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.
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
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.
Originally Posted by silliybilly
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.
Originally Posted by Bryan
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.
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!
Originally Posted by TemperamentalMan
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.
Originally Posted by Dave12308
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'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.
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.)
Originally Posted by TommyGrubz
My dropped to 30% pretty fast today but I'm still messing with it too much.
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