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  1. palandri's Avatar
    WP7 is so much better on the battery than Windows Mobile 6.1 was. My Treo Pro came with Windows Mobile 6.1 and a 1500mah battery. You were lucky to get 10 hours out of it with light usage.
    11-10-2011 07:27 AM
  2. StriderNo9's Avatar
    How many charge cycles are you guys in?
    11-10-2011 10:52 AM
  3. btbam91's Avatar
    13 hours since last charge with 45% battery left. Awesome.
    11-10-2011 11:27 AM
  4. palandri's Avatar
    13 hours since last charge with 45% battery left. Awesome.
    Glad it got better for you.
    11-10-2011 11:33 AM
  5. ScubaSteve2's Avatar
    13 hours since last charge with 45% battery left. Awesome.
    How are you getting such great battery life. What background services are you using? (aka Email, Facebook, Twitter, apps with live tiles). Do you have Wi-Fi on, etc. I could probably never turn the screen on on my device on and still not get that good of battery life. I am getting pretty disappointed with the battery life of my device.
    11-10-2011 11:52 AM
  6. MikeF74's Avatar
    I am doing much better today on battery life. I changed two things, but changed them at the same time so I'm sorry to say that I can't tell you all which change made the bigger difference.

    What I changed was:
    1) I changed the settings in the Samsung Now tile ("Daily Briefing") and turned off the "Auto Location" for the weather.
    2) I finally got around to connecting to my WiFi in my office, so push stuff won't be using the radio as much.

    I've been on the phone for about two hours today, but haven't really done much in terms of data except for the push email (which is now pushing two accounts instead of one). Maybe the Samsung app keeps the GPS running constantly and drains the battery, or push data over HSPA+ is a battery hog.

    Based on the previous 2-3 days usage, I only got an estimated 12 hours remaining when I unplugged my phone this morning. But as of right now I am showing 72% remaining and 10 hours, which is pretty good considering I took it off the charger 5.5 hours ago.
    11-10-2011 12:26 PM
  7. StriderNo9's Avatar
    I have locations on and I update my twitter feed a few times an hour (testing) and I listen to maybe 45 minutes of a local podcast. I have 31% and less than 6 hours since my last full charge. Hmm

    Hoping battery gets better on these phones with more charge cycles.
    11-10-2011 01:45 PM
  8. StriderNo9's Avatar
    I have locations on and I update my twitter feed a few times an hour (testing) and I listen to maybe 45 minutes of a local podcast. I have 31% and less than 6 hours since my last full charge. Hmm

    Hoping battery gets better on these phones with more charge cycles.
    11-10-2011 01:51 PM
  9. Adiliyo's Avatar
    i have my gmail pushed and my live mail pushed, facebook and twitter synced, and update status, look at feeds, browse the web, listen to music, and play some games throughout my day, nothing super crazy, but i'd say i have a fairly typical moderate to heavy moderate usage patterns.

    the battery is amazing so far.

    as far as full charge cycles, i'm probably about 3 in? i got the phone on monday night, and it was pretty new (got it off Craigslist, i think the guy just tried it out for a day, as the screen and camera stickers were still on the phone.

    so the phone may have gone through 4 full charge cycles.
    11-10-2011 02:57 PM
  10. StriderNo9's Avatar
    I am on my 3rd full cycle of battery charging, I turned off all background apps, and I am testing it out today, so far last full charge 3 hours ago and I'm down to 74% with some music listening, downloaded a few apps also.
    11-11-2011 10:38 AM
  11. ScubaSteve2's Avatar
    I finally figured out the source of my poor battery life. At work, my phone is connected to an AT&T MicroCell. I had my phone removed from the MicroCell, and now the battery lasts as expected. I concluded that the phone was losing about 10% battery life per hour while idle, when connected to the MicroCell.
    11-15-2011 01:20 PM
  12. StriderNo9's Avatar
    I just put my phone on my company Wifi to fix the issue.
    11-15-2011 03:26 PM
  13. ScubaSteve2's Avatar
    I just put my phone on my company Wifi to fix the issue.
    Yeah, that's the thing, I have always been on my company's Wi-Fi. But the battery was still draining rapidly when I was connected to the MicroCell. But fortunately, removing my phone from the MicroCell did the trick. When connected to the MicroCell, my phone would be nearly dead by the time I left work, which was very frustrating.
    11-15-2011 03:52 PM
  14. ZombieBacchus's Avatar
    My battery lasts about 11-12 hours with moderate usage but drops quickly to about 6 or 7 with heavy use. I am pretty happy with that but I wish I could get a solid 8 hours with heavy use to get me through an entire work day.
    11-16-2011 11:32 AM
  15. StriderNo9's Avatar
    What is really annoying is that, like you, with heavy use I can get like 7 hours of battery life but then I have to leave it on the charger the entire evening and over night to charge it for the next day. The phone becomes utterly useless to me for the second half of my day.
    11-16-2011 01:45 PM
  16. btbam91's Avatar
    Unplugged it at exactly 7am. Says I have 12 hours left, at 73%

    Locations are on, I checked in on foursquare like 4 times. Texted for about 10 minutes nonstop, sent an email. Read the USA Today app, read LA Times on IE9, and tracked a bus from IE9.
    11-16-2011 02:06 PM
  17. ZombieBacchus's Avatar
    What is really annoying is that, like you, with heavy use I can get like 7 hours of battery life but then I have to leave it on the charger the entire evening and over night to charge it for the next day. The phone becomes utterly useless to me for the second half of my day.
    I hear you. Very annoying to have to come home and charge it all night long. I need a phone to last well in to the evening and I dont want to have to not use it like I want to just to make that happen.
    11-16-2011 04:10 PM
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