04-25-2012 09:58 AM
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  1. CasinoK1D's Avatar
    Do you need a different battery cover for the battery to fit or can you use the stock cover? How much extra battery life do you get with that new battery?
    04-22-2012 10:16 AM
  2. TgeekB's Avatar
    Do you need a different battery cover for the battery to fit or can you use the stock cover? How much extra battery life do you get with that new battery?
    It fits with the stock battery cover which is nice. I seem to be getting a few extra hours of battery life. So far I like it a lot.
    04-22-2012 12:34 PM
  3. CasinoK1D's Avatar
    It fits with the stock battery cover which is nice. I seem to be getting a few extra hours of battery life. So far I like it a lot.
    I had the Skyrocket but I returned it. It would barely get me through a shift at work. I would get home with 10% battery left. I thought the extended battery would bulge out make the phone bigger and need an aftermarket battery cover. I may go buy it again and order the battery you posted. I may just wait a few days and give the Skyrocket HD a chance to come out.
    04-22-2012 03:31 PM
  4. alestex's Avatar
    I exchanged my 4S that I had about a week yesterday for the Skyrocket. I was having to recharge the 4s battery after about 7 hours (10% left) with my normal use. I was hoping for a much better experience and this was one of the "might sway me" factors.

    With a similar set of apps and usage on the SR, I still have 40% battery left after 7 hours.

    I'm sure that will vary on some days, but initially I'm impressed with the battery life over the 4S, especially considering the much bigger screen size and LTE usage when not on WIFI.

    I'm never far from a car charger or power outlet, but I still may pick up the 2250 mAh battery...
    04-22-2012 03:56 PM
  5. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I switched back to my 4S on Friday morning. The battery life on the Skyrocket, even after the update to 2.3.6, was still causing me to charge my device twice a day.

    Thus far the last time I charged my 4S was Friday morning. Hence my device has a standby time of two days and six hours. And I've just connected it to the charger with 21% battery life remaining.

    This is why I went back to my iPhone 4S...

    I exchanged my 4S that I had about a week yesterday for the Skyrocket. I was having to recharge the 4s battery after about 7 hours (10% left) with my normal use. I was hoping for a much better experience and this was one of the "might sway me" factors.

    With a similar set of apps and usage on the SR, I still have 40% battery left after 7 hours.

    I'm sure that will vary on some days, but initially I'm impressed with the battery life over the 4S, especially considering the much bigger screen size and LTE usage when not on WIFI.

    I'm never far from a car charger or power outlet, but I still may pick up the 2250 mAh battery...
    04-22-2012 07:45 PM
  6. skyrocketeer's Avatar
    I exchanged my 4S that I had about a week yesterday for the Skyrocket. I was having to recharge the 4s battery after about 7 hours (10% left) with my normal use. I was hoping for a much better experience and this was one of the "might sway me" factors.

    With a similar set of apps and usage on the SR, I still have 40% battery left after 7 hours.

    I'm sure that will vary on some days, but initially I'm impressed with the battery life over the 4S, especially considering the much bigger screen size and LTE usage when not on WIFI.

    I'm never far from a car charger or power outlet, but I still may pick up the 2250 mAh battery...
    Yes, I exchanged my iPhone 4s for the Rocket In the Sky...and I love this thing...iPhone is very good phone...but the Rocket...fugetaboud id....it is superb. I actually get a little better battery performance out of the Rocket also...so I haven't looked back..and I too love the bigger screen...enjoy man...and naviwilliams...you may be back man...get that Sammy 3 that is coming down the pike! Bottom line on the rocket is it has a big ole screen...but it is vivid screen...KEEP THE Brightness down!!!...you don't need it that high...and it makes all the differance on this phone...also I don't PUSH mail...another huge differance...I get better battery out of this phone than the 4s...and I ride the Rocket...in the LTE sky.
    04-22-2012 08:15 PM
  7. Sirrahdorraj's Avatar
    First, what exactly is the screen shot of you guys are posting and how do you post a screen shot from a phone?
    Screenshot - hold the home button, and press the power button
    Calibrate - every so often you let the battery run all the way down, and then fully charger, versus doing a 'top up'...
    After trying numerous times, and only getting the "Task Manager" screen:



    I was finally able to get this:



    I'd say my battery performance SUX!!!
    04-23-2012 07:27 PM
  8. skyrocketeer's Avatar
    Looks like very good screen on time...try turning down the brightness...and check for standby/idle drain...it should not be more than 1% when the phone is in standby. I use my phone a lot and always get considerably more than what you are showing here.
    04-23-2012 08:33 PM
  9. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    You know, I'm never far from a charger of sorts. But, me switching back to my iPhone 4S was more about the 'principle' of it. Meaning, if I have two devices, and I use them the same, why does one give me two-to-almost three days of battery use (iPhone 4S), and the other barely 12 hours? Now, I understand that the screen on the Skyrocket is bigger, but seriously, is it just that Apple make their products totally different to anyone else?

    1. I want at least 15 hours of battery life from a device (with normal use)
    2. a decent size screen
    3. decent hardware

    Is that asking for too much?
    04-24-2012 07:47 AM
  10. TgeekB's Avatar
    You know, I'm never far from a charger of sorts. But, me switching back to my iPhone 4S was more about the 'principle' of it. Meaning, if I have two devices, and I use them the same, why does one give me two-to-almost three days of battery use (iPhone 4S), and the other barely 12 hours? Now, I understand that the screen on the Skyrocket is bigger, but seriously, is it just that Apple make their products totally different to anyone else?

    1. I want at least 15 hours of battery life from a device (with normal use)
    2. a decent size screen
    3. decent hardware

    Is that asking for too much?
    That's exactly what I get with my Skyrocket.
    04-24-2012 03:34 PM
  11. skyrocketeer's Avatar
    Me too man, I get better than that most days...at 18 hours right now and still have 30% and I have been going heavy voice, text and email ...still working...long day...

    I actually think the 4s was worse for me, I am real happy with the Rocket battery life.
    04-24-2012 06:32 PM
  12. TgeekB's Avatar
    I have been on battery for 14 hours so far and am at 50%. I'll take that.
    04-24-2012 08:14 PM
  13. qbnkelt's Avatar
    For those of you with fantastic battery life, are you mainly on wifi?
    I can get to lunch only if I'm on wiring or only if I don't touch the device.
    04-25-2012 07:59 AM
  14. Blumaze's Avatar
    First post in this forum, but I had to chime in on the battery talk. Having been strictly on android for a few years now, I can say without a doubt that imo, this phone is by far the best I've had as far as battery goes. I'm consistently getting over 16 hours a day on one charge. To me that's incredible compared to my last phone (HTC Inspire) where I would get about 6-8 hours before having to charge it. This is under what I consider as "my normal" usage, including 4 email accounts syncing every 15 mins over 10 calls and numerous text message's during a normal workday. After work I'll stream off Pandora, read several pages of a book on play book, go online, etc. and I'm plugging the phone on the charger for the night with 20-25% left on it.

    My son's iphone 4s is no where near to getting 2-3 days of use. He's lucky to get a full day out if it. Granted he's constantly using it when not in school but even on his "light" usage days he's getting just about what I'm getting with the Skyrocket.
    04-25-2012 09:32 AM
  15. TgeekB's Avatar
    I am on WIFI when at home but not at work.
    04-25-2012 09:48 AM
  16. Sirrahdorraj's Avatar
    04-25-2012 09:53 AM
  17. anon62607's Avatar
    You know, I'm never far from a charger of sorts. But, me switching back to my iPhone 4S was more about the 'principle' of it. Meaning, if I have two devices, and I use them the same, why does one give me two-to-almost three days of battery use (iPhone 4S), and the other barely 12 hours? Now, I understand that the screen on the Skyrocket is bigger, but seriously, is it just that Apple make their products totally different to anyone else?

    1. I want at least 15 hours of battery life from a device (with normal use)
    2. a decent size screen
    3. decent hardware

    Is that asking for too much?
    I had this problem in Afghanistan. I didn't have any power in the tent so I'd always charge the phone at a work site during the day and then it'd be on battery overnight. Being overnight aside from a little use (maybe an hour) watching videos or listening to music before I went to sleep it'd be idle all night. I started with my US iPhone which did just fine with battery, but of course it was still an AT&T phone and only roaming there. Text messages and data was obscenely expensive and the carriers in Afghanistan don't use the smaller sim cards, and I hadnt unlocked the iPhone so I switched to an android phone, unlocked, with a local sim. Battery life was completely random - the phone 100% stock, no added software (at first). Sometimes I'd wake up with 50% charge remaining and sometimes I'd wake up and the battery was dead - once again, remember this is with the phone idle almost all night.

    Then I got a windows phone 7 and once again battery life was great - id wake up with the phone at nearly 100% and felt like I could use it freely without constantly watching my battery level. It feels to me like battery life is specifically an android problem, and WP7 and iPhone don't have it. The WP7 phone, btw, had a 4 inch amoled display and I used the screen at full brightness often enough (Samsung omnia 7).
    04-25-2012 09:58 AM
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