Last Updated: Jul 19,2010
So.. what is going on exactly? Has anyone experienced this?
I am thinking this will be addressed in the update tomorrow?
Yes, I saw this too. I used the phone for several hours yesterday after a full charge. The battery showed is was getting low. I had to reboot for some reason, and when it came back on, battery was up significantly. I was able to use the phone for several more hours. However, once the indicator turned yellow, it was a VERY short time before it just went to red and shut itself off because it was down to 5%. So overall, the battery life was very good but the indicator is definitely not accurate at all times.
This has happened to me, but not as drastically. I'm sure it's just a software issue that will be addressed soon.
I just manually powered down with the battery indicator level at yellow (roughly 10%), and realized that when I attempted to turn the phone back on, the battery was too low to allow the phone to start back up. Put the phone on the charger (with the phone showing 0% initially), and less than 5 minutes later I restarted and the battery indicator shows 60%.
So the battery indicator showed 0% initially, and after around 3 minutes of charging it was reading 60%.
This is just my second charge, so I'll give it a few more cycles (and a software update) before I make any assumptions.
It seems like the software takes a few charges to calibrate the battery. Ive charged mine at least 5 times now and the battery meter seems to be getting more accurate with each charge. These Li-Po cells are made in mass amounts and not every battery will be perfect from the beginning. Do a few charge-discharge cycles and see if it gets better.
Same here, Mine went down to 15% after 1 day and 15 hours of use. so I shut it down and turned it back on, it went back up to 50%, and I've been streaming pandora for the past 4 hours and it is down to only 40 %.
Same exact thing here, literally. I hope tomorrow's update is for this. I know it mentions improved battery indicator..do you think that's what it is?
I hope so, I "dropped" 20% in 45 minutes of web browsing which is quite a fast drop imo. I have a feeling in my case it was an app causing the drop, I disabled juice plotter and I have been browsing for ~25 minutes without dropping 10% yet.
Either way, I would like to see the indicator improved to show battery levels at 1% intervals instead of only 10%, and fix the false% reports.
Well I can't tell if they are changing the indicator for aesthetic purposes or for this very issue...where can we find this out right now??
This is a big deal, it is literally and clearly affecting many of our devices and hasn't improved since day 1. Whether it is a real battery life issue or just this incorrect reading, this needs to be fixed. It is affecting my use of this device very much so- can't do much with a dead smartphone.
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