12-08-2011, 06:22 PM #1
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Yesterday, I got 14 hrs of active usage out of this thing. WiFi was on about 8 hrs, same for bluetooth and Location Services. I played music for about 2 hours (non-streaming) and push email for Exchange, Hotmail and Gmail was enabled. What may have helped me is that I have the batter saver feature turned on so it limits background apps when batter starts running low.
For that I just described, is 14 hours a lot? Forgive me; but I'm coming from Android and it would be happy if I get 7 hours under the same scenario.
- 12-08-2011, 06:29 PM #2
- 12-09-2011, 12:12 PM #3
It really helps to monitor the background tasks as well. As an example, I had 3 weather apps looking for updates - an obvious waste of resources. Battery saver is really nice as well. Thanks to Supreme Shortcuts its only a click away to manage.
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- 12-09-2011, 08:00 PM #5
I dont pay any attention to battery I conserve nothing. Background tasks are running I have WIFI and Bluetooth on all day never turn it off. My Bluetooth is connected and playing music off and on all day between 3-6 hour on average. I sit in my truck on lunch and charge for about 1/2 an hour and when leave at the end of the day I usually have about 40-50% of the battery left.
- 12-09-2011, 09:02 PM #6
With the above usage, I am left with about 25-30% battery before I head to bed and I hardly see the battery-saver icon come on. I consider this above average, whereas my Samsung Focus would hit battery saver at around 6pm each day.
- 12-10-2011, 10:34 AM #7
I probably check my phone about twice an hour. Do a few emails and check my people tile. Battery life has seemed to be similar to my iPhone 3G. I get a day of use out of it. Off charger at 7am back on at 11pm. I do not have battery saver enabled and I have every possible service on. 3 email accounts all set to "as they arrive".
- 12-10-2011, 01:02 PM #8
I use it for web browsing, reading pdf, and music (bluetooth off and wifi off, just 3G and gps on). Today I went from 100% to 16% in six hours and I just used: 2 hours Lindy Comics, 1 hours music with bluetooth headphones and 1 hour web browsing, plus ten minutes of wifi to download a comic on Lindy Comics and two phone calls of less than five minutes each). I'm really confused. I keep reading everyone is experiencing a good battery life, but I can last more than ten hours only if I keep it always in my pocket with ten minutes of calls, texts and half an hour of internet browsing... And I can't believe I got two faulty units...
So, does this seem normal to you? Am I expecting too much?
12-11-2011, 03:07 PM #9
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While I am not a teen - sending hundreds of text messages per day - I do use my phone in a typical fashion. I have left wifi on and have gotten over 2 days of usage with the phone on multiple occasions. I turned off wifi for comparison, and have achieved the same. As someone who had to plug in his Epic 4g at 4pm in order to make it through the workday, I am extremely happy with the battery life of my device.
- 12-11-2011, 08:25 PM #11
I've yet to let mine run down but it seems to me the battery indicator may be inaccurate. After fully charged, I used the phone for text and internet non stop for about 35min and the battery status showed 74%, so I plugged in my car charger for about 10min at most and showed the battery at 87%. I'm going to leave tomorrow with a full charge and see if I can make it a full day.
- 12-11-2011, 10:02 PM #12
If anyone is available I would like to do a test. We could decide a common task and everyone would perform it on their Titan. Then we would compare the battery level drained during that time. I would choose something that lasts at least twenty minutes, maybe like playing a video? Who agrees?
- 12-12-2011, 03:02 PM #13
Ok, just to be sure. Today I unplugged my Titan and then I barely used it: just had two phone calls (ten minutes in total) two texts, twenty minutes of music, ten minutes of browsing and five mails with pushmail. Wifi off, bluetooth off, chat off, 3G on and GPS on (but I didn't use any app that required it). I went to contacts once, so it might have checked for facebook updates.
Now it's been ten hours since last charge and it says 49%, nine hours left (with everything off, in fact if I activate battery saver it turns to just ten hours left).
Does this sound normal to you? Because I find it weird that I unplug my phone after a night of charging and it says "fifteen hours left" when in standby... Considering it was one day and ten hours as I unboxed it for the first time...
And this is the second Titan I use, I returned the first one because I thought the battery was faulty. So I'd like to understand whether the problem it's me or the phone...
12-12-2011, 06:05 PM #15
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I just had my phone last 2 days (as per the Battery Saver Settings page) and it was at 20%. I have 3 email accounts pulling every hour, as well as the me tile, the marketplace, a group of close friends (12 all with Facebook profiles) with their own start screen tile, accuweather, wpcentral, and engadget all pulling their updates. I didn't use the phone quite as much as I normally do, but I did send/recieve around 100 texts, made a few short (a couple minutes each) phone calls, check some scores at ESPN's website, and surfed a tiny bit (maybe 20 minutes). I am very pleased with that performance. Battery Saver was kicked on this morning when I woke up and checked it, but I think it kicks on at 20% anyway, so that must have just happened.
12-13-2011, 05:36 PM #16
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I thought maybe it was just because I was playing with it a lot since I just got it a week ago more or less, but I'm starting to think there might be an issue. After reading the kind of usage you guys are posting about and the resulting battery drainage, I think my battery is not lasting enough.
Last time since charged is around 9 hours now and I have about 30% left. I have barely used my phone today. Made a couple of calls lasting less than 15 mins. Sent and received approximately 10-15 text messages. Downloaded two apps and ran them briefly. Ran Kinectimals briefly to show a friend. Checked a couple of apps to read up on news. And that's about it. Yesterday my phone died on me at about 10 hours with a bit more usage since my kids where playing fruit ninja for a bit.
But it seems to me that it should be lasting longer since all I have read about is how great the battery life is considering the size of the screen and the processer speed.
12-13-2011, 06:04 PM #17
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tl;dr If you have a bad signal your battery life will suffer.
12-13-2011, 06:09 PM #18
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A few things you can check:
If you have a low signal, try using wifi instead if it is available.
If wifi access is not available, turn it off completely.
If you aren't using bluetooth, turn it off.
Turn off push email, set it to every 15-30 minutes.
Make sure screen brightness is set to automatic or even low.
Ensure the setting for more frequent location updates is not enabled.
- 12-13-2011, 11:07 PM #20
I finally charged my Titan today after 27 hours. Granted, that includes while I'm sleeping but I still have emails getting pushed during that time. I make two or three phone calls a day. Send/Recieve about 50 texts or so. I also only have Edge in my area :( However, there are times when I lose signal completely in buildings or only have 1 bar. I browse the internet almost constantly (Facebook and Twitter). I don't use the fb app though because of how slow it loads. I play an occasional game but not every day. And that is how my usage generally goes.
- 12-14-2011, 10:09 AM #21
I too have had amazing battery life, except for last night. I'm pretty sure the battery died because of a game open in the background. Has anyone noticed this? I get more than a day, and never play games. However yesterday I unplugged at 5pm, played a game briefly, and the phone was a 30% by 10p and died while idle over night.
It had to have been an open game.
- 12-14-2011, 08:22 PM #22
Thanks, today I haven't used any game and the battery life was decent. Still not as many others described, but now I can use it from morning to evening without problems (with light-medium usage, though). Not playing games might be a solution, but I'm still getting convinced my device is faulty (and it would be the second one, since my first one was the same).
12-17-2011, 10:18 AM #24
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Signal strength could be an issue perhaps. I do have good coverage pretty much all day every day, but I drove across a few states yesterday, and without really using my phone at all, it was on track to die within 20 hours. I'm sure it had constant problems acquiring a signal.
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