View Poll Results: How's my battery life?
- 51. You may not vote on this poll
5 - You have a mythical battery, consider yourself lucky.
4 - That's a good run on a sh*ty 1450 mAh
3 - Not bad, that's just average.
2 - You could do a whole lot better!
1 - Return the phone, and get a flip phone.
- 45 Posts
Rate my battery
Ok this is my second TB...had to return the first one to wirefly (long story and big headache with wirefly). Anyways, it's ok because the battery was pretty bad with the one I got from wirefly.
Now with my second TB, the battery is lasting much better. So from your experience what do you guys think of my battery lasting 9 hrs down to 20% with moderate use. Wi-Fi on, Pandora continuously playing with headphones, CDMA w auto PRL setting (LTE turned off), some web browsing, couple of calls, lots of texting, and several use of Google maps...
EDIT: the only trick I've done to keep the battery life going is turning off the Blockbuster auto update and switching LTE on and off.
- 04-01-2011, 06:11 PM #2
- 275 Posts
Switching 4G LTE off makes all the difference for me on the stock battery. I'm in LA and get pretty good 4G coverage (2-3 bars at home and 4-5 outside) but turning it off nearly doubled my stock battery juice taking it from poor to pretty good. That's with all the other AC forum suggestions taken care of. Or...I just do whatever I want if I use my extended battery!
But reading some posts here makes it sound like "breaking it in" is good and it will start to get better over time. We'll see I guess.
- 04-01-2011, 06:19 PM #3
- 04-01-2011, 06:22 PM #4
- 04-01-2011, 07:02 PM #5
I turned off 4G yesterday after I spent 4 hours in a 4G area with all but 17 minutes worth of that time in standby. My battery dropped from 100% to 40% and that was unacceptable. My friend who has an Evo said he has the exact same problem so I made a toggle to turn 4G on when I need it. I wish HTC would make an official toggle that would fit in with the interface (such as the other toggles).
Anyways, long story short, my battery life is excellent now. I've come to the conclusion that 4G should only be turned on when it's needed and turned off directly after.
- 04-01-2011, 07:21 PM #6
- 04-02-2011, 01:34 PM #7
- 04-02-2011, 01:57 PM #8
- 315 Posts
Screw it. Tomorrow I am driving to atlanta and going to do a real test on this ****. I will leave the phone sitting in the car for a few hours and measure batt drain. Then I will do another test with weaker signal in a different area. Then I will do a test with actual data usage.
You know what I think would be interesting. Is if the power drain from 4g scales with the available bandwidth. You would think it does wouldn't you? I mean pulling 50mbps should suck way more battery than 5 right?
- 04-03-2011, 02:35 PM #9
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- 04-03-2011, 02:45 PM #11