Last Updated: Feb 15,2013
no video streaming or games either?
after about 6 hours on stock battery i was down to around 40% battery.
i streamed iheart radio off and on for about 3 hours(turned it off during commercial breaks) played angry birds for an hour or so while streaming radio. played a lot of music on the phone and surfed the net doing some light youtube video streaming. this was on wifi for virtually all of that time. i have GPS and background data on always.
one of the things that gave me a bit of a boost in battery life was going back to the stock launcher. ADW and GO launchers were killing my battery. im still clocked at 756high and 192low. my phone has gotten as hot as 104F, usually while playing angry birds.
My phone is rooted,i use app Quaratine to "freeze bloatware". use Setcpu to underclock to 900ish mhz when screen is on and 400ish when screen is off ,scaling is set to "conservative ".i use JuiceDefender the full version ,and have it on 'customize" profile..through JD i have all apps disabled during screenoff except for whatsapp, and i have background data off all the time except for whatsapp cuase i use it alot,wife has an iphone, if i want to check email i check it manually same goes for Facebook,twitter,instagram and anything else...i consider notifications for this programs none important so it works out to may advantage and i save alot of battery ...today used my phone since 10 am about to now and i still had 58% so that good i did text,send mms and make calls and had a 45 min call with a friend so i figure its working for me i would like to get the 2400mah battery if i hear good reviews about it, and that would be just to have it.
i did try the battery without JD,Setcpu . only with App Quarantine and it didnt last me 8 hours...and i did even use it that much during that test. btw i do have the gingerbread keyboard the swype is a monster on your battery as much as i love it i dont use it. o another thing i do take like 10 to 15 pics a day ..so i think its a good battery without the hump that the 3500mah would give ya.
I did the second day of testing the extended battery, with some calls, texting, video from YouTube, games like sonic cd, and riptide, video already on the phone, browsing, running benchmarks, music streaming, between other things, like constant email, and Andy for android.
And I got up to 16 hours of battery life, impressive I must say, I am still cycling the battery to see up to how much I can get out of it.
O yeah phone is not under clocked or anything like that,even though I could I would notice shudders from time to time, so I removed it and is not running any battery saving apps, like juice defender, or battery x2
i dont know but 16 hours is not that much i think...
im using original and getting 12 hours.. maybe 7 hours of this 12 its only in stand by while at work...
are u using original keyboard or gingerbread?
did you have 4g, GPS and background data on the whole time?
Well I had 4g , background data, use wireless networks for location, no GPS satellites, since I was at work and didn't need it to be active, but 16 hours again yesterday I will condition this for 5 days and hope to get more, there is an update coming that will fix over heating, and I bet that will improve battery life greatly, making this battery even more efficient.
Is anyone using the 1900mah battery that uses the phone for email txt calls and do quite a bit of web surfing and downloading? Does the stock battery cover fit with the 1900mah as well if so how long does it last. I just ordered the 3500 but i have a feeling its going to be way to thick and i cant find a phone case anywhere and that will just add to the thickness. By looking at the pics it looks like it will double in size with the 3500mah.
hay fish if your going for the 1900mah just go for the 2430mah its slim so it goes in smooth (no hump). and its higher then 1900mah
Im looking for a battery that i can use the exsiting cover with i did buy the 3500 for the time being. I want to get more life out of it the stock battery stinks for sure. Ill look around and see about the 2430mah. If i can use my stock back the phone will stay slim and help keep the phone cooler with the larger battery as well and ill be able to keep my phone case in case i drop it which i do from time to time lol
the 2430mah is slim so it fits with the original back and you can use any case you want lol. dont know about battery life on it but ill buy it soon
If im using my phone heavily i get like an hour and a half or so and the battery is shot most of time i dont use that heavily. but its nice to know im not going to have a dead battery by lunch time thats for sure.
New to this Forum - thinking of Getting a Connect and sounds like either the 1900 mah or definitely the 3500mah will be the best with the smaller one having no extra bulk.
They do have the 3500 mah battery at Coral Springs Florida near Ft Lauderdale NOW and will soon have a phone cover to protect entire phone and thicker backplate.
Guessing you will see these batteries all over as Connects are popular.
To be clear - battery comes with cover I'm talking about phone protector cover large enough for new battery and bulge from new backplate.
Question- when you send picture messages to Email address- does that count as part of your Data?
MMS Messages are included and do not count as part of your data but when slide show presentations are sent to Email address- do they count as Data ?
How's the reception and speaker on the Connect ?
And if you don't sync the Calendar is their enough space to enter appointment, address, directions etc. like I could on my old non Android ?
Also someone mentioned 20% brightness to preserve battery - is that kind of dim ?
OK.. so my daily use is something like this so far..
4g always on, GPS off, background data always on, bluetooth off, and wifi mostly on or maybe half of the battery use is on wifi..
usually i have it 8 or 9 hours of stand by and that can make the battery drop from 100% to 60%.
When get home last days i was playing with phone little bit, downloading apps web browsing (wifi) and playing some games (like ninja fruit or angry birds) and phone at least lasted 10/12 hours total. I also try other apps like skype, mobile ip calls... things to test phone.. maybe some gps too..
today didnt really use the phone, it' s been up for 13 hours and remaining battery is 35%
Even if you want to there is not going to be a cover that big for the connect, sorry to disappoint you, but that is always the case with an extended battery, you can always get spare batteries, and exchange them to keep the same thickness. There is no company working on making the connect a case that will fit an extended battery, its just not usable with it being that thick, making it it way too thick.
One store told me they might get cases for the 3500 mah-thick- as- a -pizza battery- they are selling the battery now.
The 2340 may be best since it's thin if it doesn't overheat- if it can give 4 to 6 hours of use without a charge....
seems that putting pressure on metropcs to correct issue for a $400 'new' phone is the way to go. are all these attempts to self correct causing company to sit on it's rear?
also, I read that possibly an upcoming update might correct issue. I am not tech savvy but have to wonder how an update is going to change a bad battery if indeed that is the issue. just throwing out some thoughts. gotta say, I envy all you tech kings/queens that can toy with electronics like you do. me, bad battery and HOT when charging.
13 hours with 4g on at all times on stock battery with 35% to go?
im not getting anywhere near that..
I don't think the 2340 is genuine that much, if it fits it will probably a lower value, it might be just fake, since we have seen so many of those, put it frankly I doubt the 3500 is actually. The amount displayed, but I'm sure is higher than 1500, and I really don't think they will make a case for it and the stores are lying to you, if they cannot get it on eBay, and metro itself doesn't offer it, then is not true, remember china usually get the stuff done first, so we will see, I hope I'm wrong though, but I really doubt it.
8 to 9 hours only in stand by.. sometimes i dont even check my phone.. in this hours
and then 4 hours with most of the time screen on.. maybe not really heavy use...
temperature is around 37~40.
ill try to download the app for the forum and upload screenshots.
ah, so you didnt use the phone at all. it just sat there.
didnt read that..
if u use it plying games and screen never going off i guess i cant use it more than 3 hours
I just got the 3500 and back today and it seems to have come with a 67% charge and right now I am in the process of charging it. Hopefully it will work well as I am getting about 3 hrs with the stock battery now.
OK charged the 3500 battery and I have been using it for 3 hrs now and the indicator app said I had 81% left.
4g on at all times as well as GPS and background data?
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