Battery life: Better since update?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ikon, Feb 5, 2010.

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Is your battery life improved after installing the update?

  1. Yes, my battery life is noticeably better

    8 vote(s)
    38.1%
  2. No, my battery life seems worse

    3 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. It appears to be the same

    10 vote(s)
    47.6%
  1. ikon

    ikon Well-Known Member
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    It's been a little over 48 hours since I installed the update and each day, with similar use as before, my battery life has been about 25% better each day so far.

    e.g. Normally I would get home from work with about 50% battery life. After the update I've come home with 75% battery life each day so far.
     

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  2. Bluesun_EVO

    Bluesun_EVO Active Member
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    This makes no sense. I was one of the "I have no battery issues" guys. Even with heavy usage, my battery would easily last me 22+ hours.

    Since the update, I've been watching my battery drop by 1% every few minutes. Within the past hour, it's dropped almost 20% with moderate texting and occasional browsing.

    Looking at my battery usages, Android System is using 49% O_O. Wtf?

    This is pissing me off.
     
  3. zillah

    zillah Well-Known Member
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    For heavy use, it appears to be the same. I haven't really seen how it does in idle, as I havn't gotten the chance, but my idle battery life was very good before the update, given the right conditions. Considering the CPU optimizations 2.2 brings, I can see it being better, but not that much better.

    What I will like to see is when I set juice defender on (or disable my APN entirely) and see how much battery life I can really save. If it could extend my battery life beyond 2 days, that would be impressive.
     
  4. bitxboi

    bitxboi Well-Known Member
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    pretty much the same
     
  5. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery
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    I had pretty good battery life with 2.1...24-30 with moderate use I get 5 hours playing on the phone and half an hour talk and I still have 30% of battery left.

    Now with 2.2 it's 12 hours of light use... play time is under 3 hours and battery is 20% left :(

    This makes me very sad with Froyo. I might actually need to use the extra battery I bought with my Nexus but didn't need.
     
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