Battery Life???Support


  1. hedylogus

    hedylogus Member

    the review at phonescoop hinted at battery issues (a la TB). those of you that bought it already, what are you experiencing?

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  2. 1of7627

    1of7627 Well-Known Member

    Haven't received mine yet from verizonwireless.com. (When you order something with Fedex 2nd day delivery on the day before a holiday weekend, you get Fedex 5th day.)

    This review is pretty good: Verizon LG Revolution review -The best 4G LTE phone?

    They report 8 hours with little use and 6 hours with heavy use. I've read other reviews that say it's not as bad as the TB and seems better than the average for LTE devices. We'll see. - MarkC
  3. jinwons

    jinwons Well-Known Member

    Since Revolution was released only a few days ago, it's too early to tell. But early feedback from some users on this forum and others look pretty good. One of our fellow reported that he got 63% left after 8 hrs of moderate usage. Another guy at other forum reported 61% left after 4 hrs of 4G usage. That's not bad for phone of this caliber with 4G LTE. Tbolt drains faster that that without heavy tweaking.

    Actually I don't know any high end android phone that battery issue, concern was not raised. As always it depends greatly on location, setting and usage pattern though comparison between phones can be made under the same condition. Early reviews of Droid Charge reported about 20hrs. Then some Charges here reported about only 7~8 hours, marginally better than Tbolt. Looks like my friends with Evo4G, Tbolt got used to charging twice per day. Maybe I need to adjust my life style for charging twice too if I get 4G phone like this.
  4. kcs7272

    kcs7272 Well-Known Member

    I am having excellent battery life but I also only turn on 4G if I need to download something.
  5. jinwons

    jinwons Well-Known Member

    That's probably good practice for battery saving. But doesn't that require rebooting phone?
  6. stetsonaw

    stetsonaw Well-Known Member

    There's a toggle for turning 4G off... i know i saw it somewhere.

    Battery life:

    Thunderbolt dropped to like 60% after being in standby for two hours (from full charge)
    Revo: From full charge, unplugged an put in standby for two hours, 95%
    Grabbed it, downloaded about 10 apps from my dropbox (over 3G), installed them all, set up accounts, tested, after 13 minutes, dropped to 88%. Just remember, this is pretty resource and data intensive stuff, so it will drain it a bit. But all in all, seems pretty good. More later.
  7. GunnerJim

    GunnerJim Well-Known Member

    I charged the LG Revo to 100% last night, at Midnight, unplugged phone from charger, turned off mobile data, l woke up at 8 AM, phone still had 100% charge. Note this is the third full charge on this phone since I bought it Thursday morning. I discharged the phone down to 7% before charging last night. At 8 AM, I turned on mobile data (3G 4 bars), checked email, wrote email, and just checked the charge at 1 PM (5 hours later) it is sitting at 79% charge. I am seeing better battery life on this than HTC TB, but not quite the same I had on Charge.
  8. GunnerJim

    GunnerJim Well-Known Member

    To respond to the reboot question asked, I had to reboot the phone putting it into a CDMA Automatic state through the menu options. The LG Revo, reboots faster than the HTC TB and Droid Charge. The Charge did not require reboot, however it sometimes did not switch over to the 3G network or vice versa in San Diego last week.
  9. brackett5

    brackett5 Well-Known Member

    Well, I am going in tonight to trade my TB in for a Droid Charge, but I was looking at the Revo while I was in there an I REALLY like the phone. I wish I would have waited til this came out and tried it before I chose the TB. I dont know what all the fuss is about the screen not looking good cause when I was looking at all 3 side by side I thought it had a better screen than the TB. Im almost thinking about canceling the contract all together and picking this up. Or seeing what the outright price is cause I was SUPER surprised on how smooth the phone ran. If anyone is thinking about picking it up they should.
  10. stetsonaw

    stetsonaw Well-Known Member

    why not just trade the TB for the Revo? :confused:
  11. GunnerJim

    GunnerJim Well-Known Member

    The battery at 6PM is at 50%, so from 100% Charge, pulled plug at Midnight to 8 AM, it maintained 100%, and has dropped to 50% over 10 hours of moderate 3G usage- Email typing, reading, RSS, browsing, phone calls, texts, and blogging. I will say this... On 3G, I am getting full bars out where I live, never got that from any other phone. So that fact helps battery life too. Will answer questions and post any new revelations. I talk about the phone more in my comparison thread to Charge and Incredible 2.
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  12. stetsonaw

    stetsonaw Well-Known Member

    after being off charge for 6 hours, drove for about a half hour, screen on while phone was in the car dock, playing SD card music over bluetooth, threw a manual reboot in there for kicks. then dropped it back into my console and came back to work. currently, after being off charge for 10.5 hours, i'm at 40%.

    That said, phone status is as follows (and has been the same all day save when i was using it, then only difference was that the screen was on and i was doing stuff):
    WiFi on but not connected
    Data (3G) on and connected
    GPS off
    Location services on
    screen off

    So def doing pretty good in comparison to my D1 and the TB.
  13. GunnerJim

    GunnerJim Well-Known Member

    10 PM Battery update, 22 hours into it-> 32%. I am going to charge it overnight, wake up and use it all day, then post for all to evaluate. My take so far... Still behind Charge in Battery performance, probably due to Super AMOLED Plus, but very good compared to my old Dinc1.
  14. stetsonaw

    stetsonaw Well-Known Member

    12 hour mark, @35%. Plugging it back in now to root it. Pretty satisfied.
  15. GunnerJim

    GunnerJim Well-Known Member

    I can't wait to hear how your rooting goes Stetson, make sure you roll out a step by step or a good link... Give Benchmarks and details!
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  16. stetsonaw

    stetsonaw Well-Known Member

    You know I will, look for the thread hopefully tomorrow!
  17. aportable

    aportable Well-Known Member

    Ok something is wrong with my Revo then. I took it off the charger last night around 7pm at 100%. I went to sleep and woke up at 4am the phone was unused the entire time and it's now at 36%. I also noticed when i was tethering it to my ipad while it was plugged in the battery wasn't charging it was still draining very slowly though. So i'm not sure if it's the phone, the battery or an app that's causing this?
  18. stetsonaw

    stetsonaw Well-Known Member

    When you go to Settings/About Phone/Battery Status, what does it say is killing your battery?
  19. aportable

    aportable Well-Known Member

    When I originally checked it 66% was to android system
  20. aportable

    aportable Well-Known Member

    Looking at it now it shows 85% to android system
  21. GunnerJim

    GunnerJim Well-Known Member

    I went to bed last night at midnight, had 25% left from 24 hours of usage. I am hoping that as the battery gets conditioned it will hold a better charge, like the Droid Charge did after my 5-6th charging. As for my worst battery sucking app on the first charge sessions was the Accuweather App, it was consuming 70% of my battery, it was right out... Anyone know of the least thirsty weather app?
  22. stetsonaw

    stetsonaw Well-Known Member

    Weatherbug is pretty light and you can change the update interval. or Beautiful Widgets if you don't need the Radar/Alerts.
  23. GunnerJim

    GunnerJim Well-Known Member

    I considered buying Beautiful Widgets, does it have pretty much all I could want and will it work well with Launcher Pro? Do Beautiful Widgets zap the battery too?
  24. stetsonaw

    stetsonaw Well-Known Member

    I never noticed it zap the battery on my D2 or D1, has weather, time, you can customize the widget so depending on where you tap it opens certain apps. I really like the look up the Optimus AccuWeather widget, but it doesn't have this feature, causing me to have an extra icon for the alarm clock ;(
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  25. aportable

    aportable Well-Known Member

    Is there an app i could get to see exactly what apps are using the most power?
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