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Blackberry 8520 Curve - battery problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mariusz, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Mariusz

    Mariusz Byte Poster

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    I bought first one in December, was fine for some time, then battery started to discharge after 2-3 hrs (without even using it) so bought another battery, was fine for a week,and then the same, couldn't even go to town, as when I was coming back the phone was off (not what you expect from mobile), so I claimed it and changed it onto another one (8520 as well), and was fine, battery could last for 2 days, so fair enough. but after some time it was only 1 day (I charge it on evening and after night battery is 85%) so after coming back home I had to charge it every single day, still fine as long as it can last day untill you travel somewhere. but suddenly the battery (same one) again can last 2 days - WTF? what is wrong with this phones? why can't I rely on it? its like having watch that sometimes shows proper time and sometimes not
     
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  2. Apexes

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    8520's are cheap and not well built - i'd advise to go to something like the 8900 - much better phone.

    We had a few 8520's on trial for work, and found them a bit crap.
     
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  3. Mariusz

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    it was wireless that was "eating" so much battery, after switching the wi-fi off the phone can last 2-4 days
     
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    Apexes Gigabyte Poster

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    Love that about phones.

    "THIS PHONE HAS WIFI, but you can't use it cos it will drain your battery"
     
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