Ten days on standby

by Volker Weber

ZZ199203B4

Recharged the BlackBerry Motion ten days ago and then let it sit on the shelf, with all radios on. Now it's still good for another five days. Large battery, midrange CPU, almost no screen time. Lots of opportunity to power down and stretch out that battery. I am pretty sure I can make it to three weeks if I engage Battery Saver. But that's not very useful, is it?

Comments

Most literally, not using it is not very use-ful :-)

Ragnar Schierholz , 2017-12-05 23:06

Maybe it's just me, but lettiing it sit on a shelf does not seem very useful either.

Joerg Michael, 2017-12-06 02:49

Are there any Apps installed that produce background traffic? WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger, ...? If not that thing really does nothing.

BTW, a colleague once forgot his Moto G2 (i think it was 2nd gen) at the office desk on a friday, and when he returned wednesday it still was at 50%. That phone also was unused and only hat WhatsApp installed.

Torsten Pinkert, 2017-12-06 09:49

Email, Twitter, Slack, but no software from Facebook. That is exactly the point: if you have a big battery and save on display brightness and screen time, these phones last forever. If they don't, it's the software, not the hardware.

Motorola also has very efficient Android implementations. The Z series is well known for lasting a long time between charges.

Volker Weber, 2017-12-06 10:28

Battery life has always been a great strength of BlackBerry. I was therefore concerned when I moved over to iPhone. The X's processor however seems to be amazingly efficient. With all radios on and average use (emails, phone calls, messaging, 1 hour of podcast/music/internet radio, photos, Facebook, etc.) I have never been below 70% after 17 hours (7am to midnight) without charging one minute. With heavy use around 50%. Very impressive and much more than I usually need.

Jochen Kattoll, 2017-12-07 17:15

Post a comment

Store next two fields in a cookie for you?




Use your full name and a working email address. Unless you want your comment to be removed. No kidding.

Recent comments

Stephan Perthes on Stuff that works :: Smart Home at 13:26
Volker Weber on Stuff that works :: Smart Home at 12:33
Markus Mews on Stuff that works :: Smart Home at 12:22
Volker Weber on Apple Watch Edition at 12:13
Torsten Armbruster on Apple Watch Edition at 12:05
Thomas Lang on Stuff that works :: Smart Home at 10:48
Volker Weber on Stuff that works :: Smart Home at 10:31
Stephan Perthes on Stuff that works :: Smart Home at 10:26
Nils Michael Becker on Nokia Body Plus :: Meine Waage at 09:32
Volker Weber on Nokia Body Plus :: Meine Waage at 08:48
Nils Michael Becker on Nokia Body Plus :: Meine Waage at 08:37
Moritz Petersen on Nokia Body Plus :: Meine Waage at 18:20
Tobias Hauser on Kleine Unterschiede zwischen Surface Pro und Surface Pro 4 at 17:24
Scott Hanson on Nokia Body Plus :: Meine Waage at 16:49
Jochen Kattoll on Kleine Unterschiede zwischen Surface Pro und Surface Pro 4 at 14:42
Jochen Kattoll on Kleine Unterschiede zwischen Surface Pro und Surface Pro 4 at 14:38
Volker Weber on Nokia Body Plus :: Meine Waage at 12:59
Nils Michael Becker on Nokia Body Plus :: Meine Waage at 12:57
Volker Weber on Nokia Body Plus :: Meine Waage at 12:44
Nils Michael Becker on Nokia Body Plus :: Meine Waage at 12:09
Abdelkader Boui on Nokia Body Plus :: Meine Waage at 12:03
Volker Weber on Nokia Body Plus :: Meine Waage at 11:48
Volker Weber on Kleine Unterschiede zwischen Surface Pro und Surface Pro 4 at 11:47
Martin Kirchler on Nokia Body Plus :: Meine Waage at 11:44
Volker Weber on Nokia Body Plus :: Meine Waage at 11:42

Ceci n'est pas un blog

I explain difficult concepts in simple ways. For free, and for money. Clue procurement and bullshit detection.

vowe

Contact
Publications
Stuff that works
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions

rss feed  twitter

Local time is 13:50

visitors.gif