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  1. k9nut

    k9nut New Member

    I have had the HTC One X for one week. The main problem I am having is the very short battery life. It goes from full charge to zero in about 8 hours at night in the sleep/standby mode. During the day with all notifications off, all items in setup off and only making 4 to 5 short calls and using task manager to shut off everything after each call the battery lasts about 5 hours. I have made 3 trips to AT&T store and they say that is normal. I am asking you if in fact it is normal for the HTC? Never had this problem with the iPhone with all notifications, location GPS etc on. Thank you for any help. Gary (k9nut)

  2. prakhardeep

    prakhardeep Active Member

    No, it's not normal.

    I have similar usage and battery is at half after 2 days.

    You can try some complete drain full charge cycles to optimise battery.
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  3. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Shutting stuff off using Task Manager could actually being doing more harm than good as if the OS thinks it needs them, they'll just start up again which eats in to CPU/Battery. It goes against the way Android works and why Task Killers are bad. The apps aren't being held in RAM

    It also takes the battery a few charges to settle so if you're not getting what you'd expect, it might just be you need to hold out a bit. My batter definitely performed better after 10-14 days of owning the phone.

    That being said, 8 hours is a little low (my first charge lasted 20 hours with 3.5 of screen on time).

    Re the charging cycle comment above, don't let the battery die completely, that's not overly healthy for Lithium batteries.
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  4. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member

    I leave my phone on the charger all night even though I have the green light showing full often before I sleep. It come off the charger at 7:20am as thats the time I leave for work.
    I make a few calls throughout the day. Maybe write a few emails and texts. I have email notifications on as well as auto sync etc. I don't generally have WiFi on. I browse a few forums a couple of times a day.
    It's now almost 11 hours later and I'm showing 54%.
    I Did have a period of a couple of weeks immediately after dropping my phone where I was losing charge rapidly. At least 70% gone in just a few hours even without making calls. On the evening that I was going to back up and factory reset it decided to behave so didn't reset it.
    Since then its been back to being more than acceptable as noted above.
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  5. k9nut

    k9nut New Member

    The battery goes completely dead every night to the point where the phone will not turn on. I was told by AT&T to not leave the charger on all night. Thank you all for the help. I will try and charge all night and hope that the battery life improves with use.
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  6. prakhardeep

    prakhardeep Active Member

    Also, if possible switch off your phone when charging, this is reduce the charging time considerably, as there will be no discharge from battery and thus it will charge faster.

    I have seen this from practical experience.
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  7. gibbs1984

    gibbs1984 Well-Known Member

    Try putting the phone into aeroplane mode (which basically shuts down the data connection and phone signal) and see if you still get poor battery life.

    If you do I'd suggest downloading BetterBatteryStats from the Play Store and see if anything is draining your battery.

    If it doesn't show any app as being the culprit then I'd say the battery looks faulty.
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  8. k9nut

    k9nut New Member

    Charged the phone for 9 1/2 hours. Put in airplane mode, location service off, mobile network off, blue tooth off, wi-fi off, sync off, screen set to dim, all notifications off and put in sleep mode. No use of phone or text and in 5 1/2 hours battery was at 11%. AT&T rep still says it is normal. I really think either the phone or battery are bad. Thank you all for the suggestions and help.
  9. prakhardeep

    prakhardeep Active Member

    After all this, the battery is definitely bad.

    You should return the phone.
  10. gibbs1984

    gibbs1984 Well-Known Member

    Agreed, I'd argue with AT&T cause they're wrong, the battery definitely shouldn't be draining that quick.

    They should send you a replacement phone.
  11. rod9669

    rod9669 Well-Known Member

    if you go into power under settings, what is using all the battery?
  12. NikkiC

    NikkiC Well-Known Member

    My battery lasts 2 full days with still some left before I charge it. It definitely should last more than 8 hours.
  13. coney

    coney Well-Known Member

    5 1/2 hours with no use is not normal.
    I used to get about that playing screen intense games, but since controlling GPS and mobile internet settings to when I need them, I get a lot longer, and often 12 hours even with using the phone. This phone is proven to last 2+ days with standby mode.
    I take it that the screen is turning off in that 5 1/2 hours?
  14. gibbs1984

    gibbs1984 Well-Known Member

    That's a good point, it would be good to see what the screen on and awake time looks like.

    K9nut, can you post a picture of it please, it'll look like this:

  15. BigCiX

    BigCiX Well-Known Member

  16. Chef_uk

    Chef_uk Active Member

    I thought 8 hours was normal :/
  17. craftycarper

    craftycarper Well-Known Member

    8.5 hrs is definately very bad, here is mine after not much use whilst on holiday (didn't want to incur any hidden data charges)

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  18. thicks56

    thicks56 Well-Known Member

    Wow all these people that are getting 2 or 3 days how are you doing that?

    I must admit i dont always have it set to ulimate battery saving settings but im still lucky if i manage to get it to last a day,
    I have chargers pretty much everywhere i am though so its never really off charge for more than about 6 hours and never drops below 30%

    Think ill have a go 2night at seeing how long i can make mine last and ill post the image
  19. shauny13

    shauny13 Well-Known Member

    rooted with a custom rom, just email, web and txts, can get 2 days.

  20. gibbs1984

    gibbs1984 Well-Known Member

    What's the screen on time?
  21. gibbs1984

    gibbs1984 Well-Known Member

    Also, comparing battery times is such a hard thing to do because we all use our phones differently.

    The screen and data connection are normally the biggest drainers of battery.

    Obviously playing games and using apps or doing all these things at once is going to kill the battery quicker.
  22. shortride

    shortride Well-Known Member

    The 3200 mAh extended life battery in my Mesmerize usually will last 4 or 5 days before it needs charging.
  23. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator


    My battery life varies immensely. If I'm at home with a strong signal/WiFi connection, my phone mainly gets used for Gtalk and the odd call every now and then. My wee one has games & stories on there he likes to play to so I can get about a day's worth before I need to charge (and I charge at roughly 30-40%) with a screen on time of circa 2 hours? It really shines when idle, I lose 5-6% during an 7-8hour kip.

    At work, it's a totally different story, Cell signal is very strong, but WiFi is terrible (and a bad signal of any kind will hammer the battery) and I tend to hammer it via videos on my break, a bit of gaming, web browsing etc so I tend to find I need to charge at the end of a 12 hour shift. Screen on time is roughly 2-2.5 hours.
  24. jimbobcook

    jimbobcook Well-Known Member

    Recently I have been Hammering my One X with Texts nearly hitting 2000 a month whilst the occasional Facebook etc hardly any phone calls, Wifi and 3G on but no Bluetooth etc and my charge does not last a day....

    Putting that down is kind of strange lol I text alot....
  25. prakhardeep

    prakhardeep Active Member

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