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Old 02-06-2007, 11:35 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by BBAddict8100
Just wondering if anyone else is experiencing the same thing. The battery itself is draining and charging fine and it way more power than I thought, I am very happy to have purchased it.
My understanding from years of using cell phones is that the indicators are at best imprecise estimates.

In other words, one cannot and should not rely on them to accurately indicate the actual power remaining.

As a testament to the inaccuracy of the Pearl's battery indicators, try this. In voice dialing say "check battery." Take note of that. Then do the <alt> <race> and check the <battery level>. The look at the home screen's battery graphic. All will be different.

I did the above and voice dialing said "75%" alt race said 85% and the battery graphic indicated about two bars [the graphic is not meant to be anything more than a quick reference].

I did think it interesting that the voice statement was 10% off from the percentage indicator in the <options> <status> or <alt race> percentage. Where is the voice indicator getting its info from?

Last edited by SanFrancisco : 02-06-2007 at 12:03 PM.