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  1. brunolovesbrit's Avatar
    Hello everybody,

    I really like the Bold 9900 but i'm really concerned about what people says about the battery life.
    I need a phone who can get me through the whole day (6:50 am ---> 11 pm).

    Do you think I should buy this phone? Or get a Torch 9810? I heard it has good battery life.

    01-10-12 12:49 PM
  2. lcohen999's Avatar
    01-10-12 01:11 PM
  3. dyavuz's Avatar
    Battery life not the greatest, os is really cool. Works as it should, as any smartphone should. If you use a lot of apps, battery drains very quickly. It is same on the 9810 too. Almost the same battery and they have the same processors.
    01-10-12 01:31 PM
  4. brunolovesbrit's Avatar
    actually people says that 9810 is much better than 9900 even though battery is almost the same...
    01-10-12 01:59 PM
  5. Phill_UK's Avatar
    I need a phone who can get me through the whole day (6:50 am ---> 11 pm).
    Depending on your usage, you should be able to achieve that with the 9900.

    I'm an 'average' user, and I can do that easily. I came off charge at 5:45am this morning, it's now 8.30pm and I've still got 74% left...

    01-10-12 02:30 PM
  6. azie's Avatar
    9900 will not get you trough the day
    01-10-12 02:31 PM
  7. lcohen999's Avatar
    Depending on your usage, you should be able to achieve that with the 9900.

    I'm an 'average' user, and I can do that easily. I came off charge at 5:45am this morning, it's now 8.30pm and I've still got 74% left...

    Click to view quoted image
    No offense, no way he would get anything close to that unless he left it off half the day

    I go through about an email ever 2 minutes or so, when I'm remote I keep both batteries and that gets me through the day with a bit to spare. If my laptop is on, it will charge the second battery while I'm using my first (on a very, very long day)
    01-10-12 02:33 PM
  8. Phill_UK's Avatar
    No offense...
    None taken.

    It can easily be done, and my phone is NEVER off. Like I said, it all depends on usage... and a little knowhow
    Last edited by Phill_UK; 01-10-12 at 03:23 PM.
    01-10-12 02:55 PM
  9. Captain Scarlet's Avatar
    To be honest Phill, I am in the same boat as lCohen999. My battery fries itself at work when I am on the shop floor. The CF6 engine shop seems to be like a huge Faraday cage for my BB and the battery generates a lot of heat searching for signal. Stepping 6 feet in any direction gets me a signal so switching off isn't an option. I finish up carrying my BB and a dect phone.I have stopped using a lot of apps that use a lot of juice. Today, i took it off the nightstand dock at 5.50 am and after a couple of call before going in I was down to 96%. By mid morning I had to charge at work. At home it's fine.

    I have heard a lot about a little know how making a difference, what I don't get is why I should have to take so much time and care over a phone battery. I will never understand why I can't get a signal in sections in the shop where I used to with an 8900 and where someone standing next to me gets a signal with a 3 year old Nokia....Extra batteries seems to be the answer......
    01-10-12 03:10 PM
  10. brunolovesbrit's Avatar
    your experiences are really helping me, thank you

    I use the BB I have now for: Twitter, Facebook, BBM, TONS OF TXTs, a few calls, and some browsing...
    01-10-12 03:23 PM
  11. DannyAves's Avatar
    To be honest Phill, I am in the same boat as lCohen999. My battery fries itself at work when I am on the shop floor. The CF6 engine shop seems to be like a huge Faraday cage for my BB and the battery generates a lot of heat searching for signal. Stepping 6 feet in any direction gets me a signal so switching off isn't an option. I finish up carrying my BB and a dect phone.I have stopped using a lot of apps that use a lot of juice. Today, i took it off the nightstand dock at 5.50 am and after a couple of call before going in I was down to 96%. By mid morning I had to charge at work. At home it's fine.

    I have heard a lot about a little know how making a difference, what I don't get is why I should have to take so much time and care over a phone battery. I will never understand why I can't get a signal in sections in the shop where I used to with an 8900 and where someone standing next to me gets a signal with a 3 year old Nokia....Extra batteries seems to be the answer......
    If your engine shop is working like a Faraday cage and restricting your BB from obtaining a signal, then switch to 2G or it will forever be searching for a 3G signal and will drain your battery.
    01-10-12 03:35 PM
  12. Captain Scarlet's Avatar
    If your engine shop is working like a Faraday cage and restricting your BB from obtaining a signal, then switch to 2G or it will forever be searching for a 3G signal and will drain your battery.

    Should the auto setting for 2G&3G not take care of that? I had assumed that it would lock to the strongest signal?....I have tried the manual and 2G option before, I will try it on this build...may help..
    01-10-12 03:41 PM
  13. TurkXtreme's Avatar
    i want to buy this phone but carrying about the battery...
    01-10-12 03:43 PM
  14. brunolovesbrit's Avatar
    i want to buy this phone but carrying about the battery...
    i feel the same
    01-10-12 03:50 PM
  15. TurkXtreme's Avatar
    i feel the same
    Yeah. So bad.
    1 day is OK for me but i want to be sure is it running 1 day.
    Ayn comments?
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    01-10-12 03:58 PM
  16. brunolovesbrit's Avatar
    I wonder if they even tested this phone before selling it -.-
    01-10-12 04:00 PM
  17. texn884's Avatar
    Well I changed a few settings last night and gave the 9930 a full charge and as of 12 hours of calls and emailing my battery is at 55% after 12 hours with busing blue tooth in the Ford Explorer. Before the setting changes I would of had to charge the phone 2 times.
    01-10-12 07:55 PM
  18. gg22's Avatar
    I'm getting two full days on the 9900 after upgrading to 7.1.0.190
    01-10-12 08:17 PM
  19. jeffrey1027's Avatar
    I wonder if they even tested this phone before selling it -.-
    +1... All the new os7 lack the battery life they use to be known for. 3days with medium on my 9700. Good old days lol
    01-10-12 08:48 PM
  20. robkd's Avatar
    Well I changed a few settings last night and gave the 9930 a full charge and as of 12 hours of calls and emailing my battery is at 55% after 12 hours with busing blue tooth in the Ford Explorer. Before the setting changes I would of had to charge the phone 2 times.
    Sounds promising. Which settings did you change?
    01-10-12 08:52 PM
  21. Purdey's Avatar
    Phill,

    Would you mind detailing your set-up to achieve this?
    What OS version are you using and what is the 'knowhow'.
    I was doing quite well with 540 but then upgraded to 190 and I'm back to around 12 hours with low-ish usage.
    Appreciate your assistance.



    Depending on your usage, you should be able to achieve that with the 9900.

    I'm an 'average' user, and I can do that easily. I came off charge at 5:45am this morning, it's now 8.30pm and I've still got 74% left...

    Click to view quoted image
    01-11-12 12:37 AM
  22. Captain Scarlet's Avatar
    Ok around 6.40 am uk time manually set network to 2g on Vodafone UK. Running 7.1 latest leak 190. Will report back if it makes a difference..

    Edit battery currently 70 percent.
    Last edited by Captain Scarlet; 01-11-12 at 12:44 AM.
    01-11-12 12:41 AM
  23. The Me's Avatar
    Well I changed a few settings last night and gave the 9930 a full charge and as of 12 hours of calls and emailing my battery is at 55% after 12 hours with busing blue tooth in the Ford Explorer. Before the setting changes I would of had to charge the phone 2 times.
    Yeah, what did you change?????
    01-11-12 01:10 AM
  24. Captain Scarlet's Avatar
    The phone put up a message that the 2g network is out of range select automatic. Would not run 2g...
    Last edited by Captain Scarlet; 01-11-12 at 02:27 PM. Reason: Spaellling
    01-11-12 07:41 AM
  25. Nightfox111's Avatar
    ok... I was charging by bold 9900 2 times a day and even considered going back to my 9700, but now I'm down to once a day charge on heavy use. (Even could make though the day on light use)

    This is what I did, remove the following applications;

    Remove all the Messagers (Yahoo, Microsoft, and Google)
    Also remove the BB news application, but still have the Social feeds.

    That's it!... now I'm getting double the battery life.

    Hope this helps, will verify my findings again after the next leaked release.. .btw, currently running 7.1.0.190.
    01-11-12 02:25 PM
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