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General Realistically, what are you getting with battery time?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rossmathis, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. rossmathis

    rossmathis Android Enthusiast
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    How long does the battery last from the time you take it off the charger, 'til the time you have to charge back again?

    If you feel like explaining what type user you are (i.e. moderate, heavy, etc.), then be my guest.
     

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  2. MisterMixelpix

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    I have a Seidio 1750. I got to work at 6:45 today, it's about 2, and I have 50% of my battery left. I was using it fairly heavily, with eBuddy and my Facebook/Twitter widgets running. I surfed, texted, and generally screwed around. So take that as you will.
     
  3. fortesquieu

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    I'm at 73% with moderate usage, couple of emails and texts, Newsrob updating a few times, exchange update at 15mins interval, its about 4hrs and 55mins.

    Seidio 1750 too.
     
  4. stealthtt24

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    I work 12 hour shifts and if I am doing light usage, its usually at 75%. Moderate around 55% to 60%, and heavy its down in the 30%'s. For whatever reason my battery life has been so much better in the past few weeks.
     
  5. Berilon

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    i use the stock battery and usually get 35h out of it
     
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  6. necosino

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    I'd say about 6 hours at work with no use in a no/low signal area where it is constantly searching for signal (So basically the same as if I were on a call)

    At home it's closer to 10-14 hours with pretty frequent use, or ~20 hours with little use.
     
  7. rossmathis

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    LOL. Yeah. I totally believe you.
     
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  8. ArmchairBear

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    With the oem 1300mah battery I seemed to get 8 hrs heavy use and 10-12hrs moderate use.

    With the seido 1750mah battery I seemed to be getting 12-14 hrs heavy use and 18-20 hrs moderate use.

    Thats with background sync off and "always on mobile data" off. Those two settings seem to be the biggest battery drainers. More so than screen brightness. Also, I dont have anything that auto updates like email or facebook widget.

    The seido 1750 battery is totally worth it.
     
  9. tuanster1119

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    I have the HD2 1500mah battery and I get about 22 hours of use with moderate usage.
     
  10. clipperqb

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    600 am to 800 pm standard battery
     
  11. Crashumbc

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    I believe him, 35 hours is totally reasonable for light usage...

    I on the other hand spend hours surfing,playing games,downloading stuff...

    lucky I have a USB cable at my work desk and the Dinc spends a lot of time plugged in :p
     
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  12. Proph

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    moderate to heavy user, standard battery. goes off the charger at 6:30am goes back on around 9pm usually have 35-45% left.

    this is when i don't use navigation or play game... if i do either one of those things it is down to 15% by 7pm.
     
  13. Berilon

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    I really couldn't care less if you believe me or not.

    Why is it always that when someone reports a good experience with the battery nobody believes him ?

    You asked what my "realistic" use time is and i gave you an answer.

    My battery sucked in the beginning, i maybe had 7-10h use. I disabled the flickr sync, set twitter to 4h, facebook to 8h and weather to 4h. I do not use internet radio, MP3 or other streaming services.
    I get 30-35h out of it now.
     
  14. SeattleYanksFan

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    I usually get 24-30 hours with moderate use.

    I have the following widgets always running: full size calendar, Pandora, HTC Music, HTC Clock/Weather with animation, People Favorites, full size Bookmarks, and all the settings widgets (BT, GPS, WIFI, Mobile Network, Airplane Mode).

    On any given day, I use the web on and off for a few mins throughout the day, text all throughout day, average maybe 20 mins on the phone per day, use the GPS/Nav somewhat regularly, play MP3s daily, have tons of apps I use throughout the day for sports scores, news, etc., and use the camera a few days per week.

    EDIT: Stock battery
     
  15. TrailofTears

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    So let's get this straight: You skip the step of reading one of the other 36 battery threads with all of this information in them. You post a new thread asking for people's personal battery experiences with their own setup so you can get the widest range of useless responses ever. You then proceed to mock the people who respond to your lazy request for information. All around well played.

    Lazy asshole is both lazy and an asshole.
     
  16. Homan13PSU

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    Generally I'm moderate use. I can't take it into my office space with me so it stays outside the office and asleep for most of the day. Comes off the charger at 0630 and is generally back on by 2200. I'd say on average I'm between 40% and 60% battery left depending on my usage that day.
     
  17. Dex

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    I have the stock battery.

    I can pull my phone off of my charger, go to work, work 5-7 hours and not have touched my phone and lose 25-40% of my battery. This is without having even touching the phone. Maybe checking the time, but no apps or anything else. Then it stays off and dormant for hours. As in, not even touched.

    I am a fairly heavy user, when using my phone. Texting, web browsing, playing games, fooling with all sorts of stuff. My battery life usually ranges between 3 and 5 hours before it needs juice, depending on just how much I use the phone. When I use the phone very little the battery lasts a little longer. But again, in 5 to 7 hours I can lose a pretty substantial charger while doing nothing. I normally use an app killer to kill apps to attempt to conserve a bit of battery life while it isn't being used. (I understand that the debate rages on over app killers and battery life, but it makes me feel good)

    Realistically, my battery life sucks. On a normal day I have to charge it at least once, maybe twice before I even get to bed. Most days it stays plugged into my PC, because the battery life is so weak. This is my only real issue with the phone at all. Something I plan to correct just as soon as Verizon gets around to releasing the 2150mAh battery.
     
  18. IamReady

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    I have a 1500mAh battery from an Imagio and will get about 26 hours out of it with wifi on all the time and moderate to heavy use at times. Exchange email running as items arrive, RSS feed updating every 30 minutes, Friendstream running every 30 minutes, blah, blah, blah.

    I charge it all night (from about 11pm to 6am), leave it plugged up but power the device off, it charges for another 30 to 45 minutes. Take it off charger and I am good to go for 26 or so hours. Please note that I charge it most every night even though I still have 40% or so battery left... there are days (usually the weekend) that I do not charge it over night, so the 26 hour number is pretty realistic for me.

    For what it is worth, I got almost 36 hours out of it one weekend...
     
  19. Berilon

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    I had the same issue as you. But after i did what i explained above, my battery looses maybe 10-15% over 7h of sleeping time.
     
  20. bjanow

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    Moderate use, stock battery, externally charged (a real 100%, not the 90% the phone gives you) everything on all the time, (email push, gmail, facebook update, weather every 4, wifi left on, phone calls, and text) 5:30 AM to 9 PM left with around 50%. Not bad. With heavy use such as Radio, Pandora and/or GPS nav, I plug it in. Two days ago I ran out of battery for the first time. But I looked and had a runaway process that had me at 15 hours awake and 15 hours uptime. Rebooted and it went away, still not sure what caused it.
     
  21. TheGoatLantern

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    22 hours light use (i.e. minimal texting, browsing and calling), around 10-12 hours with heavy use (i.e. gaming, browsing, texting and calling) oh and it's the stock 1300mah
     
  22. DavidinGA

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    Typical day with STOCK BATTERY ~16 hours
     
  23. Wiggin21

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    Well I took my phone off the charger yesterday at 9am before work, today its 3pm and I'm at ~9% left. Stock battery, moderate to heavy use all day from 9 to 9 yesterday.
     
  24. TheWhiteBandito

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    Moderate to Heavy usage everyday. I get about 16 hours. Thinking about getting a 1500mAh battery or maybe even a 2150mAh
     
  25. gruss

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    Light use for me today, no calls 20 or so texts and checking some weather and stuff. 73% showing on the 1750 unplugged at 6:30 am, 4:15 pm when I checked. didnt swap batteries or turn off or anything like that. Just on the standard crappy charge, where it drops to 90% in 10 minutes ;)

    On days like this I can usually go to bed at 11 with around 40-50% on this battery.

    On heavy use days like when I get up start surfing and messing around with it streamin music etc cause the kids are watching fanboy and chum chum or something totally annoying I can kill this battery in about 4 hours, if I remember to turn on wifi though its actually closer to 6hrs

    As bad as the battery can seem, for actual voice calls I'm pretty impressed, while I havent managed to kill it in one long call, I can talk for an hour and it only drops the 1750 down to around 80% iirc. my ebay special 1500 lasted over an hour before shutdown with only 30 something % showing when my buddy called.

    Ya know just checked and this thing is in a dead heat battery wise with me storm with almost exactly the same usage. Voice calls offset by surfing.
     

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