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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by james1808, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. james1808

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    I have a new battery from a company on Ebay.

    Its a 1700mAh That fits directly in to the phone with no big back add ons, Which i really did not like the look of, good idea but with the extra weight and ugly looks id rather charge my phone twice a day:)

    So i took a gamble and baught the new battery:thinking: Always worried it could be garbage and a waste of money. The battery arrived and i fitted it and left it on charge for around 16 hours.

    Finally got the phone off charged and used it as i would usually, made sure all the settings were the same ie. screen brightness and wifi were off and so on.... The battery lasted considerably longer by around 40% again.

    BUT:thinking: It could still be killed pretty quickly with heavy usage. I tried a couple more settings to make it last longer. I found when i turned (only use the g2 network on) it was saving the battery for hours longer.

    I have now had the phone on for 2 days without turning it off and normal usage. I am amazed by just turning this off, how even a standard battery can last a lot longer.

    Would love to know if there are many more tips for battery life? Its becoming an obsession to see how long i can make it last for.

    Cheers:)
     

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    I went from 7 hours of life to 11+ hours by changing how often my email is checked. Changed from every minute to every 10 minutes.
     
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    got a link to the ebay auction?
     
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    Sorry for the late responce, been at work all day. There's a link its the UK ebay but I think they deliver everywhere.

    Also I found today when I had no signal the battery has drained a lot more than usual?

    Does the phone use more power to find signal?

    Please let me know, I'm not sure if you could do much about that tho : )

    Cheers
     
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    Cellular signal? Yes. A lot of people don't realize that most cell phones (and I suspect the G1) do not operate at full power all of the time. This results in less radiation for the user. If you are in a cellular "hole" or otherwise don't have a strong cell tower nearby the cell phone will increase it's signal and power consumption in an attempt to compensate.
     
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    what do you guys do to make your batteries need charging twice a day? mines always lasted 2 days with a fair bit of internet use, and playing with the emulators. could get 3 days with it on red bar. this is with the supplied battary.
     
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    You must have an awfully good battery mate. Or never make phone calls/text. Mine is generally almost dead by the end of the work day.

    Unless I have it sitting on a charger throughout the workday.

    lol ;)
     
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