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    Has anyone tried under-clocking the processor with Smart Actions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by milkshed27 View Post
    Has anyone tried under-clocking the processor with Smart Actions?
    Is that even possible? Would be nice if we could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DM_Droid View Post
    It's nice to see some REAL reviews on battery life. Not the mystery ones we've been "hearing" about.
    Maybe I missed it, but I haven't seen anyone in this thread give any datapoints with 4g turned on all day. I can only assume that means it's probably petty bad? ( like every other lte phone)
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    Can new owners please post 4G only battery life ? It seems like the 3G battery life is very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ojil1999 View Post
    Can new owners please post 4G only battery life ? It seems like the 3G battery life is very good.
    I opened my razr at 1pm and it had 40%. I did all the set up. Downloaded all my apps . Talked some. Lots of emails. Played about three hours of games and turned the phone off at at 11pm and had the brightness up all the way and had 4g on. At 11 it had 20% left. So for me it seems to be really good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by milkshed27 View Post
    Hmm, that is weird. Is it possible for you to try one of the apps I mentioned to see if they will give you 1% increments? Battery Circle is quick to set up and free. Would suck if it wasn't possible even with a third party app.
    Battery circle did it! Thanks! Now I can get a much better feel for the usage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DM_Droid View Post
    It's nice to see some REAL reviews on battery life. Not the mystery ones we've been "hearing" about.

    I also like that we have the option of using 3G or 4G. I don't see a problem with that. More options are better when it comes to that. Until 4G is as prominent as 3G, I want that option in the OS to turn on and off 4G.
    Also when in a 3G area you can turn off the 4G so that the radio does not consume battery in searching for a 4G network.
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    Quote Originally Posted by milkshed27 View Post
    Has anyone tried under-clocking the processor with Smart Actions?
    I'm theorizing you need SetCPU (or similar) to do that -- which also means rooting the phone. It's on my list to do today or this weekend. But I'm looking forward to messing with Smart Actions in general!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0pusX View Post
    Excuse me for sounding like a pessimist but whats the point of having a 4G phone if you have to turn off the 4G?

    This is why I am not switching to a 4G device in the immediate future. When they can give me 10+ hours on a 4G connection then I will make the switch.
    I don't have a razr but the point from me would be there are no 3g phones that I like more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CynicX View Post
    I don't have a razr but the point from me would be there are no 3g phones that I like more.
    I think of it as why would you not want the option? A car can get better gas mileage at 55 than at 80 but I want the option to go either. There are tradeoffs in either choice but the choice is there. With needing two radios for 4g phones right now you are not going to eliminate that cost in battery life. I am sure they will solve it but I am guessing sometime next year, and by then I will want a new phone anyway.
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    Lets all wait for more real life battery reviews. Thank you all. Helps us fence sitters
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    It charged all night. I started out with wifi from 5 to 6 and I had 4g on 6 am to 7 pm. Granted, it occassionally went to 3g, I did not manually change it. I mostly did browsing and setting up the phone. Not many phone calls, lots of app downloads, bluetooth, and a few texts. At 7 pm, I had 10%. Not bad considering I have not set any power settings or reduced display brightness and it pushed my e-mails (I got 50 today!).Portable USB charger is increasing battery 10% every 30 min.
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    I charged the phone overnight. Was on WiFi from 6:30am to 8:00am. 4G from 8:00am to 6:00pm. Sent a bunch of texts, browsing on the web, took some video, several pictures and streamed podcasts and music off and on throughout the day. At 6:00pm it had just hit 20%

    What should be noted is how incredibly fast this phone charges when plugged into a wall outlet. I let the phone drop to 10% and it took a little less than an hour and a half to get back to fully charged.
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    Thank you everyone for more detailed battery reviews. Looks like this battery is indeed holding up well, even with 4G. Don't think I'll be disappointed. Considering my original battery from my OG Droid is still kicking. And lately I have to charge it twice a day with regular to heavy use. And with the AC wall charger, it takes about 50 min. to an hour to charge. Just to put things in perspective, I think that's pretty good for the RAZR.
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    I'm experiencing horrible battery life too. Full charged over night, woke up, unplugged phone. Used it for about 10 minutes checking email, installed an app, read the news...put it down.

    So, used it for 10 minutes, set it down. An hour later I check the phone, it's already down to 85% battery...that seems excessive drain.

    I'm coming from an iPhone and I gotta say, as much as I hated the iPhone the battery was never an issue. (never going back to iphone....bad experiment haha)

    Everyone keeps saying "turn off the 4g" to improve battery life....What's the point of having it if we have to turn it off to get good battery life? (btw, i have 4g in my area) I really love this phone but if I have to turn off a bunch of it's features (ie: lower screen brightness, turn off 4g, etc) then it's like the features don't exist...

    frustrated.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by azhalvy13 View Post
    I'm experiencing horrible battery life too. Full charged over night, woke up, unplugged phone. Used it for about 10 minutes checking email, installed an app, read the news...put it down.

    So, used it for 10 minutes, set it down. An hour later I check the phone, it's already down to 85% battery...that seems excessive drain.

    I'm coming from an iPhone and I gotta say, as much as I hated the iPhone the battery was never an issue. (never going back to iphone....bad experiment haha)

    Everyone keeps saying "turn off the 4g" to improve battery life....What's the point of having it if we have to turn it off to get good battery life? (btw, i have 4g in my area) I really love this phone but if I have to turn off a bunch of it's features (ie: lower screen brightness, turn off 4g, etc) then it's like the features don't exist...

    frustrated.......
    lol You're experiencing it "too"? Did you just miss the 3-5 some odd posts of EXCELLENT battery life?
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    yeah my battery life sucks i just put it to the test today and it failed! I listen to sirius radio for 2 hours in the morning with a bluetooth headset, read email, socialscope, web browsing, and youtube and it last for 4 hours I was getting more than that on my thunderbolt with its sorry *** battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mustbepbs View Post
    lol You're experiencing it "too"? Did you just miss the 3-5 some odd posts of EXCELLENT battery life?
    um, ok, Thanks? I actually copied my post from a different android website to get some additional opinions from this forum.

    Thanks for calling that out for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azhalvy13 View Post
    um, ok, Thanks? I actually copied my post from a different android website to get some additional opinions from this forum.

    Thanks for calling that out for me.
    Why not read the actual thread you're posting to instead of posting something from ANOTHER thread that doesn't pertain to the flow of positive comments? If you took an extra 2 seconds to edit your post it would've made a lot more sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mustbepbs View Post
    Why not read the actual thread you're posting to instead of posting something from ANOTHER thread that doesn't pertain to the flow of positive comments? If you took an extra 2 seconds to edit your post it would've made a lot more sense.
    ok, thanks dad....you made your point, move along....
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    I live in a LTE area, both work and home. Home area has LTE but weaker so much time it is switching between LTE and 3G

    I plugged the phone at 10pm at 100%

    Then I did a complete factory reset
    Re-set up every account.

    I set up the so-called my accounts with Picasa, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Hotmail using that bloatware provided by Moto or Verizon.

    Then set up and sync Gmail (and I realized that there is no way to completely remove email accounts from the "Email" app)

    I did some surfing, and updated about 10 apps from Market.

    tried 5 mins camera. No calls, no texts.

    but play around the phone a lot to explore its functionalities.

    at 1AM when i am going to bed, it is 20%

    when I woke up at 8am today, it was completely dead. so I have no idea which time from 1am to 8am it is dead.

    but when I got to bed at 1am, the phone was on LTE . maybe that was the reason. I did, however, used one smart action to stop sync data while phone battery is below 20%

    anyways, that was my 2nd charge.
    I will test the 3rd charge today see if it improves. If it is like this after a week, I am going to return it.
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    i got my RAZR yesterday morning, played for a while then fully charged before unplugging for work at 5pm.. i'm not allowed to use my phone while working (casino industry), but i got a 30min. break every 1h30min. and used it for about 20min. every break until 2am when i got out. around 3am i got the low battery signal (i think 20%).. 4G was turned on all night, browsing/email/few calls/few texts.. i think i'll start turning off 4G unless i need it, if i wasn't at work i would have been using my phone a lot more and it would've died much ealier.. just a little real life usage story..
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    I don't own the phone which is why is was asking about Smart Actions enabling you to under-clock the processor. The reason I was assuming this was possible was, at the Razr announcement Sanjay makes a comment about Smart Actions allowing you to lower the processor speed so that you're able to "make that important phone call that you wanted to make." He starts to talk about Smart Actions at 22:30 and makes the comment about the processor at about 23:00.

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    I turned my 4g off and it is even draining in my pocket. I dont know what to do but it drained 5% in 15 minutes.. Thoughts anyone?? I really want to like this phone
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    Quote Originally Posted by PitbullJunkee View Post
    I turned my 4g off and it is even draining in my pocket. I dont know what to do but it drained 5% in 15 minutes.. Thoughts anyone?? I really want to like this phone
    was this directly after unplugging your device? normally when you're phone hits 100% charge it stops charging even if it is still plugged in, once it drops far enough the charge will pick up again.. you may have unplugged when it was at it's full charge low peak, if that makes sense..
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