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Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by Human_Droid, Oct 14, 2011.

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    So I just installed my extended battery. This is after using the stock one for about a month. It now seems way faster... I know the battery specs are out of the recommended range for the hardware so could this be a clue as to why soo many Bionics are acting like dirt?

    EDIT: will update after a few weeks use.
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    Mine is getting heavier.
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    Mine also fatter. This is a good thread for a friday evening.
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    They must be gaining weight. Do we need a special diet for them?
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    5 dollar footlong any any any
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    With a steady diet of Gingerbread or Ice Cream Sandwich can you blame them?
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    Actually mine ate two IPhone 4GS's today.
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    I actually like mine a little heavier, reminds me of the OG

    Besides, the bigger the cushion, the better the pushin....
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    The battery will have NO effect on speed, its just not possible. It would be like thinking your car got faster because you installed a larger gas tank. That being said, when was the last time you restarted your phone before you put in the extended battery? Its likely your phone seemed slower because of a lot of running background apps/and or a memory leak somewhere.

    Not to stir the pot but, where are all these Bionics that are acting like dirt? I've seen complaints about the camera, the pentile screen (made a few about that one myself), and high data consumption. I don't recall seeing much about stock Bionics actually running slow.

    Mine has been fantastic on either battery, perceived "speed" is the same, all stock (for now) with all "bloatware" still installed too. Once I learned how to manage background data traffic my battery life is greatly improved. After trying many different settings and apps the only thing I ended up having to do was enable "Maximum Battery saver" under Settings->Battery Mode. All that does is turn off data connection after 15 minutes of screen off. As soon as you power the screen on the connection is reestablished and background data resumes and syncs everything. It only takes ~2-3 seconds to reestablish the connection, half of which I spend trying to unlock the screen! (Stupid fumbly fingers and pattern lock! :biggrin: )
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    Mine has been running horrible. I'll go to text something and it goes to two different people. 99% of the time when I go to write a status update in FB via Dolphin Mini, under mobile, and at the default user agent, I'll have the faint text like 'Compose Message' in the text field which is normally there when you begin to text someone and then anything I write will not show up at all. I'll go to write something in 'Life Reminders' and the same thing like FB will happen. This is even RIGHT after a SBF reset, using the stock browser, using the Market Facebook app. I've gone to write a text to someone and the last thing I wrote in Note Everything will show up in the text even before I write anything.

    I've trouble shot my own PC problems and built my own machines for the past 10 yrs.. I am not saying I'm an expert at anything I'm just saying I have a high tolerance for things failing or going wrong. I don't run back to the store when something tiny or simple goes wrong. I like the Bionic and I want to keep it.

    My point about the battery was not speed. In a review I read somewhere... maybe Anandtech's early review the reviewer stated the battery was out of spec-tolerance for the device.. I'm not sure exactly but this can theoretically cause problems with the device and to the battery itself. It's a long shot I know but the problems I'm having are ridiculous. And when it started running fine after I installed the extended battery the problems I mentioned didn't show up for a day...
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    Does maximum battery saver stop instant messages? How about chat programs like imo?

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    I don't think so. Unless you use the task manager and select the app to turn off 2 minute after the screen goes out it should keep "open/running" Not 100% though on that.
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    Depends on what you mean by "instant messages". Text messages will not be stopped by max battery saver, however IMs through imo or Google Talk or other internet based chats will not function if the data connection is off. If that's a requirement for you then max battery saver probably won't work in your situation.
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    Yea, that is definitely abnormal behavior, I have not seen anything like that on my phone. I don't use Dolphin and I only use the FB app to access FB but even still, that is really odd. Do you have a 3rd party keyboard installed? It sounds like an input issue. I have had odd input things happen on my Xoom when using 3rd party keyboards but so far not on my Bionic.

    And my apologies for missing your point in the OP, it sounded like speed was the issue.
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    Thank you. I see you were genuinely interested in what was going on here so no big deal :)

    And thank you for your input. It quite possibly may be the keyboard app. Who knows.

    I hope things get resolved with the next update. Until then I'm going to keep faith and tool with it here and there and see what happens.
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    1. That was happening with my original D3. I would type in the field and nothing would be there, then hit send, and it would send the message with the actual text in tact. (this phone also restarted if you closed the keyboard)

    2. I agree with the battery issue. I haven't read the Anandtech review, but I do agree that if a processor or device is not getting the appropriate power (meaning voltage as well as amperage) it will not perform in the optimum range. While I'm not privy on the specific requirements of the OMAP processor, I can see and trust that Anandtech has done their homework. However, I'm sure that Motorola has done their due diligence in providing us with a device that will perform with the materials provided.
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    I did have Smart Keyboard Pro installed. Disabled it and tried the default Swype and it was a little better. But I still had a similar problem when inputting text.

    I wish there was a way to test the hardware.. I tried some of the stability tests and they are not as robust as I was hoping..

    I think I do have a 1yr warranty with it from Verizon.. I should drop assurion to save the ~ 100$ for insurance
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    The warranty that comes with it covers defects. The Verizon one covers stolen, dropped etc...