[maemo-users] N900 battery duration

From: Kai Thomsen thomsenk at t-online.de
Date: Fri Oct 16 21:56:53 EEST 2009
Hi Andrea,

I've been using the N900 since last Saturday as my main mobile phone and
messaging device and for some light browsing and blog reading. I use the
"always on" Internet connection option and while I'm in the office the
N900 frequently switches between Wifi and Edge (no 3G here in the middle
of nowhere). I also installed quite a few apps and I use all the virtual
desktops. So far the battery has usually lasted between a full day and
one and a half days. Compared to what I've seen some of my friends
getting out of their iPhone batteries and what I've read in the Palm Pre
reviews - since the 3GS and the Pre use the same CPU - I think getting
about thirty hours out of the battery is not too bad. Much less with
moderate usage looks like a problem with the battery to me.


Am Freitag, den 16.10.2009, 10:48 +0200 schrieb Andrea Grandi:
> Hi all,
> after some days using the N900 (with already lot of charge/discharge
> cicles) I'd like to compare my battery duration with other people.
> At least for me, battery doesn't last so much... for example one day I
> charged it at 10:30 and it lasted only until 18:30 without using GPS,
> fotocamera, wifi, bluetooth, ecc.... just 20 minutes connected in
> UMTS/HSDPA and the rest of the time keeping it in my pocket.
> I don't have any particular application installed... I only use one
> virtual desktop and the widget are: calendar, facebook, forecast.
> Nothing more.
> Another day the battery only lasted 6 hours... browsing a little more
> (30 minutes in total).
> Anyone else is experiencing the same problem?
> p.s: today I'm not going to use it to connect to internet, just using
> it as media player (I'm in the university library) listening it with
> my headset. I'm playing mp3 songs since 1 hour and the battery is
> still displayed as full. Not bad.

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