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Some Galaxy Nexus users reporting odd battery readings

0. phoneArena 29 Nov 2011, 12:05 posted on

The rumors we had heard about the Samsung Galaxy Nexus having very solid battery life do seem to be true, many users are reporting a couple days of use without charging, but there are also reports of odd readings with the battery monitor...

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posted on 29 Nov 2011, 15:19 2

52. gallitoking (Posts: 4718; Member since: 17 May 2011)

well I do believe you.. Michael... you have always shown being fair.. and call it like it is.. so I trust your word.. sorry this trolls jump in with their crazy stories... about about battery life..

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 15:48 5

55. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

so, because you BELIEVE that all android phones have bad battery life, those that actually use these phones and report good life.. are making up stories?

Or it could be that I'm actually familiar with android and know how to get juice out of the phone. I never said i was running stock software. :)

The point is, good battery life is easily achieved. And lately android has been spanking the i4/i4s in battery life with its top end offerings. The world has changed, and so should your perceptions on the matter..

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 14:31 5

45. jdrevolution (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

Gallito, did you forget? While it's true, the Galaxy Nexus may not be out in the US by US carriers, it has been released in the UK. Meaning: People are using the phone, and voicing their comments, concerns, questions etc.
Just because it's not in the U.S. doesn't mean it's not out in the world.
It's actually been officially in the UK since 11/17. And an unlocked version that works on T-mo and AT&T shortly after that (for those who wanted to pay full price).

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 14:32 2

46. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

compare it to my phone. 2 days usage between charges. SGS1. single core, hummingbird.

i take my phone off the charger at 730am, and put it back on at 11pm. I generally have 40% battery left. Concidering how often i play on the web and send around 4k texts a month.. oh and use it as a hot spot while im at school, thats pretty good I'd say

I've had lite use days where i barely touched it and it was still over 60% after the end of that day

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 14:57 4

49. metoyou (Posts: 279; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

oops wanna thumb you up but accidentally thumb you down
the cock' guy is mixed baby of miz and taco?

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 15:43 4

53. roldefol (Posts: 4233; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

He's a strange bird. He'll argue and argue 'til he's blue in the feathers and then...he'll actually give up and show some humanity. That's why he's the Troll King®.

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 13:54 5

32. SleepingOz (unregistered)

ahahahahahaha that was an EPIC PWNAGE!

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 14:00 3

33. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

I have a RAZR and while I have not specifically timed it, I get at least 36 hours on mine.

Charge overnight -> work from 6a - 6p, let sit overnight, through work the next day with about 10-15% to spare. If i tweaked the battery profile program to be more conservative, it would probably last another 4-5 hours.

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 13:14

24. THE_RAY (Posts: 27; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

I just want a release date......

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 14:00

34. tluv00 (Posts: 134; Member since: 18 Oct 2007)

I can get an entire days use 7a-6p from my TMo GS2 using email, text, pics, 1-2 hours of calls, downloading apps etc. I have never really don't ever see myself being away from the ability to charge my device for more than 9-10 hours. If so then I am either in a well or dead. That said I have a charger at home, work and in car. It's just easier.

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 14:06 2

37. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

You fan boys are so dumb its funny, Im getting the best phone out no matter who makes it apple or android, its just so happens nexus prime will be number one phone to have

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 14:39 2

47. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)

You can't reason with (religious) zealots. No amount of logic or evidence will convince them otherwise, so don't bother wasting your breath. Just thumb their comments down until they become hidden.

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 17:58 5

64. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

for the comparison between the iPhone and android phones there are some things I would like to take to account and thus why a comparison is kinda hard to see between those two

For this I have taken two phones on the same Phone company the ATT Galaxy S2 and The Motorola Atrix 2 so see if we could settle some agreement cant we?

Lets Come With The Physical Battery darning parts of the devices and compare them together.

-Galaxy S2 and Atrix 2 have 22.85% bigger screens than the iPhone

-both the Galaxy S2 and Atrix 2 have higher clock speeds than the iPhone 4S in average 35% higher clock speeds

-both have double the RAM witch also uses more energy

-they both only go with 20% more battery than the 4S

-Both Use Software to translate graphics int while iOS uses the hardware acceleration

**Battery Time

-iPhone is rated to have 75% more talk time that both of them

-In average both have nearly double standby time than the 4S 95.5% in average

counting that screen is one of the biggest factors on the device (over 50% on my device by the end of the day) the extra space for holding multiple tasks and the higher clock speed(iPhone is underclocked) and the widgets pulling information on the device I don't see android being miserably behind IOS, for all the stuff that it carries around and the limitations found on and 2.3 I could say that ICS may reduce battery consumption due to the tweaks added to the OS, again its going to be hard to tell with LTE adding to the massive screen the device holds among other things. but overall i don't think android battery sucks its just that people find hard to accept that things are getting better without sacrificing what we like.

oh and for those asking where I got my numbers from
take here

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 19:41 1

66. darth8balI (banned) (Posts: 18; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)

I think the battery life must be really good since they're giving away free extended batteries...lol


posted on 29 Nov 2011, 20:37

67. evanskylerrr (Posts: 10; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

beats my droid razr. when the battery reads 20%, the phone dies within minutes. i mean it has decent battery life throughout the day considering i am a heavy user using 4g let and only charge it one time during the day. so yeah, don't complain ;)

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 22:10 2

73. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

I have the Droid RAZR and it easily lasts a day of normal use...just depends on the settings - animations on drain the battery, GPS on drains the battery (although, with my GPS on it seems to have little drain on the battery), WiFi on drains the battery. Screen on all day drains the battery - more so with S-AMOLED screens.

My DROID is rooted, no ROMs can be done until BL is unlocked with the coming of ICS.


posted on 30 Nov 2011, 00:23 1

76. tha.fox (Posts: 100; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)

the T-Bolt??? dude you should be ashamed to even talk about battery life when you had the T-Bolt.. so enjoy your 3G T-Bolt... that last you a day.. just looking at it..........

Dude you are stupid. I have a thunderbolt on regular battery lasting a full day. It only lasted about 8 hours the first few months and started getting alot better. It was the first lte phone out and had some glitches to work through but I love my thunderbolt. I work at verizon i sell every phone and it might not be our fastest phone anymore but its still overall the smoothest. And ive not once seen one defective at my store. Id take a htc over any phone regardless of stats they are the most reliable and i say that based off of activating and using every verizon phone. Only issue was battery and screen now they have super lcd screens and soon quad core to fix battery but still best ui out.

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