Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




136 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 11


Topic # 74411 29-Dec-2010 18:04
Send private message

What kind of battery life are you guys getting on your IDEOS'? Mine seems pretty pathetic, maybe 2-3 hours of use and it's flat.

I drove from South Dunedin to Mosgiel with the GPS going to test it out, it used 20% of the battery. In the space of about 10 minutes. Yesterday I had it charging all day then took it off charge before bed to see how it went when it didn't actually have to do anything. 60% battery had been used in 8 hours.

Also my wifi keeps dropping out, I'm one room over from the room with the AP, it'll say it's connected but no data goes through, turning the wifi off and on fixes it for a few hours. A couple of times today the wifi has stopped working altogether till I cycle the wifi... Also I have 1 bar of wifi signal while less than 10m away from my AP

So yeah basically the point in this thread is are other people here having a similar battery life? Or is this entirely normal...

Create new topic
888 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  Reply # 422427 29-Dec-2010 18:17
Send private message

I have had really reasonable battery life. With GPS on it will last 4 hours and running a Mobile Wifi Hotspot it will last up to 6. On GSM and Wifi alone with light use, it has lasted me 40~ hours





1510 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 228

Subscriber

  Reply # 422578 30-Dec-2010 09:19
Send private message

What are youre back end settings? If you want to save the battery you need to reduce power consumption. GPS will always drain the battery, turn off auto update on your apps and you will reduce the battery consumption by 20%. Personally only use my android on charger for wifi hotspot and GPS.

 
 
 
 


IT Professional
1703 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 166

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 422969 31-Dec-2010 13:18
Send private message

I'm getting great battery life on my IDEOS  - up to 40 hours. Will only get 24 hours (or less) if playing around on it a lot.

I have things turned off if I'm not using them.

WiFi turned on all the time. Occasionally Ive had an issue with it not picking up WiFi (fixed with turning WiFi off and on).

173 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 23


  Reply # 423218 1-Jan-2011 18:30
Send private message

Widgets suck battery power like a cheap thai hooker.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

UFB killer app: Speed
Posted 17-Nov-2017 17:01


The case for RSS — MacSparky
Posted 13-Nov-2017 14:35


WordPress and Indieweb: Take control of your online presence — 6:30 GridAKL Nov 30
Posted 11-Nov-2017 13:43


Chorus reveals technology upgrade for schools, students
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:28


Vodafone says Internet of Things (IoT) crucial for digital transformation
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:06


Police and Facebook launch AMBER Alerts system in NZ
Posted 9-Nov-2017 10:49


Amazon debuts Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in over 100 new countries
Posted 8-Nov-2017 05:34


Vodafone VoIP transition to start this month
Posted 7-Nov-2017 12:33


Spark enhances IoT network capability
Posted 7-Nov-2017 11:33


Vocus NZ sale and broadband competition
Posted 6-Nov-2017 14:36


Hawaiki reaches key milestone in landmark deep-sea fibre project
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:53


Countdown launches new proximity online shopping app
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:50


Nokia 3310 to be available through Spark New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:31


Nest launches in New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2017 12:31


Active wholesale as Chorus tackles wireless challenge
Posted 3-Nov-2017 10:55



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.