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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by paimon.soror, May 19, 2010.

  1. paimon.soror

    paimon.soror Android Enthusiast
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    Google: "If You Are Not Getting A Day [of Android Battery], There Is Something Wrong" - Android battery life - Gizmodo


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  2. jbass350z

    jbass350z Member

    So 6 hours on a full charge isnt normal?
  3. ionizer

    ionizer Member

    Great, now what do I do since I can't even get 6-8 hours with moderate usage?

    IE: GPS for ~1 hr and battery is 50%

    I've made all other recommended settings for prolonged battery life (Except the one to remove the data connection).
  4. bjanow

    bjanow Android Expert

    I would think that GPS would suck battery life, only makes sense. I'd either get another battery and throw that in my backpack or make sure you have a car charger while using it.
  5. nyngbld

    nyngbld Well-Known Member

    wow ya thats a bit odd. they are basically saying dont use it, you will save battery :thinking:
  6. bjanow

    bjanow Android Expert

    Normal is relative.
  7. paimon.soror

    paimon.soror Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I guess it all comes down to what you are doing. Playing a game for 6 hours straight? Then yes, i would say thats normal. Phone is sitting idle and doing nothing and no processes are hogging cpu power and you are only getting 6 hours...then no, something is def wrong.

    I can last almost 12-14 hours with moderate use and listening to pandora for 6 of the 8 hours im at work
  8. chl

    chl Lurker

    Ha ha!

    It is simple to get a full day, here's my procedure:

    1. Fully charge phone overnight
    2. FIRST thing in the morning check email/text messages for no more than 5 minutes
    3. Put phone to sleep and set it down
    4. Quietly back your way out of the room, turn off the lights, and close the door.
    5. Return in 12 hours to 20% battery.
    6. Voila... a full day!
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  9. paimon.soror

    paimon.soror Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    But a full day would be 24 hours not 12 :p
  10. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    Seriously these threads are getting insane! I can understand what the article is getting at, but that's why u get a phone like this, so that you have the ability to stay connected and do a lot of these things. I can get about 2 days worth of juice with my BB 9700, and that is with fairly high usage. And I get an absolute full day and evening with my 3Gs. If I wanted to just talk I'd have a flip phone that just makes phone calls. My incredible is in need of a charge by about 5-5:30, and that's with leaving in the morning at say 10am with a full charge, and using the Seidio extended battery. Without the 1750 I was going down at about 3 pm. So I guess its doing its job some what. But come on, HTC has to do a little better! I'm getting good use out of other devices, they should be able to bring the same sort of use out of the box before having us all scramble looking for extra batteries, chargers, or simply not using our phone for what it's intended for in the first place!
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  11. jakeh0

    jakeh0 Well-Known Member

    ordered 2 replacement 1500 mah batteries on ebay with charger. at least this phone takes only a minute to boot up. my blackberry, which lasted all day easily on a charge, would take 9 minutes to boot.
  12. aleis

    aleis Android Expert

  13. Akitakoi

    Akitakoi Newbie

    I get almost 2 days out of mine, I don't talk much or use the GPS. I do lots of emailing and some web surfing. Better then my iphone.
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  14. Teegunn

    Teegunn Android Expert

    I don't understand the huge discrepancy that some Inc's seem to have over other concerning battery life. Mine dies pretty quickly and I've tried every battery trick I can find. How others are getting 2 days out of theirs is frustrating.
  15. I'm with this guy. Once these threads started popping up, I did a test of my own. On a full charge I got more than halfway through my second day of uptime without any problem. I was checking emails, surfing, texting, bluetoothing, and calling.

    If you use GPS, you're going to drain the battery. Even my new (and very expensive) Garmin only gets 2-3 hours on the battery, and it has only a fraction of the functionality of an Android phone.
  16. cdodge

    cdodge Android Enthusiast

    so if i only get 10 - 12 hours with no other apps installed and almost no use at all what does that mean? the only app installed is the OS, which really isnt an app and then the htc sense stuff.

    hope it means i have a bad phone or battery because my seido is on its way as well as my replacement phone.
  17. livspop

    livspop Member

    I ordered the same ones. From Hong Kong, right? Have you gotten them yet? It's been 18 days since they "shipped" and I still haven't gotten them. Hard to believe that in 2010 it can take more than two weeks to deliver something. Are we back to the f***ing pony/dolphin express or what??
  18. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    I have the Seidio 1750mAh extended battery and have really no issues at all with battery life. The way I use it, I get easily a day of battery and change... and I would consider it moderate use. I'm not on my phone constantly. If I plan to use the GPS in my car for some reason, then I plug in the car charger. I have the stock HTC battery simply as an emergency backup.
  19. sdmania

    sdmania Newbie

    I read a post somewhere saying he was running swype beta on his phone and getting horrible battery life. He unistalled swype and is getting atleast a full day on a single charge. I am running swype and have been since I first got the phone and my battery is dead at 3:30.
  20. jayjay1122

    jayjay1122 Android Expert

    It really could mean anything (sorry, I know that answer sucks). The only thing I can tell you is that I have heard of people having issues with Calendar.

    Of course I suppose it is possible you have a bad battery. I have never been able to speak on the stock battery because I put my Seidio 1750 from my Eris in as soon as I opened the box. I think you will be pleasantly surprised with it...hang in there!
  21. cdodge

    cdodge Android Enthusiast

    Sweet, thanks for the positive feedback on the seido, my seido should be here this week, hopefully that helps.
  22. jakeh0

    jakeh0 Well-Known Member

    sak.gaming or something. ordered them on monday. got an email saying they shipped on this tuesday. i'll let you know if i get them.
  23. paimon.soror

    paimon.soror Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Ive been using swype as well and with all the emails and texts I have been sending I have only used 43s of CPU time according to SystemPanel @ 4Mb of ram. Not too sure why else swype would be causing a battery drain though.
  24. Pooh434

    Pooh434 Member

    I have a question about the battery drain fix suggestions. When you say turn of GPS are you talking about the location on setting or actually using the GPS function of the phone??? Also, I installed a battery widget that shows the percentage of power left when opened. It does not change the battery icon in the notification bar. Since this a functional widget that is on all the time, wouldn't it cause unnecessary drain as well? I pondered it before installation (I'm new to Android), but read all the hooplah about how people like seeing the percent instead of bars. Thanks.

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