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Originally Posted by wierdo124;12503673 
You shouldn't need to mod and undervolt a phone to get reasonable battery life.

Lol, you shouldn't have to overclock your computer to get reasonable performance. It's just something extra. Stock, my Inspire actually keeps up with my Atrix in terms of power consumption. Undervolted, it lasts even longer wink.gif Both can last through a day of heavy usage easily
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Originally Posted by r34p3rex View Post
Lol, you shouldn't have to overclock your computer to get reasonable performance. It's just something extra. Stock, my Inspire actually keeps up with my Atrix in terms of power consumption. Undervolted, it lasts even longer Both can last through a day of heavy usage easily
A 4.3" WVGA LCD phone with a measly 1230mAh is not going to be better than a 4" PenTile display with a massive 1930mAh battery, no matter how much you tweak or undervolt it. I'm sorry, it's just not even close.

My observations have matched everything I've read so far. If you have some super secret that's increasing your battery life on the Inspire that much, then please share. The rest of the world would love to know. (Me included! )
Edited by Plex - 2/24/11 at 7:46am
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post #13 of 35
Hope my dad sees the light and jumps to the Android bandwagon; he's having bad experiences with his iPhone 3G recently and is considering the Atrix. Hope you share more impressions soon!
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Whoa, how is your battery life so good? I charged up my Atrix at work via USB to a computer. It showed charging complete sometimes around 11am.

I sent about 30 texts, 5 emails, checked a couple of web pages, made about 8 calls (~15-20min total), and downloaded a couple of apps. Later friend played Robo defense on it for about 15min. I only had data on, no wifi or gps or bluetooth, and by 10pm it was down to 15%
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I sent about 30 texts, 5 emails, checked a couple of web pages, made about 8 calls (~15-20min total), and downloaded a couple of apps. Later friend played Robo defense on it for about 15min. I only had data on, no wifi or gps or bluetooth, and by 10pm it was down to 15%
How high is your brightness?
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How high is your brightness?
On auto. I'm in an office building most of the day and it's 5-6~ by the time I get out.
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On auto. I'm in an office building most of the day and it's 5-6~ by the time I get out.
Same here. I leave my house at 7am and work in an officer building until about 5 or 6. I stream Pandora on it all day long. I take bathroom "breaks." I check e-mails, text, browse. Sometimes I even play music/podcasts through the Bluetooth in my car during my lunch hour.

I haven't had another day with quite as good life as the first, but it's still phenomenal. I start at 100% and end the day at around ~15-20% after pretty heavy use. My brightness is turned down nearly all of the way and it's still very bright enough to read in a building.
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Well for comparison i unplug my Droid 1 at 8am or so. Check it once in awhile, don't text much until 4 or 5, then text heavily from my house which has garbage service from ANY company. It lasts till 10 or so. I'm on CM7.
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Hmmm... how good is Android in idle battery life? I just let the phone sit on idle most of the time today, from 8am to 2am, and it's at 20%. Does background services kill alot of battery? I don't think I have that many background services running, how can you check?
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post #20 of 35
I feel the same way about mine. It might not feel super expensive but it makes up for it in superior performance. I honestly don't mind motoblur. I would only change it if I could get better performance. This phone spanks my old iphone.
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