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BlackBerry Z10 battery life: not bad for 1800mAh cell

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BlackBerry Z10 battery life: not bad for 1800mAh cell
These days, a sub 2000mAh battery on a flagship handset means that you're looking for trouble. But that doesn't seem to be the case with the BlackBerry Z10. The Canadian manufacturer has always been able to squeeze the most power it could out of a battery by optimizing the OS, and it looks like BlackBerry has done that again with its new flagship phone. That doesn't mean that the handset is at the top of the charts, and you will still need to plug in whenever you can. What it means is that on some tests, like web browsing and video playback, the device is closer to the top than the bottom of the rankings.

The 8 hours and 20 minutes of talk time that the new all-touch 'Berry tested out at put it just 20 minutes behind the Apple iPhone 5. But the BlackBerry Z10 was hours behind some of the new handsets with huge batteries like the Oppo Find 5 (14 hours, 17 minutes) and the LG Optimus G (15 hours, 30 minutes). The first BlackBerry 10 model does better when it comes to web browsing. With Flash disabled for the test, the highly rated browser on the BlackBerry Z10 lasted for 6 hours and 27 minutes which is a far cry from the nearly 10 hours that mobile Safari lasted on the Apple iPhone 5 before the battery conked out. But it is more than double the puny 3 hours that the battery lasted while browsing on the Samsung GALAXY Nexus.

The BlackBerry Z10

The BlackBerry Z10

While the 8 hours and 44 minutes that the BlackBerry Z10 battery lasted while playing video was nearly half of the time that the top ranked Motorola RAZR MAXX (running on Android 4.0) was able to last, the 'Berry outperformed the Motorola RAZR i, the HTC DROID DNA and the Nokia Lumia 920.

So overall, the BlackBerry Z10 will probably get you through the day with moderate use. But considering that BlackBerry wants this phone to be all things to all people (consider the BlackBerry Balance  feature), bringing along the charger and scouting for an outlet might come in handy. One thing that the BlackBerry Z10 has that many of today's flagship phones don't is a removable battery. So when you look at battery life this way, you can always replace the battery with a fresh one or with an extended battery once they are offered.

source: GSMArena


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posted on 21 Feb 2013, 12:38 2

1. samsunggalaxylover (Posts: 37; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


galaxy SIV

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 12:43 7

2. samsunggalaxylover (Posts: 37; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


f u c k you apple

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 14:45

18. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2441; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


seriously? smh come on thats a little over the boundries bruh

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 07:25

35. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


and so are you

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 12:43 3

3. metal (Posts: 11; Member since: 26 Dec 2012)


yes it good for 1800 mah but it shouldn't have been so small in the first place

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 16:35

21. Hemlocke (unregistered)


Since when did making something huge to fit components in it become innovative or an exercise in good engineering? In 1970, you could buy a nice Buick GSX with a 455 (7.6 liters) that would pass everything but a gas station. It was great for having 1 HP per CI. Today, a GT500 will blow its doors off with a 600 HP 302 (5.0 liters), and still get twice the fuel mileage. It's obvious which you would believe to be true innovation in 2013.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 12:55 5

4. Ninetysix (Posts: 1578; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Just learn from Android users. First thing they do to improve their battery life is turn the screen brightness to 50%,install task killers, juice defenders, extended batteries, buy more chargers, buy extra batteries, etc etc etc. Then they get a few more minutes out of their device.

iPhone users on the other hand, doesn't need to do jacksquat.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 13:18 2

7. true1984 (Posts: 588; Member since: 23 May 2012)


unless they update the IOS version...

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 14:30 1

16. tusshharish (Posts: 341; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


as like apple............bb gives low battery.....

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 13:22 2

8. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Yup and still share prices tumbling ... now say Apple doesn't care about share prices :)

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 14:15 1

15. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4004; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


My screen brightness is always at full, my Wifi is always on, and I'm 7 hours through the day with 71% left, with an 1,850 mAh battery. My battery almost never falls below 30% before I plug it into the charger at the end of the day before I go to bed. I'd consider myself a moderate user as well, and I don't have any task killer apps or special battery saving apps. What in the bloody hell are you babbling on about?

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 14:48 1

19. Izoe (Posts: 106; Member since: 02 Sep 2010)


The from the charts above the sIII was just behind the iphone by 11 minutes in the video playback test and the s2 (s3's figures weren't shown) was behind it by just 7 mins in talk time test only place it surpassed android by a wide margin was in the browsing time where it beat the note two by almost an hour. So if you say the battery life of the iphone is good, then android phones are just as good, and if you say the battery of android phones are bad it means that battery of the iphone is just as bad.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 16:38

22. Hemlocke (unregistered)


Good is relative. How long do you suppose a 1440 mah battery would last in any of those devices? An 1810 mah battery?

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 16:21

20. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


When you said install task killers to help with battery life....you confirmed.....you don't know jack squat about Android...

And please don't act like the iPhone has great battery life. All the phones over it even on these tests don't have huge batteries. Some do, not all.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 16:41

23. Ninetysix (Posts: 1578; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Truth is hard to swallow eh? Click on the GSMarena link and click on Expand in the video and browsing test. Now tell me the iPhone5 doesn't have an awesome battery life.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 18:41

26. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


You left out talk time.....of course you wouldnt mention that. Apple, iPhone fanboys are famous for looking with blinders on.

And video playback....GS2 Plus....1600 mAh battery...and the iPhone 5 beat it by .....12 whole seconds....whoop dee doo. Samsung Rugby Smart ....1600 mAh battery.....iPhone beat it by.....38 seconds....

Moral of the story? Every Android phone isnt bad on battery life. Of course you wouldnt know that....even with evidence staring you smack in the face......

Truth? I can handle that fine. I cant handle ingorance...

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 19:11

27. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Some more results:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6330/the-iphone-5-review/13

Some results for you to gloat over.....but just like before.....skip past the talk time results....lol

Wifi hotspot results are interesting too... Inspire 4G....1200 battery....thats about 200 mAh smaller than the one in the iPhone 5...beats the iPhone 5 by 1 min 14 seconds.

Moral of the story...remember....? Too bad it didnt have more phones on these tests.

Final note....please....please....dont act like every body is in love with the iPhone battery life:

https://discussions.apple.com/message/19789897#19789897

+1 for Apple forum trouble shooting sections....priceless.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 20:25

28. Ninetysix (Posts: 1578; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


BRB while I die laughing at your comparision....

lol

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 07:28

36. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Good....cuz I have been laughing at you all this time selectively skipping talk times...

:)

Truth is funny, eh?

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 10:37

38. Ninetysix (Posts: 1578; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


For sure man. I'm actually headed to my local carrier and will research my next phone based on how the battery will last during tethering. Who cares about video/web/talk time when you can omfg....tether!!!

I'll keep you updated.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 20:35

39. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Yea....because no body uses tethering...

I take it you dont hang out in Android forums. Try it sometime.....ppl that tether would surprise you.

Please...keep me updated.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 13:13

6. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 817; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


"But it is more than double the puny 3 hours that the battery lasted while browsing on the Samsung GALAXY Nexus."

Err, what? Why are you comparing this handset with a handset that isn't even a competitor to it anymore as it isn't on sale? You should compare it with the real top dogs, not call out the weakest phone on the list to make the "Berry" look good.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 13:25

9. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Wasn't there a survey in UK? Android users use their phones for productive work .... 3 hours of productive work on phone is a huge time ... :)

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 14:02

12. jsdechavez (Posts: 702; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


I wonder how much it earns for them...

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 13:40 1

10. techspace (Posts: 631; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


iphone 5 gives such a good battery life from a 1440 mah battery.......apple has the best technology and extremely important patents, basic patents and the iglass and igloves patents etc etc, but they don't make devices that use these patents and innovative technology, they want to save them for the future and this is the problem, they always want to save more and spend less........ its time for a big change, to begin with,they should make a phablet, bring some customization or refreshment with the ios7....making good devices once in a year is better than making two identical devices every 6 months

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 14:07

13. asianface (Posts: 12; Member since: 27 May 2011)


I still don't see your point here with all the patents they have lol Apple does think outside of the box, but they are evolving a little too slow comparing to Android at this point in time. Apple do need to make its next OS a bit more different (okay, actually a lot more). I had an ipod touch when it first came out, and now iOS6 still looks like what it first came out. Nothing wrong with keeping the same, but some people do get bored of it lol

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 01:43

31. techspace (Posts: 631; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


thats what i want to say, they can do whatever they want but they aren't doing it..........with the resources,patents(basic patents as well as important patents) and the technology that they have, they can make the best devices in the world if they want, even companies like google , microsoft don't hesitate to bring their latest technology to apple devices, making ios the only platform where you can get anything....the only thing that is stopping apple from changing the world is their greed

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 14:12 1

14. Bernoulli (Posts: 1443; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


You're pathetic, Apple has the best technology? Maybe if we were to compare current technology to 4 years ago, sure, but not to today's standards! Especially the patent area, how can you patent 1. The way you put a sim 2. Wireless charging when nokia was the first to release wireless charging, while the iphone 5 doesn't even have nfc 3. Google glass was filed long before iglass igloves hahaha wow what a joke, nokia holds true innovation, whether it's camera patents, wireless charging, or simply it's superior mapping experience, superior to ios maps in every single way

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 01:30

30. techspace (Posts: 631; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


thats the reason why i say that they DONT use their latest technology , they have the best technology, but they want to keep it for the future.......and i have mentioned that they have the basic patents, when i say basic patents, i mean the patents that are necessary for everyone, apart from those patents, they have all the patents that are required to make extremely innovative products..............you are only talking about that part of their technology that has actually come to the market and thats exactly what i want to say, they have the best tech and patents, but they aren't using them in their products right now

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 02:10

32. Bernoulli (Posts: 1443; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


You sound like a broken record, do us a favor and go away with that nonsense, Apple pays nokia royalties For basic patents, so stfu

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 03:47

33. techspace (Posts: 631; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


I didn't say that they have everything, I said that they have all that is required to make the best devices in the world.....talking about paying for some basic patents, they have more money than anyone else......and ps I also like android and buy android smartphones......and you don't need to act as if pa belongs to you.....everyone has the right to express their views, we have the right to speech........and unlike you, I look at everything with a neutral eye, I don't say that apple are doing well, I just told that they have more resources, support than the other companies......apart from everything that they have , even the other companies like google like to bring their best technology to iOS......I said that before, i am saying it again, the only reason that is stopping apple from setting new standards is greed.........

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 04:11

34. techspace (Posts: 631; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


I know what's right and whats not...... I love the iPad and I have a note because I have seen Samsung hard work in it....,.i am thinking of getting an htc one because I can see their hard work on their phone, I know that they may not be properly rewarded for their hard work, I am not biased , I know whats right and whats not......I am waiting to see the s4 before getting the htc one .......iPad is enough to enjoy iOS........I am open to innovation, I am not biased to any company.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 14:42 1

17. rizevnarastek (Posts: 330; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


HTC One X has 10 hours of talk time with 1800mAh battery...

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 17:39

24. darkskoliro (Posts: 969; Member since: 07 May 2012)


hey phonearena, why dont you make your own battery tests? (just out of curiosity)

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 17:52

25. Ninetysix (Posts: 1578; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Because their affiliate (GSMArena) is already doing them.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 23:45

29. ChafedBanana (Posts: 359; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Where is the GS3 in the web browsing test? I see a GS3 mini, but why is that being compared and not the GS3? Come on.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 07:33

37. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Gotta go to the source link.....its tied with the BB Z10. On JB anyway....

What I dont like is it doesnt make a distinction between the US and the overseas versions of some phones.

posted on 24 Mar 2013, 16:06

40. Shinydesert (Posts: 59; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


So it says Samsung Galaxy S3 (JB), does it mean Jelly Bean or Jailbroken?

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