10-10-2011 12:06 PM
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  1. davenpj's Avatar
    Hey does anybody know how long the battery usallu last

    sent from my desire
    09-01-2011 09:11 PM
  2. Jake_M's Avatar
    I usually don't charge for like 2 days. Using the phone radio will use the battery(texting/phone calls) but if you're doing everything but that, it'll last for FOREVER.
    09-02-2011 09:39 AM
  3. coasterfreak212's Avatar
    I rest my case ;)

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    09-05-2011 11:17 PM
  4. wellsmanfu's Avatar
    I get really good battery life too. I live in a house that gets bad signal with all the cell carriers, but Sprint works the best at my house. Since my phone loses signal, or goes from EVDO to 1X during the day its understandable to have to charge more than once per day, but my Arrive makes it easily until I go to bed with a good 25% battery life still. The Androids in my house? They're looking for a charger after only a few hours if they're lucky.
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    09-07-2011 01:13 AM
  5. kitenski's Avatar
    been very impressed with the battery on mine so far...
    09-07-2011 07:59 AM
  6. kylej1050's Avatar
    I have between 50% and 25% battery depending on what I'm doing. I've only had the phone die on me after a couple hours of Words by Post without wifi or Netflix in a not-so-great signal area via 3G. I leave WiFi and Bluetooth on 24/7. I use my stereo headset for music/talk and browse the web, email, take photos most days. Every other day I go through the entire normal day and still have plenty of battery left for 45 mins of Netflix while doing cardio.

    To put this into perspective, I used to have to charge my Android phone about halfway through the day, and then give it a couple of 20 minute boost charges in the car to get me to the end of the day. The Arrive sees the charger only at night 99% of the time. My car charger hasn't been used in months.
    09-07-2011 10:11 AM
  7. itsall4tay's Avatar
    I have had my Arrive since the launch day, good battery life. It needed to be charged by the end of the work day 5 p.m. Since Mango update I go all day, always. The one caveat is that if your radio has to search for a signal it can drop very fast. I have no fear of my battery going out. Maximizing wifi extends battery life.
    09-20-2011 01:26 AM
  8. mmbond's Avatar
    just updated to mango and loving it...except, having crazy battery drain now. before my phone would last a day at least and now just a few hours. thoughts?
    09-28-2011 01:37 PM
  9. pdawg17's Avatar
    just updated to mango and loving it...except, having crazy battery drain now. before my phone would last a day at least and now just a few hours. thoughts?
    Same for me...there are other threads around talking about this...did you update from Nodo or a dev beta Mango release?
    10-01-2011 11:41 AM
  10. itsall4tay's Avatar
    I updated from RTM and my battery lasts about 2 hrs. longer. If you have wifi nearby keep it on, signal search killz battery with this phone. Also go into the application part of the battery saver section and turn off background loading apps, I didn't have too but maybe you have a resource hog running. Good luck.
    10-01-2011 12:56 PM
  11. mmbond's Avatar
    Same for me...there are other threads around talking about this...did you update from Nodo or a dev beta Mango release?
    I forced the update from Nodo. Battery saver helps a bit. Going to try the suggestion of leaving on WiFi to see if that helps.
    10-01-2011 05:42 PM
  12. pdawg17's Avatar
    I forced the update from Nodo. Battery saver helps a bit. Going to try the suggestion of leaving on WiFi to see if that helps.
    I really think Sprint screwed something up with the radio software update that came with Mango...I was on wifi for most of the day yesterday and with moderate use got to the end of the day (14 hours later) and still had 40% left...

    Today I was out in the middle of nowhere for work and in 2 1/2 hours I went from 80% to dead phone...and I was only streaming a podcast over BT for 30 minutes of that...
    10-03-2011 06:19 PM
  13. kylej1050's Avatar
    I really think Sprint screwed something up with the radio software update that came with Mango...I was on wifi for most of the day yesterday and with moderate use got to the end of the day (14 hours later) and still had 40% left...

    Today I was out in the middle of nowhere for work and in 2 1/2 hours I went from 80% to dead phone...and I was only streaming a podcast over BT for 30 minutes of that...
    That's actually the nature of CDMA. If it is unable to even roam it broadcasts full power trying to find a tower to connect to. Why it doesn't just sit there and listen I don't know.
    10-04-2011 09:27 AM
  14. donnydonny#WP's Avatar
    Because of WP7's awesome battery life, I usually don't charge my phone over night. Updated to Mango last night with almost a full charge and didn't notice a drastic drain this morning.
    10-04-2011 12:08 PM
  15. pdawg17's Avatar
    That's actually the nature of CDMA. If it is unable to even roam it broadcasts full power trying to find a tower to connect to. Why it doesn't just sit there and listen I don't know.
    I understand but what I am saying is that I did not have this battery drain issue on the leaked RTM - only once I upgraded to Sprint's Mango which updates the radio...
    10-04-2011 01:08 PM
  16. kylej1050's Avatar
    I understand but what I am saying is that I did not have this battery drain issue on the leaked RTM - only once I upgraded to Sprint's Mango which updates the radio...
    Interesting, we'll see how my phone does today at school. It's a Sprint dead zone...
    10-04-2011 03:31 PM
  17. pdawg17's Avatar
    Interesting, we'll see how my phone does today at school. It's a Sprint dead zone...
    Yeah...please report back...if it's different for you I might have to try rolling back to NoDo and updating from scratch...I don't think that rolls back the radio but maybe something else is contributing to it...
    10-04-2011 03:57 PM
  18. kylej1050's Avatar
    I played a bit of Beards VS Beaks today but also had my phone plugged into the computer trying to get my zune pass stuff to work and even with the boost charge it's pretty much dead and I've got a class still left to go through. Definitely not what I'm used to with this phone.

    We will see if it dies in that class or not, it went into battery saver mode so maybe. It's so weird, just a few blocks over I've got full Sprint service at work but here I've got nothing but roaming. Boo!
    10-04-2011 09:02 PM
  19. kylej1050's Avatar
    Yeah, it died. They mustve turned up the radio a bit to increase call quality and ended up making it where the phone dies with no home network signal. That sucks... lol
    10-05-2011 09:43 AM
  20. pdawg17's Avatar
    Yeah, it died. They mustve turned up the radio a bit to increase call quality and ended up making it where the phone dies with no home network signal. That sucks... lol
    Yeah...problem is I don't notice an improvement in general call quality either...and I'm not hopeful for a fix from Sprint especially because it is not a "dealbreaker" of a bug...I'm just disappointed because battery life was one of the things I loved about this phone...now I'm back to my "Android" routine...
    10-05-2011 10:40 AM
  21. danisnotstan's Avatar
    I'm noticing some of these posts for Mango-related battery life issues and I wanted to point out that I am experiencing the opposite of this. My Arrive had good battery life before, but it has gotten even better since Mango! I never had an issue with the battery dying on me before Mango and I always had plenty of battery to spare when I charged at bed time. This new battery meter that is shown under the "battery saver" option may be creating an optical illusion, but according to my usage, I have been averaging being down to around 50-60% after 15-16hrs and it is "estimating" about 24hrs remaining. Not sure if the estimate is usage based or what... My usage usually consists of about 30 mins - 1hr of calls, maybe 50 SMS, an hour or 2 of web browsing and taking a few pictures, etc. I only have 1 gmail account set to as items arrive and I get under 10 emails per day. I use Bluetooth for maybe 20 mins in the car and it's usually connected but in standby mode for that 20mins. I also have "location" set to on and wifi off when not in use. I have an Airave in my house but I also spend a few hours a day in a bad reception area. I had the day off of work a few days after installing Mango and my battery actually was at 79% after 18hrs... I couldn't believe this! (I did use the phone a little less that day and was connected to the Airave the whole time). As strange as it sounds, I have always felt like wifi uses MORE battery on my Arrive for some reason. It might have something to do with not being able to change the wifi sleep policy so wifi disconnects when in standby. Maybe the constant switching is hurting more than helping? Another thing to point out is I have barely any apps installed... Facebook, TuneIn, etc. Whichever apps have syncing needs I set to the lowest frequency. I also noticed that some people had issues with Mango battery compared to RTM or Beta... I installed Mango using the trick to force the update but I went from stock NODO... maybe there is a bug? One last thing, I noticed my screen brightness didn't seem to adjust properly. Even before Mango, If I set it to "automatic", even when in a darker room it was still sometimes too bright. If I toggled "auto" and medium on the manual setting, it usually went back to normal when I selected "automatic" again. I did come up with a trick to help the screen brightness issue and I actually posted a YouTube video here:
    This video shows a BlackBerry but the trick works the same for all phones with a light sensor. Hope everyone's battery issues get resolved!

    P.S. I forgot to mention that this phone seems to have the same issue as some Android phones where if you leave the phone on the charger all night, when you take it off in the morning the battery will suddenly drop to 90% with only a few minutes of usage because the phone must be not using a trickle charge and isn't really at 100%... I usually use the phone for 10 minutes of web browsing while drinking my coffee in the morning then I return it to the charger for 30 more minutes and that seems to help alot.
    10-05-2011 12:54 PM
  22. kylej1050's Avatar
    My average day is about an hour of talk, about 100 texts, about a couple hours of either browsing, games, or pictures. WiFi and Bluetooth stay on 24/7. I've always had at least 30% before bed even on school days. Yesterday was not the case and I'll see again on Thursday.

    I've had 1 normal day on Mango and it seemed better. Only time will tell. I don't wanna jump to any conclusions but yesterday in low-signal i was definately short some hours on battery.

    Currently my phone says its been unplugged for 5 hours and has 1 day and 1 hour left on the charge. currently 69% and I've put about an hour of talk on it, about 20 texts, and probably 30 mins of Beards and Beaks since I got to work. lol
    10-05-2011 01:58 PM
  23. infenit101's Avatar
    I've never had a smartphone last over 2 days with moderate usage. The battery life is amazingly good.
    10-09-2011 11:18 AM
  24. davenpj's Avatar
    My BB I had lasted 3 days

    Sent from my HTC Desire CDMA using Tapatalk
    10-09-2011 11:26 AM
  25. infenit101's Avatar
    Yea but I'm sure you weren't gaming, playing music, etc.
    10-09-2011 01:29 PM
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