View Poll Results: how long does you battery last YOU?

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  • I get less than 4 hours before I HAVE TO charge

    5 3.07%
  • I get about 5 hours before I HAVE TO charge

    8 4.91%
  • I get about 6 hours before I HAVE TO charge

    19 11.66%
  • I get about 7 hours before I HAVE TO charge

    15 9.20%
  • I get about 8 hours before I HAVE TO charge

    13 7.98%
  • I get about 9 hours before I HAVE TO charge

    5 3.07%
  • I get about 10 hours before I HAVE TO charge

    11 6.75%
  • I get about 11 hours before I HAVE TO charge

    10 6.13%
  • I get more than 12 hours before I HAVE TO charge

    70 42.94%
  • i charge everythime i can and dont know how long i could go without charging

    7 4.29%
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  1. #101  
    Well here is another skiiny.
    I am in the Army and this weekend we were in the middle of nowhere - Fri, Sat and Sun. I am the Medical Corps Officer there and there was a lot of calling between medics and team. By 12 noon the 800w was toast. No more calls, nothing!
    This device is not reliable. Why should i have to carry extra batteries? How do I charge them - the extra bats? Do I stay up all night and swap batts so my phone can charge them?
    All this was with almost everything turned off to conserve power.
    This is BS!
    Again, who did they choose to beta test this crap? Disabled idiots on oxycodone who did not know if they even had a phone?
    Really, speak up if you were a beta tester and lets hear it HOW you teated this phone!!!
    I am considering going back to my 755p.
  2. #102  
    Quote Originally Posted by Aviator View Post
    Well here is another skiiny.
    I am in the Army and this weekend we were in the middle of nowhere - Fri, Sat and Sun. I am the Medical Corps Officer there and there was a lot of calling between medics and team. By 12 noon the 800w was toast. No more calls, nothing!
    This device is not reliable. Why should i have to carry extra batteries? How do I charge them - the extra bats? Do I stay up all night and swap batts so my phone can charge them?
    All this was with almost everything turned off to conserve power.
    This is BS!
    Again, who did they choose to beta test this crap? Disabled idiots on oxycodone who did not know if they even had a phone?
    Really, speak up if you were a beta tester and lets hear it HOW you teated this phone!!!
    I am considering going back to my 755p.
    You should be sent to an Article 32....

    Why would you take a phone that you know will run out of battery life into that situation?

    Stop and think about how YOU look.

    Why don't you use motor oil to washout a wound next time.

    We are all waiting on the extended battery... at least 45% of us on this forum. lol
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  3. #103  
    I have a preproduction 800w that I've been using for about six weeks now, and I must say I don't have quite as many problems as most of you seem to be. If I don't use the phone at all for talk, but just email (push), SMS and some light browsing, I can get 18 hours out of it. If I do talk, it's about four hours of talk time plus another 6 or so of "standby".

    I generally charge it every night, but I have been forgetful once or twice, and it still had charge enough to use in the morning. It takes about an hour to get to full charge. I can take it from 80% to 20% in about three hours if I'm on a call using BT. So my verdict is this - if I don't use it to talk a lot (which I usually don't - I'm much more email/sms centric), then the battery life is just as good as my Mogul was. If I use it for a lot of talk, it's not very good. Just my $.02.
  4. #104  
    Quote Originally Posted by Ebag333 View Post
    That depends on how you define "half a day".


    For example, I've seen several people on here mention that their BB lasts 1 to 2 days before they need to recharge. In comparison I know several VP's who recharge about once a week or so.

    ...
    You are correct. I just watched that Will Smith movie called Hancock on my Curve and only lost about 20 percent or less. I'm watching the Dark Night right now which is over 2 hours so I'll test out the usage. My Brother In Law who is the President of his Company charges his BB every 4 days. Obviously a light user, only for email.

    So why is Windows in general such a power hungry OS? Obviously Palm new the POS doesn't require nearly as much juice as Windows but still chose the Centro battery? Just thinking out loud here, not bashing, don't own an 800 anymore, just a Windows junky. Maybe come back someday when this all figured out.
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  5. #105  
    Quote Originally Posted by VibrantRedGT View Post
    So why is Windows in general such a power hungry OS? Obviously Palm new the POS doesn't require nearly as much juice as Windows but still chose the Centro battery? Just thinking out loud here, not bashing, don't own an 800 anymore, just a Windows junky. Maybe come back someday when this all figured out.
    a lot of us have wondered that and there is no clear answer...it just always has been. my old Axim was hardly a prime example of battery life (wifi was just pure dangerous).

    at least a small part of the difference will be the RevA on this phone. More bandwidth = more power. Not as dramatic as 1x to Ev was, but still some.

    Touch screen is the other, though it's also not clear how much of an impact that can make.

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  6. #106  
    Quote Originally Posted by VibrantRedGT View Post
    So why is Windows in general such a power hungry OS?
    If I can get past your continuous bashing and redundancy to answer a question...

    Windows mobile seems to be power hungry since it works different than other mobile OSs on the market... but I think anytime you make the OS and make the device you have much better control over the entire product from conception to launch.

    Unfortunately, MS builds the OS and others build the phone. Even palm messed around with the OS to make it easier to use... but no telling what else they "fixed."

    At the end though, we demand much from a mobile device... we want it to do everything but be thin as paper. Palm and MS are really building the product we requested.

    And not to mention all the 3rd party software we can install... many titles are crappy... even you had weather bug installed... that killed the battery life in my treo.

    In all honesty though people (not you) whining about the 800 when compared to a curve is simply amazing... the two products have different markets and the products work differently (hell, 800 has a touch screen for crying out loud). Those people are stupid.

    Those same people would compare a hummer to an old S-10. Two different products built for two different purposes...
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  7. #107  
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    If I can get past your continuous bashing and redundancy to answer a question...
    lol

    I don't know how people watch movies especially dark knight on a 320 x 240 screen. Get a laptop. Now I see why you had issues with your 800w battery life.
  8. #108  
    Quote Originally Posted by Malatesta View Post
    a lot of us have wondered that and there is no clear answer...it just always has been. my old Axim was hardly a prime example of battery life (wifi was just pure dangerous).

    . . .
    Amen to that. I was amazed if my axim made it over an hour of use before a was running to the charger
    Treo 800w - Love the Phone Can Tolerate the Battery
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    #109  
    Quote Originally Posted by VaccPalm View Post
    Where is the thread about battery conserve mode?? tryng to find it and cant .
    found it:
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...hlight=battery
    and note the registry names ("PowerManagement"):
    http://pdaphonehome.com/forums/htc-t...tml#post694199


    Quote Originally Posted by aixguru View Post
    How about noting the following items from your new phone.n
    yeah, it's the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aviator View Post
    Well here is another skiiny.
    I am in the Army and this weekend we were in the middle of nowhere - Fri, Sat and Sun. I am the Medical Corps Officer there and there was a lot of calling between medics and team.
    why waste your minutes when you can use all those fully scrambled, rescrambled, refried VHF Ir Morse Code satellite radio phones at your disposal?


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Why don't you use motor oil to washout a wound next time.

    We are all waiting on the extended battery... at least 45% of us on this forum. lol
    at first, i didn't think we're supposed to trashtalk our military people, then i noticed your location...

    Quote Originally Posted by VibrantRedGT View Post
    You are correct. I just watched that Will Smith movie called Hancock on my Curve and only lost about 20 percent or less. I'm watching the Dark Night right now which is over 2 hours so I'll test out the usage. My Brother In Law who is the President of his Company charges his BB every 4 days. Obviously a light user, only for email.
    thanks for the continuous updates, we look forward to upgrading our 800w's to the superior BB's. you know what they say, once you go black, err... crack, wait no... more like once you go blackberry, you won't go back. whew! that was one tough quote. :-|
    also, thanks for updating your sig, now we know you're not one of us! j/k. :-| so why do you have so many phones in your sig? are you one of those indecisive people (no offense to the indecisive folks) who buy and return a dozen phones within the 30day period before settling on one? not that it's a bad thing... :-|
    ^^^ note: all rhetorical questions.
  10. #110  
    Quote Originally Posted by ft5117 View Post
    so why do you have so many phones in your sig? are you one of those indecisive people (no offense to the indecisive folks) who buy and return a dozen phones within the 30day period before settling on one? not that it's a bad thing... :-|
    My mom had about 5 phones before she settled on the 700wx.















    Which I told her to get in the first place.
  11. #111  
    I forgot to charge my phone the other night.
    It went 37 hours before it was down to 15%.
    Thats with only 15 minute talking .5-6 ignored rings.About 1 hour of browsing at 100% screen brightness.1 manual email send/receive.
    GPS ,wifi, bluetooth all off.
  12. #112  
    I am in a borderline service area, actually great service outside but poor inside, and my office is in the back of our space so I am in a tough spot.

    I was having all kinds of service issues, roaming- poor battery life, dropped data connections, errors signing on etc.

    I decided to turn off roaming and everything is stable. I am in solid 1-2 bar terriotory now. Battery life is easily enough to get me through the day- no more dropped data connections or errors.

    FWIW having the phone set to roam was killing me.

    -Rob
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  13. #113  
    Quote Originally Posted by robber View Post
    I am in a borderline service area, actually great service outside but poor inside, and my office is in the back of our space so I am in a tough spot.

    I was having all kinds of service issues, roaming- poor battery life, dropped data connections, errors signing on etc.

    I decided to turn off roaming and everything is stable. I am in solid 1-2 bar terriotory now. Battery life is easily enough to get me through the day- no more dropped data connections or errors.

    FWIW having the phone set to roam was killing me.

    -Rob
    That's an old trick that I used to use back in the day with my old candybar phone. In my area (especially at the time) Sprint didn't have much coverage outside of town, and no roaming agreements, so I had it set to network only. Even on a simple candy bar phone switching from roaming to Sprint and back repeatedly would drain a battery that would normally last 3 days to only lasting a few hours.

    It really is death on a battery...
  14. #114  
    Quote Originally Posted by robber View Post
    I am in a borderline service area, actually great service outside but poor inside, and my office is in the back of our space so I am in a tough spot.

    I was having all kinds of service issues, roaming- poor battery life, dropped data connections, errors signing on etc.

    I decided to turn off roaming and everything is stable. I am in solid 1-2 bar terriotory now. Battery life is easily enough to get me through the day- no more dropped data connections or errors.

    FWIW having the phone set to roam was killing me.

    -Rob



    Good post... I had forgotten about that old trick.
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  15. #115  
    6 hours. It is worse, but that might be because I set up my email to check every 30 minutes and even though I've changed it to manually, it still continues to check all the time. Not a good thing when you work in a metal building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robber View Post
    I am in a borderline service area, actually great service outside but poor inside, and my office is in the back of our space so I am in a tough spot.

    I was having all kinds of service issues, roaming- poor battery life, dropped data connections, errors signing on etc.

    I decided to turn off roaming and everything is stable. I am in solid 1-2 bar terriotory now. Battery life is easily enough to get me through the day- no more dropped data connections or errors.

    FWIW having the phone set to roam was killing me.

    -Rob
    I am roaming all the time in the building. Going to give this a shot. Thanks!
  16. #116  
    Quote Originally Posted by peachness View Post
    6 hours. It is worse, but that might be because I set up my email to check every 30 minutes and even though I've changed it to manually, it still continues to check all the time. Not a good thing when you work in a metal building.
    Yea, I fixed a friend's phone... checking email every "x" minutes is murder on a battery.
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  17. #117  
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Yea, I fixed a friend's phone... checking email every "x" minutes is murder on a battery.
    I changed everything I can think of and it still does send/receive every 5 minutes.
  18. #118  
    Quote Originally Posted by peachness View Post
    I changed everything I can think of and it still does send/receive every 5 minutes.
    delete the account and make a new one

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  19. #119  
    Quote Originally Posted by Malatesta View Post
    delete the account and make a new one
    thanks! beat ya to it. and I turned off roaming. worked like a charm and still have a full battery 2 hours into the workday. of course, this is my centro battery and it was a better battery I think.

    EDIT: Battery still got sucked down, so I think I'm going to have to just shut the phone off during the day. I hate not being in touch with the real world while I'm at work.
    Last edited by peachness; 08/20/2008 at 06:35 PM.
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