- 07-07-2010, 12:44 PM #76
- 07-07-2010, 12:57 PM #77
- 07-07-2010, 02:05 PM #78
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- 07-07-2010, 02:50 PM #80
I average these numbers daily, I'll post a screen later of usage for my typical day, but it seems my numbers break down like this....
Usage: 8hrs 22min
Standby: 23hrs 24min
Battery @ 15%
Thats what I have been doing every day since 6/23 when I've had the phone. Those are good numbers in my opinion. Thats with, Location On, Wifi off, Safari, LOTS of texting, SIRIUS/XM streaming for a few hours, lots of email, 1 hr of calls....thats good numbers!
- 07-07-2010, 06:07 PM #81
- 07-07-2010, 06:20 PM #82
Thanks for your input.
The day I did this test was my day off, and I was at home where I get five bars (at least, according to the display). What's more, I was using my home wireless network for data. Do you think that that could be the problem? I've heard some WiFi routers can halve battery life for certain devices. I've never had this issue with my Palm Pre or iPod Touch, though.
What really concerns me is the rate at which the battery drops when the phone is awake coupled with how warm it gets in such a short amount of time. The battery drops at an almost uniformly steady pace of 1% every 2-3 minutes regardless of what I am doing on the phone. The phone itself warms up noticeably within that amount of time as well, again, regardless of the intensiveness of the task. It's as if the processor (or something else on the logic board) is on overdrive during every minute of use. Something is definitely amiss, and it irks me that I can't figure out what it is.
I'm going to give it a go and restore the phone right now. Who knows, maybe it will solve my problems. Anything for more than 2 hours of use out of an otherwise awesome phone. (-:
- 07-07-2010, 10:16 PM #83
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- 07-07-2010, 11:54 PM #90iMore Intermediate
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I have wifi on, push emails (not really that many today), a bit of texting, Safari for a minute, a few phone calls, and maybe a little gaming. What's your secret? Maybe I'll get better numbers as I have it for a while?
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- 07-08-2010, 12:15 AM #91
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- 07-08-2010, 11:47 PM #94
I do have several push notifications setup for Facebook, IM+, CNN, SportsTap, etc.
- 07-08-2010, 11:54 PM #95iMore Intermediate
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Hmmmm...I guess I'll see what happens!
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- 07-09-2010, 12:35 AM #96
- 07-09-2010, 12:38 AM #97
Not sure why fetch is doing better, but push
does use less battery life than fetch. If you
think about it, if you don't receive email, it
is still polling the server for email on fetch.
With push, if you don't get email, it won't
push any email.
I've done the push vs. fetch on different
platforms as well and it's always the same
for me in where push yields better battery
life than pull (aka fetch) email.
- 07-09-2010, 12:42 AM #98
- 07-09-2010, 12:50 AM #99
I guess that are factors to consider like how much email one gets etc. I wouldn't say I get a ton of email, but I get probably 50 or more a day. Using fetch reduces my battery substantially over push.
The other thing is that we (in work place) use Google Apps with our domain with their Exchange Server setup and perhaps their push setup is the issue. I do know at one time I had done a MobileMe account in a trial and I found it used less battery during push than the Google Sync did.
Also one thing that Apple always tells end users is turn off push email that will improve your battery life. They aren't just saying that because it isn't true. Also remember you can go every hour on mail and in some cases many folks only want to fetch when it is convenient to do so rather than automatically fetch. No way push is going to beat that.
Last edited by OTACORB; 07-09-2010 at 01:06 AM.
- 07-09-2010, 02:21 AM #100