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  1. Great deal's Avatar
    Ive been chatting about tech with my techy mates for years. We always come back to the same topic... batteries are plain crap and hark back to the days of Blackberries that lasted a WEEK.

    90% of the rubbish in a smartphone is never used by the people who buy it. It exists so marketing departments can try to sell us more crap we think we need but in reality never use.

    I wonder how many people would buy a Lumia phone with 7 day battery life, without a Camera, a display that's perfect for messages with a basic OS that's efficient in the way it works.

    If Blackberry could do it years ago and were the industry leaders what's the reason MS/Apple/Samsung cant?
    05-29-2014 07:13 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    No, I'd never consider such a thing.

    Back then, smartphones were mainly used for phone calls, texting and work email.

    Nowadays, I do most of what I do on a PC on my smartphone when I'm on the go. That means I am busy watching Netflix, listening to music/podcasts, browsing the web, checking the scores of sports games, taking pictures, posting on Twitter. The "phone" is the feature I use the least.

    A smartphone that only does phone calls, text messaging and email isn't any better than a dumbphone.
    05-29-2014 07:19 PM
  3. fatclue_98's Avatar
    In today's day and age, I can't imagine the need for such a prodigious battery. Unless you're going on a safari or an Everest climb I'm sure you'll always have access to a wall charger. Even feature phones had cameras so I'm not sure why you picked on that feature. You mention BlackBerry phones but even some of them had cameras with excellent macro capabilities (great scanning phones).

    I can't agree with your proposition. Carry a spare battery if it's such a big deal. If you're willing to forego the camera you shouldn't have an issue with going for a WP device with replaceable batteries.
    05-29-2014 07:32 PM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    05-29-2014 07:42 PM
  5. z33dev33l's Avatar
    In short, no. My 1520 lasts a day and a half. That's ridiculous in it's own rite.
    05-29-2014 07:44 PM
  6. Guytronic's Avatar
    If I get a workday out of the battery I'm fine.

    Like Laura I have and use a couple of mobile chargers.
    They're no trouble to use and very handy.

    I want my devices to have premium features over extreme battery time.

    Interesting subject for a thread...
    05-29-2014 08:15 PM
  7. cjloyola's Avatar
    I Could Buy, but i cant replace my Lumia Phone.

    If i'll went to the deep forest, climb a mountain,etc, ill consider my Lumia as my NAVIGATOR with the use of Photo Geotagging. and I'll consider your phone as my backup(with whole week Travel or so). I dont want to get lost in the middle of Nowhere Signal so that ill consider Maps of Lumia. hehehe, good question.
    05-29-2014 09:12 PM
  8. Great deal's Avatar
    I understand the need for the latest and greatest, I get the latest devices myself, Like the 920 and 1020 the day it came out.....920 was utter ****e while it had its battery issues, a mobile communication device you cant use to communicate! 920 and 1020 and all future phones would be better with a removable battery...then I can watch Netflix, surf the net, have push email on all 8 email accounts, have everything on in background as well as bluetooth, WIFI, location services on with the warm feeling that I have an extra weight of a battery in my other pocket that i can swap after 6 hours :/

    Tech companies have many people 'sold' on everything, they keep pushing which is great BUT battery life on a device that doesn't last a full day? that's damn ridiculous. I travel the world and find all the services mentioned above useful but the device becomes useless if theres no juice on the go. Its not just Lumia's (calm down fan boys) its all of them...dang im tempted to set up something on kickstarter that has at least 2 day battery! As for 'carrying' a portable battery/charger, it kind of defeats the purpose of having a small device.
    Last edited by Great deal; 05-30-2014 at 08:07 AM.
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    05-30-2014 07:34 AM
  9. Great deal's Avatar
    No, I'd never consider such a thing.

    Back then, smartphones were mainly used for phone calls, texting and work email.

    Nowadays, I do most of what I do on a PC on my smartphone when I'm on the go. That means I am busy watching Netflix, listening to music/podcasts, browsing the web, checking the scores of sports games, taking pictures, posting on Twitter. The "phone" is the feature I use the least.

    A smartphone that only does phone calls, text messaging and email isn't any better than a dumbphone.
    Great, then your don't need 1080p display or 4k display (which is ridiculous to have on a small device anyway) - guess how much battery life you would get and still do what you want to do.

    My point is smartphones try to cater to everyones needs by offering everything. there isn't a single person that uses ALL of the features. I guess its simple psychology and fear of losing out by not having the 'latest' and 'greatest'. Im thinking of going retro and back to a tiny phone and an 8 inch surface when it comes out as I don't get compromised on either.
    Last edited by Great deal; 05-30-2014 at 08:52 AM.
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    05-30-2014 07:46 AM
  10. xandros9's Avatar
    That would be interesting considering I have my roots with those Palm PDAs. I still have a couple still, and dang, they would last 1-2 weeks! (even with worn batteries) If the apocalypse hits, you can bet I'll swap out or at least supplement my phone with one of my Palms.

    I remember it feeling weird when I plugged in my iPod touch daily/every other day. (it was my first modern device)
    Last edited by xandros9; 05-30-2014 at 08:42 AM.
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    05-30-2014 08:03 AM
  11. Great deal's Avatar
    Exactly..they have conditioned us so that we expect a day to be 'normal. I say BS
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    05-30-2014 08:37 AM
  12. freestaterocker's Avatar
    Something like this would be nice to have as a backup device to use for long trips where you don't have access to a charger that often. (camping, backpacking across Europe, etc) I would buy one, but not for my daily driver. Definitely see it as a niche device, though.
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    05-30-2014 08:46 AM
  13. link68759's Avatar
    Ever since I installed a wireless charging plate in my car, my phone rarely drops below 40%.

    I have a charging plate on my desk at work and in my room next to my bed.

    I also have three spare batteries, but never use them.

    Honesty, if you really want a battery to last a week and you don't mind giving up some features, why not just use those old blackberries?
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    05-30-2014 10:50 AM
  14. Great deal's Avatar
    Great for you :) - a lot of people don't have that many chargers, anyway the point is to NOT have that many chargers to begin with. Blackberies don't run WP8
    05-30-2014 11:45 AM
  15. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    Many feature phones out there today are great for basic messaging and have great battery life.

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z30 via Tapatalk
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    05-30-2014 12:25 PM
  16. James8561's Avatar
    you can always get an external battery for your pocket supercomputer. 22400 mAh battery that will last you 9 full phone charges is $50 on amazon.
    given a heavy usage scenario with battery that needs to be recharge at the end of every work day (say sometime in the evening), and given that you'll still have some % left (you don't leave it to go to 0 now do you), you should be able to last around 10 days with such battery.
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    05-30-2014 12:30 PM
  17. ramyZgHR's Avatar
    If you want that kind of phone, there is Nokia 6310i. But, I don't see the point. Maybe for backup phone for a long journey, but not for everyday use. Technology goes forward, and we are going with it. :)
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    05-30-2014 12:32 PM
  18. Blacklac's Avatar
    I'd rather buy 7 camera grips for my 1020, with the extra battery. :p
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    05-30-2014 12:42 PM
  19. xandros9's Avatar
    I'd rather buy 7 camera grips for my 1020, with the extra battery. :p
    that would be a nightmare to juggle
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    05-30-2014 12:57 PM
  20. link68759's Avatar
    Great for you :) - a lot of people don't have that many chargers, anyway the point is to NOT have that many chargers to begin with. Blackberies don't run WP8
    You can buy the wireless plates for $5, there's no reason to not have many.
    Last edited by link68759; 05-30-2014 at 02:10 PM.
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    05-30-2014 01:45 PM
  21. freestaterocker's Avatar
    you can always get an external battery for your pocket supercomputer. 22400 mAh battery that will last you 9 full phone charges is $50 on amazon.
    given a heavy usage scenario with battery that needs to be recharge at the end of every work day (say sometime in the evening), and given that you'll still have some % left (you don't leave it to go to 0 now do you), you should be able to last around 10 days with such battery.
    This is my solution... I've been pricing out larger capacity external batteries for a couple weeks now, and once I can find one I like that meets my perceived need I'll be pulling the trigger.
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    05-30-2014 06:32 PM
  22. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Great, then your don't need 1080p display or 4k display (which is ridiculous to have on a small device anyway) - guess how much battery life you would get and still do what you want to do.

    My point is smartphones try to cater to everyones needs by offering everything. there isn't a single person that uses ALL of the features. I guess its simple psychology and fear of losing out by not having the 'latest' and 'greatest'. Im thinking of going retro and back to a tiny phone and an 8 inch surface when it comes out as I don't get compromised on either.
    I really am not concentred about battery since I have charging plates, portable charger and car charger. I rarely have my battery get lower than 50%, since I just place my device on a charging plate on my desk most of the time. I'd say I'm a fairly heavy user, considering that this is a little over halfway through my billing cycle.

    05-31-2014 11:47 AM
  23. Great deal's Avatar
    TWit view looks interesting, will check it out!
    05-31-2014 12:14 PM

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