Gps and navigation drains battery no matter what current the charger is

Discussion in 'HTC Rezound' started by captclam, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. captclam

    captclam New Member

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    I understand it with a 500mA charger why the navigation would drain the battery while plugged in for the Rezound. However, I've managed to prove beyond a doubt that the internal charging capacity of the rezound is not sufficient, and cannot support GPS, display and 4G.
    I shorted pins 2 and 3 on the USB A side of the connector to ensure the "on AC" signal was present and that the phone would charge at the > 500mA rate. The vehicle charger I used for the test was a Rocketfish RF-M657D, rated at 3 amps. At no time did the phone pull enough current to increase the battery level.

    This is without question a critical flaw. Why should I have to tinker with phone settings for this. This, plus no real hope of root means bye bye Rezound unless I hear something soon.
     
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    Hmm, I noticed something similar the other day. Was using the navigation to get to a location and there was just enough charging going on in the car charger to the phone only to keep it at it's current battery level. i was like HUH? HTC has got to get this battery thing under control. It's one of the main issues with this great phone. Once that is solved, oh joy.
     
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    Many phones have had that issue. My OG Droid would only run Navigation about 4 hours, plugged in, before killing the bat. The first phone of its kind things like that may be expected. I use Navigation everyday, several times a day, but I have not run a long trip on my Bionic. My short runs with Nav on the Bionic,the bat increases charge while on Navigation
     
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