Battery Life?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 3' started by n8sco, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. darkmatter

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    I'm still loving not being attached to chargers any more. Was using the phone all day, thats about 2-3 hours of talking on the phone among other things that oddly aren't showing up on the screenshot.

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    and the battery circle widget seems to work perfectly for me.
     
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    Love that you have the 360 ultimate, one of the few paid apps actually worth paying for

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  3. Fr33dom

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    Well I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone. 60% tonight--with the calendar widget added. Actually Circle widget says 57%, but that doesn't account for the result over the last three days. One more time without the Calendar widget and If I get 50%, then I don't know what to say.
     
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    I got my D3 Tuesday & so far with moderate to heavy use, I unplug it at 7am and it dies at about 9:30 pm.....I have to say coming from a thunderbolt I'm happy with this battery!
     
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    I got it free. It's a great app
     
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    This is weird. How is your display so low
     
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    During those phone calls his display is probably off and even when it's on, it uses far less power than my old D1 did.
     
  8. darkmatter

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    Actually, one phone call was for an hour and a half on speakerphone, screen on.

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  9. alboboy10

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    Your standby is extremely high. If I looked at that screen I would assume it wasn't used much.

    My display is always over 60
     
  10. Fr33dom

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    This is early because I just dropped to the 50% threshold (54% via circle widget) So I guess the calendar widget saves you battery time. There is no other explanation I can think of.

    I guess that shows the value of testing these things (though I still don't really believe the calendar widget is actually saving energy).

    And it seems every time I get past these sorts of things something else pops up. Today someone posted on the moto support forum that the gmail app was chewing through their battery. I want to move through the other tests I wanted to perform before trying to replace the gmail app so gmail waits for next week.
     
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    Actually since I need to go to San Diego next week, this may wait a little longer.
     
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    Does removing the SIMS card effect battery life ? Ive switched mine to CDMA and that made a giant difference. On Monday it held up for right around 22 hours, but average for me is 10-12.
     
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    Removing the sim card has the exact same effect as switching to CDMA.

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    So it helps battery life?

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    Got my phone this past Wednesday afternoon. Wasn't able to get it up and running until later that night, so Thursday was my first full day of usage. I started with 100% charge Thursday morning around 7am and by 2pm it had dropped down to 20%. During those 7 hours I sent a few texts, made two calls totaling a couple of minutes and listened to a streaming radio app for about an hour. I had wifi and GPS turned off. I'm in and out of my car all day for my job, so after it got down to 20%, I found myself constantly using the car charger the rest of the afternoon to keep it up to around 50%.

    Thursday night I charged it back to 100% at home and took it off the charger at 7am Friday. More calls, more texting and two hours listening to a radio app while working. This time my batter didn't get down to 20% until 8pm! So, what took 7 hours the first day took 13 hours the next, and with more activity.

    Definite improvement in battery life on the second day!
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2011
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