17 hours wow!!!
I had my phone since March 17th and wow did I have battery problems, it is like they no longer exist, I have attached a pic of stats 17 hours and still going strong, this is without extended battery,I run my mouth a lot lmao. So before you return your phone, unless its a defect give the battery time to adjust to the way you use your phone. Check out my OMG I WOKE UP thread you will see that I had a billion battery probs lol.
- 03-22-2011, 04:13 PM #2
- 03-22-2011, 04:15 PM #3
(medium usage) talk too much to be light lol, I am not big at downloading movies, I also changed the hour in which I sync things from 1 hour to 4 hours. I went through hell with this battery in the beginning, I would wake up and battery would be dead.
- 03-22-2011, 04:19 PM #6
- 03-22-2011, 04:25 PM #8
Yea after reading your other thread and implementing some of those changes, I'm getting a lot better battery as well. One thing that seemed to help a lot was to turn on wifi and to uninstall task killer.
My biggest usage is still the screen. I have it set to auto adjust so if I start seeing bad battery I'll lower that again.
- 03-22-2011, 04:26 PM #9
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- 03-22-2011, 04:29 PM #12
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Not surprising. I haven't had any battery issues, and I have been getting a lot of calls and more texts than usual. No 4G LTE here yet, but I did have Wi-Fi connected and Bluetooth running 24/7 (too lazy to turn them off because I will always forget to turn them back on).
The display seems to be the biggest battery hog in the phone (which is not a surprise, they usually are the biggest consumer of power, and this display is huge). If you are using voice and quick texts or emails, the battery should last just fine for most people. Games and heavy Internet browsing are another story and will probably make an extended battery necessary. Not that different from any other phone I have used.
Voice calls just aren't that big of a deal. I had over 1.5 hours yesterday and the battery lasted a good 12 hours before hitting 20% (and it only hit that after playing Angry Birds for a while). And I was in an area with bad reception, which causes the battery to drain faster on any phone.
Also, anyone coming over from a BlackBerry will need to get used to the fact that their old phones were unusually efficient with battery usage and data usage due to the way they are designed. The increased features with other platforms come with some costs, and one of those is battery life.
- 03-22-2011, 04:31 PM #15
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- 03-22-2011, 04:45 PM #21
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He's right though. You must not be using your phone if you're getting 17 hours. What was your display time on at the time of that picture being taken? I'm guessing <1 hour?
After 7 hours with my display on for 2 hours my phone was down to 58% (on WiFi). After 7 hours with my display on for 2 hours on 4G my phone dies.
I could also easily get 17 hours without using my phone...
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