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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by juice421, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. kb58

    kb58 Well-Known Member

    Speaking of battery life, have you guys seen a big change after the update? I sure did! Even using the phone very little (no calls and about 30 minutes total internet/email usage) I'm scraping by on about 30% after about 16 hrs of on-time. That's not a big deal, but it really is because before the update I was seeing about 50% remaining charge for the same usage. I even pulled the battery just to make sure I didn't have some thirsty app running in the background, but no change...

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  2. Simba501

    Simba501 Android Enthusiast

    Hm. I haven't noticed a change in my battery life.
  3. Onmitsu

    Onmitsu Lurker

  4. kb58

    kb58 Well-Known Member

    Phone charged all night and the light was green when unplugged this morning. I spent 11 minutes checking e-mail and CNN (no videos) and after exiting back to the home screen, reported battery life was "80". Yup, I ran the battery down 20% in 11 minutes checking the news :eek:. I then drove to work which takes 35 minutes and by then the battery was... still at 80%. Something's definitely going on... I'm thinking a bad battery.

    A bit interesting is that when I went into About Phone > Battery > Battery Status, it was reporting a full 10-bars of battery capacity even though the front screen said 80%. Who knows... just more of the wonderful quirks of Android.

    Hmmm, okay, might be onto something. I'm using Simi Clock, which is really cool, but they may have broken it during the last update. It was showing 80% battery life and I turned off the battery display, confirmed it was gone, then turned it right back on. Battery life went from 80% to 94%. It's a miracle! So maybe this is a non-issue.
  5. shorepatrol

    shorepatrol Newbie

    My battery life has INCREASED tremendously after the update. Couldn't be happier.
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  6. Aatos.1

    Aatos.1 Android Enthusiast

    Thanks for posting about your battery life and the update.

    Far too many people like to bitch and moan when they could be learning about the way Android operates, their specific phone in particular and how to optimize it.

    Out of the box they are in the default mode. What most people don't realize because they are too quick to criticize, is that there is a lot one can do to not only increase battery life but improve overall performance as well.

    Each and every one of my phones I have spent a few hours with a little at a time, getting them setup to my liking. It's a one time thing, your learn a lot and have the satisfaction of having made a difference.

    I haven't met an Android I don't like yet, just some are a bit better than others ha..ha...ha...:D
  7. AdamsHouseCat

    AdamsHouseCat Newbie

    My Atrix does.
  8. Simba501

    Simba501 Android Enthusiast

    +1! Haha....very true
  9. Kuhns787

    Kuhns787 Android Enthusiast

    My battery life is horrible. I do not have any apps installed besides facebook and Angry Birds and do not have anything set to auto sync. I had 50% last night when I went to bed. When I got up this morning it was dead. I have messed around with the settings a lot and nothing seems to make a difference since the update. My Blackberry with Facebook, My Point and Weather Bug installed would last almost two days. I had Angry Farm on it as well. What gives.
  10. Aatos.1

    Aatos.1 Android Enthusiast

    I used a several BlackBerrys' over a period of about three years. They are the best email / messaging phone ever. One of my favorites was the original Bold with it's large keyboard. Since I handle 30 to 40 work emails per day, a touch screen is a real pain, unless you have Swype.

    Anyway to your question about battery life, you absolutely in no way can compare any BlackBerry to other smartphones with larger power hungry displays and operating systems that require more power. Everything is a compromise and when you have a huge 4.0" or larger display that really eats into the run times of the battery.

    That said, there is always a possibility that you have a bad phone. They are mass produced and cannot all be perfect. I would give some thought to having it looked at or exchanging it, depending on how old it is.
  11. nbaylinson

    nbaylinson Lurker

    I had battery problems after the update as well. Called HTC and within 5 minutes they were sending me a new battery and charging cable.
  12. Kuhns787

    Kuhns787 Android Enthusiast

    I Will have to do that as well. Did that solve the issue for you?
  13. nbaylinson

    nbaylinson Lurker

    I just did that on Tuesday, so I'll post an update when I know. At the least I'll have two batteries.
  14. StandingCow

    StandingCow Member

    After the first few days of 15% to 100% charge cycles my battery life improved a lot (which I think is normal for these types of batteries).

    I have been happy with the battery life, if I am not using the phone I have wifi off and just use my network data plan... if I am surfing around I enable wifi.

    I get just about 1 1/2 to 2 days time with moderate use.

    I have no idea if the latest update did anything to my battery.
  15. Kuhns787

    Kuhns787 Android Enthusiast

    What kind of apps do you have installed?
  16. StandingCow

    StandingCow Member

    AVG, a battery widget, emulators, Handcent SMS, swype, Amazon appstore, ... a really good test is going to be tomorrow when I am bored at jury duty (UGH!)...

    You know what kills the battery? wifi... if Im not browsing around I disable it.
  17. StandingCow

    StandingCow Member

    After I say I don't have any battery issues... today I was using my phone for about two hours (playing games), then didn't touch it for 5 hours.. and it was all the sudden really low, by the time I got home it was at like 6%.

    It was a pretty sudden drop.

    Wifi and bluetooth were disabled.
  18. zsmalley

    zsmalley Lurker

    I have had my phone for 4 days. I found this site base on how poorly my battery has been performing. I have tried all of the tips on this site and others. Unfortunately my battery drains very fast. I can have everything off and it still drains. I dont use GPS when at home and work I use wifi. Today I charged until full while a work left watched youtube for about 1 hour via mobile data and when I checked my phone I was at 75 percent. It’s been about the same no matter what I do to help. I have tried with everything off and still nothing. I monitor running services and keep background data off. Nothing has worked for me. I'm calling HTC today to try and get a new battery. I love this phone but I can’t put up with how poorly my battery is right now. It’s funny how different the experiences have been for different people, and how some don’t believe the experiences of others. I have had enough technology in my life to know there are no constants, which is why we check these forums.

    I am hope when I get my new battery I will have some of the success others have had. 17 hours would be great. I read a review where the person said he got 3 days out of it playing on it and taking pictures. I would just take 1 day.
  19. StandingCow

    StandingCow Member

    It is really odd, the battery use seems to fluctuate.. like I said above, I had no issues, I could go all day with moderate use and be fine... then one day, the battery drained really fast when I didn't use it often at all.

    So, I have no idea, I just keep a charger at my desk at work, a car charger, and charge when I sleep... so IF I do end up with a low battery... I just charge it, no big deal.
  20. zsmalley

    zsmalley Lurker

    I called HTC and they told me I should take my phone back to where I got it since it was so new. They also said that they had not had a lot of complaints about poor battery issues on this phone. We both agreed it could be because no one is calling.

    The HTC rep suggested that I do a "Manual reset" which is take the battery out for more than 20 or 30 seconds. Next I should try a factory reset. If neither of those work than I should take it back. I was really hoping for them to send me a new battery. I have personalized it so much I don’t feel like going back to square one. Hopefully it’s better today I drained the battery all the way down last night, (took about 7 hours) turned it off and charged it until 100% hopefully training of the battery works.
  21. Kuhns787

    Kuhns787 Android Enthusiast

    I took mine back last night for poor battery and not very good signal and the one they exchanged it for is not any better . I do tech support for a gaming console manufacture and if someone asks if something is a know issues the response is always going to be no. So even if the battery issue is a known issue they are not going to tell you that.
    On a side note I think At&t jumped the gun on the 4g thing and should only be selling these phones in areas where reception is good. a small town with mountains around it is not an ideal market for these phones but they seem to be selling a lot of them.
  22. zsmalley

    zsmalley Lurker

    When I talked to customer support she stated the phone should last 15 days when on but not touched. I set my phone down today it was at 90% took a long nap 5 hours later without being touched it was at 72%. It will not make it 2 days at that pace
  23. StandingCow

    StandingCow Member

    Wow... when I leave mine on standby when I go to sleep, it is dead by the time I wake up 8 hours later.
  24. mrcamp

    mrcamp Well-Known Member

    Either she is smoking something, or she is just going by the standby time stated in the specs. I do not think anyone here can tell you that their phone will last 15 days of standby.

  25. h@ystack

    h@ystack Newbie

    I have finally gone further than Orlando area with this phone, and I can certainly say that reception is the main culprit when it comes to battery power.

    To give you an idea, if you look at a map, I live in the zip code 32828. As you can see, a pretty busy area if you chose to look. I work in zip 32751...much worse reception. Battery drains faster.

    This weekend, I visited a smaller town, in the middle of nowhere...34974. This poor phone struggled, and I even shut off the mobile network almost entirely.

    I also ended up on the Florida coast, in Stuart FL....not sure of the zip here. Could only get minimal service there, and the ratio to service vs. battery life was fairly consistent.

    This does bring me to another point, I rarely get good service out of this phone, even in larger areas like Stuart, Orlando (32828), and hardly anything in Maitland (32751). I can understand the smaller town, but my service vs. my family's service on their phone sitting side by side is significantly different.

    If I was in a smaller area, I could understand, but not the places I am at. I wonder if the antenna in my equipment isn't as good as it should be?

    My battery life is still ok, just thought I'd share, since some of you mentioned radio and signal being a major issue, and it really showed this weekend.

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