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  1. Itsbiggs

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    Got an early upgrade and went and picked up the Inspire. What the hell is this, 99$ for a smart phone, thats insane. I bought the Impression last year that does about 5% of what this phone can do and it was $129... All things aside that phone turned me off of samsung, possibly for good. Either way I digress, this phone is awesome... I only have one issue.

    I've read the battery conserving posts, well i drove to work today (wake up at 7 to take phone off charger, it's 9:25 now) and my battery is down to 80% I did not use my phone at all, yes I have gmail, and my work email linked to the phone and the brightness turned down to 25%. I am not expecting phenomenal battery performance out of a phone that does this much, but with people saying they are moderate users and are getting 12 hours, or atleast 8-9 hours and I've used 20% of my batter doing essentially nothing but changing settings and downloading the battery widget.

    I am surely not bashing the phone because I love it (only had it for a day) it's beautiful, well crafted and surely feels better than the atrix did (played with both before I purchased) and for 99$ how could I complain! I am wondering if I should just keep a spare battery around and just accept it as life and get on with it. I just wanted your guys feedback.

    Should point out that i am 100% an android nub this is my first android phone, and I dont know what I need, a friend suggested GoSMS but that is about all I've got besides some useless apps to mess with. What are your guys suggestions, as well as some feedback on the things I discussed above. Let me know I want to become a part of this forum and help people, but this time I am asking for the help.
     

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    Try the "Juice Defender" app. It's free, and available in the Android Market. That's what I did, and it helped.

    I'm new to Android, too. Got my Inpsire a few days ago. It's taking a bit of getting used to (coming from the iOS), but I'm liking it more and more. One thing I would recommend is that you take some time to really look through all the nooks and crannies of the device (software-wise), as there are a lot of settings you can fiddle with to do vaious things (such as extend battery life).

    As for the battery life I'm getting: After a full charge at the beginning of the day, I was down to about 50% by 5:30pm. This was after moderate use of apps, internet and texting. Not sure if that's great, but it's good enough for me.

    ;-)
     
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    I'm down to 63% just got Juice Defender. Wouldn't be much of a deal but I kinda forgot my charger this morning, though I do have a car charger that I could pop it on for an hour on lunch. I am not sure how these new batteries work and if it would be counter productive to do that or if i should just let it die and have it sit on the charger when I get home. I've always heard about letting them die and fully recharge them a few times when they are new to get past the "memory" but I don't think these new batteries have the "memory problem" I just don't know. I've always tried to let my phone get close to death before charging it, about 10% then up to 100% I don't know what is healthy anymore.
     
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    i turn down brightness almost all the way down

    switch wifi and 3g off/on based on need

    turned off auto sync

    removed those news and friendstream widgets

    i get about 19-26 hrs
     
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    Still learning all of the tricks myself (only had mine 2 days) but I did all of this and installed Juice Defender last night.

    I took it off the charger at 6 this morning, and I'm at 83% right now (almost 7pm).

    Since I started reading these forums, I've had to re-classify myself as a very light user.
    I figured I'd be moderate at least...but I see some folks on here send more texts before lunch than I will in three months!
     
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    I left my battery die the first day. Used the phone till it turned itself off. Then charged it all night. I have been having much better battery performance today. I also am an Android noob. Plan on using it till it dies tonight and then charging it overnight again. I heard it helps the battery hold more of a charge. Read it on another Inspire forum.
     
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    I was prepared for dismal battery life from any smartphone. It is just about the number one complaint of any phone I researched.
    I am pleasantly surprised with my Inspire.
    I fiddled with it constantly from the time I got home till I went to bed. WiFi was on pretty much from 6pm to 11pm. It was at 40% when I finally put it down.
    When I woke this morning it was at 33% (been 25 hrs since I took it off the charger).
     
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    Just got it last night. Nice phone indeed. How do you see the battery percentage? I see the icon but no % next to it.

    Posting this from my inspire.
     
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    There are free battery monitor apps on the market
     

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