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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nlsme, May 27, 2011.

  1. nlsme

    nlsme Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    So, I unplugged this morning at 8. I am closing in on 7 hours, and my battery indicater hasn't budged. Still at 100%. I hope it isnt a bug just showing the wrong level, and as long as it isn't, I am completely happy with the stock battery life. Btw, I have EVERYTHING on, and screen turned to 100%. Listened to 20 mins of music through BT, and have about fourty minutes with the screen on. I am also using City at Night live wallpaper. Amazing.
     


  2. potterdood

    potterdood Android Enthusiast

    theres no way its still 100% haha
     
  3. Dark Jedi

    Dark Jedi Guest

    It has to be a glitch as no way you used no battery power with everything on. It's just plain impossible. That's like saying I ran my car all day and didn't use a drop of gas.
     
  4. Rowski

    Rowski Newbie

    download gauge battery widget. it puts a percentage in your notification bar. it doesnt leave the full battery symbol for quite some time.
     
  5. nlsme

    nlsme Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    It finally dropped one little notch. Thing is, I havent really used it. It has just been sitting, other than the 20 minutes of bt, and a few texts. The GPS only uses any power when something needs to. Wifi is better for the battery than the 3g/4g radios. Gonna see how long it goes, and if it is pretty good I'll post pics. In fact, Ill post some in a bit, and you can see 7+ hours, with only one little notch gone.
     
  6. moshock

    moshock Newbie

    94 hours and counting... still at 100%... LOL...
     
  7. jinwons

    jinwons Android Expert

    The default battery indicator on android has 10% increment. So it won't change until it goes below 90%. To see 1% increment you need app for that or go into setting/about/status. Still what you experienced is pretty good even if it's 10% drain. Samsung definitely has good handle on power management way better than HTC and probably on par with Motorola.
     
  8. nlsme

    nlsme Android Expert
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    I am a minimalist. Dont really want 2 battery symbols in my notification bar. I usually have the bar hidden with lp, with only a few widgets on my homescreens. Most of my apps I use are set up on the dock. 30 apps there, and then my games are in my app tray. This way, the City at Night live wallpaper is displayed properly on this gorgeous All the bloat is hidden. I love LPP. I know it wasnt at 100%, but the bar hadn't moved. So it was still over 90% after 7 hours. Amazing.

    YouTube - ‪Amazing‬‏

    Sorry for the blurry video. All I had was my wifes DroidX, and for some reason it just didnt want to focus. However you can see, there is only one "notch" missing out of the indicater, and 7 hrs 30 mins since unplugged. And 7 30 mins of Wifi up time since unplugged. You can also see, I dont have the extended battery.
     
  9. carlosp

    carlosp Newbie

    I was able to use my phone for a whole week with the battery at 100% but then i had to unplug it from the outlet and realized the battery only last 8 hours if the phone is not plugged in... :D
     
  10. Bugler

    Bugler Lurker

    I got eight hours out of it. Being in a partially shielded building hurts a lot. I just bought the extended battery an hour ago. Monday at work will tell the tale for me. A regular battery won't last a 12 hour shift without help along the way.

    I hate that there are no cases for extended batteries.
     
  11. jfoey22

    jfoey22 Android Enthusiast

    Yeah, something isn't correct with your statement. I definately wouldn't say the Charge battery is "Amazing". It is better than the others (4g) but far from "Amazing". With moderate use I get about 7hrs out of mine.
     
  12. moondrius

    moondrius Android Enthusiast

    Thats too bad. I get atleast a day on 4g.
     
  13. moshock

    moshock Newbie

    hahahaha
     
  14. nlsme

    nlsme Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Past 25 hours (3 1/2 hrs with screen on). Still in the blue. Better than my DroidX with an extended battery. That's nothing short of amazing to me. Better than any Android phone I have had.
     
  15. jfoey22

    jfoey22 Android Enthusiast

    You must use your phone like a dummy phone or I am seriously doing something wrong.
     
  16. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    I'm a pretty heavy user, and I'd say Battery life is decent on the Charge, not Amazing or Great, but decent! And after using a Thunderbolt for 2 months with terrible battery life, I'll take the Charges decent battery life over the TB's terrible battery life any day of the week...
     
  17. Dark Jedi

    Dark Jedi Guest

    I think battery performance depends mostly on the individuals usage and settings. My bolt I can pull 32hrs easy on it. While others can't get 8 hrs. I see the same thing with the dc some talk about great battery life while others again talks about barely getting 8hrs out of a charge. Plus many other phone sections read the same way.

    I am in now way an expert in anything . It's just what I observe with people posting . The dc sounds like a good phone but limited but nothing an update couldn't fix with the lag. I might persuade my wife to get either the dc or the galaxy s2 come november. I think she is over the slide out keyboard. She had to use my dinc and only realize she liked the phone after she went to her replacement devour.
     
  18. jinwons

    jinwons Android Expert

    I don't know any single high end android phone that battery was not issue. As always it varies greatly with location, setting and usage pattern. 8hrs or less is pretty short and usually something can be done to extend it beyond 10 hours at least.
     
  19. nlsme

    nlsme Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I made a point to say how long the screen was on for a reason. 3 1/2 hours with the screen on. With any android phone, the screen is going to be the largest drain on the battery. I do get good reception everywhere I go, so that helps. On my droid X with extended battery, if the screen was on for 3 hours, I was dead by the end of the day. With the Tbolt, if my screen was on for 3 hours, I only had 2 hours of standby before it was shutting itself off. Same with the Incredible. With any of my past phones, I would rarely use the live wallpapers. With the charge, it is all I use. I also would turn the screen to auto, with the Charge it is 100%, 100% of the time. As far as lag, I use launcher pro plus, and dont notice any lag. The phone is really zippy. The browser can be a little laggy, if I try to scroll before the page finishes loading. Once it is loaded, no lag at all. Again, to me, the battery life is amazing. Better than any other android I have had. My one complaint on the phone so far, is how long the camera takes to save the picture, and be ready for another. That, and a few simple features that are absent. Like the fast motion video that was on the X, no kickstand like the Tbolt, the fact the "home" button doesnt wake the phone... All stuff I knew about before getting the phone.
     
  20. jfoey22

    jfoey22 Android Enthusiast


    Ok, well all I know is my tweaked Droid incredible has better battery performance than does the charge.
     
  21. moondrius

    moondrius Android Enthusiast

    You must live in a bad lte area then.
     
  22. nlsme

    nlsme Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Not even close in my experience.
     
  23. androidffan

    androidffan Newbie

    I have the extended battery got 10+ hrs today off one charge.
     
  24. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Android Expert

    That's disheartening for me. I have two DIncs on my plan and they're both terrible when it comes to battery life. Was looking to change one of them to the Charge.
     
  25. Bugler

    Bugler Lurker

    Well with the first full charge of the extended battery, starting at 18:30 on the 28th, I had 28 hours with 10% before I started charging again.

    There was a total of about 2.5 hours of talk, 3.5 of Hulu and internet TV, many text and emails, 100% on screen brightness during the day, and 8+ hours of sleep for me and more standby for the phone. This will definitely work for me while I'm on 12hr shift not worrying about getting to a plug.

    We don't have 4g yet, but I should be fine when we do, I hope.

    Just my experience for the day. Hopefully the battery will get better as it is conditioned.
     

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