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    Mercury Battery Life

    I was wondering what kind of battery life people are getting on a full charge. According to the battery callibration app that I am using I am getting only about 17 to 22 hours on a full charge. I always wonder how they figure that you get 300+ hours of standby time. I'm guessing that is without anything really turned on. Thanks.

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    Standby is just leaving your phone locked. Lol. What you should do is turn off GPS wifi Bluetooth and especially DATA 'internet' when you aren't using it. The data off saves alot of battery and it stops ads on games to stop using ur precious data lol. Lets say you wanna play angrybirds? Turn off your internet and play away! Lets say you are just locking your phone but you aren't using the internet (Pandora, downloading) then turn off your data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salas View Post
    Standby is just leaving your phone locked. Lol. What you should do is turn off GPS wifi Bluetooth and especially DATA 'internet' when you aren't using it. The data off saves alot of battery and it stops ads on games to stop using ur precious data lol. Lets say you wanna play angrybirds? Turn off your internet and play away! Lets say you are just locking your phone but you aren't using the internet (Pandora, downloading) then turn off your data.

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    While I agree with some of this advice, turning data off seems silly to me. The phone is an information hub and without data, it's just a phone. Whats the point of push email if your data is off? Facebook and twitter updates? Ebay auction monitoring? this list goes on. Data off negates the point of a smart phone, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woof View Post
    While I agree with some of this advice, turning data off seems silly to me. The phone is an information hub and without data, it's just a phone. Whats the point of push email if your data is off? Facebook and twitter updates? Ebay auction monitoring? this list goes on. Data off negates the point of a smart phone, IMO.
    I also agree. But do you ever just unlock ur phone or stay at your homescreen and look at your 3G sending and receiving data and you aren't doing anything? And nothing is syncing? And as far as Facebook just get text notifications. I'm not saying you have to but I'm a huge Facebook freak but my internet is off when my phone is locked. And i can go through the whole day without charging even on my ascend 1

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    I get about 24 hours on a full charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papasmurf520 View Post
    I get about 24 hours on a full charge.
    Same here, I get good battery usage out of this phone. I bought one for my son and he is experiencing about 24 hours on a full charge as well.

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    Yup 24 hours here too.

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    When I check battery usage/cell standby, I am repeatedly seeing a lot of time without signal (in areas with decent coverage). Sometimes as much as 70%!! That seems to account for most of my battery usage. Anybody else seeing this?

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    I plug in when using Tethering (obviously) ..but I can go 8-12 hours using only 18% to 24% of my Battery just on standby without any incoming or out going calls (I don't really use my phone much); I'm happy !! 24 hours should be easy if you don't burn it up...

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    My phone has been unplugged for 24 hrs and with moderate to heavyish use i'm still at 26%

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    About 24hrs here with a Live Wallpaper running... Used my phone today as a Wi-Fi HotSpot for a friend to connect their iPod touch to so they could update a move they did playing a game with me :-)

 

 

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