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  1. taz55

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    in your battery usage stat how much of your battery life does your display use. mine today said 85% I had it on a lot today... Do any of you use the auto brightness? or do you leave at a preset position the whole time?
     

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    I use auto brightness and my display eats 50-70% depending on usage and I don't consider myself a power user.
     
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    so it sounds like it would save a bit. Do you find the auto brightness annoying? I turned it on but it would shift brightness so fast it was annoying.
     
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    15% is all for display... 63% for voice calls.

    I do not use the auto brightness option. My usage is probably more phone-oriented, rather than data although I do get 30-50 emails on it per day from various accounts, check stock quotes, facebook status, and sports scores occasionally.
     
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    wow 15% is pretty low. But I do use it a lot for messaging and online stuff and navigation. SO its not suprising that I use so much. Still I went almost 12 and used 80-85% of my battery only. So not to bad.
     
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    I only find auto brightness annoying when I accidentally hold my finger over the photo sensor and it dims a bit, but it's nice when viewing at night when it auto dims as I walk outside.

    And actually I've used it alot today with navagation and yelp and email and such...display is only 39%. I have got used to relocking the phone when I'm done instead of it waiting the 2 mins to timeout.
     
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    hmm maybe I will try it out more. On a side not, how are you accessing Yelp?
     
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    Search the market for yelp, it's an app and it's free.
     
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    i find the auto-brightness to be annoying as well. i set my display at almost the lowest level, and 1 minute time-out. today the display accounts for 29% of battery usage.

    btw, where is the photo sensor?
     
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    Holding the phone upright (portrait) it in the upper right, set auto brightness and then hold your thumb over that corner and you'll see it auto dim.
     
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    The photo sensor is in the top right corner by the LED... Look at things very closely with different reflecting lights and you should be able to see it.
     
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    oh wait. i think i see it. but it's on the upper left, on the other side of the ear-speaker as the led. unless that's something else?
     
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    Upper left is the proximity sensor, that one blanks the screen when it is up to your ear.
     
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    oh... hmmm... well then i totally don't see it. but i'll take your word for it! :)
     
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    wait i do see it! just had to clean all the grease off the screen haha.

    so now, where is the glowing red droid eye? i was under the impression that there would be a glowing red droid eye.


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