That happened to me too. Battery was Erratic. Jumped from 100 percent to 80 in 5 Mins.
Sent it back, new battery later and charging connector and is stays at 100 percent long time. Battery is Ace. Customer service is excellent too. Don't suffer with bad battery because it's a great tab and battery is excellent when fixed. Can't understand why so many left the factory with knackered batteries to start with
I have this tab, and had the battery issue like all you guys. Before the battery went down very very quick. I brought the tablet to Samsung Repair Center, and they fixed in only in half an hour and return it to me.
They downgrade the OS, and replug the battery connector.
Now my tablet battery is staying in 100% after 2,5 hours i disconnect it. Now it stay at 97% after 4 hours with 15minutes Screen On Time.
Good Job Samsung...
The service center told me not to OTA upgrade the S/W because it not always compatible for my country (Indonesia).
AnonD-368633, 08 Mar 2015My issue is, after full charge, when the device is turn on it is always 99%, never 100%. When ... moreThis is a good tablet... better than ipad air 2... but the problem is the battery and no like gamecenter.... good also because already 4g lte....
AnonD-370835, 04 Mar 2015My details: battery healthy, goes for 7 hours. But goes from 23% to 7% in 1 minute, then from ... moreMy issue is, after full charge, when the device is turn on it is always 99%, never 100%. When playing game, it will drain very fast within an hour. Then it will shut down. But when i switch it back on, it will show there is still 20-50% battery left.
If you suspect yours has similar problem, check the Battery Usage graph, you will see abnormalities.
I brought it to Samsung SC and they replaced battery and charging bracket. The issue is fixed, but the draining is still fast.
Thinking of selling it now. My note 2 n 10.1 (2012) still in good shape. Perhaps Samsung Note series are better?
Dear download whatsapp apk from any website and install that..its not big problem...enjoy it its really a cool tablet
can anyone please help about whatsapp. i can't install whatsapp on my galaxy s lte.
zoukey, 06 Mar 2015for those out there that aready own and used this 'tab-s 8.4lte' what is the best from 'ta... moreBrother man, very good performance for office stiffs or personal note writing. Gaming performance is just awesome. Speakers and by headphone; music is great. Battery is good enough to go for a single day with very heavy use. That what I can say to make you believe to buy this 8.4 LTE version.
for those out there that aready own and used this
what is the best from 'tab-s' that you will have.
why you recommend to me for 'item must have' either one of it.
Awesome tab..... before I used tab2 but this is total different and gud performance, battery life also y all people's telling battery backup is poor like that, only one drawback n⊙ WhatsApp...... really happy with this gadget
Does any1s samsung tabs 10.5 takes 2hrs30 min time charging from 22 to 100% battery ...n charger heats up like nything
Plz do help..i have bought it yesterday brand new
very bad battery life ..barely can last an hour for playing clash of clans . my ipad mini lasted 5 times longer... samsung please update the software or something
AnonD-370835, 04 Mar 2015I have same problem with defective battery indicator on tab S 8.4. How did Samsung fix yours? ... moreJust bring your gtab to samsung service center then ask for battery replacement if yours is under warranty. Mine have the same problem earlier, but after battery replacement, battery indicator seems to be alright. Good Luck.
AnonD-368633, 28 Feb 2015Do not buy this tab. I regret buying it because the battery capacity cannot sustain the high r... moreI have same problem with defective battery indicator on tab S 8.4. How did Samsung fix yours? Is it software or hardware problem?
AnonD-368633, 28 Feb 2015Do not buy this tab. I regret buying it because the battery capacity cannot sustain the high r... moreMy details: battery healthy, goes for 7 hours. But goes from 23% to 7% in 1 minute, then from 7% to 0% in 2 1/2 hours.
Anonymous, 26 Feb 2015how to diasble the double tap zooming cuz i cannot play easily in gaming I had problem while playing game too that require holding power gauge, it sometimes look like i just tap it while i holding the power gauge.
I disabled Touch Sensitivity and Dexterity setting Press and hold delay to 1s but problem still insist.
Previously with other brand phablet just fine!
Battery performance not much different with the previous 6.4" FHD IPS phablet 3000mAh when playing the same game (online).
Battery's charge time to full again really quiet boring wait!
Sorry my English...
I bought this tablet for 3 months.At first this tablet work well.But after 3 months, the battery start having problem.The battery can only stand for 1-2 hours if i play games. the battery can drop from 80++% to 10++%.When i charge the tablet, the battery percent will rise from 0% to 40 or 50 %.I have to charge it 2-3 time a day or even more.The camera flash of my tablet did not work even i never use the camera flash.I never drop my tablet n i use it carefully.My tablet will also suddenly become no service so it is hard for me to make a call.The screen of my tablet will sometime appear yellow lines. When the yellow line appear, my tablet will hang n it will restart itself. I'm dissapointed with it .This is the first android tablet that i bought n it come out with something like this .
Do not buy this tab. I regret buying it because the battery capacity cannot sustain the high res and cpu. i went back to Samsung for inaccurate battery indicator, they fix it but the battery remains short.
I have another Note 10.1 (2012 model). It has lower res and cpu but bigger battery. On the same game, i could play much longer (2x?).
Tab S 8.4 is like a Ferrari with 1litre fuel tank.