Now let me understand this battery issue !

John26830
Member

Most everyone is complaining about poor battery life ,,, correct ?

My HTC TP2 could go strong w/12hrs b4 needing a charge, Iphone would last 10hrs. with heavy use until a charge needed.

Verizon/Htc put up commercials that had a lightening/heavy electric cables etc. THAT should of clued us in that we would be required to use something other than the battery to last a full day !!  They sold (promised) us a phone under the pretense of 4G lte speeds, but probably 25%-35% do not get that speed,, oh well, but didn't expect such a POOR battery in otherwise a fine phone, sure you can get the FAT battery but WHO 1 expected to have to spend $50 more just to last all day on moderate use?

So as I understand their tech. support, the answer is to..GIVE UP your 4G (that you basically paid for) also turn OFF a lot of your apps. (that you use w/android), you end up paying $250 for a standard $99 smartphone. It's like buying a Corvette only to have a 4 cylinder motor in it because there is not enough room for the V8 !  I live in the dark red map area for 4G coverage only I only get it 25% of the time so I'm locked in by my choice to the 3G, If things on Verizon's side don't get much better soon I will turn my beloved (sometimes) Thunderbolt in & get the Iphone. I realize that this IS NEW TECHNOLOGY but "V" has let it's customers down by ether NOT field testing TB or they just had too much invested & too late to back out ? We as consumers will never know.

We will be locked in to our contract soon, with little or no chance to improve our cell service & products,, so we are STUCK !!

The ball is now in Verizon's court so lets see how this game will be played out, They know there is a big problem, so lets see how it is handled.

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AZSALUKI
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it's a new network. they likely wont do much in the near near future. it blows, as i was really looking forward the LTE....but it's not that surprising. i suspect over the next few months there will be a coupl updates pushed to the tbolt and maybe they can solve the network issues......but if you are that concerned i would return it, wait a couple months, and then check the forums to see if it looks better. and go back in and buy it. if it doens't get better, then you could grab the iphone. the batteries on htc's are notoriously bad so i wouldn't look for that to improve. the fascinate seems to have good battery life, as well as the X.

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Re: Now let me understand this battery issue !

John26830
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I would agree with you on the HTC battery issue if it were not that my old HTC Touch Pro 2 with the standard battery was

great & I mean no complaints about longevity it would last all day with heavy use on 3G/wifi/text/internet/talk etc.

My T.B not even close ! I do realize it is a much larger phone with a few more bells & whistles , but it also has a larger battery

size wise anyway. It is an AWESOME phone but does have a few LARGE draw backs considering the price everyone paid I for one feel cheated, so far money not well spent, Verizon should (but won't) extend the return policy time to 1 yr.

to give them time to redeem themselves & prove to the consumer customers how fine a phone / LTE network can be.

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AZSALUKI
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yeah....and they knew this was going to be an issue. i'm going to get one next week and will try to talk the sales guy into 1/2 off of the extended battery. it's a a beast and i've never liked extended batteries, but i don't see any other way.

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PJNC284
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Maybe it should've been ALL HTC Android devices are notorious for battery life less than their competitors.  Eris, Hero, Evo, Incredible, Thunderbolt.  N1 wasn't exactly stellar either.

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TBhouston
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change display to 15-20% during the day and not auto.. 4.3 inches is kind of a lot.

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B33
Sr. Leader

Here's a accouple Lyncs that might help with the Battery issues on the T-Bolt give them a try an see if they may extend the battery Life.

 

http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-thunderbolt/68763-thunderbolt-battery-complaints-tips-tricks.htm...

 

 

http://www.androidcentral.com/manually-turn-lte-htc-thunderbolt-forums

 

 

http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-thunderbolt/70282-how-turn-off-lte.html

 

 

The last Lync read Very Carefully an this is Done at your own risk if you feel you can't do this Don't Attempt it. 

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Ann154
Expert
That last link isn't scary. I had to use that code to fix the "50% without signal" bug several times on my DROID Eris.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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IwannaSeeMore
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"change display to 15-20% during the day and not auto.. 4.3 inches is kind of a lot."

 I agree  I was able to determine that 80% of my power draw was from the display.

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annoni
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I've had my tbolt for almost 2 wks. Until today I have been getting 24 hrs on a charge and actually use the phone (phone calls while on 4g internet, playing with the mobile hot spot <mhs is a battery hog>). Yesterday I downloaded qik and played with bitbop (pretty cool tv app) and maybe a few other apps.

 

This morning the phone was dead. I completely charged the battery and took the phone to church @ 8:40a. By 11:30a the charge level was down to 15%.


I charged the battery again after church (again making sure the it was fully charged) removed the phone from the charger @ 3:45p. By 8:30p, the remaining charge was < 15% and I hadn't used the phone (left it on my desk while doing other stuff). Must be some runaway process draining the battery?
 

 

BTW: I live in Vegas and have been really happy with the 4g speed. A friend has an evo and we were in a restaurant in Henderson. We d/l a speed test app and each ran the test. His speed was less than 1 Mb (we verified his phn was in 4g mode), mine was greater than 10. I have been running the test all over Vegas (inside the 215 loop entirely so far... that may make some sense to locals) and the lowest speed I have posted is greater than 9Mb. For me the speeds have been on the high end of the 5-12Mb range VZW promises. 

 

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