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Day in the life of a EVO battery

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mreortiz, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. mreortiz

    mreortiz Well-Known Member
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    I unplugged my EVO at 7:08 AM and did not charge it for over 14 hours. When I finally put it on the charger it still had 20% life left. I spoke on the phone for a total of 50 minutes. I sent/received a total of 65 texts today. I was on the net surfing through this forum, reading up on ESPN, did a couple of google searches, was shopping for apps, checking my items on ebay, and checking gmail throughout the day. A pretty typical day in my opinion. I have a car charger so I normally plug it in every time I get in the car, but for testing purposes I didnt do that today. To be honest I don't see what the big deal is about battery life. I think it is on par with any other smartphone out there. I know I didn't use youtube today, or other items that might drain the battery more...but that is why there are car chargers, plus like I said...I still had 20% battery life left after over 14 hours unplugged. Oh, I also have background data checked, auto-sync checked with my gmail and weather sync-ing checked on. My mobile network is checked and I didn't use wi-fi at all today. I have 4g, wi-fi, and GPS disabled. I have bluetooth enabled when I am in the care. All in All...a solid performance today. I'm happy! Check out the screen shot I took using shootme for the proof.
     

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  2. coolguy949

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    That's great. I was down to 20% after 12 hours with a tad lighter use than you. I only spoke on the phone today for maybe 10 mins. I'm debating on trying the hard reset trick to see what happens. I just don't want to reinstall all my apps.
     
  3. mreortiz

    mreortiz Well-Known Member
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    What is the hard reset trick?
     
  4. gulu

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    i am usually down to 7% after 12 hours...funny thing is it gets stuck at 7 and doesn't got down past that. anyone else notice that? usually sits like that for 10 mins by then i plug it in to the wall charger...i have sent about 100 texts, talk time is 40 mins, 60 mins surfing, bluetooth for 60 mins, when at office i usually turn off mobile network and background data since i don't need it...
     
  5. MrX8503

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    I unplugged my at 7am and with heavy use it didn't last until 4pm. I wish it had a bit better battery life.
     
  6. Covert_Death

    Covert_Death Well-Known Member
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    im starting to think some of the OEM batteries just arn't up to par as the rest
     
  7. coolguy949

    coolguy949 Well-Known Member
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  8. apocalypse_later

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    Ive found that my serious drain issue is related to 4G usage. If you're in a 4G area then I suggest you retry your experiment with 4G on. The 4G drain is pretty incredible. Just doing a couple speed tests shaves off a visible part of the battery life. Leaving 4G on and having it "scan" is pretty bad too. Not sure how feasible 4G is going to be on this phone considering the immense drain it has on the battery.
     
  9. audiofx2

    audiofx2 Well-Known Member
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    I have battery drain with low 3G coverage. All morning, my phone will be around 90% battery with almost full bars on Sprint. I go to lunch for an hour and it goes down to 2 bars and the battery goes to 50-60%.

    I don't live in a 4G area and I have it turned off as well as wifi and gps.
     
  10. dylan88

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    went 18 hours with 30% remaining
     
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