Does anyone sell an extended battery yet?

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  1. R1Lover

    R1Lover Senior Member

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    Wait until it's not new anymore.... then you will use it like a regular phone and you will see better life... lol During the weekend it was in my hand all the time. Today at work I took it off the charger at 6am.... I played with it at work today to show a few people, checked my e-mail all during the day, made a few calls... and on teh way home at 5pm it was 40%, popped in in the charger on the way home, made a few more calls after that and now it's at 50%.

    I'm not complaining at all, those with dying batteries, my bet it's the bluetooth... but mine was on all day, but the wifi was off due to it not allowed to be on with visual voice mail for some reason.
     
  2. delaen

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    Just drove an hour to work. Left my house at full, now I'm at 80. Didn't have wifi, bluetooth, or gps on. 1 hour of moderate use is 20%? Man...
     
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    One thing to remember is that these batteries LOVE to be charged. If you are near a charger, plop it in. That is why the dock is so nice, it just slides in. They do much better with frequent top offs than letting them drain out.
     
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    Also widgets like twitter, facebook, and others that refresh in the background use a lot of juice. Go to settings, about, battery use to see the big users.

    If you use GPS and WiFi and bluetooth, but not constantly, install widgets (power control) that allow you to toggle them easily from one of your home screens. This way they aren't eating your battery life.

    Turn you screen time out down to a shorter time, this way if you just put it in your pocket, it isn't eating battery life and possibly registering screen taps through your pocket(i can do it in some pants).

    The other thing is look at notifications. Vibration is a killer. If every msg/sms/email is vibrating it will eat a lot. ALl in all, it seems the display is the biggest battery hog.
     
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    My guess is at some point signal was poor. A poor signal will eat a battery in a hurry.
     
  6. delaen

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    When I view batterry usage it's 75% screen. I have screen brightness set to the lowest setting. Pretty confused.
     
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    Not sure what is confusing. The screen is the major power user on any device. This screen with this resolution doesn't come easily. I'm willing to bet setting it dimmer won't do much for power. If you use the phone at all, the screen is going to be your big power hog.
     
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    My point was that it wasn't a connection issue like you suggested two posts ago. Every Droid has a screen, but not everyone is reporting 20% battery usage per hour with moderate usage and no background services running. That's what is confusing.
     
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    Just did a quick test:

    Wifi/bluetooth/gps off. Killed all backgrounds apps except gtalk and gmail. Set screen brightness to the lowest setting. 35 minutes until it hit 80%. Is this normal or should I try to get a new one?
     
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    Whoops, forgot to say I browsed the internet for those 35 minutes.
     
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    leave the dock at 530 am until 630 i have the regular service connection on, no bluetooth or wifi or gps, from 630 until 3 pm i have the phone in airplane mode since i dont get service in my building so i dont want it to eat up the battery searching for service. but when i leave at 3 pm and put my service back on im at 70 percent without turning on the screen just a simple break for 10mins here and there, my storm use to stay at 90 percent with this same senarion, are bb just better with battery? or am i just over exaggerating? would like ur opinion form other droid users :greendroid:
     
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    Most of the time it's stated to prolong the life of these types of batteries you should run them down all the way and then charge them, above it's stated to charge them as much as possible, is this true? then i'm happy cuz I charge my Droid as often as possible.. thanks
     
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