02-24-2010 03:34 PM
Which experience do you have with the average battery life on the Storm 2?
I used the Bold 9000, where I could use a fully charged battery for about 2 days, on my next phone Bold 9700 I can use the battery 4 days.
What do you get on the Storm 2, please?
02-24-2010 04:26 PM
My Storm2... I'm lucky to get one full day. I am probably a slightly more than moderate user, too.
I'd recommend for ANY of them an additional charger just to top off the charge for even ten minutes.
The best way to kill these Li-Ion batteries is to constantly drain them.
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02-24-2010 05:01 PM
Thanks for the reply.
Hmm, one day, thats very very pure I am a heavy user as well, wil sure not get more out.
If there is something, what I like on my Bold 9700, is the superb battery life.
I will sure taky the Seidio 1600 mAh battery, but it will not improve the usage time much more.
Not good, not good.
I would like to change the Bold 9700 because of the keyboard, I simply dont like it and I make a lot of mystakes during writing. The Bold 9000 keyboard was great, but the biggest problem for me was the less RAM size.
I hoped, Storm 2 could be "the one", but one day battery is very bad...
Thanks once more for the trully words.
02-25-2010 05:11 PM
My Storm's battery life varies depending on what I am doing for the day. Some days the battery only loses one or two bars, other days I drain it to the point of needing to recharge it before my day is over. I tend to charge it most nights, since I never know what the next will hold.
I found that I purchased some replacement batteries online (because I was doing the Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk and couldn't charge at night). Some of the batteries were perfectly fine, but at least one of them was a dud. It held a charge the first few times I used it, but then it wouldn't recharge properly. (You get what you pay for, I suppose.)
You might want to invest in backup batteries (from a reputable seller) and various chargers. My business is tied to my phone, so I don't like to risk not having the juice I need.
02-26-2010 12:47 AM
Many thanks for your reply.
I know this problem very well, I used the Bold 9000 before and have problems with only 1-2 days battery duration too.
But that was the most important reason why I changed it. Now I have the Bold 9700, where the battery needs 4 days to get empty, whats absolutely perpect.
I really dont know, if I want to go back to times, when I have been scared by the moment, if I forgot to put my phone over night to the charger. And I dont like to take a backpack full with batteries to my business trips
This is not a nice surprise made by RIM, the Storm 2 is a new phone and I thought, the battery management will be the same perfect like on the Bold 9700
02-26-2010 01:34 AM
I know BlackBerry for a long time and I would say, I am a quite experienced user.
I know as well, that RIM has got by some handhelds problems with the battery life. It was especially the Curve 8900 and the Bold 9000. I used both of them and can confirm this problems.
By the new Bold 9700 RIM returned to the perfect battery management known by their devices for long times.
But I see and I am very disapointed about it, that the Storm line is in the battery management as pure as the Curve 8900 and Bold 9000
03-06-2010 05:33 PM
if you're using a SIM card, I suggest you to either choose 2G or 3G but not 2G/3G as it will constantly try both networks (EDGE / 3G) to select the best coverage.
Besides, 3G is not so useful if you're just doing email & phone.
03-07-2010 02:25 AM
Thanks for the reply. I used the 2G setting on each of my formes BBs and will use it on the Storm 2 as well. I my opinion, there is no need to have 3G in a phone. 3G is important for notebooks modems to get a good access to the internet.
I will let you know about my experiences with the Storm 2 battery soon and I will compare it with the former battery life on my Curve 8900, Bold 9000 and Bold 9700. Just give me a week, my Storm is one day old/new