Battery Life?

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

  1. spikejnz

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    I'm not buying it. The back of the phone where the radio and processor are is what was UBER hot to the touch, not the battery itself. That indicates that the phone itself is consuming an abnormal amount of juice, not an issue with the battery.

    40% Cell standby? WOW!
     
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    Now mine gets realy hot in the same place as well but I dont loose the much battery like you are. I would still get a new battery and find out about the phone having issues. Take it to verizon store and see what they can do for you. I would be reel curious about if you got another d3 and it did not do the same thing. Im thinking about doing that

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    Pretty sure battery life will get better with time. Many apps still are not optimized for the D3 because of its newness, so once all the apps have caught up, the first software update rolls out, and especially root is avail and the bloat is freezed, this thing is going to be greased lightning.
     
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    With wifi off and no live wallpapers I get a full day of heavy use out of the extended battery.
     
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    50% tonight. When I restarted the phone I got a notice that it detected the SIM card and changed the settings back to global. So this must be confirmation that the settings in the menu are indeed the same as pulling out the card. I know you might think that obvious, but I wanted to be sure. So for me switching to CDMA only is worth 10% on the day.
     
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    No doubt something related to the 3g radio. I just charged up, took a train ride for just over 3 hours, battery is down to 20% with little usage.

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    Mine doesn't get hot. But then I'm sure the heat is from games and such.
     
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    I don't doubt it.
     
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    My stats currently are

    20h 20m 50s on battery @ 15% right now
    Cell Standby 27% - 20h 20m 40s
    Phone idle 22% - 16h 44m 59s
    Maps 16% - 2h 12m 1s
    Android System 13% - 14m 26s
    Voice calls 7% - 31m 48s
    Display 7% - 3h 35m 50s
    Wi-Fi 6% - 4h 14m 27s
    Android OS 3% - 57m 31s



    Extended battery, been using Maximum battery saving mode, there is no real down side to it other than data sync, performance seems the same. It drained about 20% when I left it off the charger with Wifi, was using it off and on, plugged it on and used it for GPS heading to VA, after that been using **** like foursquare, twitter, facebook, so it seems better life is getting better, i guess i was using my phone alot before.

    I do notice that the battery doesn't really charge when using PDAnet it just stays at the same percentage, but whatever
     
  10. The_Rick_14

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    I posted this in another thread but it seems relevant here as well. Might not help anyone out, but maybe it will.

    https://motorola-global-portal.cust...sion/L3RpbWUvMTMxMTk2ODE0MS9zaWQvb1dtQWNkQWs=

    Things I found interesting:

    "During initial set up of your Google and social networking account, your phone's battery may drain faster than usual due to the amount of data transferred. After the initial sync, and a few charging cycles, your battery will reach its maximum capacity."

    "We strongly recommend to keep the phone attached to the charger during the initial sync."

    "Use the AC adapter to charge your phone whenever possible."
     
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    80% tonight. I take this as proof that the problem is the low signal I get at work. I did switch back to CDMA only. I think I'll try tomorrow with global just to see.
     
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    90% tonight with one phone call and one short video (stored locally). So the Global setting is not chewing through my battery when I have good signal either. Tomorrow back to testing other settings. Back to CDMA for now.
     
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