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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by RoboMonkey, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. RoboMonkey

    RoboMonkey Well-Known Member
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    I'm getting 8 hours of *normal for me use before it hits 24% battery.
    If I'm just watching videos I get 6 hours (lots of PodCast).


    I'd love it if I could get 10hours, but I'm satisfied.
    I've got a car charger for those long days away from home.


    *No task killer, perma WiFi when home, background data on, auto sync on, no Friend Steam, or Twitter. I do have News and stocks updating every time I go to their windows and I do a fair amount of web surfing with this phone.

    I also don't have live wall paper running, but I'm going to turn it back on. What's the point of having this phone if you don't have all the bling going.
     

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  2. Ubuntu Philosophy

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    i leave everything on except mobile network. battery lasts 12-14 hours easily before I put it to charge and it still has 20% usually by the time its charging. this is heavy use and averages around 6+ hours of use.

    it is the 3g that is killing most people.
     
  3. RoboMonkey

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    I'd agree with that.
     
  4. whatsitsname

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    4 straight hours if 3g and its dead as a rock. I'm impress you get 6hours of video. Is that nonstop video playback?
     
  5. RoboMonkey

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    Yes.
    Well I do have a 20 min drive to work and I had a 15 minute meeting today, but for the most part I'd say yes.
     
  6. Zameus

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    backup your SD card and do a full format fat32. I guarantee you will notice a difference in battery life. I went from only 8-10hrs to an astoning 22-24hrs. Today my phone had been unplugged for 13hrs, and I still had 43% left. Using it moderately.
     
  7. steelersmb

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    I tried the sd card thing and noticed no difference at all.

    Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk
     
  8. eric3316

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    Guarantee is a pretty strong word there buddy.......
     
  9. tazcollins

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    What exactly is not working with mobile network turned off. Do you still receive calls, e-mail, text's, etc? What's the difference in airplane mode and mobile network? TC
     
  10. RoboMonkey

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    Airplane mode cuts you off from the world and turns the device into a media player.
     
  11. jeffdlb

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    Please clarify further: Does toggling "Mobile Network" off still allow you to receive voice and SMS, but not use the data network for email and internet? If so, is there a way to turn off the phone radio yet still keep on WiFi and GPS -- no phone & SMS, but still able to access the internet via WiFi?
     
  12. tazcollins

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    Thanks. OK, what does turning the mobile network off stop working? Been with android for 6 months and still learning. I appreciate all the help I can get. TC
     
  13. Ubuntu Philosophy

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    turning off mobile network allows for phone calls and texts. all other data is shut off. go to an empty spot on the screen and add a widget and scroll down to settings and touch mobile network. i unplugged at midnight last night and am at 90% with the network off and wifi on.

    for example, i dont need data while im driving or otherwise occupied. if this post helps you please thank me for it.
     
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  14. Ubuntu Philosophy

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    this is a bit ridiculous
     
  15. mattdouglaschambers

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    I can't find the widget/shortcut to add mobile network to my screen. Am I missing it? Or did you just add the settings one?
     
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    widget/under settings/mobile
     
  17. Ubuntu Philosophy

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    click the settings one and it will give you quite a few options for settings widgets. mobile network is there.
     
  18. RoboMonkey

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    Wow, I had no idea about this! Now I'm not going to turn off my service. Ill just shut down the data connection when I don't need it. Which is most of the time when away from my car or office. Sweet this should boost battery life a lot.
     
  19. Ubuntu Philosophy

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    15 hours, 42% battery life remaining.
     
  20. Jensen

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    This should have been a default widget on the phone. This is one of the reasons I think reviewers claim of bad battery life on this phone is a bit silly. I'm getting awesome battery life.

    The reason is that Android has amazing idle power usage. Mine is usually under 1% an hour (with 3G on). If you get in a situation where battery life could be a problem you can "hypermile" your battery life by just turning off mobile network (3G).

    This should reduce battery drain even further, we are talking like half a percent per hour, and you can still get phone calls.
     
  21. RoboMonkey

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    So far with only doing the mobile data off "wifi at home" after 4 hours my battery is at 86%.
    I think it was at 96% when I took the advice.
     
  22. Ubuntu Philosophy

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  23. tazcollins

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    One more question. Can you receive e-mail with mobile network turned off? All I need most of the time is phone calls, texts, and e-mail. Thanks, TC.
     
  24. MisterEd

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    And don't forget to stand on one leg, spin 3 times around counterclockwise and spit into the wind. That will help just as much. Where are all these things coming from. :rolleyes: Also buy some of those penis enlarger pills, they also work just as well. I guarantee it! <NOT>
     
  25. Mabster

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    No, you need one of the network options turned on to receive email. 3G, 4G or Wifi.
     
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