December 21, 2014

POLL & PRIZE: How long do you go before charging your Android?


As people who typically spend our days glued to a PC or near an outlet, we are always keeping our Android handsets and tablet charged up.  Come weekend, though, things are a bit different.  Whereas we usually have near 100% juice come Tuesday dinners, Saturday sees many of us dipping into the red by bed time.

How long do you go,on average, before you plug your smartphone in to add some juice?  Take a moment and let us know in the poll below.  We know not every day is the same, so pick the one that’s most right for you.  Once you’re done, go to the comments and tell us your story.  What phone are you using?  Do you have an extended battery?

Leave a comment and win a Power-Skin!

We’re going to randomly draw a winner from the comments below and reward them with a Power-Skin for their handset.  Why?  Because those are awesome, and because we’re awesome too.  We’ll let this run through Sunday morning and select the winner at 12:00PM EST.  Winner will be contacted and given 48 hours to respond, at which point we’ll move on to the next one.

UPADTE: Congratulations to Brent for winning!  

  • William Ingram

    thank you for entering me into the power skin contest. My friend has one of these on his incredible and it seems to be solid. He had 100% battery life displayed on his phone after about 4 hours of on and off use.

  • Havoc70

    The one and only complaint i have about my Galaxy Nexus is the less than great battery life. Running Stock battery on Nexus with BAMF Paradigm V2.2. I would be grateful to give the Power-Skin a try.

  • Corey Foltman

    Galaxy Nexus with an Extended Battery running AOKP JB Build 1…The room I work in has 1 bar and no 3g/4g; and barely any WiFi signal. And theres no way I’m putting it in airplane mode. After about 5hours of listening to music I get the alert to plug it in. While I’m home I can go at least 12hours before needing to charge it.

  • raitchison

    I chose 12+ hours but in reality it’s almost never. I battery swap instead, I have multiple batteries and an external charger, if I’m leaving for the day and my battery is less than 30% I grab a full battery off the charger, if/when my phone battery dies I just swap the full one, when I get home I put the empty one on the charger.

    I usually get >2 days out of a full battery using this method.

    I have a Galaxy S3

  • Yoann Ad

    They finally did those things for Android phones?
    That’s a very good news!

  • Phil

    When I can’t just leave it on charge at my desk I go about 8-10 hours before I have to recharge it. I try to not let it get below 30% though in case something unexpected comes up.

  • Brian Howard

    6+ hours
    Pretty hurry user I run a lot of games and check emails also twitter on my Samsung Galaxy S3…regular battery also with custom kernel with a little OC

  • Jason

    Generally every 6-8 because I stream my Google Music in the car on the way home from work so I charge while doing that since my commute home some days can really suck.

    On the weekends it’s roughly 12+ hours based on my usage.
    VZW GNex – BAMF Paradigm v2.2

  • Jedidiah Thomet

    My Galaxy Nexus (no extended battery) will generally last about a full 24 hours. I generally plug it in daily while I’m at my desk, so it’s still in arms-reach while it’s charging. (Nothing worse than not hearing your phone ring because it’s plugged in at the other end of the house!)

  • Bert Nijs

    I recharge when get into bed ;) average of almost 3 hours screen on time, syncing, autobrightness and wifi on. HTC One X, custom rom ARHD with No Sense

    • QwietStorm

      ICS or JB?

  • Mnason Googleproof Pearson

    2-4 hrs for my gnex….just in case something suddenly happens n I like to take pics n vids of random things.

  • John Wayne Stambaugh

    EVO LTE here, and the battery life is a blessing compared to the OG EVO. Still rocking it with no case, so it’d be nice to win!

  •!/doomstang Doomstang

    One of these would be cool…hopefully they get them out to more devices soon (like the Evo 4G LTE)

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  • kubukoz

    I’m using a Xperia X8 which runs really about 3 hours of nonstop using, medium brightness. But if it’s in sleep, it takes about 10 hours to discharge.

  • Michael Ruocco

    I’ll take one for my Galaxy Nexus seeing as you’re just handing them out! Can never have enough battery life

  • bedwa

    Any device I use, I go 4-6 hours unless sitting idle. Just happens that way…….

    Currently using a G-Nex right now. GSM variety.

  • ckroboth

    Droid Bionic. I am always around a USB cable or outlet so I just plug it in as a habit. Once done with work I leave it off charger until bedtime. Weekends when I have the chance I plug it in.

  • Eric Garcia

    I’m typically always close to a charger so I’m not to concerned…But I sure would like it to last a lot longer, like 12+ hours

  • Dave Chlan

    I use a T-Mobile S2 with no extended battery. I usually make it about 6 hours before I need to start thinking about charging. I wish I could make it to bedtime each day and maybe this extender would get me there!

  • KevinToledo

    I’ve got a Motorola Droid 2 R2D2. 4-6 hours and it dips into the orange or red depending on what I am doing with it. I do listen to podcasts a lot.

  • Andy Raynor

    With the Razr Maxx I sometimes go 24+ hours, lots of email and Google reader, automated Dropsync and TB, 2-3 hrs streaming music, and Foursquare. I wish I had gotten the kind of battery life others are reporting on their Nexus.

  • yippiedad

    Galaxy Nexus, stock battery on T-Mobile. ~17 hours. Rarely plug it in during the day so I normally only charge when sleeping. It happens that it dies before bedtime (after maybe 15 hours) but only when I’ve been using it excessively with battery draining tasks.

    • Matthew Cleary

      Same here…

  • taha24

    I’ll say an average of 12 hours. Unplug around 7 am, and depending on usage I’ll charge again between 5 pm and whenever I go to sleep.

  • The360King

    I can normally get about 8-12 hours before having to recharge. However, I usually have it plugged in at my desk when working.

    VZW GNex – Vicious-Toro V1-JellyBean 4.1.1

  • Roberto Burgos

    Usually something like 14 hours or so. I charge it during the days and leave it unplug at night. I think that’s a bad routine though.

  • Daniel Geerts

    My Verizon Galaxy Nexus running Cyanogenmod 10 Nightly’s charges at my desk most of the day, then when I go home is left off the charger until I go to bed and usually I never get below 50%. If I’m not at my desk most of the day, it’s about 10% when I plug it in before bed.

  • QwietStorm on a good day, but still

  • C. Gee

    Alot less now that I upgraded to ics I do swap batteries. One can last a about three hours of heavy usage.

  • John Musselwhite

    My DROID Razr is ready for a recharge by the time I get home from work, it’s usually below 25% by then. Thinking I should have gone with the Maxx, who knew 4G would drain a battery so fast.

  • JodeySalazar

    Depends on the ROM I’m running… Usually between 8-10hrs…

  • Ryan Marx

    I have 4 or 5 power cords … one by my bed, one by the couch, one in the car, one at my desk … My battery has degraded significantly and I can’t go more than a few hours without flirting with 0%.

  • Sean Prunka

    I have a spare standard battery for my Samsung Galaxy Nexus (CDMA/LTE) and I usually swap it out around lunch time and dinner time. (The battery rarely drops below 50% with this pattern during the week.)

  • djt17

    Samsung Galaxy S; charges each night. Extended battery

  • Phil Fernandez

    With my EVO LTE, I usually don’t have to charge it after 12+ hours. In fact, I have made it 24+ hours without charging before. However, I would still love to have the power skin for my phone and my wife’s original EVO. Which does not even make it 12 hours without needing a charge.

  • John Budge

    My GNex is the Usain Bolt of battery draining phones. I make sure to take a car and/or wall charger wherever I go. Seriously thinking about getting an extra battery and external charger. Unless I had a Power-Skin…

  • Jameson York

    With my GSM Galaxy Nexus running basic rooted Jelly Bean, I unplug when I wake up at 7am, then plug it back in when I go to bed around 9-11pm. I’m usually around 65%, on a normal day. I have gotten as low as 15% when I spend a lot of time in waiting rooms playing games in a day, but that’s still pretty good for 14+ hours.

  • Adam

    My LTE Nexus needs a charge after about 10 hours. If I leave it on 3G only and use WiFi when I can, I can get around 16 hours.

  • remy7

    Usually have to recharge before leaving the office for the day.

  • Sean west

    HTC EVO 3D 2batteries charge a boy every 3 or 4 hours

  • Acosand

    razr maxx baby

  • Johnathan Wicker

    I unplug around 7:00am. I am usually plugging in at 11:00 for a quick charge before lunch and then again at 4:00 for a bump to make the commute home. I am using a Galaxy Nexus on Verizon. I carry two batteries with me. An extended and a standard. I live in the DC metro area so I have pretty strong 4G signal.

  • sleepyazn5

    HTC Thunderbolt: Regular battery is about 7-9 hours. Extended battery= 36-38 hours

  • DeaVea

    My GNexus is nearly dead after 8 hours or so. That’s with the extended battery.

  • olografix

    I can go about 12h on a charge, but as soon as I’m in front of my work computer, I plugin for pretty much all day until it’s time to go to a meeting or the commute. A few times I forgot to charge and ended up with a paper weight in pocket for my ride home!

  • Andy_in_Indy

    I have a Droid Bionic with an OEM extended battery. I take my phone off the charger at 6 AM and put it back down around 10-11 PM without charging on a typical day and have about 40% left. I consider it light use (emails and a few texts). A bad day (on the phone a lot) can drain the battery around 7 PM, but the stock battery wouldn’t last until lunch on a bad day.

  • Anthony Aguero

    8 hours on my skyrocket checking emails and light gaming….

  • Kelly

    I have a VZW GNex – probably 6-8 depending on how heavily I use nav on the way into work, and which battery I have in at the time ( one of them just seems to last longer despite being the same )

  • S Allen

    Extended battery Galaxy Nexus gets me just past lunch, then I need to plugin. In fact, plugging in now…

  • Brent

    4-6 hours. I am constantly on my laptop so i plug it in just in case.