1. phone-a-holic's Avatar
    I have a notice that my battery doesn't drain as much now as it did when I first got the phone. I spend about 2 hours during the day on the internet, about 2 to 3 hours of phones calls, I send/receive about 200 text pict and vid, and send/receive about 50 emails a day. I would need to charge the battery before the end of the day when I first got my tour. Now I can make it until about 8pm and I am only down to about 35%.

    Has anyone else noticed an improvement?
    08-20-09 09:32 AM
  2. VDub2174's Avatar
    I noticed the same thing with my Tour. When I first started using mine the battery would drain pretty quickly by the end of the work day. Now, it seems to last a lot longer even with me running apps and getting messages.
    08-20-09 09:40 AM
  3. leecd12321's Avatar
    I must agree
    08-20-09 09:43 AM
  4. ChevyStorm88's Avatar
    Coincidentally, I noticed this last night! I have about 25% and the end of the day now, whereas before I occasionally had to charge in my truck on my way home from work...
    08-20-09 09:59 AM
  5. Syco54645's Avatar
    after 12 hours im at 35%. not too bad. i have charging pods all over the place so i just leave it on there. i have them at work, at home, at the gfs, at camp and there is always one in my car. i got them on amazon for the $10 or what ever it was.
    but my battery is lasting longer i think.
    08-20-09 10:08 AM
  6. eric313's Avatar
    Same here. And I was about to pull the trigger on the 1600 from Seidio too.
    08-20-09 10:15 AM
  7. dsullivan7781's Avatar
    I also noticed battery improvment over time its been great!

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    08-20-09 11:14 AM
  8. TheSultan's Avatar
    If you check back to the first day of the Tour release, some people were saying to give it time. I guess we were right
    08-20-09 11:15 AM
  9. shatiek's Avatar
    I also agree with the Op. It's a great device.

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    08-20-09 11:17 AM
  10. SevereDeceit's Avatar
    I noticed it too...
    08-20-09 11:18 AM
  11. tK715's Avatar
    Agreed. Much better battery life, even with a lot more apps.
    08-20-09 11:45 AM
  12. john1210's Avatar
    agree with you guys my battery has gotten a lot better
    08-20-09 01:15 PM
  13. Sticky230's Avatar
    Same here. Even now I am streaming pandora, surfing, and txting with out a huge drain. I have read in another thread that after a few full charges that the battery performs better. I also love how it charges quickly.

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    08-20-09 03:36 PM
  14. berrygirly's Avatar
    Novelty has worn off too, that's part of it....you don't have it on and in your face for 8 hrs at a time anymore....lol

    I am still using the Standby button which I posted about and the battery DEFINITELY charges MUCH faster (almost 3x as fast) and it conserves the battery during the day for sure.
    08-20-09 03:39 PM
  15. phone-a-holic's Avatar
    yes i use the standby feature as well. I actually use it more now than I did when i first got it because i was still using 1 other phone at the time. Now I am only using the 1
    08-20-09 03:50 PM
  16. GG1's Avatar
    Can't say it's gotten better.... it's been great since day 1
    08-20-09 03:54 PM
  17. bricegoing's Avatar
    agree, much better
    08-20-09 03:55 PM
  18. fdnj48's Avatar
    Mine has gotten much better also. Especially since i changed the network setting from global to 1XEV
    08-20-09 04:02 PM
  19. veevans01's Avatar
    My battery life has also gotton better. Took my tour off the charger at 610am, played music from my memory card for about an hour, sent and receive about 50 txt msgs including facebook and used my browser to find stuff on ebay for my phone. it's now 943pm and i'm at 50%. saw a post yestserday that said to change the network technology from global to 1XEV. I think that the latter had a lot to do with my current battery life.
    08-20-09 08:46 PM
  20. dohturdima's Avatar
    My battery life is much better in NYC (where the phone doesn't have to struggle for Sprint covreage which is in -80's) than in Long Island (-90's to -100s even). IMO Radio fix should be RIMs #1 priority with the Tour.
    08-21-09 10:03 AM
  21. proof2006's Avatar
    My battery is at 65% after 4 hours off the charger. One half hour phone call and hundreds of texts. it is what it is
    08-21-09 02:21 PM
  22. kukhuvud's Avatar
    Same here. I purposely drained mine from full to empty once, and since then it's been noticeably better
    08-21-09 02:37 PM
  23. skills973's Avatar
    i guess ill give it a lil while longer because i had my tour for a week and its still no improvement and ppl on here uses 2times the usage that i do
    09-17-09 01:40 PM