Super Battery Life , Smart Actions and Juice Defender

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    With the super battery life on the Maxx is it necessary to even use Smart Actions or Juice Defender? I am purchasing my phone on Friday. Not sure if I need a super battery though but I love the fact of being able to work all day and not have a fear of battery drain. Sounds awesome!!!!
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    The response to this is probably more personal preference. Not sure if there is a right or wrong answer. I'd certainly start off without either and establish a baseline. I do use smart actions, but I can't really tell the difference. I basically tell it to turn GPS and BT on when charging. I also have it power down the radios at night in case I forget to charge.

    I'm pretty picky about phones, and I gotta say this thing was done right as far as battery life goes. You really don't have to worry about battery anymore unless you're watching videos or gaming all day... in which case you got other much larger issues than battery life!

    Good luck.
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    Juice defender is probably not needed. One of the best features of the maxx is to not worry about battery life. As for smart actions, I use the disable data when it's plugged into the wall charger at nite. That way I get no email alerts but keep the phone side available for any calls. Unplug in the morning and the emails que up. I don't see any need to set it for any battery savings. This battery lasts all day and then some using the maxx as i like. Absolutely no battery concerns.
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    What he said. :biggrin: I am absolutely blown away by the battery life on the Maxx. It so crushes the battery life on my Incredible that it's...well, it's incredible! That said, because I'm paranoid (probably because of my prior Incredible experience), I got one of these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0067UPRQ4/ref=oh_o02_s00_i00_details
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    Agreed that the battery life is not an issue.

    I do use smart actions to silence my phone and turn off the wifi when I get to work. Also use it to turn off cellular data when triggered by my home wifi and to turn up the volume when in the car. There is def a use for Smart Actions for convenience.
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    I've used the pi$$ out of my phone today. Voice, text, and email heavily. I don't game. I had probably 40 minutes of Pandora at the gym. I've been off the charger for 15 hours and 30 minutes. I'm at 70% left. I will do occasional stock market checks....weather.... nothing habitual. I probably deal with above average email, so I do log some screen time. I'm just very happy with this phone. It's been good! I can't knock it(yet). For what I do NOW battery life easily outperforms the iPhone 4. The IP4 was the phone to beat in battery life for me. It has taken things to a different level. I'm very happy with call quality and signal strength as well.
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    Just what I want to hear. My decision is made. Razr Maxx it is!!!!!
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    If I could only get the kind battery life others are getting on their Maxxs. I've had it for two days (Tuesday afternoon) and have charged it four times. I put that good Circle Battery widget on and I know I lose 1-3 points of battery just by checking an email. I can lose 10-15 points with 30 minutes of any kind of constant use.

    Mine doesn't seem to be nearly as long-lasting as others here are reporting. I'm hoping it will resolve in a couple of days of natural use -- as others say -- because now I'm wondering if I just got one with a bad battery. When I check the battery usage percentages, it looks like my display is just eating up the juice (at around 50% most of the time), no matter how I set brightness, etc. I even tried a factory reset last night. Still weak, based on other's reports.
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    ^^^

    Man, that doesn't sound right! My Incredible was like that - it's one of the big reasons I got the Maxx. In any event, have you 'conditioned' the battery? See this article: How to Condition a Lithium Battery | DoItYourself.com . If that doesn't help, then you might indeed have a defective battery.
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    Something is definite not right!!! Are you still within the 14 day return policy? I think I would take it back to Verizon if its not performing like it should.
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    I'm going to give it a couple of more days, but yeah, that's the plan if there is no improvement...
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    Thanks for the advice. Although, for some reason I was under the impression that "conditioning" the battery no longer applied to the newest generation of lithiums...Certainly, it couldn't hurt!! What's interesting to me is how much of the battery is taken up by the display. Maybe that's the issue and not the battery itself...who knows. I'll give it the weekend. If no improvement, back it goes...
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    I agree with your plan.

    With respect to conditioning the battery, I'm not sure whether it is necessary, but, as you said, it can't hurt to give it a try. The funny thing is, to condition mine, I intentionally left my Maxx on all day (almost 11 hours) yesterday with the music player going (even when I wasn't listening), adding new apps, etc., and with the display on with full brightness...and at the end of the day it still had 25% of the battery left! Today, I've been using it heavily for about 7 hours, and it's at 62%. Pretty amazing.

    By the way, thanks much for the recommendation on the Circle battery widget. I tried it, and love it - particularly the fact that it gives the 'exact' level, rather than doing it in 10% increments. Far and away the best battery widget I've tried.
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    Wish it could be placed on the top notification bar instead of the home screen.

    Sent from my DROIDX
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    I agree, I'm not worried about power savings per say, although power savings even with such a large battery is a good thing.
    What I really like is turning BT on or off or WiFi on or off set the screen brightness, when needed.

    Smart Actions allows you to set up you phone on schedule on the days you need it, kinda easy and fun but you gotta play with the settings.
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    Do you see the need to use Smart Actions and Juice Defender?

    Sent from my DROIDX
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    So jealous! Mine might be a little better today, but not that good! Glad you like the widget and thanks for the supportive words...:)
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    Sal - I am seeing pretty close to what you are stating. I can get 16 to 17 hours of moderate usage before I am down to the 15 to 20 percent battery warnings. I have also only had my phone for 2 days and plan to give it a few more charging cycles before getting too concerned. I am coming from an HTC Evo 4G that I had a 3500ma extended battery on and the Moto is no better than it was and possibly worse which is not at all what I expected. Again, hoping this turns around with a few more charging cycles. Keep us updated on your results and I will do the same.

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    I have the Razr and I am getting 16 hrs a day with moderate to heavy use.....no music streaming but lots of web surfing, texting, Facebook, Twitter, forums, and the only things I have set on smart actions are low battery at 10% it turns everything off except phone and text and bed time turns ringer off dims screen.

    Really glad I didn't spend the extra $100.00 for the maxx

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using DroidForums
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    Huh!!?? You're getting 16 to 17 hours of moderate usage, you still have 15 to 20% left, and you're complaining?? :blink: That's exactly the usage which a number of the reviews have indicated we should expect from this phone ( see, for example, Review: Droid RAZR Maxx Delivers Great Battery Life for a Steep Price | Complex), and it seems pretty darned good to me - particularly coming from my Incredible, where I was lucky to get 7 to 8 hours of moderate usage Secondly, the battery in the Maxx is 3300 mAh. Why would you expect to get more hours from that battery than you did from the 3500 mAh battery in your Evo?
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