- 03-22-2011, 08:16 AM #2
I've yet to have a serious issue with battery life. Is it stellar no, but can I get through the day with moderate use? Yes. Even when/if I have an issue I have a charger handy. Plus at this point who doesn't have a micro usb charger in their house these days?Device history:
Storm 1 > Tour > Droid > Droid Incredible > HTC Thunderbolt > Samsung Galaxy Nexus > Motorola Razr HD MAXX & Nexus 7
- 03-22-2011, 08:18 AM #3
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I have had mine since the 18th. I noticed the same thing yesterday. I unplugged at 7am went to work. Made a few calls, connected my blue tooth car kit for work travel, texted, emailed, surfed a little and even played a card game for about 30 minutes at lunch. At 9pm I still had 50% battery life.
I am using Wifi more when I am at work and home. I have my screen turned down to 25%. I do not have Friend Stream running. I will try the same routine to see if I get similar results.
- 03-22-2011, 08:21 AM #4
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- 03-22-2011, 08:28 AM #6
These batteries will improve a little over time as they go through the charging cycle. You won't see any huge improvements but will get better from day 1. The first day for me was really bad but its now looking like I can go 12 hours with somewhat heavy use. I'm also using the Seidio 1600 and right now is on par with my Dinc using the 1750.
- 03-22-2011, 08:32 AM #7
- 03-22-2011, 08:35 AM #8
Yesterday was the longest my phone lasted. Left for work at 7:45am and my phone hit 15% last night around 10:30pm.
I was texting, using TweetDeck, Facebook, downloading apps, playing words with friends, and talked on the phone for 10-15 minutes. I'd say that's pretty good battery life for the day.
- 03-22-2011, 08:40 AM #9
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- 03-22-2011, 08:49 AM #11
I can't really compare between the 1600 and stock since I haven't used the stock one that much. Just looking at the battery size 1400/1600 it should give you somewhere under 15% more battery life and for my use (12 hour life/moderate to heavy use) I should be getting another hour and a half.
- 03-22-2011, 08:49 AM #12
- 03-22-2011, 08:51 AM #13
I have no idea why but I've started getting very nice battery life. Went from 8 hours previously to 16 hours yesterday with moderate use. I even have everything turned on plus all apps syncing and brightness at 100%. I was going to get the big extended battery but will now probably just get the 1600 seido and call it good.
- 03-22-2011, 08:51 AM #14
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- 03-22-2011, 12:32 PM #17
Is there a battery currently on market safe to use with the thunderbolt that: 1) has a better MaH than the current stock battery, and 2) can fit in the stock battery slot of the phone. I see the 1600mah would but I think I would want something with a little more milli amps
- 03-22-2011, 12:54 PM #18
- 12 Posts
I just worry if I made a good choice. It is my first smart phone. So when I started to notice my battery would be down a bar in no time flat was worried. I think it is the fear of being stuck with a phone that will die a lot for 2 years LOL.....
also what is "battery cycle"
Is it where you run the battery down all the way, than power it up all the way? Will that help?
- 03-22-2011, 01:12 PM #19
- 46 Posts
The battery life was fine for me over the weekend and yesterday when I stayed at home. I am guess my office is on the edge of 3g and 4g and due to the building design there are areas I do not get any signal or very weak signal. The phone is running warm even when not in use and the battery is draining rather quickly. Yesterday when I was at home, (Full bar 3G all day) I had close to 50% of the charge after 14 hours of light use for email, facebook, twitter etc. Today about the same useage and I am already at 50% by noon. I can only imaging this is due to the phone constantly switching 3g to 4g all day long. Really hope a toggle option soon.
- 03-22-2011, 01:46 PM #20
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I had good battery life on Sunday and was pleased. However, for some reason i got horrible battery life yesterday and today is not looking good. Unplugged it at 7:30am, I played some games for 30 minutes, checked email, downloaded a couple of apps, and had a short phone call. After 4 hours, the battery is 68%. Hoping it'll last me through the day. I've got all the settings on as suggested.
- 03-22-2011, 01:58 PM #21
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- 03-22-2011, 02:52 PM #24
Ordered my phone last week and got it yesterday. I was worried about battery life after reading all the posts but was pleasantly surprised when I went 15 hours on my first charge.
Got the phone last night, and plugged it in to fully charge (didn't even bump charge it). Took phone off the charger last night around 9:30pm. Was up till about 2:30am setting it up. Turned off sync for items I don't use, reduced screen brightness, set up all my email accounts, stocks, facebook, downloaded a bunch of apps, and personalized it. When I went to bed at 3am, it still had about 50+ juice left - that was after 5 hours of moderate to heavy use.
Woke up at 7:30 and had just under 50% left - but have been using it moderately all morning. Finally went under 10% around 12:30. Got a good 15 hours out of it with no problems at all.
I have wifi turned on at home and work and i'm in a 4G area. No problems so far! Battery life issues are overblown in my mind.
- 03-22-2011, 02:55 PM #25