Good bye Droid, nice knowing ya!

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Tillers_Rule, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. mjs31

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    don't blame you on the frustration. I just don't get why it is happening. I get remarkable time compared to all other smart phones I have had.
     
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    I doubt the O.P. would want new headaches with T-M.

    Shame you left so soon. My phone has been off the charger for the past 6 hours and still at 90%. Something was draining it. Hope your next phone works out for you, but I am still thinking you could have resolved the Droid issue.
     
  3. FireDroid

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    yes, very strange. Mine has been off since 9 this morn and I have been using it extensivly using the market for app downloads and setting them up, emaols, calls and text, it is at 70%! I must just be a lucky one and have a busy enough Verizon store that they blew through the bad shipments and got a good one. I have expirenced no problems with the slider,battery,freeze ups, ect, now that I say that though I am sure I will get those in the next 36 hours!!! lol
     
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    I am surprised to hear this. I wonder if you had a defective battery? My Droid was unplugged Saturday at 7am, used all day (texts, calls, little net surfing) and at 10am this morning (Sunday) it still had 70% of the battery left.

    Compare that to the P.O.S. Eris that couldn't hold a charge on standby for 5 hours and well...let's just say I am satisfied.

    But, that doesn't mean you weren't have issues. Clearly, you were. I am sorry to see you go. I hope your next device is better suited for you.
     
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    Yeah I wouldn't be surprised if there was some app running that was pulling data really often or something along those lines. I would have liked a look at the phone too in order to see what the OP was running. I've had great success with battery life, especially after the 2.01 update. My bluetooth is on ALL the time, wifi almost all the time, I installed that 2.1 based Weather/News app so at least something is updating periodically. Usually I have sync off since I don't care much about what comes to my gmail account, but my 2 POP3 accounts are set to update every 5 minutes with K9. GPS is OFF unless I'm using it. I get about 36 hours or so before I actually need to stick it on the dock or whatever.
     
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    Dayum...a new forum layout and 25,000 members and even the mods appear to be getting a tad harsh in their responses.


    Good luck with your new phone Tiller....sorry to hear of your DROID problems
     
  7. iPirate

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    Odd he didn't ask us about the problem before leaving.

    30% to 10% overnight is really nice! I'm going to guess there was a problem with the wall socket like another poster had, where the switch was controlling lights and the socket.

    :icon_ devil:
     
  8. cereal killer

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    Tigger is from Germany. He wished him well on his travels : )

    No harshness involved.
     
  9. frankvl

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    Agreed


    We had 2 wall socket issues recently. Didn't affect the Droid. Thought the Braun toothbrush had died, bought another, oops...it was the wall socket. Snow blower died....we thought....but it was the wall socket. Both devices are old, so we were surprised it was not the device.

    Love my Droid!
     
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    Sorry to see you go. Unfortunately any mass produced item will have a lemon. I need to charge the Droid daily, but it's generally less than 2 hours. I broke down and got the home base, which has made it easier. If I had it connected via USB to my computer the charge level sometimes dropped because of the bad cell reception where my computer is. It used more power trying to get a good signal than what was going into the phone.
     
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    Wonder if he was using strictly a charge from a computer's USB port instead of the wall socket? USB ports just deliver too little current to charge beyond a snail's pace. If an app is in the background draining the battery at the same time, it would charge very little.

    I could see him condemning the droid as a bad design if there were tons of people complaining about it. I'm guessing it was just a PEBKAC problem.
     
  12. spazma7ik

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    I would also like to know what phone you plan on getting next? And you definitely just got unlucky, I have a perfect slider and can last a whole day without a charge with heavy use.