- 03-18-2011, 12:52 PM #226
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- 03-18-2011, 01:10 PM #228
One more thing I like to add to this is I noticed and forgot about it. Temperature can reak havoc on battery conditions as well. Go outside and it will be warm and cause the phone to heat up, the battery drains more and then come inside where it is cool and the battery cools back down a couple degrees.
- 03-18-2011, 01:15 PM #229
Yea, I didn't charge mine last night and did my first charge this morning from 6am to 730am, had about a 95% charge and instead of working I did a Tango call with the wife, texted all morning, surfed the net to setup my bookmarks, took some pics. When I left for the gym basically playing with it for 4 hours the HTC battery widget had me at 72% remaining. I have GPS off while I'm at work, have my screen at 25%, turned off all of the little vibration feedback crap, screensaver comes on at 1 minute, I still get email push, and I grabbed a few things from the Android Market in that 4 hour time frame.
- 03-18-2011, 01:22 PM #230
On my Evo, the battery percentage would drop at least 4-5 percent per hour in standby, and if I had weak signal, it was more like 5-10 percent (4G OFF)... The iphone, on the other hand, loses LESS than 1 percent per hour in standby. When I take it off the charger in the morning it will stay at 100% for over 2 hours until I actually use the phone.
Google/HTC need to get this figured out real quick. It is my only major complaint. I want Android backSend files between your Android and your PC with Dropbox - Click here
- 03-18-2011, 01:22 PM #231
- 03-18-2011, 01:26 PM #232
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- KaosFroyo v39
Battery life seemed pretty awful for me yesterday, even when I wasn't playing with it constantly. Today, it's been doing pretty well. I have the settings pretty much how I like them and I haven't messed with the phone much - a minute or two on the phone, I think a couple of texts, took a pic and sent it to my computer over bluetooth and checked Facebook for a few. With all that and unplugging it at 9AM, it is now 1:30 PM and I'm at 86%.
I should also note that my office here usually gets awful cell signal which can kill batteries, but the LTE signal seems to be strong. I've actually been pretty impressed by the LTE coverage so far - I went a good ways outside of town and still had service; I don't think it's ever been outside of LTE service.
Also, I have auto-brightness on, Weatherbug is the only data widget I'm using, I don't see the relevance of GPS since it doesn't run unless I'm using maps anyways, and I have exchange sync off for now. Facebook and Google are the only syncs I have on right now.
- 03-18-2011, 01:32 PM #233
- 03-18-2011, 01:32 PM #234
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- 03-18-2011, 01:37 PM #235
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Yesterday the phone went dead in 3-4 hours. Of course that was heavy usage, but today I didnt play with all the apps and used it as a form of communication and not a toy. Unplugged at 8:30 am and its at 68% right now. I'm satisfied with the battery life. This was on LTE and there was one hour in where there was 3g/4g hand off ( i was in a basement).
- 03-18-2011, 01:43 PM #236
I haven't really done much with the phone but I did get the 2750 maH battery. I don't know if I'm going to keep it because it is HUGE. I don't like the size or weight of the unit with a battery this large.
I'm going to fully charge both the standard battery and the extended and try them out for a few days. If there is a large difference in usable time I might keep the 2750 but I'm hoping I can get by with the standard or maybe something a little larger that doesn't require and mammoth new back cover.
- 03-18-2011, 01:47 PM #237
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- 03-18-2011, 01:55 PM #239
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racedog you may want to check out the 1600mah battery from seidio. It gives you little more juice and but no added size. After 6 hours of moderate use, facebook, text messaging, talking, a couple of widgets..screen at 85% bright. I have 80% battery. Just remember to charge the battery before use, and leave charging 2 hours after the green light turns on (this is seidio's instructions)
- 03-18-2011, 01:55 PM #240
- 03-18-2011, 02:02 PM #241
On the other hand, my wife loved her iphone and used it for quite a while. When she moved over to Verizon I gave her my old Dinc and she has come to like it a lot but I told her just this morning that I will get her whatever phone she wants. She's going to hold out until summer to see what iphone 5 looks like and then she'll pick a new phone. She really liked the larger screen on my DX and she will either go with a larger screen android phone or she'll get another iphone is the new 5 comes with a larger screen which I think it is supposed to have.
- 03-18-2011, 02:13 PM #242
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- 03-18-2011, 02:31 PM #244
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Solution for bad battery life?
I have done pretty much everything I can software wise to save battery and its still terrible. It only lasted about 7 hours and I only used it for maybe 3 of those. Its almost at the point where I might as well just use it as a passthrough. Has anyone found a fix or compromise for the poor battery life? I thought I was waiting all that time so they would fix the battery. Also, why did they never think of putting a bigger battery in it? They could have easily put a 1800mah battery in it and solved a lot of the problems. I'm thinking about just buying a portable charger
- 03-18-2011, 02:32 PM #245
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- 03-18-2011, 02:34 PM #249
So.. I dont have a thundferbolt, but i have had an evo since launch day and have rooted it.
Guys, on first boot of a new rom (which all you have on your brand new phones) the kernel and os have some settling in to do. Its trying to get all your data sync'ed and your playing with it MUCH more 9because its a new phone and you love it)...
Give it a few days to settle in and get used to how you are using it.
also.. once its rooted... i am SURE some of the devs will make VAST improvements to your kernels. I can get a full day on my evo now with medium usage.
- 03-18-2011, 02:34 PM #250
Learned the hard way with my incredible. ...just get the extended battery. All the tricks in the book don't fix an HTC devices battery. Just a fact.
Android : "By the geeks, for the geeks, of the geeks "Launch Day HTC Droid Incredible]
whatever the latest version of Chads Incredikernel is out