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Feb 18 2012
By: justaVIRGIN First Son 28 posts
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psvita short battery life normal?

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my vita can only game for 2 hours regular?

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MVP Support
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Re: psvita short battery life normal?

Feb 18, 2012

Depends. Did you have Wifi/3G/Bluetooth on? Max brightness? Max volume?

If so, then yes, that would be typical.

If however, you had none of those on, low brightness and no sound, and got that, then there's an issue.

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Re: psvita short battery life normal?

Feb 18, 2012

Wifi/3G/bluetooth can  drain your battery pretty nicely so if your not using them do not leave it on.

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Feb 18, 2012

Basically just turn everything off in the background that you don't use, and dimming the background light will help too - It's also better for your eyes too.

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Re: psvita short battery life normal?

Feb 18, 2012

Sony has a First Party External Battery coming out in spring. Suposedly will carry enough juice for 2 full charges on the Vita effectively increasing its playtime to around 6-9 hrs.

I think i read it'll be $40



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Feb 18, 2012

Did you charge it completely then let it die completely to stretch the lithium battery to full potential?

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Feb 18, 2012

I look forward to that.

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Re: psvita short battery life normal?

Feb 18, 2012

I gor like 5 hours playing uncharted and like 4 playing dungeon hunter online and using voice chat

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Feb 18, 2012

i get like 5 hours playing uncharted , little deviants

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Feb 18, 2012

I turned my backlight to its lower end settings. I don't even notice it is dimmer, but it seemed to add about an hour of game time to the system.

Also keep an ear out for the tiny little fans to kick on inside the system. IF the Vita gets too hot and the fans stay running constantly it can use more power.

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