Desire age demographic

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Phenomenological, Jul 11, 2010.

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How old are you?

  1. 20 or below

    20 vote(s)
    8.2%
  2. 21-30

    87 vote(s)
    35.7%
  3. 31-40

    77 vote(s)
    31.6%
  4. 41-50

    40 vote(s)
    16.4%
  5. 50+

    20 vote(s)
    8.2%
  1. Phenomenological

    Phenomenological Well-Known Member
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    Just out of sheer curiosity!
     

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  2. WozzaTT

    WozzaTT Well-Known Member
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    Good thread! I'm 41 and recently sent my Desire back largely due to the hopeless battery life but have just ordered another one as I missed it so much!

    I guess some people never grow up! :p
     
  3. Kryten2k35

    Kryten2k35 Well-Known Member
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    Jul 1, 2010
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    Bradford
    I'm 22, 23 next friday. I think the poll could have used more options!

    Good to see not many people under 20 got this phone. Nothing more annoying than seeing 14 and 15 year olds with top phones!
     
  4. JohnnyBravo1000

    JohnnyBravo1000 Well-Known Member
    78

    Jun 3, 2010
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    Luton
    After several full cycles of the battery, I can get almost two days moderate/heavy use out of it.

    I hope yourself and as many others as possible manage to get a similar performance from your battery.
     
  5. Phenomenological

    Phenomenological Well-Known Member
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    I wanted to keep the poll pretty simple, it's not very exact but gives a good idea of who buys the phone.

    I'm very easily getting through the day with 30% battery left, despite several hours of wifi/data connections and plenty of texting, not to mention the amount of time the screen spends on and the amount I'm using the CPU at the moment trying to get all my widgets arranged correctly. Very happy with the battery life actually!
     
  6. Kryten2k35

    Kryten2k35 Well-Known Member
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    Jul 1, 2010
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    Student/Retail
    Bradford
    I'm still having to charge mine fully at least once a day. Had it over a week now. But I'm still in love with it.
     
  7. Phenomenological

    Phenomenological Well-Known Member
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    As off topic as the thread is veering, have you tried putting some toggles on a homescreen somewhere? That's what saves my battery life. Whenever I'm not using the internet one tap shuts off wifi/data and lets the phone tick away on a 2G network.
     
  8. WozzaTT

    WozzaTT Well-Known Member
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    Cheers Johnny :). Maybe I didn't give it enough of a chance - I'd be happy enough if I could get it to about 17 hours i.e. switch on at 7 in the morning and off at midnight. I was barely getting that despite it being sat on my desk doing nothing from 8 til 6. When I get the new one I'll have to persevere with toggling stuff off and on although it still rankles having a smartphone that you have to 'manage' so much just to get half decent battery life. An issue with all smartphones, I know, but it seemed a bit more pronounced on the Desire.

    Anyway - apologies as I'm veering way OT and I know there are countless threads on this subject.
     
  9. Kryten2k35

    Kryten2k35 Well-Known Member
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    Jul 1, 2010
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    Bradford
    Yeah, I have the power widget on one of my home screens, but can't find a 3G/2G one? I usually turn off GPS and WiFi when I don't need them (though WiFi famously uses less battery I sometimes find it faster to load pages on 3G, than my internet connection depending on traffic coming from our house...0.5mbit :()

    It's getting better by the day, but I still notice heavy 3G useage kills the battery.
     
  10. TheTrueSpin

    TheTrueSpin Well-Known Member
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    May 21, 2010
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    Don't want to take this thread too far of course, but mine has been unplugged for 32 hours and I have 25% left. This is with fairly heavy use during day 1 (browsing, phone calls, texts gameplay, wifi and 3g) and average use today (mostly just games and texts). To be honest, I am perfectly happy with the battery.

    I havent been turning of wifi or 3g and I have been on max screen brightness, so I think I might even be able to squeeze a third day out of it if I was really careful.
     
  11. Phenomenological

    Phenomenological Well-Known Member
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    Long press on a homescreen, add widget, find settings on the list, and click the arrow next to it. There'll be some individual toggles, one of which is for Data/3G.
     
  12. StoneDeCroze

    StoneDeCroze Well-Known Member
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    May 26, 2010
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    I'm well into the 40-50 range:(:D APNDROID is a good 2g/3g toggle. The battery life is the same as my earlier phones. My Nokia 2110i would go through the normal battery PLUS an extended life battery in a working day if you used it for more than about hour or so of talktime. I guess it's the price you pay for all the functionality.
     
  13. Kryten2k35

    Kryten2k35 Well-Known Member
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    Jul 1, 2010
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    Student/Retail
    Bradford
    All I have is airplane mode, bluetooth, GPS, mobile network and WiFi.

    Ninjaedit:

    Ah ha! It appears "mobile network" is the switch for data. I turned that off, via the widget, and sucessfully called my answer phone inbox.

    My record uptime is about 100 hours, because I kept charging before the battery depleted. I'm sure batterylife should increase. My battery status is "good" and it doesn't need calibrating.
     
  14. Phenomenological

    Phenomenological Well-Known Member
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    Mobile network is the 3G signal. If you turn mobile network off the phone runs on 2G.

    Edit: You worked it out before I got here! ;)
     
  15. UKseagull

    UKseagull Well-Known Member
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    May 30, 2010
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    27
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    York UK
    I'm 48 and like gadgets, not that I have many. :p My battery life has improved noticeably since I switched to 2G, disabled autosync and removed K-9.
     
  16. ukzen

    ukzen Well-Known Member
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    May 1, 2010
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    I`m 47 and fart cobwebs ,gadget mad ,love my Desire, prolly the best phone i`ve had so far
     
  17. ScottyPro

    ScottyPro Well-Known Member
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    Apr 4, 2010
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    16
    Washington, Tyne & Wear
    I have selected the last on in the list, but I'm not saying how many +++'s there is after the 50.
    PS Loving my Desire, and my Macbook together with my BluRays, AV surround system..... need I go on :D
     
  18. Arctic-Winds

    Arctic-Winds Active Member
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    May 16, 2010
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    31 - 40s for me. Can I ask everyone what your similarly aged friends use too? Most of mine use iPhones and non business issued Blackberrys.
     
  19. kopkiwi

    kopkiwi Well-Known Member
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    Apr 12, 2010
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    Risk Analyst
    Christchurch, NZ
    25. 26 in Feb.
     
  20. g4rvd4

    g4rvd4 Well-Known Member
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    Jun 22, 2010
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  21. Jammy

    Jammy Well-Known Member
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    May 29, 2010
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    United Kingdom
    16, and I don't know anyone else with an Android :/
     
  22. SurfXombie

    SurfXombie Well-Known Member
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    Apr 29, 2010
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    There is a T-Shirt slogun in there some place... great to know !

    Me I'm 47 and the Desire is like waking up to a new world (I upgraded from TYTN II)

    My 16yr old daughter got the Legend and loves that to bits.
     
  23. Casual Pete

    Casual Pete Well-Known Member
    78

    Apr 27, 2010
    546
    84
    78
    England
    27 this month as it happens.;)
     
  24. master_yoda

    master_yoda Well-Known Member
    53

    Jun 17, 2010
    260
    50
    53
    United Kingdom
  25. Pryomancer

    Pryomancer Well-Known Member
    88

    Mar 29, 2010
    673
    57
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    Student
    Southampton, England
    20 since April. My first smartphone.
     
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