Bionic battery life

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by Zregnier, Aug 23, 2011.

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    So there has been rumors that the Bionic is getting great battery life from it's 1900 mah battery. Any idea how this could relate to the battery life in the OG Droid? I'm hoping to get at least a few more hours in between charging with the Bionic, even with 4G. Am I crazy to think that'll be possible? I usually charge my D1 once during the day when at work after it gets down to 40% or so.

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    Ill let you know around evening time sept 8th. We know as much as everyone else. just rumors that the testers have been getting "good" battery life.
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    Well the rumors going around from the testers say it can get around 15 hours with moderate use. But I think the battery if around 1735mAh.
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    Not if I let him know first! :p
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    Testers are saying the battery life is great but relative to what? I'm sure it will be alot better than other phones, but it doesn't matter if a Smartphone has a 3000 mAh battery, you should ALWAYS have it charging when its not in use and possible. You should have a Desk dock for work, a car charger for all vehicles you uses daily, a charging dock for your nightstand/bedroom, a charger in your home office and a couple charges in other places you use alot like a spare in the glove compartment when visiting friend's house for a while. This isn't a moto RAZR, you must have it charging all the time and you will never have a problem with battery life.
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    What you just said defeats the purpose of owning a cell phone.

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    How so? Many people have missed opportunities for charging their smart phone.
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    The devices we are talking about are less like "cell phones" and more like small portable computers (laptops)... and their battery life reflects that. If you want the convenience of a phone that you can only charge every few days, there are some feature phones that will easily meet your needs.
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    It seems like until there is a revolution in battery technology, the next best thing is to improve charging technology... Enter: Inductive Charging. If they integrate inductive charging into a car dock and office dock and you leave a charging mat at home, it makes it almost a non-issue barring you the usual routine is broken for travel or what not... then your screwed. haha
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    And charging it all day every day like that is bad for the battery. It slowly kills the battery so that even if you want to take it off the charge for a little, the phone won't be able to last long.
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    I thought that was substantially less of an issue with LiPo's as it was with NiCad's...
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    This is the most ridiculous thing ever... I'm hoping you are joking, its a phone, not a life support system. If it dies you won't die, I promise.

    While its good to charge when you can to avoid getting low on juice, I'm not going to carry 46 different chargers with me so I can charge in any situation I am faced with. I mean god forbid I'm in a place with only 220v outlets and I don't have my special 220v charger.

    Seriously, its a MOBILE phone, it should be able to go a couple hours without being plugged in to a power source.


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    Charging when you need to is not, don't start charging when it says "low battery", charge it when it's 1/3 or half gone. My Droid charge tells me when it's at 100% charge so i can unplug it. You should replace the battery every 2 years anyways, which is in time for a new phone.
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    Apparently you read my post and heard it read as something else in your head. Who's carrying 46 chargers? I think i would have about 6 total to be covered and i work in IT.

    And no you're wrong, it's not a MOBILE phone, it's a smart phone, much closer to a computer, so you need to charge it more. Maybe i'm just tired of these idiots (not the OP) that want to stream netflix, then turn of the navigation and play games THEN complain their new Droid only got 2 hours of battery life, thereby spreading false rumors that X device has poor battery life. You're going from a feature phone to a smart phone computer, you need you change your lifestyle and buy a couple more chargers.
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    With Li-Ion it's not much of an issue, the only thing that would come from charging constantly is the battery would heat up and that's will reduce the life. I'm sure a dock or charger that trickles when the battery is full would not heat up the battery too much and would be fine.
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    You know you could go crazy, (yes I think having more then 2 chargers is crazy... my phone lasts more then 10 minutes off the charger...) or you could just buy an extra battery and huzzah! Saves you all the money from the 8+ chargers and, if the rumors are right, 30 hours of battery time should be able to cover anyones needs.
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    I don't think there's been any conformation on the battery size, has there? I think it may be more in the 1700's?
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    I agree. I leave it charging at the office and have it in a dock at home when it's not being used.

    If you're out and about then you want a full charge.

    I like that we are hearing it last a long time considering it's a beast of a phone.
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    No confirmation, just thought I heard 1900 rumors a few times.

    So what about my original question? Many of you have owned newer smartphones and know more about their battery life than me. I've only owned a D1. Based off the specs we know of the Bionic and assuming it has a 1700-1900 mah battery, would you think it would last longer than a D1, or will the 4G make them about even? I'm hoping for less charging, but not counting on it when I get the phone.

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    Assuming that the bionic uses the same charger as the D1 (micro USB) you can get a charger with a 10 foot cable for $3.68... Even if the battery is as cheap as $30... I'd still go with the chargers
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