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    I'm not buying the battery "settling in" either. And don't forget folks...do NOT put the Droid in a case with a magnet. That means no old BB cases and none with magnet closures. It puts the Droid in "Car" or "Home" mode, turning the screen on and DEVASTATING your battery.



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    The battery life on the Eris is pretty poor, for the day I had the Droid it was about the same thing, I kinda feel like the Eris has a little less of talk time but not much, they both lasted about half a day for me

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    What kinda VZW signal are you guys getting where you use your Droids/Eris? I have had an Eris since friday and love it. But my battery life is crap. I'm getting 8 to 9 hours if I'm lucky. My apartment is in a weak VZW signal area and its seems to be killing my battery life. At work I have a pretty strong signal and seem to get better battery life. I'm not using the phone that heavy. Some web browsing, Twitter checking once an hour and some texting. I have wifi, gps, and bluetooth all turned off. My Storm1 battery would last a heck of a lot longer in the same area and situations. I wonder if the Droid pulls in a stronger radio signal because I love the Eris but hate the battery life!



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    Quote Originally Posted by silliybilly View Post
    What kinda VZW signal are you guys getting where you use your Droids/Eris? I have had an Eris since friday and love it. But my battery life is crap. I'm getting 8 to 9 hours if I'm lucky. My apartment is in a weak VZW signal area and its seems to be killing my battery life. At work I have a pretty strong signal and seem to get better battery life. I'm not using the phone that heavy. Some web browsing, Twitter checking once an hour and some texting. I have wifi, gps, and bluetooth all turned off. My Storm1 battery would last a heck of a lot longer in the same area and situations. I wonder if the Droid pulls in a stronger radio signal because I love the Eris but hate the battery life!
    Reports are saying the signal/radio is strong on the Droid. You should be pulling as good, if not better signals than your Storm. A weak signal will definitely put a strain on the battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    The reason I ask is so far battery life seems pretty piss poor on my eris. The first day it lasted 5 hours the second day a tad better. Granted I am using it a bit but.really no more than a normal smartphone. I read a post in a HTC forum saying HTC says it will take several days for the battery to.set in. Not a big believer in that but I guess we will see
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    It's called battery conditioning. It is the reason why most devices with rechargable LiION/LiPo batteries usually have a dire warning "Do not use until battery is fully charged" - also the reason most manufacturers recommend doing a full discharge/charge cycle the first several times the device is charged.

    IMHO, it's not AS important as they make it out to be; but properly conditioning the battery can still lead to longer life overall.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TemperamentalMan View Post
    Reports are saying the signal/radio is strong on the Droid. You should be pulling as good, if not better signals than your Storm. A weak signal will definitely put a strain on the battery.
    I can confirm this. I have been using the Droid in a room with thick concrete walls that I never got signal in with the Storm 1 or 2. In this room I can still use data just fine!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave12308 View Post
    It's called battery conditioning. It is the reason why most devices with rechargable LiION/LiPo batteries usually have a dire warning "Do not use until battery is fully charged" - also the reason most manufacturers recommend doing a full discharge/charge cycle the first several times the device is charged.

    IMHO, it's not AS important as they make it out to be; but properly conditioning the battery can still lead to longer life overall.
    Yes, I've heard of this too. When I first got the Droid, I charged it for 30 minutes in the car so I could use it while I was out. I used it for 2 hours non stop after that and used about a .25 of the battery - great. Now after two days it seems a little iffy because I still haven't let it fully drain before charging it. They say you should let it completely die and fully charge a couple times to get the most out of it on a regular basis.

    Yes the Droid is a more active phone, but the battery is also bigger too. I think if the battery is cycled properly it will be better than it already is. Android software is good at managing memory from what I hear and probably is just as good at power management.

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    I've been running my Droid since Friday and it will last me a full day with moderate use. But I plan on investing on a car charger though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyGrubz View Post
    I can confirm this. I have been using the Droid in a room with thick concrete walls that I never got signal in with the Storm 1 or 2. In this room I can still use data just fine!



    Yes, I've heard of this too. When I first got the Droid, I charged it for 30 minutes in the car so I could use it while I was out. I used it for 2 hours non stop after that and used about a .25 of the battery - great. Now after two days it seems a little iffy because I still haven't let it fully drain before charging it. They say you should let it completely die and fully charge a couple times to get the most out of it on a regular basis.

    Yes the Droid is a more active phone, but the battery is also bigger too. I think if the battery is cycled properly it will be better than it already is. Android software is good at managing memory from what I hear and probably is just as good at power management.
    I agree. I now get full 5 bars where I would get 3-4 on my Storms. Is the Storm battery the same size as the Droid's? (Not in dimensions of course.)

    My dropped to 30% pretty fast today but I'm still messing with it too much.

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