Samsung Epic 4G (Galaxy S)
EPIC is epic... But the Battery is an EPIC FAIL
Also. And I find this most laughable... everyone is saying to make sure that the 4G is off... So... Is it rude for me to notice the elephant in the room called SPRINT's advertising of 4G as the Second Coming, but also point out that we're being told not to use 4G?
The solutions out on all of the web sites is to add software that disables data communications when the phone screen ...
But I can definitively use 3 hours as an accurate number....
Like I said... love my EPIC... pretty much very happy with SPRINT (been with em 11 years)...
I'm just saying...
Additionally, what they were nicely suggesting is when you are not using your bluetooth, turn it off so you can save battery life. (I cant believe I have to defend "turning things off saves battery life")
And why exactly do you customers lie about battery life saying ridiculous stuff like its last 30 minutes. We know it's a lie and you know it too. If you're not going to be truthful to us off the bat, why should they to you? Yet despite you, they were truthful in this situ...
You don't know how I talked to the Sprint Rep. In fact.... Courtney (that's his name, I've known him for a couple of years and like him quite a bit) is a good guy and i was VERY nice to him.
I just expressed frustration that the only offer was to ask me if I kept my blue tooth off.
Like I said... I was VERY nice to him... just frustrated that a phone that has the power and features of this phone only comes with a 1500 mA battery (and that's not even necessarily SPRINT's fault).
Also, as I noted in a followup message, 30 minutes was a bit of an exageration... it is more like 3 hours (which is STILL UNACCEPTABLE).
Also, JERK, I wasn't "uppity" or "exagerating" when I spoke with Courtney (as I said above).
If your not using any bluetooth devices then turn its function off. (pisst saves power)
If your not in a WiFi area.. turn off the function so that the phone dosnt use power searching.
If you know there isnt any 4g around then turn it off.. (again saves power)
There is a widget called a power management bar.. check it out.
also you exaggerated like a little kid.. 30 mins.. please
You need to treat these phones like a laptop computer. if your using it a for 3 hours surfing the web, watching you tube, texting, ect ect your downloading data and that uses juice. The processor on board uses power... the screen is only sucking out 10% if not even that.. understand that your prob goin...
what the rep at the store was saying.
IF!!! your not using it.... turn it off
plain and simple. kinda obvious and more common sense then anything. like you wouldn't leave your car running if your not driving it would you?
don't get butt hurt about what people say. you come here to try and rant about something that even the sites and forums you use say for you to do. like 4g its really used for mobile hot-spot (if you wanted to use it and be able to make or receive calls, web browsing (if needed) and other apps. turn it off if your not using it. blue tooth is iffy usually people use it while driving. wifi if you need it, and gps is usually the killer of batt life. turn it on only if your using a navigation service.
My frustration is that I AM in a 4G area, Atlanta, and DO USE my BT headset as I am a management consultant that is in client's offices using conference rooms typically so don't have a landline and am on the phone quite a bit with my hands on this keyboard.... so hands free is important (as well as in my Benz my phone BT connects to the audio system for handsfree operation and I am on my phone A LOT in the car).
Now look. I'm used to abusing my phone's battery. I had a PPC6700, 6800 (Mogul) a TP and a TP2 before this. I have always carried EXTRA batteries in my pocket and ALWAYS plug my phone into my laptop or car (I even paid to have a hard wired co...
I agree that it would be nice if the phone had a battery with enough power to use all the features for at least most of a day. I personally don't feel like they have to provide all features 100% of the time, because that's probably not how the majority of users utilizes a phone. Remember all the talk of fuel cells...
Anyway, here are my numbers for when it was unplugged earlier today:
Cell Standby: 22%
Voice Calls: 13%
Phone Idle (what's this vs Standby?): 13%
Android System (huh?): 6%
Misc App: 4%
Android Core Apps: 2%
Android OS (why is this diff than System): 2%
See this chart
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3891/samsung-epic-4g-r ... »
It is getting less than half the battery life of the I-phone 4G and the I-phone is pushing more pixels. (And no, I'm not an apple fan, it is why I own an Epic...)
To the earlier poster who said 4G drains faster than 3G, that actually isn't the case with this phone. (see link above.) It is odd that 3G drains faster and I'm guessing that's a major design/software issue.
Fact is, this phone can't make it through the day even WITH everything turned off. I have 4G, BT and Wireless disabled and my phone is dead before 2:00 just sitting there... It drains abou...