This phone is beyond awesome. I just tried the USB audio support, and it works. You don't get a message saying that the device is connected, but when you play a sound, it plays through the USB DAC. So this turns into a pretty awesome portable music player with decent headphones.
"Don't be a hater, yo. I'm in a jacuzzi."
Im on 2 and a half days atm and on 22% I always have wifi and mobile data on. Bluetooth I dont really use to that is off and screen is set to auto brightness.
A computer programmer is someone who, when told to "Go to Hell", sees
the "Go to", rather than the destination, as harmful."
I've got an NFC tag on my car keys that toggles bluetooth as well as screen brightness.
One slight let-down with NFC is that by default the phone has to be awake and unlocked for it to work - however there is a mod available that will allow the phone to pickup NFC tags even when the screen is off - Which makes life a lot easier
I only get one full day. Sometimes not even a full day. That's why I have two batteries and a desktop charger.
Network set to 3G Only
Using GPS Navigation in the morning and in the evening (Waze is awesome to get the route with the least traffic)
Screen Brightness set to 70% (was always on 100%)
Twitter, FB, Flipboard, Instagram, etc...
Power Saving is off
So how do you guys get more than a day?
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE - 4-Oct-13
Samsung Galaxy S4 - 9-Nov-14
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini - 13-Feb-14
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7" - 1-Sept-14
To others writing battery life summarize your usage, otherwise it doesn't mean anything.
I think if you use it like a feature phone it will get you a day and a half.
Last edited by nadimm; 11-07-2012 at 12:13 PM.
Wi-fi on (home and work)
Mobile data - on when not at home/work
Brightness - about 30%
I don't have any widgets either as I've read they can use up battery if they have to update/sync often.
I turned off notifications and sync for almost everything except for my gmail. If I need to check twitter etc I'll update it manually. Not having my phone buzz and flash every 5min is very good and does wonders for my productivity and don't check my phone nearly as often which also helps with the battery life!
Either there's a whole lot of lying going on ITT or people aren't using their phones at all. If you have a Galaxy SIII (or any other modern phone) and it's lasting more than 12 hours between charges, you're doing it wrong.
...if life is going to exist in a Universe of this size, then the one thing it cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion.