battery use; LG optimus qSupport

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  1. lightsleeper23

    lightsleeper23 Well-Known Member

    My battery on my lg optimus q for straight talk drains within hours. Is this because I'm on the internet a lot, or is this a problem?
    I do not run live wallpaper, I am synched to one email account, but I try to keep everything possible from running in the background while not using. The only things I let run are the basic android system stuff. I even keep google maps turned off when not using. My wifi, gps, and bluetooth are always off, and my screen brightness is kept very low. I do like playing angry birds and solitaire quite a bit, but when checking battery use these register very low, usually in the 5 percent range.
    Internet, or data usage does not seem to be counted at all in the battery use section, so I have no idea how much it uses. Could this be why I am having to charge my battery during the day, as well as overnight?

  2. lightsleeper23

    lightsleeper23 Well-Known Member

    Really? 59 views and not a single reply? Thanks for all the help.
  3. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic VIP Member

    Welcome to AF :D

    Generally any data use will drain the battery faster, if you are browsing using 3G instead of WiFi it will cause battery drain. Games also drain the battery fast.

    While looking at the specs of the phone on a few different websites if you are a heavy user then draining the battery in a few hours sounds about right. The phone is reported to have between a 4 and 5 hour talk time, if you are surfing the web for a few hours or playing games for a while I would think that you should see about 4 to 5 hours in your range.
  4. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    If you are constantly connected to the internet, as I am, you should be looking at a lifespan of 20hrs with the phone on standby. Put moderate usage on it and you should be looking at an average of 13hrs. Use it for straight talk and well, I'll expect a 3-5hr battery life.
  5. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    *moved to LG Optimus Q2 forum*

    One of the main reasons why you got so many views with no replies was that you posted a device specific question in the Android Lounge. The lounge is used for general discussion so not only won't users be expecting to answer support questions there, but most won't have any experience with your model so they simply can't answer. People who don't have your model phone can guess if it's a general Android issue, but since every android phone is a little different, the best answers always come from those with the same phone.

    I hope someone here will get you straightened out relatively quickly.
  6. lightsleeper23

    lightsleeper23 Well-Known Member

    I tried looking to post in a device specific category, but there was none for my phone. It is NOT an lg optimus q2, but an lg optimus q. Is this basically thr same phone? I don't think so, any more than any lg optimus is the same as each other. The q2 has a four inch screen and five megapixel camera and other differences. Mine has 3.2 inch and only 3.4 mega pixels. Since there is not just one category for all optimus phones, I figured they must be different from each other. I posted the model of my phone in the thread title, so I thought people would only view it if they were familiar with that phone or similar. I expected a few views with no reply, but not 59.

    With that being said, I would like to thank the people who have replied now, you have been very helpful.
  7. bobfox321

    bobfox321 New Member

    I was shocked at the battery life as well.

    Then I tried the free version of JuiceDefender. It gave me more time.
    I upgraded to the Ultimate and got about 1.5 times more.

    Regardless, I will be seeking a more powerful battery even if it thickens the depth.
    I have more resources now b/c before android was costing me more than twice
    what I now pay. I am sticking to Straight Talk! Love it.
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  8. aniorange

    aniorange New Member

    lightsleeper23: I recently purchased the same phone and have the same issue. My brother warned me when I got a smart phone that I would want to get a car charger right away, it eats battery faster than a "dumb" phone. I do use mine a lot. I try to keep things turned off with advanced task manager but it still goes fast. So I suppose you are not alone and this is normal. I keep chargers nearby whenever I can.
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  9. wicked1z

    wicked1z Member

    If I am not mistaken don't the task managers eat up your batt life as well?
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  10. chrisgier

    chrisgier Member

    Have you tried a ext battery, I had to have one, I charged several times a day. At home I use WIFI thou.
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  11. chrisgier

    chrisgier Member

    I also think the slider is close to the q also.
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    chrisgier Member

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  13. lightsleeper23

    lightsleeper23 Well-Known Member

    well thanks every one for the helpful replies. sorry I have not responded. Had personal issues and lost internet connection and phone. I have a new phone now though, a Huawei Mercury from cricket. I do not like cricket, but i needed an updated phone and straight talk has been left in the dust in this area.

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