Hows battery life on the newest OS2?
That's my question, I have not updated to the newest one yet, but I just picked up a 64GB still on first charge, so I am wondering. I had a 16GB and on the past OS2 update, the battery life did not fare very well... I would have to recharge every day and a half. On regular 1.0.8 it was once every 2 or 3 days. So how is it on this newest OS update?
- 12-20-2011, 07:53 AM #2
I don't notice a significant difference between 1.0.8 and the 2.0 beta.
In standby, the beta uses possibly 10-15% more power, though with differences in consumption between two arbitrary tablets, and from moment to moment, it's hard to measure that.
Out of standby, I've seen no measurable difference. The only thing that sometimes makes 2.0 consume more power for me are the bugs which prevent it from completely entering standby, or completely shutting down. (You can detect that by checking that the screen/backlight has gone completely off by shielding the screen with your hand and peeking under it for signs of brightness, preferably in dim lighting.)
- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
12-20-2011, 02:26 PM #3
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Although my usage pattern hasn't been exactly the same as usual the last two days, I seem to be getting MUCH better battery life from the current 2.0 build. I would normally be getting down to the 20% range near the end of the day and always getting the 8 or 9% alarm by night time. The last few days, I haven't gotten below 50%one of these days see me drivin' round town in my rock 'n' rolls Royce with the sun roof down
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- CrackBerry Abuser
12-21-2011, 02:04 AM #5
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Man, I'm loving the Battery life with OS2. For me, it is indeed "MUCH" better. Even while using wi-fi, and Bluetooth. It'll last me all day with 20+% left, after heavy use.
I did however noticed that it takes a little longer to fully charge. Not sure if its my mind playing tricks on me, though. I charge it over night, so its not even an issueIvan The NYC Real Estate Guy!
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- 12-21-2011, 07:55 AM #6
Are there any Battery Guru users who have observed actual, better battery life under 2.0? Sure would be nice to see some hard data on these claims... export files and all. ;-)
- 04-13-2012, 07:27 PM #11
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04-14-2012, 12:02 AM #12
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anyways for me the battery life has always been good, but i think its a bit better in OS 2.0
just make sure wifi sharing is set to off, that thing can be a killer, and turn off bluetooth and wifi if not in use, every electron countsBlackBerry Bridge 2.0 shortcuts
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- CrackBerry User
04-15-2012, 03:39 PM #13
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In your case you might have a bad battery, or maybe you just have a bunch of things running when you leave it on stand by.
- CrackBerry Addict
04-16-2012, 10:27 AM #16
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for me leaving Wifi or BT/Bridge on is a battery hog.... on standby in these condition I would say 10h max. Far worse than Os1. The back of PB gets warm somehow.... huge battery loss if there is a network connection.
On standby with wifi and BT off, I get 8-9 days on standby/very little use.....
I really hope they will fix the connectivity issue in terms of battery life....Jobs: the apps nazi