Extended battery really doesn't last very long..

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    I was thinking about the battery life with this phone and past phones using extended batteries.

    I wonder if this phone just uses more power all the time in general or if it's sense or what.

    I've had phones in the past that would last exponentially longer once I put in an extended battery.

    But this rezound seems to last only a few hours more?
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    What is your signal quality? My RZ at home with strong 4g has excellent battery life, including supporting a hotspot sometimes. At our RV lot with poor 3g the battery drains MUCH faster!
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    -74 dBm

    Signal has never been a problem, battery is not terrible, I just expected more.
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    Have you trained the battery meter?
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    Screen time makes a huge difference as well. The screen is the biggest user. I average -95dbm at my house and around town but my screen still is more than double the cell standby (most days at least 10% no signal) and phone idle combined.

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    Buy an external charging dock, they do wonders for all my non-maxxs :)

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    What do you mean by "external charging dock"?
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    With this phone compromises have to be made. I do not like the larger battery!! So I have resorted in keeping 3g off all the time and just toggle it on when I need it. Also because I so spend most of my day in a bad signal area.

    But I do love the phone and live with it. And I actually like not being constantly interrupted by incoming emails and Facebook messages
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    Like the other's have said it's the screen that kills the battery on this phone. Remember out of all the Verizon phones out there the Rezound and the iphone have the best screen display. I know the iphone beats the Rezound but not by much. I get great battery life with my Rezound. I have my screen turned up to 75% but have nothing synced at all. My signal at home is at - 85dbm. I guess it's how you have your Rezound setup. I am also rooted and running Cleanrom 4.5.
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    My signal right now is - 99 db. Is this good?
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    It's okay. When my wife had the Gnex hers was like - 120dbm. Talk about a difference between Samsung radios and htc radios.
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    No that's not good. The lower the number the better. Yours is almost no signal.
    That means there literally is no signal coming in.


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    Thanks, that explains why my battery life is so poor. That was at home. Here at work it's between -91 and -93.
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    I found that the HTC extended 2750 battery works great. As previously said, signal strength, screen display, how many apps you have running play a role on how much battery is used. The extra power is very helpful in making my Rezound last all day without a charge.
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    It is marginal to bad...

    Generally speaking:

    GET OFF THE TOWER, STUPID: -59 dBm or higher
    Excellent: -60 dBm to -70 dBm
    Good: -70 dBm to -85 dBm
    Marginal: -85 dBm to -100 dBm
    Poor: -100 dBm to -115 dBm (bottom range varies by phone, some phones will no longer to be able use mobile data signal at varying numbers in the poor range, the Rezound is one of the better ones though)
    No signal: anything -120 dBm or lower
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    Yah I know. That's why my wife's gnex never got a 4G signal at our house. It tells you how bad Samsung radios are. When people tell you that there getting great signal. It's probably because they not that far from the cell tower. Well most of us are not lucky to be next to a cell tower have to rely on a good phone with good radios.
    Thank fully my next smart phone will be a HTC since they do have the best radios and that's what I rely on.
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    What size battery are you using?
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    Sort of in Samsungs defense, the first batch had some with bad radios and Verizon was supposed to replace them when customers brought them back.

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    We did back in February. They sent us a refurbished nexus but still no dice. I actually got the cs rep to change my wife's phone from the nexus to the Rezound which she loves now. Now she gets 4G with her Rezound. Even some of the S3 are getting poor reception.
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    Thanks for posting that info
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