Should I send my Nexus S for replacement (battery problems)

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    Junior Member jeremy DEagle's Avatar
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    Should I send my Nexus S for replacement (battery problems)

    Hi all, I'm new to the forum.

    I recently swapped from an iPhone 3GS to a Nexus S. The battery on the S seems to last no where near as long as the iPhone.
    I turned it on at 98% at 7AM and have used it mainly for tweeting up until now (1230). It currently stands at 62%.

    Battery usage shows as:
    6h 16 mins on
    Display 46%
    Android OS: 17%
    Cell standby: 10%
    Android System: 9%
    Gmail: 5%
    Twidroyd: 5%
    Phone Idle: 4%
    WiFi: 3%
    Google Services: 2%

    WIFI and GPS have been off for most of the day. Brightness is set to auto. I have twitter refreshing every 15 minutes and google news every 2 hours.
    I have two widgets Astrid Tasks and Calendar.
    I have sent about 4 texts and made a 2 minute phone call.
    Does this sound about right or really high? Should my battery be lasting longer? I did train the battery when I first got it.

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    Looks like the Screen is eating up most of your Juice. Have you tried setting your screen brightness lower or on auto?
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    Thanks for the reply. The screen brightness has been set to auto since I got it.

    The phone died again with only 7 hours use today. I hardly used it today and had most things turned off

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    It's possible your widgets are doing more damage than what is shown. Try turning them off and running from 100% charge. See what happens....

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    Sounds like something is wrong...

    I have plenty of bugs on my nexus s, but I've never had a problem with battery life. before sending into samsung I would probably just go to seidio and purchase the 1600mAh battery. Its 50 bucks, which sucks, but I just couldn't go without my phone for several weeks, which samsung may take that long when repairing phones.

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    I get my best battery life with wifi on. (assuming there is a signal to connect to)

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    i bought Nexus s yesterday. the battery life is not good. i charged twice a day which is too much.. plus it has other flaws..

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    I experienced significant battery drain when I first got my Nexus S. Two important changes I have made are:
    1) under Advanced Wi-Fi settings, under Wi-Fi sleep policy, I selected "never". That made a huge difference, even though it doesn't make sense, it just works.
    2) when I went back to the home screen when using certain apps, they were still running. "Maps" is one thing I had a habit of not exiting from, and same for TuneIn Radio. Just make sure you're exiting all your apps properly.

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