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Razr Maxx Talk Time Battery Drain

Discussion in 'Smartphone Battery Discussion' started by mike1304, May 29, 2012.

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    So I'm new to the forum, have read a bunch of different threads and haven't really seen my specific question addressed so I apologize if it's a repeat. I purchased my Razr Maxx about 10 days ago from a Verizon store. I didn't realize til after that a mistake was made when the sales rep turned the phone on right away but I have followed the charge cycle procedures that have been posted here since then (powering down to 15% then charging while turned off, etc.). The battery overall hasn't been quite what I expected and the most obvious example to me is the drain due to "Voice Calls" (as it is called in the "Battery Use" section in the settings), which I'm assuming would be considered talk-time. The phone is advertised with 21.5 hours of talk-time. Right now my phone is at 76% battery with 35% drained due to "Voice Calls" and 43.5 minutes of calls. This would equate to a battery life using strictly "Voice Calls" of about 8.5 hours.

    I've looked at it a few times at different overall battery levels and it is always comes out to between 8-9.5 hours of pure talk-time. I'm wondering a couple things: (1) Am I correct in assuming "Voice Calls" are considered the same as talk-time. and (2) Does this sound like I have a defective battery or has this just been mis-advertised?

    Thank you in advance for the help.
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    Hi Mike, welcome to the forum. We have an entire sub forum dedicated to battery issues. Its pretty new. Here's a link to one of the threads..

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=208909
    Battery only showing 0% even after charging for 8 hours

    There's lots if helpful stuff in there.
    Look for posts by FoxKat.. he's the resident super battery guy :)

    Hope this helps??
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    along with reading the tips and tricks by FoxKat...

    for your situation, what is you screen timer set to while on the phone/off phone, your screen brightness and or what apps might be running in the background
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    Thanks for the replies.

    I've read through a lot of FoxKat's posts and they do seem very helpful, however, I was really trying to address the specific issue with talk-time to see what others were experiencing.

    @MysticalDreams - I have the screen time-out set to 2 minutes right now and has been at about 30% brightness all day. But wouldn't drain affected by the screen being on fall under the "Display" category in the Battery Use section (i.e. Settings > Battery Information > Battery Use)? The "Voice Calls" category should separate the call from the screen being on, correct?

    Also, I did a factory reset three days ago. The only apps I have downloaded on my phone right now are Angry Birds, ScoreCenter, Gesture Search, iHeartRadio and Badass Battery Monitor. For what it's worth, the "Phone" and "Screen" categories in the Badass Battery Monitor app are within 1% of the "Voice Calls" and "Display" categories of the stock Battery Use section respectively.

    Thanks.
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    I wonder what the specifications for motorolas talk time were, I'm going to have to read into that. My maxx battery is good but I def will never get 20 hours of talk time. Maybe if I turn the cell data off and set the display timer to 15 seconds hehe.
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    Well assuming you're on a 20 hour call, the display wouldn't be on anyway since the proximity sensor would maintain the screen off.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR MAXX using Xparent ICS Tapatalk 2 with Google voice to text translation. Please excuse any minor spelling, punctuation, capitalization or grammatical errors.
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    I went to the Verizon store yesterday and they said I couldn't get a replacement because that want enough evidence. Does anyone else have similar information on their maxx? Does your voice calls section only multiply out to 8 to 9 hours until that alone would drain a full battery when you look at the battery usage breakdown?

    Thanks for the help.
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    Talk time is estimated at 20 hours, but you have to understand that's on a stock phone with NO user applications installed, NO social networking, NO contacts, NO email, NO widgets, NO Motocast, NO whatever, and a battery and meter that has been properly calibrated or "trained". Just like a car will NEVER get the rated mileage, almost no matter what you do short of retrofitting it since they test it on a dynamo, not the open road, you will virtually NEVER see the kind of performance they show it tests under laboratory conditions.
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    I completely understand that, but i'm seeing less than half. Does that sound right? Maybe i'm just being paranoid but I just want to make sure i'm not stuck with a bad battery after my 14 days are up.

    Thanks for the help.
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    I get more than advertised MPG :p
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    Jackie... if you brag you'll wind up having to.change your fuel filter :cool::D

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    I'm bragging damn it. Deal with it :-D I got 38mpg on my last tank and it's a 2000 Civic with modifications that SHOULD decrease mileage :-D My car effing ROCKS. You know you're jealous ;)
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    My car gets 27 MPG and 580 HP....so no, I'm not jealous :) this is highway though... in a quarter mile, its not nearly that good :).... and I blew out my rearend gears :(

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    Okay, okay, you got me...I'm jealous of you and your HP...my measly 108 don't compare lmfao
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    I have noticed that my battery has gotten better over the last few weeks. I have had the phone for about 1-2 months now.

    More than likely the battery meter has just become more calibrated as opposed to actually getting better battery life. I would not be to worried about 8 hours of talk time, but I don't talk on my phone that much....errr :icon_eek:.

    LOL, does the phone last you all day, that would be my big question. remember your usage should drop off a bit as you get used to the phone.
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    It does last all day but I barely use it at all while I'm at work. At work I have Wifi, GPS, 4G and bluetooth off, maybe use the internet (3G) for 10 minutes and send a few texts...and by the time I leave I'll be at 70%. I was just using the voice calls as a specific example that I thought would be good to compare to the talk time. Yes, it will last me through the day on a normal day's use no problem, but if I ever use it heavily it probably would not.

    When I look on the forum and see all the stories of how people stream videos for hours, talk on the phone for hours, etc. and still have 70% when they go to bed it just makes me feel like I have a bad battery.
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    My android system has been going crazy last few days my maxx was reduced down to x2 levels, I smell a hard reset coming hehe
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    Are you two trying to be helpful? :confused: You're punching holes in my reasoning! :banghead:

    Sent from my DROID RAZR MAXX using Xparent ICS Tapatalk 2 with Google voice to text translation. Please excuse any minor spelling, punctuation, capitalization or grammatical errors.
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