i've had my phone for a little over a month now and it has been wonderful....
up until last wednesday.
for the most part i use my phone for internet and texting. very rarely do i make phone calls, but i do spend a lot of time on the web. on average i got about a day to a day and a half out of my battery before it needed recharging.
now, all of a sudden, my battery won't last 5 hours. no idea what happened. it was working fine, i went to sleep wednesday night, and woke up with it full charged and by the time i got to work (30 minutes away) it was down to about 80%.
i haven't changed anything, haven't downloaded any new apps or anything, wifi/gps/bluetooth are all off, but it wont hold power anymore. the only thing i did different was wednesday night some friend did some drunken karaoke and i took a bunch of video. the battery last fine all through the video and the uploading to my computer, but the next morning it wouldn't hold.
i took it to verizon on friday, they said it could be a bad battery (which would be weird since i've had it over a month) and they gave me a new battery. i put in the new battery and charged it to full and its doing the same thing.
and im not even doing anything with the phone. to test out its crappiness today i left it on my desk at work in lock mode. this is how it went:
8:45 - unplugged from charger at 100%
11:00 - 70%
12:30 - 40%
2:00 - 15%
2:15 - dead
the biggest use of power was "cell standby" with about 56% usage, the screen in second at 45% and then cell idle at about 3%
i've done some searching but a lot of it is over my head (new to the whole smart phone thing) and can't really make much out of it. i have read a few tricks that will extend battery life, but those require changes i don't want to do (such as having to manually refresh emails and everything), that wouldn't be such a big deal except for the fact that the first month i've had the phone they all automatically refreshed and my battery still lasted 24+ hours.
i've seen a few posts mentioning the cell standby issue but every thread i've read about that never really had a resolution.
anyone know what the issue is here?
thanks in advance.