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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Taero, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Taero

    Taero Active Member
    Thread Starter

    Aug 4, 2010
    Cambridge, MA
    I just bought the Captivate a couple of days ago and so far I've been pretty damn pleased with it, however there are a couple of things that I wanted to check were normal or not as they seem a bit odd.

    I know about the GPS issue (oddly mine worked fine to 10 meters before suddenly today not being able to find me) and the upcoming Samsung update/rollout (fingers crossed!)

    The batter seems to go very quickly to me even with updates turned off etc and I can't see this 12.5 days of standby time it seems to state being anywhere close to true, though I also read about the 3 battery cycles making it better.

    My main concern is when I make a phonecall, after about 5-6 minutes the 'earpiece' for lack of a better word, or just the top of the screen gets 'very' hot, I'm talking having to lift my ear away a bit and sweating on the side of my face, I kid you not there was condensation on the screen, is this close to normal or have I got some faulty hardware.

    Also twice in the last few days it's gotten stuck in a restarting loop, constantly powering off and then on and then off (going through the annoying loadup whoosh sound in a library).

    Anyone else had any of these issues that I've missed on the forum or should I just take it back and ask for a new one.


  2. Vtec

    Vtec Well-Known Member

    Jul 14, 2010
    Get a new one. Most people have went through 2 or 3 so far just to get a working one. Myself included.
  3. born_fisherman

    born_fisherman Well-Known Member

    Jul 24, 2010
    +1 on getting a new one - My first cappy would burn my ear after a 10min call..(not to mention it wouldn't last more than 24hrs even on standby)
  4. sremick

    sremick Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    IT Admin
    In my experience, turning off live wallpaper and switching to a static image ended up being one of the biggest battery-savers.
  5. MassacrMan

    MassacrMan Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2010
    I have noticed no difference in battery life with or without a live wallpaper. Infact with one now I have had used my phone a medium amount today on top of having a droid x eye live wallpaper (find it in market, it's awesome!), and after 15 hours of being out of the charger it's only at 44% battery. This is with a new captivate I got yesterday after exchanging my first one. Guess I got a battery that didn't need any breaking in.

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