- 03-17-2011, 07:54 PM #126
- 03-17-2011, 07:56 PM #127BEACH BUM
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- 03-17-2011, 08:00 PM #128
- 03-17-2011, 08:00 PM #129
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Picked mine up at 9am central this morning. Its 701pm now. It wasn't charged very much when I picked it up. Plugged it into my car for approximately 45 minutes to an hour on my way to work. Talked on it, surfed on it, used it as a hotspot, sent messages, emails and took videos and pictures. I am using WIFI and bluetooth in my car. Still has plenty of battery left.
- 03-17-2011, 08:01 PM #130
seems that HTC makes a good phone, good software, but seem to skimp on the batteries. I had to buy my wife an aftermarket one so she could get through the day. That seems to be how they save money, but seems to cost us more in the long run. Make sure you turn off all the extras like GPS, auto sync, blue tooth when not needed, make sure you use a program that has quick system links in it so you can turn on and off quickly
- 03-17-2011, 08:05 PM #131
- 03-17-2011, 08:08 PM #132
- 03-17-2011, 08:11 PM #133
Dang, I don't know what you guys are doing. But I've had my screen on full brightness, used wifi hotspot. played some games, downloaded lots of stuff from the market etc for the last two hours and I only lost 20% of the battery. This is amazinggg!! My OG droid would suck up 50% battery in half that time.
- 03-17-2011, 08:36 PM #134
- 03-17-2011, 08:37 PM #135
- 03-17-2011, 08:41 PM #136
Some results may vary...
Also I would note also that android is programmed to learn you your usage patterns. That way it knows what you need running and can keep those processes live. This takes some time depending on your usage. But once it does it helps battery life because the cpu isn't opening apps constantly. This is why task killers can cause issues.
I did notice that the TB didn't have a task killer pre installed which may show that people are learning about that.
- 03-17-2011, 08:41 PM #137
- 03-17-2011, 08:43 PM #138
I picked my tb up from verizon today around 1:30. When I left I had the store it had a 30% charge. Instead of working as I should of been, I used the phone, heavily until about 5:30 when it finally died. That usage would have killed my old incredible with a full charge. So far, I am impressed. FYI I am in an area WITHOUT 4G
- 03-17-2011, 08:46 PM #139
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- 03-17-2011, 09:05 PM #142
- 03-17-2011, 09:12 PM #143
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Read this. It explains absolutely EVERYTHING about bump charging and how/why it works for HTC phones:
Going off topic... If you're not happy with the keyboard, try a different one. I like using SmartKeyboard Pro.
I like the features of the stock keyboard but find myself typing a lot of errors... It's a little too small for me. I gave it a chance but it's not for me... switching it up.
- 03-17-2011, 09:21 PM #145
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- 03-17-2011, 09:28 PM #147
- 03-17-2011, 09:29 PM #148
-In my experience, wifi is always the biggest battery drain.
GPS is always on with my phones. I use it way too much.
Screen timeout is default haven't changed that
Haptic feedback is on for everything.
Yeah, IDK. I think the battery life is great. And when I order my slim-1600mah seidio battery it will be even better =)
Of course this is all sort of preliminary. As I haven't unplugged it at 7am and headed to work for a full day yet. We shall see.
- 03-17-2011, 09:31 PM #149
- 03-17-2011, 09:31 PM #150