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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ty07allstar, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. Ty07allstar

    Ty07allstar Well-Known Member
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    Well the other night I took my phone off charge and was messing around on it for maybe 30mins just looking at the market and playing with the home screens. I talked on the phone for maybe 10mins and when I was done i had lost 15% battery. Does this seem normal? I've done everything possible to try to get the most out of the battery. Should I take it to Verizon and tell them I would like a replacement battery?
     

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  2. rick311

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    hmm, my battery seems to lose that first little bit of juice pretty early. but i can go every other day without charging.
     
  3. Ty07allstar

    Ty07allstar Well-Known Member
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    I wish I could say the same. My battery drains pretty quick even if I'm not really using it.
     
  4. alprazolam

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    What is your signal like?
     
  5. ericlmccormick

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    Until you fully cycle the battery 2-3 times, the phone does not accurately give the proper % charge, even after a few cycles, its not perfect. To get a better idea of your battery level, us the widget called "Battery Left Widget". The longer it runs, the better the accuracy because it does much more then just give a percent based on battery voltage.

    On the standard battery (1300mAh) you will probably get about 10-12hrs of good use out of it. I just recently got myself a 1750mAh battery and I got probably 16-18hrs of the same use on it. I have only cycled the battery once so far and based on the included info with the battery, I will get even better performance after a few charges.
    If your looking to get a full 24 hours out of your phone, get the 1750mAh battery. If you need a full weekend, go for the 3500mAh but it will add some bulk. Otherwise, expect to have to plug it in at least once a day.
    If you don't already know, you can use a standard mini usb plug to charge it. If you sit in front of a computer all day, you can just have it plugged in there.
     
  6. Ty07allstar

    Ty07allstar Well-Known Member
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    My signal's pretty good I think. I've never had an issue getting on the internet or sending texts or dropping calls. I know about the cycle but I definitely don't think that I could ever get 10-12hrs on a single charge with moderate use. I may be able to get that with no calls, and minimal use.
     
  7. alprazolam

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    Oh...you most certainly should get that much. I sometimes get 16 hours on the standard battery but that's on light usage days. I've had some days in which I was constantly texting and the phone lasted about 8 hours on a charge...just depends.

    How long have you had the phone and have you cycled a few times?
     
  8. Ty07allstar

    Ty07allstar Well-Known Member
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    Ive had it for a little over 3 weeks. Yes I have cycled it. The thing that kills my battery are phone calls. I'll have a 30min call and the battery will lose 20%. Then i'll mess around on it and there goes another 10%/
     
  9. alprazolam

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    Also, you looked at the battery tips and tricks sticky thread? You may be running something that helps zap the battery. Phone calls do zap my battery too but I still get a decent charge even with a 30 minute call.
     
  10. Ty07allstar

    Ty07allstar Well-Known Member
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    I did everything in the battery thread and have checked to make sure that nothing is zapping my battery.
     

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