Having complaints about the Z10's battery life? BlackBerry can't do anything about it

Having complaints about the Z10's battery life? BlackBerry can't do anything about it
It appears that we haven't been the only ones to find the BlackBerry Z10 lacking as far as battery life goes. Other users have also complained of poor battery life, but unfortunately, it seems that there's nothing that can be done about this.

BlackBerry's Vivek Bhardwaj, who is responsible for the company's software portfolio, has reportedly said that BB's software team is trying to make BB10 as competitive as possible in all areas, including battery life, but for now this seems to be the extent of their efforts:

"We are trying to be as competitive as we can on the battery. I think we are pretty good. Are we the best out there? I'm not sure."

It also seems that what's causing the relatively short battery life with the Z10 isn't some kind of a bug or problem, but simply due to the capacity of the battery and the way the operating system works. Because of this, BlackBerry isn't working on an update to fix battery life:

"Software updates can only do so much. Our focus when we push out updates is to address market issues or enhance features."

In short, if you're unsatisfied by the battery of the BB Z10, you'll either have to put up with it, or try to get rid of it and buy another device.

source: Pocket-lint

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1. zazori08

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

BB's Support Stinks

7. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

This speaks poorly oh their testing processes. How did they not see it coming ?

19. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

they could do like others do (Nokia for example...): promise better battery life in the next update and then release an update that changes nothing...

33. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

excuse me, i do have a lumia 920 and the pr1.1 update did improve its battery performance.i didn't have lumia 800 but many reports that indeed its first update improved its battery performance.and all nokias i had can manage a day with a single charge(although its not the best but its average so its sufficiently good) .all u want is obviously some trolling and fanboy wars.what brought nokia to the subject in the first place??! btw lumia 920(as an example for a nokia) has a good to average battery life even b4 pr1.1, just check its gsmarena battery test(which was b4 pr1.1, ) and u will know what i mean. if u don't know about something ,don't comment about it

37. sonyisdead

Posts: 30; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

"the pr1.1 update did improve its battery performance" nah all wp8 phones have terrible battery life. update didn't do anything

44. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

my lumia 920 before portico had good battery life, after portico still good life. i can go a whole day of using it at work and get through the day without charging it. my galaxy s3 on the other hand doing the same thing needs to be charged one time during the day. not to 100% but it does need some kind of charge to make it to the night.

31. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

then goto hell.............

43. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011


54. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Iphonearena here you go again...http://www.todaysiphone.com/2013/02/blackb​erry-z10-vs-iphone-5-hardware-comparison/

2. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1177; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Oh dear, that is the last thing BB need, with phones like iPhone5, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note2, Motorola RAZR MAXX etc... Managing impressive battery life with their large batteries and excellent power management, this is one area BB cannot afford to screw up. I hope it's not a widespread issue.

21. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

Oh please S3 and IPHONE 5 does not have excelllent battery life! My friends keeps telling me how his S3 dies in the middle of the day and he has to charge it 2 times a day

26. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Battery life on the Galaxy S3 is very good that's for sure. Your friend has something else wrong with his devices that's application related or network related.

42. drdaly

Posts: 78; Member since: Nov 09, 2012

I did sell my S3 bec. Of the battery life that don't get me through the day and I'm an average user thats fact

46. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I get 2 days and sometimes 3 days on standby before the JB update. After the JB update I get 2 days. Looks like we have different facts....

62. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

I can just barely squeeze through a day on my Galaxy S3, but then again I am a fairly heavy user. My sister has the same one, and only charges hers about every 3 days because she barely uses it.

57. Rayvelynn

Posts: 124; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Or user related, lol

48. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

The iPhone 5 has some of the most impressive battery life around when it's screen is on, and It can surf the web a hell of a lot longer than any AMOLED device can. Many sites have backed that up with evidence. The S3 is also one of the best Android handsets out there for battery life. One friend who has a problem he knows nothing about does not constittute proof. Maybe you should send him over ot the XDA forums to ask about improving his battery life.

3. wendygarett unregistered

I love to see those bb fan rage hehehe :)

4. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

we must have sympathy toward them ;)

22. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

Nothing to rage about cuz this article sounds like a huge pile of s**t ;)

56. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Indeed a huge pile of crap....outright bb bashers. Am so done with iphonearena, Engadget ahem theverge you all the same bunch of so called techies drowning in apple and samsung juices....folks interested in the Z10 please grab a cup of coffee and take time to read the link below ....this is coming from a strictly iphone only site...http://www.todaysiphone.com/2013/02/blackbe​rry-z10-vs-iphone-5-hardware-comparison/

5. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

i see nobody has mentioned the idea of buying a second battery? they cant cost that much. Z10 owners should feel privaliged that they can acturlly remove and replace their battery. Many other high end smart phones dont have this option

6. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Agreed. And third party batteries will come soon with large capacities.

20. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Add that cost to the device's cost and it will stop making sense They should have given a decent battery by default that would last a full day with good 3G use. Above that if someone wants they can buy another battery

29. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

some how i dont think it would be a problem if the iphones battery "wasnt enough" and apple forced them to buy another one........even though the iphone is sky high in price from the start, some how i dont think apple fans would mind buyin another

49. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

totally agree few ppl will fret over additional costs that may have been associated with the iPhone

30. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

my Gnex barely lasts a day on 3G. hence why i have brought a battery with double capacity. there probaly isnt a double capacity battery for the Z10 yet but give a few months and there should be. Youve just gotta be patient

60. bb.dea.ttthhh

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

BB10 sucks. If BB using Android this won't happened. BB would be big. but now.... BB is dead.

8. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

"We are trying to be as competitive as we can on the battery. I think we are pretty good." You can hear the BS flying in the air haha. Fail.

23. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

This article is a fail! Just like iphone 5 and S3 is a fail on battery life haha loser!

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