| | Re: Battery ratings in VZW phones
> On Tue, 27 Nov 2007 12:02:02 -0500, Jim Higgins wrote:
>> What method does VZW use to arrive at the talk/standby ratings that they
>> do for phones? My VX8300, with slight-modest usage, gets about 96 hours
>> of standby time. That is way less than the rated standby time so I have
>> been somewhat curious as to how they arrive at their rather optimistic
> They simply use the battery life numbers supplied by the phone
>> Does turning off EV-DO and setting 1X only make any real difference (I
>> only want to talk, not use data or other bells/whistles). I have set 5
>> sec. for display, medium volume levels, etc. so I'm curious how these
>> ratings are arrived at.
> You only need to disable EVDO to save battery life if you are in a fringe
> area that causes your phone to constantly switch back anf forth from 1X to
> EVDO. Regular voice calls use 1X, so if you don't use data EVDO doesn't
> And, as Larry said, keep your phone on the charger every night and you
> shouldn't have any issues with battery life, unless you make a lot of
> daytime calls. If you do, either buy an extended battery or another
> regular one and keep both charged.
Thanks for the advice guys.
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