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


#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
921 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #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





1767 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #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.

 
 
 
 


1714 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #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).

436 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


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

Widgets suck battery power like a cheap thai hooker.

Create new topic




News »

Freeview On Demand app launches on Sony Android TVs
Posted 6-Aug-2020 13:35


UFB hits more than one million connections
Posted 6-Aug-2020 09:42


D-Link A/NZ extends COVR Wi-Fi EasyMesh System series with new three-pack
Posted 4-Aug-2020 15:01


New Zealand software Rfider tracks coffee from Colombia all the way to New Zealand businesses
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:35


Logitech G launches Pro X Wireless gaming headset
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:21


Sony Alpha 7S III provides supreme imaging performance
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:11


Sony introduces first CFexpress Type A memory card
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:05


Marsello acquires Goody consolidating online and in-store marketing position
Posted 30-Jul-2020 16:26


Fonterra first major customer for Microsoft's New Zealand datacentre
Posted 30-Jul-2020 08:07


Everything we learnt at the IBM Cloud Forum 2020
Posted 29-Jul-2020 14:45


Dropbox launches native HelloSign workflow and data residency in Australia
Posted 29-Jul-2020 12:48


Spark launches 5G in Palmerston North
Posted 29-Jul-2020 09:50


Lenovo brings speed and smarter features to new 5G mobile gaming phone
Posted 28-Jul-2020 22:00


Withings raises $60 million to enable bridge between patients and healthcare
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:51


QNAP integrates Catalyst Cloud Object Storage into Hybrid Backup solution
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:40



Geekzone Live »

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


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.