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8th March 2012, 11:49 PM   |  #1  
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I ,am on it a lot, between GPS and general usage, ,but this still seems like too fast to drain compared to what others here have said. I had this problem with my Atrix too, maybe i am just destined for bad luck with battery life
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Do you use anything like juice defender. This app literly doubled my battery life!

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I ,am on it a lot, between GPS and general usage, ,but this still seems like too fast to drain compared to what others here have said. I had this problem with my Atrix too, maybe i am just destined for bad luck with battery life

how much screen on time do u get?
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Do you use anything like juice defender. This app literly doubled my battery life!

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Apps like that only increase standby battery life. Everything else is very minimal.

And I'm not happy with the battery life either. My phone is plugged in right now and the battery is actually going down as I use it.

Ready for the HTC One X

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This happened to me since i first got the phone it has slowed down and now the phone can last through the day ever since at&t throttled me for this month goes without saying ill take it easy next month. so most likely if your in an lte area thats the problem
9th March 2012, 12:50 AM   |  #6  
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Apps like that only increase standby battery life. Everything else is very minimal.

And I'm not happy with the battery life either. My phone is plugged in right now and the battery is actually going down as I use it.

Ready for the HTC One X

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If it's notbthe stock charger you areblikely not using a rapid charger.

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9th March 2012, 12:58 AM   |  #7  
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I pull mine off the charger at 7:00 and at 3pm or so it's down to 85%, I'll put it on the charger at work until I leave around 5-6pm (mainly because I'm used to having to do this on my previous phone) and at night if I'm not using it constantly it's around 70-75% when I plug it in at bed time.

I suspect anyone getting that bad of battery life must be using it constantly, ie: Playing games, browsing, trolling facebook, etc.. Even in the "new toy" stage I'm getting great battery life.

FYI I don't have LTE, but do generally have good 4G.
9th March 2012, 01:06 AM   |  #8  
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You honestly can't use any phone on GPS without external power and expect that you're not going to discharge quickly. Assuming that you are running a car charger during GPS and just didn't say so, search the i-717 threads, since the topic has been well vetted on what chargers are more effective,etc. There are definite differences.

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9th March 2012, 01:29 AM   |  #9  
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The fact that there are people out there that get really good battery life means the problem is you and not the phone. If you refresh facebook every minute of course your battery life will be crappy. apps like juicedefender are just marketing crap. as long as there are no running apps in the background that eat your battery, you do not need any juicedefender or tasker. also setting screen-off behavior to conservative on set cpu helps improve battery life.
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When I first got my i717 and was using it on the stock rom I had pretty terrible battery life. I take it off the charger at 5:00am and had decent battery life (around 5 to 7 hours without GPS) but I use my phone a lot for internet/email. I think your battery life is completely normal given your usage.

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