Poll: Did you charge your phone for the recommended 8 hours before use? What were your results?General


Did you charge your phone before using it?

  1. Yes

    16 vote(s)
    41.0%
  2. No

    23 vote(s)
    59.0%

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  1. thevoiceless

    thevoiceless Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    My phone is set to arrive tomorrow, and all I want to know are two things:
    1. Did you charge the phone for the 8 hours (or until full) before you used it, or did you get to playing with it right away?
    2. What were your results, in terms of battery life?

    It seems like every phone manufacturer says to do this, but I'm wondering how much of a difference it actually makes.
     

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  2. ChiTownJim

    ChiTownJim Well-Known Member

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    I didn't I just used it until it died then I put one of my Eris batteries in it once it died.

    I usually get between 10-16 hrs of use on the stock battery
    About 12-18hrs out of the TP2
    About 12-20hrs on the 1750

    I didn't really condition any of them, but I did buy the 1750 used from a friend not sure if he did or not. I don't have a problem getting thru the day ever usually take my phone off the charger about 7-8am and don't get home till about 7-10pm
     
  3. slackfumasta

    slackfumasta Well-Known Member

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    My battery life is abysmal. It's 3:40 in the afternoon and my phone is at 40% with light usage.

    I charged it while off for 8 hours before I turned it on. Plan on buying an extended battery.
     
  4. HomelessDepot

    HomelessDepot Well-Known Member

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    I'm not aware of any phone manufacturer who still tells you to do this, at least not for reasons related to battery 'health.' Maybe for some other reason - old instructions, or so you don't lose power during setup, something like that. For the most part, Li-ion's can take care of themselves.

    So no, I didn't. I did charge it to full power, but I set it up on AC power and only charged it so I could pop it out and take it with me.

    -HD

    Edit: Further reading - http://www.batteryuniversity.com/partone-12.htm
     
  5. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member

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  6. thevoiceless

    thevoiceless Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Haha, so the first 2 posts are pretty much exactly opposite of what you'd expect; ChiTownJim didn't charge his phone and gets decent battery life, slackfumasta did and gets horrible battery life...I can already tell this is going to be interesting.
     
  7. ChiTownJim

    ChiTownJim Well-Known Member

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    I'm on my 1300 battery today and I took mine off the charger just after 7am it's now 1:45pm and I'm at 73%

    with Up Time of 6:45:00
    Awake Time of 2:33:00

    Actually I just checked I'm not on my my 1300 I'm on my TP2 1500. My bad, I get them mixed up lol
     
  8. thevoiceless

    thevoiceless Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I know you don't need to, I was just asking if people did out of curiosity. Judging by the all of the threads I've seen, battery performance isn't exactly consistent.
     
  9. Diabl0

    Diabl0 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't. I used it until it completely died (wouldn't turn back on), and then I charged it to a full charge. Right now I'm at 20 hours up time and 1 hour awake time with 59% of my battery (stock battery) left. Granted I haven't really used the phone today. When I just let it chill with light use I can see 48 hours out of it. If I use it heavily I can see about 15 or so.
     
  10. professorjay

    professorjay Well-Known Member

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    Can you not use it while charging? That's what I'm inferring from here.
     
  11. Diabl0

    Diabl0 Well-Known Member

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    I use it sometimes while it's charging but it gets hot.
     
  12. superchaos

    superchaos Well-Known Member

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    No issues with battery life unless I am using the GPS Navigation
     
  13. amarryat

    amarryat Well-Known Member

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    Who made that recommendation?
     
  14. slackfumasta

    slackfumasta Well-Known Member

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    It's now 4:24, and my phone is down to 20% now. All I've done is send/receive 16 text messages (total in/out).
     
  15. amarryat

    amarryat Well-Known Member

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    What is the "awake" time of the phone? Compare that to the up time. Sounds like some app is burning thru your battery.
     
  16. ChiTownJim

    ChiTownJim Well-Known Member

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    I usually use Navigation once a day and I notice one 15minute trip can sometimes take 10% off my battery. If I use it a lot, I can literely watch the battery die lol, especially when doing GPS and Pandora at the same time I'd be lucky to get 4-6hrs Doing both the whole time
     
  17. slackfumasta

    slackfumasta Well-Known Member

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    My awake time is 23:57 and my up time is 91:45. I don't turn it off because I need to receive messages from work at night if they come through.
     
  18. amarryat

    amarryat Well-Known Member

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    Based on your first post, you charged it while off. So it has been on for 4 days and during those 4 days, you have "used" it for 24 hours. And you still have 20% battery? That is awesome, I don't know why you are complaining.
     
  19. slackfumasta

    slackfumasta Well-Known Member

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    No no, it goes on the charger every night :)
     
  20. amarryat

    amarryat Well-Known Member

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    Ok so it came off the charger this am, right? I wonder what the awake time was when it came off. Maybe it was at 10 hours or so. That would show that an app is not letting it sleep. Have you tried downloading/installing "Spare Parts"? You can check the battery history/"Partial awake time" and figure out what is keeping it awake. For me, it is usually Slacker Radio.
     
  21. NoShftShck16

    NoShftShck16 Well-Known Member

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    I voted no, but thats because the stupid VZ employee wouldnt let me have the pleasure of being the first to touch my phone & activate it.

    I got it, turned it off immediately (except for the few min every now and then to show it off) and went straight to cycling the battery over the next few days.

    Battery life started to improve especially after getting Substrate (a SWEET live wallpaper that doesnt use much battery), killing the auto brightness and killing all auto update programs (or at least limiting the update frequency)

    Went from barely a day to easily well over a day with heavy use if fully charged
     
  22. Diabl0

    Diabl0 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I have my brightness turned all the way down as well. Probably about 10% or so. Auto brightness is off. :)
     
  23. slackfumasta

    slackfumasta Well-Known Member

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    It's odd, your post just prompted me to check Adv Task Killer, and there were a crapton of apps running that I never started, some that I haven't even run yet. That was something new to me that I haven't seen previously when using ATK.
     
  24. TokedUp

    TokedUp Well-Known Member

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    No. My battery is fine. But I might upgrade it just for peace of mind.
     
  25. palomosan

    palomosan Well-Known Member

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    When I got mine set up it was dying, I charged it when I got home but only until the green lite was on, never knew about the 8 hours thing.
     

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