Battery usage

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  1. mynameiserich

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    I have read multiple threads about battery life. I am not sure if I have a "bad battery" or if it is just the nature of my use. Let's put it this way...I woke up at 1030, have played with the phone basically for the straight hour with minor web browsing, and just using apps. I am using locale (although it is only supposed to determine location every ten minutes and just for a brief second), and have had wifi turned on the whole time. My screen brightness is always turned all the way off. The battery is already down to 80% in that short period of time....is this normal or should I get to Verizon and push to get a new battery?? Or I am just really using it intensely enough that it drains pretty quickly....what are others experiences???
     
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    it depends, did it just hit 80% or has it been sitting at 80% the whole time? I've seen some people complain about locale eating battery, but i don't know if that's confirmed or not.
     
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    yeah i mean it just went from 100 and hit 80 in about the hour of heavy use. I've been monitoring locale and its gps use using an app and it seems to be only using a very little amount of gps...it really only turns on every 10 minutes for about 5 seconds to get a location...seems pretty minimal....maybe this is just normal??
     
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    Well with heavy use, JUST hitting 80% is pretty decent. I'm not 100% sure of this but i do believe that it will show 80% even if your at 89%.
     
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    Let me know because mine is the same way.
     
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    Another hour and a half and the battery level is down to 70% - this is with wifi now off....seems to drain too fast....what are others experiences with battery life? Should I be going to Verizon to try and get a replacement???
     
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    OK with heavy use, the phone is NOT going to last 12 hours. Lets just get that out of the way first. It all depends on WHAT you are doing on the phone. Are you watching movies, surfing the net, listening to music?
     
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    yes you are right about this BUT what I would like to know is when exactly does the 10% drop take place.

    I mentioned this in another thread as well. 10% drop is a huge incremental drop and not a very accurate representation.
     
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    Sounds perfectly normal to me. Mine is the same way.
     
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    Well in the past hour and a half that it dropped 10% I really haven't used it much. Checked the weather, checked my facebook, etc. but briefly...I am fine with the battery life as long as I know other people have similar experiences. If you use the phone on an average daily basis just doing basic things like light browsing, etc. will your battery last a full day and not have to plug it in until bed?? I don't think mine will...
     
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    JoeeDB: Thank you...I was just looking for someone to give me a straight forward answer. don't want to go to Verizon and try and get a new battery if the battery is lasting as long as it does. I'm hoping for an extended battery, otherwise I might just buy a second battery to carry. Any idea if an extended battery will be available?
     
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    it really depends, certain things you do on the phone of course take up alot more battery life then others. The best thing you can do is go into the menu > settings > about phone > battery usage... check there after you've used it for about an hour of heavy usage. It will give you an idea of what things use the most battery.

    If you have something at like 45% battery usage, and you only had the program open for like 5 minutes of that hour. Then that will of course be something you might want to shy away from if your trying to make the battery last.
     
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