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  1. d6racer

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    Waiting 3 hours for the battery to charge (2 more to go) :(
     

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    I just charge mine every day.
     
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    I charged a completely drained battery in about 2 hours today. I'm doing the full drain/full charge cycle a few times. It's a PITA, but I'm told it's worth it. Plus, I got the extra battery and charger in the Costco bundle, so I have to do it for that one, too! :) I haven't decided if I need the extended battery or not, since I have all these chargers at my disposal... I guess if I take a long train or plane trip, I might want it!
     
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    Same.. charge it every night so it's ready to go and 100% when I bail in the morning.

    Or I turn it off as in the case of today where I didn't realize it spent 65% of the day searching for a signal :mad: So now it's almost dead.. normally it makes it through the day no problem.

    Damn you poor reception in this building!!
     
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    I have the circle battery widget and it's still at 95% when my phone says it's fully charged.
     
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    I'm taking a plane trip later this week, and will leave here with the Costco bundle desktop charger, a fully charged battery in the phone and a fully charged spare. Unfortunately, my extended battery won't arrive until after I've left. Hopefully it will last long enough that I can just install it and forget it.
     
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    LOL, sorry guys, the initial charge before I turn it on.

    Fed Ex just dropped it off a couple hours ago.
     
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    You (and others concerned about the battery charge), may be interested in the following link:

    Your Smartphone
     
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    No waiting here. The extra battery and battery charger from Costco IS the cure! :cool:
     
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    My extended battery takes about 4 hours to charge when the phone is on while it is charging (even if I'm not using it). If I turn the phone off, it takes less than half of that time to charge. It's not so bad turning off my phone to charge while I'm sleeping... IF the phone could make it through the whole day without another charge. Unfortunately, I'm only getting 8-10 hours of battery life WITH the extended battery, so I have to charge half way through the day. I don't like having to turn off the phone during the day, but I don't really have a choice if I want to keep it charged.

    This battery life / charing issue is my achilles heel with this phone: I'm loving just about everything else on the phone, but I really thought I'd be okay with the extended battery. But so far, I'm extremely disappointed (and I'm not even on 4G yet).
     
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    Batter life will get better when it is on 4G.
     
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    I thought you were going to say the screen. It is the only thing I do not like about the phone and it is the most important part of the phone.
     
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    Dude! Really?! PLEASE, for all of our sakes, go get another phone already!
    I, for one, LOVE the screen!
     
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    I turn off 4G and only turn it on when I need it and know it is available. :rolleyes:

    It is on a limited bases in our area. At home we don't even have 3G just Wifi.
     
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    You got that right. The convenience of always having a charged battery, without EVER being tethered to a charger is great.

    BTW, someone in Motorola's forums had a great idea (I think): with the shell/holster combo you can actually fit the spare battery in the void between the back of the phone and the back of the shell, so your spare is always with you, but never in the way.
     
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    I love that the extended battery gets me well through a whole day worth of use. Im asleep when it charges so no waiting for me. :)
     
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    I just ordered my extended battery earlier today. All told, I've spent $400 on this phone :D
     
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    So far the stock batt has done "ok" for me...i turned off the lighted keys on the bottom and set the display all the way down. Plus froze some apps. If i wake up at 730 and unplug it, I can go to about 9pm. I usally plug it up if im just in the house chilling....no reason not too.
     
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    After fully charging your phone, keep your phone plugged in and go into the widget settings. Either turn off the circle battery widget and then back on, or reinstall it. The widget WILL then show 100 percent. However, the charge will drop down to 99 percent as soon as you unplug the phone.

    I personally have decided not to use this widget. It's my impression that this application uses up more battery than it's worth. It needs to monitor and report percentage changes constantly, which may be less useful than the greater battery usage it uses.
     

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