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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Montuhotep, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Montuhotep

    Montuhotep Well-Known Member
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    My battery life didn't immediately improve. But it took a few hours for my phone to work the bugs out itself after the OTA update. OMG! I have been on this phone for 4 hours uncharged and I'm at 50%! Normally, my phone would be plugged in and getting hot. This will help me when kicking a$$ in Project Inf while on the go! DROIIID~~~
     

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  2. colchiro

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    It always takes some time for things to optimize after an update.
     
  3. FourAndFive

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    I two have noticed better battery life. I was actually able to have it stay fully charged (not literally but the reading) for 30 minutes, rather than 10.
     
  4. dirkbonn

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    I bought the 1840mAh extended battery and that had been getting me through the day with a little to spare but now after the update, I think I could go 2 days without charging now..... We'll see......

    Really like this phone..... really like 2.2.....
     
  5. When disconnected from my computer I have found the battery (I have the extended) does indeed discharge at a much slower rate than before. The strange part though is, when connected to my computer (I use it to teether my internet connection) the battery seems to stay still. For instance, if I plug it in at 40%, an hour later it's still only at 40%. It gets hot, and it shows that it's charging, but it never gets anywhere, just treads water.

    I'm wondering if this is because it is working harder to bring me a faster internet? I did notice that my internet speed doubled from before the update. Me likey that!
     
  6. Statmtb

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    Same here. I was on it all morning and at noon, it was only down to 80%. Before it would have easily been below 50%.
     
  7. Paycer

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    Your phone will charge slower if it's only plugged into a USB port. The charge may just stand still, as you mentioned. If you plug it into a wall socket and use WiFI/Bluetooth tethering, you should see your charge slowly increase, instead of getting lower or doing nothing like when you're directly tethered. It's completely normal and I don't think it matters what firmware version you're using or which battery you have. The power going into the battery should be the same regardless. The only thing that will really change the impact on the charge, other than what you're plugged into, is what the phone is doing while it's plugged in. It's sometimes a battle between how fast the battery can be drained by what the phone is doing, and how fast it can be recharged by the power source that it's plugged into.
     
  8. Mr X

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    Could be the updated baseband that's doubled your speed but also messed with your charge rate. Give this a shot though - bit.ly/cpfgiA.
     
  9. usb

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  10. colchiro

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    I don't know. I can't back up far enough to view them.
     
  11. Montuhotep

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    lmbo! :-o
     
  12. usb

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  13. aohus

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    Letting people know that ATK's are bad
    running leaked 2.2. stock battery
    [​IMG]
     
  14. aohus

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    Letting people know that ATK's are bad
    editing your post so its resized would be awesome
     
  15. TheXFactor

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    That pic is crazy large. Where's a moderator when you need one?

    I noticed after the update my battery life to be extraordinary. I'll post a screen shot maybe later tonight but I was at 18 hours unplugged yesterday, with 70% left. Normal usage for me yesterday. Simply amazing. Will see if it continues.
     
  16. DaSchmarotzer

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    Sorry it took so long. ;)

    I linked to the pictures as I'm in a hurry.
     
  17. bigbadwulff

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    Come to think of it I didn't have to plug my phone in last night when I got home. Lasted all night. And this was after about an hour-long bike ride, running a GPS speedometer, then using the phone on and off all evening.
     
  18. Airmaxx23

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    I've been running one of the 2.2 leaks for a while and with battery left I have a battery life of around 33-35 hours.
     
  19. usb

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    Wow 33-35 hr battery life??
    Could you post how long your display is on during that time?
     
  20. bigbadwulff

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    Obviously as little as possible :)
     
  21. Airmaxx23

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    I use it quite a bit actually, once the battery drains down again I'll check the display usage. I've been unplugged for 5.25 hours so far today, 90% battery left, and the screen has been on 37.3%
     
  22. igotgame

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    Let me start by saying, I have the extended batttery, rooted phone, Custom Battery settings, SetCPU in use, autokiller memory optomizer, brightness set to lowest setting.

    I've been on the internet a couple of times this morning, sent some text, took a couple phone calls, played some Homerun Derby 3d about 4-5 times, on the internet the entire hour at lunch doing one thing or another(marketplace, browser, youtube, wifi hot spot for my cousin) and I am at 70%(just flipped from 80% to 70% about 4 minutes ago) after being off the charger for 7 HOURS.

    This is just plain awesome. Especially since my display has been on a lot with me messing. If I hadn't been playing with settings and such so much I would probably still be at 80%:

    [​IMG]
     
  23. bbuck002

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    I've been unplugged for 5 hours, running pandora for at least the last four (over wifi) and my battery is at 70%...before the update, i would probably be hanging around 20-30% and getting ready to plug in.
    i've noticed that it isn't trying to switch from 3g to 1x as much since the update, i read somewhere that was one of the fixes in the update. the thing i've noticed the best is not losing my data connection when leaving a wifi zone and going back to 3g...my pandora just keeps on playing...i used to have to quit pandora and reopen it because it would just say loading forever...destroying my battery in the process.
     
  24. jroc

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    I actually didn't realize this until I got the .604 update. Right after that update my reception was crazy,all over the place. I was emailing Motorola about signal issues.

    By the next day....all was right in the world...lol

    The most I have gotten outta my battery is 29 hours. My Display was on for 4 hours. But I think this is before I was on 2.2. (first leak) I dont really check to see how much I use anymore. I might to see if there is a difference.

    http://androidforums.com/droid-x-su...0-how-battery-life-droid-x-2.html#post1276018

    Seeing the date of this post.....it was before Froyo....
     
  25. vr4

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    unplugged for 6 hours and at 90%

    im pretty busy at work today so i havent been on the phone much and no way to take pics so ill just post the #s

    display 29%
    29m 3s

    voice calls 23%
    6m 45s

    phone idle 15%
    5h 22m 5s

    cell standby 12%
    5h 51m 8s

    angry birds 8%
    5m 15s


    some more but those are the top
     

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