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Re: alternatives are limited
said by Somnambul33t:
I do use google voice, but until i can have an android smartphone that gets a full-day's charge with normal use while keeping the data connection on, it's simply a niche. I dont know anyone with a half-way decent android phone that can keep data on all day without a charger and have battery left to go out after work. I know some heavy iphone users in the same boat.
I use txting b/c i can turn my 3G/LTE data connection off to save battery but still use take and rec calls and txts over the much less hungry voice network.
You're in luck.
I have the Razr Maxx (which has the same battery as the HD), and no, it can't keep the charge all day. If I keep anything running on the phone all day, I will need a charge in 5-6 hours. Even with this phone, I'm stuck either charging it midday, or carrying a portable battery with me, or just closing any app that maintains a data connection (Google Voice, Skype, or similar).
A data connection with the screen in sleep mode with the screen off, or a data connection with the screen on and you using it the entire time?
If you're claiming the former then it sounds like you either have a defective device or some other kind of problem. If you mean the latter then maybe you should give your phone a break every few hours.
I mean I use it to check Facebook and such once every 20-30 minutes. Other times the screen is off, but the phone is not in sleep mode because that would make it not ring. And it's not the particulal phone, because I replaced the first one I had after the screen broke. Because the apps like Google voice depend on a non-stop connection so it can notify you when someone calls/texts/etc. it means they constantly keep the processor running and the data connection open. The phone also heats up a lot due to this.