09-07-2011 11:15 AM
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  1. zachnelson's Avatar
    After months of dealing with the HTC Thunderbolt drawing unreasonable battery usage (600mAh with GPS/WiFi/3G/4G off, screen off, fresh reboot with no downloaded apps + a load of other things) I am now suffering from the same ordeal on the Droid Charge...

    600-1500mAh being drawn with screen off, mobile radios off, wi-fi off, gps off, bluetooth off, resting after a restart for 1 hour with minimal apps, no twitter/facebook syncing etc.

    I've done battery pulls etc. Right now I turned it off and am charging to 100% to see if this fixes the issue.

    At one point the battery went from 25% to 11% in about 10 minutes.
    08-09-2011 08:59 PM
  2. brucedbr's Avatar
    Something doesn't seem right. I've been astounded by how long this battery lasts and I'm running stock, not doing anything like you're doing (wifi off, etc). I get to the end of a rather busy day and my battery still has average 30-40% left.

    I know this doesn't help much. Maybe others who are more "in the know" can help you, but this just seems strange to me.
    08-09-2011 09:21 PM
  3. piizzadude's Avatar
    Something doesn't seem right. I've been astounded by how long this battery lasts and I'm running stock, not doing anything like you're doing (wifi off, etc). I get to the end of a rather busy day and my battery still has average 30-40% left.

    I know this doesn't help much. Maybe others who are more "in the know" can help you, but this just seems strange to me.
    Agreed. There is no way the battery drains as fast as the OP says. Have you calibrated the battery?

    13 Steps To A Calibrated Battery - xda-developers
    08-09-2011 09:33 PM
  4. zachnelson's Avatar
    Calibrating now.. I'm not rooted but I can do the basic charge to 100% over and over again.

    I'll post my results.
    08-09-2011 09:49 PM
  5. lindakaymoonchild's Avatar
    Something doesn't seem right. I've been astounded by how long this battery lasts and I'm running stock, not doing anything like you're doing (wifi off, etc). I get to the end of a rather busy day and my battery still has average 30-40% left.

    I know this doesn't help much. Maybe others who are more "in the know" can help you, but this just seems strange to me.
    I love my charge, I do have a extended battery and have a car charger. But I am on the phone vs getting my computer out and I do every thing from facebook to looking up road maps. I use it for several hours a day and I do have to plug it in once a day. But compard to the Thunderbolt this is a excellent phone.....
    08-09-2011 10:04 PM
  6. albertgeorge's Avatar
    The battery life on this phone is the best out of all the 4g phones, you must be doing something you shouldnt.
    08-09-2011 10:24 PM
  7. zachnelson's Avatar
    The battery life on this phone is the best out of all the 4g phones, you must be doing something you shouldnt.
    Yes... accusing the OP of doing something wrong sure is the way to go about things.

    High five.
    08-09-2011 10:55 PM
  8. ddemlong's Avatar
    I would take it to a verizon store and have them test the battery
    08-09-2011 11:34 PM
  9. zachnelson's Avatar
    I would take it to a verizon store and have them test the battery
    Either way they'll have to send me a battery which will take a week to get here... :?
    08-09-2011 11:40 PM
  10. piizzadude's Avatar
    I would complain a lot and have them do it overnight or 2 day
    08-09-2011 11:47 PM
  11. arctic388's Avatar
    Mine drops fast also so i ordered one form Ebay to have an extra one. i didn't notice until i got it that it was a 1500 mAh compared to the OE 1600mAh so i thought it would be worse but turns out it last at least 3-4 hours more than the one that came with the phone and it charges in 1/3 the time. the one that came with the phone takes about 5 hours to charge from my computer. that is just unacceptable.

    so i decided to call samsung and see if they will send me a replacement and they told me i would have to send mine in for them to test (If i only had one battery that means i would be without the use of my phone for over a week) and then if they found defective they would send me another one. it would cost me more to ship than just buying another form ebay.
    08-10-2011 09:51 AM
  12. arctic388's Avatar
    put in 1600 mAh battery at 9:18 a.m. and at 9:46 a.m. it has charge 1% from 10% to 11%. EPIC FAIL!

    this is plugged in to the wall not my PC.
    08-10-2011 10:47 AM
  13. piizzadude's Avatar
    put in 1600 mAh battery at 9:18 a.m. and at 9:46 a.m. it has charge 1% from 10% to 11%. EPIC FAIL!

    this is plugged in to the wall not my PC.
    Put my stock battery on the stock USB cord with the stock wall charger in at noon at 27%. now at 1:00 my charge is at 62%.

    That is pretty typical for me...

    EDIT: now at 2:00 I am at 94%
    08-10-2011 01:02 PM
  14. PreceptorJR's Avatar
    put in 1600 mAh battery at 9:18 a.m. and at 9:46 a.m. it has charge 1% from 10% to 11%. EPIC FAIL!

    this is plugged in to the wall not my PC.
    I use the Elixir app to see my full battery usage and sometimes it'll display the % of the battery from when the screen timed out - only to refresh when I actually go into the app.
    08-10-2011 01:25 PM
  15. amojeba's Avatar
    After months of dealing with the HTC Thunderbolt drawing unreasonable battery usage (600mAh with GPS/WiFi/3G/4G off, screen off, fresh reboot with no downloaded apps + a load of other things) I am now suffering from the same ordeal on the Droid Charge...
    This doesn't help in your particular case, but I can understand your frustration. If I may comment, I think the problem is that you keep picking manufacturers that are notorious for hardware or battery issues.
    Samsung has serious hardware issues, and HTC is known for having poor battery life. If you're still within your 30 day return window, I would suggest getting a Motorola phone.
    Say what you will about moto's locked bootloader (which will be changing soon) or it's "ugly" design, but it builds a solid phone. Just my 2 cents.


    Mine drops fast also so i ordered one form Ebay to have an extra one.....
    so i decided to call samsung and see if they will send me a replacement and they told me i would have to send mine in for them to test (If i only had one battery that means i would be without the use of my phone for over a week) and then if they found defective they would send me another one. it would cost me more to ship than just buying another form ebay.
    I'm not sure why you're calling Samsung. If you're within your 1 year warranty, take it to your wireless carrier's retail store, and they'll either exchange your battery on the spot (if they have it in stock) or ship you a new one. Once you receive the new one, they can/may ask you to send the old one back.
    But not before receiving your new one. You shouldn't be without your stock battery at any point.
    08-10-2011 01:45 PM
  16. albertgeorge's Avatar
    Yes... accusing the OP of doing something wrong sure is the way to go about things.

    High five.
    *High Five* Back to ya.
    08-10-2011 01:52 PM
  17. Plucknbach's Avatar
    Im averaging 16 to 18 hours a day.
    08-10-2011 03:22 PM
  18. davey11's Avatar
    This doesn't help in your particular case, but I can understand your frustration. If I may comment, I think the problem is that you keep picking manufacturers that are notorious for hardware or battery issues.
    Samsung has serious hardware issues, and HTC is known for having poor battery life. If you're still within your 30 day return window, I would suggest getting a Motorola phone.
    Say what you will about moto's locked bootloader (which will be changing soon) or it's "ugly" design, but it builds a solid phone. Just my 2 cents.
    Seriously?

    Dude, We own the SAMSUNG droid charge and most of us love it. Telling the op or anyone else to go buy a moto phone? Cmon that is a troll comment if I ever heard one.

    "Serious hardware issues" The hardware on the charge just blows the moto junk out of the water.
    08-10-2011 05:25 PM
  19. Alder5's Avatar
    I received my Charge yesterday and wondered about the battery life. Well, I started with a full charge this morning have data on, wireless off and talked almost non stop for a full 8 hours. When I wasn't talking I was listening to voicemail, checking email or downloading ringtones. At the end of that 8 hours I had 17% life left on that battery. I don't think I'll complain about this phone.

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
    08-10-2011 07:25 PM
  20. zachnelson's Avatar
    Alright guys, I did literally 5 system restores back to back... and it fixed the issue lol. Using about 40 mAh with various stuff running and screen off. Normal to me!
    08-10-2011 09:42 PM
  21. Droid800's Avatar
    Seriously?

    Dude, We own the SAMSUNG droid charge and most of us love it. Telling the op or anyone else to go buy a moto phone? Cmon that is a troll comment if I ever heard one.

    "Serious hardware issues" The hardware on the charge just blows the moto junk out of the water.
    What he posted is not trolling. If someone is having a legitimate issue with a handset, telling them to go into a different manufacturer is a reasonable suggestion. Samsung does have issues, but they're generally pretty good. (and no worse than any other manufacturer) On the flip side, calling Motorola 'junk' is also not true. As with cars, as long as you stick with a major manufacturer, quality and reliability is going to be about the same for all of them.
    08-11-2011 02:36 AM
  22. aruder's Avatar
    I just got my Droid Charge last week and have been having issues with battery life too. I'll turn off wifi, bluetooth, GPS and have it in my pocket asleep from 8am-5pm, with maybe 30-45 minutes of use during the day, and it's got about 10% battery left at the end of the day. Any suggestions? Not being sophisticated with these (my first smartphone), how would I do a system restore, as you said that worked for you?
    08-11-2011 11:25 PM
  23. bigmac53's Avatar
    I know this doesn't solve any potential hardware/software issues, but if it is a matter of usage, you could always buy the dock (which comes with an extra battery) and take the extra with you when you leave the house in the morning.

    Like I said, I know it doesn't solve any potential problems with the actual phone, but it will essentially double your battery life.

    For what it's worth, I have my Charge loaded with apps, and I play with it pretty much all day, and I have not experienced any real battery life issues.

    I hope your solution of system restores fixes it permanently for you!
    08-12-2011 08:01 AM
  24. prubin's Avatar
    Black background really helped my battery life.

    Sent from my SCH-I510 using Tapatalk
    08-12-2011 10:17 AM
  25. 04redgto's Avatar
    You can get good batterylife. Now I'm in a 3g only area, and am running gummycharged. I use setcpu to overclock/underclock with profiles running. With moderate use I'm on hour 26, and battery is at 39% Background data, and sync is on, display at full. Like I said though, this is far from stock!
    08-12-2011 12:47 PM
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