View Poll Results: Using BlackBerry Device Analyzer, what is your typical hourly battery drain?

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  • 1.00 - 1.99%

    6 18.75%
  • 2.00 - 2.99%

    11 34.38%
  • 3.00 - 3.99%

    7 21.88%
  • 4.00 - 4.99%

    3 9.38%
  • 5.00 - 5.99%

    2 6.25%
  • 6.00 - 6.99%

    1 3.13%
  • 7.00 - 7.99%

    0 0%
  • 8.00 - 8.99%

    0 0%
  • 9.00 - 9.99%

    1 3.13%
  • 10.00+ %

    1 3.13%
  1. Matt J's Avatar
    Using BlackBerry Device Analyzer, what is your typical "Battery Drain Rate" per hour for your 9900?
    11-10-12 07:46 AM
  2. maxx71's Avatar
    Less than 1% when idle or little use but normally somewhere around 4% thereabouts.
    11-10-12 07:56 AM
  3. boldkeyboardholic's Avatar
    You should have 0.00-0.99% put into your poll

    Also I would like to mention that if you use auto on/off you don't get the correct numbers.

    It looks like when charged it will also show a too good (less) usage.

    But after a long fight with apps and OS versions I am down to 1-2% idle (7.1.0.569). On a 7.0.0.5xx idle was 7-9% !

    One full hour browsing/texting drains 9-10%. Extreme usage like camera app open, 7-9 tabs+ open, and social fees + wifi+3G and bad network 15%

    Worst ever: wikitudes over 20% with an older (less good idle)

    It's not that simple with typically drain
    11-10-12 09:09 AM
  4. christenmartin's Avatar
    i was very attentive to battery life when i first updated to 7.1. on an average drain is 3% and that is with moderate use. when im using the remote it bumps up, but my phone is always bridged and wifi is on.


    Sent from my BlackBerry 9860 using Tapatalk
    11-10-12 09:32 AM
  5. Ecm's Avatar
    I'm a heavy BB user, with Bluetooth on 24/7, bridge on much of the time. But, I still hover in the 2.1 to 2.6 ADR range. Gotta love the BerryLicio.us Ultimate hybrid! That team does a great job. My device has never run so smoothly. ~ecm
    11-10-12 11:08 AM
  6. wolfee48's Avatar
    I use to watch my drain rate constantly. Then I stopped caring about. Why worry? My device last all day, plus I have an extra battery. I only keep an eye on it for a short amount of time after an OS change.
    11-10-12 11:15 AM
  7. bimmerdriver's Avatar
    What is typical? Typical idling is under 1%. Typical non-idling is much more, but depends on what I'm doing (e.g., google maps, email, camera, phone call).
    11-10-12 11:35 AM
  8. wolfee48's Avatar
    What is typical? Typical idling is under 1%. Typical non-idling is much more, but depends on what I'm doing (e.g., google maps, email, camera, phone call).
    Idle should be around 1 or less. Non-idle can be anywhere from 3-7 or greater depending on what you're doing.
    11-10-12 12:07 PM
  9. emad1995's Avatar
    3.62%

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    11-10-12 06:47 PM
  10. orangeyred's Avatar
    The problem with the drain rate is, if like me you charge your phone overnight, you will have a few hours where it is 100% battery and 0% drain rate when it is plugged in. Taking the whole day average drain rate then takes into account your several hours with 0% drain which isn't a true rate and makes it seem better than it really is. If I look per hour it's generally around 5% considering I'm a heavy user. Idle it will go down less than 1% per hour.
    11-10-12 06:58 PM
  11. FBA's Avatar
    Drain rate is measured OFF charger, not while it's plugged in and charging. It is the rate of drain by milliamp hours - regardless of what one is doing on the device. If you use a lot of radio/ apps and screen etc, the rate will go up...so average drain rate can and will vary widely by user. You could go to < 1% or you could be at > 10%. It depends on how one uses their device. Social feeds that update constantly will eat the battery...100% backlight timing out after 60 seconds will cause the device to drain off the richter scale...so there are a lot of determining factors. You can't compare one user against the next, unless you also break down each instance of CPU/ Screen usage as well.
    wolfee48 likes this.
    11-10-12 10:45 PM
  12. Fret Madden's Avatar
    Drain rate is measured OFF charger, not while it's plugged in and charging. It is the rate of drain by milliamp hours - regardless of what one is doing on the device. If you use a lot of radio/ apps and screen etc, the rate will go up...so average drain rate can and will vary widely by user. You could go to < 1% or you could be at > 10%. It depends on how one uses their device. Social feeds that update constantly will eat the battery...100% backlight timing out after 60 seconds will cause the device to drain off the richter scale...so there are a lot of determining factors. You can't compare one user against the next, unless you also break down each instance of CPU/ Screen usage as well.
    And for those note liking this explanation, drain rate should be measured like fuel consumption in vehicles - only when being used, and everybody drives differently. Literally, your mileage may vary.
    wolfee48 and FBA like this.
    11-11-12 03:54 AM
  13. Matt J's Avatar
    My number, 3.67%, reflects Bridge and Wi-Fi being on all the time.
    11-11-12 07:24 AM

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