Warranty replaced my Incredible yesterday.. battery statisticsGeneral

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  1. octoberdana

    octoberdana Well-Known Member

    So I was within my 30 days and my screen had started to freeze up and also my battery life was just not acceptable. I had screen timed out at 15 seconds, manual refresh of everything, didn't use any live wallpapers, etc. and it was still having to be recharged at least twice a day.

    I called Verizon and they told me that I could do an exchange for a brand new Incredible or another phone.

    I looked at the Continuum because it is was the same price and also the right size for me. The Verizon rep strongly discouraged me from the Continuum and really talked up the Fascinate. The Fascinate is just too big of a phone for me.

    So I decided to replace my Incredible. They brought me out a brand new one.

    I charged my battery to 100% as soon as I got it home. It took several hours. I let it drain down to 1% before putting it back on the charger. These were my statistics:

    Up time 18:39:41
    Awake 4:52:38

    14 hours 47 minutes since unplugged

    96% used by Android system
    2% used by Standby
    2% Idle

    So I guess it's good that I got 14 hours out of the battery, but bad that it was only awake for 5 hours?

  2. Medion

    Medion Well-Known Member

    What did you do with the phone? Reading your post, I get the impression you did nothing but let it charge/discharge without directly handling the phone? 96% used by
    Android system wouldn't make sense in this case.

    Also, if you have a wifi router at home, leave your phone connected to that while at home. That should extend your battery life.
  3. octoberdana

    octoberdana Well-Known Member

    I should have stated that I handled the phone for at least 2-3 hours last night heavy usage in resetting up my contacts, downloading all the apps, etc.

    I also used it consistently for at least 1-2 hours this morning- heavy web usage.

    I did turn wi fi off and 3G on while I was sleeping.
  4. Medion

    Medion Well-Known Member

    If you spent time downloading apps over wifi, then wifi would be showing up in your statistics. I've found that using wifi at home, even when not using the phone, has caused a huge surge in battery life. I guess that 3G radio just kills the battery.
  5. octoberdana

    octoberdana Well-Known Member

    Okay well I turned wifi off because I read that wifi kills the battery? I have wifi at home so I could leave it on while I'm at home if that would be better.
  6. Medion

    Medion Well-Known Member

    Yes, wifi does drain the battery. But, the phone sends out data requests all the time. When data is being sent/received, wifi drains less battery than 3G. I cannot convey the battery life gains I've had by leaving wifi on and connected all day. However, on with no known hotspots will drain battery because it's constantly looking for more wifi access points.

    Over the holidays, I didn't do much because my 1-year old is sick. After 48 hours, I had about 6 hours awake, and 15% battery left. Wifi was on the whole time. Most of the awake time was playing NFS:Shift or Sims 3.
  7. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Agreed. I leave WiFi on for the most part as long as I'm in an area that has access the majority of the time. I do on occasion turn it off though especially when I'm in an area for an extended period that I know has limited to zero WiFi access.

    On the flipside though, something that kinda shocked me is the amount of wireless connections my phone picks up in an urban area while travelling. I had the Wireless Settings screen open once while driving and it was like my phone was on crack trying to keep up with all the business and residential connections it was seeing. I've often wondered how much that affects battery.

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