Battery life not impressed

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR MAXX' started by Brad91, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Brad91

    Brad91 Member

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    I'm not getting that great of battery life on my razr maxx and Im mostly on 3g
    ....anyone else?

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    Turn your phone off tonight and fully saturate your cells in your battery one time. Report back later and see if you have the same issue. If you got your phone from a VZW store they usually turn it on, activate it and say, here you go Have a Nice Day!! Definately a No no.

    With my Maxx I usually get 50 emails a day, 100 or so texts (some days more) and use my browser all the time as well as phone calls and I get about 36 hours out of one charge.
     
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    ^^^^ I concur with him, turn the phone off at night while you charge, and do one deep cycle after that (meaning use it till 15% and then power off and charge fully before unplugging). If you are not getting good battery life with this phone something environmental is causing it. Check apps that pull data for the intervals at which they do so, lower screen brightness, download bada$$ battery manager and see what is draining your battery.
     
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    kptphalkon Active Member

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    There's no point to draining a battery BEFORE you charge it fully - doing this just wastes the life cycles of the battery.

    Just keep it plugged in for a couple hours after the battery has reached 100%, to "calibrate" the battery (or rather to reset the phone's reported battery %) and the battery will be fully charged. If your battery life is still abysmal then it isn't the phone or the battery, its an app you have (or you're simply using the phone too intensively)
     
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    I know it takes a lot of time, but use the search. There is a wealth of information on this site along with some lengthy writeups concerning the science behind batteries and how to take care of them.

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    A simple search of the forums would get you the answers you need

    like bsweetness points out we don't need another "not impressed with the Razr Maxx because of ________ thread", IMHO you can add the new complaints you seem to come up with every couple of days to the thread you already started
     
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    Brad..... Large forum, easy to get lost
    Do a search for "FoxKat".... Click on any of his posts...... View his previous posts on batteries......
    The professor has a ton of well researched information on how to properly charge, care for, etc on batteries.
    You can not go wrong if you follow his advice.
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    I think that for the phone to really shine.... you need to implement smart actions. I just started using it and its making a difference.

    sent from my MAXX.
     
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    You guys all make me so proud!! ;) I would love to have a "Spa" for these phones, where people drop them off and let me (or others like you guys) give them some "therapy" for a day or so. I am sure we'd resolve this issue for 90% or better of those complaining. Perhaps there would be two departments. One that does the saturation charges and cycling to calibrate the meter, and another that sets up the Smart Actions which produce the greatest positive results and then schools the customer on the two tasks.

    Together, the two processes would probably result in 30% to 50% gains in runtime for most, and would help to clear Motorola's name for all the blame. Heck, we might make a buck or two in the process, huh?!

    I'm getting more than a full day's use out of my RAZR (Not the MAXX), at the moment, and I use it quite a bit. I am in 4G territory for most of the day, however I am in 3G and running on WIFI while at home and at work. I run multiple information service apps, I use a clock/weather widget, I have 4 separate email accounts running through 3 different email clients, I surf quite a bit through the day, I modertate this site from the phone when not near a desktop, I use it to take photos and videos, search for neat things to buy on Craigslist and eBay, I price items at the stores with the barcode scanner, I use Places to find shopping locations for items of interest, I use Gasbuddy to find the cheapest gas, I use Google Navigation and GPS 100% as a replacement for the sucky navigation built into my Durango, and listen to streaming audio from my home PC and also from several streaming sites. With all that, I don't have my phone dying. Oh, and I almost forgot...I use it as a PHONE too, 10-15 calls per day! Imagine if I was running a MAXX!

    I have a D2 that my son uses as well, it has a 3,300mAh (non-OEM) battery in it and it runs for between 4 and 6 DAYS (that's right, days), although it isn't on cellular. It only runs in the home on WIFI. Still, he plays games and surfs on it lots as well.
     
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    jigsaw13542 New Member

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    I keep reading about people that have amazing batteries but im not amazed with mine. I got the phone on thursday and went from an iphone 4. Today i took it off the charger at 7am at 100%. I h
    ave a toggle widget so i turn everything off if im not using it ... even 3g. I have no 4g too btw but its off. So off the charger at 7 and by 2pm the phone was at 50%. I streamed audio off 3g for about 3 hours used navigation for almost an hour and played saved music for not even an hour. Is this normal or is my battery bad?
     
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