- 03-19-2011, 11:56 AM #351
- 03-19-2011, 12:06 PM #352
- 03-19-2011, 12:09 PM #353
- 15 Posts
I know many people are seeing bad battery life and I thought I would see the same or similar battery issues. However, my battery life has been very acceptable, considering how powerful the Thunderbolt is. So far this morning, I unplugged from charging around 8:30 AM. After that, I checked Twitter posts, checked the weather, made and received about 3 calls, and tried out the car dock (with no power connected to it) while using Tango for video chat (3 different times)....I live in a 3G only area by the way. I sent a few text messages and played around with the phone in general between all of that. I also have my Wifi and GPS turned on. While using the car dock, I also tried the navigation (which works and looks GREAT on the TB). I have my brightness set at roughly 60%. I have all animations turned on as well. Currently, my battery is at 84% still!!! So, 4.5 hours later, I still have a very large part of my battery charge left.
Some minor settings I have put in place to help out with the battery life include installing Advanced Task Killer from the market. I have set the application kill level to "Crazy" and to kill the running apps when the screen turns off. I have added the apps I want to stay open to the "Ignore" list. That includes 5 apps I don't mind running in the background.
Again, I am very pleased with how much battery life I am getting, even with all of the bloatware installed. I will be super excited after it is rooted and I can remove all of it. I'm sure the battery life will be much better then.
I hope this helps others with their battery issues.
Happy Bolting!!!HTC Thunderbolt.....enough said
- 03-19-2011, 12:10 PM #354
- 03-19-2011, 12:23 PM #355
- 03-19-2011, 12:27 PM #356
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- 03-19-2011, 12:38 PM #358
One thing that bothers me with this phone is that when i look at what the battery is being sucked by the dislay is usually 65%-78%. Now idk about you guys but my screen is about not evrn 25% all the time...is there a bug in sense possibly? & yes i have tweaked all other settings so that evrrything that syncs doesnt sync every hour but evrry 4 hours. Idk but i hope htc or google find and fix it fast.
- 03-19-2011, 12:43 PM #359
- 03-19-2011, 12:57 PM #360
Ok, everyone. I know this phone is "new" and people are going to have issues. It's a well known fact that at launch, phones need to work out their quirks when in the hands of thousands of consumers.
So let's get on to the analogy.
For the slower people, i will reference the thunderbolt as a corvette and phones with 24 hour battery life as a civic hybrid.
You cannot go out an buy a v8 and not expect it to guzzle gas. You hit the gas pedal and it sucks gas like a corner working gal in need of her next fix. The thunderbolt is going to use battery as fast as you use it.
If you want a phone with 24 hour battery life, you're going to get a phone you can't customize as much and doesnt have as much speed. Most people want the cake and eat it too.
Carry a charger with you. You're telling me you cant plug it in for a few minutes when needed. We are in america, not afghanistan. Get a quick external charger, they are the size of a credit card and the one on VZW website says it will charge for up to 5 hours talk time. I understand battery life is an issue to some, but come on. A new thread every second why you hate the TB, why you wont get the TB, how can you improve battery life. oh wait, i just did it. Ha, well i love the phone and it will take a while to work out every issue, have some patience. i mean come on, how long did you wait for the phone to launch
- 03-19-2011, 12:59 PM #361
So i just went into the running apps. And i forced stop dome more uneeded crap. No gb just friend stream which is on limited sync and the screen is still using 73%....im below 25% brightness. I think today is going to be better with battery life. Ill let you guys know in about 5 hours.
- 03-19-2011, 01:02 PM #362
- 03-19-2011, 01:04 PM #363
- 03-19-2011, 01:04 PM #364
- 03-19-2011, 01:06 PM #365
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- 03-19-2011, 01:09 PM #367
- 03-19-2011, 01:18 PM #368
- 03-19-2011, 01:41 PM #370
2750 maH battery results (for me)
I've had the 2750 battery in the TB since receiving it. I've had only one charge on it and the first charge was a double bump charge. The first thing I did was to turn the screen down to about 30 percent, turn on haptic feedback and lower the settings for things like the weather check etc.
I have been using the phone regularly with GPS turned on and with wifi. played about 25 games of solitaire (downloaded from market), done a fair amount of browsing, downloading about 10 apps and setting them up etc.
The uptime is now about 27 hours and the awake time is at about 7 hours. The 2750 maH battery is now at 45 percent. The battery took a large hit last night and seems to be taking big hits while its asleep but not turned off.
I can live with this battery time but I'm having a big problem living with the size of the battery and what it does to the look, feel, and weight of the phone.
I'm going to be putting in the standard battery that came with it tomorrow and see how it fairs with a couple of charges on it.
I'm really liking this phone but I'm not liking it so much if I'm going to have to use the ultra large battery. Yes, I know carry the standard as a spare, buy a portable charger, keep a charger in my car (I already do) etc. But, it seems to be that a lot of these work arounds really starts to defeat the whole purpose of a "portable" device.
For me, the jury is still out. I'm going to keep working with this for the next week and see how things go. I would prefer to keep the TB and that's my aim but I'm not going to start having to carry around a satchel full of batteries, portable chargers etc. just to keep the phone from dying.
- 03-19-2011, 01:57 PM #371
- 03-19-2011, 02:03 PM #372
I got a droid 2 global a few months ago. Coming from the original droid. The d2g runs at 1.2Ghz, og droid at 600 mhz.
Battery life on d2g was horrible. What saved me was the phone was rooted via a very simple program, z4root.
Then using a program called setcpu, you could make certain profiles.
The biggest thing to do was to turn the clock speed down as low as it goes when the display is off. So instead of the cpu idling at 1.2ghz when its in your pocket (assuming the screen is off is assuming you are not using it, in most cases), I have it set to 300 mhz. This was a huge battery saver! I know this phone isn't rooted yet, I don't have one, but if you can get put in nightime mode or anything, this will be a saver for this phone.
Also, set the display to 25-30%. The lcd is going to draw lots of power, lots of pixels and area to turn on and light up.
Finally, just curious, how is the battery life on the atrix?
- 03-19-2011, 02:06 PM #373
- 03-19-2011, 02:07 PM #374
I followed this thread and did a few of the tweaks recommended here. One thing I noticed for me though was when I turned WiFi on I got much better battery life than with WiFi off. I do live in a 4G area. I'm hearing that HTC is working on a firmware update for this battery issue and that they have been aware of it from the start. It was even worse before which caused the delayed release. HTC is not well known for battery life as it is but this is unacceptable. They had that 2750mah ready at time of release because they knew this would be a problem. They were hoping we would accept the extra bulk all the while knowing better. I expect them to try and correct this real soon. While I am tempted to go back to my Droid X (a VERY good phone for battery life), I think I will give HTC a chance and see what if anything they come up with. Shame though, because I can guarantee you that Motorola won't make this mistake with the Bionic.
- 03-19-2011, 02:14 PM #375
- 26 Posts
I know how the Droids work and how it has more horsepower etc. But I know plenty of people with the Droid x that have zero battery issues. I would be fine with even six hours of use from this thing if I was actually doing anything with it. But as of right now all I get is six hours of doing nothing. It's not impressive. Having it lose charge just sittiing in my pocket is pathetic.
The car analogy makes no sense for me cause I'm not pushing the phone hard. I'm not using any web browsing or navigation which typically drain the battery from my experience.
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