07-26-2011 04:26 PM
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  1. Couck#WN's Avatar
    My Dinc, while a great phone is just not doing it anymore for me. I'm on a 2150 battery which makes the phone very thick. And my signal strength is so bad it just kills my battery.

    I am hoping someone could talk about their experience with standard battery & with extended battery. Also if there is a pic with the extended battery in? Is it thicker?

    Finally how is signal strength?

    Sent from my Droid Incredible using Tapatalk
    07-11-2011 04:24 PM
  2. Ethame's Avatar
    My Dinc, while a great phone is just not doing it anymore for me. I'm on a 2150 battery which makes the phone very thick. And my signal strength is so bad it just kills my battery.

    I am hoping someone could talk about their experience with standard battery & with extended battery. Also if there is a pic with the extended battery in? Is it thicker?

    Finally how is signal strength?

    Sent from my Droid Incredible using Tapatalk
    I didn't have a Dinc (I upgraded from OG Droid) but the battery life seems on par with my OG Droid, perhaps SLIGHTLY lower, but if so it's not by much.

    Signal Strength seems improved as well, at home I'm on a roaming network on only had service outside on the font porch and in 2 rooms, now everywhere in the yard and house seem to get signals, I can walk around and talk on the phone and get texts in my office too.

    I hope that helps you out a bit at least.
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    07-11-2011 04:39 PM
  3. ninjataint's Avatar
    Signal strength is better than my OG Droid and the battery life seems about the same.
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    07-11-2011 05:27 PM
  4. Immolate's Avatar
    Can't speak to signal strength as I've not been paying attention. Battery life is good, great on slow days. Last night I hit 24 hours off charge and 60% remaining. That's pretty solid. The extended battery, which I don't have, makes the entire phone a bit thicker. I saw a review by a guy with the extended battery, and until he mentioned it, I didn't notice it was different. That's a pretty sexy EB.
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    07-11-2011 07:27 PM
  5. p08757's Avatar
    Here is a photo droid-life tweeted. Extended battery
    Claimed only a 10% drop after 12the hours.....



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    07-11-2011 07:48 PM
  6. YourMobileGuru's Avatar
    Can anybody compare battery life and signal strength to the Droid 2: Global? Really interested in thus upgrade but also a little gun-shy of loosing what I have with the D2G.
    07-11-2011 10:49 PM
  7. mbrouill's Avatar
    Can anybody compare battery life and signal strength to the Droid 2: Global? Really interested in thus upgrade but also a little gun-shy of loosing what I have with the D2G.
    I carry a Droid 2G for work and can say the signal strength so far is identical to my D3. 3 bars consistent at work and my old BB Curve use to be 2 bars at the same location.

    As for battery, Fully charged the battery at 10:30 and now at 1:18 down 1/3rd and not doing much on the D3. Not good, gonna have to look into it but need to find a good tool to tell me what is draining my D3. Anyone have one they like?
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    07-12-2011 07:34 AM
  8. YourMobileGuru's Avatar
    I carry a Droid 2G for work and can say the signal strength so far is identical to my D3. 3 bars consistent at work and my old BB Curve use to be 2 bars at the same location.

    As for battery, Fully charged the battery at 10:30 and now at 1:18 down 1/3rd and not doing much on the D3. Not good, gonna have to look into it but need to find a good tool to tell me what is draining my D3. Anyone have one they like?
    It's normal for the first few days to not be as good, but hopefully it will improve. Keep us informed ...
    07-13-2011 01:02 AM
  9. sagarp14's Avatar
    I carry a Droid 2G for work and can say the signal strength so far is identical to my D3. 3 bars consistent at work and my old BB Curve use to be 2 bars at the same location.

    As for battery, Fully charged the battery at 10:30 and now at 1:18 down 1/3rd and not doing much on the D3. Not good, gonna have to look into it but need to find a good tool to tell me what is draining my D3. Anyone have one they like?
    I've been reading around on forums and I read somewhere that by default your network settings are set to global and you need to manually set it to CDMA. After doing this the people who were having problems with battery life no longer had problems.
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    07-13-2011 02:31 AM
  10. mbrouill's Avatar
    I've been reading around on forums and I read somewhere that by default your network settings are set to global and you need to manually set it to CDMA. After doing this the people who were having problems with battery life no longer had problems.
    Thanks for the tip. Just set it to CDMA and will see what happens. Now if I could just get rid of all the icons of products I would never use.

    DO YOU HEAR ME VERIZON???
    07-13-2011 07:38 AM
  11. ninjataint's Avatar
    Setting it to cdma helped me out a bit, I am too heavy a user to ever get a full day out of it though.

    Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk
    07-13-2011 08:08 AM
  12. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    i cannot remember how to turn off global. what menu is that under?
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    07-13-2011 09:27 AM
  13. ninjataint's Avatar
    i cannot remember how to turn off global. what menu is that under?
    Settings--->Wireless & Network Setting-->Mobile Networks---Switch Network mode from Global to CDMA
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    07-13-2011 10:34 AM
  14. YourMobileGuru's Avatar
    I've been reading around on forums and I read somewhere that by default your network settings are set to global and you need to manually set it to CDMA. After doing this the people who were having problems with battery life no longer had problems.
    That's interesting, I've never known that to make any difference with my Blackberries or my D2G although it does kinda make sense.


    I think I have seen enough to know that it's not gonna be terrible and that is what I was worried about.
    07-13-2011 09:23 PM
  15. cozz's Avatar
    there have been quite a few people having battery problems with the d3. personally i'm getting pretty good battery life out of it - going for a full day with pretty heavy use (still playing with it a lot) and having 40% or so after 12-13 hrs or so.

    i think since the phone is so new, there are a lot of apps that aren't quite working that well on gingerbread or with the new chip or whatever the case may be. it seems that some apps are having issues with running constantly or eating up the battery life.

    so i think the final verdict on battery life is still out, but overall it is pretty good
    07-13-2011 09:31 PM
  16. Goldchamp's Avatar
    I recommend downloading juice defender. I purchased the ultimate upgrade on my last phone and it helps alot by turning off sync except when you are using the phone.Now granted you won't get push notifications on anything unless you unlock the phone, but it does wonders on battery life. Last full charge i went right at 31 hours and still had 30% left with low-moderate usage. And it doesn't affect receiving phone calls or text messages.
    07-13-2011 09:37 PM
  17. dancingcrab's Avatar
    there have been quite a few people having battery problems with the d3. personally i'm getting pretty good battery life out of it - going for a full day with pretty heavy use (still playing with it a lot) and having 40% or so after 12-13 hrs or so.

    i think since the phone is so new, there are a lot of apps that aren't quite working that well on gingerbread or with the new chip or whatever the case may be. it seems that some apps are having issues with running constantly or eating up the battery life.

    so i think the final verdict on battery life is still out, but overall it is pretty good
    Wow, 40% after 12 hours. I'm jealous. I'm just coming up to the twelfth hour of my D3's third day, and it's about to die. Literally, couple of percent left on the battery. To be fair, there was some fairly heavy GPS usage today with Google Maps, plus the usual checking Twitter/Facebook/etc and emailing/texting, but still.

    I want 40% after 12 hours. Any tips or tricks that you could share?
    07-13-2011 10:01 PM
  18. WarER4X's Avatar
    I have had the screen on, on my D3 for 2 hours straight, now and the battery is down 50%. If this were my OG Droid, the battery would probably be at about 30% or less from that amount of screen use. I'd say, if nothing else, the PenTile display delivers on its promise of reduced power consumption. I think it looks quite good, too.

    I will say that the initial charge took a very long time, probably because the battery has to charge long enough to establish the stats data for the phone to know what 100% is.

    Signal strength is a full 4 bars in my home. The OG Droid usually fluctuated from 2-4 bars depending on what room I was in.
    07-13-2011 10:05 PM
  19. ninjataint's Avatar
    Wow, 40% after 12 hours. I'm jealous. I'm just coming up to the twelfth hour of my D3's third day, and it's about to die. Literally, couple of percent left on the battery. To be fair, there was some fairly heavy GPS usage today with Google Maps, plus the usual checking Twitter/Facebook/etc and emailing/texting, but still.

    I want 40% after 12 hours. Any tips or tricks that you could share?
    Navigation can be pretty brutal on the battery.
    07-13-2011 10:06 PM
  20. dancingcrab's Avatar
    Navigation can be pretty brutal on the battery.
    Yeah, just peaked at the battery stats...

    Maps 39% (!)
    Wi-fi 17%
    Cell standby 17%
    Phone idle 12%
    Android system 8%
    Display 6% (holy smokes!!)
    Android OS 2%
    07-13-2011 10:12 PM
  21. WarER4X's Avatar
    Yeah, just peaked at the battery stats...

    Maps 39% (!)
    Wi-fi 17%
    Cell standby 17%
    Phone idle 12%
    Android system 8%
    Display 6% (holy smokes!!)
    Android OS 2%
    I know, right? With any other phone, just having the display on for a short while puts it at the top of the list for battery drain. Ninja is right, though, using navigation on the phone without having it plugged into a power source can drain your battery so quick that it gets hot. For some phone models, people have even said that the battery still drains while charging on the car adapter, but it just drains slower. I don't know how true that is but it illustrates the point of just how much juice it takes for the phone to do Navigation.

    -SR-
    07-14-2011 07:39 AM
  22. mbrouill's Avatar
    With the little tuning of the phone people had suggested, my battery life has improved immensely.

    Thanks everyone...
    07-14-2011 07:48 AM
  23. dirt4444's Avatar
    Wondering if this is normal? I fully charge my battery and then no use from midnight till 8am and by 3pm with little use my battery is down to 20%

    Cell standby- 48%
    Phone idle- 46%
    07-14-2011 10:36 AM
  24. ninjataint's Avatar
    I know, right? With any other phone, just having the display on for a short while puts it at the top of the list for battery drain. Ninja is right, though, using navigation on the phone without having it plugged into a power source can drain your battery so quick that it gets hot. For some phone models, people have even said that the battery still drains while charging on the car adapter, but it just drains slower. I don't know how true that is but it illustrates the point of just how much juice it takes for the phone to do Navigation.

    -SR-
    Depends on the car adapter, some of them don't put out enough juice to charge while navigating. I always buy them from amazon and read the reviews carefully, someone usually indicates the output if it isn't listed in the description. Also, they cost 3-5 dollars on amazon.

    Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk
    07-14-2011 10:40 AM
  25. ninjataint's Avatar
    Wondering if this is normal? I fully charge my battery and then no use from midnight till 8am and by 3pm with little use my battery is down to 20%

    Cell standby- 48%
    Phone idle- 46%
    Are you in global or cdma mode? Also, you could put your phone in sleep mode when you go to bed if you aren't using the alarm.

    Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk
    07-14-2011 10:43 AM
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