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Old 12-18-2013, 02:15 PM
 
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If you've owned more than one smartphone - did one have to be recharged more than the other?

Is it true that phones with a higher resolution or bigger display will have to be recharged more often?

I have an HTC Inspire with a 4.3" screen. I turn it on around 10AM and I get down to 25% power by about 8PM. I don't use it that much. I don't know if other phones would be the same re recharging.
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:46 PM
 
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If you've owned more than one smartphone - did one have to be recharged more than the other?

Is it true that phones with a higher resolution or bigger display will have to be recharged more often?

I have an HTC Inspire with a 4.3" screen. I turn it on around 10AM and I get down to 25% power by about 8PM. I don't use it that much. I don't know if other phones would be the same re recharging.
If you don't use it "that much" and you burn up thru 75% if your battery in 10 hours something is not right. How old is your phone? Maybe you need to replace the battery-if your pushing two years.

I use my iPhone 5 (4 inch screen) on a moderate level and usually charge it everyother day. If I watch a bunch of videos and listen to Pandora I may use up 80% of my battery in a full day.
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:54 PM
 
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If you don't use it "that much" and you burn up thru 75% if your battery in 10 hours something is not right. How old is your phone? Maybe you need to replace the battery-if your pushing two years.

I use my iPhone 5 (4 inch screen) on a moderate level and usually charge it everyother day. If I watch a bunch of videos and listen to Pandora I may use up 80% of my battery in a full day.
Exactly.

After a year the typical jump down in battery life starts to get more drastic. Two years, its bad. Replace the battery.

Batteries are the biggest battery eaters of most touch devices these days, so yes display does affect it. But usually there is a large enough battery to support larger touch screens.
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Old 12-19-2013, 02:03 PM
 
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Look in the battery section to see what's eating your battery, you may have a rogue app. I've had a couple mainstream apps, ESPN and TV Guide come to mind, that were sucking the battery down for some reason.
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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A new battery might help, but a new phone will help much, much more.

We're seeing a triple combination of more energy-efficient (yet faster) hardware, better power management from newer Android OS versions, and higher capacity batteries as measured in mAH (milliamp-hours).

Each year has brought us notable improvements, and your phone is going on 3 years since it was first introduced. Save yourself the expense of a new battery, and put it toward a new phone instead. You'll be glad you did.
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:55 AM
 
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Another major factor to consider is leaving features, such as GPS, Bluetooth, Wifi turned off when not in use. All of these features draw battery power while turned on. In addition, if you have active wallpapers on your phone display vs. plain pictures it drains faster. Some applications continue to run in the background when not in use.

As mentioned by NHDave, check which features are using the majority of the battery.
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:20 PM
 
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Display is 58% of power usage. The other items on that list are much smaller, like phone idle.
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Old 12-22-2013, 02:22 PM
 
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Display is 58% of power usage. The other items on that list are much smaller, like phone idle.
How is your display brightness? Do you set it to auto or is it a fixed setting?

Try looking at changing your display timeout interval. Maybe set it to 30 seconds if it's not there already. Yours might be at 1min.
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Old 12-22-2013, 02:24 PM
 
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It is fixed at the lowest brightness I can stand.

Is 58% unusual for the display power?
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Old 12-22-2013, 03:18 PM
 
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It is fixed at the lowest brightness I can stand.

Is 58% unusual for the display power?
Nope. As said, it's the biggest battery hog.

You use it a lot?
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