Motorola DROID Bionic Battery Life Snapped in Photos

August 26, 2011
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    One of the crucial questions regarding the Motorola DROID Bionic that has had no reliable answer yet is the question about its battery life. That’s about to change–from recently leaked photos of the DROID Bionic’s battery meter, we just may get a fairly reliable view of the device’s battery life.

    A tipster sent to Droid Life photos showing the DROID Bionic’s battery meter at various battery levels. The source mentioned that the photos were taken under various levels of use–mostly moderate use.

    One of the images shows that the DROID Bionic’s battery dropped to 50% of its capacity after 19 hours. The image, however, does not tell us whether the device was heavily used prior to the 50% level. It does show, instead, that the DROID Bionic was hooked up to a 4G connection when it hit the 50% mark.

    Another image shows the battery level at 15% and with 4G still on. About 25 hours have elapsed before the DROID Bionic reached this battery level. Again, the image does not indicate the actual usage level (i.e., whether heavy, moderate, light, or on standby), although it still shows a 4G connection.

    Droid Life‘s tipster, however, did note that before the DROID Bionic hit the 60% mark, it was on a 3G connection and under moderate use. The image shows that in that usage scenario, the DROID Bionic eats up 40% of its power within a 15-hour period. I don’t know what’s your take on that, but it looks perfectly decent to me.

    A lot of eagerly waiting DROID Bionic fans are expecting much-improved battery performance on a device that they’ve waited nearly 8 months for. In the absence of official word from Motorola, these leaked photos are the next best thing.

    Do you think the DROID Bionic’s battery performance shown on these leaked photos is worth all the wait?

    Image credit: Droid Life

    Comments

    • Dave Wolff

      It looks like it was idle most of the time. Unless it has the most power efficient display on any android phone, 4% battery usage looks like the screen was off for 99% of the time.

    • Anonymous

      Just put this thing up for pre-order and let me get one.

    • Anonymous

      It looks like they just let it sit around. The display should be a higher usage percentage if the phone was actively being used.Cell standby (because of 4G) and phone idle would use the most batter then display, voice calls and then your apps. The display was most definitely off most of the time. The fact that cell standby is such a high percentage leads me to believe that not only did they let the phone just sit on a desk all day but also that it was connected to 4G for most of that time period. I still believe that this battery is going to be pretty good. I buy an extra battery for my phones anyways. They’re cheap enough. Most people should do the same.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=752257878 Anonymous

      Yeah, screen was obviously turned off most of the time. Not really a good representation of actual usage.

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