1. You want that $100.00 in your pocket or an Amazon Fire TV don't you? Well here's the deal. With our new updated look we are in desperate need of an updated logo. The 'old' one has certainly served us well, but it's time. Find all the details here: bit.ly/1q0k6Wa
  2. DroidForums.net is currently undergoing a major software upgrade. If you are experiencing any problems logging in please: Contact Us

What kind of upgrade would improve battery life?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid' started by mjp81, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. mjp81
    Offline

    mjp81 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Rochester, NY
    If the Motorola/Google people are working on improving the Droid's battery life, which I hope they are, I'm curious as to how they would go about it. Would it be developing better firmware, making a more powerful battery, or would you have to change the hardware i.e. make a new phone?
  2. mjp81
    Offline

    mjp81 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Rochester, NY
    *BUMP* No one has any idea? Should be easy enough for someone who knows cell phone technology.
  3. JayMonster
    Offline

    JayMonster New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Messages:
    776
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Since I am getting 15+ hours of battery life on my Droid, any improvement in battery life would be welcomed, but not all that dramatic to me.

    They could certainly tweak some setting along the way and improve the battery life slightly... but that would be about is as far as I can see.

    Anything more would require a larger battery. Thus a hardware change.
  4. JhankG
    Offline

    JhankG New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    3,098
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Summerfield, NC
    For a smartphone, the battery is pretty good. I know that doesn't answer your question, but don't expect an update to add hours and hours. It is a phone/GPS/computer that is constantly pulling data from every which way. The best way to increase battery life is to turn off auto sync, GPS, wifi, and turn on auto brightness and a short time out for the screen. Even with everything turned on other than wifi, I always get a full days use out of one charge.
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2009
  5. Topsy
    Offline

    Topsy New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Rio Rancho, New Mexico
    Ya I have to agree. Biggest power drain i've found is the brightness , at the lowest setting my battery life is drastically improved to a point i'm happy with.
  6. mjp81
    Offline

    mjp81 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Rochester, NY
    The main reason I ask is according to the BatteryTime app, a full charge will only give me 4hrs and 16min of audio playback, where I've heard that the iPhone can play audio for up to 30 hours. What's up with that?
  7. JayMonster
    Offline

    JayMonster New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Messages:
    776
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Not sure how the BatteryTime does its calculations, but I listen to 3 hrs of Podcasts/Music every day. On top of that i do a lot of web surfing, e-mail, texting and 10 or so calls on an average day. With that I still get 15 hours... so I don't think 4 hours of playback is accurate.
  8. JhankG
    Offline

    JhankG New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    3,098
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Summerfield, NC
    Those things take a looong time to calibrate themselves correctly.
  9. mjp81
    Offline

    mjp81 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Rochester, NY
    Do you mean it takes a lot of recharges before it becomes more efficient, and would an app like BatteryTime reflect that?
  10. brochaos
    Offline

    brochaos New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    781
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    well the new webos update for the pre comes with "longer battery life" so software methods definitely exist.
  11. JayMonster
    Offline

    JayMonster New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Messages:
    776
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    What it means, is the app needs multiple battery cycles before the estimates are correct.
Search tags for this page

droid x battery upgrade