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Discussion in 'Smartphone Battery Discussion' started by gmtekk, May 31, 2012.

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    Gotta love the Maxx!
    Unplugged my phone this morning at 7am, just got home and I am still at 70 percent! ....and believe me I used my phone all day!

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    Oh my :mad: . Congrats to you my friend:icon_ banana:. I have a P00Per.

    I'm at 50% turned on at 9am and I have not used the phone at all today.

    Question: Did you receive phone via mail and you charged before turning on or did you get it at the store and what happened there?
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    I upgraded at the store last week, when I walked out of there I was 70 percent out the box. By the time I went to bed it was at 15. And that's the lowest I've seen it so far. As each day went on the battery would just be better everyday!

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    Moved to smartphone battery discussions :)

    DROID RAZR MAXXIMIZED!!!! PREPARE TO BE VANQUISHED!!!
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    Good info. Thank you. So, the store employee turned it on (activated it) it's been about a week. In essence you did the "Meter training" either intentionally or otherwise.
    Have you seen a steady increase in battery performance or was your post a result of an "All of a sudden" performance increase?
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    Yes meter training. And gradually increased. Can't find online where my post was moved to? I thought this was the Max section? Anyway do it that way, and the battery will be great!

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    I moved it to the smartphone battery discussion forum :) look back a few posts.

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    Haha with my Rezound my battery dies half way through the day.... That is until I got the extended battery

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    I'm more and more convinced that differing battery performance from one user to the next may be less about how the user is actually using it and more about how the local cellular towers are forcing the phones to run at higher power levels, search more often for closer towers or stronger signal, and related power suck.

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    You mean for your Max or for all phones?
    If you're talking about all phones I can say the #1 biggest difference in battery life for the Verizon gnex is screen brightness, those that use stock screen auto brightness get horrible battery life, those that use custom auto brightness, get decent battery life depending on their specific settings, and those that use manual get the best battery life usually

    I think your statement might be correct for the razr, since it doesn't have as draining a display (not hd and not amoled I believe?) But not entirely so for all phones

    I do notice that poor signal or just simply slow data (my calling signal is good to great but data is horribly slow where I live) does seem to cause extra drain not directly indicated by battery stats
    I mean that while the percent battery used by the cellular radio usually remains around 2-5% for me it seems when I have a good data connection my battery life skyrockets, much more than a simple 5% of battery used by the radio.
    I think poor signal makes apps work harder and then the app reflects the extra battery drain
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    No, RAZR/RAZR MAXX both have SAMOLED displays. I agree display is the largest battery hog, but I was referring to what makes two identical phones perform so much differently for two different people. The first thought is that the only obvious variable is the user, but I'm now not so easily convinced. I've seen quite wide differences in reported battery performance where the one suffering greater battery depletion is actually using the phone less than others with better battery performance.

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    I've experienced exactly what you are talking about on my Rezound. At home, in an old house without the shielding of aluminum backed insulation, I get strong signals (data and voice) even in the basement. Battery lasts easily all day (standard battery). At my daughter's house, where the coverage is strong according to the VZW coverage maps, my Rezound switches constantly between 4G and 3G, battery gets warm, and dies before the day is out. At a campground where I am roaming on USCC and getting weak voice signals and 1X data, battery dies quickly with less usage than at home.
    Just bought the extended battery in hopes that I'll have enough power to last the day wherever I am.
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    This particular thread is perhaps the best info yet on battery life. Few (if any) have considered how hard the phone works to hunt signal as a factor in battery life. As a for instance, IF I an working from home my office is in the basement.
    I imagine that presents a challenge for the battery.
    I have adopted the opinion that making it a day and a half does not interest me for the obvious reason that I am then mid-day and needing a 3-4 hour charge. So, getting through a day is really ALL that matters to me and the Maxx does that easily. Night time is made for charging!
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    first of all, using voice to write texts, sometimes, is a godsend

    and you might be onto something. the more time your phone spends dead and not connected to the network, the more money they save LOL
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    An interesting theory, they get the same amount of money from you when you have good signal as when you don't, but what they miss out on is possible overages as well as potential future upgrades or loss of customer.

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    true. however, most people are on unlimited plans now, and even if theyre not i dont know of anyone who goes over their limits besides for data, and they usually dont get charged extra for that. the less time your phone is on the network the more data bits they save, more power they save, less fees they have to pay to subsidiaries especially in cases of roaming.

    im slightly kidding though. i cant imagine telco's actually want people to have dead phones.
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    And I'm playing the devils's advocate to a certain extent too.

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