Battery Life?

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  1. n8sco

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    Is anyone else experiencing really poor battery life? I've literally had it in my pocket for 3 hours from a full charge and I'm already down to 50% battery. Granted I've taken it out a couple of times to look at the usage and download a couple of apps but there's no way it should be draining this quickly.

    This is what it says in the Battery Manager:
    3 hours 34 minutes usage
    Cell standby: 32%
    Phone Idle:29%
    Android OS: 21%
    Android System:15%
    Display: 5%


    I have the screen set to auto brightness, timing out in 30 seconds and I've barely used it. No widgets or live wallpaper either.Not sure if the info helps but the back of the phone felt quite hot when I was using it for the first time yesterday. Any suggestions or guesses as to what may be wrong?
     
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    Looks to me like the radio has been losing signal a lot.

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    Thanks for replying so quickly. If you don't mind my asking, what led you to that conclusion? Was it the high standby and idle percentages? Admittedly despite my love of technology I'm no expert in matters such as this. And if it is the case that the radio is acting up, should I turn on wifi when I'm at home to try and counteract it?
     
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    Wifi is always a better alternative to 3G (and obviously 4G) in terms of battery, in my experience. So yeh, try wifi.
     
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    This is going to be the most important factor if I get this phone for someone else or not.
     
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    I'm sure we'll be getting some sort of update within the next month or so (I hope so atleast), and some fixes will be rolled out :/
     
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    Ok, I will. Thank you.
     
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    Not sure if this matters but I just thought of it... Droid 3 is a global phone and I noticed when I was looking through the wireless settings that under Network Mode(in Mobile Networks) it has the choice of Global, CDMA or GSM/UMTS. Now it's set to Global by default. Would changing it to CDMA make any difference?
     
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    Absolutely, not sure of how huge of a difference, but it definitely helps if you set it to CDMA.
     
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    Also I noticed with the X2 the first time you use it and the first charge does not last long because (im guessing) not enough battery stats have been collected to optimize how the milliamps are used. Let it run down and charge it again and it should be good.

    Sent from my Droid Bionic!
     
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    I have been getting pretty good battery life so far. Although I did purchase the extended battery. Either way it takes a few charges and complete discharges to get good battery stats going. Pulling it out of the box and expecting it to be accurate is not smart.

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    So the first few times I should let it die completely? Now that I think of it I'm pretty sure I let my OG Droid reach zero a few times when I first got it. I'll try that and hope it helps. Right now it's the only thing I don't love about the phone.
     
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