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  1. r.santa1's Avatar
    Anyone who say they use moderate to heavy usage and gets more than one full day on standard battery, is smoking the peace pipe.

    I had to get the seido 3500 and got 2 full days. Phone time on 3g kills batt along with google maps and ubertwitter.

    I talk 4000-5000 minutes and use poynt, google maps, twitter and bbm all day. NO FREAKING WAY I couls even get 1 full day. Last bar by 3-4pm...

    Seido 3500 is the only way to go.

    Cant wait to see if my new 8900 will need extended battery..
    07-05-09 04:21 PM
  2. xplode's Avatar
    if you fully charged your battery when you first got the phone, why would it being new impact battery life?
    Because most LI-ion batteries take 2-3 charges to reach peak capacity.
    07-05-09 08:12 PM
  3. xplode's Avatar
    i think the battery life is terrible--i don't use my phone that much and it's lasting maybe 13 hours. i have adjusted all my settings to maximize battery life too.

    if you have a previous model of blackberry (like my curve, that always lasted 2 days) be prepared for a much shorter battery life with the bold.
    In comparison to my curve i must say the bolds battery life definitely falls short. But due to all the new things im doing on the phone (im actually using the bold much more heavily than i used the curve) so worst case scenario if i see myself running out of battery power often il get a second battery and seperate charger so il have one any time i need it..
    07-05-09 08:14 PM
  4. bish0p34's Avatar
    Just for fun, I turned the screen down to %50 and 3G off. With my 3000mah battery I'm at %70 a few hours into day 3 with moderate use. I've been sending/recieving about 200 msgs a day, talk maybe an hour, hour and a half (light use for me), with Wi-fi on for use in my house. I'm going to try my regular battery out next.

    50% now, 6 hrs into day 4.
    Last edited by bish0p34; 07-08-09 at 05:09 PM.
    07-07-09 12:19 PM
  5. cjsmoove's Avatar
    OK...light reading..lol
    07-07-09 01:47 PM
  6. papped's Avatar
    Running a simple app like Youmail in the background can easily half your battery life. You wouldn't expect it to and it's hard to figure out what's causing it.

    So person A and person B end up with drastically different battery life (not to mention random factors like network coverage, etc).
    07-07-09 01:49 PM
  7. oshpopham's Avatar
    I also got the Seidio 3500 extended battery and it is great! Also download AutoStandby, that seems to save a lot of battery as well. I would assume I'm a light to moderate BB user and it would likely last me at least 2 days if I didn't charge it nightly on light use.
    07-07-09 01:52 PM
  8. asr10 user's Avatar
    Ever since .282 and being able to switch from 2G to 3G, the battery has been amazing. I can honestly say the battery is like my old Pearl where I could go out with 20-30% and have no fear. I think I can get 3 days, maybe 4 while on 2G. Before with 3G only, I was still getting 24-30 hours with normal/light use. But with 3G off, and turning it on only when I want to use youtube, its been freaking amazing.
    07-07-09 03:44 PM
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