This is a discussion on Battery Life initial impressions? within the Nexus One forums, part of the Google Phones category; Originally Posted by Jonnei The battery life doesn't bother me. If your gonna use it like a laptop, then expect for it to die fast. ...
I don't care much for how much battery I could get out of it over the course of more than one day because, at night, I will always plug it in before heading to bed.
as long as its better than the g1, and as long as by the time i go to bed i can do what i want to do and not have it completely die. G1 phone call would drain my battery insanely fast. Went the BB it was heaven, now back to this i hope its atleast decent. does not have to be equivilant to the BB but at least a couple notches under. Whatever it is its to late the phone is already on its way.
BB is heaven only because the screen is not huge and doesn't use much of the device's power. Then again, the Storm had good battery but maybe because it doesn't have this huge processor running in the back along with a lot of graphical touches.
Just did an idle test.. Switched wifi, sync, gps, etc. off and left it idle for a while (I was busy on other stuff so that wasn't as hard as it sounds). Left 3G on as it wasn't a setting on the widget panel*. Background is the standard animated one.
Battery use says 98% on cell standby, 2% on phone idle. 8h since unplugged, battery level 90%.
So I could leave it that way for 3.3 days before it needed a recharge. That's astounding on a smartphone (more than any phone I've owned recently.. nothing compared to the 14 days of the cheap nokias but then they hardly compare in features). Of course the more you use it the faster it'll drain, so you may not get that...
* This was a test of how much just shutting things down overnight would help... going into settings is too much hard work for day to day stuff.
I seriously want to know why when I kill all my apps in the task manager and the phone sits idle and not in use when I open up the task manager again 20 mins later 10 things are running --- things like Amazon MP3, settings, ect. Its noticeable mainly when unlock the phone the video wall paper moves slow --- when I kill all apps it runs fast again ...
So far, today with moderate use i got about 10 hours and it died. Not too shabby.
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