Samsung Galaxy Note was introduced in October 2011 and it features a huge 5.3-inch display which places the device at the border between smartphones and tablets.
Galaxy Note sports a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 800 x 1,280 pixels, a 1.4 GHz Exynos ARM Cortex A9 chipset, member of the dual core tribe, 1 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of internal flash storage, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and an 8 megapixel camera mounted on the back of the device with autofocus, LED flash and support for full HD video recording.
Galaxy Note’s connectivity options include HSDPA (up to 21 Mbps), HSUPA (up to 5.76 Mbps), WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and microUSB 2.0. The 5.3-inch device is powered by a Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery.
Even though Samsung Galaxy Note’s battery is a lot bigger than the one of a regular smartphone, some users have complained about the battery life of the Samsung’s tablet – smarptohne hybrid. The dual-core processor and the huge display are Note’s major battery eaters, fortunately there are few tips that can help you increase the battery life of your device.
Samsung Galaxy Note Big Battery Eaters
The smartphones are integrating more and more technology and some of the features your device comes with are eating a lot of battery. Some of the most important are the 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and Camera.
We recommend you to always turn off the 3G when you are not using it. The Dual Network Mode also eats a lot of your Samsung Galaxy Note’s battery, because of the 2G to 3G toggling and because the device is constantly searching for 3G network availability. So, if you want to improve yourSamsung Galaxy Note battery life go to Applications > Settings > Wireless & Network > Mobile networks > Network mode and choose the GSM only option.
Also keep the WiFi and Bluetooth disabled when you are not using anyof them, as they drain a lot of battery, too. So with them disabled you will be able to notice that your Samsung Galaxy Note battery life will considerably improve.
Both the Camera and the GPS eat a lot of battery when enabled. The GPS can be disabled from Home > Applications > Location and Security and uncheck the “Use GPS satelites” option. When your Samsung Galaxy Note battery level is low is advisable not to use the Camera feature, as it drains your battery very fast.
Smart-charge Your Samsung Galaxy Note Battery
Even though most of the smartphones users are neglecting the way they charge their devices, it’s very important to know how you charge your Samsung Galaxy Note’s battery. It’s best not to overcharge your Samsung Galaxy Note battery. It takes at most three hours for the battery to recharge, so it’s advisable not to leave your phone plugged in to the charger over night, as this might ruin your battery on the long way.
If you want to increase your Samsung Galaxy Note battery life, it’s important to charge your device only when the battery level drops under the 10% level. Each battery has a charging pattern, and most of them are optimized to store maximum of power when they are charged below the 10% level.
Also use the original AC charger you received with your Samsung Galaxy Note for a better charging and an increased battery life. Charging your device using the USB data cable plugged in to the computer is not good for the health of the battery. The electric power coming from your USB port fluctuates and this might damage your Samsung Galaxy Note battery.
Samsung Galaxy Note Battery Maintenance
As you probably noticed, the Samsung Galaxy Note battery has some golden pins at one end. Actually they are some contacts that send the power from the battery to your device. By pulling the battery out to often the pins get loose, affecting your Samsung Galaxy Note battery life, as they won’t connect with the socket.
Also, we recommend you to clean the golden pins of your Samsung Galaxy Note battery from time to time. Do this once in two month, and use a dry cloth and gently rub the pins to remove dust, or any alien parts, for a better contact.
Do Not Use Samsung Galaxy Note Live Wallpapers
The Live Wallpapers also drain your battery faster when activated, so it’s recommended to use a wallpaper with no animations. So, if you want to improve your Samsung Galaxy Note ’s battery life, it’s best to use regular wallpapers. But if you want to further save battery, use darker wallpapers.
The screen brightness eats battery, so the brighter the screen is the shortest the battery life of your Samsung Galaxy Note will be. It’s advisable to keep the screen brightness as low as possible and not to use the “Automatic brightness adjustment” option. To turn this option off, go to Home > Applications > Settings > Sound and Display > Brightness.
Use Samsung Galaxy Note Power Control Widget
As you probably know, Samsung Galaxy Note is using Android 2.3 Gingerbread as OS. So on any of your homescreens you will be able to choose from different windgets. Wi Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Sync and Screen Brightness are the biggest battery drainers, so it’s recommended to have them turned off every time they are not in use, and that’s what the Power Control windget does for you.
To install the Power Control Widget all you have to do is tap and hold on a clear area of any of your homescreens. Then a “Add to Home screen” window should appear. Go to Android Widgets and locate the one called “Power Control,” then move it any of your device’s homescreens.
Upgrade Your Galaxy Note To The Latest Android Firmware
Using the right Android Firmware for your Samsung Galaxy Note also helps you save battery. Whether you will go for Android 2.3.5 or Android 2.3.6 it will help you improve your device’s battery life, as each firmware updates comes with tweaks that improve the battery life.
I hop the tutorial on how to increase Samsung Galaxy Note battery life was useful to you, and if you know even more ways to save battery life on your device, please share them with us and the fellow Samsung Galaxy Note owners in the comments area below. Anyway by following the tips shown in this tutorial we estimate that your Samsung Galaxy Note battery life will increase about 20-30%.