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Discussion in 'Thunderbolt Accessories' started by guitarchris123, Feb 28, 2011.
Ha. Get an iToy? No thanks. I came from the Blackberry world as well. Yes I did get a couple days out of my Curve but I never used it for internet, just email and text. The Storms I had didn't last that long either. I wouldn't recommend any BB's to anyone at this point. RIM doesn't know where they are going.
Your reply said "You people" when you were replying to me. I am not everyone but when you reply to me then I'd like to know what "complaining" you see from me and battery life?
And to be honest, I see a lot of people who really shouldn't be touching a smart phone, especially an Android based one.
I myself use friendstream, but both FB and Twitter only check for updates every 2 hours. I use the home clock / weather widget with refresh every three hours. I use the full page agenda as it is my WORK phone. I have Exchange PUSH email enabled as if I don't use push my company will force a BB on me. I've not complained much about the phone's battery life except to say that I used my OC'd (to 1000MHz) the same way I use the TB but I averaged over 20 hours on the D1 vs 4-5ish on the TB.
Now what DOES tick me off is the fact last week I went to the VZW store in the hopes of getting a big discount on the extended battery by complaining about the battery life. The woman who sold me the phone was working to figure out what they could do when some salesguy came over to help looked at my phone for a couple minutes and then said it should be better now.
He set the screen brightness to 10%. Yeah, 10%. Yeah, without asking.
He installed startup monitor on me without asking and disabled the VZW junk apps that he could.
He installed advanced task killer without asking and set it to aggressive.
He did something to SMS as all of a sudden I don't get about half the messages being sent to me and I did before.
And finally this morning I got a call at home from my boss asking me why I have't been responding to e-mails. I said I hadn't received any. Well sure enough it turns out the "helpful" sales guy set my Exchange PUSH e-mail to poll every 2 hours instead. Yes also without asking.
I don't know yet what else he changed, but I have to run back to the store to speak with the manager as this is totally unacceptable behaviour from a salesperson.
Or the slim extended battery for the D2. It's sleek and greatly expands battery life. You barely notice it's on there. HTC gets their design cues from Seido and that is NOT a compliment.
I was not recommending getting either of those brands, I was just making a point. With Android, you have to learn how to control/change/monitor your settings with apps, toggles, widgets, menus, etc. in order to maximize the functionality of your phone for your particular purposes. Stock settings are probably not appropriate for most people, that's all I'm saying. This is starting to get off topic, this thread is supposed to be about the extended batteries themselves. For further discussion of battery life in general, please refer to the "Tips" thread. Thanks.
That's why I never let the tools at VZW touch my phone. They all think ATK is the best thing to do to a phone.
Wow, just goes to show you that many VZW reps are ill-informed about a lot of things Android-related (especially with this phone in particular). I never would have let them start changing and downloading things on me without watching exactly what they were doing. Sorry to hear that! Lesson learned. On the bright side, maybe you will get that discounted extended battery now from the manager if you complain, as I agree that this is totally unacceptable behavior from one of his employees.
He was behind the counter. I specifically said "don't change or install anything" and he said "I'm not, I am just looking at things". That's why the store manager and I are going to have a little talk as the only thing he said he did was lower the screen brightness.
My first full day with the humpback battery and I can tell you that it was so nice to not have to recharge all day. Going on 15 hours of fairly full use and I just hit 50 %. Anyone on the fence should just get the big battery and move on. Now like everyone else just waiting for a better case - currently using a pouch style from fleabay.
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I just purchased the TB with extended battery. No tests performed yet. But I'm pretty sure it will be better than my Droid original with stock battery. Seeing that everywhere I went I had to bring my charger.
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Does the battery gauge show the proper amount of battery left? I just ask because on my D1, I had the extended battery, but it would not show the proper amount of battery life left. I had to restart the D1 for it to show how much battery was left.