Battery life... should i switch it out for a new one?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by djb2, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. djb2

    djb2 Member
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    ok, so i got my captivate on July 30th. i think its totally died like 3 or 4 times now but it still seems to die very quickly. i have the adv app killer on there, i turn off bluetooth when not in use, brightness is as low as it will go, no haptic feedback, gps off and yet i still know that by the time i get home unless i charge it in the car, i won't be able to use my phone after work. so, i'd like your guys thoughts on whether it would be worth it to take back to the at&t store and swap it out for a new one? thanks for your thoughts!
     

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  2. sremick

    sremick Well-Known Member
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    Could be live wallpaper. Could be any of countless background apps you have running.

    Kind of hard to say. But "App Killers" aren't a panacea and can cause more problems than good. 99% of people who install them just do so because they read that everyone else uses them, and actually have no idea how they should (and shouldn't) be used.
     
  3. homegeek

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    I swapped out my phone and went from about 4 hours with regular use to over 18 hours.
     
  4. Max Tempest

    Max Tempest Well-Known Member
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  5. mterrence5

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    just outta curiousity what date does you battery say it was made?
     
  6. djb2

    djb2 Member
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    i have it set to kill every hour, as for live wallpapers i wish i had them on but i turned them off right away....
     
  7. djb2

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    yeah, i did order that and it finally showed up yesterday, i charged it this morning and just put it in now so we'll see how this one does. the date is 7/13/2010 on the battery that came with the phone...
     
  8. shaxs

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    Keep me up to date on how this works out for you.
     

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