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fireslguk
09-05-2006, 06:21 PM
After 2 charges not happy with Battery duration, so are now doing a test.
The test comprises of not using but phone being kept on.

Charged Battery for 16 hrs whilst phone switched off. (3rd Charge)

Disconnected 1600hrs 08th May from charge - Battery Level = 7 Bars (Max)

Checked Level 1900hrs 9th May = Battery Level = 7 Bars (Still on Max Level)



Battery Duration so far 1 day 3 hrs and still Got Power !

Dr, Who?
09-05-2006, 07:02 PM
I assume no WLAN radio and 3G/GPRS turned off?

fireslguk
09-05-2006, 07:48 PM
I assume no WLAN radio and 3G/GPRS turned off?


3G i assume is on as states 3G under signal strength.

My WLAN is not in searching mode.

Battery Level Still showing 7 Bar (Full)

Dr, Who?
10-05-2006, 07:04 AM
So the standby times are looking pretty good already, unless the power dives quickly from here on. Any easy way of accessing the call time, without costing you a fortune?

gaxor
10-05-2006, 08:07 AM
So far in my experience (5 days with N80) it is the WLan that drains the battery quickly. If you are using Wifi functions battery starts to drain within 3 hours

Gary

fireslguk
10-05-2006, 04:31 PM
Checked Battery today 1700 hrs = Battery Level (7 Bars Max)

so far lasting 2 days 1 hr

fireslguk
11-05-2006, 04:55 PM
Checked Level 1800 hrs 11th May = Battery Level = 4 Bars (Dropped a bit today)

Phone has not been used at all. Just Slider to check Batt Level.

Battery Duration so far 3 Days 2 hrs

Dr, Who?
12-05-2006, 09:37 AM
Thats a pretty reasonable standby time. Are you going to repeat the test with wifi on, or with music running constantly, something like that?

Ratkat
12-05-2006, 11:19 AM
Wi Fi or WLAN is on all the time, it can't be turned off

All you can do is switch the indicator off on the screen and the time it takes to update it

If you go into the Conn Manager it still shows which networks are in range

Dr, Who?
12-05-2006, 11:54 AM
Maybe with a wifi network CONNECTED it will make a difference?

Rafe
12-05-2006, 12:36 PM
Yes it is the use of wifi that makes a big difference. Though to be honest thats no different to using 3G data for long periods.

gaxor
12-05-2006, 03:22 PM
Yes it is the use of wifi that makes a big difference. Though to be honest thats no different to using 3G data for long periods.

Except its free:icon14:

fireslguk
13-05-2006, 11:19 AM
Checked Level 1600 hrs 12th May = Battery Level = 3 Bars

Checked Level 1200 hrs 13th May = Battery Level = 1 Bars



Battery Duration so far 4 Days 20 hrs

It appears that the quoted spec of 192 hrs (8 days) is unreachable.

Dr, Who?
13-05-2006, 11:23 AM
I have NEVER come across a device, be it phone, laptop or PDA, that ever approaches the quoted battery life. 5 days+ on standby is pretty damn good.

fireslguk
13-05-2006, 11:41 AM
I have NEVER come across a device, be it phone, laptop or PDA, that ever approaches the quoted battery life. 5 days+ on standby is pretty damn good.

True, on 4 days though, think it may struggle to reach 1600 hrs as get the low batt alarm every so often.

The Duration hasnt concerned me too much - I would say I am used to about 4 days with previous phones and thats includes using.

Dr, Who?
14-05-2006, 10:09 AM
Often takes a while to get used to the battery life on a new device - however a couple of phones ago I had a device that only *just* made it through one day, since then I have very happy with every phone I have used since.

fireslguk
14-05-2006, 05:35 PM
I have used the phone this time since yesterday about 1800 hrs, couple calls texting, internet, doc viewing and mp3 playing and some today << not too much of all but the phone is still on 7 bars max, oh i changed the network to gsm as well, maybe the battery is starting to improve its duration.

If only it wasnt so bulky, am still undecided between this and the d600 samsung. The voice activation is mega !! changin profile bluetooth and ringing people with do like that bit..:icon14:

I think the power consumer is the camera / video.

LesLesleyson
19-05-2006, 08:28 AM
Wi Fi or WLAN is on all the time, it can't be turned off

All you can do is switch the indicator off on the screen and the time it takes to update it

If you go into the Conn Manager it still shows which networks are in range

That is not true, you can stop it from searching for available WLANs in the WLAN settings screen (set show availability to 'Never') - if you don't do this it scans for new networks at a selected interval (e.g. 5 mins, specified in below box).

Also, if you do not intend on making 3G calls it is will help the battery life if you switch the phone mode to GSM, this will stop it searching for a 3G connection - which will save battery power, particularly if you are in an area with poor reception (e.g. if you are in an area with no GSM reception and dual mode is enabled the phone will attempt to establish a 3G connection, this will put a strain on the battery, even more so if there is no 3G connection available).