- 02-09-13, 10:38 AM #52
- 02-09-13, 11:41 AM #54
Yesterday was the first full day on the go between office and on the road.
Off the charger at 7:30am and had to recharge via. USB at 3:30pm. Was on there for over an hour and had just about a full charge. Was off the charger around 4:45pm and when I got home at about 11:00pm the phone was down to %30. Basically needed two chargers to get through the day. Really hoping for improvement here b/c otherwise I love this phone!
- 02-09-13, 01:05 PM #57
Day 1: picked up phone and it was at about 50% charge. Set it up, used heavily, and battery died within 2 hours.
Day 2 (7am to about 11pm): full charge. moderate usage, wifi on and connected half the time, about 1 hour talk time total, lots of browsing and moderate messaging. Battery was at 35% by end of day.
Day 3: similar to day 2. Battery was at 30% by end of day.
Rogers LTE in downtown area.
I'm not seeing the atrocious battery life that some reviewers are reporting, but there are many variables in play such as signal strength, data and voice usage, active apps. I can report that my z10 has had superior battery life to my 9900, which needed a charge after about 9 hours.
Agreed with whomever suggested a usage log to compare apples to apples in a quantitative fashion.
- 02-09-13, 01:13 PM #59
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02-09-13, 01:40 PM #60
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- 02-09-13, 02:15 PM #62
The first 2 days with my new Z10 I was not impressed with the battery life at all. Battery was dead by mid afternoon with light to medium use.
Read on another forum to try charging the battery with the phone powered off. Tried that and after charging for about 9 hours the green "full charge" light was on.
Set out to start my day at 6 a.m. and when I shut the phone down at 10:30 that night i still had 45% battery life, again after light to moderate use.
My suggestion would be if you are unhappy with battery life to charge the phone with the device powered down.
Worked for me.
BTW I love my Z10
- 02-09-13, 02:37 PM #64
The most objective comparison I can give is that with the same usage as my 9900 the Z10 lasts longer on a charge.
I get about 15hrs on the Z10 compared to 13hrs on the 9900
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02-09-13, 03:16 PM #66
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Agreed with all above posters who are not concerned about battery life. My first 'charge' on the Z10 was a bit dicey, and caused me some concern. But I've been up and running for four days and everything is A-OK in my book! Battery is definitely on a par with my old iPhone 4s. And I should note in fairness that I jailbroke that phone and used SBSettings to turn off things like WiFi / 3G / Data / Location / Bluetooth when they weren't needed. On the Z10, (like most phones) I don't have quick access to all features in one page so I tend to leave them on and it's fine.
On a side note, is anyone working on an SBSetting like app for the Z10? I've got my credit card ready. I'd love to have quick access to shutting down non-essential stuff that drains the battery!
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02-09-13, 04:02 PM #67
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My battery life has been atrocious so far. I took it off the charger at 1230p and after some light use, the battery is now at 35% (it is now 5p). I even turned LTE off. I hope this really improves because i dont want this phone to just be a really expensive tether. Its possible that I do have a bad battery.
- 02-09-13, 04:18 PM #68
My battery life is significantly worse than my other phones (Nexus 4, iPhone, etc)
I have NFC, BT & WiFi turned off.
I have Allow Guestures While Locked turned off.
I have screen brighness set at 30%.
Today I took my phone off the charger at 10:45
I received one 5 minute phone call, sent/received 10 texts, send 1 BBM, received ~100 emails, used the browser for approx 30 mins, used Facebook for 5 mins.
Now less than three and a half hours later my battery is at 35%
I am quite happy with everything else about my Z10 but the battery life is really very very bad compared to every other phone I've used. Hopefully it will be improved with a software update.
Edit: 5 minutes later it's down to 30%
Edit 2: Another 10 minutes and I'm down to 25%. This is really really bad
Last edited by D Mac; 02-09-13 at 04:41 PM.
- 02-09-13, 04:41 PM #69
My advice would be to turn on NFC(killer on all phones) and make sure all the running apps are closed. That said I find it pretty damn amazing that a full touch screen that is registering all touch is able to last as long as some people are reporting. Very cool. It also takes a couple of days for the battery to be conditioned.
- 02-09-13, 04:54 PM #72
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