If the Bionic consumes so much battery, then what will the Vigor and the Prime need?

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    I'm sitting here reading all these amazing specs for the Vigor and the Prime and wondering how power-hungry a 1280 x720 screen-1.5 GHz dual core combination will be.

    I predict a meltdown of thunderbolt proportions.
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    I'm more worried about how my Bionic is going to rule such devices and still have enough juice for Fruit Ninja.
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    My guess is there will be battery issues. I'm actually having great battery life so far with the B and as far as enough juice for Fruit Ninja, nothing has even come close to making this phone stutter yet!
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    If it is an HTC phone, Vigor, it will truly suffer in the battery department. If there is such a thing as a prime it will depend on who makes it as to what the battery life will be. Some manufactures do better at battery management then others.
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    Try playing Drag Racing Premium for an hour - drained the phone fast. It's using graphics, vibrations, sounds, the internet to compete - etc..

    As far as the other phones I hear they are coming with Ghostbusters sized packs for your back.
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    Man, does anyone use their phone to talk anymore? On another note, can we finally get rid of having to sign up for voice minuets? Many of us would be fine with just data plans.
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    ^ I prefer text msgs. As fun as it is to hold the phone to my head, I can do without it!
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    Problem with a data-only plan is they'd charge $60/month to pick up the slack of having no voice. I do wish for a pay-as-you-go voice WITHOUT an increase to the data plan. But I know I'll never see the day.
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    I get great battery life with my Bionic. I threw a 12 volt car battery in my backpack and wired up a DC to AAc power converter plugged my charger in and hooked it up to the phone. Boom enough power to rule all machines with enough juice to play drag racing and angry birds all day *complete sarcasm.

    Sent from the rocket in my pocket, my all powerful DROID BIONIC.
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    Yea drag racing uses a lot of this phone. The most I've got was 2.5hrs playing that game none stop. Sure was fun though, no complaints for all that the game is using in the phone.
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    A 12v motorcycle battery in the backpack works too, quarter the size and weight. ;-)

    I'm a drag racing fan too and have been eyeballing that app.... it's a good one then?
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    I'm not a Drag Racing fan but it was free so I thought I'd try it and now I'm a bit addicted.
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    Its an awesome game. I play it alll the time. :D
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    Just tried it fun game use to play one just like it online

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
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    You stole my joke that I came into this thread to make LOL!

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    As phones become more powerful and sophisticated, with the ability to take on new tasks, brighter more vibrant screens, faster processors with more cores, the trade off is always going to be less battery life. Not to mention the obsession with the slimness of the phone that is expected from the consumer, which limits battery size and juice. Smart phones have been around long enough people should already have come to expect this. So have a charger at home that you can take to work, and one for the car and you shouldnt have a dead battery. This is what i do and if i ever have a dead battery it is my own stupidity for not charging it while i had the chance.

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    Don't know what all the fuss about battery life is, upgraded from the thunderbolt and that battery life sucked, this ain't to bad

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    I have done the exact same thing and you are correct. Then again anything is better then the battery life on the thunderbolt.
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    As google continues to improve the os we will see it consume less especially with oems designing chipsets to utilize power more efficiently. The battery in the Zack Morris phone was much larger than the phone we have now and our phones do so much more. We are talking about phones that are more powerful then computers 5 years ago and running on hi data speed. It will take some time for technology to evolve and make these devices more efficient.
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    Not the Palm Pre.