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  1. tradercj's Avatar
    This review does a test between battery life comparing the Thunderbolt and Charge

    Droid Charge Review | Ubergizmo

    I am not sure how others use their phones, but I will be coming over from a Blackberry so I have my phone checking for new mail constantly. This has me concerned because I was waiting for the Charge.
    05-10-2011 08:43 AM
  2. Chrisy's Avatar
    Any Android won't last as long as a BlackBerry because BlackBerry phones don't do much. Most folks didnt browse on their BB because it's torture. They have smaller screens, and not near as many features and options. Barely any apps, YouTube was horrible, no fun games, small screens.

    You will be trading battery life for functionality. To me it's well worth it. I can actually use my browser, apps, widgets, games, video! I got an extended battery so I can do what I want on this device.

    Now my screen is bright, GPS apps on, I browse a lot...and I don't worry about battery life.
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    05-10-2011 08:48 AM
  3. tradercj's Avatar
    So if someone is using the phone mostly for email, web browsing and of course phone call, does it make more sense to go with the Thunderbolt and the 2750ma extended battery verses the charge with the 1600ma battery. The only reason I was thinking the Charge was I wanted the battery to last the entire day.
    05-10-2011 10:41 AM
  4. rescueswimmer's Avatar
    I would wait until the Charge is free in the wild before you make your decision. Almost all the reviews that I have read all have said the Charge last 2x as along as the thunderbolt under the same usage.
    05-10-2011 10:55 AM
  5. dyslexicbunny's Avatar
    Funny thing is that he cites the processor for being the reason that it performs poorly in all those speed tests while I've read in many other places, it's Samsung's stupid file system. Then again, I think that would not be something most people care about knowing since they probably won't be able to change it.

    I am curious about the battery test. Did he compare it to a Thunderbolt with the 2750 battery or just the standard one? I posted a comment about it.

    I'd also contend that the Charge's screen should see less power consumption than the Bolt's. Throw in bloaty Sense, I think it should be much closer in any real test.
    05-10-2011 11:01 AM
  6. fasdf's Avatar
    I just read this review too. It's strange to hear that the battery life is so poor when other blogs have said that the battery life is one of the upsides vs the Thunderbolt (Engadget raved about it and BGR implied that it was better than the Thunderbolt).
    05-10-2011 11:34 AM
  7. moondrius's Avatar
    Its not true. I had a Thunderbolt and now own a Charge and its not even close, the Charge has way better battery life.
    05-10-2011 11:38 AM
  8. poloboogie's Avatar
    Same here my thunderbolt and my girlfriends thunderbolt are a joke when it comes to battery life i watched my gf turn her phone off with 61% left when she turn it right back on it was at 47%(ridiculous), with my charge I went to sleep left it off the charger cause i wanted to see what it would do over night. 85% when I went to sleep about 3:30am, 71% when I woke about 10:39am, if that were the thunderbolt and I left it off the charger for a night it would be telling me warning signs about charge my battery by the time I woke up. It's funny they do reviews on these two phones because the people like me that own the charge and thunderbolt can't compare because there's no contest, bottom line we all know this htc battery are like pay less shoes you know what your getting, but hay a least they update there phones huh! So it will burn even more battery!
    05-10-2011 12:01 PM
  9. poloboogie's Avatar
    of course im not worried about battery life verizon sent my extended battery yesterday and im waiting for my fedex to bring me the cover any minute now.
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    05-10-2011 12:10 PM
  10. brianct1972's Avatar
    Same here my thunderbolt and my girlfriends thunderbolt are a joke when it comes to battery life i watched my gf turn her phone off with 61% left when she turn it right back on it was at 47%(ridiculous), with my charge I went to sleep left it off the charger cause i wanted to see what it would do over night. 85% when I went to sleep about 3:30am, 71% when I woke about 10:39am, if that were the thunderbolt and I left it off the charger for a night it would be telling me warning signs about charge my battery by the time I woke up. It's funny they do reviews on these two phones because the people like me that own the charge and thunderbolt can't compare because there's no contest, bottom line we all know this htc battery are like pay less shoes you know what your getting, but hay a least they update there phones huh! So it will burn even more battery!
    Wow, I want your job to be able to get up at 10:39AM
    05-10-2011 12:52 PM
  11. rescueswimmer's Avatar
    obviously need pics of it sporting its new coat.
    05-10-2011 01:02 PM
  12. ffac789's Avatar
    Yes, poloboogie, I definitely have to see it with the new jacket. I might follow suit. Pun intended.
    05-10-2011 02:06 PM
  13. ncbryan's Avatar
    That battery is for the Continum. Hopefully it is the same for the Charge? the battery cover doesn't look too bad at all. Much better than the extended battery cover for the Thunderbolt.
    05-10-2011 03:05 PM
  14. poloboogie's Avatar
    pics on the way
    05-10-2011 04:24 PM
  15. poloboogie's Avatar
    ok heres what i think i love the fact that i dont even have to worry about the words charge my battery, a little pissed that its not that silver color or dosen't have that galaxy s but i guess thats fair sense it's not in the s family, the bulk isn't bad wish it was a little smaller but the biggest surprise is that its still lighter than the thunderbolt(didn't expect that) so i'm glad i got it. if you order it just make sure you order the battery and the cover because i asked the verizon rep if i was going to need a different back cover and he said no, so monday when it arrived it reminded me of how much they know, thats the reason i had to wait til today to get the cover, and yes it does use the same samsung battery as some other samsung phones.
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    05-10-2011 04:39 PM
  16. poloboogie's Avatar
    ok heres what i think i love the fact that i dont even have to worry about the words charge my battery, a little pissed that its not that silver color or dosen't have that galaxy s but i guess thats fair sense it's not in the s family, the bulk isn't bad wish it was a little smaller but the biggest surprise is that its still lighter than the thunderbolt(didn't expect that) so i'm glad i got it. if you order it just make sure you order the battery and the cover because i asked the verizon rep if i was going to need a different back cover and he said no, so monday when it arrived it reminded me of how much they know, thats the reason i had to wait til today to get the cover, and yes it does use the same samsung battery as some other samsung phones.
    [IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG[IMG][/IMG]
    05-10-2011 04:40 PM
  17. tradercj's Avatar
    How much thickness did that add?
    05-10-2011 04:53 PM
  18. poloboogie's Avatar
    Not much I'm just a hard critic I do think they dropped the ball on naming this device it has such unique shapes, like stealth, charger, or to me it reminds me of my favorite car camaro.
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    05-10-2011 05:02 PM
  19. davey11's Avatar
    Will it still fit in the desk cradle?
    05-10-2011 06:39 PM
  20. poloboogie's Avatar
    nope thats kinda sucks but im only using it when i know ill be away from home awhile and heavy using it in the process like stuntin on my friends iphones and stuff
    05-10-2011 07:05 PM
  21. dyslexicbunny's Avatar
    So I'm going to go ahead and assume that ubergizmo isn't all that solid. I asked what the capacities of the two phones batteries were and was told they both started at 100% by the reviewer (well that's a useful answer ). I asked a followup but I haven't seen a response so I'm going to assume it was the default Charge vs the extended Thunderbolt. Or they tweaked some settings but did so unfairly. But in my opinion, a competent reviewer would have known what I was asking and answered it straight up.
    05-11-2011 11:36 AM
  22. czm2000's Avatar
    I've hand two TB and a Charge. The Charge had close to 3 times the battery life over the TB. Its not even a contest in my opinion.

    Sent from my DROIDX
    05-11-2011 08:58 PM
  23. Chris2183's Avatar
    This pic right here renders his battery life argument completely void in my opinion.

    05-13-2011 05:39 PM
  24. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    This pic right here renders his battery life argument completely void in my opinion.

    What is your point? My Thunderbolt has been unplugged for 2 hours with full screen brightness and I've been on here and done 2 speed tests and made a call and I'm down to 89 percent.

    Sent from my Thunderbolt
    05-13-2011 06:12 PM
  25. Raptor007's Avatar
    My TB battery didn't last a day regardless of use. It was pure crud.
    05-13-2011 06:50 PM
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