Really Poor Battery Life?
My wife got a Devour almost 2 weeks ago and she is already pissed due to the crappy battery life. I've made sure nothing is constantly updating and all random task are killed. Wi-fi, GPS and BT is off.
Is this phone just doomed already? She's had it unplugged from the charger MAYBE 10 hours and it's down to 10%. Anybody else notice this?
- 04-22-2010, 09:26 PM #2
The wife and I are going to trade the Devour in for a Droid. The Eris seems to have some issues as well and the Droid seems to be almost 100% perfect, or at least my Droid has been.
We also found out that the screen on the Devour stays on unless you lock the phone. Good going Motorola.
- 04-25-2010, 07:10 PM #5
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Are you keeping the phone in battery saver mode? Currently, my Devour has been unplugged for 8 hours and is at 50%. I keep it in battery saver mode, have the GPS on, but not Wifi or BT, and kill my apps periodically during the day, but always right after I turn it on or unplug it b/c a lot of things start up w/o my consent (Skype, NFL, VisualVM, etc...). The default for the screen shutting off should be 30 seconds. If your screen wasn't timing out itself, then there was probably something defective about it.
I know people who have to constantly charge their Droids because they suck the batteries out of them too. If you are constantly on ANY smartphone, or are not conscientious about conserving your battery, the phone won't last very long. That's just the nature of these things.
- 05-11-2010, 02:31 AM #6
- 05-11-2010, 02:35 AM #7
- 07-07-2010, 01:09 AM #8
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This thread is kinda old, but hopefully this will help anyone having this issue. My wife recently got a Devour and the battery wouldn't even last 4 hours. Turns out the camera was staying on! The battery status would show the camera using 70-90% of the battery.
I put a task killer on it for her, and now whenever she "exits" out of the camera she kills it and her phone can make it through the day.
- 10-06-2010, 11:30 AM #9