Couple of Captivate questions/issues.


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  1. oshjo75

    oshjo75 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey guys, first time poster and long time reader. First off I got the Captivate today and love it. I had the Aria and took it back and got this today. I just have a couple of questions. I will list them so it doesn't get confusing.

    1. I saw in a few reviews that the battery has standby time of over a month and is generally very good and is a big part of why I bought the phone. That being said, since a full charge at 2:00pm, I am currently (9:00pm) in the yellow on my battery with normal use (ie minimal web browsing, 4 phone calls all under 2 minutes, about 10 total texts and 3 downloaded apps, and just browsing the phones features all while having a task manager). Should I just charge it after a few days and see where I am at?

    2. My house usually gives me a pretty good signal but for some reason, I only have 1-2 bars in most of the areas. However, I seem to still be able to do things such as make phone calls with no bars. As for the "death grip", I also have held the phone with a case on it and the signal diminished very quickly which concerns me. A steady 2-3 bars I would be fine with, but 1 bar is unacceptable.

    3. Timestamps on text messages are wrong just like they were on the Aria. It is a minor thing but it bugs the hell out of me.

    Overall the phone is awesome but I buy a phone for two reasons, number one it has to be a good phone (call quality and reception) and number two it must have an above average battery (7 hours with minimal useage concerns me). I hope I am just overreacting but these are issues I think should be talked about. Thanks in advance for your input.
     

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  2. Duck Tales LOL

    Duck Tales LOL Well-Known Member

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    I can charge my phone overnight, and the next night it still has over half a battery left. I work for AT&T, and I'm on my phone all day long with customers and demoing it to customers as well.


    I'd say try turning the brightness down, turn off WiFi when not in use, and make sure you install a Task Killer to kill apps running in the background.


    As far as the deathgrip... I'd suggest holding the phone upside down. :)
     
  3. rob989_69

    rob989_69 Well-Known Member

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    I've got my screen running as bright as possible and have been playing with the phone all day and still have 3/4 battery.

    I noticed that I had fewer bars than my IPhone but since the apparent software glitch that made it show more than it actually had it's hard to say. I have yet to have issues though
     
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    oshjo75 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Something wrong with my battery then or whats the deal or what. How long have u had it?
     
  5. Loco Leeep

    Loco Leeep Well-Known Member

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    Go to Settings>about phone>battery use
    That will show you what has been using your battery since the last time it was charged. That might help you figure it out.
    My battery has been disappointing but honestly, I haven't stopped fiddling with it since I got it. I think Beautiful Widgets was running it down until I disabled the GPS.
     

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