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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by carschina, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. carschina

    carschina Lurker
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    I'm the proud owner of a Samsung Captivate. After 3 BB's and a god-awful iphone I decided to give Android a try. Love this phone and haven't put it down since I got it. Just got my Otterbox Commuter case in the mail today. :D I do have a couple of issues with the phone itself one being the battery life. This phone is def a show-stopper as I've had people stop and ask me what kind of phone I have. The forums have been so much help and I look forward to learning more.
     

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  2. davidnmegan6907

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    Welcome to the forums glad to have you here. There are things you can do to improve battery life but require root. IMO I would take time to really get used to the phone before tweaking on it but like I said just IMO
     
  3. Martimus

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    Welcome to the Android Forums!
     
  4. IndivisibleP

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    Welcome, fellow Marylander. I suggest looking into an extra battery for now. You can probably find cheap knockoff ones for cheap and they can do the trick.

    I got one for 12 dollars and its as good as the one that came in the phone. Otherwise the best option is actually rooting and using something like setCPU, which I personally haven't done.

    Its a fact battery life can be simply horrible, but the option to carry extra cheap batteries, although not be ideal, is an easy patch.
     
  5. carschina

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    Thanks all for the responses. Yes I'm still in the learning phase. I'm so used to the RIM world I have to adjust to the new lingo around these parts. I will look for the extra battery asap but save the rooting for down the road.
     
  6. Steven58

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    Welcome to Android Forums! Glad you signed up! :)
     

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