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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by carwacster, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. carwacster

    carwacster Member
    Thread Starter

    I have just clocked my desire at 30 hrs and it's died. I don't consider myself a heavy user. Ginergerbread HTC version.

    My questions are

    1) Will any of these dramatically increase the battery life ?

    - Rooting
    - New genuine HTC battery my phone is about 14 months old now.

    2) Does an andriod phone exist with superior battery life ?

    Was thinking Galaxy S2 or HTC sensation. I take it the CHA CHA is around about the same ?

    My screen brightness is normally set to minimum and i have mobile internet off in the house and use wifi. The mobile signal is weak around my house.

    I'm tempted to go back to symbian and the Nokia E6, I know the interface is clunky but the battery life is superb and I like a proper qwerty keyboard.

    The only thing that puts me off is the screen is too small for satnav. Not bothered about internet browsing as I have a Archos 70, web book and laptop for that.

    Thanks in advance.
     



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  2. Rafalema

    Rafalema Member

    Well, how have you taken care of the battery?

    Li-Ion batteries are kept in best condition by at least once a week letting the phone die and then do a full charge. This will keep the battery life as long as it can be. Try to avoid charging at around 30-70 %.

    Before purchasing a new battery, do the things explained above, may just fix the problem.

    When I got my Desire, I only got around 48h, which isn't a significant improvement to your result. Now, running Redux, it's more than 3 days.

    Good luck.
     
  3. DNick

    DNick Android Enthusiast

    I actually have heard different. Don't let batterry die. Charge at will. And yes rooting will give you options to increase life.
     
  4. Rafalema

    Rafalema Member

    If I recall correctly, the "don't let the battery die" is very true, and if you somehow manage to do this, then your battery will suffer significant damage.

    But now, with our batteries being protected by protection PCBs which cut the power before true complete drain, it shouldn't do bad to let it drain to the point where the PCB cuts the power out.
     
  5. amlothi

    amlothi Android Expert

    See the link in my signature about battery. 30 hours seems not so bad. Rooting by itself won't help. What you do after rooting might help.
     
  6. smssms

    smssms Newbie

    Do not 'deep cycle' Li-Ion batteries! Charge them little and often, don't over charge and keep them cool for best results.

    BUT - My Desire had absolutely dismal battery life and my partner just got a new ChaCha; its just as bad, she can hardly get a day's use out of it - useless!
     
  7. furious duck

    furious duck Well-Known Member

    30 hours sounds good to me. You may get marginal battery gains with other models but nothing dramatic. Just get used to charging it nightly. :)
     
  8. Chilly McFreeze

    Chilly McFreeze Well-Known Member

    Even so, it's not worth the risk - you get no benefits from fully discharging a battery.
     
  9. andybog

    andybog Guest

    I currently get around 2-3 days out of a charge! I send about 20 txts a day, bit of web browsing and a spot of game playing. But i can also kill a full battery in less than a day if you use it all the time. It all depends on how much you use your device.
    I rarely re-boot the phone as well, current up-time is around 300Hrs

    At first the battery wis dismal but it does seem to get a tiny bit better.
    At first I use to charge via the mains adaptor and let it run fully down (to the point it would turn its self off) n fully charge it. Now ive read that this is not good I charge as and when i feel. If the battery icon is amber it will definetly get charged.

    I now only charge via a usb port. My xbox one to be exact. The xbox is always on at the mains but not running, in stand-by so to speak. It takes a very long time to charge from noting to 100% approx 6hrs. This is due to the charge current being small. I have read somewhere that is gives greater battery life from a single charge as oppose to charging at a higher current....cant remember what the effect is called though.
     

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