Wow, I envy you guys with amazing battery lives. I take my phone off the charger at ~6AM, text 10 mins every hour (in between classes), take the bus home(while on the bus checking email and browser and texting), and get home at 350PM with 10% battery left. I have everything turned off, including background data. What am I doing wrong?
Okay, I have percentages:
7h 50m 58s since unplugged (I unplugged it a full charge)
Android System 9%
Voice calls 8%
Cell standby 8%
Phone idle 8%
Android OS 3%
Opera Mini 5 Beta 2%
Handcent SMS 2%
And right now I got a warning for 15% left, please plug into charger.
Initialize a new battery. New batteries should be fully charged before their first use to obtain maximum capacity. Nickel-based batteries should be charged for 16 hours initially and run through 2-4 full charge/full discharge cycles, while lithium ion batteries should be charged for about 5-6 hours. Ignore the phone telling you that the battery is full--this is normal but is not accurate if the battery is not initialized. #DO NOT fully discharge a lithium-ion battery! Unlike Ni-Cd batteries, lithium-ion batteries' life is shortened every time you fully discharge them. Instead, charge them when the battery meter shows one bar left. Lithium-ion batteries, like most rechargeable batteries have a set amount of chargers in them.
How to Make Your Cell Phone Battery Last Longer - wikiHow