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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Shocky, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Shocky

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    They use the O2 network, first night after changing from orange and the battery dropped 30% over night.

    Everything was off, its not android os, what the hell is causing that?
     

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    Possible answer is the O2 (GiffGaff) signal on WCDMA (3G/UMTS) is worse for you than your previous Orange signal and therefore the handset is constantly trying to seek, and lock on to, a WCDMA signal that is marginal and causing the phone to constantly connect-disconnect-seek-connect-etc; which will cause a battery drain.

    Try going to... Settings > Wireless and network > Mobile networks > Network mode > GSM mode... select this.

    This will tell the phone to be content with GSM and stop it seeking WCDMA (UMTS) signal.
     
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    I'll try another firmware tonight, I know there are some new betas available.

    Then see what it's like tonight, otherwise I'll switch back to Orange, with this kind of drain it was dead within 12 hours. :mad:
     
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    Firmware update made no difference, still dropped around 30% overnight, not sure what else too try.

    Oh well, guess I stick with Orange. :(
     
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    What baseband is currently on the handset, Shocky? Did it get updated alongside the firmware?
     
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    I'd be sceptical signal could cause that much difference. More likely an errant app?

    What does your battery usage chart look like?
     

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