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Just traded in my Inspire for the Atrix.

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  1. Zonker1

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    Very Excited!

    Anything I need to know to get started?
     

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    just curious..what didnt u like about the inspire?
     
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    battery life, no tegra, no ffc -- reasons I exchanged it
     
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    I actually loved the Inspire. Only problems I had were battery life, the weight of the phone, and the rear speaker was too quiet. The speaker made it difficult to use the gps.

    Otherwise, the Inspire was great. It was amazing when it came to web browsing, texting, etc. Very fast and smooth. But I felt like I was constantly worried about the battery.

    Just decided to try the Atrix.
     
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    cool..thks for the info..i have the atrix now but considered the inspire...now really how bad was the batt on the inspire..cuz in the htc forum most say the battery is lasting them 12+hrs which i dont believe.
     
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    I was getting about 10-12 hours but I do not use it that much... light surfing, facebook, LOTS o TXT, some calls (around 2 hrs a charge) and angry birds :D

    was my first android phone and it seemed that I had the thing plugged in all the time. I am doing the same things with the Atrix and after about a week I am avg about 15-20hrs a charge (once again I am sure that is light usage compared to most people)

    I unplugged the phone yesterday around 9-10am and it turned off around 5am ish (was killing piggies and kept ignoring the battery warning :p )

    soooo yeah same habits on the two phones and Atrix seems to be lasting longer ...

    had/have ATK on both.... no clue if it really helps but it gives me a warm fuzzy having it installed so I give it a home
     
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    I was getting anywhere from 10-14 hours depending on usage. I was always worrying about the battery though. During the day at work, I either had to have it plugged in, or I felt like I could not use the phone, just to make sure I would have juice if I needed to go out.

    For example, if I took the phone off the charger at 7 am, by 3 in the afternoon the phone would be down to a little as 30 percent. If I needed to be somewhere that afternoon, I would need to remember to charge the phone prior to leaving, or I would risk running out of juice.

    The atrix is doing much better battery wise.
     
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    I get about 12-16 hrs on my Inspire - for what its worth.

    I wish the inspire had a kickstand.
     
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    Have you tried the phone without ATK? You should give it a try for a couple of days and see how your batter life is without any task killer. Based on how Android is written, it manages apps by putting an inactive app on standby so that it's not using the processor. It just takes up space in memory. When you use that app again, it uses less power to retrieve the app at the state it was at. If the phone is low on memory or the app has been inactive for an extended time, the OS kills the app. Only time you'd need ATK is if the app is written poorly and does not go on standby when it becomes inactive.

    OfTheDamn made a great post of sources on why you don't need task killers on your phone: http://androidforums.com/android-applications/214451-task-killer-do-i-need-one.html#post1852258
     
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    Ditto!

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    You can find a case with a kickstand :D I know they have it for other phones.
     

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