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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by DavidLuvLB, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. DavidLuvLB

    DavidLuvLB Newbie
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    I'm always guilty everytime I turn on my phone whether it's checking time, getting a text or a phone call. I just want to get the most out my battery. This has become such an obsession that I end up turning off my wifi and 3g manually when it's not needed. Today I got through 28 hours of battery life but then I noticed the only reason my phone lasted that long is because I'm guilty to turn it on. How do I stop this obsession and just use it regulary without worrying about battery? I don't know why I'm obsessed when I'm always at home having a charger next to me at all time.
     



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  2. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie

    If you find out how? Please clue me in! The biggest issue I have with today's smartphone's is battery life. The manufacturers seem to use up any power advancement with bigger-brighter-more powerful. We end up with the same battery life that they consider (but I do not) acceptable. The Razrmaxx points in the right direction, I hope all the other manufacturers are taking notice.
     
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  3. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon

    Hi my names gbiggie and I HAD a battery obsession. The signs that you also mentioned:(
    Cure=saved up a few $'s and bought the Verizon extended that also fits my phone:D:thumbup:
     
  4. Logan47

    Logan47 Android Enthusiast

    Power consumption control is good, however the flip side of switching off options on a feature smartphone is you end up with something that is anything but. Sure it lasts longer but it's rather useless and a bit boring. If you get the day use out of it then don't worry or carry a spare battery if you really can't get past the need to squeeze every last drop out of things.
    Sadly battery tech seems to lag behind each modular feature upgrade thus the cycle of not quite enough juice continues. Eventually something has to give.
     
  5. bob60626

    bob60626 Android Enthusiast

    I do that to some extent but it doesn't bother me, yet. :D For me, it's really a carry over from going several days in a row without charging flip phones. Heck, even when I put Opera Mini on my Boost Sanyo Mirro and started putzing around all the time on the internet I still got a solid 2-3 days.

    I keep my data, wifi, and GPS off via Quick Settings unless I'm actually using them. I've also started screwing around with just putting my V in airplane mode with the power button. If I'm out running, at work/drill and purposely not using my phone,... why would they need to be on? It's also faster that way than turning the phone on and off. :D

    I once went through 4 days on my OV with 3x% left. I wasn't googling and browsing very often but I was texting frequently and checking my email occasionally (another thing that can be come a bad habit!).
     
  6. sciullo779

    sciullo779 Newbie

    i bought a razr maxx... i can easily not care about usage because i have yet to kill the battery in 1 day
     
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  7. Agreed. Its wonderful isn't it? Battery lasts far longer on LTE than any other Android phone running on 3G with everything shut off :D Mine has been off the charger for almost 19 hours now and I am still at 46% battery life with fairly heavy use.
     
  8. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Honestly, I hardly care about my battery since I am just always near an outlet. I do however have Juice Defender on my phone. I just turn it on when I'm at 30% or less and I need to be away from a socket for a couple of hours or so.
     
  9. wxman2003

    wxman2003 Android Enthusiast

    I have a couple of chipmunks that I keep just hungry enough to keep my phone powered. It's all part of my master plan for world domination.
     
  10. NikkiC

    NikkiC Well-Known Member

    I have been the same since I got my One X. I could get 2 full days out of my iPhone with 20-30% to spare and I am finding it hard to get used to the fact that this phones battery wont last that long.
    I still remember the days when you could get 5 or so days out of a phone battery.....ah, the memories! lol
     
  11. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Android Expert

    Charge it whenever you have the ability to do so. I carry a back pack to work so I always have my charger with me (also my spare battery) and use it when needed. I used to worry about battery life, I dimmed the screen etc... but I found that I wasn't enjoying my phone at all. Now I really don't care. I have found over time that when I am using my phone a lot I am usually by an outlet because I am sitting down, when I use my phone less it's usually because I am moving around doing stuff and the phone last a lot longer.

    Tips:
    -Charge it whenever you can, 15 minute charge is better then nothing.
    -Leave 3G on
    -Leave the screen on auto brightness. I once kept my N1's screen so dim that one day I was playing around with the phone and turned up the brightness, I was shocked to see how much I was missing.
    -poll emails and facebook less.
    -You paid good money for this device, use it! A smartphone is useless if you are afraid to turn it on.
     
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  12. bigdrew

    bigdrew Member

    You didn't mention your device, however most phones have aftermarket batteries with higher capacities. You could also get an external battery pack. Neither of these are generally expensive and should give you more juice than you need based on what you're getting now.
     
  13. You can't compare a device with a large HD display running over LTE to a device with a tiny screen with less resolution only running on 3G. Its night and day.
     
  14. Demache

    Demache Android Expert

    For some reason I feel like I could easily find a way to destroy a battery in a RAZR Maxx in easily less than a day. Granted it would last wayyy longer than my Gnexus, but I've killed the 3800 mAh (since its aftermarket it might be more around 3000 mAh) battery on my Eris fairly easily. Just needs lots of 3G, Bluetooth, and no screen timeout lovin'.
     
  15. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    I have 2 extended batteries that cost about $10 each on eBay. When I got my extended batteries I was able to disable the battery icon in the status bar (a feature of CM9 ROM) and not worry about battery life at all anymore!
     
  16. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    Here is how I deal with my battery obsession

    - spare battery when I had my Nexus One
    - charger at home, work and in the car!
    - 2G when I am out and about and I don't need fast internet and I just want my push notifications.
    - GPS Off unless I need it.
    - WIFI on when I am at home or at a friend's place. Off otherwise.

    That's about it :)
     
  17. jy02113800

    jy02113800 Newbie

    actually, best way is to use good inner 'core', like 'cm'
    second is about the ROM, there are lots choices.

    personally i am using MIUI ROM with CM9 inner core

    this is the best way without changing your use habit


    if you dont mind the speed and fluency or you never play CPU high required games
    you should consider lower your CPU frequency by using some apps or ROM with built-in changing frequency function
     
  18. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    What do you mean by "inner core?"

    CM9 is a ROM (a great one!)
     
  19. rui-no-onna

    rui-no-onna Android Enthusiast

    Lol, way too much hassle for me. This is one thing I appreciate about the iPhone 4 (iPhone 4S, not so much). It has decent battery life without me having to micromanage everything. Unfortunately, my obsession with battery life has turned out to be fairly expensive. I've already bought several phones trying to see if any would give me battery life as good as the iPhone's at stock settings. So far, the Xperia Ray seems to be working pretty well on that front (probably due to being able to dim the screen really low). :p

    Wish something like the RAZR Maxx would be released on AT&T.
     
  20. jy02113800

    jy02113800 Newbie


    inner core and ROM are not the same thing...
    forgive my poor english if i type any wrong words...

    i dont know what that's called in English
    inner core is like the bottom and drive sections, can be upgrade separately
    it's the core system file

    CM is a ROM, but it has its own inner core, you can change your ROM without change its inner core................

    maybe i could say, regardless of hardware, the performance of your phone depends on the inner core, including the level of saving battery
     
  21. smokingpipe

    smokingpipe Newbie

    I am always charging my battery, thats because I always have it on viberate, lol. I always carry a spare battery, my ac plug and car charger. So turning off your viberate will make your battery last longer too. But I don't care. I can't wait till they come out with a solar charger.
     
  22. danaj

    danaj Android Enthusiast

    I think they are meaning the Kernal......
     
  23. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon

    :thumbup::D
     
  24. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    haha :p Sad to say...but I'm use to my battery obsession.

    There's already a few out there on the market. An example is the Samsung Replenish
     
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