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    Horrible battery on the Droid 4?

    So I've had my phone for about a week now, and I've noticed that the battery is just plain horrible.

    -Screen very low using about 30% of my battery,
    -No Wifi
    -Turned off 4g.
    -Underclocked to 300-800 Mhz on powersave mode (I use CPUtuner).
    -Froze many of the Bloatware the phone came with

    Yet, I can barley get through a day of school (6 hours), having about 30-40% battery at the end. Hardly even used my phone throughout the day, maybe to play a few games of Angry Birds for about maybe 5 minutes and using the internet every now and then for about a minute each time. I can't imagine how strained my phone will be on a weekend out with no charger around me.. Is this sad battery life normal for the Droid 4 line? Or am I doing something wrong?

    PS: I am automatically receiving emails however. Idk if that makes a giant impact, but any idea on how to turn it off just in case?
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    How good is reception inside your school? If the signal strength is low, the battery will die faster. Also, the easiest way to disable automatic syncing of email and anything else, put the power control widget on your home screen. From there you can toggle wifi, bluetooth, syncing, gps, and brightness.
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    What apps are using the most battery according to your battery usage screen?
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    I have the exact same problem with 2 of them.. we switch to 4g when we need alot of data.. otherwise it dies very quickly.. got on with tech support last night.. when 4glte is on, there are 3 radios on.. voice, 3g and 4g. need a way to turn the 3g radio off when 4g is in use... i guess 3g and 4g are on so the phone can switch back and forth.. in my opinion, 4g is usless on this phone!!! can't get through an 8hour work day.

    also, we have 4g with 10Mbit download (speedtest) but we are not in the 4g area of the coverage map. don't konw if that has anything to do with it or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zertsman View Post
    I have the exact same problem with 2 of them.. we switch to 4g when we need alot of data.. otherwise it dies very quickly.. got on with tech support last night.. when 4glte is on, there are 3 radios on.. voice, 3g and 4g. need a way to turn the 3g radio off when 4g is in use... i guess 3g and 4g are on so the phone can switch back and forth.. in my opinion, 4g is usless on this phone!!! can't get through an 8hour work day.
    There are only 2 radios in the phone that deal with the VZW network: the voice/3G radio and the LTE radio. The reason data will not work while on a phone call in a 3G area is because they are handled by the same radio. That is also why the 3G radio stays on when you have 4G signal because it still has to handle the voice signal.
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    Thanks for the clarification

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    I rooted my D4 and installed SetCPU, which dramatically improved battery life....at first. Now my phone won't hold a charge and I don't know why. Any ideas of what I can do?

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    How quick a discharge are we talking here?
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    30% or more in like 2 hours. It's awful.

    Quote Originally Posted by podspi View Post
    How quick a discharge are we talking here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas84 View Post
    30% or more in like 2 hours. It's awful.
    Try batteryxl it helped my battery out alot


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