Tech How long does your cell phone battery last without charging?

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  1. Mjolnir

    Mjolnir Member

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    How long does your cell phone battery last without charging? Which cell phone has the toughest battery and which one lasts only for a day?
    Okay I know that this depends on the intensity of phone usage but with "normal" usage (Having 4-5 calls a day, checking your email for few times a day) I have to charge my Huawei U8600 in about 4 days. I'm very satisfied with the performance. I've also heard that Nokia has many models with very good batteries.
     
  2. Shortie861

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    It really varies for me to be honest, I have had so many times when I had not had to charge my phone within around 3 - 4 days and then on other days I have to charge it after 2 days. It really depends on how much I use it and how often during the day. With me being out and about alot I tend to use it for text messages and Facebook alot which does drain the battery more than when I am at home which is usually only ever at the weekends or in an evening.
     
  3. EileenCruz

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    If I'm working on my phone during a train ride, I can easily kill 40% of the battery. So, if I have to cover a comic convention, I have an extra external battery with me. It's saved the days tons of times now.
     
  4. Bond007

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    LOL.. My iPhone 4 is a joke!!! I charge it throughout the night and by 2pm it needs charging again, admittedly I spend a lot of time on the phone for work and even more time on the internet but I wish it could last a little longer, maybe the new iPhone will be better. The funny thing is though I have an old Samsung phone (not a smartphone) that I use quite a bit just for calls and text and I charge the battery no more than once a week. It's a great phone which is probably why I never got rid of it (even with the mocking that takes place around me every day about it) :(
     
  5. Shortie861

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    I have a friend that has exactly the same problem as you regarding he iPhone 4 with the charging and she says it is very annoying. She pretty much uses it for the same things as you do but due to her work schedule she is hardly on it so she can never understand why it uses so much battery, she has even checked to see what is running in the background and turned things off she really does not need and even that does not prevent the problem.

    I was reading the other day about how the iPhone 5 is the slowest mobile on the market at the moment. For it to be slow there must be some kind of reason for it I would have thought, maybe could point to the battery problem.
     
  6. Haider

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    My Battery Survives For 5 Days
     
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    My phone's battery can die rather quick if I'm trying to use something like Twitter on it for a while, but if it's just sitting during the day, I can just charge it overnight and be fine.
     
  8. Mjolnir

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    Have you noticed that if you intensively use your cell phone for let's say 1 hour the battery will drop extremely. But when you leave it for few minutes it returns to certain level :)
     
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    I am on the internet twenty-four hours a day and my radio is always on. My phone battery is pretty old so it never lasts long and has to be charged daily.
     
  10. ozadin

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    Unfortunately, my Android S4 cannot last 2 days without me having to charge it. It's idle most of the time as well, so that makes it even worse. I may make a phone call or two, and unlock the screen to check the time two or three times, but other than that, the battery drains when the screen is off. I'm very disappointed since battery life is one of the huge aspects I look for when buying a phone and this one seems to run out fairly quickly.
     
  11. Ricardo187

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    I know it's incredible, but if I only use it for listening to music 2 hours per day and do some calls & SMS's, some facebook from time to time and these light stuff, it can least up to a full 7 days week. It's a Sony Xperia E.
     
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    Double-Posted due to my slow internet, please delete this one.
     
  13. pandandesign

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    I have an older smartphone, which is the LG Optimus from 3 years ago. It has Android operating system 2.1, which has been outdated for a long time. The battery of the phone is no good. I have to charge it 3 times a day, which is quite annoying because the battery drains faster when I use GPS and surf on internet.
     
  14. ejazu

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    Not very long. It has been only a year since I bought the Samsung Galaxy S3 and have faced a lot of battery problems. It barely lasts half a day even with data turned off. Even replaced the battery but of no avail. Finally decided to get a 13000 mAh power bank to work as an external battery. That keeps it up and running for 2 days!!!
     
  15. Dreek Lass

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    I have a Nokia C7 at the moment. I charge it fully and the battery lasts forty five minutes and that is even with it on power saving. It is really annoying. If I go out, I can't have it on for the whole night because then I would be without a phone.

    I have to turn it on and then off again accordingly, and it is very frustrating. I am not sure whether the problem is the phone, the charger, or the battery, but the phone will sometimes freeze completely and then just switch itself off. Or it freezes and It won't let me turn it off, so I have to take the battery out. Can anyone offer some advice as to what the best course of action to rectify this problem would be?

    Thanks.
     
  16. caparica007

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    What? 45 minutes??? o_O I'd say buy a new battery or the charger, but better check with the technical services...

    Mine is lasting one whole week, it's from a Samsung B2100, today I'll put it to charge after the swimming pool of my kids where I listen to mp3 on it. :)
     
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    Mine can go for about three days if I don't have the alarm on, but that's because I barely use it and it's under a year old. My old Razr V3x was great, even being from 2005 it could hold for 5 days and I only stopped using it this March.
     
  18. Dreek Lass

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    I know. The time has decreased now to sometimes half an hour, depending on what sorts of activities that I do with the phone, and what apps I open. This was never a problem before, and the phone just freezing when I am writing on my phone without having saved the story is very annoying.

    Might have to invest in a Samsung myself if that is how the battery is.
     
  19. caparica007

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    These "new" phones are horrible, my wife just bought a new samsung with android 4.1 and it says it has a battery for more 13 hours...??? What? My cell lasts a week and I get to make all the calls I want... :)
     
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  20. pandandesign

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    It depends which Samsung phone you are talking about. I have heard the Samsung Galaxy S4, which it still considers a new phone, doesn't have a good battery like the previous Samsung S3. I don't know the reason for that because the battery capacity of the Samsung S4 is bigger than the previous Samsung Galaxy model.
     

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