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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mloffa, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. mloffa

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    Hey everyone.
    I just got my first Android phone yesterday from the iPhone 4 and so far I am really happy. :)

    The only thing that is bothering me is the battery life.
    I downloaded the widget Battery Watcher so I can keep and eye.
    This morning, I unplugged my phone and the "fully charged" message was on the screen.
    Battery Watcher said 100%.
    I sent ONE SMS message and it went to 98%.

    Is that normal?

    It has since stayed on 98% for the past 15 minutes after a few more texts.

    Any ideas?


    Thanks.
     

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    Have had mine for about a month and in that time, I've decided that the 100% is "just barely". Seems once it comes off charge, it drops a few percent (1 or 2) almost immediately.

    Best thing I've done so far is found Juice Defender...seemed to make a noticeable difference in time I'd get from a charge.

    Tom
     
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    You have to actually discharge the battery to get an accurate profile on the battery. A discharge down to about 80% will give you a better idea about how healthy it is. As with all Lithium based batteries though, you get by far the most cycle and capacity life if you only put shallow discharges on them between complete recharge cycles. In other words. The less its discharged before its recharged, the longer it will last.
     

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