What's with the battery life on smartphones?
I’ve been with Boost Mobile for about three years and have no major complaints. They’re getting rid of their Nextel towers, so anyone with a Nextel phone has to switch before June. Of course, I had a Nextel phone, so this weekend I went out and got a new phone.
My last phone was the Motorola i1. It was actually a pretty crappy phone in the grand scheme of things. It froze up, I had to take the battery out for it to turn off, my signal was slowly dwindling, and the internet speed was awful (it wasn’t 3G). However, the good part is that I could go a day to a day-and-a-half without charging it, even if I used it a lot (which I do).
This time around I got the Kyocera Hydro. Out of all the Boost phones, it got the best reviews (4.5 stars). And it’s waterproof, which is pretty cool. I absolutely love the phone, but the battery life isn’t so great. I took it off the charger this morning at 9AM and it got down to 70% by noon, and I barely even used it! I pushed my eco-mode up to 70% to see if that would help with battery life, so we’ll see. I don’t have any apps running, so that’s not the issue. I looked back at the reviews, and battery life is the only thing people are complaining about.
It’s a SmartPhone, and I hear the battery life actually gets before after the first week or so. Is this true?
My husband says to just buy a car charger and charge it multiple times during the day. BUT it also seems to take a long time to charge. It took about three hours to go from 3% to 80% charged last night. That was the first time I charged it and I was playing with it the whole time, so that may have something to do with it, but I don’t want to get a car charger if it won’t charge it quick enough.
For those of you with SmartPhones, any advice? Do you have to recharge in the middle of the day?
I’m just trying to figure out if it’s worth keeping it. It seems all the Android phones have battery life complaints, so I don’t want to get an inferior phone with worse reviews if the battery life is going to remain the same.
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