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Discussion in 'HTC Rezound' started by scott craft, Aug 15, 2012.

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    I updated from the leaked ics to the official version. How is this battery life? This is with LTE off, some WiFi and some 3G. I don't think this is that good, but I do use the phone a lot.
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    For a standard battery, getting 3.5 hours screen time and about an hour of talk time over almost 10 hours seems about average to me, you could probably squeak out a little moer if you lower the display brightness to about 20-25% (low), the screen is what will kill ya. This is still better than what my Samsung Stratosphere would get though.
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    I knew I was forgetting to mention something. I'm using an extended battery. Guess that means my battery life is pretty poor.
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    I noticed it said your average life is 13+ hours. That's about what I'm getting on my extended battery as well.
    I would check your phone radio stats and see how much is in the low, that's my biggest battery vampire, usually about 40% or more for me.

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    Thanks. I might be expecting more out of this phone than I should. I'm going to drain it to 15% tomorrow evening when I go to work, turn it off and charge it. Hope that will help some. I usually have access to some type of charger, but I was under the impression with the extended battery it would last a reallly long time.
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    Honestly, with this device the one draw back is the battery life, depending what you compare it too it is dreadful, but that is the trade-off we pay for having the best display and radios of any Android device on the market today!
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    It will last a really long time if you have good to great signal but the phone is going to up its radio power output attempting to get a better or any signal in weak areas.

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    Nothing has changed in the department from the very beginning of cell phones. Weak signal or looking for signal eats the battery up quickly.
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    But it doesn't show up in most stats, hence many can't understand why some phones can go a year between charges on a standard battery while the rest of us bask in mediocrity, even with an extended battery.
    With my Incredible1 the place I go camping has such good signal I'd leave my charger at home when camping for the weekend , and have plenty of battery to spare even after heavy usage, yet charging every day when near my home is a must, even with light usage.

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    Well I will keep an eye on signal and such. Thanks for the input.
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    I love this phone but battery life is brutal. I've got

    Stock HTC 1620mah
    Extended HTC 27xxmah
    2 Ebay 1800mah
    2 Ebay 3500mah

    Running NeoMax: Adrenaline 1.5 (ICS .10 leak) LTE off, screen 50% at all times, sycn only gmail, ect. Basically running pretty bare bones and I still feel tied down to the charger.
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    You're might be right about phone radio, but everytime I check my battery stats the screen and apps are taking up most of the battery. If I actually make phone calls the stats reflect that. This is definitely a head-scratcher for me.

    I feel like I get adequate battery life, but I was expecting more. Hope my next phone does better.

    This looks a lot like mine after a couple of hours except for the phone radio.
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    I don't understand understand what gsam battery is telling me. I am vacationing in a low reception area. Per the app radio is at 1% screen is at 23% and apps are at 72%. Of that Kernel is at 20%. That means turning off radios or dimming screen shouldn't matter.

    What gives? Running ICS is definitely worse on the batteries. Right now on vacation I am out of power by 3 pm with stock battery.
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    Are you rooted? If so are you still on stock?

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    I am running stock. Was never rooted.
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    When you go to app usage in gsam what processes are listed under kernel
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    There are a lot of them. Here is a partial list



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