1. emirozmen's Avatar
    I use EDGE only when i am not connected to wifi to make the day and I am bored as of 2G speeds as you would imagine.
    I was wondering what you guys were getting with 3G only (no WIFI!), can you please share your discharge rates when on idle or in use.
    Thanks!
    02-22-12 10:50 AM
  2. adamrollins's Avatar
    How do i find the rate? i'm using 7.0 on my 9900
    02-22-12 10:52 AM
  3. emirozmen's Avatar
    Do you have Meterberry application installed? (3rd party)
    Or if any of you have 7.1 device analyzer has battery tests in it, you can use that also.

    Or just do simple math
    02-22-12 10:54 AM
  4. nd1983's Avatar
    i can go a week on just 3g with moderate use. single charge
    02-22-12 11:25 AM
  5. emirozmen's Avatar
    i can go a week on just 3g with moderate use. single charge
    Either your definition of moderate usage is different than mine or you have a whoppin 3000mah battery?!

    To be serious, that some impressive results lol!
    02-22-12 11:42 AM
  6. nd1983's Avatar
    that while i was at Disney world, so roaming and 10-15 calls a day, texting the group to find out where everyone is at meal times and the evening, and the occasional picture taking. this is all with BT and wifi turned off and brightness to 10.
    02-22-12 11:50 AM
  7. mauricio123's Avatar
    lol, one week ? are you kidding me ? are you sure that you're using a Bold 9900 ? or maybe some Nokia from seven years ago.
    That battery life is impossible in this device, or maybe u have a new world record.
    02-22-12 12:15 PM
  8. scoltore's Avatar
    9900 with 7.1.0.267 use in 3g all the time, and i can get all day with a single charge, with medium use, 10 or 20 emails, 5 sms, facebook, brownser like 30 minutes, and 10 callings....
    idle rate are like 2% hour....(with facebook update one time hour and email, no tweeter)
    02-22-12 12:15 PM
  9. emirozmen's Avatar
    9900 with 7.1.0.267 use in 3g all the time, and i can get all day with a single charge, with medium use, 10 or 20 emails, 5 sms, facebook, brownser like 30 minutes, and 10 callings....
    idle rate are like 2% hour....(with facebook update one time hour and email, no tweeter)
    Now, thats realistic and impressive!
    02-22-12 02:51 PM
  10. kryptic123's Avatar
    My discharge rate with only the un-closable apps on, 2G/3G no wifi is about 9.97% its stupidly high
    02-22-12 03:06 PM
  11. bbzak's Avatar
    Only 3G?
    My 9900 would last about 10 hours on moderate use.
    That is 5-10 calls, ввм every hour, 25-30 emails, upto 5 clicks on camera and 5 ввм groups active.

    On heavy use, it would last about 6-7 hours.
    That is 30+ calls, ввм every 2 mins, 75+ emails, upto 50 clicks on camera and 5 ввм groups active.

    How I wish my 9900 heavy use lasted 14 hours like my 9780. :P
    02-22-12 08:26 PM
  12. nd1983's Avatar
    I`ll switch to just 3g tomorrow and track what i do and post the battery life

    Sent from my GT-P7500R using Tapatalk
    02-22-12 10:37 PM
  13. rohit1767's Avatar
    that while i was at Disney world, so roaming and 10-15 calls a day, texting the group to find out where everyone is at meal times and the evening, and the occasional picture taking. this is all with BT and wifi turned off and brightness to 10.
    Are you kidding us? It's a world record. :-) Do reach out to RIM - for a reward.
    03-14-12 10:43 AM
  14. rohit1767's Avatar
    I use EDGE only when i am not connected to wifi to make the day and I am bored as of 2G speeds as you would imagine.
    I was wondering what you guys were getting with 3G only (no WIFI!), can you please share your discharge rates when on idle or in use.
    Thanks!
    3G only - idle time - 8-10% battery drain / hr. (stupidly high)
    2G only - idle time - 0-1% battery drain /hr. (normal)
    3G/2G - idle time - 6-8% battery drain / hr. (high)

    Relevant settings being,

    battery saving mode = off
    bluetooth = off
    wifi = off
    backlight = 10, timeout = 10 secs

    Few apps - but all configured to refresh only at lauch.

    Not sure what & where the problem really is, just upgraded the OS from the official 7.0.0.585 release to the leaked 7.1.0.267 release (from SK telekom) - assuming the upgrade would solve the battery drain issue. But in vain. I mean, there's been some difference - but nothing radical worth reporting.
    03-14-12 10:51 AM
  15. LordCrankypants's Avatar
    What is this "battery saving mode" I keep hearing about? I've looked through all the options and have not seen it. Is this a term used for something else, or is there an actual Battery Saving Mode one can put the phone into?

    JB
    03-14-12 10:54 AM
  16. dhaninugraha's Avatar
    I get an average of 12-13hrs a day on a single charge. in an office with strong 3G reception.
    15-30 minutes of BBM and manually refreshed SocialScope every hour.
    email keeps on coming during office hours; I get an average of 10-30 emails each day.
    I put my phone on Silent and set display brightness to 30.


    @ LCP:
    I believe it's under Options > Devices. there should be Battery Saving Mode in there.
    03-14-12 11:03 AM
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