Just got another droid...noticable difference


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  1. Legacystar

    Legacystar Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So i got my droid on launch day. i really love the phone but the battery life was concerning me. wasn't able to make it through a day with medium use. so i took it into the verizon store and asked what was up. she noticed my connection was dropping intermitently so she updated the cell sites and told me to try that and come back tomorrow and she could do a battery test on it. so i took it back today and had the battery test done (3 hours of waiting) and the battery seemed to be fine but the rep went ahead and replaced the whole unit and battery.

    so here is where the interesting part comes in. the battery life on this new unit seems to be a lot better, but also the keyboard clicks A LOT BETTER! in addition to that the screen seems to be brighter on full brightness. so i looked at the version and the first one i had was a 41/09 and this new unit is a 42/09. i don't know if the 41/09 is having issues with signal loss of what but that would deffinately account for poor battery life in the unit.

    now incase you guys think maybe i'm just wishing the keyboard feels better i handed it to my roomate (who is an iphone user) and he confirmed it clicked a lot easier and nicer.

    just thought i'd put this out there and see if anyone else can confirm this. i haven't had a chance to run it a full day and see just how much better the battery life is but tomorrow i will and report back
     

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  2. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

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    I have a 42/09 unit as well, purchased via CS - my battery life lasts me the whole day, although with sync and GPS enabled, and me running Twidroid all day, not to mention using the Nav features both to and from school, I am cutting it pretty close by the time I get home. It might be that the unit that you had was a 'demo' unit (not demo for customers, but demo for the VZW folks, who had the phone up to a week or longer before 6 Nov)....
     
  3. chris.h

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    chris.h Well-Known Member

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    Mine is a 39/09! Oh no! :eek:

    I haven't had any battery problems or anything though.
     
  6. billd

    billd Well-Known Member

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    40/09 here. I ordered mine online on launch day. It shipped from Ontario California. It was scanned by FedEx about 2 hours after I ordered it.

    I haven't had any problems so far that didn't turn out to be user error except wifi, and I'm still not sure that that is the Droid's fault. My wifi at home works perfectly, but it's an old Linksys 802.11b with WPA. The work wifi is a problem and it's a Netgear 802.11n/g/b with WPA2. I get a connection, with WPA2 and occasionally things start to load but they always die. Wifi analyzer has the signal strong but it intermittently goes away. I still want to try a few things before I make a serious accusation against the Droid's wifi.

    Battery seems good.
     
  7. Cruzatte

    Cruzatte Well-Known Member

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    All's well on my 42/09.

    When somebody shows up with a 43/09, I'm gonna be jealous. I heard Verizon pre-installed the Tesla Patents on that factory run, so it charges wirelessly. Doesn't even require a battery.
     
  8. iamloco724

    iamloco724 Well-Known Member

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    same here 42/09 no problems that werent user error
     
  9. Robobandit

    Robobandit Well-Known Member

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    42/09 all good here hardware wise.

    a little quirky behavior.. but not anything I've been able to replicate or observe more than once.. I think it has been OS based quirks rather than phone quirks.
     
  10. borisshnitkin

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    i got a 43/09 everything seems fine but when on a phone call the earpiece sounds like its cracking so i just lower one less bar
     
  11. ratchetjaw

    ratchetjaw Well-Known Member

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    I have a 40/09 here and its right as rain. No issues, I am typing this reply on it. My camera even locks green 8 times out of 10. This is my favorite phone yet
     
  12. spectrrr

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    interesting.... I have a 40/09

    I wonder what the numbers mean?

    can't say I've been getting GREAT battery life.... but nothing I can complain about!
     
  13. Fabolous

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    It means it was built in the xx week of yy year.
     
  14. BLOWNCO

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    42/09 here with no problems
     
  15. shoresidejake

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    43/09 here... seems to be "decent".
     
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    mine is 42/09 and my batter doesnt last throughout the day. dunno
     
  17. radikal

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    43/09, if i called or texted all day it works, but if i am on twidroid, and net, it gets sucky kinda. but it works :)
     
  18. chefboyardee

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    39/09 as well and pretty solid overall on my end!
     
  19. rawness

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    39/09 here, no hardware complaints really.

    If I'm constantly browsing, the battery won't last through the day.
     
  20. Howie

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    I have a 39/09 and while the battery is mostly well it does drop to 1X. I've taken it in and they said they had to reprogram etc and to try that out. This was Sat evening. So far I've only seen it drop to 1X twice since then. I never get a green lock for the camera but the shots come out great 9/10 times.
     
  21. Gunner

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    Mine is a 42/09 (whatever that means). Been wondering about the signal issues. I have noticed the cell signal intermittently dropping to 1 or 0, in areas where I have always had good coverage previously. It always seems to come back up, tho. Seems like when using certain apps or turning on/off GPS, Wifi, BT it causes the cell signal to drop. Anybody else seeing this?

    I'm also having an issue w/ my BT headset. It had been working well until a couple days ago. Now when I get a call, after about 5mins or so, the BT connection just drops. Sometimes I can hit the headset button and it will pick back up...sometimes it won't and I have to pick up the Droid. Anybody else having this problem? I know the headset is fine - used to use it for an hour or more continuously on my WinMo phone w/ no problems.
     
  22. stearic

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    I also see on my droid (42/09) where the signal goes down to 1 or 0, funny thing is i can call out right away or send a txt to myself via google voice (from computer) and it comes in just fine. I think it's just a lil quirk or something with the phone. Who knows, i still get my calls/txts so it's all good. Being just a visual representation and it's going down to 1 or 0 even when it's full bars doesn't bother me as much.
     
  23. Redflea

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    I've had two so far, both 42/09:

    First one: terrible battery life, camera focused (green corners) everything else very good.

    Exchanged Sunday due to battery issues.

    Second one: not sure about battery life yet, but might be better, camera will not focus (red corners), power button has almost zero travel and is hard to push, and slider is "loose" compared to first one, much more likely to slide open a bit unintentionally.

    Going for my third sometime this week to try to get one w/a camera that works... <sigh>
     
  24. Legacystar

    Legacystar Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I wouldn't worry about the camera cause that issue is being resolved in the december 11th update. Worry about the loose slider and battery
     
  25. hingli168

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    41/09 here and no problems except the camera. :D
     

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