GOODBYE Thunderbolt - After 1 week of constant battery drainage, i gave up

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by jboucheb, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. jboucheb

    jboucheb Member

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    yep, it's true...I couldn't take it anymore. I just returned it this afternoon...$35 lesson.

    The whole notion of having a charger attached to you all the time didn't work for me. i was even scared every time I went out for the night that the battery might not last.

    Everyone says: turn off background data, don't use live wallpaper, get rid of widgets, turn the brightness all the way down. WTH!??! Then why even have a smart phone?

    The phone is very beautiful and the 4G service is fast, and although I really wanted to keep it a long time, I just couldn't get it to work for me. Somebody said they are going to push out an update, but it will probably come out after the 14 day return period is up.

    I wonder who else is in the same boat as me and has returned the TB. Please post below.
     
  2. UCGoody1

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    My battery after 4 days now lasts decently well.

    Full charge as of 2:22 AM, it is now about 4:00 PM and I'm at 32%. Granted 5 of those hours were me sleeping, woke up at 7:25AM with 84% battery. (I'll admit, I think it's a little sub-par that it uses 16% of battery while doing nothing...)

    At this rate I could most likely make it until I go to bed without plugging it in. I wouldn't be able to wake up in the morning and still have juice like I would on my BlackBerry, but then again I still charged my BlackBerry every night 90% of the time.
     
  3. want a droid

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    I'm hoping for some sort of update to be pushed towards our devices. My phone can do just fine on my home WiFi, but once I'm off spring break it's going to be tough. My college's WiFi is horrible so I'm going to be stuck on 4G.

    With WiFi my phone can last >12 hours with light-moderate use.
    With 4G my phone can last ~5 hours with light-moderate use.
     
  4. hookbill

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    Have you looked to see if you can purchase an additional battery and perhaps a wall charger? I don't know if they had them for TB but it's worth searching for.
     
  5. want a droid

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    I'm playing the waiting game. Waiting for either:

    1. an update from HTC
    2. someone to make a 1700-1900mAh battery that will fit under current cover or with a slight bigger cover (nothing like the 2750)
    3. the Qi-Compatible charging pad with wireless cover
     
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    did you ever try turing off 4g when you didnt need it?
     
  7. sonicxtacy02

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    Yea turn the phone into the droid incredible to save some batt powah!dancedroid
     
  8. yamaha83

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    it would be the same thing as turning off wifi when your not using it. or the GPS. or the blue tooth... you dont leave all the lights in your house on when you are not there just so you dont feel like you are in the old days do you?
     
  9. want a droid

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    Leaving GPS enabled does nothing. GPS is only used when an application is open that requires it.
     
  10. meepstone

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    My thunderbolt was lasting like 16 hours on moderate use. With the screen taking up most of the battery. I should mention I dont currently have 4G in my area.
     
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    This. Leaving bluetooth and gps on when nothing is using them does nothing to your battery. The Tbolt just has horrible battery life
     
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    Sounds to me like XDA needs to code a 4G on/off widget eh? :)