Originally Posted by Stretlow
Ive navigated for 30 minutes took some photos and video of my daughter in the park and sent a few emails and texts
now stands at 56%
I'd hardly call that excessive usage but theres no way im going to get anywhere near 24 hours.
Ok, cheers for doing that.
So your phone is sleeping correctly. Just for your info, my phone is UP 27:03, Awake 3:13 battery level 22%. So your useage is probably comparable to mine - your 0.40% per min, mine 0.404% per min of awake time.
There are other things that you can do to reduce battery consumption, found at sites like 10 Ways To Increase HTC Desire Battery Time | Mr.Gadget
you just have to balance everything for what you need.
It is a bit annoying when you consider the spec talk time of 6.5hours, but most modern smartphones are similar (the iphone is much much worse). My old HTC Tytn II could last 5 days without a recharge.