Extended Battery Showdown

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    Ok, I have been up and running with no charger for 13h 41M on the extended battery on what I would call heavy use. I have 15% left - it's the first time it's gotten this low ever. 30 Min Voice Calls. At least 20 IM's Chat application running all day and being used. 4 hours 16M display on. Phone Idle 9H 24m Wifi on all day. Cell Standby all day time without signal 31%. I probably played about 3 1/2 hours of games that use graphics and internet. What do you think?
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    15 Hr 19 Min 13% left. Havent done much since then.
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    I lose 1% every 5 mins under my heavy use.... typically 4g web browsing

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    What are you guys using that shows 1% increments and is accurate? I have yet to find one.
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    Best I mustered with heavy and moderate usage would be 29 h and change. With data off I got over 2 days on it.

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    I did 3 battery cycle drains. I can make through 10 hours of work with moderate use and still not have to charge until bed time :) I am very happy with extend battery and highly recommend it.
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    Circle battery widget

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    With my typical usage I can make it through one day - last night when I finally got home around 10:00 I was at 3% - I unplugged at 6:30am
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    A rom with 1% increments.
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    Im at 10 hours with 15% left.... but I only had 3hrs of screen on time which is less then usual... as long as I make it through the work day is all I care for... hated bringing a charger everywhere.... plus I have the standard battery as a backup

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    Circle battery widget.

    I'm sure it would have lasted longer if I wasn't playing games.

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    Thanks for the suggestion. Works great.

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    I got 2days 9hours and 47 minutes with moderate usage and riding and 3g only ( since there's no 4g where I live yet ). I'mvery happy with this battery. : )

    From the dual cores of my XT875
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    The UNLEASHED ROM, butt that's if you can stomach rooting and ROMing your phone...

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    @ jjbinks, how r you liking the unleashed rom? I've been thinking about throwing it on my bionic but I want to get more opinions on it first as to pros and cons.

    From the dual cores of my XT875
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    Moderate to heavy user ~ in and out of 4G - 21hours - 20% left (that was yesterday) - right now I'm at about 9hours running - I've got roughly 70% battery power left ...

    I get pretty good battery life out of the standard and extended battery both ... the standard slim will last me most of the day (from morning 'til bed time is what I consider all day - I wake up early most of the time and go to bed late late) - the extended battery lasts me *about* 2 days ...
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    14.5 hrs up and still have 42% left. Moderate usage on 4G all day.

    I'm also running the Unleashed ROM ans loving it. Not a whole lot that's different from stock, but definitely better and so far bug free.
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    Your typical usage must be fairly heavy then?

    I use my phone lightly during most days and moderate to very heavy at night. I usually get about 25-30ish hours w/o having to charge. I have wifi on auto toggle, full brightness, have done 2 or 3 power drains, use beautiful widgets and have battery set to performance mode. My phone unfortunately drops 4g on occasion so I pretty much leave it off till the update, though when I left 4g on all day, I'd say it was still about 25 hours. Honestly, this is with a good amount of web and/or market browsing, hours of music, hours of kindle, beautiful widgets for weather, and other widgets or little things that use battery.

    Edit: Also, I wanted to add that I tried using this app Widget Locker Lockscreen and it DESTROYED my batteries life. With the same everything else as above, my phone would be dead by the time I went to bed that night, as opposed to 4am the following night. Basically, twice as fast. I thought it was beautiful widgets first but eventually discovered this was the problem. Just fyi...
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    If I used it light to moderate I'd probably be able to get 20 hours out of it.

    However if you play a game you're using the screen, volume, frequently the internet, etc... and that's the biggest drain I've found.

    If I avoid gaming then it will last pretty long.

    I don't do anything at all to save the battery. I feel that it's unnecessary since I get so many hours and I have plugs all over the place. I want to use the phone not baby it.
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    Battery monitor widget works great as well. More options for widget customization, and more features. Better widget IMO.

    13 H 50 M on battery here, moderate usage. 2% left.

    50 min voice calls

    12h 49 min phone idle

    1 h 5 min screen on

    Used BT to run a couple credit cards today.

    I was not impressed at all with the stock battery. I still am not impressed with this one...it's better but still pretty weak. I went through the list of freezable apps yesterday and froze them, was hoping that the 50-something frozen apps would help battery life. Nope.

    I have a Xoom that I just sent to Verizon for it's free 4G upgrade. Looking forward to getting it back so it can share some of the load.
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