The BlackBerry Bold’s Battery Life
While this is the last on our list of BlackBerry Bold key features, it’s certainly not the least in importance. Many BlackBerry users make their purchasing decision on battery life alone, and they’re not crazy to do so. While we can’t yet offer the final word on the Bold’s battery (battery testing can often require more than a month to determine a device’s limits, and we’ve only had our Bold with final software for about a week now), we can confidently state that for a multimedia and data-rich device, it gets the job done.
Testing using a variety of different conditions (heavy phone use with a small amount of media use one day, Wi-Fi on and connected with a medium amount of web browsing the next… etc.) to determine ‘regular use’, we believe that the average BlackBerry Bold user can safely expect their battery to last a day and a half. We also found Wi-Fi to be the biggest battery drainer, so keep it off unless you’re planning to use it.
Expect us to do more detailed testing in the future, but for now, it’s enough to know that the BlackBerry Bold outpaces the iPhone and other 3G BlackBerrys such as the 8330 in terms of battery life.