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Old September 22nd, 2010, 05:25 PM   #51 (permalink)
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I activated it on my own when I got home and at first I thought they forgot to put a battery in. However everything was sealed, the front screen protector was on and had not been takin off and then put back on, I'm nuts I could tell! It really looked like it came from the factory that way, but I highly doubted. Hopefully there's no issues with the next one.
If the one in your phone was already in the phone, it might have been a line factory test unit (or whatever they call it), that was thrown back into the main batch. The battery has been in that phone for lord knows how long. If it got drained too much for some reason, you can only get it reconditioned (special equipment involved), or get a new one. Sucks the way that happened to you tho bro.

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Old September 22nd, 2010, 05:39 PM   #52 (permalink)
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If the one in your phone was already in the phone, it might have been a line factory test unit (or whatever they call it), that was thrown back into the main batch. The battery has been in that phone for lord knows how long. If it got drained too much for some reason, you can only get it reconditioned (special equipment involved), or get a new one. Sucks the way that happened to you tho bro.

Its working better now, that"s after almost a week of charges. I was so dead set on exchanging it, one the battery, two the volume rocker is slightly loose, and three, I have a hint of blue when I'm in a Full white web page screen. However, the screen I have gotten used to, it looks amazing to me, the battery has gotten better, and volume rocker will never ever have my fingers on it because I would never use it without A tight silicon or rubber type case. So I may just keep this one and sail into the sunset. We'll see, I have almost 3 weeks to pull the trigger on swapping it out!
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Its working better now, that"s after almost a week of charges. I was so dead set on exchanging it, one the battery, two the volume rocker is slightly loose, and three, I have a hint of blue when I'm in a Full white web page screen. However, the screen I have gotten used to, it looks amazing to me, the battery has gotten better, and volume rocker will never ever have my fingers on it because I would never use it without A tight silicon or rubber type case. So I may just keep this one and sail into the sunset. We'll see, I have almost 3 weeks to pull the trigger on swapping it out!
Yeah the Blue tint on all white pages is always going to be there, it's just a thing with AMOLED displays , even the awesome SuperAMOLED that is on the fascinate has this, but I think the fact that the blacks look amazing is well worth the blue tint on white screens
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Yeah the Blue tint on all white pages is always going to be there, it's just a thing with AMOLED displays , even the awesome SuperAMOLED that is on the fascinate has this, but I think the fact that the blacks look amazing is well worth the blue tint on white screens

I'd say about 90% of all the Fascinate Super Amoled screens will have some type of tint, either being blue like we are seeing, a touch of yellow, or off white. But there is a small percentage that will be pure bright white, I went back to the corp store that i bought it at, and they had 2 on diplay, One was a Crazy bright white, the other was very Blue, way bluer then mine. I know myself, I'll start an endless cycle of returns, and end up going through 5 phones looking for the perfect phone. Not really in the mood to burn through favors with my peeps at vzw going through a bunch of returns when mine is working pretty darm good right now.
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For the people who have returned it and gotten better battery life, do you think just switching out the battery would help or would a complete replacement be necessary?
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just a tip for anyone who has WiFi at home and would rather use it for surfing/email, etc....but you dont want to have to remember to turn off the WiFi every time you leave the house...i find the app Y5 Battery Saver is absolutely awesome, works perfectly, i never have to go in and turn off my WiFi anymore, it's on at home when my phone is on the charger usually, and as soon as i get away from the house it turns it off automatically...its a great battery saver app
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mines pretty good; moderate use daily 90% 8/9am this morning; now sitting @ 65-70% according to juiceplotter. GPS/Wifi/BT all off most of the day.
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My battery life has improved dramatically over the last week. I switched to a darker background (a picture of the Milky Way galaxy) instead of the live water wallpaper, reset my syncs to 1-3 hours (I don't need my personal email accounts to update that often, and if I check them, I can quickly hit refresh and get whatever's there). I'm also not screwing around with the GPS-related programs as much. Went from getting 4-5 hours on a charge to 50% after 16 or so hours unplugged. That 16 hours yesterday included probably an hour total internet surfing and using Zillow apps, an hour playing games, and usual phone calls, texts, and checking email. I don't know what exactly is to blame for my previous battery use, but it is going great now.
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Well my battery finally died last night. It lasted about 46 hours. I kept the animated background however I installed the advanced task killer and that has kept my battery going.

I'm very pleased. My blackberry needed charging everyday.
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I'm at 20% with my last charge 13 hrs ago...fairly heavy use today as well!
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unplugged it at 8 am, its not at 52%, and i've been on it constantly configuring gps, texting, running neocore/quadrant/caffeinemark and trying to update it wit that new update...and its 11 pm..soo 15 hours and its less than half way done..diggin it
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unplugged it at 8 am, its not at 52%, and i've been on it constantly configuring gps, texting, running neocore/quadrant/caffeinemark and trying to update it wit that new update...and its 11 pm..soo 15 hours and its less than half way done..diggin it
16 hrs, 15 min unplugged and still 53%. Day is over for me now, and I know I could pretty much make it through tomorrow without a charge. Diggin' it. I even browsed the web and played a bunch of robo defense today on it!!
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My battery gets thru the day with just fine on most days with light to moderate use, but If I use google maps for a little...it definitely eats it up and the worst part is...

If your at yellow on the indicator, the camera force closes...anyone know how to get around that?!
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My battery gets thru the day with just fine on most days with light to moderate use, but If I use google maps for a little...it definitely eats it up and the worst part is...

If your at yellow on the indicator, the camera force closes...anyone know how to get around that?!
Hmm ... that one hasn't happened to me yet. I wonder if it's trying to save it's own battery or something.
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My battery life started out pretty good.. I could get through the whole day... but now I'm having to charge around 8 pm with moderate use. The charge is done by midnight, and i take it off the cord. but during the night the batter goes down like 29%. i checked the battery usage stats and it says that the phone idle took up 29%.... is this normal??? isn't phone idle/standby supposed to save battery? Why is it eating so much battery while i'm sleeping??

I've turned off all background data/auto-sync... and my email is set to manual update... most my apps are set to manual refresh. so i have no idea why my battery is getting eaten up so quick! it was much better when i first got the phone. please help!
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I've been getting over 3 days out of it but I can also confidently say I don't use mine much during the day while I'm at work. I've downloaded some apps, will turn wifi when I'm at home for downloading purposes and have yet to use google maps or GPS. However I will in NYC this weekend for a friend's birthday and imagine I might use the GPS then and also mess around with apps while on the train.

I wanted a better phone coming from a Blackberry Storm but I haven't yet had time to truly unlock all the features and have had the phone for about a week.
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My battery life started out pretty good.. I could get through the whole day... but now I'm having to charge around 8 pm with moderate use. The charge is done by midnight, and i take it off the cord. but during the night the batter goes down like 29%. i checked the battery usage stats and it says that the phone idle took up 29%.... is this normal??? isn't phone idle/standby supposed to save battery? Why is it eating so much battery while i'm sleeping??

I've turned off all background data/auto-sync... and my email is set to manual update... most my apps are set to manual refresh. so i have no idea why my battery is getting eaten up so quick! it was much better when i first got the phone. please help!
Nope, that is not normal. I did a test and let the phone idle for 10 hours, then kept the screen on for one hour solid. The screen took the bulk of the battery life, and the idle just a few percent, even though 90% of the time it was idling. A couple of minor apps took the remaining percentage points. Unless you're NEVER using the phone, closing out everything, and just letting sit for a couple of days, I can't imagine the idle process taking up a third of your battery life. Especially if you actually use the phone.
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Removed the ATK and loaded system panel, I am well over 50% battery at 8pm (never before) on the D1. I am beginning to think all of that task killikg was using a lot of battery.
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This is my first smart phone... coming from a Dare.. and I didn't use any data... so that doesn't make me a good one to take a good "temperature" of the situation. but.... my Galaxy runs out of juice in one day...and I'm at work at all day.. and not using it. I was in Verizon last night... dealing with other issues... (refer to other threads if interested... LOL).. but... one of the guys was talking about the Samsung charger base thing.... ($39)... and when he was telling me about it.. it sounded SOO great... I was thinking you could just slip the SF into the cradle.. and away you go. but.... nope. and of course.. it makes sense. The "thing" (sorry... I'm tired... can't think.. LOL) the "charging thing"... is on the top of the phone. so there is no way it could charge in a cradle.... BUT... I still "think" i like it. It is also a "stand"... which seems to be working nicely... once again.... you have to love the thirty day "change your mind" deal... <3
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This is my first smart phone... coming from a Dare.. and I didn't use any data... so that doesn't make me a good one to take a good "temperature" of the situation. but.... my Galaxy runs out of juice in one day...and I'm at work at all day.. and not using it. I was in Verizon last night... dealing with other issues... (refer to other threads if interested... LOL).. but... one of the guys was talking about the Samsung charger base thing.... ($39)... and when he was telling me about it.. it sounded SOO great... I was thinking you could just slip the SF into the cradle.. and away you go. but.... nope. and of course.. it makes sense. The "thing" (sorry... I'm tired... can't think.. LOL) the "charging thing"... is on the top of the phone. so there is no way it could charge in a cradle.... BUT... I still "think" i like it. It is also a "stand"... which seems to be working nicely... once again.... you have to love the thirty day "change your mind" deal... <3
You might have a poor battery GG. Many of us with moderately heavy use are easily make 14-18 hours. If you barely use yours and its not giving you this same time window consider a battery exchange. Granted there are a few tricks to increase exisiting battery life. But if the unit itself is poor the tricks will be just spinning your wheels
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I get around 10-12 hours (with heavy usage) my display is around 50-70%
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Nope, that is not normal. I did a test and let the phone idle for 10 hours, then kept the screen on for one hour solid. The screen took the bulk of the battery life, and the idle just a few percent, even though 90% of the time it was idling. A couple of minor apps took the remaining percentage points. Unless you're NEVER using the phone, closing out everything, and just letting sit for a couple of days, I can't imagine the idle process taking up a third of your battery life. Especially if you actually use the phone.


Should I trade it in then? =((( I'd hate to have to customize everything again~
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35 hours with moderate use (around 30 minutes of GPS, 30-45 minutes of games, a few calls totaling just over one hour and lots of time in the Market) until it shut itself off a couple of days ago. Apparently, my favorite battery app/widget "VizBattery" got stuck at either 10 or 15%. I definitely noticed it because at that point I was justing waiting to see how long it would last but it never changed. Finally, it just ran outta juice and shut itself off.

btw, I used a completely black wallpaper and have brightness set at it's lowest.
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You might have a poor battery GG. Many of us with moderately heavy use are easily make 14-18 hours. If you barely use yours and its not giving you this same time window consider a battery exchange. Granted there are a few tricks to increase exisiting battery life. But if the unit itself is poor the tricks will be just spinning your wheels
Can you bring it into verizon and just exchange the battery, or do you have to do the whole phone?
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Can you bring it into verizon and just exchange the battery, or do you have to do the whole phone?
That truly depends on the humans at the store. You should be able to just do the battery
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That truly depends on the humans at the store. You should be able to just do the battery
LOL, you believe those things that sell phones at Verizon Corporate stores are actually 'human'??

again... LOL.
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I might try today. I wonder if it's possible for the phone hardware itself to be at fault for the batter life, or at least contribute to it. Just the battery is more likely I'm guessing. If they don't allow it I could probably just buy a spare battery, then return it with the one I have now in the package... lol.
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LOL, you believe those things that sell phones at Verizon Corporate stores are actually 'human'??

again... LOL.
My niece who is like 19-20 attends the local community college in the town she lives. She applied to work at VZW retail store without any sales experience or phone knowledge. She got the job. I adore my niece but this is the kind of example Im talking about. She at least is nice but she is not tech savvy. Basically there are 3 kinds of reps at VZW corporate stores. 1) Pushy commission driven A-holes who don't have clue about phones ~ 80% 2) Nice friendly people who don't have a clue ~ 15% 3) Helpful friendly knowledge reps ~ 5%. If you find this third catergory take a picture they're like bald eagles.
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My niece who is like 19-20 attends the local community college in the town she lives. She applied to work at VZW retail store without any sales experience or phone knowledge. She got the job. I adore my niece but this is the kind of example Im talking about. She at least is nice but she is not tech savvy. Basically there are 3 kinds of reps at VZW corporate stores. 1) Pushy commission driven A-holes who don't have clue about phones ~ 80% 2) Nice friendly people who don't have a clue ~ 15% 3) Helpful friendly knowledge reps ~ 5%. If you find this third catergory take a picture they're like bald eagles.
Man, I really wish I had an experience that involved someone who was 'nice', 'helpful' or 'knowledgeable'. My experience involved "Category 1" at three different Corporate stores and one 'Premium Retailer'.

Ok, I lied a little bit. When I finally just returned my 2nd Fascinate in order to get one at BestBuy for their protection plan(thereby eliminating any further interaction with Verizon store employees), the lady was very nice and didn't drop an attitude on me. It was like a breath of fresh, clean, mountain spring air... paradise really.

Your niece now works for Verizon and if she wants to keep her job then she can't really 'rock the boat' in a commissioned-sales environment like that. I know this from experience. Just please remind her to not lose her 'soul' in the process and stay 'human'. People may disagree with me, but in my experience when it comes to 'retail', friendliness and basic respect always trumps 'knowledge'. GL to her.
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Man, I really wish I had an experience that involved someone who was 'nice', 'helpful' or 'knowledgeable'. My experience involved "Category 1" at three different Corporate stores and one 'Premium Retailer'.

Ok, I lied a little bit. When I finally just returned my 2nd Fascinate in order to get one at BestBuy for their protection plan(thereby eliminating any further interaction with Verizon store employees), the lady was very nice and didn't drop an attitude on me. It was like a breath of fresh, clean, mountain spring air... paradise really.

Your niece now works for Verizon and if she wants to keep her job then she can't really 'rock the boat' in a commissioned-sales environment like that. I know this from experience. Just please remind her to not lose her 'soul' in the process and stay 'human'. People may disagree with me, but in my experience when it comes to 'retail', friendliness and basic respect always trumps 'knowledge'. GL to her.
Yeah she's actually been there a few months now. Your experiences are much like mine and everyone elses here. I think my percentages are right on. Its literally 80%, 4 out of 5 which are rotten applies. And of the 1 out of 5 who isnt a rotten apple [like my niece] 4 out of 5 of those good apples arent knowledge. Still like you say I'd rather have friendly than knowledgeable. I am knowledgeable enough for both of us. I mean the day I got my SF's the glad who rang me up hadnt even seen the SF. I love my niece but I still remember when I first dropped the term Froyo on her a month ago [this is after she has been working at VZW for at least a month]. She was like "whats Froyo?" God bless her indeed she at least is friendly and you know what people reward friendliness. She does well because she already has the reputation as the friendly girl. She'll do fine even if she could stand to increase and broaden her knowledge base. That's at least something she can read up on. There isnt really a book for the A-hole personality

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My niece who is like 19-20 attends the local community college in the town she lives. She applied to work at VZW retail store without any sales experience or phone knowledge. She got the job. I adore my niece but this is the kind of example Im talking about. She at least is nice but she is not tech savvy. Basically there are 3 kinds of reps at VZW corporate stores. 1) Pushy commission driven A-holes who don't have clue about phones ~ 80% 2) Nice friendly people who don't have a clue ~ 15% 3) Helpful friendly knowledge reps ~ 5%. If you find this third catergory take a picture they're like bald eagles.
haha... totally laughing out loud at this one, saps!!
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Okay, I just wanted to post more of my battery life findings and how I'm getting the life I'm getting.

I've been unplugged since 8:00 a.m. so I'm hitting about 16 hrs. My usage today:

- 60 min: GPS
- Two hours of Pandora while driving to my mother's home for a visit (with intermittent song lookup, or switching .. and my wife played on it quite a while making stations - the lady gaga station sucked, fyi :P ...)
- About 60 min. of phone calls, including some with bluetooth while driving
- About 60 min. web browsing
- About 60 min. gaming (robo defense)
- Had it in my pocket for almost an hour downloading an ISO file to make a driver disc for something needing re-installed on my mom's computer
- Watching video for about 30 min. to show of screen at different times during the day.
- I also played MP3's on the stereo at work for about 2 hours this morning, but the screen was off for that.
- About 25 texts (a little lighter than normal, mostly because I was driving)

I have 30% left right now. AND I use live wallpapers. Sorry, I'm a sucker for them. I won't give them up!!!! It's one of my favorite things about Android.

Here are my recommendations:
1. Root, uninstall any bloat you can, especially stuff that runs in the background like Bing stuff, CityID, etc. (look to the safe lists posted to make sure you don't delete something important)
2. Run AutoKiller (on optimum) and DON'T run other automatic task killers. ATK had a noticeable drain on my Eris. No thanks. AutoKiller is efficient. Some apps stay open and occupy memory, but if they use ZERO percent CPU when asleep, why waste CPU cycles shutting it down with a task killer? You need to root to run autokiller, but it's very efficient and intelligent. Worth every penny (it's free )
3. The most deadly apps on battery (can be discovered by looking at your battery use breakdown), I will use the stock task manager to kill (long press on home touch button). I do this only periodically, once or twice a day. It's a piece of cake.
4. Bluetooth doesn't seem to be much of a drainer on this phone, but the setting for it, as well as settings WiFi and GPS are so ridiculously easy to shut down on this phone that I only turn them on when I need them. And they really power up/down quickly on this phone!!
5. I have my apps that use data set to sync MANUALLY ONLY. This was the biggest denominator for me in helping battery life. When I'm with a client, I'm not checking email. When I'm driving, I'm not checking email. When I have a break, it only takes a sec to hit the sync button, and I just saved all those hours of battery life by having my phone not check. I realize some of you have jobs where you need notification right after receiving an email. If you don't shut this off. It will save a TON of your battery's life. This extended the battery by a matter of hours on my Eris, Droid X, and on this phone.
6. Turn ON the power saving features in your settings menus.
7. Turn brightness to AUTO in the display settings.

Even with live wallpapers, I am still getting great battery life. But FYI, some live wallpapers use more battery than others. The touch responsive water wallpapers are particularly intensive. One I use that doesn't drain much at all, but still looks really cool and is customizable is the free Physics wallpaper (not sure of spelling, might be physx ...) It's simple, but cool, impressive to people I show the phone off to, and doesn't drain battery much at all. And it's free.

Anyways, I hope this helps you all out. I have nothing but praise for the battery on this phone so far. And that's even after owning the impressive Droid X. This phone is surely on par with almost identical usage, at least in my case.
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i have literally ran the battery down 3-4 times so far to cycle even filled the homescreens all 7 and then got launcher pro and just used 3 home screens and very minimal. with heavy usage today its lasting somewhat better but something is up, its not just you having this issue, battery is also a very big issue with the vibrant. and in jon4lakers review you can see the fascinate battery go from 30-10 percent in a matter of minutes. im liking the phone but the 2200mah behemoth battery is not worth wrecking this phone. but 1500mah isnt really lasting too long. this is something i believe companies must get down now. motorola did it with the X a 1930mah battery barely bigger than the one that comes with it. if im dishing money for a behemoth it better be atleast close to 3000mah.
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Brightness to auto saves battery? Doesn't just turning the whole thing down to the lowest setting the most energy saving?
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I'm really surprised people are getting such good battery life. I just got the fascinate a few days ago (coming from the droid), and the battery life has been abysmal. I love the phone, but the battery life has had me considering returning the phone. I've tried everything (brightness set to minimum, regular wallpaper, background syncing off, bluetooth/wifi off, no widgets), and it hasnt helped. The only thing that has made a difference is if I put it in airplane mode, but I obviously can't do that all the time. It seems like I either have a defective battery or there is some background process I can't find that's draining the battery. Are there any default programs that might be doing this? Has anyone talked to verizon about it?
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I'm really surprised people are getting such good battery life. I just got the fascinate a few days ago (coming from the droid), and the battery life has been abysmal. I love the phone, but the battery life has had me considering returning the phone. I've tried everything (brightness set to minimum, regular wallpaper, background syncing off, bluetooth/wifi off, no widgets), and it hasnt helped. The only thing that has made a difference is if I put it in airplane mode, but I obviously can't do that all the time. It seems like I either have a defective battery or there is some background process I can't find that's draining the battery. Are there any default programs that might be doing this? Has anyone talked to verizon about it?
For what it's worth, I thought the battery on my Fascinate wasn't exactly spectacular either for the first few days. Then I noticed it getting better. When I arrived to "wow, this is pretty good" I decided to see how far I could get without plugging it in a few days ago. 34 hours and 50 minutes unplugged with moderate use. It just wasn't like that the first few days or so even with light use.

I suggest giving it some time and see if it improves.
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the lady gaga station sucked, fyi :P ...)
7. Turn brightness to AUTO in the display settings.
googoo for gaga heh SK, now thats [H]
I must say I used to have it on auto but now I just have it all the way down; which disables auto setting. Admittedly, if you use auto it can and will turn the brightness all the way down most of the time [for me] but it sometimes does bump it up. Since making the change to full time all the way down I've not had any issues.
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Brightness to auto saves battery? Doesn't just turning the whole thing down to the lowest setting the most energy saving?
Just said this to SK as well but it bears repeating. If you use Auto, sometimes it will run the screen at lowest settings. In my own case I'd say most of the time its all the way down. But it can and does bump up it is detects more light it bumps up. I just yesterday took it off auto and now run it at lowest setting which again is the same as auto tends to be on especially indoors with moderate lighting. Overall, turning off auto and running it on the lowest should give you even a little bit more than auto
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For what it's worth, I thought the battery on my Fascinate wasn't exactly spectacular either for the first few days. Then I noticed it getting better. When I arrived to "wow, this is pretty good" I decided to see how far I could get without plugging it in a few days ago. 34 hours and 50 minutes unplugged with moderate use. It just wasn't like that the first few days or so even with light use.

I suggest giving it some time and see if it improves.
Agreed, after 3-5 drain/charge cycles I could tell my battery was moderately longer lasting. Equally true I was learning what tweaks to make to prolong life
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Agreed, after 3-5 drain/charge cycles I could tell my battery was moderately longer lasting. Equally true I was learning what tweaks to make to prolong life
Im starting to get better life too today, nothing spectacular as some people have said in here. been unplugged for about 10hrs 30min and at 50 percent which isnt too bad considering that by this time it was dead when i first got it. still going to buy a extra standard battery for this thing though.
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Yeah, I forgot to mention this, but you're right. Mine got better after a few days as well. Just remember to turn off all the automatic crap, data consuming, syncing junk that you can. That should make the biggest difference.

The reason I keep the phone on auto brightness is because I frequently have to check it while in broad daylight. Turned all the way down it's simply too dim in the sun. I would be silly to get this phone and turn it all the way down all the time, in my opinion ....
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I would be silly to get this phone and turn it all the way down all the time, in my opinion ....
I totally get that and it's also precisely the reason I'm able to go ahead and drop it to zero; the display is that good. Coincidentally, I just came back in from lunch and had set the display to just over 50% to test the gps while I was outside.back indoors,i pulled out the SF to reset the brightness and I said to myself, "holy chit, this display is amazing."
But I really value battery time and am willing to compromise for the most part. I'd love to keep that amazing Live sail boat wallpaper but i'm perfectly fine with my pitch black background. I just know I it's contributing at least an extra 5-8% in juice.

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I just put my phone though the ringer starting at 7am, went to the hospital with my wife and mother in law. Dozens of texts/facebook uploads and pictures. Baby was delivered ~530pm. left phone in delivery room for 1.5 hours. ~7pm several pictures and a movie (45mb) taken uploaded to Qik and facebook, a few lucky people got them texted (pictures that is). 12pm more pictures, 3am more pictures and another movie uploaded again and text messaged. when on the charge with 37% of the battery.

Day 2 went very similar but with heavier use phone was off at 6am and at 3am back on the charge with 25%.

I did not expect it to last this long or take such nice images/video, it really made our families happy with the images and movies being uploaded.


of course each day involved a few hours on the phone talking family and friends.
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I just put my phone though the ringer starting at 7am, went to the hospital with my wife and mother in law. Dozens of texts/facebook uploads and pictures. Baby was delivered ~530pm. left phone in delivery room for 1.5 hours. ~7pm several pictures and a movie (45mb) taken uploaded to Qik and facebook, a few lucky people got them texted (pictures that is). 12pm more pictures, 3am more pictures and another movie uploaded again and text messaged. when on the charge with 37% of the battery.

Day 2 went very similar but with heavier use phone was off at 6am and at 3am back on the charge with 25%.

I did not expect it to last this long or take such nice images/video, it really made our families happy with the images and movies being uploaded.


of course each day involved a few hours on the phone talking family and friends.
It's nice that this phone actually takes good pictures. They really have come a long way these days. Glad it was there for your special day, and congratulations!!!!
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Baby was delivered ~530pm.
Congratulations! Like SirKonan said, it really is pretty cool to see how good these cameras have gotten.

But anyway, I had a bit of Vibrant envy, and thought "Well I want Avatar, too..." so three hours later my own copy, via HandBrake, was complete, and I watched the whole thing. But still wasn't satisfied. So about 30 minutes later I'm watching Star Trek 09 (call me a nerd ). I think I was down to 70% from those two movies? And if that wasn't enough, soon I was running around demoing how amazing the display was to anyone that would give me the time of day, comparing to my Incredible under different conditions, etc...

And it still wouldn't die. I'm not sure whether I should feel like I failed or if I succeeded in getting such a great phone (as far as battery life goes). But then I came from an Inc, so...
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Congratulations on the little one, Kierik!! I wonder how young kids will be in the future to have their first cell phones.. LOL. this world is speeding forward in alarming (and exciting) speeds....
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I keep getting at least 25-30 hours battery life with regular use and love it!!!!!
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Can someone post the way there settings is setup. 25-30hrs with moderate to heavy use is no where close to anything what im getting. 15-17 at most. and thats with a very minimal screen space taken up.
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Can someone post the way there settings is setup. 25-30hrs with moderate to heavy use is no where close to anything what im getting. 15-17 at most. and thats with a very minimal screen space taken up.
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Honest opinions on your Fascinates Battery Life!

Give those settings a try for at least two days and report back.

Also, for right now, if you could provided details on how much time you're browsing the web, playing games, and on phone conversations, that would really help us help you out.

And make sure you check your screen settings and enable the power saving features.

Have you disabled auto syncing of your accounts?? this is HUGE on every android phone I've ever owned and/or used.

Are you rooted? If so, there are additional tweaks we can help you setup to eek more performance out of your device.
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Congratulations on the little one, Kierik!! I wonder how young kids will be in the future to have their first cell phones.. LOL. this world is speeding forward in alarming (and exciting) speeds....
If we get the little tyke home tomorrow I will get a picture of his first cell phone use . Make him the youngest fascinate user at 3 days!
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