1. skfny's Avatar
    My Sprint TP barely lasts 6 hours w/ little use.

    Last night it even managed to go from 100% to 40% in a 2- hour commute during which I browsed the web for 30 minutes and made 2, 5-minute calls.

    Is this what everyone else is getting? All the radios are off, beam receive is off, backlight adjust is set to manual and is at less than 50 pct. What else can I try?
    11-15-2008 10:12 AM
  2. HeavemyTreo's Avatar
    I look foward to hearing about these issues, got a 800w and ready to heave it. Looked at the Touch Pro and was amazed at the screen, keyboard, size and other features like good volume and stereo.

    My Sprint TP barely lasts 6 hours w/ little use.

    Last night it even managed to go from 100% to 40% in a 2- hour commute during which I browsed the web for 30 minutes and made 2, 5-minute calls.

    Is this what everyone else is getting? All the radios are off, beam receive is off, backlight adjust is set to manual and is at less than 50 pct. What else can I try?
    11-15-2008 10:21 AM
  3. George Ponder's Avatar
    I've had the Fuze for four days now and I'm getting about 14 hours out of the battery with moderate use.
    11-15-2008 12:05 PM
  4. jamespaulritter's Avatar
    I am disappointed also. I get about 12 hours with light use, (4 2 minute calls, 45 minutes of internet radio with a wired headset, 30 minutes of web browsing, screen on 100%). I have wifi and BT off.

    My iphone got about 48 hours. My 700wx got 48 hours. Treo Pro got 48 hours. PPC 6800 got 20 hours.

    Kinda sux
    11-15-2008 04:09 PM
  5. Pearl_Diva's Avatar
    What's the average for 10-20 calls per day, plus drawing email and weather updates once an hour using 3G data?
    11-15-2008 04:41 PM
  6. HobbesIsReal#WP's Avatar
    I have had mixed results. I have had made it thru a longer day with moderiate number of phone calls, constant email push, playing games, etc... Then other days I am down 40% in a two hours without using it much at all. As with any stock battery, always have a car charger and a wall charger in your office at work.

    As always if you are not using BT, turn it off, etc... it helps.
    11-15-2008 07:35 PM
  7. skfny's Avatar
    I changed OperaMini's settings to HTTP from Socket. This has worked wonders on battery life in the past.
    11-15-2008 08:08 PM
  8. Enyahs_Shayne09#WN's Avatar
    i hope the battery life can compete with my Curve...
    from what i have been reading the battery isnt so hot but then agian i had a Nokia 6555 and it sucked battery like no other...
    so i would suspect having to buy a extra travel charger!
    especially for the first week or so cause i know i want put it down lol..
    11-16-2008 03:47 PM
  9. skfny's Avatar
    i hope the battery life can compete with my Curve...
    from what i have been reading the battery isnt so hot but then agian i had a Nokia 6555 and it sucked battery like no other...
    so i would suspect having to buy a extra travel charger!
    especially for the first week or so cause i know i want put it down lol..
    Hope springs eternal but don't expect anything close to the Curve's battery life. The Fuze/Touch Pro line is capable of a lot more than a Curve (including 3G), however, battery life will be measured in hours, not days.
    11-16-2008 04:48 PM
  10. George Ponder's Avatar
    light/moderate use today and I ended up with 40% left when I shut down for the night.

    More installation/uninstalling than voice calls. A good many soft resets and email checked with regularity. Maybe once the battery has a few charging cycles under its belt, life will improve.
    11-16-2008 08:13 PM
  11. trwm's Avatar
    I am seeing about the same battery life on my Sprint Touch Pro. I have improved it a little by not having my email boxes refresh so much. One odd thing I posted on another thread is the phone can be sitting on the table and the screen just comes on, no text coming through, no alarm, no nothing, it just comes on intermittently. This cannot be helping the battery....
    11-17-2008 12:17 PM
  12. jamespaulritter's Avatar
    the wmpoweruser podcast addressed this and they mentioned how poor it was, more so than most new devices going threw their 1st week break in period. They mentioned how battery life improved greatly after the first week. Mine has improved slightly. Im on day 6 I believe.
    11-17-2008 07:39 PM
  13. HobbesIsReal#WP's Avatar
    I have noticed two things:

    1) As mentioned it does improve after 6 or 7 charging cycles.

    2) Is that counts down to around 40% pretty fast at times, but holds on after that for a long time, often times making up for the fast drop.
    11-17-2008 07:58 PM
  14. George Ponder's Avatar
    I agree with Hobbes in that battery life seems to improve after a few charging cycles.

    Today I only burned 40% for the day with light/moderate use.
    11-17-2008 08:09 PM
  15. Darth Pooh#WP's Avatar
    This seems to be the trade off for our devices... either it can multitask (truly) or have awesome battery life. Rarely do you find a WM6 device that can do both... hell, I've never had a device last quite like my Palm OS devices, but the limitations were irksome.
    11-17-2008 08:11 PM
  16. tostler's Avatar
    Yesterday (day 15) 18 hrs off the chager with light use. Had 40% remaining at the end of the day.

    That's acceptable in my book.
    11-18-2008 02:43 PM
  17. skfny's Avatar
    I wish i could get 40% left after 18 hours. That would be acceptable indeed. Is that with Sprint or the Fuze?
    11-18-2008 04:23 PM
  18. trwm's Avatar
    I believe the battery life is tolerable as well but I still think we can get a little more if we can stop the screen from randomly coming on. HTC are you listening? Might be on the first ROM update?!?!!? - maybe...
    11-18-2008 04:27 PM
  19. MTbiker's Avatar
    It it more efficient to run data from WiFi or from EVDO? I'm having a drastically poor power problem.
    11-20-2008 12:41 PM
  20. HobbesIsReal#WP's Avatar
    WiFi is one of the biggest power hogs. When I use it, I really need to use it (i.e. with WMWifiRouter or EVDO / 1x available). Other than that use the carrier data connection.
    11-21-2008 11:39 AM
  21. trwm's Avatar
    Now that we have been using the HTC Touch Pro and Fuze for some time now, does anyone have a consolidated list of battery saving recommendations and tweaks? This may help a bit....

    BTW, regarding my earlier comment where the phone just comes on while sitting untouched without any communications occurring, I may see a pattern that this occurs when the phone screen is left on certain applications versus the home screen. Still trying to figure this one out for sure....
    11-23-2008 04:44 PM
  22. PGR's Avatar
    When I first got my HTC Mogul (Sprint), it seemed to drain the battery pretty quickly, at least according to the battery meter. It also locked up almost daily unless I did a soft reset each morning. After the first or second ROM update, the lockup problem went away and I went from <40% (remaining) to 80% or more at the end of the day and I didn't change my use habits.

    I like my Mogul, but I really want a Touch Pro and may just pull the trigger on one tomorrow. The battery issue has given me pause, but I'm convinced that HTC can and will iron it out.

    Pete
    11-27-2008 02:42 PM
  23. TVDinner's Avatar
    Let's be 100% honest. Most people, like me, got this phone knowing full well it was a power hog. I have my usb to plug it in at work or home to my laptop AND and car charger AND the regular wall charger for the night. In addition I am planning to buy a back up battery to have charged and available if needed.
    If you are a normal to busy business user you are probably making 2000-5000 minutes of calls a month and hundreds to THOUSANDS of emails and texts. That is normal power business use.

    I got the FUZE for the features, but knew up front the battery issues and had to plan to deal with them if I wanted the phone...

    Of course I wish it was better, but it IS NOT a simple phone only unit, it is basically a mini computer. You plug in you computer when you are at work and home right. :)
    11-29-2008 11:42 AM
  24. phildro's Avatar
    The power conservation tweaks have been discussed in detail in other threads. You should look into threads like this one:

    http://forum.ppcgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=44583

    I would also disable the infrared beam receive and the updates from Pocket Express. Additionally, you can disable the data connection to conserve, and the TP will connect automatically if you need to use the 'net but won't take the cycles of keeping the connection open all the time.

    HTH
    12-14-2008 01:41 AM
  25. PGR's Avatar
    I have several friends and colleagues who also carry either the TP or Fuse and we all seem to be at polar opposites as to whether the battery life is acceptable or not. I happen to be one of the group who is completely satisfied, but others can't seem to make it through a complete day on a single battery charge.

    The difference seems to be in how we use our phones. To a person, the people who are dissatisfied with their battery life seem to want to keep every bell & whistle running all the time with no regard to whether they actually need them or not. They're automatically polling their email accounts every 5 minutes and have RSS feeds downloading in the background and all kinds things running which they don't really need. The first thing one of them does when he gets into his car is slap the phone into a holder and start the GPS program. He'll even do that for his drive home from work and he's been driving the same route at least 5 times a week for the last 6 years. >mutter mutter<

    I turn features on when I need them and off when I don't and I don't use my phone as an entertainment device. My phone is a mission-critical tool that I use accordingly and I have dedicated entertainment devices which do a much better job of keeping me entertained. I typically make/receive 15-20 calls per day, send/receive a half dozen text messages, access my contacts list several times, acknowledge several appointment reminders, and download email a couple of times per day and my phone will do that for a couple of days on one charge. I should add that I keep Bluetooth running constantly. If I need to go online to retrieve some information, I do. If I need to use the GPS to find my way, I'll do that too, but I don't do these kinds of things simply because I can.

    At the end of one of my "heavy use" days, my battery meter typically shows around 40-50%. On an average use day it shows 60-70%. My phone spends every night in a charge/sync cradle so this level of reserve power is completely acceptable to me.

    I'd probably feel differently if I traveled for a living, though.

    Pete
    12-14-2008 11:40 AM
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