I researched the Droid Razr Maxx before I bought the phone, and I came across threads saying how great/terrible the phone battery life is, so I was really hoping I would be the lucky one and get one with great battery life, but I guess I'm just unlucky.
I did read the battery thread about charging it to 100% while off etc., so I did that when I received it, but no such luck. I'm having to carry around my one charger (I did not order extra since I did not think I needed it) and I hate that I have to remember to carry it everywhere. Now I am going to have to order a car charger, and one extra wall charger to carry around with me. I think that is so unfair. Especially since I am seeing people post they went 20 some hours without charging. I wonder if these people use their phones much at all.
I admit I am a heavy user, and I even downloaded juice defender and I chose for the extreme mode. Last night when I went to bed at 1am, my phone was at 40%. When I woke up around 9am, it was at 20%. I thought this juice defender was supposed to turn off all sorts of things while the phone was not in use?
I do leave 4g turned on most the time because my thinking is I bought the phone for 4g, why would I constantly turn it off and on? I don't stream movies, I just surf the web on it or download apps. Don't know what I'm doing wrong. I don't think I should be forced to worry about what apps are running etc. because this phone was advertised to have an awesome battery, and it's not. I mean come on! I had an iphone 4 before switching to this one, and when I went to bed at night, whatever the phone battery was at, it pretty much was the same when I woke up.
I did look to see what was the biggest battery drain on my phone, and it showed that the brightness was, but how is that possible when the phone is not even in use? I don't know what else to do except carry my charger around now. I love the phone other than that reason, and I'm still hoping battery use gets better.