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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by bugger, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. bugger

    bugger Well-Known Member
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    I am new to the android, migrating over from blackberry. The first thing I have noticed is a considerable difference in battery. On my bb from tmobile, I was getting a day or 2 of battery life with a lot of use. Hundreds of text a day, emails (2 accounts), talk, and web browsing.
    I got my mytouch 3g slide yesterday it charged for about 6 hours. I took it off the charger around 9-930 at night. I played with for a while, went to bed and got up and it was at less then 30%. Now when i went to bed, i was only missing a little bit of battery. I didn't think it would drain that much overnight with no use.
    That is going to be a serious problem because of the amount i use my phone.
    I am currently charging again. Does it take a couple of charges before the battery life will reach it's peak?
    Also with my bb, i was getting 1 bar of signal and constantly switching from 3g, to edge, to gprs. With MT3g, i am getting 1-2 bars. Does poor signal drain the battery faster?
    Any help or tips would be appreciated.

    By the way, I am new to android and I am pretty clueless when it comes to phones and stuff.

    Thanks,

    Bill
     

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  2. AHanks12

    AHanks12 Well-Known Member
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    First of all, welcome to the Wonderful World of Android! Speaking from one ex-BB user to another, the first rule to rememer is: NEVER,.......EVER,........EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER COMPARE ANDROID TO BB. The second rule is to search these forums for battery saving tips, (and there are plenty).
     
  3. wintersg3

    wintersg3 Well-Known Member
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    The first thing you should do is go through all the apps that are syncing with the internet weather, email, facebook etc and check how often they are syncing. The more often they sync, the more they will drain the battery.
     
  4. IOWA

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    Something you need to remember OP, Android handsets are much much more powerful than BB, and are constantly sucking data in the background, even when it's "asleep". You should charge it every night. It's basically a small laptop in your pocket, with voice capabilities.
     
  5. TheDroidRobot

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    I have a question if you want to answer please post it on my thread it's about the Blackflip Android whats the best Battery mode to put it on?

    Thanks!
     

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