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    Glad I didn't wait for this phone. Coming from the Thunderbolt I'm tired of having to turn everything off to not worry about the battery dying. 10% brightness? No push email? What a headache.

    As for the chart right above me, the screen time over 37 hours appears to be less than 2 hours. That's seriously light usage of a phone. And you also dropped about 20% in battery life while using the phone for 45 minutes just before 6pm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatwhat View Post
    Glad I didn't wait for this phone. Coming from the Thunderbolt I'm tired of having to turn everything off to not worry about the battery dying. 10% brightness? No push email? What a headache.

    As for the chart right above me, the screen time over 37 hours appears to be less than 2 hours. That's seriously light usage of a phone. And you also dropped about 20% in battery life while using the phone for 45 minutes just before 6pm.
    Thanks for reading the chart for me! lol. Anyway I have a tablet so the phone only gets used for calling and texting . very little web surfing away from home. The charts not suppose to represent heavy usage. I'm just happy it holds a charge when not in use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatwhat View Post
    Glad I didn't wait for this phone. Coming from the Thunderbolt I'm tired of having to turn everything off to not worry about the battery dying. 10% brightness? No push email? What a headache.

    As for the chart right above me, the screen time over 37 hours appears to be less than 2 hours. That's seriously light usage of a phone. And you also dropped about 20% in battery life while using the phone for 45 minutes just before 6pm.
    I agree, turning off push, adjusting screen brightness, and mucking with radios would be a pain in the ***. There are many of us that don't do that and make it through the day just fine.

    I think the only way to judge a battery is to use the device yourself. Use is personal and there is just no way to validate that that someone else's experience will correlate. That isn't to say that people won't have similar experiences, just that experience is difficult to qualify explicitly enough for validation.

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    Well you can smart tune your phone and make it more effective and turning off Facebook and any other app that updates when you open it is just being smart. I did this on my razr maxx, it's just a point of being easy on the entire system and the battery. Personally I don't turn down my screen and still get killer battery life on this device. My Gmail is push and my regular email I don't need at a moments notice so I prefer to do 15 minute intervals. And anyone who needs six hours of on screen time is way too distracted by their phone and needs a life. That's 25 percent of your day and nearly 35 if you consider sleep an option. No wonder why the divorce rate is so high lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptm88 View Post
    And anyone who needs six hours of on screen time is way too distracted by their phone and needs a life. That's 25 percent of your day and nearly 35 if you consider sleep an option. No wonder why the divorce rate is so high lol

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    I completely agree with this, Even like 4 hours I think is ridiculous. Some might say "I need it for work" but I'm not sure what type of professional job would require you to be on your phone for 4 hours out of your 8 hour workday. I check and write emails, and even edit and write papers and presentations on my phone and have yet to ever hit even 3 hours of screen on time.
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    I think mine is going back this weekend to exchange for a Maxx HD. This aggravates me, as I feel like I gave HTC a second chance after suffering with the Thunderbolt and it's battery shenanigans. Add to that the time I've invested getting my DNA set up and I'm about ready to punch myself in the groin for not going with the larger battery on the Maxx HD in the first place. *sigh*
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    Oh, and for my usage, I unplugged at 04:30, started using it with about 95% at 06:00 and as of 08:30, I have about 26%. Spent 20 minutes playing a game and the rest has been surfing. This is ridiculous. My TB even beats this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickory Shampoo View Post
    Oh, and for my usage, I unplugged at 04:30, started using it with about 95% at 06:00 and as of 08:30, I have about 26%. Spent 20 minutes playing a game and the rest has been surfing. This is ridiculous. My TB even beats this.
    Is that am, am, pm? Or all am?
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    Here is my usage for yesterday. Over all I'm very happy. This included several app downloads, regular Facebook, email, etc checking more than 2 hours of games, and a fair amount of web surfing. It was on wifi most of the day, so that helps. I even got about an hour of kindle reading after this and it still wasn't dead.

    Battery Life Issues, what are you guys running?-uploadfromtaptalk1355508069438.jpg

    I have pretty much default sync settings, even several weather apps I'm testing out. And auto screen brightness. I haven't done anything to optimize battery.

    This phone is way better than my Fascinate was even when it was new. I have to try really hard not to make it through a day with my usage. I'm really curious if the variability we see is different usage, different cell coverage, or actual variation in the phones.

    EDIT: Actually, now that I look at it compared to others, my phone does seem to wake up more frequently without the screen on than people that have turned the sync settings off, or longer. I think there is still room to improve this battery usage. My usage may be lighter than a lot of people. I don't stream music all day, or do anything for hours at time, but yesterday was a moderately heavy use day for me, and I still had no problem making it the whole day. I got another full hour of screen time out of it reading, before I plugged it in that's not in this chart.
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    I haatte battery issues, because CS reps usually just tell you you're not doing much to conserve your battery or whatnot. I nave a Nexus 7, and I'm only getting about 4 hours' screen time tops--with GPS off, brightness always at min OR 50% below min, only browsing the web and not playing games, etc. When I called, the dumbass rep told me it was because I had a lot of music stored on my device. She was like 'OH, YOU HAVE 6GB OF MUSIC STORED? YEAHHHP, THAT'LL DO IT, THAT'LL DO IT'.

    How many hours' screen time should I expect with this device, given min. brightness, GPS off, wifi off, light usage (checking email, browsing web, etc--no monster apps), etc?
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    Is that am, am, pm? Or all am?
    Mil time, so that's the course of 2.5 hrs.

    I've disabled everything but GPS. VZ Location is off and most auto-updating is off. I'm running Advanced Task Killer on "crazy" to zap the rest. Unplugging now to check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djbentle View Post
    This phone is way better than my Fascinate was even when it was new. I have to try really hard not to make it through a day with my usage. I'm really curious if the variability we see is different usage, different cell coverage, or actual variation in the phones.
    Ah yes, the Fascinate! That phone and the Charge all but burned me out on Samsung.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickory Shampoo View Post
    Mil time, so that's the course of 2.5 hrs.

    I've disabled everything but GPS. VZ Location is off and most auto-updating is off. I'm running Advanced Task Killer on "crazy" to zap the rest. Unplugging now to check.
    did you try running without Advanced Task Killer? Jelly Bean manages process fairly well, task killers can increase your battery usage.
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    Default Re: Battery Life Issues, what are you guys running?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hickory Shampoo View Post
    Mil time, so that's the course of 2.5 hrs.

    I've disabled everything but GPS. VZ Location is off and most auto-updating is off. I'm running Advanced Task Killer on "crazy" to zap the rest. Unplugging now to check.
    If you're running ATK that's the cause of your issues right there. Task killers haven't been needed since Eclair ... Android manages background tasks on its own and you are just fighting that and wasting even more battery.

    I'm getting 16+ hrs of battery every day since I got it on Monday and doing nothing special to conserve battery.



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    For the people having battery issues, are you running the Sense launcher? Or some other one? I don't know if there is anything to it or not, but I've seen threads over at XDA where people said they were getting substantially better battery life using Sense for some reason.
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    No battery problems from my end. Only time I'm really draining it is customizing the home screen and such.
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    OK. I unplugged at 13:30 and it's now a little after 20:00 and I have 37%. Better, I'd say.

    I've now turned off all GPS and uninstalled ATK. Will report back with results tomorrow after a full charge.

    Thanks for the help!
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    Got a brand new one from the verizon store. I'm gonna see if this one is any different
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    Again, who keeps this you need a task killer BS going?
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    People who don't know any better and conversts from BlackBerry and Windows Mobile which lack decent memory management.
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    A Verizon salesman put it on my Thunderbolt when I went in to about battery life. Had it ever since.

    Anyway, unplugged at 09:00, but didn't use it much til 17:00-ish. Still have about 20% left. Looks like the suggestions here work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickory Shampoo View Post
    A Verizon salesman put it on my Thunderbolt when I went in to about battery life. Had it ever since.

    Anyway, unplugged at 09:00, but didn't use it much til 17:00-ish. Still have about 20% left. Looks like the suggestions here work.

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    Glad its going better for ya. Unfortunately there are a lot of uneducated cell phone reps out there.

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    Got a brand new one from the verizon store. I'm gonna see if this one is any different
    Let us know, your previous results seemed about the same as mine so im curious what you come up with.
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    here's mine today so far.. wifi all day, which significantly helps save battery.. just went on 4G now and I'm watching it tank lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by schwinn123 View Post
    Let us know, your previous results seemed about the same as mine so im curious what you come up with.
    The past couple of days have shown some pretty similar results to my previous DNA so I guess its just the phone and my usage. As of right now I haven't noticed any dead pixels to justify another exchange so thats good haha
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