The Water Cooler – Smartphone Batteries

November 15, 2012 12:00 pm · 28 comments

The “Water Cooler” is a feature on where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it!

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How long does the battery last on your smartphone before you have to recharge it?

Talk about it….

Nothing Original For a Name.. November 15, 2012 at 12:05 PM

4 hours on a good day.
So, I’m now biding my time until the day my $9.00 extended battery from china explodes on the charger. But that puppy lasts from 6am to 9pm with a lot of texting and data usage AND doesn’t make the phone FEEL overheated the way the stock one did! Go fig on that one! I just wish there was a rubber safety jacket for my phone when it has the extended battery in. Poor things hits the ground far too often.

(LG Optimus from Sprint. Not a phone I’d suggest, but it was the best of the Android’s I could afford at the time. Why do phones die when you’re broke? lol)

me November 15, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Until it dies

Dorothy November 15, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Blah! Tried an android for about 3 days. Battery only lasted a few hours a day.

Anon November 15, 2012 at 12:15 PM

iPhone 4s: lasts me from 5:45am when I take it off the charger until about 8pm when I put it back on the charger. Occasionally, ‘m down to 25%, but it usually has more like 50% left. I also turn off my “locater” a lot so it won’t use up the battery.

Deb November 15, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Don’t have a smart phone, don’t want a smart phone. Waste of my time and money.

Captain Bebops November 15, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Have a Google Nexus phone and I recharge nightly while sleeping. However when I put it on the recharge stand it is probably still 75% charged. These batteries won’t get screwed up like the nicad ones if you put them on a charger before they’re depleted. I don’t do calls a lot but do use the data portion a bit and that will eat battery more.

Shuley November 15, 2012 at 12:23 PM

It depends on how much Use. I have the original Galaxy Nexus and love the phone other than poor battery life. Maybe 1/2 day if I’m lucky with some use – all day if I am not using or not on 4G.

Container store sells awesome portable chargers that I love. Its basically a small battery you charge and carry with you. If your phone dies, you plug this thing in and in about 30 minutes your phone is fully charged. this thing will work a couple of times before it needs a recharge. Great if you are going somewhere and won’t have access to a plug. Love this thing..|0&Ntt=iphone

Kirkwood November 15, 2012 at 12:26 PM

About 3 months.

Kirkwood November 15, 2012 at 12:28 PM

I forgot to add, my phone isn’t that smart.

BSpider November 15, 2012 at 12:41 PM

@6 Deb

Yes, smartphones are typically useless to people who have no life..

Pandakilla November 15, 2012 at 12:44 PM

With smartphones it all depends on the user. I work for Verizon and selling phones and having one, I know first hand that it depends on the user. If you are like myself and watch netflix or playing games it should last anywhere between 3-6 hours. If you are just browsing the web doing e-mail than it should last for a day. With newer devices such as the Galaxy Note 2 and the battery is bigger so expect any where from 1-2 days worth of life.

Dutch November 15, 2012 at 12:48 PM

About a week. I just use it for calls.

a November 15, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Although I would love a newer phone this is one of the things holding me back. My older Nokia E71X last 3 or 4 days with constant texting and a phone call or two.

Cap'n Nick November 15, 2012 at 1:03 PM

I’m still using the original HTC EVO at the moment. I’m pretty much never without power. I bought two batteries for my phone that have 50% higher capacity but still fit under the standard cover. When one is in the phone, one is on the charger. I generally get a full day out of one battery anyway but I am what is known in the smartphone world as a “power user”. Despite the fact that I rarely make phone calls I am constantly on it for e-mail, text, web, even watching ESPN when I’m sitting around with nothing to do between jobs. I’m a little concerned about my next phone though since most of the new phones I want do not have removable batteries.

Mark November 15, 2012 at 1:41 PM

iPhone 5: 1 day max. If I do a lot of wifi or 4G intensive stuff, I can kill it in 4 hours.

Concordejet November 15, 2012 at 1:42 PM

for Nothing Original For a Name..

did you buy the battery from a chinese product on Ebay?

I got a portable battery pack that plug in with a USB cord to the phone and it charge up the battter with the battery pack.

the pro: they come in handy without having to switch batteries.

The coms just the cord got to be connected between the battery pack and the phone. People think I got an electricy in my pant.

AnonMaxx November 15, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Droid Razr Maxx gives me 3 – 4 days. Mostly texting and surfing.

no batteries required November 15, 2012 at 1:49 PM

These smart phones are just a ploy by the Obama government and the liberal media to keep an eye on all of us. If Romney had been elected then I would have gone out and bought a phone but now I am going to stick with my land line.

anonmtz November 15, 2012 at 2:06 PM

19… batteries required…..good thinking there Grover.

JenA November 15, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Mine lasts. I take it off the charger at 6:12am and I text and play games all day and usually but it back on the charger when I go to bed at 11:11. Doesn’t always need it but now it’s just a routine.

StarShip November 15, 2012 at 2:49 PM

6:12 -1 1:11 is that everynight or only when you look at the clock.

latina November 15, 2012 at 2:57 PM

6 hours or less

Grewah November 15, 2012 at 3:05 PM

I use my phone for little more than checking the time, the weather and about an hour of talk time a day. So I get a day or two on a charge. As long as I don’t leave it in that one spot in the house where the 4g and 3g towers overlap. Confused the heck out of the phone and it dies within 2 hours. Not such a smartphone after all.

Howard K Mullins III November 15, 2012 at 3:06 PM

My phone is on 24/7 and I charge is as often as I can. Such as while I am in the car or working at my desk. The car has blue tooth and I use the speaker as much as I can while at my desk so I charge as I work through the day.

On a busy day, about 4 hours is all I can get. The phone is mostly for phone calls, texts and checking email.

A smart phone is a great tool, but at 8 PM it only rings for selected callers. The balance of the calls go to voice mail.

I have read about batteries that can charge off of body heat. I am looking forward to when charging is no longer necessary.

Atticus Thraxx November 15, 2012 at 4:20 PM

I invented a battery operated battery charger. Patent pending. Not so much pending as laughed at by the patent office.

Killjoy November 15, 2012 at 4:35 PM

It depends on how long I’ve been playing Angry Birds. LOL

Some days I get down to around 25%.
Other days I actually get two days worth out of my phone. If its under 60% when I go to bed, I’ll put it on the charger.

mika November 15, 2012 at 8:11 PM

I can go 3-4 days with my Blackberry, it is on 16 hours a day, read Claycord throughout the day, Facebook, etc. Very happy with battery life!

Danny November 16, 2012 at 12:11 PM

I bought a 3200 mAh battery for my phone for about $6, now I can go on for a couple of days, with heavy use, without a recharge. With the stock battery, I had to charge it every night, sometimes within the 12 hours I’ve used it.

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