just got a new battery from the verizon store


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  1. JGut

    JGut Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    hope it works better than the one it came with. will let you guys know soon. this was one fresh out of an accessories battery plastic and I gave them back the one that came with my phone. lady said it was the first battery return at their location.
     

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    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

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    Hate to sound obtuse, but why did you do this?
     
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    JGut Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    battery life on the previous one (that came with it) was about 5-6 hours with light use.

    so far I am at 70% after 3.5 hours of moderate use (slightly better)
     
  4. FireChief

    FireChief Well-Known Member

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    I read a post somewhere, here or elsewhere I can't recall, BUT:

    The poster said that these re-chargeable batteries take a few (as many as 10 he said) 'charging cycles' to reach their full capacity.

    Is this true? Any battery experts out there?

    I have charged mine about 5 or 6 times, and I get about 6-7 hours for each charge. I should add, this 6-7 hours is with heavy usage.. This time, for me, is acceptable as I am never that far for long from a car charger... Though, this is definitely a shorter time than my last phone had (Palm Centro) ..

    FC
     
  5. MotoDroidHelpandInfo

    MotoDroidHelpandInfo Well-Known Member

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    What you said sounds a little low but that all depends on how you define light use. If your a first time smartphone user then you're just going to have to get used to the shorter battery lives, until a new breakthrough happens.
     
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    athflying Well-Known Member

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    My Droid easly lasts 12 hours with light to moderate use. I don't use Wi-Fi or BT, but do a lot of web browsing and texting. I don't know if people with battery problems need to adjust settings or what, but after having a few smartphones, the Droid gets pretty amazing battery life considering it's capabilities.
     
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    Droidzilla Well-Known Member

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    That is the key. If you turn everything off. Use no apps, and just treat it like a phone, the battery will last much longer. Use it like it was intended, and you will get 7-12 hours. Or at least I do.

    Zilla
     
  8. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow! VIP Member

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    I have been getting about 10 hours or so with heavy use. Bluetooth the whole time connected to my Plantronics 590e stereo headset streaming Slacker or Pandora for the entire day , with about 50 or so texts and 40-50 emails and a few odd mms here or there. 30-40 minutes browsing the web and or marketplace at lunch.

    I am much happier than I ever was with my Touch Pro or Touch Pro2 and on par with my Storm and not as good as my Curve or Pearl ever got. Overall I am very satisfied :D
     
  9. tolas

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    Changing settings, downloading apps, playing with ringtones, etc, etc, etc. All of these uses up the battery more than "regular" use. Once you lock down your settings and your favorite apps, and start using it, the batter will last much longer.

    I had worries about the batter life the first weekend as well. But now that I have everything just about setup the way I want it, with regular use, the battery last a surprisingly long time.

    Keep an eye on the "Battery Use" page at the end of the day (before you start charging it). Menu > Settings > About Phone > Battery Use.

    Look for any apps or widgets that might be using up too much battery. I pulled up an iMap Weather map one day and went back to the home screen. In about two hours it had eaten 50% of my battery. Uninstalled!

    I also keep my screen brightness at 10% or on Auto, and as soon as I'm done using the phone I habitually hit the "lock screen" top button to turn the screen off.
     
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    Wow that seems way better than my battery life. I dunno, I will test it out but with wired headphones instead.
     
  11. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow! VIP Member

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    Fyi my usage today was not as good :( and it says the Beautiful Widgets that I purchased last night has consumed 57% of my battery soooo its gonna have to go ;(
     
  12. austink

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    I have had really bad battery usage since getting it, but did a battery pull last night (for the first time since I got the phone) and did an update with Verizon by dialing *228 option 2.

    Today the battery use was much better. With moderate use through the day I had about 30% left by 5pm. However, I am trying to completely drain the battery and the part that has surprised me is that the last 15% has taken a really long time to drain.

    I am still showing 10% remaining and it has been 17hrs 3mins since unplugged. My battery use breakdown is as follows:

    Voice calls: 41% (57m3s)
    Display: 21% (Time on 2h 8m 19s)
    Phone Idle: 9% (Time on 14h 55m 20s)
    Cell standby (17h 3m time without signal 20%) -- no idea what this means
    Wi-Fi: 7% (Time on 4h 16m 14s)
    Android System: 6% (CPU total 19m 34s)
    Android OS (6m 57s)
    Browser: 2% (5m 47s)
    TouchdownL 2% (4m 50s)
    Bluetooth: 2% (Time on 7h 25m 48s)


    Not a lot of browser use or app use today, but a fair amount of talk-time. However, I think the rest of the last week, I have been concerned about the battery because it was showing only 20% remaining. However, in reality it looks like you still get a lot of use time even after that.
     

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