Battery life

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  1. slimpirudude

    slimpirudude Member

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    I have a droid 2 global, and have had it for about a month or so. I have heard that smart phones have awful battery life, but I never imagined this bad. I installed advance task manager, and it has helped some. But if I give it any actual real use, battery just vanishes. I am wondering if this is just normal or if my phone battery is defective. BTW I also have the issue where when turn on, it resends roughly 4 old texts. Any help is appreciated.

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    Droid 2 global is known for having poor battery life. This is mostly due to the fact that is has a new 1.2 ghz processor thats draining it. Along with the global capabilites though they turn off I believe if not in use. It's supposed to get around 10 hours of life, less if used a lot; if your not getting anywehre near that there is something wrong, maybe a short circuit or hardware issue
     
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    You can always root and then underclock to save battery. Its up to you

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    Thank you both for your replies! Very useful information. As far as rooting and underclocking it goes, I would love to root it for that reason, and also to delete the installed apps that came on it you can't get rid of and don't need. But, I do not want to void my warranty since my phone is only couple months old as of now.

    And notorious, thanks for the stats. My d2g is understandably quite a battery sucker as mentioned. Ten hours is no where near what I am getting. I have task killer installed. And auto kill. Most days I don't even talk on it much, just send some texts throughout the day and such. I charge it all night, and usually after about 4 or 5 hours tops, im back on charger! Crazy stuff. I don't need global, just only choice I had as they weren't selling regular droid 2 anymore.

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    Yeah I was worried about the warranty too as my phone is only 4 months old, but I heard you can unroot and wipe any trace of rooting if you need to send it in. Not sure how true that is, but I went for it anyway. All the best!

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    hey no problem, try not to use task killer tho.. I know that the d2g has android 2.2 which has a built in task manager so task killer is making your phone do extra work which hurts battery

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    Thanks for the tip!! I uninstalled my ATK. Now only thing I noticed is the phone gets slow the more stuff is opened recently.

    Although, I have free memory recover that helps with that.

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    Here is mine.....OC'd to 1.25......thank you Battery Calibrator! Finally getting some life out of my battery. Now I wouldn't say this is under heavy use but I was trying to kill my battery. But I was also at work for 12 hours out of this so I couldn't focus on it as much as I would have liked. But I had an active wall paper running and all.
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    How did you get your notification bar like that?

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    task killer is probably nomming your battery life.
     
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    Nerds, I can't get my battery to last even one day. That's with no live wallpaper, and trying to make it last! How'd u do that?

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    Slimpirudude, I'm with you. I just watched a 45 min show and I'm down to 60%. I'm using ultimate juice defender to for rooted phones. There has to be a way to increase batt life

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