I got mine Friday, and I am very concerned about the battery. I had an original droid, and the battery had gotten terrible. I was excited to get a new slider and have better battery life. Not working out that way.
I realize with all the bells and whistles of the phone the battery will be taxed, but so far it will die after 8-9 hours of light-moderate use. Mainly of texting, a word game and uber social app. I'm not doing a lot of browsing or calling. And it is still dying that fast.
Yesterday I only got 6.5 hours out of my battery. Wasn't watching movies, wasn't using youtube or browsing the web. Texting/UberSocial/Wordfeud/Foursquare. 6.5 hours. And I even have a GPS shortcut that I turn on and off when I use FourSquare. It's pathetic and very disappointing. And yes, I have smart actions enabled for when the battery reaches 25%. I think I am going to have to pay Verizon a visit and do something about it either trying a different Droid 4 or another device entirely ulnless you guys have some advice or reassurances.
When I bought the phone, the Verizon guy told me to let the battery die before charging it. And he said to let this happen a few times before plugging it in before death or using a car charger. I listened to him. Based on what some of you have said he sounds wrong, and I'd like to know if this could be part of the reasoning for my battery being terrible.
So in summary I guess I have the following questions:
1. Could I just have a bad battery and need a new device?
2. Did what the Verizon guy tell me to do damage the battery life of the phone?
3. As someone else asked, what do you do if Verizon turns on the device to set it up and doesn't allow you the suggestion of fully charging before booting up?
4. Does WiFi use less battery than 4G LTE?
5. Why is the Android OS using far more battery than the Display? This is a huge contrast to the Orginal Droid.
6. Tell me what to do. Please.