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    i bought my samsung galaxy s3 6 months ago. it was working fine till now.
    four days back i plugged my phone to stock charger when it was at 4% and when i woke up after 10 hrs it was just 20%. THERE was no power outage and the red LED was always on. and while charging if i used phone battery would drain. so just to check if my charger was working fine i charged my friend's phone it worked fine. my brother gave me spare battery and charger. when i charge with new battery and charger the phone charges quickly only when the mobile data is turned off and f mobile data is turned on it takes forever. also now when i use simple apps like whatsapp for chatting i can practically see battery drain at rate of 1% per 2-3 min. ( i had ice cream sandwitch os
    and after update it was jb 4.1.2 but even after update it has been working fine till four days back) i tried removing battery and putting it in, restarting it and even tried factory reset but in vain. plz help
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    Default Re: samsung galaxy s3 battery drain and charging issue

    Even I own an an S3 I all so used to experience the slow charging but not battery drain there is a fix for slow charging my it takes forevever to charge at first now its gone by just changing the USB cable I took my old nokia's USB cable and attached to the charger now its charging hell fast.Changing the cable does the trick BTW im on 4.1.1
    I did not experience any battery issue so far but you can save a very good percentage of the battery by just changing the mobile network mode to GSM if your not on Mobile data and switch off mobile data when not in use.
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    Default Re: samsung galaxy s3 battery drain and charging issue

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2112811

    Note 2 and S3 are having same problem!

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    Default Re: samsung galaxy s3 battery drain and charging issue

    Quote Originally Posted by pritamk View Post
    i tried removing battery and putting it in, restarting it and even tried factory reset but in vain. plz help
    Now its right time to head towards service center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixit8611 View Post
    Now its right time to head towards service center.
    yes I gave my phone to samsung service centre, explained the guy there my problem. today I got my phone back. he said fault lied with usb port. now the issue of charging is resolved. but the issue of battery drain remains. I couldnt check it at service centre as it was late and the guy said use it for a day and check if phone works. while using I checked the battery details and history. my battery details show the screen is consuming high percentage of battery (about 40 -50%). my display settings are moderate.

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    Default Re: samsung galaxy s3 battery drain and charging issue

    Lol, just wait till the problem comes back

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    Default Re: samsung galaxy s3 battery drain and charging issue

    Quote Originally Posted by ithehappy View Post
    Lol, just wait till the problem comes back
    Why are you so ANTI Samsung ?
    You own such a wonderful smartphone and your not happy with it,there is some problem with you
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    Default Re: samsung galaxy s3 battery drain and charging issue

    Lol, you didn't get the point

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    Default Re: samsung galaxy s3 battery drain and charging issue

    I had similar problem with my S3. After several visits to service center and online search, I sold it for 2k loss and got iphone 5. My friend did the same with his Note 2. I was using ICS.

    Alongwith problems similar to yours, I had call drop issues as well.
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    Default Re: samsung galaxy s3 battery drain and charging issue

    when i went to sleep last night my phone was 95% charged. when i woke up after 7 hrs it was 88 %. NO CALL was made, no internet usage, no wi fi. is it okay?
    also yesterday i used my phone to watch a 40 min episode of tv series. at that time the charge dropped from 70 to 60% . when i use the phone for chatting or browsing drain seems faster. i have 3g and use it in 3g area only. what can be the problem? i m going to take my phone to service centre again but i would like to know the problem so that i can explain the guy there. otherwise he would just reset the phone and give me back
    also is there a chance of phone being replaced by samsung?

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    Default Re: samsung galaxy s3 battery drain and charging issue

    Looks like you people didnt get the update pushed by samsung for s3. I got mine it is just 28mb update but it has certainly increased my battery life for about 1.5hr xtra on my normal usage. Eralier it was about 9 to 10 hr on single charge now I am getting about 11hr+ battery life for the past 5 days.

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    Default Re: samsung galaxy s3 battery drain and charging issue

    Screenshot_2013-04-09-15-53-44.pngScreenshot_2013-04-09-15-54-18 (1).pngScreenshot_2013-04-09-15-54-24.jpg
    These are the screenshots of battery history
    the steep curves are the time when i used the kindle reader. battery consumption by it is very low but by screen is very high. brightness was about 30%. i didn't play any high end games or watched any HD videos. Just few minutes of whatsapp and 2-3 calls . thats it. GPS, Wifi, Bluetooth, tethering and evrything was off.
    Is it normal. earlier i didnt have this problem


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