Hey guys, I got my Bionic on Monday. I am loving it. It has been being used nonstop since I got it. I have only had one data drop, on the first night, at about 12am, for about 5 minutes, but my battery was also at like 10% at the time so not sure if that had anything to do with it. Nonstop connection the rest of the time. I'm not *super* impressed with the battery duration, but I suppose as this is my first smart phone, that they are all like this. I do intend to buy an extended battery around Xmas time. Right now, with moderate usage, I get about 12 hours out of it.
I have a couple questions though. If I am in a 3g only area, would my phone constantly search for 4g service and drain the battery? And if so, is there something I should do to turn off the 4g or something?
Also, I have heard both ways, but are battery apps like Juice Defender, really that helpful? I have watched the video series on Bionic battery management, and done things such as set my programs to only sync like every 15-30 minutes, and got rid of most of my "streamed data" widgets. Will these battery apps really do much more than that? Last thing I want to do is bloat my phone up even more, with apps that do what I have already done to it.