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Froyo, Battery life and the EVO

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by vmbgap, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. vmbgap

    vmbgap Member
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    Has anyone else noticed after updating the EVO to Froyo (official release) that your batter life didn't get any better? In fact I believe my battery life got WORSE...

    What is everyone else experiencing?
     

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  2. thedonk13

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    I don't know about your settings but I am getting approximately 14hrs of use out of my Evo and i get poor reception at work and text a great deal during breaks and when I get home. Also, this last saturday, i forgot my charger and the evo lasted for well over 24hrs without much usage, a few phone calls and few texts was it.
     
  3. dr g

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    No problems here. Read the fixing froyo threads.
     
  4. slugbug

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    I'm finally good to go here. At least 12+ hours of heavy use and 24+ of light us if I need it. I leave GPS on all the time. I've followed every tip and trick and did the HOW TO FIX.

    I did order the 2x1500 battery + charger and carry a spare battery just in case, still keep a charger at home, at work and in my car. Don't want to get "stuck" just in case O need to make a ton of phone calls or need to use navigation.
     
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  5. sitlet

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    Yep, I was getting over a full day, sometimes 2 full days (i'm a light user during the week when i'm at work) before the update. Now, I cant even get 7 hours out of it, not even using it. Yesterday, I unplugged at 4pm, it was dead by 11, and all I did was send a couple texts, made a 3 minute phone call, and checked facebook twice.
     
  6. pl4tinum

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    It has to have something to do with specific applications because I keep my Evo pretty lean app-wise and it's got great battery life. Other people I work with who have it are struggling to keep it alive thru the day, and are app wh0res.
     
  7. E140

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    I have bad battery life since the upgrade too. I use it a lot, always have. I guess I could be considered an app wh0re, or an app pimp depending. But it used to last me through the day. I used a task killer which stopped working after the upgrade and now I'm lucky to get half a day
     
  8. Slick1020

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    You need to uninstall your task killer. Then go to the Tips and Tricks thread and read the Battery Tweaks sticky posted by me. Follow the steps!

    http://androidforums.com/tips-tricks-evo-4g/150799-battery-tweaks-htc-evo-4g.html
     
  9. con40

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    My battery life has been great with 2.2 and running juice defender. Get at least 16+ hours out of it now.
     
  10. Fatstogey

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    Best battery saver i noticed thus far is turning off 3g until i need it. Thats the one that really increased my life. Yesterday i only used 2g all day and only made calls. I charge it when i get home but after 10 hours unplugged my battery was still at 80%. But again all i did was make calls on 2g.

    when that 3g stays off is when my battery life goes exponential. Same as today. all i did was 2g calls all day and my batter was at 90% still when got home from work 10 hours later.

    Of course when im a work i dont use it much. but make some calls to my boss n the office n shit and friends and shit. But not too much time spent talking.

    However i didnt before either and the battery was going faster just cause the 3g was always on. then i was looking and realized theres a damn widget for 3g on/off. now its much mo betta.
     
  11. dbtklt36

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    Anyone in this thread needs to understand one simple thing about the battery life. I am a commercial distributor of virtually every type of batteries there are, from cell/smart phones and laptops, to medical, to automotive or industrial. I see you coming! I love that many people are buying the crap that Google, phone manufacturers, app developers, and "service providers"(many of which are our clients) are selling in regards to Task killers/managers. As a salesman, my family is appreciative. As a consumer who actually uses my phone for business, rather than play, it sucks.

    I am an expert in regards to batteries, so please understand this: ATK and other apps are effective in extending the life of your battery. Processes and applications running in the background DO affect the run-time of your device adversely. Your phone battery is designed to last roughly 2 years or a few hundred (300-400) cycles (charges) if cycled properly. The fact is, most ATK users on 2.1 were affected dramatically when the "froyo"/2.2 update took effect. Let me qualify this statement by saying those of us who use the phone for work time rather than "play-time" were more adversely affected. I, and many others, were getting 2-3 days of run-time on a single charge. Since the update, we are lucky to get 12-15 hours. That probably sounds OK to people that use their phones for gaming, etc.

    Bottom Line - Processes and applications running all the time are doing so for multiple reasons. The primary reason is battery life. Roughly 71% of retail phone transactions in the U.S. can be attributed to poor battery performance, and do you think the entities I listed above don't understand this fact. Wether the consumer just says "screw it", why pay $50 for a battery when I can just "upgrade" my phone (and sign a new 2 yr $170/mo. contract) for the same cost, or the consumer is told the phone is "faulty" when it's just the battery. Who benefits from this? Not me as a consumer, Not you... (Just look at the group I listed) I pay about 1/6th of what a retail consumer would pay for an OEM Motorola battery... I may not like the fact that I'm being inconvenienced, but I can, and now do, keep a spare battery at all times.

    When are you upgrading next and why?

    P.S. - I use wireless daily and never vere from 3-G on the road. The same day I "upgraded", I went from 2-3 days of run-time to less than 1. All settings are the same.
     
  12. Slick1020

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    Until you become an engineer for Android and you create a blog saying that task killers does nothing good for Android then I will believe what you have to say. As far as I am concerned, they do not give out degrees to people who want to sell batteries for a living. I'm sorry, but an engineer has my Android cred like street cred in my opinion.
     
  13. Fatstogey

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    After light use, calls and 4 or 5 sent pics and a lil Homerun baseball action my batt is at 70%. Unplugged for 21 hours 13m 52s.

    Oh i do have a 1750 mah battery.

    Fact is batteries suck. Its not the phone. Its the batteries. The battery sucks on the i phone too. Fact is batteries suck on any MID. The more it does the suckier the battery is.

    All you can do is
    a. deal with it
    b. wait for a tegra 2 phone, if one is ever made
    c. get a cheapo phone that does nothing but call people.
     
  14. t0ast3d

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    Check out my ROMs, 2.1 and 2.2, battery life 24 hours
     
  15. dbtklt36

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    You're right... My degrees are in Marketing and Chemistry. I'm no power-geek with "street cred" for engineering. I'm just a person who enjoys my faith, family, work, and comfortable life-style. You go ahead and trust the words of your gods. The pied pipers are calling you, just keep following...

    Honestly, I could care less and I'm not getting rid of my phone. It works, so I'm fine... I just understand making money and I'm sorry, but even Android engineers have incentive to stretch the truth when it's profitable.
     
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