Originally Posted by godzilla932
Well I do know my data connection is slow as heck where I live
This alone will eat battery like yours truly @ an AYCE Buffet............
Hopefully,there are other things you find that will increase battery life.
A co-worker of mine was wondering why battery life was so awful & mine was stellar.
Set aside that his phone is a SAMSUNG GALAXY S2 (EPIC 4G TOUCH),he finally let me take a look @ his settings.
He wasn't utilizing 3G or 4G WIMAX.Once enabled,he's now making it to the 7-8 hr point before popping-in another battery.
I'd start from the general phone settings & look @each & every available option.
Then,go to your app drawer & look @ each apps own settings.You may be able to increase battery life w/o uninstalling any of your favorite applications,or,sacrificing performance/convenience.
One tip that seems to have a two-fold effect of better performance/battery life:
Disable the system apps that you do not use.No harm in disabling,as you can always re-enable if you begin to experience otherwise unexplained issues.
Some are more straightforward as to what they do than others,disable those first (ex:FACEBOOK),has no effect on other apps if you do not use FB,safe to disable.
Please keep us posted on your progress/results.