I hear this at least once a day, from a customer, it's the same story, just the model of phone varies.
Today, lady comes in, states that her samsung goes completely dead after a full charge w/in 3 hours, while on standby.
Now I know that is possible, given certain conditions, but I have to duplicate that before I can exchange the phone as per DOA or warranty, well, plugged it in, 2 hours later, full charge, 5 hours later she comes back to see what happened, surprise surprise, it is still fully charged.
The day before,
another lady, states that her Eris, charged all night long, said it was charging, and when she unplugged it, it went completely dead. Then she said that it would not charge at all.
I asked her to leave the phone, told her it would take about 4 hours to troubleshoot it, I plugged it in in front of her, showed her that it was charging, she states, "yes but it did that last night too, and blah blah...."
Long story short, she comes back 5 hours later, phone had been fully charged and unplugged, just like the Samsung today, and sitting, and magically, it was damn near full charge when she came back.
"Well what did you do?"
"I plugged the charger into the phone, and plugged it into the wall," was my response.
Point to this,
people are ********.
People are in general, clueless as to what proper expectations should be for battery life on a handheld device, and clueless as to all the factors that play into the battery life on standby, or w/ talk time or data use. Not to mention settings on the phone.
It's funny the things people bitch about w/ regard to their phones when they think that they are entitled to a new phone because they breathe air. But when push comes to shove, and I attempt to duplicate the "issue" (w/ regard to battery useage), 9 out of 10 times, the "terrible problem" people claim to have w/ battery life, is in their head, or imaginary.
Hell, I had a young guy in yesterday that stated as he walked in, "this phone sucks, I can't hear anything when I call people or when they call me, can I swap it for the droid?"
He was such a dumbass, I thought he was going to shit himself when I asked him "what is your phone number?"
He says, "er....um..why?"
"Because I am going to call you."
I place the call, hand him the phone, and ask him...
"Can you hear me now?"
The look on his face,
I literally called him 12 times, and chewed up 15 minutes farting around w/ him on the phone until he figured out that he wasn't gonna trade his intensity in for a droid just because he said his phone didn't work.
either you are the unluckiest guy in on earth, or you don't understand the phone. I say this because, it is not unheard of to get a bad phone out of the box, but to get 2, that have the exact same issue, tells me it is probably not the phone. JMHO I am not judging you, just saying....
good luck, I suspect that you will not be happy w/ the droid, you may want to see if there is a way you can trick someone into doing and esn change for you w/ a star tac or talkabout, or maybe a 3585i, those will get you like 3 or more days on battery lol.
All 3 of those instances happened, today and yesterday, and everyday, I could be wrong, but your story, doesn't sound any different to me.