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Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by delaen, Nov 7, 2009.
I hope so too.
I have been using a couple different apps that I have found to be very useful in extending the battery life. The advanced task killer....and text messaging app called handcent sms to replace the original one. I go on several times a day to the task killer to make sure there are no programs running in the backround. Make sure you dont kill the clock becasue if you do have an alarm set, it will turn it off. Hope this helps!
Yes.. isnt it amazing how so many programs want access to your contacts, location etc etc and then dont want to be turned off?
I turn photobucket off several times a day.. even though I havent rebooted my phone nor have used it for days.. yet it restarts itself so it can poll and keep track of me.....
Im sure someone is collecting info for marketing strategies.... at any rate.. it ties up my phone and bandwidth....... the act like its thiers..... last time I checked..... they arent paying the bill.
I know we've all seen the specs saying that the Droid has a better life than the iPhone - but can someone with experience with both phones address the issue of whether they both suck when it comes to power consumption and the need to tether the phones to chargers every couple of hours.
I'm assuming that if you want a smart phone with a big screen, you better be prepared to charge, charge, charge.
The Droid's batt life is better then the iphone. My dad has an Iphone and I have the Droid and we both drained our batt as fast as we could playing on the net trying out apps over wifi. We did a good comparison because we where trying to see what one phone could do that the other could not. The droid lasted about 22% longer. We where able to drain the batt. in about 3 hrs on the iphone (remember this is using EVERYTHING we could think of that drains the battery) and the droid lasted a little over 5 hrs.
I will say this though I get 2 days out of my phone now using it as a regular pda now that I'm not trying every single app on the market. I just keep wifi, gps, and BT off.
I'm at 10hrs and 31 min right now and there is only a sliver of the batter icon missing.
I also don't have many widgets running just weather and fox news.
Here's a piece of hardware I'd like to see offered (SeidioSeidio, are you listening?) - a dock for charging secondary batteries outside the phone. Alternatively, a charging dock with an extra slot for a second battery (no phone).
Rather than have an ungainly hump on my droid with the extended life battery, I'd be happy to carry an extra one or two normal, slim batteries. But how do you keep two charged with one heavily used droid without setting the alarm to swap them out in the middle of the night?
When you say, "regular PDA", does that mean 'Phone, text, email, light internet'?
I am still at the Noob stage so, as a consequence, my battery is constantly discharging.
Yeah, install a widget to see the battery life go down because you installed the widget
They do sell dedicated battery chargers. I think they're OEM/Moto.
like this? Battery Only Charging Cradle..
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I check email and school closings. I use it as a phone (but not my primary phone) and I mess around on the forums thats about it. I'm sure my batt. life will end when Flash is supported LMAO but not yet hehe.
With constant use, I get 5-6 hours. With constant gaming, less.
At the other end of the spectrum, a light day, with a few short phone calls and test messages, and checking my email once or twice, I'll get 2-3 days. I keep wifi off, but have bluetooth and GPS on. I also have screen dimming on (although that sometimes annoys me, as the sensor is right where my thumb goes in landscape mode).
For a normal day, I'll easily make it to bedtime with room to spare. But I do have a USB cable at work, and a charger in the car just in case.