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Battery life doesn't seem too bad today actually. Currently at 64% (@ 5pm), took off charge at 7:30am.

I tried using camera360 a couple of times today and it's showing as having used 8% of the battery! I only took about 4 pictures with it...

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I think that's only 8% of the 36% that's used so not all that much really.

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Correct pondlife, I had to explain this to someone before who was complaining that android operating system was using 60% of his battery.

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Correct pondlife, I had to explain this to someone before who was complaining that android operating system was using 60% of his battery.

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I knew it was only a %age of what had been used thus far as everything adds up to 100% :-) it was really the fact that using an app for such a small amount of time contributes to such a large drain.

I have noticed that taking lots of pictures drains the battery quite a lot. I took loads the other night and the battery took a real hammering in a short time.

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Yes smart phones arent really meant for taking lots of photos. Its just an add on really to satisfy consumers. Just think how much work it has to do for 1 picture.
The screen is on, it has to focus,take the pic, process it and then save it, and using flash will increase it also. Gps is also a power hungry beast but its still added as thats what consumers want presumably.

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Taking pictures has never hammered the battery as much using any other phone I've had though. I appreciate what goes into taking a photo, but looking back at iPhone 4 (and 3gs), nexus one all the way back to my 7650, the battery had decreased as expected with use.

I sometimes find that the phone will tell me that I've got 29% and did I want to turn on power saving and then 10 mins later its over 40%. So perhaps its more hoe the OS is interpretting use and not averaging it out over long enough.

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The battery meter doesn't seem especially accurate tbh. First 10% seems to vanish and the next 10% holds on much longer, it's a bit weird. And wants to turn on power saving far too early for my liking.

Edited by Pondlife, 10 June 2012 - 10:44 AM.

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Yes if you look at the battery stats graph, sometimes it goes up. Must be buggy.

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Has now happened to me too. Appeared after a walk with the handset in my pocket. Not hot and not wet. Pressing the back with the battery off removed the "stain". If it keeps happening, it'll be going back.

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Has everyone it's happened to been using a screen protector?

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Take pics if possible and post on huawei uk Facebook page. They will then hopefully look into it.

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Has now happened to me too. Appeared after a walk with the handset in my pocket. Not hot and not wet. Pressing the back with the battery off removed the "stain". If it keeps happening, it'll be going back.


Is this about the battery life or did I miss something earlier in the thread?

FWIW, I think that the battery life has began to settle down. Perhaps it needed a few charge/discharge cycles to bed in? Anyway, it seems much improved now, so perhaps I jumped the gun!

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Is this about the battery life or did I miss something earlier in the thread?

He's talking about the blob that appears on some people's G300 screens (I've not seen it on mine).

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A colour blob or like a burn?

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