07-13-2011 02:31 PM
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  1. willdogs's Avatar
    Anyone else getting awesome battery life after the MR2 ?

    I am at 8 hours unplugged right now and am at 87% Battery left. (2750mah)

    Before the update I was usually at about 65-70% battery by now.

    I have not altered my use at all. Wonder if it is just me?
    07-10-2011 06:09 PM
  2. willymakit's Avatar
    Mine is awesome also, got 22 hrs. from stock battery yesterday till this morning.
    07-10-2011 06:11 PM
  3. kaufmansm's Avatar
    Same here. I'm a very happy camper
    07-10-2011 06:43 PM
  4. MRW1215's Avatar
    Anyone else getting awesome battery life after the MR2 ?

    I am at 8 hours unplugged right now and am at 87% Battery left. (2750mah)

    Before the update I was usually at about 65-70% battery by now.

    I have not altered my use at all. Wonder if it is just me?
    Is that on 4G, or on 3G (and/ or wi-fi)? Still haven't gotten the update, myself, but personally, on the MR1 OTA, my battery life has been fairly erratic. I also have the 2750 battery, and some days, I can go 7-8 hours and still be at 85-ish percent, but other days, with the same usage, I'm some how down to 50-65%. Not sure why it gets so erratic, but hoping that if/ when I can download the MR2 update, that'll be fixed up.
    07-10-2011 06:54 PM
  5. vols fan's Avatar
    I wish my wife battery would last like this. She is lucky to get through 8 hours of work without it dying.
    07-10-2011 07:22 PM
  6. EricWiz's Avatar
    I wish my wife battery would last like this. She is lucky to get through 8 hours of work without it dying.
    Maybe she should eat more fruit and go to the gym more often. I got my wife up to 12 hours no sweat!
    greggzero likes this.
    07-10-2011 07:43 PM
  7. RetiredJedi's Avatar
    Battery (2750) is surely better than before and it was awesome before update.
    07-10-2011 07:59 PM
  8. NotAnotherSN92's Avatar
    10 hours with 57% left. I'm impressed. It would usually be dead by now!
    07-10-2011 08:00 PM
  9. yodatom10's Avatar
    I made it through a whole day on 1 charge with heavy use. I'm one happy thunderbolt user :-) :-)
    07-10-2011 08:00 PM
  10. Mike_is_Mike's Avatar
    I haven't noticed any change in battery life - but maybe I just wasn't paying attention. I will see what it does tomorrow on a fresh battery from start up.

    I didn't think this update was supposed to do anything to help (or hinder) battery life - did Verizon or HTC say anything about this?
    07-10-2011 08:12 PM
  11. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    Currently at about 36 hours now on the extended battery and still have 40% left (on 3G, no LTE in my area yet). Previously, I'd probably be more at 20% by now. So, it does appear to be better. Haven't used the standard battery yet since flashing the new MR2 RUU Friday night (previously had the leaked MR2 RUU from June 10). Typically, with the standard battery, I'd get around 10-12 hours. Will be curious to try out the standard battery the next few days.

    Note: even while in a 4G LTE area for a week last month, didn't notice any increased battery drain (at the time was using the leaked MR2).
    07-10-2011 08:12 PM
  12. jboogie1289's Avatar
    I was getting anywhere from 10 hrs to 14 hrs with the MR1 update and crazy reboots. Still haven't seen the difference yet with the new update but if it's anything like you guys are getting then I'm all smiles!!! And I'm on the 1600mAh battery.
    07-10-2011 08:34 PM
  13. Mike_is_Mike's Avatar
    I was getting anywhere from 10 hrs to 14 hrs with the MR1 update and crazy reboots. Still haven't seen the difference yet with the new update but if it's anything like you guys are getting then I'm all smiles!!! And I'm on the 1600mAh battery.
    Are you on the Sedio 1600mAh battery? Did you know that it is really only 1305mAh?
    07-10-2011 08:37 PM
  14. Mike_is_Mike's Avatar
    I made it through a whole day on 1 charge with heavy use. I'm one happy thunderbolt user :-) :-)
    If I can do that tomorrow, I will take back almost every negative thing I have said about the Thunderbolt.
    07-10-2011 08:40 PM
  15. dpham00's Avatar
    Anyone else getting awesome battery life after the MR2 ?

    I am at 8 hours unplugged right now and am at 87% Battery left. (2750mah)

    Before the update I was usually at about 65-70% battery by now.

    I have not altered my use at all. Wonder if it is just me?
    i'm on mr1 running db 1.8, with 4g on all the time and mail and weather syncing every hour, i'm at 86% after reboot on ext batt after a little more than 13 hours of light usage. my idle is 19ma most of the time.
    07-10-2011 11:24 PM
  16. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    It's a small sample size so far, but battery life does appear to be improved.

    Running on WIFI, actually, it seems about the same, but I had 4G on most of the day yesterday and it definitely didn't drain as fast as it usually does.

    BAMF 1.8.6 Remix with the new (real & official) MR2 radio.
    07-11-2011 09:23 AM
  17. Cenzo's Avatar
    I'm seeing faster battery drain with wifi and slower battery drain with 3g (no 4g in my area yet).
    07-11-2011 09:31 AM
  18. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    Just a quick update. I've been using the standard battery for about 12 hours now. Granted, most of that time the phone has been in sleep mode, but it still has 80% charge left. That's about 20% more than it would have under the same circumstances previously. So, whether the extended battery or standard, I'm definitely seeing improved battery life.

    I don’t know if it would matter for some, but after an OTA or flashing via a full RUU, I always do a master reset (factory data reset) to clear the slate. Without doing this, I’ve typically had a few issues with apps or settings or general operation. I know it could be a real pain for some to do that. But, I keep my phone pretty simple, make backups of things and have it back to normal within an hour. It’s a small price to pay, but it sure seems to pay off over the long term. After this new MR2 update, the phone works like a champ!
    07-11-2011 01:19 PM
  19. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    Wow, battery is rocking alright! I am now at 31 hours and have about 20% left on the standard battery. Again, most of that time the phone has been in standby, but still! Previously, I would have NEVER gotten that much on the standard battery, only with the extended.
    07-12-2011 09:00 AM
  20. Dirtman16's Avatar
    Yeah, count me as another who has seen improved battery life. I wouldn't say it's dramatic, but noticeable.

    More than anything, it appears the battery drain during standby is more consistent, particularly on 3G (no LTE here yet). I used to get spikes of usage while on 3G, even when the phone was not in use. This appears to be gone now.

    My market is getting LTE in about a week, so we'll see how it goes then!
    07-12-2011 09:49 AM
  21. EricWiz's Avatar
    I am in the battery life is better camp too with this update. As I stated in other threads, I am getting 15+ hours and still have 50% battery. That is on the stock battery.
    07-12-2011 09:55 AM
  22. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    Today, I'm headed to the nearest LTE area (Montgomery). Will report back later on how LTE affects battery life and overall operation. I would expect it to be similar to back in mid June when I spent a week in Denver on LTE with the previously leaked MR2 update (June 10). At that time I really didn't notice any increase in battery drain on LTE versus 3G. Overall, I've noticed the biggest drain always seems to come from weak or no signal where the phone is constantly trying to find a tower. Even my old feature phones would do the same thing under similar conditions.
    07-12-2011 10:04 AM
  23. willdogs's Avatar
    I just noticed something awesome regarding the battery! It no longer loses like 30% when rebooting!

    I just remembered it was an issue for me and I used to reboot and easily go from like 60% batt to 30% battery on one reboot.

    I just rebooted twice to make sure I wasnt going crazy and my battery only dropped 2% after two full restarts!

    Thanks HTC!
    07-12-2011 02:04 PM
  24. therealmrtee's Avatar
    Battery life a lot better after update . . . . .
    07-12-2011 04:30 PM
  25. nat72sherman's Avatar
    main reason i rooted was because of battery life. i'm on cm7 and pretty happy with it right now. Was on bamf, and that was a battery sucker too. Anybody on 4g and improved battery life? wonder if i should unroot for this.
    07-12-2011 04:50 PM
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