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How did the battery fare on the BlackBerry Q10?

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How did the battery fare on the BlackBerry Q10?
The QWERTY equipped BlackBerry Q10 offers a 2100mAh battery which is 300mAh larger than the cell on the all-touch BlackBerry Z10. With the larger capacity battery, just how well did the Q10 do in battery tests? The first test measured talk time and while the Motorola RAZR MAXX led the way with 21 hours and 18 minutes of talk time, the BlackBerry Q10 did quite well with 20 hours of talk time before the battery went dead. Just above it was the Motorola RAZR i (20 hours, 7 minutes), Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX (20 hours, 24 minutes), and the LG Optimus G Pro (20 hours 45 minutes). By the way, when it comes to talk time, the BlackBerry Q10 even outlasted the Samsung Galaxy S4 which lasted for 18 hours and 3 minutes.

Moving on to browsing, it was the HTC One that set the standard with the best time. The Taiwan manufacturer's new Android flagship model lasted for 9 hours and 58 minutes. That beat the Apple iPhone 5 by two minutes. The Motorola RAZR MAXX was third with the battery lasting 9 hours and 12 minutes. The Apple iPad mini was next with the browser rocking for 9 hours and 5 minutes. That was followed by the Samsung GALAXY Note II was with a time of 8 hours and 48 minutes of browser time. The BlackBerry Q10 was sixth, posting a score of 8 hours and 42 minutes.

Turning to video playback, the BlackBerry Q10 finished seventh with a time of 11 hours and 15 minutes. This beat out the 10 hours and 12 minutes achieved by the Apple iPhone 5 and the 10 hours 2 minutes posted by the HTC One. On top, the Motorola RAZR MAXX ran video for 16 hours and 35 minutes. That was more than 3 and half minutes longer than the time scored by the next longest running device, the Apple iPad mini. The Samsung Galaxy Premier was third with video playback time of 12 hours and 51 minutes. That was followed by the two different versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4. The U.S.model with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor scored video playback time of 12 hours and 30 minutes while the international version with the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor lasted 1 hour and 1 minutes less with 11 hours and 29 minutes.

Overall, we would have to say that BlackBerry did a good job optimizing the 2100mAh battery on the Q10. Part of the reason for the decent battery life is the fact that we are dealing with a smaller 3.1 inch screen. And while the size of the screen improves battery life, it doesn't make it terribly easy to view videos and play games, especially with much larger screens available.

source: GSMArena

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posted on 01 Jun 2013, 18:05 5

1. ebubekir26 (Posts: 334; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


posted on 01 Jun 2013, 18:23 13

3. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)

for a 3,1" screen, thats all it gets against other 'giant' phones? you need to change your dictionary...

posted on 01 Jun 2013, 19:13 5

6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

I agree, it is impresive how phone with such low specs and conditionally big battery for its specs can have such conditionally bad results.

posted on 02 Jun 2013, 06:02 1

11. nokialaamia1 (banned) (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)

Dear phonearena ..
You are one of best reweiw site ..ranked almost 2000 in alexa ranking.
Why dont you have tool to test battery along with your reviews ?

posted on 01 Jun 2013, 18:18 2

2. axllebeer (Posts: 271; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)

Good to know. Can't wait to get one of these as my 9930 upgrade. :)

posted on 01 Jun 2013, 18:34 1

4. apiskula (banned) (Posts: 578; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)

Who cares

posted on 01 Jun 2013, 23:20 4

10. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

I do!!!

posted on 01 Jun 2013, 18:43 6

5. kozza3 (Posts: 715; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

doesn't make sense... it has a much smaller screen powered by a pretty average sized battery
why didn't it last longer?

posted on 01 Jun 2013, 19:16 8

7. Jack58221 (Posts: 157; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)

because the BB was busy broadcasting to other BB users that they were watching porn for the video test.

posted on 02 Jun 2013, 23:45

17. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

of course it doesnt make sense dude.
coz its HTC that makes 'sense'

posted on 01 Jun 2013, 19:34 1

8. ProblemSolver15 (Posts: 356; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)

The real question here is what kind of settings were you browsing on? Was the screen brightness all the way up? Were you on Wifi or cell network? These battery endurance tests are very tricky because the times that you receive are essentially dictated by the user's habits. And you need to find out what kind of times you're getting consistently. One or a few battery tests doesn't make for a large enough sample.

posted on 01 Jun 2013, 22:36 5

9. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

Good job black berry

posted on 02 Jun 2013, 13:36 2

14. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)

Good results....if all you do on your phone is talk.

posted on 02 Jun 2013, 14:23

15. jsdechavez (Posts: 758; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

These trolls don't know what they're talking about. The batt performance is on par with top performers.

posted on 02 Jun 2013, 14:23

16. jsdechavez (Posts: 758; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


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