- 01-31-13, 07:43 PM #53
Guys the extra battery and charger only came with the devices given out at the event and to testers before rollout. The package included the bluetooth speaker too. Us Joe average buyers need to purchase the extra battery separately.
- CrackBerry Genius
01-31-13, 08:01 PM #57
- 3,592 Posts
Battery life is very subjective. I noticed that with my Bold 9900, I can easily make it through the day with heavy usage if I remain home where I get 5 bars all the time. Its HSPA+ with Bell. But at the office, even with light use, I cannot make it through the afternoon. I think it depends on the signal strength cause I only get a couple of bar at work... and sometime it fluctuates to 0 bar.
- CrackBerry User
01-31-13, 08:02 PM #58
- 23 Posts
I just pre-ordered the spare battery. It's hard to comprehend how people out there figure their phones should last at least a week on battery power. These same people expect the phone to operate 150% of the time every second. I find it hard to comprehend that some of the most important features of any new device is battery power. Whenever there is a release of a new product one of the first forum discussion threads is battery life. I know not many will do this but people have to accept what they have for what they have. There is no battery for any "smartphone" that will last a week unless you have it shut off or you have no friends and never get emails or texts. Battery life depends on how much you use your phone and how many apps are still running in the background. Get over it, the battery won't last more than a day. No big deal. Just get an extra battery.
- CrackBerry Newbie
01-31-13, 08:10 PM #61
- 3 Posts
I carry around an extra battery for my Samsung Galaxy S 3 so I'm used to not getting through an entire day. I also use my phone a lot.
I thought I read a while ago that Blackberry was looking to make the life of their battery in their first bb10 phone last exceptionally long?
- 01-31-13, 08:15 PM #62
Re: Reported Bad Battery Life :-(
Off charger stats are completely useless for judging battery life...screen on time is the only true way to judge battery life. Does anyone have screen on stats by chance?
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- 01-31-13, 08:20 PM #63
Reported Bad Battery Life :-(
One of the reasons I came back to Black was for battery life. My 9780 rules here.
But its not a deal breaker. I was on Android and iPhone 4s. Pitiful battery life. I had to charge during the day, and often twice on my iPhone.
So if the new Z10 needs a mid day charge... no biggie!
I've got plenty of AC outlets!
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- 01-31-13, 08:34 PM #64
- 01-31-13, 08:39 PM #65
- 01-31-13, 08:52 PM #69
What I want to know is if they have any apps running in the background and how many they have on days where the battery is drained? Josh from theverge indicated that sometimes he would make it to the evening and sometimes it would last from 9am to 6pm. That makes me think that he probably has some apps open and perhaps a page or two. The new Blackberry 10 OS can actually multitask unlike other phones so if they have flash ads up and other apps they will stay running in the active frame.
- 01-31-13, 08:53 PM #70
I totally sympathise with people who are away from power a lot, because I do have those kind of days when my crew and I are out filming. It can be really tough to find the time to stay in one place and let things charge, even if you have things to charge from. But its just not worth it for any manufacturer to hand out additional batteries for free. It would be seriously nice of them of course, but it wouldn't make a real difference to the vast majority of people, and people buying batteries makes them money too.
Personally, I'm not really down with the extra battery thing; I prefer a USB battery pack. You can get them with up to 15000mAh with plenty of sockets, and while they take up more space and don't give you the immediate jolt, they are a lot more versatile. Being able to charge my phone and my tablet, as well as any phone anyone else might have is great and particularly for top-ups you only need to stay on charge for 10-20 mins to keep you going for another couple of hours. I do have a spare for my Torch and it lives in my go-bag and just sits there, always ready to rumble if I need it, but for day to day use I use my battery pack.
- 01-31-13, 08:58 PM #73
I think part of the reason why bad journalists are reporting the Z10 has bad battery life is because they haven't gotten used to using the active frames. They are treating them like they are a 'recent apps' thing, and because they are used to OSes that can't multitask, they assume that if you aren't in the app its not doing anything. With a little more experience, you get the hang of closing things down when you no longer need them. Particularly since those guys have obviously been playing games and such, if they've been leaving that stuff open that would explain why they think they are getting bad battery life. If they've been leaving open angry birds and pocket ninja and shark dash all together, then opening up a video on top... yeah that'll eat your battery.
- 01-31-13, 09:01 PM #75
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