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Hey,

I never really jumped on the smartphone wagon till I was forced to get a new phone because of lots of stuff that's really irrelevant here..

Bottom line..
Got myself a Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc today..
Been messing around with it, but.. as far as which applications to keep on it, deletion and getting new ones to tweak performance, battery optimization etcetc. I am pretty clueless.. I read somewhere that you need to get applications that fix background running applications because they hog the battery max..

In general I know the basics, turn of wifi, bluetooth and brightness but.
Might someone knowledgeable help me out in getting the max battery time and other essentially useful things down.

would be awesome!!
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Just enjoy your phone and stop worrying about battery. Just charge it when needed.
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Don't use task killers. They hurt your battery, they don't help. Android doesn't work like Windows, you don't have to worry about programs that run in the background. Unless they're passively performing some action (minimized), then the OS will not use CPU power on the processes
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Great Phone, Have one myself, Just recently got it also, Actually, the neat widget which adjusts brightness is very effective, when in dark areas, i suggest using it, It helped my Arc reach 3 days with normal usage, turn off wifi and bluetooth when not needed. Not sure about the poster above since I do use a Task Killer, Plus, You're lucky you have to charge for at least an hour and 3 at most. Some users face 6 to 8 hours charging on some android phones.

I Just love the Arc. =D
   
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Great Phone, Have one myself, Just recently got it also, Actually, the neat widget which adjusts brightness is very effective, when in dark areas, i suggest using it, It helped my Arc reach 3 days with normal usage, turn off wifi and bluetooth when not needed. Not sure about the poster above since I do use a Task Killer, Plus, You're lucky you have to charge for at least an hour and 3 at most. Some users face 6 to 8 hours charging on some android phones.

I Just love the Arc. =D
Task killers are bad.

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I didn't download any task killers, it seems to be really good at keeping apps in sleep when not maximized, one thing annoyed though. When I was using skype it did not close down when I pressed back or home.. just stayed up until I closed it down in processes.
Yea I got the brightness and that stuff down! the Switch widget and power management are really good!

Barely had the phone a whole day now, put it off battery about 12 hours ago, so far I've played a few games, had wifi on for a few hours at least, called, txted, surfed and messed about with general apps and market, am at 54% power.. but having only charged it once it'll improve as most batteries do.

But I agree, my first smartphone but I really enjoy it. Actually kinda glad I didn't get a samsung galaxy s 2, looks too iphone'ish and the features are not so radically different as to make any difference for me.
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