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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by whaaaambulance, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Yellow Snowman

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    I'm going to verizon now to see if I can get one of those super batteries a few of you keep talking about...
     

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    Are you going to try adding them back one at a time to try and find the culprit? It'd be interesting to see what you find if you do.
     
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    Hah, that sounds like a lot of work but actually a meaningful exercise. I think I had about 30 apps/games installed which imo isn't that many. I will try adding them in batches and see what happens as it will just take way too long to add them one by one. While having long battery life is a plus, not having apps on this thing is pretty much like getting a LTE blackberry torch (Except BB has BBM which is a plus).

    P.S. I've also changed no settings after the factory reset besides screen brightness (which I had at the same level prior to the reset)
     
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    Finally I am getting very good battery life after some very frustrating days.

    I have followed this thread and performed most of the recommended actions, and after 5 hours of moderate to heavy use I still have 78% of battery left, yesterday at this time I was around 40% with similar usage. I get mail from my email account plus calendar and email synchs from my company. 4G is not disabled and the signal is very strong here.
     
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    BBM is coming but it will be limited to chat only and probably cost a few bucks. Personally am eagerly waiting liveprofile to get to the blackberry. I've been using that with my android and iphone friends and it is a legitimate successor to Kik if and when they release bb support.
     
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    ok if u turn it off what code do u use to turn it back on ?
    also i am confuse about the wi-fi how do i know it is on and does the wi-fi when use take a higher priority over the lte and 3G?

    thank
     
  9. Yellow Snowman

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    You can d/l an app in the market to turn on/off 4G alot easier. Heck you can even turn off 3G if you want/ Nice little app called Network or something like that
     
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    I noticed after my phone rebooted, that a bunch of the VZW bloatware was running even though I never opened any of it. I Used task killer to shut that stuff off until you can remove it with root. As someone mentioned already, shutting down the stocks and news sync seems to help quite a bit. I am always near a charger (even with my fruit I was always charging just so I was ready when I didn't have a charger), but today I have been running on battery since 8am just to test. I had a 98% charge at 8am, and it's now been four hours and I am at 79%. I have LTE enabled and I have been using my phone a decent amount. Not as good as the fruit, but not horible either.
     
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    Yesterday was dismal performance. Today much better. Pretty heavy use and been on it since 7am and its 230pm. 40% left. Wifi seems to help a lot.
     
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    DO NOT USE A TASK KILLER! let the damn apps run in the background. you can stop the stocks/weather/news sync if you want though
     
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    I have seen this posted a few times. But, please correct me - it seems the criticisms are about running automatic killing and I don't see anything about running it manually. I am new to android so have quite the learning curve. I never set-up the automatic killing. So, when I click on the Task Killer app it instantly shows me a list of running apps with all checked for kill. I un-check the ones I want to leave open and then click the Kill bar at the top. The app remembers which ones I unchecked and leaves them unchecked next and each subsequent time I open the app. The OS seems to eventually re-open bloat that I had previously killed. So, this seems a super fast and easy way to see what is opened and kill off the bloat. I open it once or twice each day just to clean up the mess (shutting down apps I don't want and which may be polling).

    If using in this fashion - is it still problematic? It sure is convenient compared to going into open apps other ways.

    T.I.A.
     
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    Yeah if you get a rogue app just uninstall it or use the built in task killer to force stop it.
     
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    i have been lurking since Thursday reading all the battery threads. i just got rid of a HTC Eris with the Seido battery pack. so battery is a BIG issue for me. My business relies on me being reachable.

    Thursday-Sunday my battery SUCKED, and planned on taking the phone back. Monday and today i have experimented, i turned off everything, turned screen to 33%, left it in Wifi ALL day, only thing i have sinking is my work mail and calender. Both days i got 9 hours and was still at 70%. I also didn't play on it, just used it for the bare minimum. tomorrow i will play a little more freely and see how it does.

    BUT....
    if i go to my basement, i burn through the battery, while its searching for for 3g/4g, i mean i could burn 50% in 2 hours bad.

    still debating on if i should just take this back and get a iphone (i know dirty word here, but my wife is getting great battery time)
     
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    Thanks for the detailed explanation. I have been explaining the same thing to others on other forums. Didn't mean to have that "h" in there. Good explanation though!
     
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    Highly doubt your wife's phone would do much better in a basement. No service will kill any phone, 4g, 3g, analog, and the like.
     
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    I may be wrong, but disabling news and stocks earlier today may have done the trick for me - I also force stopped some apps yesterday.

    I have been using the phone moderately to heavily for over 9 hours and I still have 55%
     
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    After doing a factory reset yesterday, I started the day at 7:00am and when I got home around 7pm, I was still at just over 50% battery. Had 4G running the entire time with mild-moderate use. Clearly something within the apps I downloaded drained the hell out of my battery. I installed a batch of apps today (better keyboard, facebook, and some games). Will see what the battery does today.
     
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    Juice Defender doesn't seem to work on my TB. Every time the screen locks, the app would disable. I downloaded Green Power instead. I actually like it much better!
     
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    Took my phone off charger last night at 10:20p, full charge, woke up at 88% left. All radios where off all night. Been on it quite a bit today, all on wifi. GPS off, sync a few times manually. A few calls, angry birds rio, lots of internet browsing. Changed Sense skins a few times, which I think uses power, and rebooted once. 34% left.
     
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    Advanced Task Manager is nice since you can exclude system apps. It is a misnomer saying not to use a task killer- depending how you use it.

    On my Inc and gTablet, there is a huge difference in N64 and PSX performance, if killing tasks or not. Ditto for higher def Flash performance.

    Using task killers correctly- helps battery life.

    BTW, not one mythical bump charge post in this thread yet. Nice :)
     
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    Has Anyone purchased the extended battery 2750 ? I received mine two days ago and charged it up and I have been having incredible battery life. YES it is a bit bulky but didn't take long to get used to. I slide it in and out of my pocket without problems and with the help of a sharp knife and needle nose pliers I actually modified my carrying case to work with the device when I want to put it on my belt. The stock battery was giving me about 8 hrs and I consider myself to be a power user with over 300 emails a day, lots of texts and of course some social networking browsing. With the same settings I have been using my extended battery now for 2 days without a charge and it is the first time ever that I have been able to do this with any phone I have owned either the droidX, Blackberry Storm, Storm 2 etc...

    I am actually very happy with the extended battery and for the $50 I paid for it on ebay I would suggest it to anyone that asks. Im sure it is just personal preference.
     
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    Downloaded Juice Defender. Lots of error messages.Apparrently, there are many problems using it with a Thunderbolt. Recent reviews back this up.
     
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    I even tried using their newest closed beta version and its still not working for me. Give it a few days. I bump charged mine ONCE and since then Ive been getting AWESOME battery life except for when Im home. My house, literally if I walk down the street Im in full blown four bars of four G, just sucks for VZ service. Other than that though, its been great. :)

    @Medic: I got mine, and the things ballin, but since my slim battery has been so good I havent actually used it beyond charging it. lol. Im debating selling it for the 40 bucks I paid for it since I cant return it.
     

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