Not happy but can cope
Does not bother me
It's a well known fact that all so called 'Smartphones' have many apps running in the background and these use more processing power. By properly closing the apps, this will save a considerable amount of battery life.
Personally I have a small brick which does this thing called phone calls and text messaging. It lasts upto 4 days (depending how much I talk) or text. Bearing in mind I spend a lot of the time in front of a PC, I see little point requiring a Smartphone.
For comparison on what's eating the battery life... I drove 440ish miles on friday, phone plugged into car stereo and playing music through it (Winamp app), also using Google Navigate (GPS on), with the display always on, but 'dimmed' when no immediate instructions. The phone was also plugged into my car charger which is rated at 500mA (No idea if it is, I don't have a thingy to check). It took a grand total of 250 miles before it died!
On the return journey I didn't use it for music, only Navigate, got out the car at home and it was still fully charged. No idea how playing music can use up all the juice!!
I've got a large battery for my S2 as it would start to conk out about 6-7pm if I'd used a lot during the day
Anecdote time. I recently bought a Motorola Defy Mini (Asda is selling them unlocked for £79). It's not a brilliant phone, but it's perfectly adequate, and water 'resistant' too (though I won't deliberately test that claim).
Since its last charge, I've used the GPS to track a 90 minute walk, used the music player for 4x30 min sessions (with headphones, not speaker), a spot of Youtube, auto-checking 3 email accounts every 30 minutes and I've made a few calls and taken a few photos.
So far, it's been on battery for exactly 48 hours and still has 25% charge left.
Not bad at all.
Mind you, it has a smallish screen and fairly low power processor, but it's OK for my modest requirements of the phone. It has a power conserver tool built into the ROM which I've configured to switch off data between 11pm and 7am. I'm sure this helps significantly.
Last edited by jinnantonnixx; 13th June 2012 at 12:49 PM.
I find sticking my phone on charge between 11pm and 7am helps a bit more significantlyIt has a power conserver tool built into the ROM which I've configured to switch off data between 11pm and 7am. I'm sure this helps significantly.
aerospacemango (13th June 2012)
HTC Desire S, running Juicedefender on a fairly agressive profile. Low user (not always checking facerbook, make few calls) but my phone will get 3 days out of a charge, though I almost always charge it at night anyway.
It is disappointing that while phones are becoming more powerful, there has been little or no real advancement on battery or portable power source.
I hear whispers about hydrogen fuel cells and solar technology - isn't it time these were brought into the portable mainstream?
Why dont they make phones with 2 batteries? A tiny one that lasts at most 5 minutes and re-charges it self off the normal battery, and then an easily removable normal battery. Then I can just have 2 or 3 spare batteries and quickly swap them without having to re-start my phone.
Ive got a HTC Sensation. Its got the standard battery in it and it lasts about a day. Can usually get about 1.5 days out of it if it doesnt get used but browsing the net really does drain the battery.
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