FYI, I've searched and read the other battery threads about this phone.
This is my first smartphone, coming from a Voyager, so I wasn't sure what to expect by comparison-- but thus far I've been very surprised by my low battery life.
What is a normal consumption rate for a few 10 minute phone calls (on speaker with the display dimmed), 10 texts (sent and received), and maybe browsing one forum on Dolphin HD for 5 minutes?
I ask because I wound up replacing my Voyager because the battery was 3 years old and couldn't survive the day if I didn't charge it, and now I have the same problem with my Droid X.
When at work from 8am-1pm I have the following settings and usage:
All Sounds Off
Power Saver Mode
Auto Brightness (normally the lowest brightness setting)
All widgets update hourly
Display is always off unless in use
One sent, one received text message
One voicemail check (<1 minute)
One call on speaker phone (15 minutes)
By the time I get home from work 5 hours later my battery is down to 70% when I plug it back in. Given, only 30% loss doesn't sound substantial, but considering the phone is basically turned off and sitting idle for 5 hours it's a surprising drain.
Is this normal?
The only widgets I have are Facebook, Audiomanager, Weather Channel, and Motorola Calendar. Because I was having an issue I downloaded an Advanced Task Killer just to monitor what was running and I was shocked by all the apps it said I had going simultaneously. That list on average is as follows:
The Weather Channel
Alarm & Timer
Dolphin Browser HD
I turned off the alarm this morning, haven't been on facebook or social networking today, don't have any music on the phone, don't use voice commands, have only used favorites today (not my contact list), haven't been on dolphin or regular browser, and don't know what city id is.
My point being, I haven't even used half of this stuff, and even if I select to kill the apps I will check back 5 minutes later and they will all be running again for some reason. I assume this has something to do with my battery drain as well but don't know how to stop it.
Any help, thoughts, suggestions?