02-04-2013 09:18 PM
If I just check email a few times a day, read news for a half hour or so, maybe play a game or surf the web for a while it will last a couple of days. Usually I charge it every night with well over half a charge still left. But the game Galaxy On Fire, which one of my kids really likes, will drain the battery in a couple of hours. Very odd; nothing else does it like that. Even using GPS navigation, which keeps the screen on, lasts longer.
I am on mine quite a bit, because I can't seem to put it down.. I have my brightness set at about 35% and can use it all day with no trouble.
I think battery life is pretty good on our device. I can use it one day without trouble and sometimes two.
This Superbowl was the 1st time my wife worked, my youngest also worked. My oldest is off to college out of town, so I had no one to keep me company. When I messaging oldest before the game she felt really bad for her dear old and told me to Skype her when the game started. We both Skype'd the whole game even though her room mate and couple friends were there. I also had a browser open because she kept sending links to lip reading videos of NFL players and redditt. By the post game ceremonies, I had about 23% charge left. We were on a good 5 hrs. So I figure at least 6 hrs.
There is an issue with JB if the Wifi is turned off. Airplane mode is ok and leaving Wifi on the battery lasts a long time. But if suspended with Wifi off, there is a minor bug that cause the battery to drain faster.
Originally Posted by tinchoska
I use GPS maps alot my son's wrestling matches has been all over the place, I found JB simply used to much battery running GPS maps. Doesn't really make sense either. The app is pure gps map, no need for internet. Why JB uses extra battery running a gps map is a mystery to me.
I have tested the app on both ICS and JB, I used JB going to place ICS coming back. The app used the same route both ways.
Other than this app which I need they both seem to get really great battery life.
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I am using CoPilot GPS and only used it for a few short trips so far. Very pleased with the functionality, but don't have a feel for battery life yet. What are you using? Do you keep the screen on and bright?
Re: Battery Life?
Add these 2 lines to build prop, under additional build props
It should increase the time intervals our tablet looks for or searches for WiFi networks, should increase the battery life
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Last edited by flashallthetime; 02-15-2013 at 01:11 AM.
I am on JB and leave wifi on all the time. I still get several hours of use on a charge. The screen is what uses the most power. ICS might last a little longer if you turn wifi off compared to JB with wifi on and not connected, but not as much as you might think.
Originally Posted by tinchoska