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Battery life on GB and ICS

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Hi All,

I've had my G300 for about two months. Most of that time was spent on ICS (Stock+ b944 (I think)). I decided that I wasn't happy w/the battery life and read from a few people that battery life was better on GB than ICS (and of course, some that felt the other way).

I'm back on completely stock Voda UK GB b958. I was hoping to see a greatly improved battery life, but don't think I am really, so thinking I may go back to ICS as I think some things are more usable on ICS, and I have to charge my phone very night on either GB or ICS, so no advantage.

My question, what is everybody else's experience with battery life, especially GB v ICS. If you're ICS, are there any tweaks (or ROMS) that help extend battery life?

Regards,

Sam

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I think I had better battery life on ICS, but I don't mind charging it every day - it can even make 2 at a stretch. I turn off Wi-Fi, GPS and mobile data when I'm not using them though.

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Battery life is pretty much the only reason I came off gingerbread. In my experience the battery lasts maybe 50% longer on ICS. Tried all the ICS roms and now settled on CM9 and not felt the need to change since.

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Turning off GPS is not a good idea; it doesn't use power whilst its not active. It has to fix from scratch every time you turn it back on, which wastes battery as well as time.

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My battery lasts longer on GB B895

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I've been on CM9 for a day and a half now, to my mind, I definitely get better battery life on GB. How strange. I use the things almost exclusively for web surfing and a calorie counter, and a twitter client (with push notifications off). It's all anecdotal of course, but it seems that most reckon they get better battery life on ICS. I wonder why some of us are different.

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