Welcome to the CrackBerry Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Page 1 of 5 1234 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 102
Like Tree11Likes
  1. TLD1's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    Posts
    1,787 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,952 Global Posts
    PIN
    N/A
    Thread AuthorThread Author   #1  

    Default Is there REALLY any solution for Z10's battery life?

    Look...all hype & BS aside, is there anything that will effectively and substantially improve the shatty Z10 battery life? I know I've heard of extended-life batteries and external chargers but don't know if anything works.

    Contemplating another BB10 device, and because the Z30's earpiece volume is too low...it's down to either the Z10 or Q10, and I need the larger Z10 screen. But...I also remember having to plug it in to charge a little over halfway through my workday too.
    BlackBerry History: (AT&T) 8700c, 8800, 8300, 8310, 9000, 8900, 9700, 9900. (VZW) 9650, 9930, Z10.(x3), Z30...
  2. BBCruzer's Avatar
    CrackBerry User

    Posts
    60 Posts
    #2  

    Default

    Great question. I love my Z10, but am disappointed with the rapidity with which the battery runs down with moderate every day usage. Right now I am looking at buying an extended life replacement battery with @ 2600 mAh. I am considering this route rather than a second BlackBerry LS1 1800 mAh battery just to avoid having to swap the two 1800's back and forth on a daily business. Would welcome some input on this from the BlackBerry Community. Thanks.



    Posted via CB10
  3. vanbaars's Avatar
    CrackBerry User

    Posts
    30 Posts
    #3  

    Default

    To be honest, no, there is no solution. I bought the Z10, and by tweaking al settings for maximum battery, it lasts me through the day. I unplug the phone at 8.00 and put it back in the power at 00.00. With wifi most of the day, it'll last very easily. On very busy days, I brought it down to 20% or less battery so still enough. I also have a q10 and recently the Z30. Right now, after a day if work and moderate use, the battery is still at 75% left, just as the Q10 would have been. This was the biggest reason to actually get the other phones in the first place.
  4. Elite1's Avatar


    Posts
    13,274 Posts
    Global Posts
    13,418 Global Posts
    PIN
    C0001F61B
    #4  

    Default

    Depends on your daily routines. For me, the Premium Car Charger was usually enough to save me.
    Saving the world, one OS at a time...

    Follow Me On Twitter: @elite1_
    How to Lock/Password-Lock/Unlock for newer OS for Bold 99xx/97xx/9650, Torch 98xx, Tour 9630, Storm2, Curve 93xx/8900

    Curve 8330Tour 9630Bold 9700Torch 9800Bold 9900Z10
    Z30
    psst... Here's THANKS button
    21stNow likes this.
  5. Clanked's Avatar
    CrackBerry Addict

    Posts
    517 Posts
    #5  

    Default

    Get the knips 2300mah battery. On ebay. Works and is an improvement.

    Posted via CB10
    Thanked by:
    tootall58 (02-28-2014) 
  6. trinipoco's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    276 Posts
    #6  

    Default

    I just got the z30 because of z10 battery and it's night and day. Phone came off charger at 9 am and by midnight still had 35%, z10 would have required charging on drive home. Radios in z30 are better as well, I get service in areas I didn't before and wifi connection doesn't drop. I will keep my z10 as a backup, but the z30 definitely blows the z10 away.

    Posted via CB10
  7. TLD1's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    Posts
    1,787 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,952 Global Posts
    PIN
    N/A
    Thread AuthorThread Author   #7  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by trinipoco View Post
    I just got the z30 because of z10 battery and it's night and day. Phone came off charger at 9 am and by midnight still had 35%, z10 would have required charging on drive home. Radios in z30 are better as well, I get service in areas I didn't before and wifi connection doesn't drop. I will keep my z10 as a backup, but the z30 definitely blows the z10 away.

    Posted via CB10
    My first pick would have been the Z30 because of screen real estate and battery life, but alas, the earpiece speaker volume is just not sufficient for my "phone ear" since I have some hearing issues due to an accident as a child. Really bummed too, because it had everything else that I wanted. Why BlackBerry made the Z30 so hard to hear from...especially in real-life, day-to-day use which commonly puts us outside or in rather loud environments, is beyond me. I guess if you're a bunny-eared teenager, that's not an issue...but not for those over the middle age line like me. Oh well...
    BlackBerry History: (AT&T) 8700c, 8800, 8300, 8310, 9000, 8900, 9700, 9900. (VZW) 9650, 9930, Z10.(x3), Z30...
  8. tootall58's Avatar
    CrackBerry User

    Posts
    24 Posts
    #8  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Clanked View Post
    Get the knips 2300mah battery. On ebay. Works and is an improvement.

    Posted via CB10
    Just sent a PM to you! Please watch your inbox!
  9. BCITMike's Avatar
    CrackBerry Master

    Posts
    1,120 Posts
    #9  

    Default

    Turn off LTE and use 3G. My buddy was in Asia, and after doing that, it went from 8 hours to two days without charging.

    Posted via CB10
    Ron In Motion likes this.
  10. Carjackd's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses

    Posts
    38,096 Posts
    Global Posts
    39,417 Global Posts
    #10  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by elite1 View Post
    Depends on your daily routines. For me, the Premium Car Charger was usually enough to save me.
    And that's what worked for me with extremely heavy use....plus an additional battery.

    Posted Via my Kick @ss BlackBerry Z30
    957, 6210, 7230, 7100, 8130, 8700, 8300, 8800, 9000, 9800, 9900, Z10, Z30.....?
  11. 61728297886numbers's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    358 Posts
    #11  

    Default

    The battery life solution you seek is a z30

    Swordsmanship Channel C000C9AF6
    Thanked by 2:
    Anovascular (03-01-2014),  sharma6 (03-01-2014) 
  12. Carjackd's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses

    Posts
    38,096 Posts
    Global Posts
    39,417 Global Posts
    #12  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 61728297886numbers View Post
    The battery life solution you seek is a z30

    Swordsmanship Channel C000C9AF6
    Amen

    Posted Via my Kick @ss BlackBerry Z30
    957, 6210, 7230, 7100, 8130, 8700, 8300, 8800, 9000, 9800, 9900, Z10, Z30.....?
  13. Clanked's Avatar
    CrackBerry Addict

    Posts
    517 Posts
    #13  

    Default

    For those looking for the Knips 2300mah battery for the z10 its on ebay here is one supplier.

    http://m.ebay.ca/itm?itemId=261222590870

    Cheers

    Posted via CB10
  14. TLD1's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    Posts
    1,787 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,952 Global Posts
    PIN
    N/A
    Thread AuthorThread Author   #14  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BCITMike View Post
    Turn off LTE and use 3G. My buddy was in Asia, and after doing that, it went from 8 hours to two days without charging.

    Posted via CB10
    And enjoy the slug slow 3G data speeds compared to the speed of LTE? That's a huge leap backwards. I'll pass.

    Thanks though!
    BlackBerry History: (AT&T) 8700c, 8800, 8300, 8310, 9000, 8900, 9700, 9900. (VZW) 9650, 9930, Z10.(x3), Z30...
  15. tootall58's Avatar
    CrackBerry User

    Posts
    24 Posts
    #15  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Clanked View Post
    For those looking for the Knips 2300mah battery for the z10 its on ebay here is one supplier.

    High Capacity Extended 2300mAh Blackberry Battery FOR Z10 LS1 LS 1 BB10 | eBay

    Cheers

    Posted via CB10
    Could you give us some more information about it if you have it? How much did it increase your battery life?
  16. Clanked's Avatar
    CrackBerry Addict

    Posts
    517 Posts
    #16  

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tootall58 View Post
    Could you give us some more information about it if you have it? How much did it increase your battery life?
    Will z10 have batteries which are 2100 mAh

    Posted via CB10
  17. JMDBERRY's Avatar
    CrackBerry Addict

    Posts
    559 Posts
    #17  

    Default

    Threads like these are the most crazy,...how can someone not know about a $25 to $30 high capacity battery for the Z10 that yields some 24, 36,..48+ hours. Yet, they come to CB.com and complain about their Z10's battery under performing!

    So, please don't take this the wrong way,...but if those that desire more "battery time" were to invest in the 4500mah battery,...promise they will not cry about no juice for at least 24 hours!

    Again, don't take this wrong,...but the battery issue for the Z10 is done as far as the after market is concerned.

    Posted via CB10
    JMDBerry
    ...BB Z10; OS 10.3.0.1052
    ...Have Blackberry Z10 Will Travel~
    mmveets likes this.
  18. o4liberty's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    Posts
    2,511 Posts
    Global Posts
    3,302 Global Posts
    #18  

    Default

    I keep a spare charger and battery on my desk swap out as needed. This is perfect no need to be attached to a cable anymore.

    Posted via CB10
    Make sure you vote! Your vote counts!
    Support the 9-12 Project
    Thanked by:
    Oiram Asojonih (03-02-2014) 
  19. Doggerz's Avatar
    CrackBerry Addict

    Posts
    744 Posts
    Global Posts
    749 Global Posts
    #19  

    Default

    Keep an charger around at all times. And extra batteries. It's better than not using your device to its full potential.

    There is no solution that is acceptable with the stock battery. If you don't mind the extra bulk then the physically bigger battery might be good for you.

    Personally I'm just waiting for the Z30 to come down to a realistic price. As in 197 dollars. Or for a slider which I'd pay 20,000 for because I miss my 9810 sfm.

    The ability to block calls would make the battery hassle worth it all but no joy there either.

    Posted via CB10
    Q5 / SQR100-1 / 10.2.1.3247 / T-Mobile USA

    Z30 / STA100-5 / 10.2.1.3247 / WiFi
  20. Krack's Avatar
    CrackBerry User

    Posts
    28 Posts
    #20  

    Default

    Go to the quick settings menu and add location services to it. Turn location services off for most of the day and then only turn it on when you need it.

    This has increased my battery life soooooooo much!

    Posted via CB10
    Devices: Curve 8900 -> Bold 9000 + PlayBook 32gb

    www.BBTravelBlog.com
  21. aha
    aha is offline
    aha's Avatar
    CrackBerry Genius

    Posts
    2,583 Posts
    #21  

    Default

    My solution was ... Z30. And it resolved perfectly.

    Posted via CB10 with Z30 on 10.2.1.2141
  22. Deadmunny's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    252 Posts
    #22  

    Default

    I just have not had this issue? It lasts me all day and I have WiFi on all the time and sync every 15mins with my 4 Gmail accounts.
    I just updated to 10.2.1.2102 and have heard that battery life has improved with this update....

    Z10, Official Digicel 10.2.1.2102
  23. 21stNow's Avatar
    CrackBerry Addict

    Posts
    710 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,282 Global Posts
    #23  

    Default

    My battery life is significantly better using 10.2.1 when compared to 10.2.0. I am a light user that could only make it to around 12-14 hours before I needed to charge it. Now, I can make it to at least 24 hours.

    One caveat is that I changed the carrier that I use the Z10 on at the same time that I did the update. I don't think that the carrier change accounts for the 100% improvement, though.
  24. MedicEms's Avatar
    CrackBerry Addict

    Posts
    929 Posts
    Global Posts
    932 Global Posts
    #24  

    Default

    Get a second battery and swapem out when battery levels are low....Started doing that a couple months ago and have zero regrets.

    Canada BBM channel C001234A4
    Canada BBM Channel C001234A4
  25. double_fault's Avatar
    CrackBerry User

    Posts
    53 Posts
    #25  

    Default

    My wife has a Z10 and I bought her a flip shell case that has the magnet in it, that puts the phone "to sleep". At the end of the day at 11pm, she's at 40%. This case does make a big difference. $20 on Crackberry.
Page 1 of 5 1234 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. WTS: BlackBerry Z10 Leather Pouch Case
    By Tony2255 in forum The Marketplace - Buy, Sell & Trade
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-25-2014, 09:58 AM
  2. The best music player for Q10?
    By Mangeunepomme in forum BlackBerry Q10
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 03-03-2014, 03:34 PM
  3. Microphones on Z10?
    By dr_hamed97 in forum BlackBerry Z10
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-28-2014, 04:44 PM
  4. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-28-2014, 11:12 AM
  5. Press Release: Odebrecht Purchasing 3500 BlackBerry 10 Smartphones for Operations in Brazil
    By CrackBerry News in forum CrackBerry.com News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-28-2014, 11:10 AM

Posting Permissions