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Old 04-20-2012, 03:42 PM
 
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I just got my first smartphone (HTC Inspire) and I have to recharge it once or twice each day, much more than my old puny 2G phone. I found some threads of people complaining the same thing.

Do you think this particular phone need recharging more, or does it just seem that way? Has someone done comparisons between this phone and others?

I can recharge it fully in about an hour.

There's a feature where the phone shows you how much power is used by each part of the phone and over 70% of it is the display. Apart from the display, don't some things use more power than others - for example, loading a large file takes for power than other things, eh?
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Display is usually 40-60% for me, depending what I'm doing. Opening a file isn't going to really matter, it's really more antenna usage. If I'm bluetooth tethering and using 4G heavily the phones good for 2-3 hours, that's with the screen off. Even USB tether and charging it can't pull enough from the USB port to keep running indefinitely. For data intensive stuff, WiFi uses a lot less juice than 3G which uses a lot less use than 4G. GPS will eat your battery alive while your phone sits otherwise idle if it hangs (navigation, GPS-enabled browsing) which it does do with Android phones on occasion.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:39 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Buy a second battery and always keep car and wall charges. I keep mine plugged into the USB to charge while at my desk at work. Think of it as a laptop but with a tiny battery. They haven't invented one that lasts more than a day when used frequently. It helps to turn off or limit features like gps, and automatic updates.
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:39 PM
 
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Because it does so much more than your old 2G phone.


Turn off WiFi and 4G, don't play games, and don't use it for anything but 2G tasks and the battery will last much longer.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:50 AM
 
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