Ok, I purchased my droid 2 about 5 days ago. I'm in love with the phone, but have one complaint (which may be a deal breaker for me). The battery life! I've researched numerous sites and threads taking in little peices of advice here and there and I am still having trouble. And I'm looking for a more individualized answer to my question before I decide if I'm going to take the phone back and ask what I can do about it.
Just a couple things first...1. I apologize for asking a quessdtion that has been asked a million times. 2. I'm not as technically savvy as some, so I may have to ask for clarification at times. 3. I had a Motorola Cliq before getting my Droid and I could easily make it through the day without recharging with moderate-heavy use...so i may be spoiled?? lol
So, on my droid, I'm not running live wallpapers, I don't use ANY widgets, I have the display turned ALL the way down (Which drives me nuts btw), I use task killer like a crazy person to try to help things out, and I have the GPS and Wifi turned off. I'm what I would call a moderate-heavy user normally. Ok so...in the morning, this morning for exaplme, I unplugged my phone at 6:20am. I checked Facebook for not even 5 minutes, and at 6:50am, only 30 minutes later, my battery was at 90%?! I did some browsing on the internet for about 15 minutes and now the battery is down to 80% at only 8:30am. I'm lucky to make it to noon or 2pm and thats barely using the phone, just checking email and FB quickly a fewtimes and then on standby!! I'm not happy at all with this. I mean what is the point of having a smart phone with all the bells and whistles without being able to use them. At this rate of drain I'll never be able to use my droid as I planned. Might as well forget about games, social networking, and so on.
My only question is, is this normal or did I get a faulty battery? The rep. at the Verizon store that I purchased the phone from said to let the battery drain and then fully charge a few times (which I have done twice so far) before I brought it in and he would see what he could do. He said we could try another battery and if that didn't help we could go from there.
Any advice is much appriciated! I just don't want to get stuck with a phone for 2 years that I have to be constantly plugged in to use or that is dead otherwise. Thanks!