Whats your HEAVY USE battery time?

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    Some says they get 20+ hours while some say they only get like 8+ hours.

    I am trying to figure out if my battery is OK, but these numbers can't really tell much because it all depends on how you configure, use your phone.


    I have bluetooth off, wifi off, I am at where 4g supported but sometimes it goes to 3g or even to 1x then toggle back onto 4g in few sec to a min.

    I have display set to auto, I have 3 gmail accounts setup for sync, weatherbug without GPS, and its widget. I debloated using TBH App. 4G is enabled.

    Running apps are very few (Kakaotalk, facebook, juicedefender, TapTap4airmail(cant get rid of it from running), Skype(never signed in), weatherbug elite and phone defaults..).

    I charged full and unplugged and used very very heavily just to test out how much time i could pull out from it til it deads.

    The result was very disappointing,

    3hours 17min on battery and the battery is at 15%....

    cell standby - 3:17 32%
    display - 2:11 28%
    speedtest - 13%
    phoneidle - 11%
    voicecall - 8%
    maps - 4% ( i dont know what is using this i have never turned it on wtf)
    android os - 4%
    juicedefender - 2%
    wifi - 2%
    android system - 2%


    my battery is at like 4th cycle, and i honestly dont see any improvement each cycle.

    When i got this phone first time, it had about 50% battery , and it died in like 4 hrs.

    Even i was in a very heavy use, and indeed i did few speedtests (about 10 just to kill the battery faster),
    I feel its sucking battery too much.
    well as of writing this, 3:24 and 10% left.

    Do you think i have a defect? Has anyone tried the similar test? (very heavy use) and have a comparable result?
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    I use mine alot. I get about maybe 8hrs. Im running unl3ash3d rom. It has bloat in it.

    If you're debloated you should be getting more than 3/4 hrs. Even with heavy use. Is your battery getting very hot? That can cause the battery to drain fast as well. At least that's what I read.

    Im not an expert but it looks like it could defective. I would return to stock and uproot and call VW and tell them its defective.

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    Some battery use comes from your location; if you have a weak signal then you use more power. I'm getting about 10 hours, but I haven't "fine tuned" my settings yet, but I live in a valley where it can change from 4G to 1X within feet.
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    My battery, since I got it only lasts for 4 hours with 4g turned on and moderate use. I keep 4g turned off now, and it lasts for over 15 hours. I really wish I got the droid 3. It has a keyboard and no 4g to kill my battery constantly and instantaneously. I just turned my 4g on to download a torrent, at 3 bars of service my battery went from 100 to 60 in an hour. I am pretty sure LTE is a crude unfinished technology that has no practical use. I guess it's my fault for believing the media when they said that the battery lasts for over 15 hours with 4g on. Probably what they mean by long term evolution is that it will be a long term before this evolves into something that we can actually use. Kill your 4g and your battery will last. The radio sucks massive power in standby for no reason.
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    Whoever tells you they're getting 20 hours on 4g with heavy use obviously does not know what heavy use means. Or even tell you 8 for that matter.

    My friend can kill his iphone in 3 hours with heavy use because we were talking about battery one day...and the new iphone can handle heavy use plus it's 3g only with a tiny screen.

    I can kill my thunderbolt in less than two hours if I really try to kill it. With moderate to heavy use though the phone maybe can go 8 hours (if it's on 4g)

    I think people lie to themselves to convince their mind that their phone can go 20 with heavy use. It's impossible.
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    I was getting horrible battery life w my bionic. I would unplug at 6 am and get ready for work. While waiting for the bus and on the bus I would play words w friends. In 20 mins the battery would go down to 100 to 80-75%. ( I kept 4g on cause I get very good signal and I bought the phone for 4g). I would have to plug the phone in the charger by 11. This to me was unacceptable.

    Finally bought the extended battery and juice defender ultimate and rooted my phone to remove all the bloatware and currently, I have 75% battery, 14 hours and 25 mins. My usage had been a lot more and the increments are dropping very slowly. I am using battery monitor widget and juice plotter to track my battery consumption.

    To me, the steps I have taken have GREATLY improved my battery life.

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    Speaking of battery use, I'm about to go get a bionic. I know that this has been talked about, but what's the proper battery "conditioning" cycle? I know you should fully charge, then fully drain a few times, but which do I do first after turning the phone on for the first time? should I let it drain from there and then fully charge it, or should I fully charge it immediately and then let it drain?

    I also know that it's been said that this isn't required for today's batteries, but it can't hurt.

    Thanks.
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    Wow, you are going to get a couple of days of battery life on average! I've havent used my phone heavy yet. Mostly moderate for me, texting a lot, games (30-45 mins per day), surfing the market and wallpaper apps etc. I get between 20 and 24 hours on a standard battery. Also froze 58 pieces of bloat.
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    Tgyberg, I froze my apps thanks to your instructions from another thread. Haha. Thanks for that. You convinced me to root.

    I'm a words w friends addict. I found that to be the most battery consumption for me. But I did see alot of the apps I froze were showing up in the enclosed task killer the phone came w.

    Now I can play to my hearts content. Juice plotter states I have another 22 hours before the battery drains. If it goes as predicted it would be 36 hours of battery w heavy use which is awesome. Anywhere from 20+ will be great for me.

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    When you get the bionic I highly recommended you get the extended battery. It's 50% off.

    What I did as per another poster was let me battery drain all the way to 0. Took out the battery. Pressed the power button down for 15-30 seconds. Insert the battery and let it charge to 100% while the phone is OFF. I did this 3 times for both the extended and standard battery.

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    Thanks, I'll give it a try. Did it work? Also, I know that I can't charge my D1 while it's off, I assume I can with the bionic? How would I know it's charged 100% if it's off?
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    I've done a lot if reading the last couple of days and there people that says you don't need to train lithium- ion batteries but to me drain/fill has benefited me more than it has hurt.

    Also when you have the bionic on charge while it is turned off, just TAP the power button and the screen w turn on informing you of the current % of your battery.

    When you get your new bionic, do NOT bother opening any of the social applications. Battery drain!!

    Have fun w your new bionic. I loved the OG Droid but the bionic is just awesome!

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    Thanks!
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    Battery dock ftw. Can even carry my spare battery in my wallet.

    Only time I hook my phone to a charger is at night out of habit or my car dock.

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    I was getting about 6 or 8 hours, sometimes less. I bought the extended battery last week cause it was still half off. I went over 20 hours after the first full charge.

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    Well, theres your problem, your downloading a freaken torrent over a cell phone, that will kill the battery extremely fast as it uses all the speed it can get which means your phone has to work harder to keep the signal on and process all the data, and maybe your area has bad 4g coverage? Just because it shows 3 bars doesn't mean much. Sites that have tested the accuracy of the bars shown on a phone have said that they usually have nothing to do with how good the connection is, and they found its really just a good indicator of whether you have signal or not.
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    Sounds like a droid version of a Thunderbolt

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    I mostly get 8-9 hours consistently w the extended.... im in a terrible cell reception building w 4g on.... I utilize sleep mode when I know im not gonna use it for a little while and when im in places that don't get 4g and it lasts twice as long as any phone I've had in this place

    Heavy user is mainly screen on time ... for example my dx was on airplane mode for 6 days... didn't use it much... then played a game for 3.5 hours and it was dead..... so it lasted 6 days w 3.5 hours screen on time .... but if I take it off the charger full and start playing it will be dead in 4 hours

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    I disconnected my charger at about 7a friday morning. Its now 12:30a on Sunday morning and I have about 10%.

    I've played several games, made some calls, sent texts and have been surfing moderately heavy. Oh, I've also played 3 hours of pandora as well as having played at least 2 hours of mp3s.

    I should say that I have the extended battery.

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    Thx guys, I was getting 10%-20% drop every hour without really using much, topped at around 8 hours max.
    I brought the phone back to the store and showed the guy with the battery stats of 4 hours to be fully discharged.
    He swapped the battery and I put juice defender + 4g off + screen 10%. With light (couple phone calls, maps, navi, weather, browse like 10-15min game) I was able to pull 25 hours.
    I did the light use on purpose to test out how much it could last in max.

    The next day, I did heavy use with navi (about 2-3 hours navi) and the battery became around 15% in like 8 hours. then it lasted another 8 hours just with the last juice without really using alot.
    This seems acceptable now, and i am happy I swapped the battery.

    Now, I am back to my ordinary life style, sync few messengers, 3 gmails, etc, 4g off (wifi on at work), now 5hours passed and still 80%, with voice call of 30min!!
    I guess I will pass extended battery (im a thin guy and don't like baggy pants, phone with case is already kinda big for my pocket, and i ordered 3 cases for the standard battery already lol)

    15-25 hours with moderate use sounds decent especially when i have rapid car charger, and regular charger along with my laptop in the city all the time.

    waiting for Unl3ash3d 1.3x, it would be awesome with 1% battery stats. I heard there were battery life drop from 1.1 to 1.2, anyone experienced this?
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