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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by asuprice, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. asuprice

    asuprice Newbie
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    You knew this would come up at some point, so lets hear how your battery life is and what you have done to make it better.
     

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  2. Chapp1e

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    I had good battery life off of my first charge. Charge it up to 100% and took it off at 12:30, and with moderate to heavy at times web browsing, trial and error market browsing and installing, etc. I got through til 10, and that was only on first charge.
     
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    I had excellent battery usage!! charged it to 96% had to leave couldnt leave it home I got almost 10 hours with almost all heavy use on my first and not full charge! I havent put it down
     
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    I'm still humming off my first charge from around 8pm last night with light to moderate use
     
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    very cool!!

    PS I got second battery in my box im assuming by accident lol!!!!

    Shawn can I be the second member of DNPSA??
     
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    I seem to be lasting all day, got my phone Friday from Costco, charge overnight and go all day untill 10-11pm on moderate use, heavy at times...8pm now and Im at %33....Oh later then I thought it's 9:40..lol
     
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    I knew this phone was gonna be good on the battery no matter the size
     
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    I have been charging my phone on and off the past few hours. However I got the phone at 11:00 this morning and didn't need to plug it in to my laptop until 7ish and I got the phone at 1/2 battery, so I am quite happy. But the real test will be tomorrow morning.
     
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    My wife and I got our phones sunday at 3 pm and we used them non-stop until 11. I probably got about 1.5-2 hours out of the initial charge, got it to full and when I went to sleep it was probably around 60%. And this is on wifi playing games, multi-tasking, browsing the web, really heavy usage. im very happy with the battey life.
     
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    I got home with mine at about noon, and set it on the charger. I left it alone for about 2 hours (an extreme act of pure willpower :) ), and it reported 100% charge. At 2:15 I removed it form the charger and played with it off and on until about 10PM and was still showing 60% charge when I put it back on the charger for the night.
     
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    Hmmmm, I did the same as the post before me. Got home around noon, charged it to 100% for 2 hours. Started playing on it at about 2:15PM. I was basically on it the whole afternoon. On and off the WiFi, app installing / browsing, internet, mail, etc. Didn't put it down for about 7 strait hours. :eek:

    The 15% battery warning came on at around 10PM. It reported 7.5 hours since last hooked up to charger. It showed that 85% of the battery used up was for the Display. So, I put it on the charger until 12:15AM for another 100% charge. Will see how long this lasts.

    Does all this sound about right? :thinking:
     
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    I got my phone home at 11:30AM yesterday and charged it up. Then in the afternoon, did a ton of set-up. Used it here and there the rest of the evening.

    I'm still at 44% this morning.

    My first charge on the Aria had my phone dead by the morning. For me, the reports of "horrible battery life" were overblown.
     
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    Probably. 7 hours is pretty good for constant use. I wasn't using mine nonstop, just off and on. it's hard to do anything for more than a few minutes at a time with two young kids in the house! :D

    FWIW, I download and install Juice Defender from the market on mine before I did anything else.
     
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    Same here. After getting the phone I just started downloading apps and running them, checking email, using the web, made and received some phone calls, texting like a teen and still managed 7 hours before I got the 15% warning. It was nearly fully charged when I got it after activation. No complaints at this point.
     
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    Ok, it sounds like my experience was normal then. Thanks for the info.
     
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    Screens seem to be the.culprit. I'll start turning down the brightness when surfing in the dark as the screen used 77% of the power last charge.
     
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    After my second charge now, the screen is still taking up almost 80% of the charge. "16 hours since last unplug" and the screen is using the most juice. The rest of the phone functions are all 6% and under.

    What are some tips to limit the amount of battery the screen uses? I have it set to "Auto Brightness" and to go into idle after 1 minute. Should I just force it to super low brightness?
     
  18. antioch216

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    yeah. Usually Auto takes up a bunch of power. I'd go 10-15% if your eyes are comfortable with that. I currently use the lowest on my iphone lol
     
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    Thanks ill try that out
     
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    I played Dungeon Defenders for about 15 minutes (maybe not even 15 mins) and my battery went from 91% to 66% just like that LOL

    This was about 2 and half hours ago and since then I read a bit on Kindle, sent a few text messages, light browsing and now my battery is at 60%. I guess the GPU draws a lot from the battery.
     
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    I think one of the biggest tips that I have never seen someone state:

    Do NOT go OCD on your battery, just use the phone and do NOT worry about the battery until you get the 15% warning, notate when you took off charger and when you get your warning, that will be your best, in my opinion way to tell how well your battery is. Just do NOT check it period, remove the battery meters everything you got and just USE the phone. This is my 6th different android device and as soon as I started doing this. My android phones lasted all day and well into the nights.

    This is just my opinion and has worked well for me in the past and will do it on this phone too. :D
     
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    Haha, yeah, if people are checking their battery level 327 times a day, that alone will run it down, lol.
     
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    Yea that's definitely probable although that's not a horrible drain for gaming
     
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    Purchased the device on Sunday at 11 am when the store opened. However to give a good example of use I fully charged it last night while sleeping, did not see battery indicator turn "orange" until this afternoon. 8hrs later and VERY heavy non stop use, I hadnt received the 10% warning I set up yet.
     

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