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Motorola Atrix Battery Life

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tatiana320, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Eggrollz

    Eggrollz Lurker

    I don't see how you guys do it. Unplugged the charge at 2 fully charged. 1+ hr of talk time, bunch of texting, and web browsing. Died by 12. Am I missing something? I use it no different than my iphone 4 yet charge it more. Hmm

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  2. DT

    DT Android Expert

    That's pretty awesome!

    The only thing I see in your post that's probably inaccurate is nobody can play just 15 minutes of Angry Birds :D

    =KLRS=ZERO Android Enthusiast

    For those who do not know what is draining their battery, download spare parts from the market. Open up spare parts and click "Battery history", it should tell you how long your phone has not been sleeping where it says "Running." click on it and if it is not anywhere near to how long you have actually used your phone today, then go back to the top and in the drop down menu click on "Partial wake usage" this will tell you what applications are using your phones battery while you think it is asleep. if you find an application that has a lot of time with "partial wake", then you might want to uninstall that specific application. hope this helps everybody!
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  4. mildred

    mildred Lurker

    Update - the battery life is much improved. On day 1 it had to recharged by 3pm with light/moderate use. Today it came off the charger at 6 a.m and at 3.30 it is now showing 70%. Apparently the performance of these batteries does radically improve after a few cycles as other posters have suggested.
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  5. nsvball02

    nsvball02 Newbie

    After a 2nd charging cycle, my phone is doing much better. Been unplugged for 13hrs and 30% left. This is with moderate use throughout the day. E-mailing...browsing web....downloading apps...
  6. evilbastard

    evilbastard Well-Known Member

    OK I let my battery completely drain, then plugged it into the usb port on my Laptop (Running on AC). The indicator light stayed lit, green, for a few minutes, then went out. I let it on the charge for 15 minutes and tried to turn it on. The indicator light turned green for a few seconds then went out. How long do I need to leave it on before I can attempt to turn it back on?
  7. MosIncredible

    MosIncredible Member

    I believe you need like 5-10% before it can turn back on and as I've seen so far, USB ports are poor for charging speed.

    I'm currently trying to kill my battery. I've played Angry Birds for the past hour and only lost 10%
  8. evilbastard

    evilbastard Well-Known Member

    Well it's been plugged in for over two hours, and the indicator light doesn't even come on. I think the battery is completely DEAD! (Tried various usb ports, xbox, ps3, laptop)
  9. MosIncredible

    MosIncredible Member

    That is possible. I encountered a battery for the Atrix that was DOA at the AT&T store. Popped in a different battery and it booted right up.
  10. LateDroid

    LateDroid Member

    i got 36 hours of battery with moderate use. charging it right now because it got down to 5%. AMAZING battery life
  11. Drago13

    Drago13 Lurker

    Three full days with the phone now and have not gone below 30% as of yet with 18 hours of moderate use.
  12. ryanhockey21

    ryanhockey21 Lurker

    I have had the phone for two days now and cant get more than 8 hours of light use. Spare parts says the phone has not slept at all, partial wake usage says UID1001 and android systems, what are these???? I am coming from the iphone sorry if these are dumb questions.
  13. Duffmaster

    Duffmaster Member

    I took mine off the charger (fully charged) at 8AM and now its 15% at 10:40PM

    I sent lots of text messages, used the wifi for a while to search for AT&T's store number and go on FaceBook. I also called AT&T multiple times and have been playing Word Feud and Words with Friends on and off all day. I also had the Bluetooth on for about 20 minutes on my ride home. Its not the 3 days that my Motorola Q9H Global got on its extended battery but for a phone of this calibre going a full day I am impressed :)

    I am using the stock phone with motoblur, there is some weather box a few pages to the left and I haven't installed many apps.
  14. newwales

    newwales Newbie

    Roll on gingerbread it has better battery management apparently. Does anyone know if Gingerbread will allow scrolling widgets finally or will we have to wait for Ice Cream.???
  15. ackack

    ackack Lurker

    tried it out yesterday set up like this. wifi,gps,3g on(they always are anyway), screen-full brightness, background data enabled, push email on, and the battery manager thing set on battery saver. My only widget is the google search bar. it lasted an easy 13 hours like this. This included about an hour of NFS, 20 min of air attack, searching and downloading various apps, maybe 30 texts, 6 short phone calls, and took a bunch of pictures. I also dont have facebook syncing or anything like that. I would say heavy use.

    I did run the battery down out of the box and I cycle from full charge to 5% automatically(old habit).
    Today I'm trying it with the same settings except I'll have auto brightness turned on and push email off and set to manual.

    Overall I couldnt be happier with the phone!!!
  16. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    Don't remember reading scrolling widgets mentioned for Gingerbread, Ice-Cream is still a big mystery. If you want scrolling widgets, get 3rd party launcher like ADW or LauncherPro. For those that complain about icon text size, you can resize the icons to make it bigger on ADW or LP.
  17. zizo79

    zizo79 Android Enthusiast

    How long does it take for the Atrix to take a full charge?..It takes my phone a long time to reach 90% coming from 15%.
  18. version7x

    version7x Lurker

    I'm going to try some of the tips above, but so far, my battery life has been horrid. I take it off the charger at 6 am. Little to no use and its at 30% by noon. Maybe 10 minutes of talk time. email checking/web browsing for 15 minutes.

    I've got the screen at it's lowest brightness and Battery mode on Maxiumum saver.

    I'll post back the results of spare parts and a couple more charging cycles.

    any other ideas?

  19. HyperM3

    HyperM3 Android Enthusiast

    I have to say Im super happy and impressed with the battery life of this phone. I consider myself a heavy user(not for streaming music or videos, anyone can do that), but in the sense of calls, web browsing and tons of messaging. I also leave my wifi, gps and bluetooth on 100% of the time.

    My Nexus One in the same conditions and usage would last me barely 12-14 hours. The Atrix has been blowing it away. For S&G's, I let the battery run completely down to nothing yesterday. I pulled it off the charger at 10am yesterday and it finally completely died at 8am this morning. It only took about 2 hours to charge completely back to 100% also.

    Very happy with it. FWIW, I did a factory reset and rooted the phone during that time period yesterday also. Dont know if that helped at all.
  20. evilbastard

    evilbastard Well-Known Member

    OK so it appears that my battery wasn't getting enough juice from the USB ports to get it charging again. Since my AC Adapter was at work and not available until Tuesday, I went to an AT&T store. We tested it on an AC adapter, and it was charging no problem. So I picked up a new adapter for home.
  21. MosIncredible

    MosIncredible Member

    Yea, this phone charges drastically slow with USB ports compared to the car charger/AC Adapter. I don't even worry about charging with a USB port. It's not efficient at all.
  22. evilbastard

    evilbastard Well-Known Member

    I wonder if it's because of the battery type, because I have no problem with other electronics charging through USB (Iphone, Nintendo DS, etc.)
  23. jtorral

    jtorral Newbie

    Everyone stating "great" battery life, please clarify what that means? 24, 36,48 hours ????
  24. HyperM3

    HyperM3 Android Enthusiast

    For me, great battery life is having the phone last from waking up to going to sleep without having to charge it. I hardly had that happen on my Nexus One. The Atrix lasts and lasts and still has 20-40% by the time Im plugging in the charger at night.

    So far, the only time I let it run completely down, I got 22 hours out of it.
  25. ackack

    ackack Lurker

    this, when I wake up at 7am i expect it to last till i go to sleep. so far, with heavy use, by the time I go to sleep at around 11:30 I still have at least 40%. so for me the battery has been awesome!!! If i'm busy and dont mess with the phone much I could see it going 48hours easy

Motorola Atrix 4G Forum

The Motorola Atrix 4G release date was February 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H processor, and 1930mAh battery.

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