Brighthand reports four days of batteryGeneral


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  1. FlyPenFly

    FlyPenFly Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    HTC Droid Incredible: Performance

    From a credible professional source. Seems like there is either a calibration or quality issue with oem battery for a lot of people. Loading 20 apps, he doesn't seem like a light user.
     

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  2. paimon.soror

    paimon.soror Well-Known Member

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    Interesting find. But the thing is, you cant really go by what he says mainly because its a very vague statement. For example, what 20 apps did he download? Are they apps that are always running or are they just widgets that quickly do something and end. Also, what was his connection like, constant full bar 3g or switching from edge to 3g etc etc. Checking emails is also not that battery intensive, however typing and sending emails and texts can be.

    Im not saying that he is wrong or that its not possible, but there are lots of factors that contribute to battery use.
     
  3. gruss

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    I call shenanigans, no way he got four days...and paimon the Incredible can't switch to "edge" thats a different technology ;) but I know what you mean if he was sitting under a tower with full bars and didn't look at the phone let alone play with it he might get 4 days out of the stock battery.
     
  4. paimon.soror

    paimon.soror Well-Known Member

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    Gotcha, thanks for the heads up. Im coming from blackberry land so I have a lot to learn haha.
     
  5. ejkeebler

    ejkeebler Well-Known Member

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    not a chance he's getting 4 days even without ANY USE. my wife's incredible sits on top of the box it came in charging and discharging, no apps running, no activation even, not a single thing but turned on, and it dies in about 2.5 days. Mine is gone in 3 hours if I use it INTENSELY, 10 hrs if I toggle everything off all the time and only use it for about 15 minutes of phone calls.

    In airplane mode last night, straight of the charger, 7 hours later I was at 80 % EVERYTHING OFF, 1 hour later I am at work, Mobile Network turned on for that hour, but not used and I've lost another 10%....

    either there are LOTS of deffective batteries, or by some miracle I just happened to get 2 in the same batch, OR there is no chance of 4 day battery life....
     
  6. FlyPenFly

    FlyPenFly Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It's possible the battery meter is not linear
     
  7. 5thElement

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    The htc battery widget does not display accurate % on the incredible.
     
  8. rushmore

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    Four days is complete and utter BS. Reboot the device, use it just for a few calls and browse a little and see if it is still on in four days. Heck, it probably would not last that long not using it at all.

    Driod does not last that long. G1 with 2400mah battery did not, either.

    The originator of the information apparently is a drama queen (or king).

    If the drama queen had the HTC clock & weather widgets open- they are flat-out fibbing about it.
     
  9. fliptwister

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    I think it is possible to get 4 days but there would have to be very little use. I posted a question to reviewer in comments. Hopefully she can shed some more light on it.
     
  10. howarmat

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    complete and utter BS! the 4 days comes before it turns yellow she says! that means like 20% battery left even. There is no way this device makes it past 36 hours on stock battery unless you strip its guts down and dont touch it
     
  11. gruss

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    Battery sucks on this phone, no doubt my Eris was better battery wise! ;)
     
  12. nstallion

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    EDGE... EVDO. Almost spelled the same!
     
  13. fortesquieu

    fortesquieu Well-Known Member

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    lol nice try. If you look closely, only alphabet "E" is the same out of the four letters. :D
     
  14. iowabowtech

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    What about "D", just in the wrong spot? :D
     
  15. CheezWiz

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    I think he meant hours, not days.. Simple typo...:D
     
  16. johnperkins21

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    You have an application running that won't let your device sleep. I get the same issue when my phone stays awake all night. When it sleeps, I barely lose any juice.

    I can see 4 days as being possible, but pretty much only on standby.
     
  17. zemerick

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    That would be my first guess as well. I can go 12 hours and only drop from 100 to 92, at most 90 percent, with GPS, WIFI, and Mobile Network on. ( Always on Mobile Data and Bluetooth off. ) and 3 syncs. ( Gmail, Facebook and Twitter...1 hour interval. )

    Also, I had heard of someone else with the phone not activated draining faster than normal. I think when it isn't activated, it is searching for signal or something.

    Right now with the above mentioned settings, I am at 1 day 18 hours unplugged with medium-light usage. ( Lots of time asleep, couple calls, about 2 dozen text and a dozen email. Played with google sky maps about 10 mins, about 1 hour of gaming. ) I'm pretty sure if I cut out most of that, especially the gaming and google maps. As well as remove the Syncs, I could hit 4 days.

    I might give it a try after I finish this cycle, which is getting close. I'm at 21 percent atm.
     
  18. answerman

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    Signal is king when it comes to battery life too. If you're in a strong signal area, your battery will last several times longer than if it's constantly fighting for a signal. The less power the phone radio is using, the longer the battery life is. I'd describle the coverage in my area as "average" (neither poor nor stellar) and after about 16 hours off the charger my battery meter's down to about 40%. Just as a comparison.

    Sorry if this seems obvious, but I haven't posted in over an hour :D
     
  19. svwilbur

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    I show 41 things/tasks/processes in System monitor counting the system internal Processes. I have been off the charger for exactly 9 hours and I am at 52% batter charge and have had Bluetooth, wifi, gps off and brightness at 15%. I have used it maybe 2 hours total. some games, email reading,and system monitor checks. I usually kill the games after running as some sit and do things when idle and they have no exit function.

    Why do things not have a close or exit? They just sit there and suck up cycles. No way to kill them without a taskiller or monitor to kill them. Why do they program that way?

    For example I played Solitaire and got done and won and in the background you can see it filpping cards all over the place. Well bad example as that one does have a quit key. But lots do not.
     
  20. howarmat

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    most dont, they are sent to the background in a "pause" state and no actually using cycles. They do take memory though
     

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