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Guys

just wanted to check, has anyone else noticed how bad the battery life is, i have fully charged it today, barely used it and it has lost 2 bars!!! (60% reading on battery bar)

i have switched off 3G to test and this is really worrying, before i establish if it is faulty could anyone confirm their experiences pls

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I think Pagemakers wrote all over this forum about it :)
Also it seems that battery usage only high in areas with 3G coverage.

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I think Pagemakers wrote all over this forum about it :)
Also it seems that battery usage only high in areas with 3G coverage.


This is definately not as simple as having poor battery life, or being in a 3G area. My coverage at work is typically 1 bar on 3G Voda, and my phone sits on this all day, every day. I typically make ~35min of calls a day, and heartbeat around 100k of data. I charged my battery Friday lunchtime, and I'm now down to 1 bar (it's now Tues evening).

I have, however, had a day when the battery went from full to 1 bar in about 14 hours. I have no idea what I did differently, other than maybe travelling around a bit more than usual.

The other think I have noticed is if you reboot the phone, you often "gain" a bar of battery, so it maybe the monitor is buggy- check to see how long it is before your phone actually runs out and switches off.

Finally, turn off "receive all beams"- this saves battery, and turn off bluetooth when you're not using it (mine is always off unless I'm in the car).

Hope this helps a little

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My findings.....If the phone is associating in any way with 3G, that's transmitting data or even just connected to it, the battery like is unbelievably crap. There is no better word for it. You will get between 1 and 15 hours out of a full charge.

When no 3G signal is present I get days out of it, comparable to the SP5.

However, and it's a big HOWEVER, I bought this bloody phone because it supported 3G, and now when I use it I can only connect for about 50-60 minutes then my power settings are shouting at me to re-charge. It's pathetic.

This is a massive failing of this device.

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My findings.....If the phone is associating in any way with 3G, that's transmitting data or even just connected to it, the battery like is unbelievably crap. There is no better word for it. You will get between 1 and 15 hours out of a full charge.

When no 3G signal is present I get days out of it, comparable to the SP5.

However, and it's a big HOWEVER, I bought this bloody phone because it supported 3G, and now when I use it I can only connect for about 50-60 minutes then my power settings are shouting at me to re-charge. It's pathetic.

This is a massive failing of this device.


And did you say there is no way to genuinely turn off the 3G?

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You can manually set the phone only to use GPRS, but what's the point of having a 3G phone?

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You can manually set the phone only to use GPRS, but what's the point of having a 3G phone?


Yeah, agreed. This was a real problem with early Nokia 3G phones, and TBH more recent ones like the N80 as well.

But if you are strolling about not using your 3G then perhaps you could turn it off if that preserves the battery? Does Push work particularly well over GPRS?

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Don't use push so I can't advise sorry.

I have slingbox installed on my phone, and watching a few minutes of streaming 3G TV kills the battery.

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watching a few minutes of streaming 3G TV kills the battery.


Ah yes. That does suck. A lot. That would be my main plan for a 3G device. Whats the mAh of the battery?

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Not bad for a small phone. Maybe it needs a ROM upgrade to sort it out??? Not much help to you in the mean time though.

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And did you say there is no way to genuinely turn off the 3G?



thanks guys for the replies its not that great is it! and dont get me started around car kits!!!

speak soon

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Turned 3G permanently off and the battery life is good.

However the sole reason of buying this phone was for 3G.

I hope HTC sort this HUGE failing out soon.

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honestly, this phone is crap. I bought it here in italy and tried to get in touch with htc here, but I had no reply.
battery life is poor, it looses all the mail accounts and internet settings if you turn it off.
they should give us money back for this froud...

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If it wasn't for 3G I would have bagged this phone ages ago.

Poor battery life and buggy software.

Been in a meeting for 90% of the day but still down to 2 bars from a full charge by mid afternoon.

And why? Because I dared to allow the phone to connect to a 3G network.

Pathetic.

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Ciao to everybody.
I have bought an IMATE SPJAS last week. I have used with and without 3G but the result is the same. I can use for 4 or 5 hours and then I need to recharge becosue the phone display the message "level of battery down please recharge".
Another thing. If i try to recharge for one night when i get up I need to take off battery becouse the phone go down and don't work. When I turn on it again the battery life signs 2 or 3 bars, and the phone is very worm (the display shows 43C)-
I try to upgrade with the latest IMATE rom taked from ftp site of IMATE but the problem still exist.
Can you tell me what can I do?
Thank you very much.
Davide.

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Mate, I hate to tell you..
Sounds like you have got faulty phone. Sorry..

Get it replaced. Good luck!

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Mate, I hate to tell you..
Sounds like you have got faulty phone. Sorry..

Get it replaced. Good luck!


Sorry, disagree with you. I have the same phone and this pathetic battery life is normal, especially if the phone is connected to or hunting for a 3G signal.

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Sorry, disagree with you. I have the same phone and this pathetic battery life is normal, especially if the phone is connected to or hunting for a 3G signal.


Strange, I have a MTeoR and and would class myself as a regular user of phone calls, SMS, MMS, Push Email and 3G usage, and i'd class my battery life as good. A fully charged handset on a Monday monring will see me through until Thursday night / Friday morning nicely.

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Strange, I have a MTeoR and and would class myself as a regular user of phone calls, SMS, MMS, Push Email and 3G usage, and i'd class my battery life as good. A fully charged handset on a Monday monring will see me through until Thursday night / Friday morning nicely.


Me too. I have no complaints about battery life- and I am hooked up to 3G pretty much 24/7

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