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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by McCadi, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. McCadi

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    Hey guys. I recently got an atrix 4g. I was excited to hear it has a 1930 mah battery. However, im only getting 3-4 hours of web browsing out of it before it dies. Yes I have calibrated the battery. I did everything that all the guides said. I turned off data. Brightness on auto. No gps. I kill backgrounding apps every 15 minutes. I would love to underclock, but there is no such thing for a tegra 2 yet. I might just go back to my iphon e. Any suggestions anyone?
     

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  2. redrider67

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    I'd let it cycle a few more times, they will last longer the more you use them. Try to take it all the way down then use the wall charger to charge it back to 100%.

    I came from an Iphone and I'd have to put it on the charger at least 4 times a day compared to once a day for the Atrix.
     
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    I suggest you go back to the iphone.
     
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    The battery life of new batteries tend to be shorter than batteries that have been used for a couple of weeks. I noticed this on my last two phones.
     
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    What kid of websites were you browsing that used all that power?
     
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    I would uninstall your task killer as soon as you read this message.
     
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    Unplugged at 8am, currently at 70%. Checked email continuously from 1p - 4p (via cell), was on WiFi from 8a till 12p, downloaded a few apps, updated several before we hit the road around 12:30p (shut off WiFi). Not heavy usage, but generally outstanding battery life.
     
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    interesting... i charged last night and used my atrix to play mp3s all day today at work (unplugged ofcourse)... its now 10% unplugged for 13 hours...
     
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    Thanks for the replies. Ill just wait a week or two, and see what if anything improves.
     
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    i have the inspire and noticed the auto brightness sucks

    i dont know about atrix but i recommend trying to manually set the screen to ur liking
     
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    I have an iPhone 3GS at the moment but was looking to get the Atrix or Inspire in the next few days, leaning more towards the Inspire. I have heard nothing but bad on here about the Atrix.
     
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    I think there is more good than and, I made the switch from an Iphone 3GS to the Atrix and am very pleased with my decision. A few things I miss from the Iphone, ability to do screenshots and the ease of the app store.





     
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    McCadi,

    Not sure if you are having a configuring issue with a specific app you downloaded and set-up.

    I unplug my Atrix at 5:30am off to work I go, and plugged it back in at 11:00pm at night, using it all day, two email being checked all day, texting all day, several phone calls throughout the day, a little website rendering, and my battery is at 40% at night!

    The battery life has been wonderful so far, and it should get better as sometime passes.

    Good luck, don't throw in the towel so quickly!
     
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    Still haven't been on the charger, @ 30%, 21h 54m.

    Now of course I haven't used it much (and not at all from 11p to about 8a), but my Captivate used to run out of steam just idling all night.

    I am using a night profile that throttles down power usage.

    I'm curious to see how it lasts with something power intensive like using it as a WAP and having two machines connected!
     
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    In the past few months I've had a Craptivate, iPhone 4, Inspire and now the Atrix. So far the battery life is best by a long shot. It was on the charger all day yesterday until 4pm (using GPS) but it hasn't been back on since then and I used it heavily until late last night and this morning starting at 5am with wi-fi on the whole time and it is still at 19%. The rest would have been dead by now.
     
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    Im getting outstanding battery life. Im using the stock motoblur widgets, news, weather, no social networking. It takes day and a half just to get it below 30 percent. Social networking widgets kill the battery bigtime. I have noticed LaucherPro widgets are harder on the battery also. Just my observations.
     
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    This is your problem. Remove ATK and you won't have to dim things or turn off data. #1 problem is people that install ATK's thinking they are doing good, but actually they have no idea how Android works.
     
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    When I know I'm going to be using my phone more than usual, or not by a charger I'll always dim my screen. Readability is fine - don't need the brightness of the standard.. I'll turn off my bluetooth anytime I do not need it. I'll definitely turn off any auto email fetch. I won't use the speakerphone. And, I'll try not to use my phone as a flashlight as well........seems to work.
     
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    My Atrix has much much better battery life than my old Iphone.
     
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    You don't want auto brightness, you should set the brightness to manually be something like 25-33%. Don't use a task killer either. Killing tasks and Android opening all of them back up every 15 minutes kills a lot more battery than just leaving them running.
     
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    I agree with Syntrix. I recently learned that Android (which is based on Linux) automatically manages CPU usage and memory and is different from how Windows manages memory. An android phone will always use over 90% of the memory of your phone to retain snappiness. When further memory is needed, it kills least used apps automatically.

    In a nutshell, what I learned was: On Android, free memory = wasted memory
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    Advanced Task Killer should never be used as it uses more CPU cycles and wastes Battery.

    Also, here's a thread that'll give you more information about Li-ion batteries and charging tips.

    [INFO] *UPDATED -17 June 09* Battery life problems? Stop here! - xda-developers
     
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    iPhone is going to have better battery life with the same usage no matter what, but there are many things you can do to improve your battery life.
     
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    My battery is doing awesome. I am pretty heavily using it and still have 60% at bed time. I had the Evo 4G from sprint for awhile and took it back because I wasn't even able to get to 5:00 pm without the battery dying.

    Also, the phone comes with some sort of task killer. Don't know if it is needed or not, but I haven't had to mess with it.
     
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    You may have a defective battery - it happens... Take it back and ask for a new one.
     
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    It's the task killer. It'll make battery life like an iphone, which is about 1/2 a day with moderate use.

    remove the task killer it's not needed and it's the cause of most battery issues reported here.

    Don't know why this is so hard to understand!
     

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