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Normal Battery Drain?

25th May 2011, 08:39 PM |#1  
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So after 2 hours and 3 minutes...my battery is at 25% ...since starting to write this message it has dropped 3%. The display is taking up 80% of use. Screen brightness is about a centimeter from the far left side. Screen has been on about 90% of the time...however...after only 2 hours and now at 23%...I'm a little concerned. Any suggestions?

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25th May 2011, 08:43 PM |#2  
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Change your screen timeout to 30 seconds...
25th May 2011, 08:46 PM |#3  
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Change your screen timeout to 30 seconds...

I like to have my screen on while at work. It would be easy to just turn it off ...I'm hoping for another workaround. I thought these screens were supposed to pull less power.
25th May 2011, 08:57 PM |#4  
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I like to have my screen on while at work. It would be easy to just turn it off ...I'm hoping for another workaround. I thought these screens were supposed to pull less power.

I does pull less power but having it on all the time while at work will still drain your battery pretty quickly and why want you have this on all the time?
25th May 2011, 09:21 PM |#5  
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I does pull less power but having it on all the time while at work will still drain your battery pretty quickly and why want you have this on all the time?

It was more of a test to see how long it lasts with the screen on. I am a little concerned though because lets say I'm sitting in an airport or on a plane watching a movie(I travel for business). My old Droid X could get me through that. But I'm thinking that it wouldn't be an option if my battery is dieing after 2 1/2 hours with the screen on.

Coming from the droid x, kernels weren't an option so I don't know much about them. Would an enhanced kernel be able to help with this drain or am I SOL?
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I'm having battery issues as well and hoping someone can help. I heard people are getting great battery life with this device, but so far mine is about the same as the thunderbolt was. My charge says its mostly the display taking up the battery life, but I've done all I can to help this. My screen time out is at 15 seconds and my brightness is at about 20%. I am running ADW EX but I wouldn't think that would cause this. Anyone have any other ideas?

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I'm having battery issues as well and hoping someone can help. I heard people are getting great battery life with this device, but so far mine is about the same as the thunderbolt was. My charge says its mostly the display taking up the battery life, but I've done all I can to help this. My screen time out is at 15 seconds and my brightness is at about 20%. I am running ADW EX but I wouldn't think that would cause this. Anyone have any other ideas?

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I am on the same boat as you. I thought rooting my phone and freezing apps would help with my battery but it seems to be about the same.
25th May 2011, 10:34 PM |#8  
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Never worry about battery drain anymore with this thread:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1096167

BOOM.
25th May 2011, 11:10 PM |#9  
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Never worry about battery drain anymore with this thread:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1096167

BOOM.

lol...yeah. I had an extended battery for my Droid X...but it didn't triple the size of my phone haha
26th May 2011, 01:59 AM |#10  
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The screen does use less power, but a significant amount of the power savings comes from displaying black, as black uses no power on the display, where it does for LCD displays. For me, the Display is usually responsible for 65-80% of the power drain, so your usage seems somewhat normal. Custom kernels can help with drain some, but what can be tweaked with a kernel won't help with the display draining the battery.
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