Friday, October 29, 2010

Accepting mediocrity

Got a new Chick Magnet this week: a Droid X phone.

So far, I like it. But it's a battery suck.

Seriously, it'll kill a battery by lunch.

And, when I mentioned this to a Droid user, he said, "Yeah, that's just how it is. You'll get used to it."

"But, my BlackBerry didn't do that," I protested.

I was told to change the settings so that I didn't have it monitoring email all day. Although my BlackBerry did that without a problem.

I was told to run an app that turned off all the other apps. Although my BlackBerry didn't need to do that.

I was told that the app that turns off other apps is a drain and I needed to turn it off. I was too busy getting my mind around that to even think about my BlackBerry.

Now, there are lots of things I like about the Droid. But the way it kills a battery is a problem. So far, everything about the Droid is awesome. Except the battery life. It's mediocre at best.

I'm told to accept it. If I had voted for Barack Obama, I'd have a much easier time accepting mediocrity.

But I didn't. And I don't.

1 comment:

  1. Basil, when I first got mine, I had the auto-sync set. It might have lasted three hours at best because I couldn't keep my grubbies off of it. I still run Seesmic for Twitter and Facebook all day, I just do not sync my e-mails all day long. When I want to check it, I just sync then. My battery lasts about 30 hours between charges now, if I don't talk all day. I can get about seven hours of talk time out of one full charge.


Please choose a Profile in "Comment as" or sign your name to Anonymous comments. Comment policy