HTC Incredible battery life?

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    Any reviews of the Incredibles battery life? I know some were lucky to get it early. How is it compared to the Droid's?
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    It is going to be worse than the Droid's.
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    One review I read indicated they found it to be comparable to the Nexus One, perhaps a little worse. No comparison to the Droid.
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    Not necessarilly! I have read the specs but those are never accurate.
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    But don't worry, VZW will soon have an extended battery sitting on the shelves next to the Incredible. Price not yet available.
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    Yeah I saw that!!! If it's acurrate sign me up!! 36 hrs is great but that must be very light use.
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    It's too early to tell. Once the Droid was rooted we started to see ROM's with better battery life...
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    Charged mine all night. Took it off the charger at 5AM. Used it VERY infrequently all morning. Battery indicator at yellow (very low) by 11AM. NOT GOOD!!!!!!!
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    Just wondering if you have wifi and bluetooth on? Any app killers or juice defender on?
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    wifi and bluetooth were off. don't know what an appkiller or juice defender is - I'm a droid newb...came over from blackberry. I did read a post about setting my email download frequency back. (currently at 15 minutes on yahoo email) I moved it to 30 minutes to see. Possibly will switch to my gmail account if I keep the device. The jury is still out.

    I'm loving some of the features, but i run a business and outlook seems (on day 1 at least) to be much more elegant and business friendly than google mail/calendar.
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    Go to market and download juice defender!!!

    It is a battery app that helps battery life!
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    From the only direct comparison between the Incredible and the Droid I've seen...

    "...The Motorola DROID comes with a 1400mAh battery that is rated to provide up to 6.4 hours of talk time, while the HTC Droid Incredible has a lower capacity 1300mAh battery that is rated at 5.2 hours of talk time. During our testing we were able to get an amazing 7hr 30min of continuous talk time on the Motorola DROID, but only 5hr 30min of talk time on the HTC Droid Incredible. For normal mixed usage, which includes some talk, text, web, and standby, we were able to get nearly a day on the Motorola DROID before needing to connect the charger, but the HTC Droid Incredible was only able to last about 18 hours. So it appears that the extra processing power of the HTC does eat-up the battery faster..."

    Motorola DROID and HTC Droid Incredible: side by side - page3 (Phone Arena Reviews)
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    Pre-ordered my Incredible and had it for a couple days now. Charged battery full first night and really didn't do much on it but by noon my battery warning popped up to put phone on charger. Now I added Advanced Task Killer and that seems to of helped but by lunch today with very little use, the battery bar had noticeably dropped. So lunchtime right now means plop it on the charger. Trying some other apps like Juice Defender but still need time to play with....
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    Talk time does not interpret into real life where we have lots of down time on standby and or texting, etc.

    The Incredible has two things in its favor the moto does not have.
    1. OLED screens use comparable power if both the OLED and LCD are white,.. .but show anything lower.. with colors, grey or even black the power usage on the OLED can drop as low as zero.
    Think of OLED as being off all the time and then turning to when needed to show you something.
    Think of the LCD as being full brightness all the time and blocking what it doesn 't want you to see so you only get the spectrum of light or intensity it wants you to have.

    2. The Incredibles 1000Mhz snapdragon processor only runs at 245Mhz when Idle.... Idle is where most of the minutes of our lives live... anytime we are not on the phone.. thats idle.... thats a lot of time.

    So while "in use" the incredible uses twice the Mhz, while idle it uses half.... thats a better payoff.

    I do hear the camera uses lots of juice.... but until we get a few days of real life experiences we don't really know how battery life will fall.
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    to the person recommending juice defender: It doesn't even work on CDMA phones. It may look like it, but it does not work, the creator has also said so.
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    Just uninstalled it, couldn't figure out how to configure it anyway, just seemed to be pushing a paid advanced edition.

    As far as juice use with screens, a little unclear on the Incredible. Are you implying that having a picture for a wallpaper (or animation) eats the batteries, too?
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    I just ordered an HTC Incredible today, and these posts kinda get me concerned. I am normally a very heavy consumer of data and heavy user of apps. Since the battery is removable, would this mean I can purchase a larger/higher capacity battery should the problem be significant enough?
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    Certainly... I've already talked to Seidio and they intend to supply a full accompaniment of accessories which include an extended battery.
    The present one for the motodroid is 2800mah.. I would expect it to be comparable and since the battery covers almost the whole back of the phone it could be even bigger if they have an interest in doing so.
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