battery drops 40% after playing game for hour

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    I lost 40 percent of battery after i played that robo tower defense game for about an hour. i had no gps, no bluetooth, no wi-fi, and i had shut down most processes with advance task killer. i did have screebl and a battery veiw app on though but that is literally it. is that normal? i hadn't used my phone pretty much all day. I did make two phone calls but they were each under 30 minutes and those were all done before i played the games. is that normal?
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    I've had the same exact experience. My phone was at 70% and I was in a doctor's office and I had shoutcast on while reading the news and other websites, and the phone drained pretty quickly.

    Games seem to REALLY drain the battery life. Not sure if there is a fix, or if its just very battery heavy (running games).

    -Wil
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    Pretty much my experience, with the processor intensive games (graphics, number crunching, etc) and the fact that the screen is on the whole time.
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    Check your batty use (settings>about phone>battery use) and see if it is the game itself (or more likely) the display. You likely just need to adjust the brightness to increase your battery life but this will depend on what game you're playing (but even GBA emulator doesn't seam to drain that much on mine).
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    i turned my phone on again this morning and my display is at 48% of battery usage. how can i drop it? my screen time out is on 15 seconds, and i have my backlight set to the lowest. are there any other options i can go to to lower display usage?
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    What is using your battery? Kind of hard to recommend what to change if we don't know that....
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    Follow this advice.

    One time my battery was draining very quick. So I looked at the log and it showed the app I had that marks the GPS location of my parking space accounted for 60% of my Battery Use. Needless to say that badly written App is not uninstalled.

    It is always good to occasionally check the battery use log to get a guage of what apps are power intensive and what apps are not.
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    Hmmmmmmmm
    I wonder why......
    Could it be because
    Screen is on probably on bright for an hour straight
    Game is running
    Apps working in the background
    volume on

    :dry: Come on really :work1:
    :icon_censored:
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    Heh Heh, It looks like a good time for an old fashion :r_c:. Even playing tetrus on an old fashioned not so smart phone use to suck up the battery like crazy.
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    You can see what was using your battery, check if it was the game.
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    Here's an idea. Carry an iPod Touch for games and a phone for other things. Or just carry a BIG battery in a backpack.
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    Tower defense is a very intensive game in terms of CPU use, thus is plows through the battery. The display does not use much power if you have the brightness turned down, so it is the game process eating your battery. Some programs just do too much and should only be used when charging is not a problem. Try some other time wasters on your Droid that get along better with your battery. Some things I like to do that use little battery would include browsing forums, ebay/craigslist, FML, etc. Listening to music does not use much battery at all either, even streaming from Pandora or whatever you use.
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    I had to uninstall robo defense because in addition to chewing up my battery life my battery was getting really hot. After a couple of days I was worried it might be damaging my beloved droid so I uninstalled it. My battery has been fine since then, so I assume it was the CPU and screen intensive game. Plus I was wasting a lot of time and losing too much sleep with that thing. Way to addictive!
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    exactly my point its a cell phone not the cia main frame
    CLOSE though:)
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    Dude that sacrilege .................I vote for immediate ban
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    Agreed
    +9
    JK:)
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    sorry man for getting flamed but come on trust me there is nothing wrong with your batt its just games + screen on = dead batt even with a good batt so dont worry nothing wrong with your batt would happen to all droids
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    From this battery test, the user got 7+ hours, while using google maps navigation, playing mp3, and having the screen on brigtest for the whole time. Take a look:



    I really don't know how he did it. Like you, my battery seems to die pretty fast if I game sparingly, or stream a radio program. It also might be helpful to read the following article regarding droid charging habits:

    http://www.techworld.com.au/article/325521/droid_battery_life_requires_new_charging_habits
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2010
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    Remember that there are MANY things that can be running in the background AND other factors that can effect batter performance. Not the least of which is you signal strength. Having a really good signal strength with little to no background tasks (like checking emails) really saves battery. Go on the opposite side (spend most of the day with only 1 or 2 bars) and have several email accounts checking to often and the radio alone will kill your battery.
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