Battery Life On The BlackBerry Z10

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    Question Battery Life On The BlackBerry Z10

    With the U.S. launch of the BlackBerry Z10 well underway. I thought it would be a great time to gather some information from other fellow Z10 owners regarding its battery life. Frankly, its not that great. I have heard from numerous people that their Z10 devices barely make it through the day. I consider my self a power user. While I do play games and listen to music, most of my time is spent reading and replaying to messages. However, I too experience poor battery life I would like to know your experience.

    To help gather as much information as possible please indicate whether you consider your self a power user, a casual user, or something in between. Thanks.
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    Catch ya later on this one as soon as my precious hits my mailbox and I've had a week to check it out. *Tired of reading about it and ready to BE about it!
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    First of all, Yes. I think I'm a power user. I have 3 running email accounts, 6 BBM Groups, 200 BBM contacts (100 of whom I contact on a regular basis) and another 100 contacts for phone, texting and so on. I had a 9800/9900/9981 before, and on these devices I managed to get abt 10-12 hours with very low usage.
    My device is a white STL 100-001 Z10 on 10.0.10.648 (10.0.1082), which I usually keep running on the 2G+3G network mode and try to use WiFi wherever I can as it is said to be more energy efficient for data usage than the mobile network.
    Most used features are the browser, music player, camera,a few news apps, the hub (BBM, texts, Whatsapp, Mail) and the phone, though not very often. Oh, I also tweet. With the background brightness set to about 50%, I'm getting a whopping 13hrs maximum, if I keep track of the display usage which seems to be the battery killer #1 on this beauty. Most of the time I'm satisfied with the 9-11 hrs I get. Interestingly, I found the Z10 to consume significant less battery if the activation from standby via gestures is turned off.
    I hope this says enough about my usage to draw conclusions, just my 2 cents :P
    The BB people I've talked to abt the battery life said it'll get better with 10.1 in May....

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    10.1 now is only for dev alpha c。。i think it will be coming soon
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    I've also noticed that certain apps can have a very dramatic affect on battery consumption. Especially apps that are always pushing notifications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxxBerry View Post
    First of all, Yes. I think I'm a power user. I have 3 running email accounts, 6 BBM Groups, 200 BBM contacts (100 of whom I contact on a regular basis) and another 100 contacts for phone, texting and so on. I had a 9800/9900/9981 before, and on these devices I managed to get abt 10-12 hours with very low usage.
    My device is a white STL 100-001 Z10 on 10.0.10.648 (10.0.1082), which I usually keep running on the 2G+3G network mode and try to use WiFi wherever I can as it is said to be more energy efficient for data usage than the mobile network.
    Most used features are the browser, music player, camera,a few news apps, the hub (BBM, texts, Whatsapp, Mail) and the phone, though not very often. Oh, I also tweet. With the background brightness set to about 50%, I'm getting a whopping 13hrs maximum, if I keep track of the display usage which seems to be the battery killer #1 on this beauty. Most of the time I'm satisfied with the 9-11 hrs I get. Interestingly, I found the Z10 to consume significant less battery if the activation from standby via gestures is turned off.
    I hope this says enough about my usage to draw conclusions, just my 2 cents :P
    The BB people I've talked to abt the battery life said it'll get better with 10.1 in May....
    Excellent tips! thanks for sharing.

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    It's been hard for me to gauge the battery life on my Z10. I'm almost always near a charger (work, home, car) and my habit has always been to plug in my BlackBerry's whenever I can. So today, I'm giving it a true all day test. I'm topping it off now and as this beautiful Easter Day progresses, I'll see just how long it'll go.
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    It has started getting poor again and I don't know why

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshMcAuliffe View Post
    It has started getting poor again and I don't know why
    Make sure that you have email scanning turned off in BlackBerry Travel. This was a MAJOR drain when I downloaded it after release. The update is supposed to have fixed it but I don't trust it enough to turn it on unless I'm expecting an email now
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    Yeah, I turned it off as well after I scanned my email for my flight info.

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    I don't have BlackBerry Travel as I don't travel much. Lol.
    Maybe my KiDiGi dock isn't doing its job properly?

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    Update : I am getting 10-12 hours on my Z10 with "normal " use. Not bad if you ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshMcAuliffe View Post
    It has started getting poor again and I don't know why
    Have you recently installed any apps that could be draining your battery? If it has just started, I would think that it's app related. Let us know what you find out!

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    Check out "Battery Lover Pro" - the best battery monitoring app I've used until now. There is a lot of settings to use: sound, led notification, temperature warning, .....

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    Sorry, I forget the post the Link for you

    Link to BlackBerry World Listing: BlackBerry World - Battery Lover Pro
    Price: $0.99
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    Quote Originally Posted by tanphat1412 View Post
    Check out "Battery Lover Pro" - the best battery monitoring app I've used until now. There is a lot of settings to use: sound, led notification, temperature warning, .....

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    Sorry, I forget the post the Link for you

    Link to BlackBerry World Listing: BlackBerry World - Battery Lover Pro
    Price: $0.99
    Looks like cool app. Are you the developer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshMcAuliffe View Post
    I don't have BlackBerry Travel as I don't travel much. Lol.
    Maybe my KiDiGi dock isn't doing its job properly?
    The best thing I found that significantly helps with battery life is to lover the dimmer to about 50- 60%. I found a huge increase in battery life once I started doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Jerde View Post
    Looks like cool app. Are you the developer?
    Yes, I am. I'm currently using the Dev Alpha (will trade LE soon), but the battery just fairs well, so I decide to develop an application that easy to use, provide just enough information about the battery and some notification functions.

    You can check the Free version here: Battery Lover

    Hope you can support me.
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    I took my Z10 off the charger this morning at 8am its now 8pm and I have 62% battery left (12+ hrs), now mind you Sunday is a very light day as far as communication goes. I think this is pretty good for a "slow" day and I will test tomorrow (Monday) which is always a busy day and report back with MY battery usage for the Z
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    Ok , Monday is all but complete and here are the results of my battery drainage (not that busy for a Monday). Removed my Z10 from the Charger at 7:30am, approx 8 phone calls (estimate 15min each) , about 20 emails, received NEW BlackBerry multimedia headsets in the mail ( approx 3 hrs of listening too music ), BBM and BBM group corespondence, approx 30 text msg and at 11:00pm my battery is at 56% (15+hrs)....NOT BAD, I think I will keep this PHONE OH yeah, WIFI always on, but no bluetooth.....didn't need PlayBook bridge today
    Last edited by spencerdl; 04-22-2013 at 10:10 PM.
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    That's really good. Any time playing games? Usually that's the biggest battery drainer.

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