UPDATE: The battery fully died at around quarter after 01:00 meaning the total battery life under heavy usage was 14 hours.
UPDATE: It is 21:56, almost 11 hours into the test and the battery is at 15%. In the last 7 hours, I’ve used the device way more than usual. I have been using voice quite a bit which we all know sucks up battery. I’ve also taken a few pictures, used BlackBerry Maps a few times just poking around and I’ve streamed music for about an hour.
UPDATE: As DavidB points out, it’s just over 5 hours into the test and we’re at 85%. This isn’t great considering I haven’t been doing much on the device. I’ve been pretty busy at the office so it’s just taking in data. I checked out App World a few times, downloaded a theme but didn’t install it and listened to music while I went and got a coffee.
When we did the BlackBerry Bold 9700 battery test, we got some really incredible results. The Bold’s battery proved to last 29 hours under some intense usage conditions. With the radio turned off and music playing, it went a whopping 39 hours. Well many of you were interested to see how long the Storm2’s battery would last, so lets check it out.
We’re going to test the BlackBerry Storm2 under similar conditions as the Bold 9700. This means:
- Voice usage.
- SMS, Twitter, Email.
- Google Maps when appropriate.
- Music (thank you Slacker for white listing my account!).
The official start time is 11:00AM EST. I’ll update this post every few hours so you know how the test is going. Once we’re done, we can compare with other BlackBerry devices.
RIM’s official specs on the battery:
- Standby time: GSM: 12.7 days (305 hours), UMTS: 11.7 days (280 hours), CDMA: 11.2 days (270 hours)
- Talk Time: GSM: 5 hours, UMTS: 6 hours, CDMA: 5.5 hours
A note that might affect the test: this BlackBerry Storm2 is running 3G and roaming on the Bell/TELUS network. Also, the device is running OS 188.8.131.520.