DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 31
Like Tree5Likes

Thread: not impressed with maxx battery life - normal for me?

  1. Droid
    lgbalfa's Avatar
    Member #
    104453
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    new york, ny
    Posts
    51
    Liked
    1 times
    Phone
    motorola razr HD
    #1

    not impressed with maxx battery life - normal for me?

    i know that battery life depends on usage but after a few days of owning the phone i have not been impressed.

    example of average use - 12 hours of heavy use (internet browsing, viber active, AIM active, e-mails being pushed, one hour phone call, texting, wifi on 50% of the time, etc..) and my battery is already at 15%.

    i know that i can change my setting for the emails to be received, not use wifi as much, not have viber running in the background all day, etc.. but i expected something much more significant than 12 hours.


    i don't watch videos or play games at all.

    sometimes i make 30 minute viber calls so i am sure that drains the battery somewhat but based on my usage i don't think 12 hours is a lot for this phone, do you?

    thanks
    motorola razr HD (verizon wireless)
  2.  
     
     
     
  3. Master Droid
    TatDroid's Avatar
    Member #
    9368
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    680
    Liked
    106 times
    Phone
    Moto X
    #2
    How much screen time? 12 hours of up time is not good if you only have 2 or 3 hours of screen time. On the other hand, 12 hours of up time with 6 or 8 hours of screen time would be pretty awesome in my book. Don't know of another phone that would do that.
    Phones: OG Droid >>Droid Bionic>>Moto X
  4. Master Droid
    TatDroid's Avatar
    Member #
    9368
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    680
    Liked
    106 times
    Phone
    Moto X
    #3
    Also be sure to read battery threads in the Maxx forum. Multiple reports of Jelly Bean having negative impact on battery life, and ways to try to improve it.
    Phones: OG Droid >>Droid Bionic>>Moto X
  5. Droid Ninja
    jpcalhoun's Avatar
    Member #
    148338
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    1,570
    Liked
    183 times
    Phone
    Galaxy S4 Dev Edition
    #4
    Quote Originally Posted by lgbalfa View Post
    i know that battery life depends on usage but after a few days of owning the phone i have not been impressed.

    example of average use - 12 hours of heavy use (internet browsing, viber active, AIM active, e-mails being pushed, one hour phone call, texting, wifi on 50% of the time, etc..) and my battery is already at 15%.

    i know that i can change my setting for the emails to be received, not use wifi as much, not have viber running in the background all day, etc.. but i expected something much more significant than 12 hours.


    i don't watch videos or play games at all.

    sometimes i make 30 minute viber calls so i am sure that drains the battery somewhat but based on my usage i don't think 12 hours is a lot for this phone, do you?

    thanks
    WiFi running when you don't have access to a WiFi network will drain your battery. The phone will continue to search for a WiFi network that it can login to until you turn it off (WiFi that is), otherwise WiFi, if you're connected, normally uses less battery than 3g/4g connection. I'm curious, did own a smartphone prior to the Maxx HD running the same apps and using the phone in the same manner with better results?
    FoxKat likes this.
  6. Droid
    lgbalfa's Avatar
    Member #
    104453
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    new york, ny
    Posts
    51
    Liked
    1 times
    Phone
    motorola razr HD
    #5
    my previous phone was an HTC incredible 2. the new razr HD maxx is significantly better.

    i have always judged battery life from the time it is charged 100% to the time when you need to re-charge it, never thought or looked into screen time.

    with that said, my screen time is:

    battery: 13 hrs, 37 min
    time on: 5 hrs, 27 min
    motorola razr HD (verizon wireless)
  7. Super Moderator
    94lt1's Avatar
    Member #
    247267
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    SE TX
    Posts
    10,937
    Liked
    1417 times
    Phone
    DROID ULTRA MAXX
    Premium Member
    #6
    There's other things to take into consideration for battery life... What's your service like? If you have 4g but it's weak.. That will kill your battery quickly too..

    I can kill a maxx in about 8 hours if I wanted.. All because of my service.. And I don't mean 8 hours of hard use..

    When I had the maxx HD, it was slightly better, due to its processor being more efficient and able to play better with the 4 g network...

    Now as these people said, having wifi enabled when you're not using it, GPS, bluetooth.. Anything like that.. Will drain battery looking to establish a connection..

    Another thing 4g powers both 3 and 4g radios.. So it's a natural battery hog..

    Screen brightness and time on.. The biggest battery killer... The screen is everything on these devices...

    Run away apps.. An app like gsam battery monitor has an app sucker feature.. It'll tell you if you have a run away app using up processor cycles and causing more awake time than needed.
    Last edited by 94lt1; 04-06-2013 at 03:25 PM.
    FEEL THE POWER OF DROID!!!
  8. Super Moderator
    94lt1's Avatar
    Member #
    247267
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    SE TX
    Posts
    10,937
    Liked
    1417 times
    Phone
    DROID ULTRA MAXX
    Premium Member
    #7
    5 hrs 27 mins of screen on time is good..
    FoxKat likes this.
    FEEL THE POWER OF DROID!!!
  9. Droid Ninja
    drew96dawg's Avatar
    Member #
    258491
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Mobile Al
    Posts
    1,113
    Liked
    81 times
    Phone
    Samsung galaxy note 2
    #8
    Im getting 3 to 5 hours screen time in a 1-2 bar lte area where itll drop to 3g if there is any obstruction like a couch. In a 5 bar lte area I'm getting upwards of 9 hours, so signal is a huge factor in battery life.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Xparent BlueTapatalk 2
    FoxKat likes this.
  10. Droid
    lgbalfa's Avatar
    Member #
    104453
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    new york, ny
    Posts
    51
    Liked
    1 times
    Phone
    motorola razr HD
    #9
    thanks.

    i always judged the battery based not on screen time but by how long it lasts from 100% to until you charge the phone.
    motorola razr HD (verizon wireless)
  11. Master Droid
    TatDroid's Avatar
    Member #
    9368
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    680
    Liked
    106 times
    Phone
    Moto X
    #10
    Quote Originally Posted by lgbalfa View Post
    thanks.

    i always judged the battery based not on screen time but by how long it lasts from 100% to until you charge the phone.
    Yeah, screen time is the great equalizer. It really doesn't matter that much how long it's on (it'll probably go 48 hours on a charge with no screen time) it's how much you use it while it's on.
    Phones: OG Droid >>Droid Bionic>>Moto X
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Battery life not impressed
    By Brad91 in forum Droid RAZR MAXX
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 04-24-2012, 06:00 PM
  2. Normal Battery Life
    By lyme in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 11-30-2010, 06:27 PM
  3. What is considered normal battery life? (yeah, another battery thread)
    By Jjaeger240 in forum Droid X General Discussions
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 08-02-2010, 10:19 PM
  4. I'm impressed with the battery life of this phone
    By Matth3w in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 02-14-2010, 09:31 AM
  5. Does this seem like normal battery life?
    By raven1911 in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-18-2009, 12:56 PM

Search tags for this page

display battery percentage on razr maxx hd

,

droid razor max battery last day

,

droid razr maxx hd heavy use battery life

,

how long battery charge on razr maxx hd

,

motorola razr maxx browser drain battery

,

razr hd battery lasting me 10 hours

,

razr hd browsing battery life

,

razr maxx battery

,

razr maxx hd battery heavy use

,

unimpressed with droid maxx battery

Click on a term to search our site for related topics.
Find us on Google+