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Thunderbolt battery lasts ages in strong 4G area

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt Battery Discussions' started by lettuce chief, May 11, 2011.

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    i live near chicago, and at my home bout 30 miles from the city i get so so 4g coverage. it bounces between 1x, 3g, and 4g. when i do get 4g coverage, i always have 2 bars of service. well i went into the city with 46 percent battery, and i kind of went oh **** the battery isnt gonna last me all bulls game. anyway, i had 4 bars of 4g the whole time, and my battery only went down 3 percent. i was taking pics, facebookin, texting, even made a call at halftime. now on the way home my bars faded from 4 to 3 to eventually 2 again. my phone thedn ied quickly like usual. ive had the same results from other trips to the city, so im pretty sure of the results. D Rose is a monster if i must say

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    I am observing the same thing.
    If your phone bounces back between 3g/4g; the battery drains quick. But if 4g is on consistently, the battery doesn't drain nearly as quick.
    My job is 4g and my home is 3g. the transition between the 2 drains the battery.
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    Same here....Work Great 4g, Home Great 3g
    Glad I'm not in the middle for very long at all....

    I see about 14hrs on the battery
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    fwiw, I've pulled 35+ hours on 3G and/or wifi numerous times... so that doesn't surprise me too much - the TB gets a bad rap, imho

    It'll be interesting to see how the Charge compares (my guess is it won't be much better) in the weaker 4G areas.
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    Bnb you had a Droid X before right? Just strictly based on your usage, how do the two compare? I'm assuming the X lasted longer, but just curious...
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    It's gotta be the radio trying harder and harder to suck down the signal as you put more length between you and the strong 4g connection...right?

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    only way it searches for a signal is if you have the radio on

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