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battery life

doggie

Apr 25, 2007, 11:40 AM
Is the battery life better than the K1m? My krzr is lousy on batter other than that I like the phone.
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DeWalt

Apr 25, 2007, 2:01 PM
I haven't used a KRZR, so I don't have first hand experience, but the battery capacity on KRZR and Ve are about the same I think. The Ve might be a little worse since it has more features and bigger displays I would guess.
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The Rever

Apr 25, 2007, 5:52 PM
I gave my Maxx a full charge last night, played around with it a little (settings, etc.) and turned it off. Full battery showed.

Turned it on this morning and made about, oh, an hours worth of calls, maybe an hour and a half, and it's down to one. Yikes!

I'm used to an LG 8300, so this is quite the wake up call. Darn...
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CaptJeff

Apr 25, 2007, 7:15 PM
After you fully deep cycle a new LiIon Battery about 4-5 times, the capacity seems to reach it's max. I wouldn't worry yet!
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ChocoTaco369

May 3, 2007, 10:46 PM
Yes, this is true. Batteries need to break in. I hate it when people charge the phone once, say "oops, the battery life sucks" and returns it. It's downright stupid. My E815, the first few times, lasted 1-2 days between charges. It's 2 years later and it lasts 3-4 days...and I live in a fringe area. Batteries need a week or two of straight draining and charging to reach their potential. If your battery is lasting 1-2 days right out of the box, expect it to last 2-4 a month from now.
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cboh4x4

Apr 25, 2007, 2:02 PM
We just picked these up yesterday and so far the battery is not looking too promising. Charged for about 4 hours will try overnight charge tonight and will see what gives.
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doggie

Apr 25, 2007, 4:14 PM
thanks for your response I can tell you the krzr is in need of charge everynight moto said it was good for only 8 hrs standby
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CardinalRule

Apr 25, 2007, 4:20 PM
I bought the RAZR Maxx on Sunday and it had one bar. I made a 15 min. call and took a couple pics and it died. Charged it fully. Then made one, 1 hr. long phone call, sent 7 text messages, took a few pics and it DIED.

Maybe I got a dud, but I took it back (it had another problem with the camera w/ flash on) and got another one. That one kept restarting on me so I took that one back and went back to my old phone. Two duds and having to pay full-retail was just too much for me to handle. I don't know if the first one was indicative of the battery, but if it was then it was terrible. I'll wait a few months to see how this phone fares and maybe pick it up again down the road.
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blue2kzr2

May 3, 2007, 6:19 AM
No, the first one probably wasn't indicitave of the battery. The manual most likely says that full capacity isn't reached until 4-5 charge cycles have been completed. I thought it would also suggest charging for 12-24 hours prior to first use but the manual from my E815 doesn't.
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RLK

May 2, 2007, 11:15 PM
Battery indicator has issues! Like some other Motorolas from the past, you have to reboot the phone to get a proper reading. If your battery goes down real fast, reboot and check. Hopefully they will release an update to resolve this issue.
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ChocoTaco369

May 3, 2007, 10:49 PM
To all you guys that buy the phone, use the battery up once, get pissy and return the phone: it takes 4-5 cycles for the battery to warm up! To those that have returned the phone thinking it's a "dud", the only dud around here is you. Batteries need to have a break-in period like nearly everything else you buy. Before your battery works properly, you will have to drain and charge it for probably 1-2 weeks. My E815 only lasted a day or two when I bought it. I get 3-4 days now - 2 years down the road - and I live in a fringe area.
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r0yeah

May 4, 2007, 11:32 AM
What would you say about customers that say the complete opposite?
I get it time after time;
"My phone, the first few weeks lasted me 5 days or so before I needed to charge it." They go on to say that they even used it more then. Now they are lucky if they get 1-2 days without even using it much

Any thoughts anyone?
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ChocoTaco369

May 4, 2007, 10:59 PM
It means one of three things:

1.) They got a dud (least likely)

2.) They are charging it improperly. This is more likely. You should always let a battery drain fully before recharging it. Even if the manufacturer says it doesn't suffer from "memory loss," it's a good idea to use it completely and charge it often.

4.) They're just making up an excuse to return the phone so you stop questioning them. I have no doubt this happens quite frequently.

3.) They're idiots. This is the most likely scenario. Most people walking around the street are oblivious to anything and everything. They simply don't know how to keep track of time. The battery life dropped faster the second time around because they had bluetooth on, they were ...
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ChocoTaco369

May 4, 2007, 10:59 PM
Yes, I did just write the above message 1,2,4,3 🙄
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blue2kzr2

May 4, 2007, 2:36 PM
I actually reached a "record" with my E-815 just this week. I charged it Sunday night, didn't put it on charge again until Thursday night (and it was only down 1 "bar"), and I leave the BT on and connected to my headset all day, which usually drains it faster. I have the extended-life battery also.
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r0yeah

May 5, 2007, 8:57 AM
When I had the LG-vx9800 'the V'. I would watch full length movies on my phone. talk on it for a few hours a day. (with bluetooth) play some games on it from get it now. text about 20 messages a day and still charge it every 5 days. I also had the extended battery. 😎
Now I have the EnV, it's a smaller phone, better camera, but it's not even close to a few days with not much use.
☚ī¸
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ChocoTaco369

May 5, 2007, 6:43 PM
Think about it though. You're comparing a RAZR to the giant V. the point of the RAZR is to be THIN. that means it uses a small capacity battery. Look, it's as simple as this:

- If you want good battery life, buy a bulky phone
- If you want a small phone, accept lower battery life

You are comparing a phone that is a brick to a phone that is ultra-thin. Do you really except similar battery life?

Some of you guys need to understand what you are purchasing. You are purchasing a phone that is made to be compact. You have to sacrifice power for compactness. Think about the baby laptops out there. Do you expect a hardcore gaming machine with a 10" screen? If you do, you're a fool. Small items are made for portability and good l...
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scotiez

May 19, 2007, 10:57 PM
This is my second Maxx ve. The first one i bought and charged it up, and it was dead in a day and a half. I would charge it up and it would never last longer then 1 1/2 days. I called tech support and they told me to take it back to the store and switch it for another one. I charged up the new one and im now on my 3rd day with 3/4 battery power left. I can already see this one is much better then the 1st one i had. So far i am loving the maxx.
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The Rever

May 20, 2007, 10:42 AM
Wow. That's excellent.

How much have you used your phone over those three days? Do you turn it off at night?

I'm averaging about a couple of days. Everything on my Maxx works, so I'm reluctant to exchange it.
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scotiez

May 20, 2007, 11:47 AM
I leave my phone turned on 24/7. I have talked about an hour each day on it. I have also used the Vcast some and i check my account over the phone also. I do this everyday to keep track of things. Right now im on my 3rd day again and i have 2 bars left. That will last me all day unless i talk alot on it today. I will probably recharge it tonight so i know i have power for tomorrow. The 1st maxx i had i would be down to 2 bars by the end of the 1st day or right away at the start of the second day. Then it would be dead half way though the 2nd day.
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