Defective battery?

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  1. dominator77

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    I will charge my phone until it says "battery fully charged..unplug from charger". but shortly after its unplugged the battery level drops to 90%. I usually keep all data/ gps and wifi off unless I check email and I only have a couple apps (none are social; I dont use facebook or twitter or anything like it). Im starting to think its not practical to use this phone as a phone...

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    Wow thats alot of helpful stuff... thanks.

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    Just a thought...Why do these phones come with all kinds of bloatware that no one needs, that sucks up battery life? Instead of the bloatware there should be apps and things allready installed that help save battery life instead of having to spend large amounts of time searching the market for these things, using tedious trial and error, and constantly going into settings and turning things on and off. WtF.. its a freakin phone!

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    This could be partially because when the battery level is at 95%-91% the battery indicator will report 90%. You can use Battmonx which will accurately report the real percentage of the battery in 1% increments rather then 10% increments.


    Its a smart phone, not a dumb phone. :p As for the bloatware, Verizon gets money by putting junk on there.
     
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    Freeze all the bloat and your batter life will increase a bit.
    You could try flashing a custom rom like fission.

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    The way these phones work is that they charge until the battery is full, then run on battery power, then go back to charging. Because the stock meter only reads in 10% increments, if the phone goes down to 95% battery, your meter will drop to 90%. Then when it gets closer to 90%, the phone starts charging again, and your meter goes back up to 100%. That's the way lithium ion batteries like to be treated. It's not good for them to be on a charge all the time.
     
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    I know this sounds like a dumb question but what is the best way to charge it?

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    I know some widgets kill battery quick... clockr evolution ate mine like a juicy... I better not say.

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    After not touching my phone for the past 6 hours, the phone has been on idle and yes it is connected to 4g with display at 20% everything other than that is turned off (no widgets are running) I'm also NOT using a battery saver app like juice defender, all the I have done on the phone is browse the internet for 10mins while I was on break and the phone is beeping at me saying that it has 10% battery already.:mad: I'm not touching the thing and its dead... If that's a normal day on the ReZound then sadly I will have to take it back. Just thought I would ask you guys if you think that is about right or if I just have a defective battery. Not to give anyone the wrong impression that I hate this phone it's just the opposite, I absolutely LOVE my hTC ReZound.
    Just an FYI the phone was unplugged at 6:40 this morning its now 12:10 and it just killed itself.

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    Go to settings/about phone and check the battery usage. It should display what was using up resources.
     
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    says 46% display - the screen has been used for a max of 30 minutes...
    18% cell standby
    16% idle
    14% voice call
    2% speed test
    2% internet
    2% android os
    6 hrs 22 minutes and 47 seconds on battery and its dead
    this is after I charged it and made a phone call earlier to Verizon that lasted about 6 minutes.
     
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    As its dying then check again for a more accurate reading
     
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    May be a bad battery because I had heavy use on mine today and from 8 till now at 6:45 mountain time I'm at 40%

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    Tap the cell standby and see how much time you have with no signal. If you are in a very weak reception area that'll east you're battery quickly.
    Also a battery will get better over the first 7-10 days of use

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