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Guest Jasonkruys

How is everyone's battery life? Mine seems pretty poor. 36 hours and it needs a charge, after maybe checking emails twice, and sending 10 or so texts...

At night, and most of the day in fact whilst at work, it is in standby mode, with the clamshell closed.

Orange's website claims a standby time of 10 Days! Also a talk time of 5 days, anyone got anywhere close with this?

I don't have wireless enabled, but do have bluettoth on..

Any other tips to improve battery life? I would hope Bluetooth doesnt affect things that much.

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How is everyone's battery life? Mine seems pretty poor. 36 hours and it needs a charge, after maybe checking emails twice, and sending 10 or so texts...

At night, and most of the day in fact whilst at work, it is in standby mode, with the clamshell closed.

Orange's website claims a standby time of 10 Days! Also a talk time of 5 days, anyone got anywhere close with this?

I don't have wireless enabled, but do have bluettoth on..

Any other tips to improve battery life? I would hope Bluetooth doesnt affect things that much.

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My battery life is awful i heavly use it tho its 2.25 and my battery is at 31% (i am currently using Media Player to play Foo Fighters at college tho)

I do know one way to improve th battery life tho and that is to use SPB Pocket Plus. the main advantage is the turns you X button into a real X button (as in actually closes programs and not jus keeping them running). this cuts down on memory use and thusly uses less battery

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Guest afhstingray

have you updated the radio rom? I find that without the phone part on I get phenomenal battery life,I managed to play mp3's all the way on my 13 hour flight and 2 hour bus ride from malaysia to croydon.and that was with the radio on for the 2 hour bus ride too!Bu when I reached home it barely had any juice left.Whe I first got it I ran a torture test, it ran for 2 hrs 45 mins with screen at max brightness,streaming via wifi london's heart 106.2 at max volume over speakers,with a 20min phone call and all wireless on,bluetooth,phone,and phone.

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Guest vman69

I found that if I goto power management settings and set the screen to be totally turned off it increases my smartphone battery hugely. Before I was getting only 24 hours.

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Guest geraintwd

I get a decent life out of it, but what I would suggest is if you are mostly at home or at work, keep the sync cable on your PC in one location and use the mains charger at the other. Some people forget that USB carries power as well as data so effectively you have 2 chargers.

Also, leaving BT turned on all the time will sap your battery. I think that quoted battery life is under optimal conditions... :roll:

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Guest simonastro

I have taken a leaf out of my mother's book and now have optimal battery life:

I leave the phone switched off 24/7 thus having no problems with battery drain.

I do carry round with me a large filofax, an ipod, a pager, a digital camera and an alarm clock and have to stop regularly at phone boxes and internet cafes, but on the whole......

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Guest Confucious
I have taken a leaf out of my mother's book and now have optimal battery life:

I leave the phone switched off 24/7 thus having no problems with battery drain.

I do carry round with me a large filofax, an ipod, a pager, a digital camera and an alarm clock and have to stop regularly at phone boxes and internet cafes, but on the whole......

:)

Swapping between 2/2.5G and 3Gdrains the battery. According to another thread I've just been reading switching to 2/2.5G only increases the battery life a lot. I normally just chage the phone every ight but if I know i'm not going to be able to I think I'll try turning off 3G.

HTH

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Guest Monolithix [MVP]

My M5000 has been fairly unused since i got my KJAM, as in i might make one call a week on it, if that... i get minimum of 5 days standby on it. Thats with no BT or wifi on, it has a TMob sim in it and i have full signal, apparently its connected the the TMob 3G network, even though i didnt think it was a USIM (it came with my MDA Compact!).

So it may just be overuse, i really dont touch it to get that much standby....

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Guest Danlance

My initial impressions of battery life are - absolutely horrendous.

I am used to getting 3 days + from my old phone (Treo 600) - and generally I seem to be getting low battery warnings after < 1/2 day from the SPV M5000.

This is probably due to me using it extensively for wifi internet browsing - although even when I was only using notes funtionality, it seemed to go from half full to battery warning extremely rapidly.

I am tending to keep it plugged in to usb charger at work all day - although it does seem to prefer a powered USB port, and if plugged in with the screen open, often gives a power warning about overpower on usb port or unrecognized usb device.

what may be more of an issue is that disconnecting the usb cable whilst trying to pick phone up; often seems to cause the call to be dropped...

overall - useable, but nott great...

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Guest xerxes
have you updated the radio rom? I find that without the phone part on I get phenomenal battery life

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I don't use my XDA as my main phone so the radios are all turned off except when I am going to make a data connection. On that basis it usually lasts a 3 days to a week before I have to recharge it. Not bad considering how much surfing and general PDA use it gets.

Of course if I have a heavy WIFI/3g surfing session it will be dead in 3 - 4 hours but that's to be expected.

My battery life might also be because i cooked the rom to prevent all the stuff I didn't want from getting loaded when I initialise the Exec. That means there's less running in the background so fewer processor cycles being burned.

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