets on mobile data and listening to slightly more harmonic noise while commuting, some short calls, flashlight and alarm clock.

#6 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 20:17

Samsung Galaxy S 3 (running CM10.1) I unplug it at 7AM each day and plug it back in at 10PM with 30% or so left on it

#7 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 20:19

With my 4S, I can usually survive a weekend away from a charger with moderate usage.

#8 tsupersonic

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 20:22

Galaxy Nexus (Toro), Android 4.2.2, 3800 mAH hour battery - depends on the usage, some days are heavier than others. But, I usually see anywhere from 24-48 hours of battery. I am a heavy texter, and always keep WiFi off (meaning more power hungry 4G LTE data radio is always on). I sometimes do push email, depending on the day.

#9 OrangesOfCourse

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 20:22

AT&T Galaxy Note 2
- CleanRom ACE 4.5 - 4.1.2
- Stock Kernel - 3.0.31-679347 Jan 31st Build Date
- Baseband - I317UCAMA4
- Stock Battery - 3100mAh

I get about 1.5-2 days with 4-5 hours screen time. 1 day with about 7-8 hours screen time.

I'm mostly on LTE except when at home when I use WI-FI. Talk on the phone on average about 2 hours a day. I have 2 gmail accounts that are on push update. I have a few widgets that'll have background update enabled but I try to keep them to a minimum.

#10 firey

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 20:24

Motorola Atrix I get about a day's battery. Unplugged at 7AM plugged back in with ~20% or so at 10PM, with Wifi, GPS, 3G and moderate use.

#11 Riva

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 20:33

I got an HTC 8X and its quite mixed here. Sometimes it will last me for a day and a half, others like 10 hours

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 20:40

3 days, everything default on with wifi only turned on at home, browsing news and web apps during commute. Samsung galaxy Note II

#13 AJerman

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 20:42

My AT&T One X (One XL) lasts roughly 1 full day (24 hours), depending on use. I have gotten nearly 2 days out of it with very little use, and I've killed it in a matter of 3-4 hours (Ingress).

#14 FrostAM

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 20:46

iPhone 5

Light to moderate usage (Emails, a few phone calls, texting , light Spotify and maybe some web browsing) .

I could probably squeeze two days out of it, but I charge it every night (usually between 50-60%). I have a Mophie Helium case on it as well, so I can go for quite awhile without an outlet.

#15 McKay

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 20:48

Moderate usage for me is pulling it out every half hour for 5 minutes, answering texts or emails. Playing with it for an hour over lunch (Web Browsing or games) and then continuing to check it afterwards.

Nexus 4.

By 5pm when I finish work it's normally at 70-60% roughly.