Battery life for you guys?


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  1. ejl2010

    ejl2010 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I just got my Droid today and had to charge it up for the first time. I unplugged it 3 hours ago and I wanted to know how you guys were fairing with battery life.

    Maybe post duration and the the primary use during the charge (ie, watching videos, browsing youtube all day, etc)

    I figured with general postings it might help people who think their battery isn't working properly.

    Thanks guys and I'll post when I'm out of batteries!
     

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  2. Zippster

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    Tough to tell today as I really put the beast to work all day, gonna have to wait until I get more "normal" usage to know.
     
  3. CWasko36

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    It seemed that my first couple charges had a pretty short battery life. I'm on my third charge right now and if I check the settings, it has been on for 6 hours with only 30% left. My activity on the phone was about an hour of internet/email and two quick phone calls (< 5 min). I'm surprised about the length since that was one of the positives on most reviews. Two other things that I wanted to get feedback on from others:

    - Does anyone else's Droid get very warm after normal usage? It is very noticable after going online or making a call. This is on the back of the phone and the physical keyboard.
    - Is there a way to charge with the phone off? Everytime I plug in the charge it turns the phone on. I prefer to charge with it off since I don't want to leave my phone on at night and it generally charges faster when it is off.
     
  4. Chico

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    My phone got pretty warm today also. On the back side by the camera.

    My battery life also was pretty crappy today, but I have been using the phone a crap load since I got it. I am on my 3rd charge on it since I got it around 9 this morning.

    I have the 3g watch app on the phone and was kinda wondering if that uses allot of the battery also.

    I also will not get a good assement of the phones battery life till a few days from now. The phone is new to me and I am still tring to figure everything out and download a bunch of apps. Once the newness (not sure if that is even a word) of the phone wheres off for me and I just go back to normal usage, I will get a better judgement of the battery.
     
  5. blakepilot

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    I've been working with it non-stop today. I had it on the car charger for maybe a total of 1.5 hours around town (lots of traffic today :(), got it about 3/4 full battery, been sitting around playing with it ever since I got home, and still have around 1/2 battery left. I'm impressed. The same usage on my BlackBerry Bold would be almost dead by now. I was having to charge the BlackBerry twice a day on normal usage.
     
  6. fearthepanthers03

    fearthepanthers03 Member

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    I've been told with new electronics it's best to let the battery almost drain, then fully charge the battery and do that 4-6 times before you can figure out the battery life.

    It's called "conditioning" the battery I believe. I let mine hit 10% today and then I charged it to 100% and now I'm letting it go back down to 10% or so before I charge it back up.

    I also have Taskiller, which I'll kill the applications after I use them, that helps with the battery. I'm assuming I'll get around a day or two with a full charge and moderate use.
     
  7. SSinisterSS

    SSinisterSS Well-Known Member

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    also, let it sit on the charger an extra hour or so after it hits 100% so it fills in empty pockets in the battery.
     
  8. RoundMan

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    I am sure most of you may know this already, but if you go to Settings>About Phone>Battery Use, the phone will tell you which feature has been used and its percentage of the battery used. I believe this is reading of what is used between charges and can be refreshed.
     
  9. Edaze55

    Edaze55 Well-Known Member

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    QFT.
    You'll have to give it a few days of charging and depleting to get an accurate idea of how well the battery life is going to be.
     

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