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Old 11-13-2012, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Eastern Kentucky Proud
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I have never owned a smart phone but, it has come to the point that I need/want one. I have read reviews on lots of smart phones and, most people say the battery life is not good on most of them. I don't think I would be a heavy user. My question is...what would be considered a short battery life or a long battery life? Will it stay up all day or, will I have to charge sometime during the day? My basic phone will stay up for several days, I know that's a different animal.

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Old 11-13-2012, 09:02 PM
 
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For a light user, you can surely go all day. For a heavy user, you will likely have to plug in during the day at some point.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:40 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I have an android, and charge all night, If I use it on and off all day, like on weekends it will be low by evening. When I use it regularly all day during the week, I have to charge it at work by about 2pm or may not make it until I get home. You will also find that the charge plugged into the wall is a lot faster than the car charger which is a lot faster than the USB plugged into a computer.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:04 PM
 
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Depends on the phone.

HTC is somewhat notorious for using small batteries. You'll be lucky to make it to lunch with some of their devices if you're actually using your phone.

Motorola has some phones (Droid RAZR MAXX HD) that can easily survive a day of heavy usage and probably 2-3 days of light usage.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Florida & Cebu, Philippines
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Shutting the wifi and bluetooth when not in use extends the times the battery will last. If you use a lot of internet or talk on the phone a lot then of course the battery will go down faster. Most androids need daily charges but with the two items off and low amount of talk time, then I have seen batteries last a 3 to 4 days on my wife's Samsung S6102 dual sim phone.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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One more suggestion.

Leave GPS off unless it is needed. Even when not in active use, it uses battery power to maintain a connection. Some applications will nag you if it is shut off.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I have a I Phone and it never makes it thru the day unless I charge it. Then again I am always on it playing a game or texting or looking at City Data lol
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Eastern Kentucky Proud
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Thanks for all the good information...now, I got to decide which one I want...
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:24 PM
 
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Thanks for all the good information...now, I got to decide which one I want...
Razr Maxx is the best android phone for battery. I have the rezound, and it's ok. About 2 hours screen on time will last all day(24 hours) if not in use(work). The extended battery is much better though.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Eastern Kentucky Proud
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Razr Maxx is the best android phone for battery. I have the rezound, and it's ok. About 2 hours screen on time will last all day(24 hours) if not in use(work). The extended battery is much better though.
So, there is a upgrade battery available if I need it?
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