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  1. banna

    banna Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi,

    I have created this list as a FYI for all the users, where everyone can put their findings about phone features and usage. Just add to this list with the subject in the beginning.

    1. Apps: Whenever I use gaming apps the phone by default connects to the web. I got heavily charged by my SP because of that.
    2. Messages: while messaging you can see only those contacts which are stored as Mobile.

    -Banna
     

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  2. Lavene

    Lavene Active Member

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    Both those issues is either avoidable or fixable:

    1. Quite a lot of free apps are supported by advertising. Those adds are fetched from the net. To avoid it either stay clear of apps/ games that require internet access or only use them while on wifi.

    2. In the setup for 'Contacts' you can select to 'show all'.
     
  3. rahulvittal

    rahulvittal Well-Known Member

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    1) When in-call mode , beware of accidentally touching your ear on the phone. It can mess up the dial-pad as the phone lacks a proximity sensor.
    Solution: Use the screen lock
    2) The battery info on the top-right corner is very , very inaccurate.
    Solution: Download BatteryTime Lite from the Market. Makes it just inaccurate. :p
     
  4. banna

    banna Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes. u r right. the battery indicator gives wrong indications. I don't know when to charge and for how long. What do u mean by "Makes it just inaccurate", have you tried applications that can solve this.

    Btw my battery life is just 1 day. My approx usage is
    - 35 txt
    - 5 calls
    - 1hr browsing
    - Zero mp3
    - 30min games.

    Is there anything wrong with the battery itself?
     
  5. marjan1

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    Try to use it more conservatively, like i describe here and report how long it lasts.
     
  6. banna

    banna Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sure I will do the same and report how much does it last on conservative usage.
     
  7. rahulvittal

    rahulvittal Well-Known Member

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    For you usage it seems slightly low. 1 and half day would be expected. Then again 30 min game does eat up a lot of battery life. I doubt there is anything wrong with the battery. The update to the BatteryTime Lite app is better. Its quite accurate now. :)
     
  8. banna

    banna Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks I will try using BatteryTime Lite app.

    As a test for my cell, i also did a basic test.

    -Charged it fully on 12.50AM 02Aug10 (though there's no indicator that the phone is fully charged)
    - Just to make is a simple voice phone I Used only 2G, Minimum brightness, No Wifi, No game, No mp3
    - 5/6 pictures from the camera, 25 minutes call (total), 40 SMS.

    At 5.50pm 07Aug10 it indicated 15% battery life and plug it to charger. I didn't do that, so it got shut off at 7pm (while I was on a call).

    Concluding the net timing it comes to almost 5days. Its not bad actually though my small nokia gives me 7 days straight.
     
  9. rahulvittal

    rahulvittal Well-Known Member

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    the app I mentioned will let you know when the phone is fully charged.
    And the battery is actually very good :)
     

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