After many days, my #1 complaint is...

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Turbo' started by Hugh Jass, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. Hugh Jass

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    ...standby life. This phone has a fantastic battery and even power using it lasts and lasts, however, it nearly uses as much power with the screen off as on. (being a bit cynical there but...not by much)

    I'm sitting with nearly no screen time after 8 hours I've consumed about 1% per 20min. For comparison sake it seemed my G2 would do the same about every 60min.

    I installed roughly 1/3 of the applications I had on my G2, and the ones I have I also had on the G2 so I can't blame any apps for the useage, it seems as though this phone just SUCKS when it comes to just sitting around.

    Not even my OG Droid was this bad.

    Now that said I'm still satisfied with what I can get out of this phone, but IF this phone could sip battery like my G2 could, they could have advertised 3 day battery life instead.

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    Are you using that circle battery widget?

    I wonder if that is the culprit?
     
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    Two day battery life not enough, take it back and get the new Chinese phone with 5000mah battery. See how you like it.
     
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    I hope this will be fixed with an update.. Cause my Maxx can sit for days with no issues.. Not the turbo
     
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    I just looked at my phone....14 hours with 84% remaining (almost no usage today). I run a lot of widgets and apps that auto-update/sync.

    So either you have a bad battery or you've got an app misbehaving. Or maybe you are in a weak signal locale and the radios are draining your battery trying to hold data?
     
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    Did you factory data reset it when you purchased it?
     
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    Install gsam and see what's sucking it down.. But the turbo does indeed have cruddy stand-by.. How bright is your screen? Color of your wallpaper? Signal strength? How have you been charging it? Try powering it off and charging it.. It helped on my old g1 maxx's..
     
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    And have you taken the ota that's already out for it? If not.. I'd do it.
     
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    No, this is definitely not normal, and not what I'm hearing from most Turbo owners. My standby usage averages about 1% per hour (and 10% per hour for screen-on time).

    Even though you have the same apps installed, an app can act differently on one phone than it acts on another. Something is not right.

    Sent from my Droid Turbo
     
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    This is about what I see from my Turbo as well. 1% per hour standby.

    Sent from my Droid Turbo
     
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    I ditched that day one in favor of Battery Widget Reborn, which currently is the least resource hungry item on the list at 3%. I had it on the G2 and decided not to use it on the Turbo until I saw what I felt like was unexplained spikes in standby usage.

    With 1 hour of screen time for the day till now (16 hours standby) I see 71% remaining and cell standby is hitting me up for a whopping 32% with 0% without signal. As far as screen settings and the like that some think contribute...no, I'm specifically mentioning the standby usage.

    Pulse (no widget)
    Pandora (never activated)
    Netflix (never activated)
    Memo widget active
    Invisible Lock Widget active
    1Weather installed after noting the issues, no changes
    Battery Widget installed after noting the issues, no changes
    Bank of America
    Clean Master (no widget) installed after noting the issues, helped slightly with optimization.

    So as you can see, I have a very minimal list here.

    What's this about factory data reset on a phone that just came out of the box? Charging wise I drained to 3% day one and then charged to 100% and back to 12%, been going from 70% back to 100% ever since.
     
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    Oh, and I took the OTA day one.
     
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