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Old 07-13-2009, 04:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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After a normal day i would have half to one third on my 8830. the Tour is almost dead. how does yours compare?
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I don't have the Tour yet, but I would be willing to bet that if you put the battery through a couple of complete cycles you would see the battery life that has been reported prior to release. New batteries need a few cycles to get "warmed up".
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The Tour battery is weaker but it may due to all the provisioning and installing of apps you may have done. Your comment is worth exploring
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I don't have the Tour yet, but I would be willing to bet that if you put the battery through a couple of complete cycles you would see the battery life that has been reported prior to release. New batteries need a few cycles to get "warmed up".
Also. Newer OS versions tend to make more efficient packages. We shall see
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The Tour battery is weaker but it may due to all the provisioning and installing of apps you may have done. Your comment is worth exploring
today i only used the phone and email, too busy to play with it. yesterday i did all the downloading and exploring.
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Day two with tour for me. A couple phone calls, BBM, and some email. On my 8330 would be around 70%. Tour is 35%. Concerning because it was no where near a demanding day for the device. I am hoping a few cycles will help it, but I too am concerned!
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Wow.. The Tour has 1400 battery wear as the 8330 had a 1000 battery by default..

Has anyone changed the network preferences so if that's the culprit?
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Heavy use today, several calls, lots of browsing, lots of GPS Google Maps while traveling, used 3/5ths by 4 PM. But first day out with new toy, it gets heavy use. Check back in two weeks when back to normal use.
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After a complete charge:

- 4 calls under 3 mins.
- Answered 9 emails
- A few other random things nothing too heavy

The thing was drained by 6PM after a start at 7AM. I swear, my 8830 would have been at 60-70%. I am very nervous this might be a huge problem.
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As the device becomes more popular I would expect higher MAh batteries to become available from aftermarket companies.
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Hmmm...

I have been using mine pretty heavily and if I had to guess, the battery life is close to my Curve.

Several downloads today finishing some setup, played around with VZ Nav, BBMaps and Google Maps while driving, and probably 1.5 hours total phone time. It is at 35% right now. I will let it go down further and then swap batteries in the AM.
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After a complete charge:

- 4 calls under 3 mins.
- Answered 9 emails
- A few other random things nothing too heavy

The thing was drained by 6PM after a start at 7AM. I swear, my 8830 would have been at 60-70%. I am very nervous this might be a huge problem.
I send emails and texts pretty heavily throught the day and I am still at about 25% batt life. anyone else notice that even thought the battery meter might be lower on the tour, if you go into status, its actually has more then what the curve would show % wise? just a thought that maybe the tour battery meter isnt as close to the % left as the curve was which in my opinion was pretty accurate. Throughout the day I noticed the battery meter fell quickly from 100% but then got slower and slower as it went towards zero. thoughts?

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I always look at "status" when really looking at battery power. I dropped my screen on time to 20sec from 30. Changed network from global to 1XEV.

-Off a night of charging at 6:00am with 100%
- 2- 5 min calls
-4 BBM messages
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65% battery left :( Not even close to my curve
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I always look at "status" when really looking at battery power. I dropped my screen on time to 20sec from 30. Changed network from global to 1XEV.

-Off a night of charging at 6:00am with 100%
- 2- 5 min calls
-4 BBM messages
- 8 emails

65% battery left :( Not even close to my curve
Does changing it from Global to 1XEV supposed to make that big of a difference? What about leaving bluetooth disabled? anyone else having luck turning things off?
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A lot of 8900 users turn down the screen brightness to save battery. The screen is so much better than the 83xx that you don't notice it turned way down at all. The battery will improve after a few cycles if it's like the 8900. Just make sure GPS is off!
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A lot of 8900 users turn down the screen brightness to save battery. The screen is so much better than the 83xx that you don't notice it turned way down at all. The battery will improve after a few cycles if it's like the 8900. Just make sure GPS is off!
Just double checking, but where do you turn the GPS off on the Tour?
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options>advanced options>GPS>location ON. That's how my 8900 is set. GPS isn't used unless you open a GPS app (I use Googlemaps). Just make sure that you exit the app, don't just hit the back button or it stays on. I don't think there' any way to tell if the GPS is searching by checking things.
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options>advanced options>GPS>Three options
GPS Data Source- **unchangeable**
GPS Services- E911 Only or Location On
Location Aiding- Enable or Disable or Disable while roaming

I switched my GPS settings to GPS Services E911 Only. Did you change Location Aiding (What is this)?
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I think location aiding uses the CDMA celltowers to assist locations, especially where you don't get a GPS satellite (parking garage is the classic example). Like I said the GPS shouldn't operate unless there's an app using it, I don't think it will just run on its own normally. You can go GPS>menu>refresh GPS and it'll scan for satellites and put the number it finds and the last date you did this, but that's about it.
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Well I will see if turning GPS off helps. It can't hurt- Since i posted an hour and a half ago at 65%, I have had three emails come across the phone and I am now at 50%. This just seems too rapid to me.
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