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Old 01-31-2009, 11:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys!

Anyone here using .216 and noticing their battery life has gone to crap? My battery lasts max one day now, where back on .167 I had 4 days. I charged it overnight last night, and got up at 10am. its now 11:50am and I'm missing two full blocks and I've done next to nothing on the phone.

Anyone else?
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Old 01-31-2009, 12:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Unhappy No difference here, just as bad as always>

I have used every upgrade since I bought my bold in October of last year. I have never gotten more than a day and a half. I must say that I have followed the advice in the forum on maximizing the battery life (search) and i have mine set to power off at 11pm and back on at 6am. This helps but if left on I get 24 hours max.

I still use my 8800 and get several days from it with moderate use. Obviously this is not a fair comparison - no wifi and no 3g!

One of the primary benefits of the bberry platform has been the long battery life. Hopefully they will get this one figured out.

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Hello,

Battery life is good for me on .216. Had some issues on previous releases but this one seems (so far at least) to be giving me a day and a half of moderate use.

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Old 01-31-2009, 09:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi,

I upgraded from .190 to .216 a few weeks ago and suffered a very noticeable drop in battery life (enough that I actually bought a spare batter because of it). I'm probably getting about 75% of the lifetime I used to get on one charge with .190 and and contemplating going back to it. My only hesitation is that I think a newer OS will be officially released soon and don't wanna downgrade and then upgrade again.

But even with .190 (the best OS I've used so far), I wasn't getting anywhere near 2 days, let alone 4... Crap, I'm not even getting ONE day right now. LOL
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My batter was bad on .217, .219 and .228. Downgraded to .216 and I have way more battery left than with the higher beta builds.
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Hey guys!

Anyone here using .216 and noticing their battery life has gone to crap? My battery lasts max one day now, where back on .167 I had 4 days. I charged it overnight last night, and got up at 10am. its now 11:50am and I'm missing two full blocks and I've done next to nothing on the phone.

Anyone else?
C'mon. 4 days. My Curves don't last 4 days. I am feeling pretty good on .210 with 1 day (20 - 24 hrs) Did you use the phone or data. Was it always asleep. Isn't it about time we all get real about battery life. How about a new benchmark? 1 Day is OK. Trickle it up when you can and hopefully you'll either be at the office or at Home once a day.
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
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battery life on 216 and 217 were awful!

im using 234, soooo much better on battery life also with memory!
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I am using .216 and also experiencing horrible battery life. Is the consensus right now that .190 is the best so far for battery life?
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.190 was better than .167 and .216 for battery life.
I dont use my phone alot to be fair, but the battery life is a bit worse on .216 than .190.
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.190 was better than .167 and .216 for battery life.
I dont use my phone alot to be fair, but the battery life is a bit worse on .216 than .190.
Thanks for the reply. I will switch er to .190 and see!
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Wutever.. I jumped from .190 to .216 and my battery life DOUBLED. I can go 3 days without charging.. and I use it to handle no less than 50 emails and 200 Txt a day.. and I use google maps a lot.... I do not use Bluetooth or Wi-fi (largest battery killers)
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i dont use bluetooth, get maybe 10 emails a day, and rarely txts/calls.
my battery will go down to 95% just sitting around and 80% very quickly if used the broswer for all of maybe 10 mins.

on .190 my battery was at 95% after using wi-fi all day, although not browsing, and again the same above.

of course, it may depend on your carriers OS version of .216, tmob uk, i have crapish battery, the .190 was the AVEA version....
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I'm not entirely sold that this is OS driven -- I'm sitting at 25% battery life after about 4 hours of doing hardly anything. The Bold feels warm. I'm suspicious that an app occasionally locks up and eats the battery.
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i went from stock .167 directly to .216

battery life seems much longer for me with .216
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It's so hard to compare battery life from one person to another, or even one day to another. I know if I use CV for any length of time the battery drains faster. But I might now do that every day. Last night I watched an episode of NCIS before going to sleep. Battery went from 70 to 50percent.
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i went from stock .167 directly to .216

battery life seems much longer for me with .216
I did the same thing, and have experienced the same result. Battery life seems a bit longer with.216.
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i can't swear to this but i "perceive" post-.216 that with more solid wi-fi (with white Wi-Fi icon showing) from home network and office visitor lan -- and just the fact now of Wi-Fi white icon being on most of time now day and night -- the .216 drains battery slower. wonder if there's a connection
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I'm on 216 and everything looks good so far.

Two observations:

- If they bumped the antenna gain to get better 3G or better Wifi, that's a trade-off I can live with.

- I attached the "Application Switcher" to my left convenience key. That way I'm always aware of what's running. Having Media Player or Google Maps (or anything GPS-aware) in the background will eat battery life.
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