"Official"? Bionic battery life thread

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

  1. Darkstepa

    Darkstepa New Member

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    Sofar so good, about 4/5 hours just PUNISHING my phone. Netflix, downloads, NFL network. During normal usage I've noticed my bluetooth eating up a lot of power. Anyone else experiencing this also?
     
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    Hmm reading this thread// unplugged form full charge... listen to xm for like 30 minutes.. 90%.. for 3 hours, refresh was on to receive gmail and no app install, battery went down to 40%.. received gmail but not a whole lot..

    Only reason I can think of is Task Killer..
     
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    Not with Bluetooth but with WiFi.
     
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    Took my phone off the cradle at 6 AM and had very light use. At 12:45 it is already at 20%.
    Having Bluetooth on has taken up 28% which is pretty big. (Who wants to turn bluetooth on and off all the time? - lame.) Been on 4G the whole time in LA which has a strong signal.

    Not too happy. I was hoping for a full days use with this phone.
     
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    8 hours with 4 hrs display 3G only 5% left.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
     
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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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