Battery Poll - Your area & battery life

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  1. Z06_Mir

    Z06_Mir Member

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    After reading several threads on the issue I'm curious as to if the battery problem is only in 4G areas. So, here is a poll.
     
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    Bump, interested in a large array. This should help us see if it's only in a 4G area that battery life is suffering.
     
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    Bump. In a 4g area and getting terrible life. This is my third droid (had droid 1 from release, droid x from release, and tbolt from release. All rooted and optimized with custom roms/tweaks. VERY familiar with droid phones).
     
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    3g only, south-central Minnesota. Connected to WiFi roughly 75% of the time (only on 3g while driving and out of the house, have WiFi at work and home) 10-14 hours under medium-heavy use. Gets through the day, guaranteed. VERY little drain on standby.

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    questioning your standards...

    i'm in a 3g area and my battery lasts around 8 hours with what i would consider "normal use"... i think that sucks. i'm coming from a DX which i could use the same amount and go 15 hours and still have 40-50% battery at the end of the day. i've had the t-bolt for three days and have had to charge it once each afternoon after a full charge in the morning.

    so i guess what i'm saying is: your poll doesn't have an option for me. i'm in a 3g area and my battery life sucks (i can get 8 hours with normal use).
     
  6. Dxun

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    Left the house about 10am this morning headed to the casino. Phone was in my pocket the entire time i was playing. I took a peak here and there during the 6 hours i was there. Battery was near dead by 4pm. For the most part i had 4G the entire time and sometimes it would drop to 1G in my pocket.

    Bottom line is the battery life on these phones is disgusting. I love everything else about this phone, but the battery is almost a deal breaker. Charge phone to 100% before bed. 8 hours of no use at all while sleeping with 4G at all times and i'm at about 30%. My DroidX with extended battery would be sitting at 90% no problem.
     
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    Well , I don't get my TB until tomorrow but I do live in a 4g area ( Denver,Colo). I will let everyone know what my battery life is...

    Sent from my D1 ( for now )
     
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    In a 4G area and poor battery life. Less than half of what I got with a D1 or DX.

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    In a 4G area...but alas I got a phone that won't connect to 3G or 4G. Getting a new one Tuesday...but for now I'm getting 15+ hours with moderate usage.

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    I was in a 4g area for the first 2 days, and was in a 3g area over the weekend and battery life seems about the same for me. It's not as bad as I was expecting. I'll be able to get through the day with light-medium use.

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    FWIW I'm running off 3G and I'm at 12+ hours now running at about 30%. I'm about to go to bed, so it's about to get plugged in anyway. Got it on launch day, and every day I've gotten a full day out of it. I'd consider my usage moderate.
     
  12. jntdroid

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    Is it possible it's actual 4G usage, rather than just the location, that's sucking the battery for some?