K700i Battery life

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Hi, is this phones batter life really that bad? I would mainly use it for
texting.

Thanks
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.ericsson (More info?)

    Not that bad at all....
    Wim
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    "Bishop" <p.harnett@ntlworld.com> skrev i meddelandet
    news:n8Yhe.8245$yY4.1298@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
    > Hi, is this phones batter life really that bad? I would mainly use it for
    > texting.

    It is not as good as one would expect and compared to other modern phones. I
    have a Nokia at work which I only have to recharge every 2nd week, but I use
    it only for talking. My private K700, however, I have to recharge very 3rd
    day or so, the interval depends on how much time I spend playing games,
    listening to the radio or the mp3 player, wapping, etc. Mainly, while the
    display light is on, it consumes a lot of energy. Likewise, if the radio or
    mp3 player, nearly as much as when you use it for phone call, only that
    while (at least my) phone calls last 30 secs, the radion or the mp3 player
    runst constantly for a couple of hours. I think you chould compare the the
    lifetime of a battery recharge on the K700 with some equipment with similar
    functionality, e.g. a mp3 player, not with a simple phone.


    --
    Dan Altemyr
    d a n . a l t e m y r (at) t e l i a . c o m
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    Not too bad then, i guess i gotta think that im always gonna be near a plug
    socket, even on holiday (i hope...), i did have a motorola v620 for about a
    month, was good on battery life but i could use that iTap thing at all, im
    hoping sony's way of predictive text will be more reminiscent of nokia's old
    version.

    Thanks
    "Dan Altemyr" <no@sp.am> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Bishop" <p.harnett@ntlworld.com> skrev i meddelandet
    > news:n8Yhe.8245$yY4.1298@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
    > > Hi, is this phones batter life really that bad? I would mainly use it
    for
    > > texting.
    >
    > It is not as good as one would expect and compared to other modern phones.
    I
    > have a Nokia at work which I only have to recharge every 2nd week, but I
    use
    > it only for talking. My private K700, however, I have to recharge very 3rd
    > day or so, the interval depends on how much time I spend playing games,
    > listening to the radio or the mp3 player, wapping, etc. Mainly, while the
    > display light is on, it consumes a lot of energy. Likewise, if the radio
    or
    > mp3 player, nearly as much as when you use it for phone call, only that
    > while (at least my) phone calls last 30 secs, the radion or the mp3 player
    > runst constantly for a couple of hours. I think you chould compare the the
    > lifetime of a battery recharge on the K700 with some equipment with
    similar
    > functionality, e.g. a mp3 player, not with a simple phone.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Dan Altemyr
    > d a n . a l t e m y r (at) t e l i a . c o m
    >
    >
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    "Bishop" <p.harnett@ntlworld.com> schreef in bericht
    news:n8Yhe.8245$yY4.1298@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
    > Hi, is this phones batter life really that bad? I would mainly use it for
    > texting.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >

    I find its battery life excellent. But what is true is that with the first
    firmware revision I had really terrible standby (1-2 days), but as the
    firmware updates came this problem got totally solved. Now I get 5-6 days
    standby. This problem was totally software related!

    I bought a Li-Polymer battery of 1300mAh on the net and with this one, I get
    7 days standby.

    Kind regards,

    Hasj Pee
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    Oh right, and that fits into the k700i adn is better than the one thats in
    it? I just ordered a k700i, decided to go for it, ope i wont have to change
    the firmware! Dont have a clue how! Sounds about as fun as updating a bios!

    Thanks

    "Hasj Pee" <hasjpee*NOSPAM*@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Bishop" <p.harnett@ntlworld.com> schreef in bericht
    > news:n8Yhe.8245$yY4.1298@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
    > > Hi, is this phones batter life really that bad? I would mainly use it
    for
    > > texting.
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > >
    >
    > I find its battery life excellent. But what is true is that with the first
    > firmware revision I had really terrible standby (1-2 days), but as the
    > firmware updates came this problem got totally solved. Now I get 5-6 days
    > standby. This problem was totally software related!
    >
    > I bought a Li-Polymer battery of 1300mAh on the net and with this one, I
    get
    > 7 days standby.
    >
    > Kind regards,
    >
    > Hasj Pee
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.ericsson (More info?)

    "Bishop" <p.harnett@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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    | Oh right, and that fits into the k700i adn is better than the one thats in
    | it? I just ordered a k700i, decided to go for it, ope i wont have to
    change
    | the firmware! Dont have a clue how! Sounds about as fun as updating a
    bios!
    |
    | Thanks
    |
    If you had been slightly more patient, you might have waited a month or two
    for the upcoming K750i, which seems to be a "K700++", it has a 2Mpixel
    camera with autofocus, RDS radio, better display, support for Sony Memory
    Stick Duo (up to 1GB) etc. etc. The battery life, however may not be much
    improved though...

    Updating the firmware of the phone can be made through SonyEricsson's web
    site, provided that you have a special sync station from SonyEricsson. It's
    described on their web site, and is not very complicated, but if you
    purchase a K700i now, it is very likely that it already has the newest
    firmware.

    There has been many discussions about that the firmware upgrade has improved
    battery life. that is not entirely true. Yes, some parameters in the
    firmware, like the time the backlight is on and the control of the output
    power from the HF unit to the antenna have been changed in the newer
    firmware versions, and that may influence the battery life in a positive
    way, but most of the times, when people have complained about that the
    battery life is poor on the k700, the phone has been brand new, and so has
    the battery. A brand new toy is played with much more than an old one, and
    using the phone actively consumes much more power than having the phone in
    standby mode in your pocket, and also, new Li-Ion batteries need a number of
    charge-discharge cycles before they reach their full capacity. The Nokia
    phone I have that I mentioned before, had to be recharged after 5 days the
    first weeks I had it, but after a while the time interval increased, and
    nowadays it's about two weeks between recharge.


    --
    /Danne
    __________________________________________
    d a n (dot) a l t e m y r (at) t e l i a (dot) c o m
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    > If you had been slightly more patient, you might have waited a month or
    two
    > for the upcoming K750i, which seems to be a "K700++", it has a 2Mpixel
    > camera with autofocus, RDS radio, better display, support for Sony Memory
    > Stick Duo (up to 1GB) etc. etc. The battery life, however may not be much
    > improved though...
    I've read too much about it anyway, going for £300 on ebay, camera is very
    good but naff at night adn battery life has been reported to be worse than
    k700i from some greedy users, so it didnt really catch my eye. And i got a
    good deal on this, £100 new with warranty, and i'm not big on gadgets unless
    they really are good at what they do, adn 2mp aitn that special compared to
    a 5mp fully dedicated camera unfortunatly.


    >
    > Updating the firmware of the phone can be made through SonyEricsson's web
    > site, provided that you have a special sync station from SonyEricsson.
    It's
    > described on their web site, and is not very complicated, but if you
    > purchase a K700i now, it is very likely that it already has the newest
    > firmware.
    Hope so then, should do.

    >
    > There has been many discussions about that the firmware upgrade has
    improved
    > battery life. that is not entirely true. Yes, some parameters in the
    > firmware, like the time the backlight is on and the control of the output
    > power from the HF unit to the antenna have been changed in the newer
    > firmware versions, and that may influence the battery life in a positive
    > way, but most of the times, when people have complained about that the
    > battery life is poor on the k700, the phone has been brand new, and so has
    > the battery. A brand new toy is played with much more than an old one, and
    > using the phone actively consumes much more power than having the phone in
    > standby mode in your pocket, and also, new Li-Ion batteries need a number
    of
    > charge-discharge cycles before they reach their full capacity. The Nokia
    > phone I have that I mentioned before, had to be recharged after 5 days the
    > first weeks I had it, but after a while the time interval increased, and
    > nowadays it's about two weeks between recharge.
    I'll see, i just didnt want to be doing it everyday, as i mentioned it's
    mostly gonnabe used for texting, i couldnt use my v620 for txting very
    easily at all, battery life was good, menus were long and aggravating.

    Thanks

    >
    >
    > --
    > /Danne
    > __________________________________________
    > d a n (dot) a l t e m y r (at) t e l i a (dot) c o m
    >
    >
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    "Bishop" <p.harnett@ntlworld.com> schreef in bericht
    news:V1gie.8502$yY4.6267@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
    > Oh right, and that fits into the k700i adn is better than the one thats in
    > it? I just ordered a k700i, decided to go for it, ope i wont have to
    > change
    > the firmware! Dont have a clue how! Sounds about as fun as updating a
    > bios!
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > "Hasj Pee" <hasjpee*NOSPAM*@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:42898694$0$21655$ba620e4c@news.skynet.be...
    >>
    >> "Bishop" <p.harnett@ntlworld.com> schreef in bericht
    >> news:n8Yhe.8245$yY4.1298@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
    >> > Hi, is this phones batter life really that bad? I would mainly use it
    > for
    >> > texting.
    >> >
    >> > Thanks
    >> >
    >> >
    >>
    >> I find its battery life excellent. But what is true is that with the
    >> first
    >> firmware revision I had really terrible standby (1-2 days), but as the
    >> firmware updates came this problem got totally solved. Now I get 5-6 days
    >> standby. This problem was totally software related!
    >>
    >> I bought a Li-Polymer battery of 1300mAh on the net and with this one, I
    > get
    >> 7 days standby.
    >>
    >> Kind regards,
    >>
    >> Hasj Pee
    >>
    >>
    >
    >

    Hello!

    The battery I ordered on eBay was better than the orginal battery. Just
    search for K700 battery on eBay and you will find a lot of brand new
    batteries from powersellers. I ordered mine in Germany (cause I'm from
    Europe) for just 12 euro!
    Only buy from powersellers with good feedback, so you'll get a brand new
    one.

    For updating you need a syncstation model DSS-20 or DSS-25, you can also get
    that on eBay for a very low price in bulk (without the package, manual or
    driver, but you can download them from S-E's site).
    Updating firmware is very easy, but you need a syncstation, it doesn't work
    with a regular usb cable.

    Kind regards,

    Hasj Pee
  9. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.ericsson (More info?)

    Cool, ok thanks i'll look them up!

    "Hasj Pee" <hasjpee*NOSPAM*@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Bishop" <p.harnett@ntlworld.com> schreef in bericht
    > news:V1gie.8502$yY4.6267@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
    > > Oh right, and that fits into the k700i adn is better than the one thats
    in
    > > it? I just ordered a k700i, decided to go for it, ope i wont have to
    > > change
    > > the firmware! Dont have a clue how! Sounds about as fun as updating a
    > > bios!
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > > "Hasj Pee" <hasjpee*NOSPAM*@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > > news:42898694$0$21655$ba620e4c@news.skynet.be...
    > >>
    > >> "Bishop" <p.harnett@ntlworld.com> schreef in bericht
    > >> news:n8Yhe.8245$yY4.1298@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
    > >> > Hi, is this phones batter life really that bad? I would mainly use it
    > > for
    > >> > texting.
    > >> >
    > >> > Thanks
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >> I find its battery life excellent. But what is true is that with the
    > >> first
    > >> firmware revision I had really terrible standby (1-2 days), but as the
    > >> firmware updates came this problem got totally solved. Now I get 5-6
    days
    > >> standby. This problem was totally software related!
    > >>
    > >> I bought a Li-Polymer battery of 1300mAh on the net and with this one,
    I
    > > get
    > >> 7 days standby.
    > >>
    > >> Kind regards,
    > >>
    > >> Hasj Pee
    > >>
    > >>
    > >
    > >
    >
    > Hello!
    >
    > The battery I ordered on eBay was better than the orginal battery. Just
    > search for K700 battery on eBay and you will find a lot of brand new
    > batteries from powersellers. I ordered mine in Germany (cause I'm from
    > Europe) for just 12 euro!
    > Only buy from powersellers with good feedback, so you'll get a brand new
    > one.
    >
    > For updating you need a syncstation model DSS-20 or DSS-25, you can also
    get
    > that on eBay for a very low price in bulk (without the package, manual or
    > driver, but you can download them from S-E's site).
    > Updating firmware is very easy, but you need a syncstation, it doesn't
    work
    > with a regular usb cable.
    >
    > Kind regards,
    >
    > Hasj Pee
    >
    >
  10. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.ericsson (More info?)

    Is the 1300mh battery a SE oem product or aftermarket?


    "Hasj Pee" <hasjpee*NOSPAM*@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:428a0b23$0$8234$ba620e4c@news.skynet.be...
    >
    > "Bishop" <p.harnett@ntlworld.com> schreef in bericht
    > news:V1gie.8502$yY4.6267@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
    > > Oh right, and that fits into the k700i adn is better than the one thats
    in
    > > it? I just ordered a k700i, decided to go for it, ope i wont have to
    > > change
    > > the firmware! Dont have a clue how! Sounds about as fun as updating a
    > > bios!
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > > "Hasj Pee" <hasjpee*NOSPAM*@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > > news:42898694$0$21655$ba620e4c@news.skynet.be...
    > >>
    > >> "Bishop" <p.harnett@ntlworld.com> schreef in bericht
    > >> news:n8Yhe.8245$yY4.1298@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
    > >> > Hi, is this phones batter life really that bad? I would mainly use it
    > > for
    > >> > texting.
    > >> >
    > >> > Thanks
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >> I find its battery life excellent. But what is true is that with the
    > >> first
    > >> firmware revision I had really terrible standby (1-2 days), but as the
    > >> firmware updates came this problem got totally solved. Now I get 5-6
    days
    > >> standby. This problem was totally software related!
    > >>
    > >> I bought a Li-Polymer battery of 1300mAh on the net and with this one,
    I
    > > get
    > >> 7 days standby.
    > >>
    > >> Kind regards,
    > >>
    > >> Hasj Pee
    > >>
    > >>
    > >
    > >
    >
    > Hello!
    >
    > The battery I ordered on eBay was better than the orginal battery. Just
    > search for K700 battery on eBay and you will find a lot of brand new
    > batteries from powersellers. I ordered mine in Germany (cause I'm from
    > Europe) for just 12 euro!
    > Only buy from powersellers with good feedback, so you'll get a brand new
    > one.
    >
    > For updating you need a syncstation model DSS-20 or DSS-25, you can also
    get
    > that on eBay for a very low price in bulk (without the package, manual or
    > driver, but you can download them from S-E's site).
    > Updating firmware is very easy, but you need a syncstation, it doesn't
    work
    > with a regular usb cable.
    >
    > Kind regards,
    >
    > Hasj Pee
    >
    >
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    "T.T." <tt@mailnot.com> schreef in bericht
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    > Is the 1300mh battery a SE oem product or aftermarket?
    >
    >
    > "Hasj Pee" <hasjpee*NOSPAM*@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:428a0b23$0$8234$ba620e4c@news.skynet.be...
    >>
    >> "Bishop" <p.harnett@ntlworld.com> schreef in bericht
    >> news:V1gie.8502$yY4.6267@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
    >> > Oh right, and that fits into the k700i adn is better than the one thats
    > in
    >> > it? I just ordered a k700i, decided to go for it, ope i wont have to
    >> > change
    >> > the firmware! Dont have a clue how! Sounds about as fun as updating a
    >> > bios!
    >> >
    >> > Thanks
    >> >
    >> > "Hasj Pee" <hasjpee*NOSPAM*@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> > news:42898694$0$21655$ba620e4c@news.skynet.be...
    >> >>
    >> >> "Bishop" <p.harnett@ntlworld.com> schreef in bericht
    >> >> news:n8Yhe.8245$yY4.1298@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
    >> >> > Hi, is this phones batter life really that bad? I would mainly use
    >> >> > it
    >> > for
    >> >> > texting.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Thanks
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >>
    >> >> I find its battery life excellent. But what is true is that with the
    >> >> first
    >> >> firmware revision I had really terrible standby (1-2 days), but as the
    >> >> firmware updates came this problem got totally solved. Now I get 5-6
    > days
    >> >> standby. This problem was totally software related!
    >> >>
    >> >> I bought a Li-Polymer battery of 1300mAh on the net and with this one,
    > I
    >> > get
    >> >> 7 days standby.
    >> >>
    >> >> Kind regards,
    >> >>
    >> >> Hasj Pee
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >
    >> >
    >>
    >> Hello!
    >>
    >> The battery I ordered on eBay was better than the orginal battery. Just
    >> search for K700 battery on eBay and you will find a lot of brand new
    >> batteries from powersellers. I ordered mine in Germany (cause I'm from
    >> Europe) for just 12 euro!
    >> Only buy from powersellers with good feedback, so you'll get a brand new
    >> one.
    >>
    >> For updating you need a syncstation model DSS-20 or DSS-25, you can also
    > get
    >> that on eBay for a very low price in bulk (without the package, manual or
    >> driver, but you can download them from S-E's site).
    >> Updating firmware is very easy, but you need a syncstation, it doesn't
    > work
    >> with a regular usb cable.
    >>
    >> Kind regards,
    >>
    >> Hasj Pee
    >>
    >>
    >
    >

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