Hi guys. I've finally gotten fed up with this phone. I bought it when it was newly out, waited for over a month etc. I knew from reviews it was a battery hog, but it was extremely bad. With the original battery i was lucky to watch 1x 45 min episode of a tv show on netflix before it was toast.
I almost immediately bought the HTC extended battery and that helped a lot, but it was still pretty bad (phone usually doesn't make it through an entire day, and i use it very little.) Usage might be in one day 2-4 phones call, less than 5 minutes each. I *might* watch a youtube video or two, 10-20 minutes total.
A lot of times when i go to bed or crash on the couch ill load up netflix to watch some episodes, but at most i get about 2.5 episodes of a 45 min show on the extended battery.
The reason i am posting is i never had a point of reference until my roommate bought the same phone. With the extended battery he can literally sit and watch 5-6 hours of netflix on it with no problems. His phone literally seems to last 3-4 times longer than mine and he uses it CONSTANTLY. Between the netflix stuff he probably texts for 2-4 hours a day on it.
Now i realize something is wrong with my phone. Thinking maybe i had bad luck with the battery i purchased an additional extended battery, and its still the same thing.
Today i went and checked the phone's battery usage and its telling me the screen is responsible for 81% of the battery usage. I've had the phone on for maybe an hour today.
The phone is not rooted. I have juice defender installed and running. I have GPS turned off, sync features turned off, ad customizer thing turned off. I've set the screen to about 40% brightness and turned off auto brightness. I have automatic connecting/searching for wifi turned off, and only turn on wifi when im at home using my home internet, or at work. So i know its not constantly searching. I also turned off mobile internet, i almost never turn it on unless im out and about and absolutely NEED to use the internet for some reason. I've uninstalled pretty much all apps that it would allow me to that i dont use.
I'm not sure at this point if the phone is just screwed and i need a new one. I was hoping maybe you guys could shed some light.
If it is the phone should i pursue a repair/replacement or just wait until that new one with the 5" screen and quad core, etc comes out and just get it?
I'm hesitant to buy a seperate phone because this is the second phove ive had a similar problem with. My first droid was an incredible, and (same roommate) bought the same phone about 6 months after and didnt have nearly the battery issues that i had with mine. Now, with the incredible the disparity wasnt nearly as bad. His was better, but maybe only 30-50% better, whereas with our Rezounds, his literally lasts 3x or more as long as mine.