- 03-17-2011, 06:28 PM #101
- 03-17-2011, 06:37 PM #102
- 104 Posts
I'll try the battery pull, and see what happens.
- 03-17-2011, 06:38 PM #103
- 03-17-2011, 06:45 PM #104
- 4 Posts
Unless you have a high power usb it will charge at about half the rate of a wall charger. I was wondering why my phone was taking forever to charge and then realized it was connected to the computer and not the wall. Plugged it into a wall jack and it's charging much better.
Mine also came out of the box with about 50% battery, but it took about 2 hours of fiddling with it to get it to activate at the store so it at least last's that long being on almost the whole time.
- 03-17-2011, 06:47 PM #105
- 03-17-2011, 06:49 PM #106
Here is the post I replied to, from Moosc: He wrote "I think you all are having a placebo effect because of Sprint 4g and the evo. I don't see a reason for turning 4g of and if u do feel the need pull the sim card. and if your in a city with out 4g no need for having the sim card in place. going 4g is like going 1x to 3g and vise versus. u can't turn of 3g."
Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
Pull the sim card if I'm not in a 4G city? Why the hell would I do that? Not very good advice. While you can't turn off 3G, if you pull that sim card, you disable everything as it is for authentication. It's also how VZW will disable your phone in the future if they want to.
- 03-17-2011, 06:57 PM #107
- 03-17-2011, 07:00 PM #108
- 03-17-2011, 07:00 PM #109
- 03-17-2011, 07:01 PM #110
- 03-17-2011, 07:02 PM #111
Y'all realize these batteries don't reach their potential until about 4-6 full charge cycles in, right ? My Eris battery kinda sucked at first. Then like magically got WAY better after the 5th or 6th charge.
I am running LTE, Live Wallpaper, full screen brightness, and playing with it a ton, and it's been off the charger for 6 hours now and I'm at 30%. There is no way under my typical usage conditions that this phone is going to be much of an issue, and I expect to see that same jump in battery level, just like my Eris.
Will report back.
- 03-17-2011, 07:14 PM #112
It won't be great but I expect it won't be the worst either. Coming from an X I will miss not having to worry about it, but my needle moved 20% after 3 hours. So just guessing that's 12 -15 hours of "NORMAL" use. You can't expect to use any of these types of phones straight through non stop for hours on end without killing the battery especially with 4G and a 4.3" Screen.
I order the Seidio 1600 MAh battery with the GREEN11 19% discount it came to $41. I've always had decent luck with their batts. After the newness wares off if I can get through a whole work day (7AM-7PM) with my GPS and Email push on, I will be happy. I do a lot of emailing but I don't sit there playing with the phone non stop, so I think a whole work day is doable. Especially given my experience so far and the battery hasn't even cycled a few times yet.
- 03-17-2011, 07:17 PM #113
- 03-17-2011, 07:22 PM #114
- 03-17-2011, 07:24 PM #115
- 03-17-2011, 07:25 PM #116
It's all based on usage -- the X does not get me through a day (Standard Battery or Extended Battery). I have to bump it a few times and always keep charger handy.
Who knows if LTE is more power hungry than 3G -- I suspect it is but have not seen any studies/results.
- 03-17-2011, 07:26 PM #117
- 03-17-2011, 07:26 PM #118
I may be crazy but my battery life seems really good so far. Charged it right after I got it at 10:00am. Used it like I always do (a Lot!!) and it is now at 46% I have never gotten 9 hours out of my battery on either my incredible or my facinate. So far I would say, I'm actually impressed by the battery so far.
- 03-17-2011, 07:36 PM #119
- 03-17-2011, 07:38 PM #120
- 03-17-2011, 07:38 PM #121
- 61 Posts
3.5 hours, 6.5 hours maybe 8 hours if you turn off features!!! Are you KIDDING me!
Technology is USELESS without power!!!!!
What is the point of getting a gorgeous high resolution screen if you have to turn it down to 25% to conserve energy?
It's like buying a High definition TV to play movies with an old VCR.
- 03-17-2011, 07:43 PM #122
- 03-17-2011, 07:49 PM #123
- 03-17-2011, 07:50 PM #124
- 03-17-2011, 07:53 PM #125