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Support Poor Battery life on Droid X?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by briankeith513, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. briankeith513

    briankeith513 Well-Known Member
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    It seems every review praises the battery life of the X, however, it has been very poor for me so far. Anyone else with this problem? Any suggestions?
     

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    You have the device? o_O
     
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    Got it yesterday.
     
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    I unplug mine around 6:30am and I don't plug it in until around 11:00pm..ish.
     
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    Perhaps you received a faulty one?
     
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    First off- give it a few days as sometimes the battery needs some conditioning. Second- how bad is it? What are you comparing it to? As long as you can get a full day out of a modern smartphone it is considered pretty good.
     
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    the reviewers are waxing rhapsodic vis-a-vis battery life.
     
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    dude really?
    u had it for a day and your complaining about battery life??
    let me tell why your battery is dying fast.....CAUSE IT NEW AND YOUR ALWAYS ON IT! :)
     
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    Is it still necessary to charge the battery to full and let it empty 2-3 times?
     
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    no, not with lithium ion. ni-cad, yes.
     
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    Lithium ion batteries do not require conditioning nor does it suffer from any memory effect. These are old myths from the ni cad battery. No longer the case with lithium its the benefit of the technology
     
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    what he said...
     
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    Yes, I am. I get just about every smartphone from Verizon for free, a few days before it is released to review and give feedback to them. I see a big difference with this device on days 1 and 2 than my other devices. I wasn't always on it as you chose to assume, yet it drains very quickly. It may be a faulty battery though.
     
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    How to prolong lithium-based batteries (BU34)
    Battery research is focusing heavily on lithium chemistries, so much so that one could presume that all portable devices will be powered with lithium-ion batteries in the future. In many ways, lithium-ion is superior to nickel and lead-based chemistries and the applications for lithium-ion batteries are growing as a result.
    Lithium-ion has not yet fully matured and is being improved continuously. New metal and chemical combinations are being tried every six months to increase energy density and prolong service life. The improvements in longevity after each change will not be known for a few years.
    A lithium-ion battery provides 300-500 discharge/charge cycles. The battery prefers a partial rather than a full discharge. Frequent full discharges should be avoided when possible. Instead, charge the battery more often or use a larger battery. There is no concern of memory when applying unscheduled charges.
    Although lithium-ion is memory-free in terms of performance deterioration, batteries with fuel gauges exhibit what engineers refer to as "digital memory". Here is the reason: Short discharges with subsequent recharges do not provide the periodic calibration needed to synchronize the fuel gauge with the battery's state-of-charge. A deliberate full discharge and recharge every 30 charges corrects this problem. Letting the battery run down to the cut-off point in the equipment will do this. If ignored, the fuel gauge will become increasingly less accurate.
     
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    First I dont believe your story about a phone tester. Verizon doesn't need outsiders to test their equipment. Sounds like you have never owned a full screen smart phone. Battery life is always tricky. But id imagine a 4.3 inch screen on full brightness is going to drain faster than even the MOTO Droid with 3.7 inch screen. Maybe you could be more specifics about the length of charge your getting.
     
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    I ran out the approx. 75% charge from the factory from about 7:30PM to 10:30 PM tonight. I pushed it to it's limit though by constantly keeping it on and at full brightness. Also played some NFS.
     
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    ya sounds like your phone is broken, i'll take it off you for 10 bucks if you want since thats about all you'll get with such a problem. pm me if interested
     
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    Three hours on with constant use. On 3/4 battery. What were you expecting. Think the batteries listed as 5-6 hours.
     
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    I expected just what I got. I never expected to have it last days with the brightness turned all the way up, playing games, etc. :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm sure.
     
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    Everyone else that has gotten one has reported fantastic battery life, which is why this is out of place and doubted.
     
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    I'll get back to you in a couple days with my 2 cents. For the time being, be sure nothing is stuck running in the background draining the battery. But yeah, most if not all the reviews I've seen so far has either praised the battery or say it's decent.
     
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    Im getting the feeling were going to see alot of posts about people not getting the battery life they expected.
     
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    Because one person has said it so far. WOW! Hopefully we wont see as many as the ones all over the EVO forums. Remember everyone! There is a 1930mAh battery that will add only 1mm thickness to the phone. :D That will definitely eliminate any battery issues for sure. No need to micromanage your battery life.
     

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