4 1/2 hrs of almost constant use

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    My battery is at 60%

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    i don't know how you did that one...mine went to 40% after 2 hours
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    Keep on posting we need to know more!
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    Battery life should improve after a day or 2. Let the cache build up.
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    Forgot to mention I was in 4G for about an hr of that time. Rest was in 3G or Wi-Fi.

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    Should I fully charge it before using it?
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    I like to fully charge my new phones before use. It's always good practice.
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    Probably cuz his constant and your constant probably wasnt the same. Like my moderate and your moderate, my heavy and your heavy use might not be the same.
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    I'm just playing with it plugged into the wall. I see how much use I can get out of it tomorrow.
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    Let's get it straight. Battery reviews on the first charge are basically meaningless. Here's what is recommended when you get the phone:

    1) Charge that phone all the way up.
    2) Run the phone until the battery runs out of charge and the phone shuts down.
    3) Charge the phone all the way, nonstop. Nonstop!

    Do this with a new phone so the phone gets an understanding of the battery's range. After charging to 100%, unplug and use as normal.

    I do this with new phones, after an OTA update, after a factory reset, after a battery change, and at least once every 2 months. Keep in mind that Lithium-Ion batteries don't really like to be run down all the way so try not to do it too often.

    If you write a battery review, please mention:
    1) if you've run it down until it shuts off and then charged it nonstop to calibrate
    2) on time of display (on my D3 I go phone settings > Battery & data manager > Touch battery for stats > Display > Time on is there)
    3) total time running on battery
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    Spot on with your info.
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    Finished my battery tests on my Droid X. Now to run the identical tests on my new Razr. I'll make sure to first calibrate the battery just as described above.

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    out of curiosity, will you be posting your results in this thread? ;)
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    I let mine run down yesterday, plugged it in at 1130 last night and just woke up and its only at 50%. I'm assuming this isn't normal.

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    try rebooting or battery pull?

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    You can't pull the battery lol

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    haaaaaa .... right.... how quickly I forget.... reboot :)

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    Mine ran for 6 hours with what I consider moderate use. I had to run my Sling player the last 10% so I could fully drain it and get some sleep.

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    You hit it on the head my friend. A lot of people think with new batteries it is not important but it SO IS! A batteries, even the new ones - well old to us now - but you know what I mean, need to be conditioned. This practice will get you the most out of your battery and should be done with any new device or new battery.

    I charged it fully and then used it until the phone shut itself off (got about 8.5 hours out of mine) and then charged it fully. I will even go so far to say that repeating this process 2 or more times can't hurt. Battery tests and reviews are one of those things that just get all messed up all the time. Each battery will function different out of the box and even once it is conditioned. The other issue is the amount of "use" and type of "use"... constant video streaming over Wi-Fi is not the same as constant streaming over 3G or 4G... source of streaming is different too as to the servers like Netflix, YouTube, etc. This is why a battery test review is very hard to do and almost impossible to find the same guy testing different devices the same way.

    As a photographer another example of this is camera lenses. If we both bought a 100-300mm L series lens from Canon it DOES NOT MEAN the optics will provide the same results. Just like with glass - mass production does not equal identical results.

    Charger your phone fully... drain that puppy dry... charge it again... and give it at least a few days to really provide a solid result.
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    And here i thought my girlfriend was the only one who actually sat on her phone for that long. What do you do for that much time on a phone? lol