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  1. wwwatch's Avatar
    Just tested phone discharge rate during idle with and without Wifi on.

    In an 8 hr period, with Wifi on would cause over 2x the battery consumption than without it on (18% vs 8%).
    01-13-14 07:45 PM
  2. gauravkshatriya's Avatar
    Q5 having bad battery life.

    Posted via CB10
    01-14-14 02:01 PM
  3. hyper878's Avatar
    Okay! So they replaced and gave me a new phone.

    Fully charged and using it since morning 8 am and now it's 3 PM with 3g on and wifi for 1 hour or less( since morning) and only moderate Bbm usage. Battery]= 36 % is it good?

    Thanks!
    01-15-14 05:58 AM
  4. blackberrysoup's Avatar
    That sounds like my kind of usage so it seems alright so far

    Posted via CB10
    01-15-14 06:02 AM
  5. wwwatch's Avatar
    878, so besides moderate BBM usage, your phone did nothing but idle on 3G and you get approx 9% an hour burn rate? I wouldn't say that's good.

    My rate isn't good, but just for your reference, my idle rate on 3G is about 1.5% an hr. With Wifi on, it's about 2.5% or lower. When surfing web it burns over 10% an hr tho.
    01-15-14 09:29 AM
  6. qwerty4ever's Avatar
    878, so besides moderate BBM usage, your phone did nothing but idle on 3G and you get approx 9% an hour burn rate? I wouldn't say that's good.

    My rate isn't good, but just for your reference, my idle rate on 3G is about 1.5% an hr. With Wifi on, it's about 2.5% or lower. When surfing web it burns over 10% an hr tho.
    A poor data coverage area affects battery drainage.

    Posted with CB10 running on BlackBerry Q5
    Umaima_B_Dia likes this.
    01-15-14 07:44 PM
  7. ren596's Avatar
    I have had my Q5 FOR 20 Days
    So for I have Avg. 3.33 Days on a Charge
    At 27 Days Avg. 3.86 Days On A Charge Nework Bands set to LTE/4G/3G/2G
    For 8th Charge I Have Turned OFF The LTE Radio To See How Much More Battery Life I Can GET
    Last edited by ren596; 01-15-14 at 10:44 PM. Reason: Formatting
    01-15-14 10:43 PM
  8. Umaima_B_Dia's Avatar
    A poor data coverage area affects battery drainage.

    Posted with CB10 running on BlackBerry Q5
    Was not aware of this!

    Posted via my beautiful, red Q5 (10.2.1.1925)
    01-15-14 11:51 PM
  9. wwwatch's Avatar
    At 27 Days Avg. 3.86 Days On A Charge Nework Bands set to LTE/4G/3G/2G
    For 8th Charge I Have Turned OFF The LTE Radio To See How Much More Battery Life I Can GET
    Ren596, besides what band / connections your phone has been on, would you also indicate what sort of applications and usages you have put you phone through? Almost hard to believe the phone consumes half a percent of the battery's power per hour.
    01-16-14 12:11 AM
  10. ren596's Avatar
    Ren596, besides what band / connections your phone has been on, would you also indicate what sort of applications and usages you have put you phone through? Almost hard to believe the phone consumes half a percent of the battery's power per hour.
    Okay
    Phone 43:00 Mins [7/Jan/14 -Today] Current Billing Cycle 7/Jan/14 - 6/Feb/14
    Data Usage 261.8 MB
    Adding 50 contacts {Manually} 20/Dec/13 - 24/Dec/13

    BBM & BBM CHANNELS
    You Tube Via BBM Links
    Texting {Non-BBM} | Calendar
    MAPS {Native APP} | Weather {Native APP}
    Browser | Clock | Caluclator

    My Account {Phone Account APP}
    CTVNEWS | CBCNews
    The Techie Guy | CB10 | xeCurrency
    RocketMan {Transit System APP - Toronto}
    01-16-14 04:32 PM
  11. hyper878's Avatar
    Thank you all for the replies.

    I think I will stick with this phone for now.. tired of visiting the service center. Still have 11 months warranty will ask them to replace and give me a new one on the 10th month if it is still giving me problems.

    Thanks Again .
    01-17-14 01:52 AM
  12. cocaice's Avatar
    It's awesome...much much better than my q10

    Posted via CB10
    01-17-14 07:25 AM
  13. gauravkshatriya's Avatar
    I don't know
    I am facing the same problem.

    Posted via CB10
    01-26-14 10:17 AM
  14. gauravkshatriya's Avatar
    I am facing the same problem.

    Posted via CB10
    01-26-14 10:18 AM
  15. gauravkshatriya's Avatar
    Go for battery replacement.......
    Make yr location service off.......
    Use 2g/3g instead 3G.......
    I also having poor battry life....

    Posted via CB10
    04-08-14 07:47 AM
  16. Jenny-V's Avatar
    Hello,

    I heard Q5 has a good battery life and all but to be honest I don't think so.
    I charged it to the maximum and it lasted for 5-6 hours before turning red. All I used was BBM and that so with a low usage.

    Is there anything I can do? Or should I go for a replacement or repair ( what ever the warranty covers).
    Oh to add I am using it on 2g jst to save the battery and I have a 32gb memory card installed( I don't think it effects the battery. Does it? )

    Thannnks .
    Try resetting the phone

    Posted via CB10
    04-09-14 06:35 PM
  17. Razzy901's Avatar
    Hello,

    I heard Q5 has a good battery life and all but to be honest I don't think so.
    I charged it to the maximum and it lasted for 5-6 hours before turning red. All I used was BBM and that so with a low usage.
    Is there anything I can do? Or should I go for a replacement or repair ( what ever the warranty covers).
    Oh to add I am using it on 2g jst to save the battery and I have a 32gb memory card installed( I don't think it effects the battery. Does it? )

    Thannnks .
    i hope this isnt a common problem i just got a Q5 today
    08-07-14 12:28 PM
  18. Matty's Avatar
    My Q5 seems to last really long time with moderate use, i do like to keep my display quite dim though so that probably plays a good part in the long battery life

    Browsing Crackberry, E-mails, and calls the odd game here and there. Guess my battery is just a really good one.

    Tips:
    i never let my battery go below 25%
    I never charge my phone over night, i always take it off charge before i sleep, I've been told over charging the battery is bad for it.
    I normally only use 3G \ 2G networks unless I'm doing a video chat

    Q5 battery life?-img_20140807_191812.png
    Last edited by Matty; 08-07-14 at 01:56 PM.
    08-07-14 01:43 PM
  19. tx ram's Avatar
    Let us all measure the number of calls, mails, chats, sent and received. That way we know, the battery has not drained off in vain. Also all of the q5 owners who are not happy with the battery life, should try another phone/make and then, probably you may realise what the word "work horse" means. I did, move to a brand new Lenovo with a 2500 mah battery and the phone didn't even last till noon on a working day. Back to the q5 again.

    With 7 emails, 3 chat apps, phone and sms, I don't think any other phone would stand a chance, other than a BlackBerry.

    Q5SQR100-3/10.2.1.3247
    08-07-14 02:40 PM
  20. cameronduncan's Avatar
    I easily get a full day starting at 8am on a charge, I never worry about it. It's refreshing! Coming from apple and more recently a samsung s4 it's the difference of a lifetime. Even when the battery dips below 10 percent with the odd text or app use it still lasts 2 hours. I pulled 2 days at a music festival with the brightness down while I still updated instagram and made the odd text or call. No complaints from this guy!


    Red BlackBerry q5. First berry since 2011

    Posted via CB10
    08-08-14 10:07 PM
  21. tx ram's Avatar
    How do I know my battery is giving up? Also how do I get a new battery for my q5 and the question id where do I replace it?
    How do I know BlackBerry authorised has installed a new battery in my phone, is there a check for battery, like a code?

    Q5SQR100-3/10.2.1.3247
    08-09-14 12:06 AM
  22. Matty's Avatar
    How do I know my battery is giving up? Also how do I get a new battery for my q5 and the question id where do I replace it?
    How do I know BlackBerry authorised has installed a new battery in my phone, is there a check for battery, like a code?

    Q5SQR100-3/10.2.1.3247
    Good question, if you go to BBVE on your Q5 it's a small application that gives you all the information about your phone EG: battery health. It will either have a Green, yellow or red circle next to the battery.

    With regards to getting a new battery, I would say rather get a new phone. Since the Q5's battery is glued on and is not meant to be removed or replaced. I really think all BlackBerry phones should have a removable battery for cases just like this. Makes things so much easier for the customer.

    Posted via BlackBerry Classic SQC100-2
    08-09-14 01:51 AM
  23. tx ram's Avatar
    I have come to a stage where I have to carry a powerbank after noon every day. My phone is charged to its full by about 9AM every morning.

    Q5SQR100-3/10.2.1.3247
    09-21-14 12:15 AM
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