I have a new G2 and I am barely getting 6 hours talk and standby time combined.
For example, it is fully charged at 12:00pm so I take it off charge. I send about 20 text messages, make or receive 2 phone calls (that last no longer than an hour each), browse the Android Market, download 2 or 3 apps, and read the news for about an hour. By 6:00pm, the phone has to be charged again.
I normally keep bluetooth turned on, with GPS and WI-FI off. I leave sync on as well.
Is this typical the battery life I can expect of the phone? Am I doing something wrong?
If you leave data sync on it will drain the battery quickly. I just turn it on when I need to sync or get on the Android market.
I leave Bluetooth on all the time. WIFI and GPS off and get a lot better battery life. Hope this helps.
I believe there is something wrong with the batteries my phone at times gives me only 5 hours of batter with minimal usage. For example last nite I charged my phone and charged it to capacity. I then disconnected it from my charger and turned off all apps. I tuened off wifi, bluetooth, and enabled 2g network only. I went to sleep at 12 and woke up around 730 to find my phone battery on red. The phone was idle for 7 hours and reached red and I feel that's a huge flaw in this phone.
I feel the same way, the phone battery dies every single day. I am not sure if there is something wrong or what. No way you should have to charge it this much. I don't use it that much either. Mostly just text messages. I'm very dissapointed.
it last me about 8-10 hours of moderate data usage. I now have to buy an additional data cable to plug it in with the work computer.....
A number of things can cause the battery life to be short.
1.) Poor data network - phone constantly trying to connect
2.) Constant Sync'ng of accounts - many have options to change the freq of the sync and also change how much data to download during sync. If you're like me and get ~0.5-1.0GB worth of attachements on your corporate e-mail you don't wan't to be dowloading it all through the phone anyway.
3.) Leaving apps running in the background that are constantly active - There's a Sudoku game that if I don't fully exit out of every time, it will eat through a battery charge in 1day.
A funny thing....I bought this HTC G2 due to all of the possibilities it would allow on my insanely busy, high tech and mobile work life. Now in order to get more than 3 hours between charges, I am told to use the app killer to kill the very apps that swayed me to choose this phone.
I am an IT proffesional and a IT Solutions Architect, from my perspective this is a severe design flaw, not something I would have expected from Google. How did this get past QA, Risk assessment and ultimate business decision makers to allow this to go uncorrected? Google? We are still waiting.....
I agree... SUCKS that battery dry... :P
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