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Topic # 82987 8-May-2011 07:55 Send private message

Hi guys, as above just wondering what to expect compared to others, hard to tell when you cant get a battery percentage :(




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  Reply # 466630 8-May-2011 08:09 Send private message

There are many factors in play... It will depend on how many email accounts you have, if you enabled push email, if you have constant update of Facebook in your Me tile, if you use Zune and radio, or if you are using maps, if you have WiFi alwas on, etc...

It should last at least a day of moderate use. However note that we have seen reports of reduced battery life after the March 2011 update, slowly changing the pattern to a longer battery life after a week or so. This could be related to how the OS manages app launch and saving.






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  Reply # 466631 8-May-2011 08:12 Send private message

Thanks, so if i remove the ME tile [which dosent bother me at all] and put the accounts on every 30 mins, should make it a little better




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  Reply # 466632 8-May-2011 08:14 Send private message

Also by a "full day" do you mean a 9 hour working day like some or 24 hours?




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  Reply # 466634 8-May-2011 08:43 Send private message

Full day for me is the time I am awake and can use the handset. Usually it will be charging in the evening until I go to bed. It will then be next to me, but not charging, until next morning. So let's say about 18 hours?

Note I don't use Zune, WiFi is mostly off all the time, but when out I tend to check emails very frequently.






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  Reply # 466635 8-May-2011 08:45 Send private message

I would have thought that WiFi would use less battery then 3G data surely...




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  Reply # 466647 8-May-2011 09:15 Send private message

Not at all.






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  Reply # 466655 8-May-2011 09:20 Send private message

Why is that, every other phone uses less with wifi on. my desire chews up the battery on 3G, much better on wifi... not just guessing, i have tested it.




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  Reply # 466660 8-May-2011 09:24 Send private message

My point is not that WiFi uses more or less. It is that you don't need WiFi on when you are out and about. Turn WiFi on at home, in the office, or when you are in a cafe... But otherwise turn it off because it's a waste of battery since it's not being used.






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  Reply # 466664 8-May-2011 09:28 Send private message

OK ;) yea i see your point.




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