What kind of battery life are you gettingSupport


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  1. diver110

    diver110 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I could not find much on DroidX battery life on the forum. I know it is going to depend on what you use it for, but based on your usage, how many hours are you getting?
     

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  2. Turb0wned

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    Terrible. Worst than my iphone 3g,3gs and iphone 4 was. Im hoping i have a defective x.
     
  3. ocean1

    ocean1 Well-Known Member

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    Ya its pretty bad, as bad or worse than my old Inc. You have to dumb down your smart phone to make it last. ITs a shame oh well
     
  4. MD249

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    i downloaded an awesome app which brought my battery life from a half day to a day and a half. Search task killer in market and the first result will be an app called task manager. Install that app and it will greatly help your battery life. The reason I did not suggest searching task manager directly is because that search will return an app that looks exactly the same and is also called task manager, but is not nearly as good. Gook Luck.
     
  5. Ayrow

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    I thought that the Incredible was much much worse. I couldn't even make it through a day, hence the reason I returned it.

    The X has been pretty good, even with heavy use.
     
  6. mysterygirl

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    Pretty good for me. Went 14 hours today with moderate usage and I'm still at 70%. Moderate usage for me included a couple text messages, two or three very brief phone calls, some internet browsing, facebook, twitter, and Sportstap running in the background for baseball scores.
     
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    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

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    When I use my phone very heavily I get 7-8 hours. With lite use I get close to 20 hours. I am pretty impressed with the battery life. My average days get around 10-15 hours so easily a whole day away from home.
     
  8. dennygreen

    dennygreen Well-Known Member

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    Wow. And I thought i was getting good battery life.
    I was still at 80 percent after the first 4 shouts of my work day plus lunch. Ran it down to 20 at 9 pm before i pt it on the charger. Probably coulda made it to bedtime but i didn't want to chance it. Seems like its been getting better everyday. I've been using he smart battery modes and keeping the brightness down when i don't need it up. Mostly I listen to podcasts or streams on Iheartradio at work, with a little browsing and testing and a few youtubes. Im sure my battery would last longer if i could stop using it for more than a few minutes.
     
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    I make.2 phone calls, a few texts and im down to 70% in less than an hour.
     
  10. Rick607

    Rick607 Well-Known Member

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    A few calls and moderate use and I am at 60%
     
  11. Mr.Manifesto

    Mr.Manifesto Active Member

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    wow that's awesome, what's your setup like?

    i typically have been running about 5% an hour, with heavy texting, light web and no calls.
     
  12. egut125

    egut125 Well-Known Member

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    I unplugged at 8am this morning with light use for 8 hours down to 70%
    about an hour of heavy use down to 50%
    and charged for about half an hour up to 70%
    then pretty heavy use at a minor league baseball game
    taking pictures, uploading them, checking internet for 4 more hours down to 40%

    So I'm pretty pleased with my battery life able to get through a whole day easily and if needed can charge in many places.
     
  13. chippy

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    Great life! Its at nine hours used and still at 50%! Way better than my droid 1! I love it!.
     
  14. Mr.Manifesto

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    you're getting about the same as me, i typically unplug at 8:30AM and get back home around 10:30PM with 40%, which isn't too bad in my book.
     
  15. mysterygirl

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    Battery mode set to Smart. Data set to timeout if phone isn't in use for 60 minutes. Brightness at about 40% with Auto Brightness turned off. I also try to minimize the number of widgets that I use--I still have several running though (Twitter, Stock Music, Google Search, Power manager, Calendar and two weather widgets), along with a lot of shortcuts. FYI...I also keep GPS on since it only actually connects when I open an application that wants to take advantage of it. So, I see no need to turn it off.

    I don't know if it helped but I did do three complete charge/discharge cycles when I first got the phone.

    Today was a good battery life day, so fingers crossed I'll continue to see this result, which I'm over the moon about! I've pretty much done everything today that is typical use for me (with the exception of Kindle reading--I'll have to reintroduce that tomorrow and see if it has much impact).

    Also, it's being discussed in another thread, but I also turn off and restart my phone each morning. I don't use a task killer, but I think restarting the phone each day probably closes some applications/services that get opened during the course of the day and so end up running continuously in the background. I don't have any evidence of this, but I feel like this may help with both any lag issues (which I don't have) and battery life. Someone who knows more will probably set me straight if that's wrong!
     
  16. diver110

    diver110 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for the feedback. After reading the first few, I was thinking an X is not for me, but others are doing much better. There seems to be a lot of variation that cannot be explained by how the X is used. I wonder what the story is.
     
  17. h3liumX

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    I don't run mine down all the way, but I can usually go about 12 hours and and still be around 30-40%. However, I've gotten everything from 8 to 16+ hours. It all depends on how much you use it during the day. I think 1 hour of screen time is healthy in addition to your calls/texts etc.

    Before anyone exchanges their battery make sure no widgets/apps are frequently using 3g.
     
  18. tbert

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    About 5.5 hours of continuous use, ie. surfing, installing/uninstalling apps, using apps, before I got the 15% battery warning. Screen was kept at the 2nd brightness and Wifi only, no 3G or GPS.
     
  19. Exiled

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    I charged the phone all night, unplugged at 8am, and didn't have to plug it in until 11 pm (it was at 5%). So over a total of 15 hours: 25 mins. of voice calls, about 20 texts, 1.5 hours of web browsing, wifi on all day, ~15 mins GPS, and composing 5 emails (about 25 mins worth). I had the screen on 50% brightness until late afternoon, then switched to a lower brightness setting.
    I'm more than satisfied with the battery life. Its far better than I expected. Better than my crappy old samsung glyde that could only text/talk.
     
  20. thefanmyj

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    Great battery life so far. I charge before bed or overnight, and end the day with the battery around 40%. On weekends, a charge lasts between 24-36 hours. This is with moderate use. Twitter and email notifications turned on. MP3 player during my commute. I'm happy with it.
     
  21. Mays24

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    I plug my phone in every night. Turn it on every morning at 5:30. Usually do about 1 hour of e-mail, 20 texts, 1-2 hour of talk time, online sporadically, fidget around change wallpaper 20 times, etc. Always about 10-20% left at 10:00 pm. I have to say this is the best battery of any abdroid phone I have ever owned.
     
  22. Garrett67

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    Where is that option at? I know I've seen it but can't find it
     
  23. Octane2079

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    It is under battery management under battery profile.
     
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  24. Garrett67

    Garrett67 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I have it on battery saver mode so it automatically does that after 30 minutes
     
  25. SgtBaxter

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    I take my phone off the charger every morning at 6:45 am. Yesterday, after emails all day (exchange and gmail push), facebook, streamed some pandora and played AAC music in the afternoon, and using gps all the way home while not on the charger (hour ride), at 8:30 it was at 40%. Oh yeah, downloaded about a dozen apps from market too.

    If I only used the phone for making calls I'd probably only charge it every 2-3 days.

    By the time I hit noon for the past few days the battery has been roughly at 70%. Seems to get a little better each day too.

    By the way I do kill some tasks like skype that would otherwise sit in the background and poll, only ones I don't use though. Can't say launcherpro is negatively affecting my batterylife like other folks I've read.
     

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