1. Sami94's Avatar
    I've got a choice of upgrading to either of these two phones, I don't really care about anything else except battery life, occasionally use twitter/facebook and bbm a fair amount, which phone holds a better battery?
    05-14-12 05:36 AM
  2. Phill_UK's Avatar
    With much better specs and a larger capacity battery... the 9790 wins hands down!

    From the BlackBerry comparison website:-

    Bold 9790 - 1230 mAhr JM-1 removable/rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    Talk Time: Up to 5.2 hours (GSM®), up to 5.3 hours (UMTS®)
    GSM Standby Time: Up to 18 days (GSM®), up to 17 days (UMTS®)
    Music playback time: Up to 33 hours
    Video playback time: Up to 6.3 hours

    Curve 9360 - 1000 mAhr removable/rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    Talk time: Up to 5 hours
    Standby time: Up to 14 days (GSM®), up to 12 days (UMTS®)
    Music playback time: Up to 25 hours
    Video playback time: Up to 6 hours
    05-14-12 06:00 AM
  3. PALeafs67's Avatar
    I had the Curve 9360 the battery life was just awful even after i upgraded the OS to 7.1.0.336 i saw just a bit of improvement... i am a new owner of the Bold 9790 so far after i full charge overnight i have seen a difference yes the 9790 battery is slightly larger in mah
    But i had a 1500 extended life battery in my Curve and was still only getting maybe 2 full days i`m not a big user myself
    Twitter Facebook MSN email a few text messages and the odd phone call per day that was it...
    So 9790 will am sure be a better way to go...
    05-14-12 03:18 PM
  4. paddie2's Avatar
    The 9790's battery life may be better than the 9360's, but honestly that's not saying a lot. My 9790 lasts less than half as long as my previous 9780 for my usage pattern, even after upgrading to OS 7.1 and putting the screen brightness down to 20%. If you are often surfing the net or using Facebook, don't expect great battery life. It's the screen backlight which really kills the battery - talking on the phone and just on standby, it's fine.
    05-15-12 03:04 AM
  5. aloy5415's Avatar
    non-technically speaking, before this i am using Curve 9360.. only 3-4 months..
    the battery is reeeeaaallly bad even i change it into many version of OS! trust me.. u will regret if u buying this model..

    after that, i changed to Bold 9790 (OS 7.1.0.402).. and it's better than curve 9360.. my battery can hold one whole day with moderate internet usage (facebook, twitter, whatsapp, BBM, Browser/sometimes browsing 5-10 pages daily)
    05-15-12 09:18 PM
  6. Bad.hair.spray's Avatar
    Which BB model are you using now? If its the 9780 or 9300 for instance stick with it, if battery life is all you are looking for. I went to the 9790 from the 9300 and i m having trouble adjusting to the battery drain issue.
    05-16-12 11:20 AM
  7. PALeafs67's Avatar
    Update info.for the 9790 battery well its now Wed May 16 like i mentioned i gave the battery a full over night charge Sunday May 13 its now 3.20 pm i have 20% battery life left
    you can say i am getting a full 3 days of works use Not bad at all...
    05-16-12 03:28 PM
  8. OniBerry's Avatar
    My 9360 lasts longer than my 9790. Possibly due to the 9790 having a touchscreen.

    I prefer the 9360. Battery-wise anyways.
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    05-16-12 04:08 PM
  9. DavidsonLee's Avatar
    IMO 9790 all the way. Thinking of it as a worthy upgrade. If you're going to use your phone for social networking then it's going to be a good choice to go to the 9790. You get a bigger battery and better hardware. The 9360's battery isn't as good. I have friends whose 9360s died in the middle of the day with heavy use. 7.1 was installed in their 9360s and the Bold seems like the obvious choice with the JM-1. Hope I helped!
    05-25-12 11:34 AM
  10. HappyBlackberryUser1's Avatar
    My friend has had her blackberry 9360 for about 3 months now and the battery life is rubbish, it's constantly on charge and one time she took 3 pictures using the camera and it took all the battery life.
    04-03-13 08:58 AM
  11. grahamf's Avatar
    I found the 9360 to be somewhat low but useable.

    Then again, I used to own a Storm so I learned to be veeeery careful as to what is running in the background.
    04-04-13 11:04 PM
  12. kye2000's Avatar
    My friend has had her blackberry 9360 for about 3 months now and the battery life is rubbish, it's constantly on charge and one time she took 3 pictures using the camera and it took all the battery life.
    probably needs a new battery if thats the case
    04-07-13 04:52 AM
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