Lg esteem battery life?General


  1. July03

    July03 Well-Known Member

    How is this thing on battery? It says 3.5 talk time and 200 idle. Some lady at the metro store told me she played with it for 9 hours (pandora, wi-fi, apps) before it turned off. I didn't believe her cause she was probably just trying to sell me the phone. I basically want you guys to tell me how much it lasts you or someone you know (describe how long it lasts and what you do on it).

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  2. Prime85

    Prime85 Well-Known Member

    i havnt received my phone yet but metro has an extended battery that is 2 times the size on the website you can take a look. so you will get 7 talk and 400 idle.
  3. eversleyd

    eversleyd Well-Known Member

    I got 5 hrs I watch movies and TV using WIfi on it and it out last the samsung indulge with stock rom I had to test battery life with basix rom and basix last close to 9.5hrs. Lg Esteem could use a Basix Rom maybe we get 10hrs or more with that rom or something similar.
  4. JWhipple

    JWhipple Well-Known Member

    I get about 8 hours here in the office (1x/4g) and 12-14 hours at home using strictly WiFi for data. Of course, your mileage may vary!
  5. papichulo916

    papichulo916 Well-Known Member

    as of now i have 8h 20m 55s on battery and still 56% left...i have 4g off though for most of the time except when i see a download button on one of the text messages or when i want to send a picture i turn it on then back off when i'm done. So far the accumulated time playing angry birds has been around 30mins and internet surfing at school using wifi about 20mins. for me the battery life is good can't complain about, and probably won't but an extended one for it since i don't really need to.
  6. double1

    double1 Well-Known Member

    I just used it for 1hr 40min straight. Myth defense, netflix, downloading apps, email, browsing. all @75% brightness. battery went from 100% to 78%.

    Charged it for 30 minutes. Went from 78 to 85%. sent like 5 texts while charging.

    So seem like it uses battery like it charges it. 7% for every 30 minutes.
  7. papichulo916

    papichulo916 Well-Known Member

    I got 13 hours and I still had around 25% battery left, it was 10pm so I connected it to the charger like I do every night before going to sleep so I say it would at least get 16 hours total w/o using 4g the whole time like I do
  8. JWhipple

    JWhipple Well-Known Member

    A big factor, 4G being used or not, that a lot of people fail to take into account, is signal strength.

    The closer you are to a tower (or the stronger your signal), the less wattage your phone puts out in signal.

    The further you are from a tower (or deeper inside a building that reduces your signal), the more wattage is output to account for the additional "distance" to the tower.

    The funny thing is, my job is just 2 blocks from a tower, and my home is about 3 miles from the closest one. You would think that while at work I would get better signal (which would equate to better battery life) - I don't. Because of the construction of our office building, I get very low (but still very usable) inside. Because of this, I use battery faster in the office than I do at home.

    Make sense?
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  9. Prime85

    Prime85 Well-Known Member

    When in the building at my campus I have no signal at all so I put my optimus on airplane mode to save battery. Its crazy how much battery bad signal uses.
  10. Srdryl

    Srdryl Member

    LG Told Me The Battery Life Is 3hrs....How Do U Guys Get It 2 Last For 8 to 9 hrs? I'm On My Phone constantly & My Battery Life Suks!! Does Anyone Know What Extended Battery Is Compatible With It?
  11. papichulo916

    papichulo916 Well-Known Member

    turn off the 4g man, mine lasted 13 hours and still had 25% left with 4g off only turning it on when receiving pictures.
  12. Srdryl

    Srdryl Member

    Turn Off 4g How Do U do that? & The Phones Gonna Run Mad Slow With The 4g Off I Cant Turn It Off No Service
  13. Alexg314

    Alexg314 Well-Known Member

    Turning 4g off doesn't mean you won't have service. And you can turn it off by going to Settings>Wireless and Networks>Mobile Networks>Enable/Disable Mobile Network. (I think)
  14. papichulo916

    papichulo916 Well-Known Member

    you still get service, and if you have prl 3019+ you'll have pretty damn good service. besides, whenever you call even if you have 4g on you're not using 4g you're using regular 1x, 4g is only for data so if you have 4g off like i do just turn it on whenever you get a mms or want to go on a website.
  15. Srdryl

    Srdryl Member

    What Is prl 3019+ & How do u Know If I Have it? & If I Wanna Go On Facebook( Which I Do All The Time) U Mean to tell me I got to Turn On 4g all the time?
  16. JWhipple

    JWhipple Well-Known Member

    :rolleyes:
    :rolleyes:
  17. papichulo916

    papichulo916 Well-Known Member

    well the first time i tested the battery with 4g on the whole day i got up to 8 hours of life...that was playing angry birds and going on facebook a lot, i think that's pretty good. but yes if you use facebook a lot might as well leave 4g on but i highly recommend not being obsessed with it and turn off 4g for most of the day so you can get 16hrs xD

    you can find out which prl you have by going to settings, about phone, status, and it'll be the 5th one down. "PRL version"
  18. Srdryl

    Srdryl Member

    When I Got The 4g On I Only Get About 3 to 4 hrs Of Battery Life Before It Hits 39%.......& Under About Phone The 5th One Down Shows Gingerbread Thats All It Says
  19. yahhboy

    yahhboy Well-Known Member

    Did you go
    settings>about phone>status then look at the 5th one down or just settings>about phone?
  20. Prime85

    Prime85 Well-Known Member

    I just purchased a revolution extended battery (looks exactly the same as the metro but says verizon on it) for $36 dollars off Ebay. I will let you know if it works when i get it.
  21. sjanash

    sjanash Well-Known Member

    So am I missing something how are you turning off 4g?
  22. Prime85

    Prime85 Well-Known Member

    Dont know. Every 4g widget i try doesnt work so i use a data toggle from beautiful widgets and turn data completely off
  23. yahhboy

    yahhboy Well-Known Member


    Pretty clever once there is root your phone will have no sign of metro :)
  24. Srdryl

    Srdryl Member

    Did you go
    settings>about phone>status then look at the 5th one down or just settings>about phone?



    I Found It & It Says PRL 3108 Not PRL 3109 Does That Mean Any Thing?
  25. papichulo916

    papichulo916 Well-Known Member


    I think you mean 3018&3019 not 3108&3109...Nd yes the higher the number th better signal you get
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