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Does anybody know if the G-sensor is impacting battery life? Like if I move the phone around a lot, does that decrease battery life?

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Hi,

Had my Compact IV for about a week now - still finding the battery life appalling! I unplugged from its charger it at 7:30 this morning, charged it for 45 minutes in the car on the way to work - and it's down to 10% already.

It's set for push email, but that's it. It hasn't used any GPS are anything clever.

It hasn't received any call at all either.

Using S2U, with all the backlight set to minimum delay etc.

So it look like it'll only last about 7 hours - which is useless!!!!!

I'm still running the ROM it came with.

Are any of the other ROM any less battery hungry?

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Hi,

Had my Compact IV for about a week now - still finding the battery life appalling! I unplugged from its charger it at 7:30 this morning, charged it for 45 minutes in the car on the way to work - and it's down to 10% already.

It's set for push email, but that's it. It hasn't used any GPS are anything clever.

It hasn't received any call at all either.

Using S2U, with all the backlight set to minimum delay etc.

So it look like it'll only last about 7 hours - which is useless!!!!!

I'm still running the ROM it came with.

Are any of the other ROM any less battery hungry?

Thanks
Matthew

I gave up on the Compact IV for that very reason. A debrand and ROM upgrade helped, but not drastically.
But there are a few things to try.
Firstly, turn of 3g, it's a battery killer. If you're using push to get emails in the background, you don't really need it anyway.
2nd, turn of Bluetooth and WiFi if they're not being used.
Finally, try uninstalling S2U. It has serious battery drain issues with some phones (but strangely, some are perfectly OK).

If that still doesn't get through the day, you only options are to change the phone, or settle for extra or extended batteries.
Unfortunately the custom design of the IV back cover limits your options for this.

Personally, if the phone was bought retail & new, and especially on a lengthy contract, I'd return it as being unfit for purpose, before you get stuck with something that's never going to meet your needs. If not, always carry a spare charge lead and battery!

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I'm still running the ROM it came with.

Are any of the other ROM any less battery hungry?

Thanks
Matthew


Some Compact IV's are still being supplied with ROM v 1.37 and Radio 1.00.03. Both of these are seriously out of date and both cause much greater battery drain. Paradoxically, repaired Compact IVs are being returned with ROM 1.93 installed, but T-Mo have not released this to it's customers.

A decent ROM and Radio and judicous useage should see a marked improvement, but to acheive this you would need to install HArdSPL and install a different ROM, which would theoretically invalidate your warranty.

I use my HTC Diamond lightly as a phone- about 10 minutes calls per day, 3 to 4 SMS messages and Push Email/Calendar with about 50 new/modified entries per day. I also use it for about 20 minutes web browsing and 3G is on all the time. I'm getting 2-3 days on a charge at present. When it was new, I was lucky to get one day.

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Definitely look at a Radio upgrade. Firmware wouldn't do any harm, and will make some applications run quicker and easier.

Here’s the guide...

http://forum.xda-dev...ad.php?t=416211

I am using the SwiftBL ROM. Dutty’s is more extreme version (more free memory, etc), but I find it too different from the basic ROM.

http://forum.xda-dev...ad.php?t=408109

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My Diamond battery life last from 8am - 9pm with data connection always on. B)

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All Brits here? Hailing from America or at least a territory of it.

I always have a data connection on, but then again, the US Sprint version of the HTC Touch Diamond runs at the 800Mhz frequency on EV-DO, not 2100. So I guess using a lower frequency that part doesn't eat as much of my battery life as a higher frequency doese. I also noticed that the Diamonds here comes with a 1340mah battery instead of the 950mah on the non US versions. But the catch is that the increased battery has to also deal with the increased RAM on the Diamond versions here, which is 288mb over the 192mb used on the non Sprint versions.

Despite the 1340mah battery, its still horrible so I keep a 1200mah battery that manages to fit the phone. Actually that battery is for the AT&T Fuze, which is one of the three US versions of the Touch Pro in another name. I also keep micro USB cables off the USB hubs on my PCs and laptops, and even on my car, so I recharge and recharge often. Its a good thing that the phone can charge off from that without the need of a proprietary charger. I actually never used the charger that came with the box. In fact, the phone will recharge off the USB hub even if the PC that is connected to the hub is not on, so long as the hub has its own power supply.

I tend to use my phone rather lightly. I tend to message and email more. But when I start browsing, I can do that for half an hour. Maybe more, since I can browse while eating an entire meal.

One way to increase battery life is to disable automatic push email, as well as automatic updates on the news reader. One day, I had the phone fully charged and placed it on my side pouch. An hour later, the phone is all warm and half the battery is drained when I picked up the phone. During that time it turned out, the RSS newsreader that came with the phone starting updating automatically well over the nearly two to three hundred sites I subscribed.

I would also suggest disabling the automatic weather updates. Like email and news, turn the weather updates to manual.

If you go wifi, it would drain your battery faster because wifi runs at least a 2.4GHz frequency or higher. I almost never Wifi without plugging in my usb cable to the phone to charge its battery.

Edited by drillbit, 05 April 2009 - 11:49 AM.

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Agreed- and step 8 may be true in theory, but as the device in WCDMA mode will keep hunting for GSM in a weak signal area (and there are LOTS of those) the battery will be hammered. For best battery keep it in GSM mode, no question :(


It's not true! Read this from xda-developer:


"
# Battery: 900 mAh mAh rechargeable Li-polymer battery Standby time: Up to 396 hours for WCDMA Up to 285 hours for GSM
# Talk time: Up to 270 minutes for WCDMA Up to 330 minutes for GSM"

battery-htcdiamond

and here

http://www.htc.com/m...1...80&id=54706

Edited by sucro, 27 February 2010 - 11:20 PM.

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Is anyone having battery life problems? mine has lasted from 730am today untill 6.30pm with not much use other than a few texts. not even any data use. is it worth sacrificing the thickness and going for the extended battery?



Yes, I agree. It is really boring, but it is so because of all running functions and aplications. I have solved my problem. I bought an extra battery that helps me a lot. Have you tought about that solution? 

Edited by AlleP, 03 June 2014 - 09:24 AM.

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