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#2043 14-Aug-2004 12:52
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Hi
I've just bought a second hand Qtek 1010 and find that the battery only lasts 8 hours on standby from fully charged.
The guy who sold it to me reckons that is all you would expect - but it seems to me, if that is all you get on standby, the device will be pretty much useless as a mobile phone, probably running down the battery in about 30 mins of talking.

I would like ti hear what sort of life others are getting and the age of their devices.

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Mark

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  #7711 14-Aug-2004 13:47
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Definitely doesn't sound right to me! If I were to leave my T610 (one year old) unused, I would estimate that I would get nearly a week of life on standby.

You might want to go to the manufacturer's web site and find their product specifications, which should include battery life figures. You could then print this out and show it to the guy who sold you the phone.

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  #7712 14-Aug-2004 13:55
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Thanks for the reply.
The manufacturer says 150-170 hours on standby.
The guy who sold it to me says - well it's second hand, what do you expect?
To me it seems that he should have declared that the battery life was so degraded.
I'm trying to asseble some evidence that "second hand" does not necessarily mean the battery is stuffed.
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#7717 14-Aug-2004 18:23
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It also depends what's stand by... Do you have the backlight in full throttle? How long does it still on if an alarm goes off? Is GPRS connected all the time? How many times a day does it check for e-mails automatically? All these will impact battery life.

At the end of the day, second hand comes without warranty, and you have to rely on the sellers word...




 

 

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  #7720 14-Aug-2004 21:29
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Standby is:
Backlight off after 30sec
No GPRS connection (so no email checking).
No alarms.
Just sitting on my desk doing nothing but showing the Hello screen.
On that basis I would expect that a device described as "Perfect - no problems at all" would NOT be afflicted with a battery that runs out completely in 8 hours.
- or is that unreasonable?

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  #7723 14-Aug-2004 23:24
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When you say just sitting on your desk showing the hello screen, do you mean that it stays on all the time? Or do you have the "Turn off device if not used for ... minutes" checked?




 

 

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  #7726 15-Aug-2004 10:50
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How can you receive phone calls if the device is turned off?
So, No I do not have that option set.
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  #7728 15-Aug-2004 11:32
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If you're leaving the device on all the time, then eight hours is expected.

When you turn the device off, or when the time is set to "Turn off device if not used for ... minutes" it just means it goes into a sleeping state, but the phone functionality is still on. When a call comes in it'll wake up.




 

 

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  #7731 15-Aug-2004 14:01
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Well well well!
So it does (wake-up). That is a VERY useful piece of information.
Thank you very much.
(I am embarrased that I did not see that anywhere in the manual - I must look)
Now I must eat humble pie and make peace with the gentleman who sold me the device.
Thanks again for your help.
Mark

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