- CrackBerry Addict
09-28-13, 10:18 AM #4
- 656 Posts
BlackBerry Z30 for Productivity:
There are a couple of ways to handle power in a portable device - especially one which potentially requires as much power as a large screen multi-radio device does such as the Z30.
The choices designers face are either a thick battery - designed to be easy to handle and removable or a thin sheet battery which is basically always in place.
The BlackBerry Z30 includes a 2880 mAh battery, the largest battery ever built into a BlackBerry smartphone. In the case of the Z30 the choice was to basically turn the whole back half of the phone into a battery but thus keeping the actual handset really slim. While the claims of up to 25 hours of constant use might be at the high end of reality the stand-by times are incredible: Up to 18 hours talk time and up to 16 days standby time means that the device will be ready to use even after the longest flights to Asia. This is far better than watching iPhone users scurry from power source to power source like squirrels harbouring nuts for winter.
Everything in the device from the choice of CPU, GPU, AMOLED screen, Radios (and new Paratek Antenna) and then finally the battery enhancements in BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2 all combine to make this the most power efficient and longest lasting BlackBerry ever manufactured. Even the screen dimensions of 1280 x 720 resolution, at 295 ppi [16:9 aspect ratio] are designed to give a beautiful rendering in very high definition - but not waste the extra GPU resources required to run 1080p (and the human eye won't be able to tell the difference on that size of screen).
Summary : We're used to removable batteries on our BlackBerry's but to keep on moving we need to have larger power reserves and a non-removable battery is the best compromise given all the other design parameters.
- 09-28-13, 10:31 AM #5
The ability to swap batteries and/or carry a spare battery give me a sense of security. That's what I like. Not sure if a nonswapable battery is a good thing for ME and the way I use my devices. I dont like carrying chargers around lokking for electric outlets
Last edited by spencerdl; 09-28-13 at 10:44 AM.
- CrackBerry Abuser
09-28-13, 10:37 AM #6
- 361 Posts
A non removable battery for the purpose of a seamless built and design, I can understand. This is so that devices will not have nonsense like lose battery door or creaks.
But the z30 spots a non removable battery and maintained a removable door, is quite the zzzzzz. I know it's for sim and sd card, but still.
- 09-28-13, 11:54 PM #7
Every single cell phone I have owned has had the ability to swap out batteries, but after reading the Crackberry Z30 article and looking at the pictures of the white Z30 I might be persuaded to take more of a serious and second look at the new BlackBerry Flagship SMARTPHONE
- 10-02-13, 02:53 PM #9
After thinking it thru with many different possibilities, I think I will continue to use my Z10 with its ability to swap batteries and hope that the NEXT round of Z's will revert back to one of the things Blackberry is known for and what most Blackberry consumers expect from their Blackberry device
- CrackBerry Genius
10-06-13, 09:07 AM #12
- 3,640 Posts
I would hope that BB do continue to make at least some of their devices with removable batteries, but I am certainly not going to sulk if that is not the case for all of them, if there is a particular model that I want that does not include a removable battery then I'll have to decide if I want to make that compromise or not to get the device, there are plenty of portable charging options if needed too.
- 10-06-13, 05:21 PM #16
I have my Z10 in a Incepio case that is a pain to constantly take off and on so I use the battery pack to charge my Zed when I need to. BB10 phones don't require a battery pull to reboot anymore I have owned my Zed since Canadian launch and very rarely swap batteries and have had no problems.
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- 10-06-13, 09:12 PM #18
I like the idea of a swap able battery what if and when the battery starts to get weak with time and use?
Does this mean taking the Z30 to a repair Centre to exchange the battery and at what cost? I would have at least tried to keep the Z30 with the same set up as his little brother the Z10.
From my amazing Z10
- CrackBerry Newbie
10-19-13, 10:21 AM #22
- 2 Posts
I've just ordered a Z30 and the first accessories i bought for it is a power bank. It's going to be a hassle keeping it plugged to the bank in emergency cases, but from what i've heard of from my friends who are already using it, they never had to.
For daily use, it'll last long enough for you to get home and charge it. Even with a night-out drinking.
- 10-19-13, 10:26 AM #23
That's why they make the aftermarket juicers for phones, there should be one made for BBRY also. What is the difference in a quick juicer and replacing the battery? One I can think of is your doesn't have to down to quick juice it.
- 10-19-13, 10:29 AM #24
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