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2012-03-19 04:39 PM
On one day (two weeks ago) I found my phone become really hot and its battery dropped to only about 1x%, I rebooted the phone immediately but the battery was still drained completely shortly after.
After that day the battery keeps draining very quickly no matter what I have done:
- lowering the display brightness
- turning off Wifi
- disabling data traffic
- turning on flight mode
- disabling auto-sync
- calibrating the battery
- formatting the SD card
- even doing a factory reset / repair / upgrade in PCC
I am really desperated and have tried to use a different battery that I seldom use, but still it doesn't help - the battery still drains quickly.
There is something strange about the battery: it discharges very quickly but when the battery dropped to 1%, it can last for quite a long time (up to several hours, depending on my usage).
There is also a problem with the celluar network - sometimes it is difficult to establish a 3G connection after I re-enable the data traffic; the "H" sign in the notification bar doesn't appear and when I try to search for the network provided, nothing shows up or there are error telling me my SIM card doesn't allow me to connect to the network or there is a error when searching for networks.
Is there anything else that I can do? There is still a month till my warranty expires, should I directly take my phone to do a repair instead?
Sorry for my English and I thank you for your help in advance!
Model: Xperia Neo (MT15i)
Android Version: 2.3.4
Build Number: 4.0.1.A.0.283
Baseband version: 8x55A-AAABQOAZM-203028D-64
Kernel version: 18.104.22.168-perf SEMCUser@SEMCHost#1
The 1% in battery can last for a long time
Battery drains very quickly even I leave it idle when I am sleeping
2012-03-19 05:54 PM
indeed its really bad ,
go to settings > wireless nd networks > mobile networks > network mode > gsm only..
try this , you wont be able to use 3g in this but try and notice the battery..
also , charge your phone to a 100% , emove the battery for 15 minutes , re-insert it , and agin charge...
2012-03-19 06:00 PM
slim, switching to gsm helps to people who have poor battery life and they want to increase it
but in this case
hey, may i know what these numbers are at the top left corner of the screen ??
some battery saver app monitoring your batter?? if yes then just uninstall it right away
2012-03-19 06:24 PM
Thanks everyone, I will try these
And yes, it is a battery monitor app called "Badass Battery", I will try to uninstall it and see if that helps too
I am going to bed as it is now 1:20am in Hong Kong.
Thank you for your guys' help again
2012-03-21 11:39 AM
Just posting to let you know I'm monitoring this thread and that I'm looking forward to hear from you again. Johan's suggestion is a very good next step to take. Let us know!
2012-03-21 05:22 PM
Hello all, I have tried Johan's suggestion but unfortunately it seems that the battery still drains very quickly.
I am thinking about buying a new battery to see if it works.
2012-03-21 05:24 PM
no dont just buy a new battery....
battery is not faulty , i doubt it....
try this \/
update your phone with this..
this is an official sony software so don't worry..
and if it says your phone is up-to-date click on install anyway..
this will delete all the phone's data so backup all your files first..
how to backup..!!
download any one of the file on your computer . ( if you download this directly on your phone , it will be easy , if not then download on your computer )
after downloading it , follow these steps
http://talk.sonyericsson.com/message/130376#130376 from step 2 onwards..
if this does not helps , go to a service centre nearby and ask them to give you a spare battery for a day or two.. but try updating first..
2012-03-21 05:27 PM
You should not have to buy a new one.
Since you write that you've already tried to factory reset and repair the software I suggest you go back to the store with the phone and see what they say about it. They might lend you a different battery/charger so you can confirm if the problem lies with the phone, battery or even charger.