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#1 Elliot B.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 15:52

I would run GPS tracking software 24/7 :D And Coverage Map.

Maybe I would have an animated wallpaper.

Also, perhaps I would make my phone record audio constantly (maybe an auto-prune at 500 MB). Not sure why - could be useful at some point!


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 16:06

Run my entire house off batteries :p

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Constant Wifi, max brightness (unless using in a dark room) Screen set to never turn off

#3 tsupersonic

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 16:11

On my phone, not much different, except have bluetooth and NFC on all the time. I have GPS and mobile data enabled at all times, and I get 12-14 hours based on my current usage (~1.5 hr. screen time, 100-150 texts/day, phone calls vary from 5 mins/day - 2 hrs/day). I'd say that's pretty good battery life.

On my tablet, I leave everything enabled, and I can usually go 1-2 full days.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 19:07

I'd run a full desktop OS. Some desktop Linux, perhaps, but most likely Windows 8. Kind of like xpPhone, because all mobile eco-systems are total bags of shyte.

#5 Nayos

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 19:08

I wouldn't charge my phone

#6 tsupersonic

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 19:34

Constant Wifi, max brightness (unless using in a dark room) Screen set to never turn off

WiFi will consumer less power than your mobile data radios, so it's beneficial to have WiFi for power-savings (and possibly speed benefits).

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 19:52

WiFi will consumer less power than your mobile data radios, so it's beneficial to have WiFi for power-savings (and possibly speed benefits).


Ah my droid is a tablet so no radios :)

#8 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 19:56

I generally do not worry about my battery life however, if i knew it would never go dead I would probably keep BT and GPS on all the time. as well as my screen brightness all the way up.

#9 +Lingwo

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 17:33

I don't usually worry about battery life on anything but my phone.
So i think the only thing i'd do is run the brightness turned up a bit more.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 17:34

Run folding@home 24/7

#11 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:50

I don't usually worry about battery life on anything but my phone.
So i think the only thing i'd do is run the brightness turned up a bit more.

This is in the mobile section, so I mean phones...

#12 Arceles

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:52

Well... I would play games without worriying about going low on battery

#13 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:54

Well... I would play games without worriying about going low on battery

My question is - would you play more games on it?

#14 Max Norris

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 13:11

Hasn't really ever been an issue for me on both my phone (N 900) or tablet (Fire HD). Just doesn't get a lot of use and have yet to stress about battery life.. calls, minor GPS or Office use on the phone, don't even use bluetooth. Light reading and the occasional SSH/RDP session on the tablet, once in a long while I'll fire up HBO Go, that's about it. Neither one does what I really need them to do for mobile work, most of the "heavy lifting" is done by a laptop.

If battery life wasn't an issue I'd get a Surface Pro and ditch the laptop entirely in a heartbeat, give the Android to my daughter who'd probably get a lot more entertainment value out of it than I do. Doesn't last long enough though and batteries (as far as I know) aren't swappable, so a little skeptical about using it for work purposes. Still eventually getting one though for home use if anything.

#15 MikeChipshop

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 13:13

Not a lot different really.
I pretty much always return home several times a day if i happen to be out so always time for charging (i work from home).

This means i always have brightness up full as well as always have WiFi on etc.



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