No, the battery just isn't good enough.

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  1. RecklessFable
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    I've seen a bunch of rants about folks not understanding smart phones, hence why they need to stop complaining about battery life. But the fact is, you shouldn't have to accept a downgrade in battery performance compared to "last year's" phones.

    I didn't perform a lot of data comparisons or anything like that, but the fact is my wife's HTC Incredible 2 has much better battery life than my Razr, even when we swap phones. I've turned off LTE permanently and installed exactly the same apps on both phones. The only real difference is she lives on Facebook and I Google a lot of info.

    I also haven't changed my usage patterns since my OG Droid. I'd make it to bed time with 30-50% on the battery with that phone. I hit 15% with the Razr on a normal day, which is to say, a couple of extra phone calls and I'd not make it.

    Now I have to research a portable power booster battery to keep in my pocket for emergencies. So much for sleek...

    The bottom line:
    I can't count on this phone if I have a rough day, for example, when my Grandfather had a heart attack and I spent the day in the hospital without a charger. I ended up using my company Blackberry to call people.
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    I understand what you are saying. However, and this might sound like a broken record, but my experience with the the battery on my Razr is not different than any other smartphone. If I use it for texting and calling only I get plenty of battery life. If I do a lot of surfing or using apps, then it drains quickly. Just like the Eris I had before.
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    I agree whole heartedly the battery is lacking.

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    It is odd, you are experiencing the opposite of what I did. I had to use a charger on my D1 during the day and still would often hit the red before bed time. I don't touch a charger during the day with my Razr and I still have 30%-50% when I hook it up at night.
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    Same for me,and I do all the same things on my Razr and get about 35% battery life at 11pm.

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    I don't doubt your experience however I get better battery life on my Razr than I did with my OG Droid and I get WAY better battery life than I did on my G2x.

    Have you disabled the included social networking and the included Motorola music app? I found that they will destroy the battery for no apparent reason.

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    Gotta keep that data off when not in use. My buddy gets excellent life on his.
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    Yea....I found out the Moto Music Player was downloading stuff even when I wasnt using it. I just went back to Power AMP.
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    I love the people with the battery prob.. it dosent last :( it dies in an hr :( i have had no real issues its about the same as my dx was. When u go from a flip to a smart phone and ur playing with it all day ya the battery will die. Come on, people that dident have smart phones are the ones having problems. Other wize if it is that bad send it back and get a new one.

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    I'm also having at least the same (or better) battery life compared to the DX that I replaced. I also have LTE turned off (we're not in an LTE area yet), but unless you're surfing the web continuously, it helps a lot.
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    I see a ton of posts like this and just don't get it. If I absolutely needed to make this phone last as long as possible I could get well over 24 hours.

    I routinely get 12+ hours and have gotten 18+ with moderate data use.

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    umm its not a downgrade i don't know if you know anything about pcs... but its pretty universal the bigger the cores... and the more of them... the more juice it sucks down :) so please read the razr specs kthanx bai
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    I don't think that's true in all cases. Chips start implementing newer and better power saving techniques and become much more efficient the smaller the process by which they are made. Not sure if that makes since I'm still half asleep.

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    I have had my Razr about two weeks and am pretty happy with it. I do find the motor music app useless. How do I disable it though? Would like to disable social networking as well. Thanks

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    At the time I am writing this, I've been off charger for 8 hours 14 minutes and I am at 89% charge according to Battery Monitor: I've made a few calls, 20-25 text messages, some email, some Plume (twitter app), 10 minutes on tapatalk, pulling a few photos via motocast and about 10 minutes of 4g browsing.
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    Battery life with smarth action lasted me 8 plus hrs on standby with 100% at bed and 100% when waking up!!!! (Again I know it's in increments of 10%, still awesome, could of lasted longer if I didnt messed with it, but thats not the point of the razr! :biggrin:) I tested the battery, and with 4g on, downloading games..etc, 100% screen brightness, playing games, non-stop usage, and everything I could to test and drain the battery out, which lasted exactly 2hr 45 minustes from 100% to 0%!

    I use my phone moderatley at work, checking emails, facebooking, websurfing, a little downloading, and while working of course. During the end of my work day, I get around 30-40% by the time I get home. Now if I'm not super busy and having 2-3 hours lunches and what not :p, I DO need to be next to a charger! The Razr is like any other Android smart phone, it's okay.

    Not like the old school flip phones from the early 2000's, I still have one of those puppies for my daughter, focker lasted me 2 plus weeks on stand by and still going!! :blink::hail::biggrin:
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    my battery is fine im just saying the bigger and more powerful the tech gets the more battery it uses and imho razr has the best battery out of all the 4g lte dual core devices... because my skyrocket ate the battery like... a fat guy to kfc... considering i only use my phone for texting mostly and music it last awhile once again ill mention its not a psp LOL
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    Right now I'm at 29% after 12 hours of a fantasy football Sunday. That involves phone calls, text updates and web browsing to keep tabs on the scores.

    Consider me more than happy with the battery life of my Razr.

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    I'm at 70% after '9h 25m 32s on battery.' Granted, today has been a very light usage day: connected to wifi all day, checked facebook a hand full of times, sent a couple dozen texts, and maybe 10-15 minutes talking, but I regularly go to bed with 30-40% remaining and most days I am using 4G. Yesterday, I actually was using 4G all day, and spent a good 30-40 minutes using Google Maps, and after 15 hours my phone was still at 30%. Occasionally, if I am in a location that has a less than ideal 4G signal the battery seems to go more quickly, but I almost never have an issue making it through the day.
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    I too would like to know how this is done.

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