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Old October 21st, 2010, 12:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there everyone.
I was wondering if anyone has any tips on how to make my battery last longer?
Any apps I can download or hardware updates that make the phone more battery friendly.
I took it off charge the other day and quite literally within 20 minutes it was showing a depleted battery on the indicator.
Any tips?

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You've just got to manage your phone more actively by turning everything off that you don't need and then only turn it on when you need it.

TBH, I'm very surprised at how short the battery life is if you want to do anything normal with the phone ... like use its features!!!

I use Advanced Task Killer throughout the day to kill all the apps that I've set to self launch. Even then, if I start to use wi-fi or GPS the battery life just crashes to almost zero.

Hope that helps.

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I have an X10 which is my own and an X8 that is on loan from SE for testing for their forum. I have a sim with data package on my X10 so everything is on, email, twitter, facebook etc and I need to charge my battery daily. In the X8 I have a freebie sim from Tmobile that had a small amount of credit on it so I have data turned off and have only been using wifi for updating/downloading. I have been amazed at how long the battery lasts on it... I mean days not hours. So that surely says something about the data and battery life.

Maybe its worth turning your data off when you know you don't need to be updating, or at least turning polling off to manual.

Be careful of apps that drain your battery too... I had a couple of Battery apps that killed my phone so keep an eye on what you have installed on there.
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I have the same situation on my first week with the phone. the battery seems to drain so fast.

1. Turn off the wifi, GPS, bluetooth, background data. turn this on as needed. use the power control widget to ease your way on turning on and off.
2. Turn off data traffic. I observed that connecting to 3G/G greatly drains the battery you can even notice the back portion of the MP where the battery lies becomes warm with extensive use. specially, if there is apps running on background an tries to connect to the net. use the widget data traffic to enable and disable this. Turn on as necessary.
3. turn off auto updates, this goes with the data traffic. if the data traffic is off auto update will be blocked. some apps have auto update like timescape. you may choose the option to manual or set it to a longer period.
4. turn off auto sync, this can be found on the settings. these uses data. you can manually sync it anyway.
5. download the advanced task killer app, these kills the apps the keep running on background. choose only the apps the you need for everyday usage. It will save you some juice.
6. observe your downloaded apps. some apps keep running on your background and drains your battery.
7. Manage the brightness. when the screen is on it consumes battery. reducing the brightness will help. reduce the time to sleep mode.

MP being a smart phone, have so much to give... it is being limited only by its battery life from what i have observed. I hope there there are improvements in the battery life when the update comes.

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I have the same situation on my first week with the phone. the battery seems to drain so fast.

1. Turn off the wifi, GPS, bluetooth, background data. turn this on as needed. use the power control widget to ease your way on turning on and off.
2. Turn off data traffic. I observed that connecting to 3G/G greatly drains the battery you can even notice the back portion of the MP where the battery lies becomes warm with extensive use. specially, if there is apps running on background an tries to connect to the net. use the widget data traffic to enable and disable this. Turn on as necessary.
3. turn off auto updates, this goes with the data traffic. if the data traffic is off auto update will be blocked. some apps have auto update like timescape. you may choose the option to manual or set it to a longer period.
4. turn off auto sync, this can be found on the settings. these uses data. you can manually sync it anyway.
5. download the advanced task killer app, these kills the apps the keep running on background. choose only the apps the you need for everyday usage. It will save you some juice.
6. observe your downloaded apps. some apps keep running on your background and drains your battery.
7. Manage the brightness. when the screen is on it consumes battery. reducing the brightness will help. reduce the time to sleep mode.

MP being a smart phone, have so much to give... it is being limited only by its battery life from what i have observed. I hope there there are improvements in the battery life when the update comes.

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i bet there will be. as 2.1 has a better app and process manager than 1.6 that negates the need for a task killer.
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i bet there will be. as 2.1 has a better app and process manager than 1.6 that negates the need for a task killer.
Good to hear that. hope we can get the update sooner.
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On the other hand may people have probles with battery after updating.
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can xperia x10 mini pro's battery change to a higher capacity battery like 1500mah ?
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Just got the x10 mini pro a week ago, and so far I get around 2 days out of the batteries with normal usage. Not 2 full days as in 48 hours, but around 36 hours. I unplug in the morning for work, and charge it the day after when I get back from work. I'm usually left with around 10% or so when I get back.

What I noticed is that the first 10% of the batteries is lost within the first hour. I unplugged this morning and by the time I get to work, I'm at around 88%. The low end of the battery life is pretty good, sometime this week I left the house with around 33% battery left, and by the time I get home at night, I still had 10% power.

Could this be a software problem? I read somewhere that if you charge with the phone on, it won't fully charge, and that if you want a full charge you should turn the phone off. This does explain why the top 10% gets lost within an hour, I charge with the phone on. Anyone else experiencing odd battery problems like this?
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The battery charges to 100% and then stops charging until it drops below low 90's percentage wise. So if you happened to take it off at that point just before it started charging up again that could explain why you seemed to take a massive dive in the first hour of the day.

There is a cool little app called Battery Graph which gives you a visual display in graph form of the charge/discharge of your battery. I have it on my X10 big and X8 so assume it would run on the mini. Its a freebie from the market so have a search and see if you can find it.

Here's an old pic of my graph produced by the app - you can export it to Excel and then turn it into a graph. Been useful comparing when people are having problems.

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can xperia x10 mini pro's battery change to a higher capacity battery like 1500mah ?
I read on the SE forums that you can extend the battery life with a certain type of charger that charges the battery more slowly. I think it's a nokia charger, don't know the exact type.
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I found I was only getting about 20 hours from my X10 Mini Pro so had a play with things like switching GPS and Data Traffic off one by one to see which ones had a big effect on battery life.

I found GPS had a great impact on battery life. I can now get 2 full days (48hours) from one charge with normal* use.

I added the Power Control widget so i can switch GPS on and off easily when i need it like running Endomondo etc.

* Remember thats normal use for me, everyone's PoV of normal use will be different.
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Got my Xperia X10 Mini Pro a couple of days ago. I've tried to switch off everything and even set the phone with the lowest brightness level. Without making / receiving any calls & text messages, the battery dropped from 100% to 75% in 6 hours! It's crazy, isn't it? I won't leave home for more than 4 hours without bringing my charger.
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Something else to be aware of is that when the green light comes on from charging it's actually only reached 90% battery not 100% as you might think.

I found i got much better life from the phone if i allowed the battery to reach 100% rather than unplugging when the light goes green.
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Hey cn I use any othr more powrfl batteries on my x10 mini pro for longer battery life?
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-turn off data traffic.
-turn off all gps option.. (auto sync .. etc)
-turn off any unnecessaries application
-reduce brightness and time sleep mode
-not to use "live wallpaper"... static wallpaper even from mini sd card still ok

Result when not being used when even phone or message = 1% drop each hour
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i do a recharge cycle weekly and i switched off all apps i dont need <data traffic, gps, etc>. now battery lasts more than 2 days <when i dont use the internet>
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Thanks all for comments, they were useful
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Hi there everyone.
I was wondering if anyone has any tips on how to make my battery last longer?
Any apps I can download or hardware updates that make the phone more battery friendly.
I took it off charge the other day and quite literally within 20 minutes it was showing a depleted battery on the indicator.
Any tips?

Just use power save manager from the app store it saves loads of battery
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I have also followed the steps outlined in this thread and am currently getting approx. 60 hours of battery on one charge. That is 2 days+ with the a morning/evening gmail/facebook checkup, calendar synch and normal call and text behaviour.

For what I'm getting, I think that it's pretty good or at least not as horrible as I initially thought.
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Just use power save manager from the app store it saves loads of battery

I downloaded JuiceDefender and ever since it seems to have made a difference to my battery life - in a BAD way. I've even uninstalled it and its still bad. It's rather annoying. Might try Power Save Manager in see if that helps. And Advanced Task Killer too.
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I checked on Sony Ericsson website and found that the W995 uses the same battery as the X10 mini pro.

I did a search on the web and found a 1300mAh battery for the W995.
If i were to use this 1300mAh battery on the X10 pro min, will i end up damaging the phone?


1300mAh HIGH CAPACITY BATTERY FOR SONY ERICSSON W995 on eBay (end time 16-Feb-11 12:57:40 GMT)
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^ i hope what you found out could help us with the battery issue, this would be very useful since i dont like charging my phone everynight
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I use this 1500 mah and it is working fine.

DEJI BST-38 1500mAh High Capacity Business Battery for Sony Ericsson S500 - DinoDirect.com
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Happy Battery saver..

Hi guys..
Am using an X10 mini pro (oS 2.1)for the past 5 months had a looot of issues with the battery life . I installed AVG antivirus (Free version) in my mobile.
The task killer of AVG is simply amazing
It improved my battery life by about 50% (Without background data transfer) to 35%(With background data transfer)
Give it a try folks it really works
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I checked on Sony Ericsson website and found that the W995 uses the same battery as the X10 mini pro.

I did a search on the web and found a 1300mAh battery for the W995.
If i were to use this 1300mAh battery on the X10 pro min, will i end up damaging the phone?


1300mAh HIGH CAPACITY BATTERY FOR SONY ERICSSON W995 on eBay (end time 16-Feb-11 12:57:40 GMT)
Ordered one this morning. Hopefully will have it by Saturday. It's a no-brainer for me over the Deji, since it has to come from China is it really worth the extra 200mAH?
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hey guys i am also using se xperia x10 mini pro and i am quite satisfied with it!its gives 60 hours of music play at normal volume by using earphones,nearly 7 hours of gameplay while using emulaters,and a lot o standby!
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hi, is the juice defender beta compatible with xperia x10 mini pro? im concerned if it ends up damaging my xperia x10 mini pro.
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Hey! Not sure if this topic is of any interest to anyone anymore but I have found a replacement battery produced by ecell that offers a 1300mAh battery as opposed to the standard X10 Mini Pro battery which is 970mAh. Link to there website is here.
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is anyone using the 1300mAh battery ? is it worth buying?or is it just a standard battery with a different sticker on it ?
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Hi Folks

If buying a replacement battery - you might like to be careful about which technology the battery uses.

Lithium-Ion - is in widespread use.
Lithium-polymer (Li-Po)- can hold a lot more energy inside the same shell - maybe twice as much.

LiPo batteries are fine if handled with care, but partly becuase they are so energy dense they can be a major fire hazard if mishandled. "mishandled" would include for example piercing - the battery can burst into flames, yes thats without it being set fire to or heated. There are videos on YouTube etc or google Lithium-Polymer etc

I suspect that the 1500mAh battery uses LiPo. Some of the chinese characters on the case look a bit like the chinese for "polymer".

The 1300mAh battery seems to be pretty clear that it uses Lithium-Ion technology.

Personally I'd settle for 1300mAh rather than risk the fire hazard.
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It's true, the standard battery is rubbish!

I bought a 2450 mAH battery from Ebay and battery life much more acceptable now.

No issues at all with this new battery - works just fine.

In addition I also run juice defender, which seems to help.
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It's true, the standard battery is rubbish!

I bought a 2450 mAH battery from Ebay and battery life much more acceptable now.

No issues at all with this new battery - works just fine.

In addition I also run juice defender, which seems to help.
Hi mate,

Would you have a link please?
Thanks a lot.
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I do not know if people are still interested in this topic, but I thought I would share some of my experience.

The Xperia x10 Mini Pro comes standard with a:

Sony Ericsson Battery [BST-38]
Li-Polymer 3.6V
930mAh
3.3Wh

What causes the VERY POOR battery life is that value in red. That is ALL it is. A smart phone, in this day and age, will NOT RUN as a smartphone with that charge delivery. I dont understand whether this is to reduce production cost but its a good phone if this is resolved.

Now the GOOD thing is this. The battery FOR the Xperia x10 mini pro is a GENERIC Sony Ericsson BST-38 battery. You can also put a Lithium Ion battery in it, instead of Lithium polymer.

My advice would be you upgrade and buy this battery:

CLICK HERE FOR EBAY BST-38 BATTERY


The battery above is from a trusted seller (I have purchased 2).

Stats are as follows:

2500mAH
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Lithum Ion.

This is almost 2.7 times MORE capacity than the STOCK BST-38 you get.
As usual once you get the battery, or any other, standard battery
ettiquitte applies. You must fully charge and fully discharge (light use ONLY) for about 4-5 CYCLES (1 cycle = charge + discharge) before it is cured for proper robust use.

Comparisons:
1 hour for my 930mAh battery to go down to 87% capacity (pre curing).
3 hours 2500mAH battery to go down to 87% capacity (pre curing)

EBL:
930mAh = 6.7hrs (LIGHT use, pre curing)
2500mAh = 21.7 hrs (LIGHT use, pre curing)

This is an OBVIOUS difference. Note these values, of course, will differ however the range (15hrs precured) will remain almost the same in everybody case.

Now of course HEAVY use (im talking about phone ADDICTS, CONSTANT data transmission) will almost destroy half of that 21.7 hrs, but then again that is the INDUSTRY standard for smartphones. And it is a HELL of a lot better than what you get STOCK with the phone.

Of course the best option to MAXIMISE battery life would be to use all those energy saving apps. I am currently using a 2500mAh battery and can tell the difference. I have my brightness on at 50% and the battery life is more than acceptable.

A tip would be also to ALWAYS charge your battery with the WALL charger, not through the PC. only "top up" with the PC-USB charge method.
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I find that with wifi, bluetooth and gps set to off when not being used, backlight set to auto, I get a full days worth of use on the battery. It is running in 2g mode though, so that helps a lot.
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Advanced Task Killer. The best Battery Saver app on the Android Market, without a doubt. There are a lot of settings for it, but it basically kills (stops) all apps that you aren't using manually and automatically (whatever you choose) you can also choose it's kills level e.g. Aggressive, Crazy etc. It saves me hours more battery. Also, turning off Wi-Fi when not using it saves battery. Also, if you tend to game on the Android/Always have the screen on it is a good idea to turn your screen brightness down low. And, never keep your Bluetooth running, this runs down a lot of battery AND means you're prone to hackers.
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Hi, I'm new here on the forum, but thinking of stop using my x10 mini pro.

I bought it almost and year ago. It never lasted more than a day with data on, facebook, etc, but on the past weeks it's been getting worse and worse, to the point that I'm not able to enjoy it or use it anymore.

It's a shame, because this IS a great phone. I loved that it has autofocus camera, GPS, etc etc on a phone this cheap. With Go Launcher Pro, it really came into live as a very costumizable and fun phone. But even after:

- Uninstalled unused apps, including some factory ones (timescape comes to mind)
- Calibrated battery using 2 or 3 methods I read on the forums;
- Uninstalled task manager;
- Turned of auto syncs, background updates, APN (so really no data transfer), GPS, wi-fi, bluetooth, and using 2G only;
- Screen brightness at minimum;
- CPU Tuner set to "extreme power safe" by underclocking;

Battery still falls 5 to 10% per hour on standby. If I turn the APN and do something stupid and outlandish like updating an App on the market, battery falls about 2% per minute, so 120% per hour.

I tried so many definitions and apps to see if it helped, and nothing has done it, so I'm left thinking that the battery has gone bad, even tho I don't think I ever mistreated it.

I can't help to comparing it to my BB curve. Completly diferent phones, I know, but that one with push e-mail lasts, at worst, 3 full days.

I love my x10, but no point on using it if I can't... use it. Anything else you guys think I could try?
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Old October 6th, 2012, 05:00 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Just a follow-up. I uninstalled Go Locker, and this seems to have limited the battery drain.

Go Locker did not appear on androids battery usage stats (the biggest things there are idle phone and phone radio). But I guess one of the last updates made it go wrong.

According to Juiceplotter, total battery live has gone from about 9 hours to a predicted 30 hours. This is still using CPU Tuner on extreme power tuning settings, minimum brightness, and data+wifi+gps+bluetooth+3G off.

I'm testing the battery closely, and may also uninstall Go Launcher to see if it also makes a significant diference.

edit: 12 hours later, Juiceplotter predicts a total 70 hours (since full charge, until it runs out). We'll see if this happens. Anyway, the diference comparing to before uninstalling Go Locker is huge.
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