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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ZDroid1, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. ZDroid1

    ZDroid1 Well-Known Member
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    The Captivate battery indicator is in one word useless. Right now the phone status itself says it's at 80 percent and the icon seuss it's full. 80 percent in my world is a battery that is one fifth empty. But I guess Samsung is seeing the glass half full. I mean at 60 percent it shows as still almost full.

    The "Battery Indicator" app uses a negligible amount of RAM and virtually no CPU since it stays asleep until the OS broadcasts a change in battery status.

    And it's free.

    P.S. I have nothing to do with the author of this app and I benefit nothing from it. lol
     

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  2. GalaxyS609

    GalaxyS609 Well-Known Member
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    BattStatt here
     
  3. Android_J

    Android_J Well-Known Member
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    I use BattStatt. Great, simple widget that tells me the percentage. Nothing more, nothing less. The samsung battery icon is flat out useless!
     
  4. TDQuiksilver

    TDQuiksilver Well-Known Member
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    Another vote for BattStatt. Minimalist widget looks great.
     
  5. jmreed97

    jmreed97 Well-Known Member
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    I use battery left... It is a widget that calibrates over the first few days of use to become more accurate. It also gives an estimate of how many hours:minutes of use you have left.
     
  6. I'm using the "Mini Info" widget and the battery indicator on the phone and the widget have the same amount of charge.
     
  7. Max Tempest

    Max Tempest Well-Known Member
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    Battery Widget by geekyouup is nice too. Looks good, accurate, and can turn off wi-fi, gps, and bluetooth quickly.
     
  8. DT

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    I have so many battery indicators running...



    ...they're sucking my battery dry.





    :D
     
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  9. SuperAkuma

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    I don't know which one I am using but I agree the stock battery reading is really off. Right now the stock battery looks like 80% full but the real reading is 62%.
     
  10. ace35

    ace35 Well-Known Member
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    so do any of these replace the stock one or are just additional widgets
     
  11. smeltn

    smeltn Well-Known Member
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    Just additional widgets/notification bar icons.
     
  12. ~Reaper~

    ~Reaper~ Well-Known Member
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    dude i needed that:eek::eek::eek:

    lmao
     
  13. ArainLA

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    I've got 3 running now to see which is better. Wish could replace the stock one and be done.
     
  14. Sharkonwheels

    Sharkonwheels Well-Known Member
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    +1 for Battery Widget. Been using it since my first android phone, Rogers G1 on AT&T last year. Continued using it when the backflip came out, and now with the Cappy.

    T
     
  15. MockY

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    While the stock indicator is short to worthless, I don't want any other unless it replaces the stock one. Having multiple indicators for the same purpose (though displaying it in different ways) just bloats down the UI. So if there is something useful out there that replaces the stock indicator, I'm all ears.
     
  16. HX_Guy

    HX_Guy Well-Known Member
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    I like how BattStatt looks but it seems very inaccurate and a lot of the time it says Loading instead of showing the battery level. I have go remove the widget and read it to work again
     
  17. Lostsoul

    Lostsoul Well-Known Member
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    I use batterylife. It also tells you how hot you phone is
     
  18. wezli

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    The stock battery indicator really is terrible, it doesn't represent the actual battery percentage at all. From what I can tell the indicator ignores the top 25% or so of the battery's capacity. So basically if it shows full it could be anywhere from 75%-100%. Once it starts to drop, I generally find that the actual battery % is roughly whatever the indicator looks like - 25%. So if it looks like I have about 50% left, then when I check the status there's usually about 25% left in reality. Knowing this helps a little bit but it's still stupid that the indicator is so inaccurate. I hope they fix that soon.
     
  19. MassacrMan

    MassacrMan Well-Known Member
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    Battstatt is very useful, comes in 3 different sizes with two different versions for the small. Very useful!
     
  20. mesasone

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    Pretty sure the battery indicator drops the bar AFTER it reaches the threshold, which is confusing but not as bad as some of you are making it out to be. So yes, it shows full at 80% (stupid, I agree) but the bar drops at 79%, and again at 59%, etc. I've observed the drop on the indicator between 59 and 60% for sure. I'll have to keep my eye out to double check, but I'm pretty sure that's how it works.

    Oh, and Battery Indicator for me.
     

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