December 19, 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!  

  • Tweake

    I’d say about 8 hours on my Skyrocket but it depends on the standard variables….How many texts from the wife that day…How many phone calls from your boss….and how much time you sneak away from work to grab some game time. Most times i’ll end the night at about 2% which I’d say is perfect…though i do have an aging Galaxy Tab I try to use but the skyrocket is so much better :D

  • WW_VA

    I’m sort of old school, you know, where you must let your phone use up the battery and shuts off and THEN plug it in. Is a left-over from the ni-cad battery days. I bought a 2nd battery thinking that would keep me juiced. Well, I was too cheap to buy a battery charger so I still have to charge the spent battery using my phone. The extra battery mostly is there for emergencies when I can’t plug in and reality don’t want to quit whatever I’m doing on my phone. Even then I have to shut down to swap out the batteries. So now I’ve changed . . . a yellow bar and I’m plugging in. If I shorten the battery’s charge life, I no longer care. I prefer to be juiced – and – I’m finally eligible for a new phone, which comes with a new battery of course :)!

  • Emil Miranda

    My Atrix would last a whole day without charging. Now that I moved on to the One X, I’m getting about 12 hours of medium/heavy use.

  • WW_VA

    Forgot to mention my phone is an HTC Android Incredible (ADR6300) running gingerbread. Not sure what phone I’ll pick next week. I may wait for the fall offerings of newest phones.

  • Azlan Allam

    4-5 hours

  • Steve Lindsey

    i typically don’t charge mine until it has the “!” in the battery (on my S3) ,
    or if its night time , & its low yellow ill plug it in so im 100% in the morning

  • Wendy_VA

    Not sure what’s happening. My post (and follow up) were there and now don’t appear. Now that I’ve logged in . . . HTC DINC, 6-8 hrs. New phone on the horizon = new battery so I’m smiling.

  • Eric Chan

    about 7-8 hours on a Galaxy SII (Hercules) rooted running CM9 with stock kernel.

  • Tony Campuzan

    About 4-6hrs with my Antique Droid 2 :)

  • mcaslan

    HTC Amaze

  • Shane Ledford

    usually around 4. I can go up to 8 if I don’t get too bored at work and use it to play games.

  • Attreau

    I think I have purchased so many micro-HDMI chargers…..I have one in about every room. Hence, I seldom go more than 4-6 hours without charging my phone (Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3). I am really liking this phone! Thanks!

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  • Aaron Douglas Charlong

    I have a GSM Galaxy Nexus, and I’m using the stock battery. While I do average around 17 hours before I have to charge, it’d be nice if I could go longer.

  • jmr

    I have a HTC evo3d lasts about 12 hours with the extended battery I have

  • Nathaniel

    HTC One X.. this bad boy’s panting after about a day of moderate use.

  • Tenkely

    12+ with my HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus! Stock Jelly Bean FTW!

  • lilcledix

    I use the Samsung Galaxy S 3 and I average about 7 hours depending on what I am doing with my phone

  • Craig

    I use an HTC Incredible 2 with MIUI and an OEM extended battery and I can get 3 days on one charge with light use and 2 full days with heavy use

  • Peter

    I have a Droid Razr and average between 10 – 12 hours. However I don’t like to let my battery drop below 50% so I’m typically charging every 5 – 6 hours. Really wish I had the MAXX.

  • Peter M McDaniel

    Yes please.

  • Ben Humphries

    I have a motorola droid razr maxx

  • Kylerayk

    HTC Sensation. I use it for business so I am literally on it all the time. It is my GPS, contacts, appointments, inventory, and way to communicate while I have to sit and wait. I can’t use bluetooth because adding another task onto this would kill it. I am in the red now so gotta go charge

  • jsl95

    Since the 4.0.4 update for my one x I get about 11 hours of heavy usage .

  • Alexandru Socol

    I use a HTC Sensation XE with stock battery.
    I used it alot for many things during the day, but mostly is gaming.
    6-8 hours is my average.

  • Wesley Hale

    O have a Galaxy Note take it off charger @9 am and charge it when i goto sleep around 11pm

  • Teemu

    Nexus one running now on 29th hour with battery indicator showing 65% left. I mainly use my device for calls and text and little web browsing. I probably get about 60-70h average with my phone.

  • Vipul Pandey

    I have the Motorola Xoom, and usually runs about 1 typical day with light web browsing, gaming and pulse.

  • Guest

    Samsung Galaxy,love it but charging all the time.Its the battery that came with it.atoday is the first I have heard of powJudy Bolener skins would love to win!

  • victor sanchez

    I have a Verizon nexus with an extended battery (oem). I tend to connect it to a charger whenever I can. Since I have a N7,now I’m doing a lot better since I can split the usage between the two.

  • judy bolen

    SAMSUNG GALAXY love my phonr but charging all the time.Today is the first i have heard of power skins, would love to win!

  • roiji

    every 2 or 3 days using ang LG Optimus 2x.
    There’s always WiFi around and often I’m on a computer so 3G isn’t always on.
    up to 5 or 7 days on a Lenovo P700

  • @ctbadger666

    On average about 10 to 12 hours I reckon as I use my phone (Samsung Galaxy W AKA GT i8150 AKA Ancora) pretty regularly throughout the day, plus I test custom ROM’s quite frequently too.

    I’ll have a PowerSkin, plox! ;)

  • michael interbartolo

    my Skyrocket with CM9 usually gets over 2 days of charge.

  • Brandon Miller

    Seeing the results, I’m shocked. On my Galaxy SII, I’m in the red by the afternoon. I’m getting pretty crappy battery life. Fortunately, I have a charger most places, but it can be a pain at times!

  • Adam92Wilkins

    I have an HTC rezound, and boy is the battery life horrible D: Every like 5 hours using moderately

  • jerome

    HTC One X. When I unplugged my phone to charge, it’s decreasing slowly. I can use my phone maximum 7-8 hours.

  • jo_nathan

    GSM Galaxy Nexus, always make it though an entire day even with heavyish usage. The longest I have gone was over 2 full days and still had 36% left, but that was very light usuage, only a few texts, calls, and light web surfing.

  • dapbmonkey4u

    I have an HTC Thunderbolt so I am always near an outlet. On the weekends I can usually squeeze 7 hrs away from a plug with light use.

  • Masterminded

    I use an EVO 3d, I usually go around 7 hours on a charge, so I charge it 1-2 times a day

  • waqas

    I have a desire s and with normal usage i get around 12 hours of battery on weekdays and that after keeping mobile data and wifi off all day. Been using a battery saving app which is a slight help but nothing big. I keep on checking the battery stats to see whats been using up the battery. It would be nice if the battery lasted a little longer without all this

  • AdanJr007

    I use samsung epic 4g; and I have 2 xtra batteries.

  • John

    I have a Droid Bionic. Charge holds during the work day with the standard battery, and into the evening with the extended battery.

  • JackAmico

    I brought my HTC One back to T-Mobile because the battery ran down in 4-5 hours. They said all the newer Androids bleed the battery – can’t be helped (tough when you can’t swap batteries). Went online and bought my Galaxy Nexus, couldn’t be worse. ACTUALLY, it rocks – Plug in overnight and it’s good voice text and data all day. I get 18 hours of performance on 6 hours of charge.

  • B J Books

    I have a Verizon Galaxy Nexus using the extended battery. I can usually get through until 7-8pm before having to plug in…unless I use the phone heavily. I’d like to get through the day (from the time I get up until I go to bed) without having to worry about battery life….regardless of how I use it throughout the day.

  • root4life

    sprint galaxy nexus with extended 10-12

  • Garry Cawthorn

    I got a iPhone and seems like I always have to find someway to charge it.. This thing would be the answer to all
    My problems!!

  • Diana Llauget

    Hi its a no brainier soooooooo it needs to be done !

  • SedatedSylva

    I usually plug in by mid afternoon to make it thru the evening. Although, unless I’m heavily searching, I probably wouldn’t have to.

  • ovidiu roatis

    About 20 hours, GN GSM