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Old 05-01-2006, 02:56 PM   #1
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So I don't know if battery life is going to be any different between 8700 verisions but I figure I'd like to see what the average battery life is.

I just got 3 days outta mine with moderate to heavy use (text, light calls, lots of im/ email etc) and not to mention i took it to an area with a lack of service which I figure effected the life. I fully recharged it today so we'll see how long it goes this time...
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Old 05-01-2006, 03:14 PM   #2
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I have a 8700c and that's about the same for me. I never took it out of service area and I did have BT on for some of my calls. I'm going to charge it up and leave BT on all the time and see how it goes.
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Old 05-01-2006, 03:24 PM   #3
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That is also what I'm seeing. About 3 days. But when I go online such as here and other forums, it goes down pretty fast. I normally just charge nightly. I also have the 8700g with no BES.
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I must be using the crud out of mine because I am getting a day! It is usually pretty dead when bedtime comes!
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I must be using the crud out of mine because I am getting a day! It is usually pretty dead when bedtime comes!
Yea same here, I can't barely seem to get 2days outta my poor baby. I'm a heavy texter and HEAVEY web surfer. I don't use blueT nor do I chat as much as. I did with the sdk2. So I was thinking of investing in the battery upgrade. I also heard that the extra girth assists in typing on the keyboard.
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hmm im getting a day to a day and a half... BES user, lots of browsing, BT, and messaging with lots of no service areas... lucky if I get a day if I talk on the thing!
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I'm getting about 3 days out of mine. No BT use but heavy use of email and browsing and other random data transfers. Only use about 10mins of voice time a day though as I have a separate cell phone for voice calls and SMSs.

I could push 3.5 days I think but I don't think I could get to 4 days.

My colleague who has one of those Windows Smartphone thingy's can't get more than one day and I don't think he uses it as heavily as I do!!

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anywhere from two to three days, on par with my old -c
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I go crazy with mine, all day... I think that if I did not charge it every night, I could possible get to two days. This is with Bluetooth on all the time, also.
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Signal strength makes an enormous difference. At the limits of range from the nearest tower a GSM phone will run its radio at up to 2W at best it will use 1/100 of that power. 2W is a lot to take from a small battery! So it depends on the signal strength where you spend much of your time...

http://www.techmind.org/gsm/
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