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Old 02-17-2019, 06:23 PM   #1
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Question Likebook Mars battery life for e-book reading

Hello:

Could you please comment on your current experience, that is, the Likebook Mars battery life for e-book reading?

Any input is welcomed... as long as is based on experience, not hearsay or on-line literature.

I'm seriously considering buying this device and the battery aspect of it (on airplane mode, of course, and using it mainly as an app enabled reader) is rather of consequence.

Awaiting your kind reply,

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Old 02-18-2019, 02:43 PM   #2
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It's hard to tell. Last time checked I used 50 % for about 1000 book pages (2 books) some of the time with backlight on.
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Old 02-18-2019, 03:13 PM   #3
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I see.

But, how many days of battery from 100% to 50%?

Reading how many hours/minutes each day?

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Old 02-26-2019, 11:06 PM   #4
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When reading in the Kindle Lite app with the frontlight and wifi off, mine went down 4% an hour. I read fairly quickly but I don't know if that impacts the performance.

So mine in theory could get 25 hours of reading off a single charge, but in practice turning the wifi on, downloading more books and apps and so forth, means it lasts substantially less than that.
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Old 02-26-2019, 11:07 PM   #5
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I did download a battery-saving app called Greenify but I don't know if that impacted it either. Truthfully, I'm not sure if I set Greenify up or not.
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Last I tried to measure it, I got around 5 hours of read, divided into 4 sessions, using 11 % battery (100-89%). I have disabled most apps I'm not going to use. Mail, playstore etc. I installed the apps I needed before disabling playstore.
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1 hour a day of reading for two weeks, battery is now 30%.

You should have a look at the new Likebook Muses that is Likebook Mars + Dual Touch (Finger + Wacom Pen for about 100$ more.
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Thumbs up Likebook Mars battery life for e-book reading

Thanks to everyone that replied, I now have a clear idea of the battery life of a device that is (for me, at least) the best possible choice among a rather large offer of devices, both android and otherwise based.

I already bought the Likebook Mars so I expect that a month from now I'll be able to post my own experience.

I remain very gratefully yours,

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Great
I think you will be happy with your purchase. The battery on the Mars is good. Though it's better on my old Kobo Aura Hd, but then everything else is better on the Mars.
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1 hour a day of reading for two weeks, battery is now 30%.

You should have a look at the new Likebook Muses that is Likebook Mars + Dual Touch (Finger + Wacom Pen for about 100$ more.
That is some amazing battery life. If my math is right, that's 14 hours of usage spread out over 2 weeks. Which means that with that much usage plus 14 days of sitting overnight, etc., you still have approximately 30% battery life. Extrapolating a bit, if you ran it most of the way down, you'd be up around 20 hours or so.

That's essentially what a Kindle Oasis can do. If that holds up as you keep using it, that's one heck of a compelling argument for these e-ink Android devices--that their battery life is a lot better than most regular Android devices.
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