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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dabomb224, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. dabomb224

    dabomb224 Well-Known Member
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    Basically, if you got a chance to read my other thread, I was having severe battery problems with my X. I found out that if you set Social Networking to only update over Wifi, you can easily extend your battery life by a few hours.

    Unfortunately, since then my phone has continued to display subpar battery behavior, especially (and surprisingly) in comparison to my girlfriend's Droid X. In particular, I have noticed that when I charge the phone to 100%, it takes an average of 7 minutes for the battery charge to drop to 90% (as indicated in the Stock battery status indicator). This occurs regardless of how heavy the usage is during this time frame.

    This is particularly frustrating since I just came back from having Verizon replace my battery, only to find that this is still happening. Should i be looking into getting a replacement phone, or is this quick dropping to 90% behavior typical for everyone else?
     

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  2. Fabolous

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    I find the drop from 100% to 90% to be much faster than any other 10% increment.

    While it doesn't take me only 7 minutes, it is a relatively short time period (maybe 25-35 minutes).
     
  3. lexluthor

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    Unfortunately, on the x we don't really know what the number represents since its in ten percent increments. 90 could be 99 or maybe 94 or maybe 90 depending on algorithm.

    If its true that getting to 90 is the fastest drop maybe its rounding to the nearest ten and 90 really means 94.

    Sucks that they won't allow programs to read the exact percentage.
     
  4. Naughty#9

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    i have good battery life, but 100 to 90 is nearly instant. maybe 5 minutes at the most and it's at 90.
     
  5. DrJD

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    Agreed, very, very quick. In fact this morning I unplugged it, didn't use it and then a little while later was at 85%... However, I used it heavily all day and it is still going now late at night, very weird.
     
  6. dabomb224

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    Out of curiousity, how did you know that your battery was at 85%? Were you using a specific battery monitor?
     
  7. waxings

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    After you have fully charged your battery, how long does it typically take for your phone to drop from 100% to 90%?
     
  8. rp4643

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    I would say on average it take about a 1/2 hour, its a very fast drop between these levels,,WHY?
     
  9. WishinItWas

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    Same here, The second day i had the phone it dropped from 100-90 real quick! I was nervous, but it turned out to last a long time under heavy use of tweaking settings/themes etc
     
  10. mattstud36

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    Mine has been eratic. Sometimes it will be a few hours, and sometimes it is within 10 minutes.
     
  11. dguy

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    Just so you guys know, charged means full, 90% means anywhere between 90% and 99%, 80% means anywhere between 80% and 89% and so on. The phone only displays a charge in 10% intervals.
     
  12. pirahna

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    One hour max to 90%.
     
  13. waxings

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    I was having the same results and just wanted to see what others were experiencing.
     
  14. PeaceMaker

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    Me too... at least we're all on the same page. Less than a hour w/o a doubt.
     
  15. 1up5dn

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    Not very long at all, but that makes sense. I believe 90% really just means "less than 100%". It's like when people complain that their gas gauge starts to fall right after filling up, when on other cars you can go 75 miles before it starts to move off of full. I think the latter is less accurate.
     
  16. ghamden

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    Mine usually drops to 90% with thirty minutes of coming off the charger. Does anyone know how to view the battery percentage in single increments instead of tens?
     
  18. lexluthor

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    Wow, talk about duplicate threads.
    You didn't see this exact thread?
    http://androidforums.com/support-tr...73-how-long-does-take-your-x-go-100-90-a.html

    How do you know that? They could use a lot of different methods
    80% could mean 75% to 84% (rounded to nearest 10)
    80% could mean 80% to 89%
    80% could mean 71% to 80%

    Unless someone has done some more detailed work to figure this out, I don't think we know.

    If the quickest drop is really from 100% to 90%, then maybe it's that first way I posted. Then it only takes a 6% drop to register 90%, but every other drop (except the final one) is 10%.
     
  19. waxings

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    Sorry, I guess I was searching more on battery :thinking: My bad..... should have been more clear.
     
  20. Piiman

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    I thought it was if it was 100 then it was 99 to 90 90 is 89 to 80 etc but I'm just guessing. Which is probably why they aren't reporting every % just to keep us guessing.
     
  21. 10splaya22

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    Mine lasted a little over 2 hours today. I've been unplugged for 4 hours and i still have 90 percent left. 100>90% usually take less than 30 min though so I don't know what Im doing different. Im using it about the same.
     
  22. labeledbass

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    2-3 hours with WIFI, GPS & AGPS on - no bluetooth.
    Moderate texting, and a few phone calls. All but 10-15 min WIFI is either connected at home or work router.
     
  23. labeledbass

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    I second that, I've "hung" in the 90s for a while, per the above post.
     

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