First week with my Razr Maxx and I am blown away with the battery live, and Smart Actions. Today I sit at 30% battery life left at 1 day 20 hours and 19 minutes with 4.5 hours screen on time and 1 hour of voice calls, and almost one hour NFL Mobile time. (Combine). I should have no problem making it through the weekend without a charge.
I believe the long battery life is due to setting up SMART ACTIONS on Friday and using 3G/4G only when needed. So Data is only enabled when I am not connected to a Wifi connection. For me I am at work for most of the day using my work Wifi and at home on our home Wifi so no need to have 4G sucking battery life. I believe this has almost doubled my battery life. Before setting up and using SA I was getting around 24 to 28 hours between charges. With Smart actions I will go over 48 run time.
I have other Smart Actions set up to optimize battery life and they all work seamlessly to get the most out of the phones battery life, but what I would like to do here is create a thread that captures the creative and useful Smart Actions you have thought up for your phone that may include battery life but also go beyond that, and tap into it other useful abilities.
One such SA for me is using it to send a text message to my wife when I leave work to let her know when I will be home. My schedule changes by the minute daily and I hardly ever get out the door at a regular time, and I am bad about calling or texting to let her know when I am on the way. My Smart action is triggered by the Bluetooth connection to my in car stereo within a time frame during the workweek of 4pm to 8pm. SA then sends a text to my wife's phone letting here know I am on the way. I work Saturdays also and set up a separate time frame for it.
This is still pretty basic and I know as time goes on we will be able to use SA to do so many more creative and useful things and we can all learn from one another to get the most from it. If you would share your favorite SA with us post your thread in this format:
Name your Smart Action - Leaving work text
Describe your Smart action - Giving my wife a heads up on when I will be home due to constantly changing schedule. Smart actions sends a text to her phone when leaving work.
Triggers - Bluetooth on in car stereo, Time frame Tuesday through Friday and unique one for Saturday
Actions - Send text message to wife