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Old May 27th, 2013, 06:57 PM   #201 (permalink)
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This scenario was exactly what I was experiencing @ work on my S3 & was the main reason I switched to T-MOBILE. It's good to hear that this 'smart search' prevents battery drain. Perhaps I might have stayed w/SPRINT another 2yrs had I known the ONE would behave in this manner.
I've heard of people going into subways or areas with low coverage and the battery of their phone taking a hit. The phone should know where these areas are and take corrective action not to drain the battery. Now in an emergency, you hope the phone will jump like hell between the networks so you can receive reception to place a call and get help if necessary.

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I've heard of people going into subways or areas with low coverage and the battery of their phone taking a hit. The phone should know where these areas are and take corrective action not to drain the battery. Now in an emergency, you hope the phone will jump like hell between the networks so you can receive reception to place a call and get help if necessary.
Perhaps location services in conjunction w/some sort of algorithm is helping w/the improved battery life.If not,seems like the next logical step in battery life advancement,however,I suspect this or something similar is already on the latest/greatest O/S &/or mfgs latest offerings.
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Yeah, it's nice that you can change the background and text color to text messages. If you are a heavy texter, using a black background instead of white should save a ton of battery juice. I thought that I knew Jellybean well. Guess I didn't explore the new OS or is this a new feature HTC added?
So just to circle back around on this from yesterday (read it but didn't have a chance to respond).
This one does not have anything to do with Jellybean or Ice Cream Sandwich, this is a customization feature that HTC added to Sense 4, and they have tweaked a little bit for Sense 5.

(HTC's half way attempt to try to hang with the competition that have many more customization features built into their messaging applications)

So as you have learned, you may not save much battery with the black background on LCD screens but you may be able to save your eyes some strain from looking at white screens all the time
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I'm really struggling with the battery life on this phone. Unplugging it at about 7.45am to go to work, using it lightly to browse internet for 15 mins, bit of maps, and 20 minutes of music with the screen off and I've got 20% left at 6. GSam is showing Apps as using 84% of battery with kernel and Android OS being the worse culprits. The Kernel is using 30% and OS about 12%. Screen on time is 1h 10 mins and there's 45 minutes of wakelocks. I've turned off pretty much all background synching including emails and facebook notifications, disabled Google Now etc. I'm wondering if a hard reset might help? Or have I just got a faulty unit?
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I'm really struggling with the battery life on this phone. Unplugging it at about 7.45am to go to work, using it lightly to browse internet for 15 mins, bit of maps, and 20 minutes of music with the screen off and I've got 20% left at 6. GSam is showing Apps as using 84% of battery with kernel and Android OS being the worse culprits. The Kernel is using 30% and OS about 12%. Screen on time is 1h 10 mins and there's 45 minutes of wakelocks. I've turned off pretty much all background synching including emails and facebook notifications, disabled Google Now etc. I'm wondering if a hard reset might help? Or have I just got a faulty unit?
What radios do you have on? (WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, LTE)
If you have LTE on, are you in an LTE area?
What is your phone signal like in your area? (Poor signal severely drains the battery)
You should definitely be getting better battery life with that amount of usage. Try the App Wakelock Detector to catch an app that may be keeping your phone awake and draining the battery a little.
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I've heard of people going into subways or areas with low coverage and the battery of their phone taking a hit. The phone should know where these areas are and take corrective action not to drain the battery. Now in an emergency, you hope the phone will jump like hell between the networks so you can receive reception to place a call and get help if necessary.
Disneyland. When I'm at Disneyland, my Sprint phone will only last half a day while doing not much more than sitting in my pocket. When I go to Disneyland, I always bring an external power supply to re-charge the phone so that it will last the night.
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Thought I would chime in here, sorry no charts or bar graphs. I have had the phone for about 3 weeks now, maybe a month. Today off the charger at 6am. at work I cant doo much. I am on Sprint, 3g service as 4g is not available in my area yet(Connecticut).Bluetooth on, wifi on although phone not connected as it is work secure. Read about 3 dozen emails, answered a few, made about 5 calls, about 20 text messages and some light internet surfing. Its 820 now and I am at 65% battery left. If I listen to music stored on my phone or download videos or apps it gets worse, but I have not seen below 40% yet thru a day . I charge my phone nightly. I have a battery app(Gsam battery), and according to the app my phone is usually about around mid to low 90 degrees. This is typical for me, not a power user at all as I work 10 hour days and have a work phone that I overload(Blackberry). just my 2 cents. Cheers
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I'm getting great battery life. Wifi on all day, auto sync off, power save on. I'm down to 9% with approximately 6hrs 37mins screen on time. Very impressed. Would posted a screen capture, but can't figure out how to upload it.
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Anybody out there with a similar problem? It takes forever to fully charge my new Htc One roughly 5 to 6 hrs. Is this normal?
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Wow that seems a little long, from like 20% to fully charge mine will usually take an hour or so...I think I never really timed it but I know it's no where near 5-6
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Anybody out there with a similar problem? It takes forever to fully charge my new Htc One roughly 5 to 6 hrs. Is this normal?
Are you using the stock charger that came w/the phone?

Also,if you're waiting for the last 5% or so until it reaches 100%,I wouldn't count that additional time as "waiting to charge".

As I understand it,this 5% or so is basically a safety buffer/zone,built in to most phones,to prevent overcharging,& lessen the chance of damaging the phone or creating a potential safety hazard.
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I have had the One for 2 weeks. I am in a remote area of Arizona and frequently lose signal. Despite that, I have very good battery life compared to the iPhone 4 I upgraded from.
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I just got my HTC one last week from Telus. Here is screenshot..should I be able to get more out of it?

I installed better battery stats but not sure how to use it.

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Yeah, just to add what others are saying. Great battery life, goes and goes. However, to get the battery to 100% it takes hours. Got mine on charge now and it has been for 5 hours and it's only sitting at 87%.

Had many phones before and reviewed more and most phones you could just shove on charge for an hour if you had to go out and you would know you would get a decent boost. The One though, you'd be lucky if it had increased 10% in an hour.
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Yeah, just to add what others are saying. Great battery life, goes and goes. However, to get the battery to 100% it takes hours. Got mine on charge now and it has been for 5 hours and it's only sitting at 87%.

Had many phones before and reviewed more and most phones you could just shove on charge for an hour if you had to go out and you would know you would get a decent boost. The One though, you'd be lucky if it had increased 10% in an hour.
5 Hours? Mine charges way faster than that. It was definitely slower at the beginning and not necessarily a speed demon but it charges fast enough. Mine generally takes an hour and a half or so to go from 20% to 100% (I will time it next time).
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I think battery life is more user dependent than hardware dependent . I have never gotten 24 hrs on ANY smart phone & i have a maxx
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I don't know how long it takes to charge, I rarely charge it anytime other than at night when I'm asleep. I sometimes let it have a quick boost if I am listening to music while I cook but not enough for a full charge.
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5 Hours? Mine charges way faster than that. It was definitely slower at the beginning and not necessarily a speed demon but it charges fast enough. Mine generally takes an hour and a half or so to go from 20% to 100% (I will time it next time).
That's what I would expect and have done from other devices. But yeah, a good 5 hours.
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I would definitely try another (OEM) charger, and maybe another cable to ensure that the connection isn't flaky, beyond that I would be checking to see what apps are running in the background to make sure something isn't draining the battery almost as fast as it is charging.

In addition if you are in a really bad signal area the phone might have the radio running at full power, which will slow charging...
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I always charge my One turned off but it still takes a little over 3 hours to fully charge. Is that normal?
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I always charge my One turned off but it still takes a little over 3 hours to fully charge. Is that normal?
Why do you turn it off? Just curious. Also at what percentage are you charging it?
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Why do you turn it off? Just curious. Also at what percentage are you charging it?
I turn mine off every night. I do that just to powercycle it.
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I turn mine off every night. I do that just to powercycle it.
Why powercycle it? Again just curious. I am one of those who people never turns any device off.
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Why powercycle it? Again just curious. I am one of those who people never turns any device off.
More or less habit. It also gives the hardware a chance to cool down and should clear out the RAM. That's why it's important to powercycle computers. Also, my old Evo 4G would start freezing, lock up, or act funky if I didn't shut it down at LEAST every other day.
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Probably the best thing since switching roms is that my battery life is AMAZING. Today is a great example. took it off the charger at 6 and its now 7PM. 13 hours off the charger with 2 hours of on screen time with ZERO wifi all 4G and I'm just now hitting 50%.
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Why do you turn it off? Just curious. Also at what percentage are you charging it?
To determine if it will charge faster than when it is turned on. Apparently, it charges just as slow.
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To determine if it will charge faster than when it is turned on. Apparently, it charges just as slow.
Yeah turning it off really has no effect on the charging speed. I did a non scientific timed test yesterday and charged my phone from 43% to 76% in an hour. that means it did 33% per hour which would put a full charge from 1% to 100% at 3 hours.
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Im getting a solid 12 hours with heavy usage, always on battery saver.

im a contractor so Im all over the place from job to job.

WIfi Always on.
all locations services always on.
bluetooth off because I dont use it.
2-3 hours of gps. (with either music or podcasts streaming while im driving)
Blink feed constantly updating (i love blinkfeed)
twitter constantly updating.
20 emails a day.
30-40 text messages .
5 -10 (some times more) pictures a day.
1 - 2 hours of phone calls

All this and I get 12 hours a day. I also carry a Power bank in my tool bag. just in case. I do use it some times if Im streaming music over faux G while im working.

But i have no complaints. Tmobile, fauxG plan, 50 bux a month.
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I have heard that the charge time of the HTC one is slow - my typical charging would be from 50% to 100% - most of the time I am in the car commuting and being able to get a lot of charge into the phone over a short amount of time is preferable.

Further, I am slightly nervous that the battery cannot be replaced. How many of you have had previous htc phones and how long have you had the phone before the battery degrades and doesnt hold its charge as well. I can quite easily see me charging the phone daily and sometimes more as well as being left on a dock each night. Thus it could charge 700 times in a two year contract - should that be a concern?

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The battery on my HTC Desire was still good for a full day's usage with something left in the tank after 3 years - and I charged it every day.

I don't think it should be too much of a concern. Plus, if you're in Europe, you have a two year warranty which - presumably - would cover the battery as it is non-swappable.

Lots of phone manufacturers have moved to non-swappable batteries. Given they all source their batteries from the same battery manufacturers, I see no reason why HTC should be any worse than anyone else.
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The phone/tablet limits the amount of amperage needed.
So the charger's ability of amperage could be bigger than the phone's/tablet's needing, but should not less.

And how does the phone/tablet know that it can charge in "AC" mode?
It "looks" for jumpered data pins
HTC and most of phone producers follows the recommendation of USB standards for USB chargers ... they jump the data pins of their modified chargers for to bring the phone in 'AC charging' mode, means rapid charging with high amperage.

Wikipedia: Jumpered data pins on USB chargers

With generic chargers this modificaton with jumpered pins is rare feature to find.
So you'd look for a HTC charger

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Lots of phones these days are moving to higher power chargers to minimise the charge time - e.g. my Nexus 4. Might be worth checking that any charger you use is rated for more than the standard 1 Amp.
+1 - I upgraded my vehicle charger just for this reason! And it's also why I hate generic wall chargers - They usually won't charge fast enough to keep me untethered fast enough.
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Anything over a 1A charger is not going to charge this particular phone any faster than the stock OEM charger.

The 'quick charge' feature which is available on the SNAPDRAGON 600 chip was disabled for this phone,presumably to keep battery charging temperatures to a minimum, to prolong the serviceable life of the battery.

However,some are reporting quicker charge times w/the latest update(s) that have been pushed to the HTC ONE,although no official documentation/statements support this.

Gonna see if there is such an app in the GOOGLE PLAY STORE that will record/notify of charging time(s).

The battery in the HTC ONE is of LITHIUM POLYMER construction,which is said to have a longer serviceable life vs LITHIUM ION.

I wouldn't worry about it,as the phone has a 1yr warranty. Should you find a significantly measurable drop-off in battery life,file a warranty claim.
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Thanks for the replies - it was the comments about disabling the quick charge function that I was referring to. Does anyone know how much quicker this option would charge a battery. Is it 50% different - ie the ONE will take double the time to charge or is it fractional - 10% slower?

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I noticed the phone charges faster with WiFi turned off. And I have noticed my charging percentage will not increase at a steady rate if I'm charging my phone while surfing the net with the screen brightness up.
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I noticed the phone charges faster with WiFi turned off. And I have noticed my charging percentage will not increase at a steady rate if I'm charging my phone while surfing the net with the screen brightness up.
Its pretty simple. You're increasing the amount of power the phone is using, so there's a net decrease in the amount charging


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Gonna see if there is such an app in the GOOGLE PLAY STORE that will record/notify of charging time(s).
Check out battery monitor widget
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I think just try to get a charger that is more than 1A, like 2A or so. My S4 charges pretty fast with the 2A charger. It could charge even more faster with the phone turned off.
 
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Its pretty simple. You're increasing the amount of power the phone is using, so there's a net decrease in the amount charging
The screen is so beautiful. I tried to lower the brightness to where it isn't slapping me in the face when I view a white webpage or the settings page.

If it makes you feel any better I have an EVO 3D that I purchased in 2011. I thought I would need to buy a larger battery like I did with my EVO 4G. I didn't buy another battery and the one from HTC can run the phone for 8 days. That's simply amazing. With my HTC One I don't think about the battery because I am extremely comfortable with HTC products.
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The screen is so beautiful. I tried to lower the brightness to where it isn't slapping me in the face when I view a white webpage or the settings page.
Why don't you just set auto brightness?
 
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The charge rate seems to be consistent up to approx. the 95% level,then slow down for the remainder.

Just clocked a charge from 10% to 60% @ about 70 minutes.
So,given that,I'm giving a ballpark figure of 2.5-3.0 hrs for a 95%-100% charge.
BTW,I'm using a 2A SAMSUNG charger that is OEM for the GALAXY NOTE 2.(A 2A charger will not damage a phone rated for lower amperage for charging,as this phone is in the .85-1.0 A range,if my memory serves me correctly).

I saw a few apps in the GOOGLE PLAY STORE that supposedly speed up charge times, but,I'm steering clear of them,for if they can actually override the charging behavior of the phone,who knows if it is potentially overriding safeties to prevent overcharging/damage to the phone.
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Why don't you just set auto brightness?
Because all android nerds know that one of the quickest ways to drain the battery on most smartphones running Android is to utilize auto brightness. Auto brightness constantly adjusts the brightness and darkness of the screen. That is why in power saver mode the screen is dimmed instead of turning on auto brightness.
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Because all android nerds know that one of the quickest ways to drain the battery on most smartphones running Android is to utilize auto brightness. Auto brightness constantly adjusts the brightness and darkness of the screen. That is why in power saver mode the screen is dimmed instead of turning on auto brightness.
Compared to setting the brightness at full, I don't think that is going to affect so much.

Btw I think I would take that advice into my battery conservation testing.
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Further, I am slightly nervous that the battery cannot be replaced. How many of you have had previous htc phones and how long have you had the phone before the battery degrades and doesnt hold its charge as well. I can quite easily see me charging the phone daily and sometimes more as well as being left on a dock each night. Thus it could charge 700 times in a two year contract - should that be a concern?

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Anyone have some good apps for checking runaway apps that are killing the battery? I'm 95% sure that an app is what killed my battery yesterday at a much faster rate than it should have. The only reason I'm not 100% certain is nothing popped up on the battery usage page when I checked it through the settings. I was in an area with great coverage and strong signal, I did everything I could to reduce battery consumption but I was still losing roughly 10% per hour with no use.

The only other possibility is that when you unlock directly to the camera and then shut the screen off without exiting the camera it keeps the camera going. I highly doubt that, but it's the only thing I can think of.
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BETTER BATTERY STATS or GSam BATTERY MONITOR are highly recommended throughout ANDROID FORUMS for detecting such runaway apps.
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BETTER BATTERY STATS or GSam BATTERY MONITOR are highly recommended throughout ANDROID FORUMS for detecting such runaway apps.
Oh ya, better battery stats was it's name! Used to use this app on my Xperia Arc S when the infamous ics bug struck us, resulting in horrible battery lives. This app was used to detect one particular process that keeps on running.
 
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I use both but find GSAMS far more user friendly.

Since its recent update to show more wakelock info, the technical difference between the two has narrowed.
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Alright, thanks guys. I'm going to give GSam Battery Monitor a run for a bit.

Has anyone else possibly run into that issue with the camera? Its a long shot, but it would be interesting to see if anyone else has that problem.
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Alright, thanks guys. I'm going to give GSam Battery Monitor a run for a bit.

Has anyone else possibly run into that issue with the camera? Its a long shot, but it would be interesting to see if anyone else has that problem.
Don't know if this helps - but if I just let my LTEvo (last year's One X) shut down with either the camera or gallery running, then they do continue to run in the background - and if you have geo-tagging set on in the camera, then it runs warm and awake with the screen off.

That's a previous generation of hardware and software - made by the same guys - so, you know, worth considering.
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Don't know if this helps - but if I just let my LTEvo (last year's One X) shut down with either the camera or gallery running, then they do continue to run in the background - and if you have geo-tagging set on in the camera, then it runs warm and awake with the screen off.

That's a previous generation of hardware and software - made by the same guys - so, you know, worth considering.
Interesting, it was really frustrating trying to figure it out yesterday as even while in airplane mode I was losing 3% in ten minutes of little to no use. Today I didn't use my camera at all and battery life was normal.
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