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As the title says, what has been using your battery? I charged mine this morning and have been using it pretty heavy but 5 hours later i'm at 20%....not gonna make it through the end of the day. With that said, i would like to compare with other people. Here's mine:

Started with: 100% @ 10:00 AM
Now: 20% @ 3:00 PM


What has been using the battery:
Android system: 42%
Cell standby: 25%
Phone idle: 16%
Display: 15%
Voice calls: 2%

as much as i love the phone, the battery on the inc. Is pretty pathetic imo

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Android system 41%
Cell Standby 26%
Phone idle 18%
Display 12%
Internet 3%.

Took it off the charger shortly before 9 am this morning, it's 4:30 now, and my battery is at 20%.
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off the charger at around 8:00am
currently around 2:30pm

up time: 6:24
awake time: 44:02

battery at 80%

Voice Calls 34%
Cell Standby 26%
Phone Idle 23%
Android System 11%
Display 4%
Dialer 2%
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How is your android system only 11%???? Mine is around 45 by the time it dies. Looks like everyone win is reporting high android system %'s also has poor battery life. Could there be something to this...?
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How is your android system only 11%???? Mine is around 45 by the time it dies. Looks like everyone win is reporting high android system %'s also has poor battery life. Could there be something to this...?
I think it depends on the more you use your phone. If you let your phone idle only the Android System is running, draining battery life. But if you are using your phone other apps start taking percentages, lowering the relative percentage of the Android System.
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Lmao my android system is at 88%

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But no other apps show up. Just wifi/standby/display

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How is your android system only 11%???? Mine is around 45 by the time it dies. Looks like everyone win is reporting high android system %'s also has poor battery life. Could there be something to this...?
Look at his voice calls, he actually uses it as a phone, this will mean the android system uses a lower percentage of the battery.


I slapped the oem battery in mine last night and went to sleep so this won't be helpful but I'm bored:
9h 31 m since unplugged.
standby 45%
Idle: 44%
Android system: 8%
Display 3%

system % 88 left


I turn off mobile network at night so random junk mail doesnt wake me up
got up checked weather surfed while on crapper drove to work and that's what it is.
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Actually this isn't official.

I get 45-48 hours.
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I turn off mobile network at night so random junk mail doesnt wake me up
got up checked weather surfed while on crapper drove to work and that's what it is.

Am I right saying that most people just sit on the shitter with their phones because I do that also

as far as battery goes. I pulled mine off the charger at 7 am and by 9am it was down to 63 percent but that was using it constantly for 2 hours, like 54% Android system
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Biggest drain on mine is how cool the phone is. I can't stop playing with it!

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what else am i supposed to do on the crapper? read a book? jeez. i haven't read a book in ages!
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Yea the higher the android system the more you use your phone.

I used mine a fair amount from about 7-11 then charged it over night and hardly used it this morning and this is what I have.

Up time: 22:38
Awake time: 8:41

Cell standby: 36%
Phone idle: 36%
Wi-Fi: 12%
Android system: 12%
Display: 4%
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How is your android system only 11%???? Mine is around 45 by the time it dies. Looks like everyone win is reporting high android system %'s also has poor battery life. Could there be something to this...?
Yeah, the more you play with your Android the bigger it grows.
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So if I'm streaming data all day that makes my android huge then?

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So I saw on this forum to turn mobile data off when not in use and I thought I'd try it on my Incredible using a TP2 1500 mAh battery. Thought I'd just use it as a phone for a while.

Took the battery off the desktop charger yesterday and installed it into Inc. Here's what I got (MOBILE DATA OFF):

Up time: 33:16:10
Awake time: 12:32:02

1d 9h 15m 31s since unplugged

Cell standby: 32%
Phone idle: 29%
Android System: 16%
Voice Calls: 9%
Wi-Fi: 5%
Display: 5%
Dialer: 2%
Mediaserver: 2% (what is that BTW??)

It's been unplugged since yesterday at 8am - it's got 8% battery left now. Time is now 3:47pm (the next day). Moderate usage (for me at least).

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Hmm could we have a program that disables 3g data when wifi is available, and otherwise disables wifi and enables 3g? I feel like this would give us HUGE performance benefits. I've been doing it manually today to test it out, and after 4 hours I'm down less than 10% battery life. Note that I'm on the Seidio right now.

I'd pay a decent amount ($10 or maybe more) for something that did this well. Of course I'd want a 1 week trial or something to test it out...

I tried Y5 but it doesn't work on my Dinc.
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yeah I'm not sure how/why my android system was so low. It was semi-light usage (playing) and I was on the phone a lot more (as noted in the %) yesterday but I am not sure what those stats mean, exactly haha.
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My gut tells me that Android system includes ALL things that are done in the services layer. So if you have twitter, facebook, and a ton of stuff running in the background, then you use more "Android system". I personally don't (mainly sync emails in the background)
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Lol I have small beautiful widget, two calender widgets, power control, facebook, 10 email accounts, gtalk, TiKL PTT and more running in that category =P

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My gut tells me that Android system includes ALL things that are done in the services layer. So if you have twitter, facebook, and a ton of stuff running in the background, then you use more "Android system". I personally don't (mainly sync emails in the background)
oh I didn't realize what exactly "Android System" was made up of. That makes sense though, as I only have a gmail/yahoo mail, and facebook with refresh off. I don't think I really have any other running apps off the top of my head.
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I'm thinking that once we can run rooted ROMs and get rid of the Sense UI our battery life will improve dramatically...at least I hope anyway.
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Battery's currently at ~50%.

Unplugged for 5 hrs, 13m, 52 sec.

Android system -27%
Cell standby - 19%
Phone idle - 14%
Wi-Fi - 13%
Voice calls - 9%
Display - 9%
Camera - 5%
Trapster - 2%
Music Visualization Wallpaper - 2%

The Trapster app DRINKS battery (it requires GPS to be enabled too, so that doesn't help either). That 2% of usage was from having it running for all of 30 seconds to report a speed trap.

The Wi-Fi uses a fair amount too. I always forget to turn it off, and I have it set up to connect automatically to both my work and home WiFi, so it probably spends more time on WiFi than it does on 3G.
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Wow... this is the best battery life I've ever had.

Battery's currently at 8%.

Unplugged for 1 day, 6 hrs, 22m, 1 sec.

Cell standby - 37%
Phone idle - 35%
Display - 5%
Voice calls - 3%
Camera - 3%

Use Advanced Task Killer, don't use WiFi, and don't use any fancy wallpaper.
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Display: 47%
Dialer: 22%
Call Standby: 10%
Wi-Fi: 9%
Phone idle: 8%
Android OS: 2%
akmd: 2%

Is that normal? I have a new Desire S (got it 3 days ago) It seems odd to have the display taking up so much battery compared to other people on this forum and for the OS to be using so little? - The percentage display has actually gone down since I got it with originally around 60-70% display!

I'm confused if this is a good or a bad thing? :/ As it's all relative... Another bit which confused me was how much my dialer was using. I haven't made any phone calls in almost 48 hours and before then I have only ever made 3 calls, each lasting less than 5 minutes. So what is going on there?

I'm new to all this....
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hey, although this is the forum for the HTC Incredible, i think i can answer your question, since i'm running a Z rom, which i think is close enough to what your S runs

my display on mine is the top too. it'll say like 67%, even if the screens only been on for like an hour total. i think sense 2.0 has a better scaling of battery usage than sense 1 did; the display probably would take up the most battery.
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cell standby 35%
phone idle 32%
voice calls 15%
android system 13%
display 3%
dialer 2%

awake time 20 hrs 0 minutes 35seconds.
up time 75 hrs 33 minutes 50 seconds.


display is turned all the way down, only turn the display on when i need to actually use the phone, not just screw around on it.... -shrug.
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Ok, I'll play.

23 Hours, 38 Minutes on battery

Display 43%
Cell Standby 15%
Voice Calls 14%
Phone Idle 13%
WiFi 6%
Android System - 3%
ADW Launcher - 2%
MediaServer - 2%
Market - 2%
Beautiful Widgets - 2%

Battery is still at 53%
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I'll play too:

Off the charger around 11pm last night: 100%
Currently 5:39pm: 51% (18h, 46m, 39s since unplugged, restarted phone once, on purpose)

Android System: 69%
Display: 15%
Cell Standby: 11%
Android OS: 5%

I've played Angry Birds today, maybe for 15 minutes.
Haven't made any calls today.
Bluetooth, GPS, Wireless are all off. So is my Twitter sync and Gmail (I'm at work, can access gmail on my laptop)
Brightness is set relatively low and screen turns off at 1 minute.
ATK is running.
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Be careful with Maps, because for some reason it's been going crazy on my phone and draining the battery. I looked at my phone earlier and it was very low, then I looked at the usage and Maps had 90%.
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