voice calls, huge battery drain

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    I dont know if this is specific to my phone but if I get about 20-30 mins of voice calls on my phone it drops my battery 20-30 percent

    is anyone else experiencing this?
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    I would say there are a few variables that would probably differ place to place. How's your signal strength? Indoors/outdoors?
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    if im not on my phone my battery drains significantly more in my apartment due to it being sort of a dead spot....signal constantly changes from nothing to 1-3 bars....I know that this is why my battery drains much faster while inside

    however speaking on the phone ive noticed it doesnt matter if im outside (full bars + 3g) or inside (low signal 1-3 bars)...anything over 20 mins has a big toll on the battery
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    make sure your screen turns off while you are on the phone.



    Sent from my DROIDX
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    thats a good point, normally I do alot of movin around when im on the phone so the sensor could be turning the screen on and off quite a bit

    is there a way to disable that auto sensor? That way the only way the screen would come to life would be by me hitting a key?
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    I have mine set so that the display automatically shuts itself off after 30 seconds of not using it. It's under Settings>Display>Screen Timeout. In order to turn the screen back on I have to hit the power button on top.
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    my display dims after 15, but i was wondering if there was a way to keep the screen off during calls even when the sensor senses the phone has been pulled away from you
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