"Official"? Bionic battery life thread

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by jkaod, Sep 8, 2011.

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    8 hours with 4 hrs display 3G only 5% left.

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    8 hours with 4 hrs display. 3G only. 5% left.

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    Is there an official Bionic 4G/3G toggle app yet?

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    Initial charge oddity

    I thought this was strange. I plugged in my phone, thinking I would give an intial full charge before turning it on. When I did that it started at 40% out of the box. I then realized I forgot to plug in the LTE card. I unplugged it, pulled the battery, put in the card, reinstalled the battery and plugged it back in. I expected it to be at 40%. It was now at 5%. Very strange, I wonder which one was correct out of the box, 5% or 40%? Pretty big difference.
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    Bluetooth battery usage is unbelievable. I have not had it connected to a bluetooth device at any point in the day. Currently at 24% battery according to the circle battery widget. Very disappointing to see bluetooth kill so much battery without even being used. Screen on time is 1 hr 25 min.

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    Settings> Wireless&Networks> Mobile Networks> Network Mode> CDMA only / CDMA/ LTE
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    Just got my Bionic yesterday. Ran it through 2 cycles on the stock battery, 1 time heavy use, 2nd time moderate use. Lasted only 5 hours each time. I'm on the 1st cycle of the extended battery with moderate use and i'm at 8.5 hours with 20% left. I'm hoping it improves with time, i'll let you know. It is slightly clunkier with the extended battery but definitely worth the extra life.
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    Yeah I just got back from the store with an extended battery, the phone is way ugly now but hopefully it will last a lot longer.
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    What is the brand of the extended battery? Are they selling them at Verizon? What is the strength?

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    Can you take a photo of the phone with the extended battery and cover for us? Pretty please!
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    I don't have a picture, but I can tell you they are very close in size and weight. The guy next to me at the counter got it and I got to hold both of ours to compare size/weight. There's no hump, and it's slightly (1mm?) larger than the biggest part of the hump. The camera part of the back is slightly recessed. It's opposite.



    As for battery usage, why does google maps keep taking up the most of my battery??? What am I doing, is putting it in the car dock starting it? I am not rooted, how do I get this thing to stop starting?!?! Everytime I open battery usage I notice it's at the top and force kill it, right now I've been on battery for 1 hr 44 minutes. I'm down to 80% and Maps has used 39%, it's at the top of the list! Help me.
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    10hrs at work on 3g and I always have a bad signal no matter what phone I have at work and It was still 90% last 2 hrs at work I was none stop heavy usage with the bad signal and It was 10% before I left. I'm sure if verizon would pick up better at my job it would last longer. I think the battery is great!!!
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    2700 some mAh as opposed to the stock 1700 some mAh
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    That looks like a tank....no thanks.
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    Yeah its bad. I need the extra battery life though so im still on the fence. Might be better off getting a second standard battery with the standalone charger. Im really worried about the additional bulk from the case I still need to get.
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    If you aren't using Bluetooth, disable it. There's a widget to make it quick and easy to turn off and on as needed.
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    well today with a fully charged brand new battery i got about 7h of mixed use. downloading apps, texting, talking mainly speaker phone, emails etc. pretty awesome considering my OG droid lasted like 4h TOPS without overclock overclockd lol well 2h MAYBE at 1.1ghz
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    Got the Bionic today and opted to bundle the additional battery + standalone charger... bundle. After activation at Verizon went back to work and charged it. The first charge lasted ~6 hours with heavy use while on 4g and WiFi. After two hours of heavy use on 4g and WiFi the second battery reads a 70% charge. Not bad for their initial drains. Mama I got twins!
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    4 hours? what did you do to your droid? mine is oc'd and I get about 24-36 hours with typical usage. Ive never heard of someone getting that horrible of battery life on their droid unless they kept their bluetooth, or wifi, or gps on 24/7. Or maybe you had a bad battery
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    something is seriously wrong with my battery.
    took 3.5 hours to charge to 100% and now I'm 40 minutes off the charger and down to 70%.
    There was 1 10minute GTalk video call in there.. but otherwise just basic stuff, webpages texting etc.


    also, my display is 32%... I have it on auto dimming
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