Battery Life

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 4' started by DocWalt, Feb 13, 2012.

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    4G stays on when on WiFi??? Thats fd up. 3G turns on on my d2 when Im on wifi. That sound suspicious. I dont know why 2 data sources would be on at the same time. Maybe its a bug in the software. Do all 4G phones behave like this?
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    It doesnt use both at the same time. If u are using wifi and dont disable data it will show that you have data 'available'. Whether its 3g or 4g. Wasnt like that on the D3 either but its on my bionic like that.

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    So, let me get this straight, because they handed it to you turned on, you have no responsibility to get it hooked up to a charger ASAP? Thats really your line of thought? This isn't rocket science, everyone knows the first thing you have to do with a new phone is charge it, the longer the better.

    Or am I suppose to somehow prove you dont really get 2 days on your X, not sure what your looking for here...
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    Lol.. sorry, but thats ridiculous. You didn't speak up about the situation? NO WAY would I let an employee go through my phone, period. When I got the Droid 4 I said do not under any circumstance take the phone out of the box. She told me that she "had to activate it for me", and I said that I would purchase it somewhere else instead. She ended up giving it to me in the box. You're spending hundreds of dollars in there, don't let them push you around! It seems like no one got any training on the Droid 4, everyone was clueless at my location too.

    And I've gotten 60+ hours on a single charge on my D2 with Liberty, so thats not out of the realm of possibility on an X.
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    Yea, the gal who was setting mine up seemed quite stymied by the Welcome to DROID4 screen. As soon as she handed it to me I refused to hand it back.

    Also, I have 0 doubt (or knowledge) of DX battery life, he was just unclear what he expected me to respond to.
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    just saying that when you approach a response with a confrontational tone, dont expect someone to just sit back and take it. especially confrontational towards someone new to these forums? go stretch your e-peen elsewhere.
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    I have been very happy with it. I kept my Droid 2 global plugged in all day at my office just to make it last. I don't plug the four in at all!

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    Yes.

    No.

    Don't worry about it.

    YES.

    4G uses much more power than either 3G or WiFi.

    Switching to WiFi whenever available is actually one of the first rules that Smart Actions automatically suggests.

    This seems commonplace on modern Android phones. A coworker with an SGS2 noticed the same thing on his phone.

    Try using WiFi whenever it's available, and see if that improves performance.

    If not, tell the store you have a bad battery, and exchange it for another D4.
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    I had a similar experience when I purchased the Droid 4 on its release day. I went in to a local store and immediately asked the first guy I saw about the Droid 4 and got a blank stare in return. "The Droid 4?" he asked. "Yes", I said, ..."it was released today." Then he goes, "Oh, let me go check to see if we have any in the back." After he got the phone out for me from the back he put in the 4G LTE sim-card I said, "the battery is non-removable, right? He was adamant that it was and tried to pick at the battery with the lock to open the back cover! I told the guy, "I don't think that's removable." It's a good thing the day before I purchased this bad boy I saw a "first-look" blog about the phone with an up-close photo of the WARNING STICKER on the battery itself, telling the consumer that it cannot be removed. Why didn't this half-wit know this? It's a pretty standard thing you should know about a phone. He is a Verizon Wireless salesman, after all. I was awe-struck, to say the least.
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    5. Why is the Android OS using far more battery than the Display? This is a huge contrast to the Orginal Droid.

    Thank you.[/QUOTE]

    1.Make sure that auto update apps is turned off in the market.
    2. Make sure the Google and VZW location services are turned off in your gps settings.
    Before doing these 2 things, my RAZR would die in 8 hours with very light usage. Now after 8 hours of very light usage. I am still 80-90%.
    Also, the stock task manager is useful. But it only kills apps while the phone is asleep. When you wake it up, the apps restart.


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    When I got my D4 today... I also picked up a Universal Portable Charger... Loving the portable charger... Just be sure to charge your portable charger when your at home...
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    External battery charger

    If you're a heavy user, I would highly suggest one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Anker-5600mAh...192G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329296163&sr=8-1

    They really ARE a life saver. With a 5600 mAH charge, it can recharge your battery 3 times. I find it to be extremely handy. I take public transit to get to my university classes, and its about an hour trip each way. By carrying one of these, I can watch an hour of Netflix over 4G or play GPU/CPU intense games and not have to worry about sucking the battery dry.
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    Guess I'm a light user. I charged it yesterday morning, haven't charged it since, and I've got 45% batterly left, lol.
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    Thank you very much.

    I also turned off the google and verizon location services like another poster suggested.

    I've been told my house has three towers and not all are 3G, so depending which one I hit, my phone is constantly switching from 4g and 3g while I am at home. I don't know if this is also a strain on the battery but there isn't much I can do about it short of turning off 4g or staying in wifi. Although last time I had wifi on, 4g did not turn off, which I found strange.

    I will give it some more time to see what happens before I return the device.
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    so, has there been any concrete data to say that Wifi is less of a drain on the battery compared to 4g? I haven't turned on Wifi once and continuously get at least 12 hours on one charge.

    Currently, the phone has been off charge for 3.5 hours and is down to 80%... Therefore, theoretically, the battery should last for 17.5 hours.

    Furthermore, it says the display accounted for 52% of my usage, Voice calls 27%, Android OS 10%, and the rest is real low. With that said, I think ill turn my brightness down a bit to see if I can get more out of the battery.
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