4g is pimping my battery?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by endlezzdrift, Jan 1, 2012.

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    Hello my fellow enthusiasts and happy new years to you all. I have noticed since the most recent official ota from Motorola / Verizon that my battery drains sightly faster when connected to 4g. Im not sure if others are experiencing the same thing I am so I thought I would ask. It could also be related to all the recent data problems with verizons network, causing the devices radio to constantly search for a signal. Regardless of what it may be, let me know what you guys think.

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    I think the network issues are definitely playing a role in battery consumption.

    One thing you could do to help is flash the 901 build, many of us are experiencing better battery life and a more stable data connection

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    I think since the last outage I've noticed greater battery drain. I was really happy with the change in battery life after the OTA but just in the last couple of days I've seen worse battery life. Haven't done anything new/different to the phone. Running stock .893.
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    Also keep in mind that the current first generation LTE chips are not as efficient as the second generation versions which will come out in the next few months. Pretty typical with mobile chips - get the first one out and functional, then worry about getting power down in subsequent generations. As generations advance they will reduce fabrication size as technology allows, and this decreases power and heat.
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    I have the .901 build and the extended battery and have 20+ hours without it going dead. That's good enough for me.