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4g radio is a hog

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by nitricacid, Sep 19, 2011.

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    getting 7-10hr on extended battery. 4-5hr on standard. 4g with 2-3 bars
    swtiched to only 3g service 10hrs and 50% on extended battery
    guess u need the juice to get the speeds. :-(
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    Yep, pretty well known fact unfortunately.
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    those numbers seem awfully low to me.
    I'm in a strong 4G area and my extended battery is lasting 36 hours easily.

    You might have some apps running in the background that are constantly polling data, such as SKYPE.
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    36hrs...hot damn!!! i wish i could get 14hrs
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    just make sure you have any apps turned off that you're not using that poll data... again, SKYPE is the best example of a true battery hog on the Bionic
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    I haven't tested w 3g cuz I refuse too lol... 3g at work is horrible but I get blazing 4g and lasted over 8hrs friday on extended... standard was about 5... im happy w that

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    AirPlane+Sleep Mode FTW?
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    Nope.. mine is wide open. .LTE on all the time. I just know to kill certain apps like I said.
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    In the short time that I've had my Bionic, it seems that it is the switching from 4G to 3G and back and forth that is the battery hog. I think searching for 4G when it is not available may be the culprit?? Just my guess. YMMV!!