"Abysmal Battery Life !"2.5 starson by icemankent
Pros: Beautiful - a work of art.
This is the best smartphone experience to date.
Beats the iphone in all that it does
BUT - (see cons)
Cons: - TERRIBLE Battery life.
- 4-5 hours (if you're lucky) of battey life with MINIMAL use
- Fear of scratching/dropping/breaking/damaging this work of art
Summary: Battery life - is absolutely horrendous !
There is something wrong with this phone, the battery, or the firmware.
I have thoroughly researched this device's batter drainage issues, and I am not alone in my observations regarding battery life issues.
Many others out there (both European and US/Canada versions) have commented on how SHORT the battery life on this awesome device.
YES, I have tried everything - ALL the recommended options, battery charging, etc - tips and tricks - NOTHING changes the fact that this phone DRAINS THE BATTERY TOO FAST !!
For example - from 100% charge at 8am, it took only 20 minutes to go to 96% - (of NOT even USING the phone at all - Screen off/locked).
By NOON, with very light usage - (screen off/locked about 80% of the time) - battery is down to 30%.
By 1pm, the battery DIED !!
Either there was a manufacturing problem - and there are bad "batches" of these phones out there - or there are faulty batteries on some - who knows.
(I have seen posts out there of people saying that their battery life was just fine - meaning that some of us unlucky ones have a batch of lemons - but WHAT is the issue ???)
Either way - CNET and USERS need to get vocal with Samsung so it can be investigated and FIXED !
What good is a mobile device if you can't be mobile because it will die on you in 4 hours with minimal use.
PS - the phone almost seems to drain power JUST AS FAST with the phone in locked mode (not using it) - as when you ARE actually USING it.
Maybe there's an issue with what runs in the background or how it sleeps - I don't know - but the battery draining issues with this phone make it extremely IMPRACTICAL - as you need to carry your charging cable with you at all times and hover near power outlets so you don't lose your ability to use the device in 4 hours !!!