Accessories Verizon Extended battery

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by xmirage2kx, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. xmirage2kx

    xmirage2kx Member
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    So I bought the Extended battery from the verizon store and have had it a week now. So far I have been less than impressed.
    UP TIME: 15:32:36
    AWAKE TIME: 3:26:47
    Battery level warning for 7%

    This is with the GPS/WiFi/Bluetooth OFF mobile sync on emails set to 1 hour, and low screen brightness. Sadly this is about 30% better than the stock battery but not the 60% it should be. Out of that 3 hours of uptime less than 10 minutes was internet use, no camera use, mostly just texting and 3 under 1 minute phone calls. It at least makes it through my work day without charging now if I dont use it much so I will be keeping the added bulk (adds almost a pens width in thickness) but it does cover the camera lens so its not sticking out to get destroyed. I guess I will be waiting for a 4300mah battery with back now (yeah I know, fat chance)
     

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  2. heffe2001

    heffe2001 Well-Known Member
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    I'm running mine with a TP2 1500mah battery, Sync set to about 5 minutes, Wifi-on, gps off, blutooth off (unless I'm actually using them), and last night I put it on the charger at 39%, with roughly 20hrs Uptime, and about 3.5 hrs awake time. I use a Verizon Extender at my house, so I get full 1x signal, and turn the wifi on whenever I'm home. I get hardly any EVDO/3g signal at home, and this apparently keeps it from trying to acquire a signal by boosting power. I probably could have hit close 30hrs Uptime if I had left it alone.

    I really thing poor signal is the cause for most of our battery issues..
     
  3. teufeltexan

    teufeltexan Well-Known Member
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    TEXAS, y'all!

    What do your battery use stats show? You obviously have a rogue app or setting... (I could easily beat that with a stock battery and my current settings, which are FAR LESS CONSERVATIVE. If I lowered my use/settings to match yours, my 2150 would easily make 48 hours....)

    If you can't pin it down, download System Panel and monitor your history. Barring a malfunctioning battery or phone (most likely phone if it's a hardware problem since you had dismal stock battery life as well), you should see an obvious culprit devouring your power...



    FWIW - I'm at 11.5 up/ 4.5 awake hours with 5 emails accounts syncing every hour, 30+mins of phone calls, 55 minutes of WI-FI web surfing, another 20+ via 3G in a vehicle, 20-30 texts and some Navigation use (which is the biggest battery killer via Maps in my experience) plus a few Photos taken on the camera - and I'm at 62%...

    Bad Battery / Bad Phone / Rogue App - Gotta be one of the 3...
     
  4. Dan GSR

    Dan GSR Well-Known Member
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    xmirage2kx, did you bump charge the battery?
    i find it makes a HUGE difference
     
  5. TeddyHeisman

    TeddyHeisman Well-Known Member
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    How do you find a "rogue app" ?

    I am a new System Panel user.

    One thing I've noticed is that certain apps ALWAYS come back to my active list even after I stop them with System Panel. Off the top of my head, I know ESPN Scorecenter and Sound Manager are two of them that do this.
     
  6. Jakaro

    Jakaro Well-Known Member
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    I can't kill this battery in a day if i wanted to.
     
  7. DustinF00

    DustinF00 Well-Known Member
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    Signal strength on wifi and cellular modem play the STRONGEST role in battery usage probably tied with screen brightness...

    Considering you screen brightness is set to a less than max setting - monitor your signal strength - especially when keeping the phone in a pocket...

    Lots of people might talk about calibration to phone - I dont beleive it but cannot prove for or against it in any little testing I've done...
     

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