John P. Looney wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 3:31 AM, Shane Tuohy <stuohy1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On 17 March 2010 23:58, Gary Boland <gary.boland at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>> +1 on the nexus, its a great every day phone and indeed mp3 player (32gb
>>> micro sd cards now available)
>>>>>> How's the battery life Gary?
>>>>> It can be the worst thing, you have this phone that can do everything, but
>> the battery is shite and runs out every 12 hours...
>>>> How do you find the battery life on the nexus one in real life tests?
>>>>>> It depends on what you are doing.
>> Normally, you'll get ~4 days out of it, if you use it like a phone (disable
> data/syncing). I did this when I was in Russia recently, and didn't want to
> pay for data roaming rates.
>> You'll get two full days if you have 3G turned of, just use GPRS/Wifi for
> data, but have full syncing on (I sync podcasts, picasa photos and work +
> personal gmail, so I'm a pretty heavy data user).
>> If you also use it for playing music, it won't fully sleep. You'll get a
> full day out of it.
>> If you use it for recording hiking trails (using GPS, display sleeping),
> you'll get maybe 4 hours out of it.
>That'll be a fail then, just like the iphone.Why can manufacturers not
understand battery life is KEY for a portable device, especially for a
Am I the only one that feel this way? Surely not?
I could'nt believe my "smartphone" ran out of juice after less than a
day with all options on. I needed to make a call and couldn't.
So I dumped it and went back to my _physically_ broken old nokia - the
screen is held on with celotape, but at it lasts 4+ days
Rant over :-)
> If you use the turn by turn navigation stuff with all the layers enabled
> (satellite photo overlay of ground, 3D mode, shops/points of interest
> superimposed on the roadsides) you use 3G, GPS, the display, audio etc.
> you'll get an hour maybe two (yeah, seriously, an hour. Get a car charger
> cable or you are boned).
>> That said, like any heavy smartphone user, I now have a dock at home in my
> kitchen, and a charging cable by my PC in work and in the car. I'm used to
> frequently topping up. You kinda need to if every train journey you are
> listening to streaming podcasts while reading ebooks on it :)
>> I also keep a charging cable in my laptop bag, so I can charge the phone
> from my laptop when travelling. I also have a spare battery in said laptop
> bag just in case I run out. Never used it.
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