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Default [Q] Display taking up WAY too much battery life.

I am using Super Z Sense enhanced v3.1 with incredikernel installed. I've used my phone for around 10 minutes of browsing, and the rest of the time the screens been off. It's been unplugged for 3 hours 20 minutes. I unplugged it after fully charging it and now its at 68%. The display has been taking up 79% of the battery, even though the screens been off most of the time. What do I do?
 
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lower the display?
and every ROM displays things differently. If your battery isn't affected don't sweat it. I personally haven't run that ROM so I can't help you there.
 
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It is on miminum brightness, and my battery is greatly affected. Not using my phone I have maybe 12 hours of standby battery life.
 
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I'm having the exact same problem..... backlight is turned off and my display is using 79% of the battery.... I'm in cyangenMod 6.1...

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It is on miminum brightness, and my battery is greatly affected. Not using my phone I have maybe 12 hours of standby battery life.
I've replicated the results with a brand new battery from Verizon (after several charges, the capacity should be fine now) and both CM7 (Build 45 from Gridlock) and Uber Z RC2 and several different kernels. I think this is just the design of the phone, or I got two defective batteries in a row
HTC Incredible SLCD
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Which Sense pieces are in? Widgets? What AOSP parts are included ? I'm confused LOL is this a transenseual?
 
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There's an important piece of information missing here... Is your Incredible's screen the SLCD type or AMOLED type? SLCD screens don't use any more power due to what's on the screen due to the type of backlight (same light illuminates the whole screen), whereas on an AMOLED display, each pixel is its own source of light. That's why on an AMOLED display, darker themes offer better battery life as the pixels aren't having to light up as much to display the content.

Might need that info.
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I have a slcd display....

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I've got an Amoled
 
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Another important question: 3G or wifi for most of the day?

I can get 6-8 hours out of a standard battery running on 3G with wifi disabled, but if I am on wifi I can get 18-20 hours...
 
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I spend most of my time in 3g.... I'm in the nightly cm6 rom with #21 kernel now and I'm getting the 20 hours I was hoping for.... life is good.

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