03-09-2013 03:55 PM
Picked up a BlackBerry branded flip case for my Z10 today, fitted it to the device, and after a few hours I noticed that that my battery had drained dramatically.
After a bit of investigation, I think it is down to a flaw in the case. The cover of the case has magnet which wakes/sleeps the device as you open and close it. Pretty neat in principle, but the edge of the cover overhangs the edge of the phone, and when it is pushed up against something in your pocket or bag, it raises the centre spine of the cover away from the screen, which immediately causes the device to wake up (see video illustrating this here).
This happens pretty continuously if your phone is loose in your pocket or bag, so battery is constantly being drained by the screen.
Has anyone else encountered this problem? Is there a way around it?
03-09-2013 07:46 PM
Your description makes sense. If the screen is being toggled on very often the battery will go down faster for sure.
I use a simple Gel Grip case. I set the phone to sleep or standby after 60 seconds. I have no battery issues with the phone. I found with the newest software update the battery management is improved.
03-10-2013 05:30 AM - edited 03-10-2013 05:34 AM
03-10-2013 06:19 AM
I think you made the right decision to go with the leather case option. I'll be taking the flip one back today and hopefully they will let me do a swap. Or might just ask for a refund and get a simple gel case instead.