Originally Posted by heatofamatch
For most of the year, I've struggled with a hideous battery drain issue on my proper android phone (a Sony of recent vintage). I think I've isolated the source of power draw - the cell radio is just incredibly hungry on this particular network. If I'm streaming radio, sometimes the battery wears down from 100% to under 15% in 3 hours, and it needs 1.5A current from an external battery to charge successfully. The only way I know of curing this, short of experimenting with other telcos, is to tether to another phone via bluetooth (wifi is just as bad), but then that interferes with this Sony phone's ability to hold any other bluetooth connections.
I know that's a rant, but I just wanted to explain, that's why I've had to scramble to un-converge
all the things I thought I could converge onto one phone. I'm bitter about convergence right now, I blame Sony, and if I were a professional troll, I'd say Sony made a lemon on purpose.
I have the same problem with my phone. My solutions:
1. Pocket of 3 replacement batteries for the phone, to be all used up in one day and 3 universal pin chargers at home to charge them back up at night
2. Permanent external battery tether system: I carry my phone in a hip pouch, with the opening up top to insert my headphones and a hole I made down the bottom to insert the USB cable for an external charger. And I need two of these to last the day
When I answer the phone I pull the phone up and the charge cable just comes up with it like I'm using an old school landline phone
All in all the experience is not dissimilar to a player / DAC+amp stack
I wish they made a phone that's thick as a brick with a huge integrated battery that would actually last the day (and require a 5A charger or something to charge back up for the night...) Would be harder to slip out of your pocket too
like how I lost my first S4 months ago Edited by Joe Bloggs - 11/25/13 at 6:45pm