Going back to my Droid Incredible
I've given my Thunderbolt a week to condition the battery… I've turn off everything, I've increased the sync times between sync's, I've eliminated almost everything I can which draws power from this awesome phone. Yet, my battery can't make it past a half-day of standby time. My HTC Incredible never had poor battery life like this! I'm taking advantage of my 'worry free guarantee' and going back to my previous HTC phone… It's too bad as I really like this phone with exception for its poor battery life.
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Full day battery life experience here. Should re-review the great tips for saving power, check to see if you are on a 3g/4g boundary(which can hurt a lot) and at the very least go make pals with a vrz rep, that knows their ish, and talk with them about issues. Could have gotten a bunk batt or overlooked something. Majority consensus seems to be working through batt complaints.
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My office is in a 4G extended coverage area (just on the fringe). when I first got my TB, I could literally watch the percentages drop on my battery indicator. 2 hours max and I would be at 20%. I finally realized it was the constant searching for signal and going in and out of 4g, 3g. So I connected to the wifi in the office. Now, after 12 hours I am still above 50%. This is with a few texts, about 15 - 5 minute calls and about 20 minutes surfing the web and checking emails.
I also spent last weekend in an area that has solid 4g coverage and my phone was at 30% after 18 hours. Many texts, a few calls, etc...
Bottom line is that what absolutely kills the TB battery is searching and going in and out of 4g. I suggest connecting to wifi anytime it is available and turning off 4g whenever you are on the fringe of 4g coverage. Believe me you will see a HUGE difference.
BTW - this is not an issue specific to 4g or the TB. a few years ago, I had a moto-Q. I was on a project outside of Philly and that office/area had the same problem, but with 3g...my phone would be constantly searching for 3g would not make it past noon before it was DEAD.
- 03-24-2011, 07:45 AM #18
When the mod community goes full steam on this thing with low-voltage OC kernels, custom ROMs with no bloatware, and 4G toggles (easy ones, not the menu system shortcut we have now) then it'll be blazing.
Same thing happened with the EVO.
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Nothing scientific here, but I am getting at least twice as much battery life out of my TB which is exclusively running on 3g (not in a 4g market) when compared to my Dinc. I was off the charger yesterday for over 12hrs 45min and still had 60% of my battery left. I probably don't use my phone as much as some, but in comparison with my Dinc, I was using it the same and could NEVER get that much time w/o looking for a charge.
- 03-24-2011, 09:13 AM #24
oh yeah, it has a decent battery life, if you turn all the phones niceties off and use it for a clock only... don't surf the web (especially in 4g which you're paying for), play games, make phone calls (the hissing sound will drain you battery faster), also make sure your screen brightness is low enough not to be able to see it outside, probably should avoid texting and taking pictures as well... makes sense to me
might as well trade it in for non smart phone and use your computer for web browsing
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I almost hit 20 hrs from a full charge yesterday, and I was in training at work so I was using the crap out of it. We had a server go down and my exchange email blew up! I am not in a 4G area and I was on wi-fi most of the day. I let the battery die at home last night just to see how far I could stretch it and when I was at 5% my screen was around 72% of that 95% use. I haven't used a lot of the battery saving tips, but I have seen the battery getting stronger the last couple days. It is way better than my incredible was, in fact I kept showing the battery level last night to my wife who still has her Droid Incredible, she seemed to even be impressed..