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  1. #1
    Lyn
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    Can someone please tell me what the battery life is like on one of these
    phones? I've heard varying reports and read varying reviews and would like
    to know what the battery life is when the K700i is used just as a phone in
    real life suituations.

    Thanks very much.

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  2. #2
    Jan Schledermann
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    Re: K700i battery life..

    Lyn wrote:

    > Can someone please tell me what the battery life is like on one of these
    > phones? I've heard varying reports and read varying reviews and would
    > like to know what the battery life is when the K700i is used just as a
    > phone in real life suituations.
    >
    > Thanks very much.
    >


    Mine is currently +-14months old and when only using it to talk I'll charge
    it once a week. I don't really talk that much over the phone.

    Using it as a GPRS modem for my laptop (= gprs + bluetooth) very quickly
    drains the battery. If starting out in the morning with a fully charged
    phone, being online for an hour or so continuously with the laptop, plus
    the usual couple of phone calls and synchronizations with the PC, it will
    need to be re-charged at the end of the day.

    When I bought the phone it was equipped with a BST-35 battery, which has a
    capacity of 700mAh. I have since then tried to buy a replacement battery in
    order to regain the battery performance the phone had when I bought it, but
    to no avail.
    The BST-35 appears not to be offered for sale, at least in the Netherlands.
    The currently available batteries are only having a capacity of some 600 odd
    mAh. That's bad

    Hope this helps

    Jan
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  3. #3

    Re: K700i battery life..


    Jan Schledermann wrote:
    > Lyn wrote:
    >
    > > Can someone please tell me what the battery life is like on one of these
    > > phones? I've heard varying reports and read varying reviews and would
    > > like to know what the battery life is when the K700i is used just as a
    > > phone in real life suituations.
    > >
    > > Thanks very much.
    > >

    >
    > Mine is currently +-14months old and when only using it to talk I'll charge
    > it once a week. I don't really talk that much over the phone.
    >
    > Using it as a GPRS modem for my laptop (= gprs + bluetooth) very quickly
    > drains the battery. If starting out in the morning with a fully charged
    > phone, being online for an hour or so continuously with the laptop, plus
    > the usual couple of phone calls and synchronizations with the PC, it will
    > need to be re-charged at the end of the day.
    >
    > When I bought the phone it was equipped with a BST-35 battery, which has a
    > capacity of 700mAh. I have since then tried to buy a replacement battery in
    > order to regain the battery performance the phone had when I bought it, but
    > to no avail.
    > The BST-35 appears not to be offered for sale, at least in the Netherlands.
    > The currently available batteries are only having a capacity of some 600 odd
    > mAh. That's bad
    >
    > Hope this helps
    >
    > Jan


    Yeah, just as a phone it should last almost as long as advertised. But
    if you text a lot or hit the internet expect to be recharging every
    second day or maybe more often. Using Bluetooth when in calling mode
    also seems to drain it a lot faster than you'd expect.




  4. #4
    Taylor
    Guest

    Re: K700i battery life..

    "Lyn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Can someone please tell me what the battery life is like on one of these
    > phones? I've heard varying reports and read varying reviews and would
    > like to know what the battery life is when the K700i is used just as a
    > phone in real life suituations.
    >
    > Thanks very much.


    It's always had a bad reputation; it's an older phone though, go with the
    k750i for the extra cash, also has some nice extra features...





  5. #5
    Lewis
    Guest

    Re: K700i battery life..

    I've never had battery problems. I dock mine in the charger as soon as I
    get home and use my Jabra headset to talk. I keep Bluetooth on all the
    time. When I use it out during the day, it rarely gets below half power.

    On Sat, 14 Jan 2006 08:25:45 -0500, <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > Jan Schledermann wrote:
    >> Lyn wrote:
    >>
    >> > Can someone please tell me what the battery life is like on one of

    >> these
    >> > phones? I've heard varying reports and read varying reviews and would
    >> > like to know what the battery life is when the K700i is used just as a
    >> > phone in real life suituations.
    >> >
    >> > Thanks very much.
    >> >

    >>
    >> Mine is currently +-14months old and when only using it to talk I'll
    >> charge
    >> it once a week. I don't really talk that much over the phone.
    >>
    >> Using it as a GPRS modem for my laptop (= gprs + bluetooth) very quickly
    >> drains the battery. If starting out in the morning with a fully charged
    >> phone, being online for an hour or so continuously with the laptop, plus
    >> the usual couple of phone calls and synchronizations with the PC, it
    >> will
    >> need to be re-charged at the end of the day.
    >>
    >> When I bought the phone it was equipped with a BST-35 battery, which
    >> has a
    >> capacity of 700mAh. I have since then tried to buy a replacement
    >> battery in
    >> order to regain the battery performance the phone had when I bought it,
    >> but
    >> to no avail.
    >> The BST-35 appears not to be offered for sale, at least in the
    >> Netherlands.
    >> The currently available batteries are only having a capacity of some
    >> 600 odd
    >> mAh. That's bad
    >>
    >> Hope this helps
    >>
    >> Jan

    >
    > Yeah, just as a phone it should last almost as long as advertised. But
    > if you text a lot or hit the internet expect to be recharging every
    > second day or maybe more often. Using Bluetooth when in calling mode
    > also seems to drain it a lot faster than you'd expect.
    >





  6. #6
    Dan Altemyr
    Guest

    Re: K700i battery life..

    But if the battery indicator goes down to 50% after a half day's usage,
    that's poor battery capacity imho. The standby time is supposed to be 300
    hours (almost two weeks) according to the data sheet. I have a K700i myself,
    and put it in the charger every night, and compared to other phones I have
    owned, which I charged about once a week, the batteery capacity is not very
    impressing on the K700. I have heard rumours though, that the battery
    indicator displays different levels depending on which firmware version that
    is installed, so it might be that the battery really is not half-empty, it's
    just the firmware controlling the indicator that says so. On the K700, the
    phone is still functioning when the battry indicator shows just one tiny
    1-pixel wide red stripe, other phones I have owned turned themselves off
    when the battery indicator went below half the scale. That might have been
    during the old NiCd-battery days though.


    --
    /Danne
    __________________________________________
    d a n (dot) a l t e m y r (at) t e l i a (dot) c o m

    "Lewis" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    | I've never had battery problems. I dock mine in the charger as soon as I
    | get home and use my Jabra headset to talk. I keep Bluetooth on all the
    | time. When I use it out during the day, it rarely gets below half power.
    |
    | On Sat, 14 Jan 2006 08:25:45 -0500, <[email protected]> wrote:
    |
    | >
    | > Jan Schledermann wrote:
    | >> Lyn wrote:
    | >>
    | >> > Can someone please tell me what the battery life is like on one of
    | >> these
    | >> > phones? I've heard varying reports and read varying reviews and
    would
    | >> > like to know what the battery life is when the K700i is used just as
    a
    | >> > phone in real life suituations.
    | >> >
    | >> > Thanks very much.
    | >> >
    | >>
    | >> Mine is currently +-14months old and when only using it to talk I'll
    | >> charge
    | >> it once a week. I don't really talk that much over the phone.
    | >>
    | >> Using it as a GPRS modem for my laptop (= gprs + bluetooth) very
    quickly
    | >> drains the battery. If starting out in the morning with a fully charged
    | >> phone, being online for an hour or so continuously with the laptop,
    plus
    | >> the usual couple of phone calls and synchronizations with the PC, it
    | >> will
    | >> need to be re-charged at the end of the day.
    | >>
    | >> When I bought the phone it was equipped with a BST-35 battery, which
    | >> has a
    | >> capacity of 700mAh. I have since then tried to buy a replacement
    | >> battery in
    | >> order to regain the battery performance the phone had when I bought it,
    | >> but
    | >> to no avail.
    | >> The BST-35 appears not to be offered for sale, at least in the
    | >> Netherlands.
    | >> The currently available batteries are only having a capacity of some
    | >> 600 odd
    | >> mAh. That's bad
    | >>
    | >> Hope this helps
    | >>
    | >> Jan
    | >
    | > Yeah, just as a phone it should last almost as long as advertised. But
    | > if you text a lot or hit the internet expect to be recharging every
    | > second day or maybe more often. Using Bluetooth when in calling mode
    | > also seems to drain it a lot faster than you'd expect.
    | >
    |





  7. #7
    Lewis
    Guest

    Re: K700i battery life..

    Well, try playing the mp3 player all day, surfing the net and gabbing on
    the phone. Plus I keep the light on. Granted, it rarely goes to 50%, but
    it can happen. I guess my point was, if you keep it charged overnight,
    you're never likely to have any problems.

    On Thu, 19 Jan 2006 02:20:08 -0500, Dan Altemyr
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > But if the battery indicator goes down to 50% after a half day's usage,
    > that's poor battery capacity imho. The standby time is supposed to be 300
    > hours (almost two weeks) according to the data sheet. I have a K700i
    > myself,
    > and put it in the charger every night, and compared to other phones I
    > have
    > owned, which I charged about once a week, the batteery capacity is not
    > very
    > impressing on the K700. I have heard rumours though, that the battery
    > indicator displays different levels depending on which firmware version
    > that
    > is installed, so it might be that the battery really is not half-empty,
    > it's
    > just the firmware controlling the indicator that says so. On the K700,
    > the
    > phone is still functioning when the battry indicator shows just one tiny
    > 1-pixel wide red stripe, other phones I have owned turned themselves off
    > when the battery indicator went below half the scale. That might have
    > been
    > during the old NiCd-battery days though.
    >
    >





  8. #8
    Dan Altemyr
    Guest

    Re: K700i battery life..

    Yes, I agree that the way the phone is used nowadays is different from how
    it was before, now it's used not only for talking with people at other
    locations, but listening to the radio and mp3 player, using the calendar and
    other useful tools, surfing the internet and playing java games, etc. but
    even though my K700 has never died due to battery drain, I still think that
    it's battery capacity is somewhat too small compared with other models with
    similar functionality. Considering all the new ways the phone is supposed to
    be used, I think that the designers could have given it a battery with a
    somewhat longer lifetime. I've seen ads for non-original batteries with the
    capacity of 1000 mAh instead of the original 700, so it is possible,
    technically. Otherwise, the K700 is a great phone, the best I ever had.


    --
    /Danne
    __________________________________________
    d a n (dot) a l t e m y r (at) t e l i a (dot) c o m

    "Lewis" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    | Well, try playing the mp3 player all day, surfing the net and gabbing on
    | the phone. Plus I keep the light on. Granted, it rarely goes to 50%, but
    | it can happen. I guess my point was, if you keep it charged overnight,
    | you're never likely to have any problems.
    |
    | On Thu, 19 Jan 2006 02:20:08 -0500, Dan Altemyr
    | <[email protected]> wrote:
    |
    | > But if the battery indicator goes down to 50% after a half day's usage,
    | > that's poor battery capacity imho. The standby time is supposed to be
    300
    | > hours (almost two weeks) according to the data sheet. I have a K700i
    | > myself,
    | > and put it in the charger every night, and compared to other phones I
    | > have
    | > owned, which I charged about once a week, the batteery capacity is not
    | > very
    | > impressing on the K700. I have heard rumours though, that the battery
    | > indicator displays different levels depending on which firmware version
    | > that
    | > is installed, so it might be that the battery really is not half-empty,
    | > it's
    | > just the firmware controlling the indicator that says so. On the K700,
    | > the
    | > phone is still functioning when the battry indicator shows just one tiny
    | > 1-pixel wide red stripe, other phones I have owned turned themselves off
    | > when the battery indicator went below half the scale. That might have
    | > been
    | > during the old NiCd-battery days though.
    | >
    | >
    |





  9. #9
    T.T.
    Guest

    Re: K700i battery life..

    There are a few on ebay butcouldn't get a response to an earlier post about
    anyone who purchased one.
    My meter fluctuates alot when i am doing certain acticities
    "Dan Altemyr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Yes, I agree that the way the phone is used nowadays is different from how
    > it was before, now it's used not only for talking with people at other
    > locations, but listening to the radio and mp3 player, using the calendar
    > and
    > other useful tools, surfing the internet and playing java games, etc. but
    > even though my K700 has never died due to battery drain, I still think
    > that
    > it's battery capacity is somewhat too small compared with other models
    > with
    > similar functionality. Considering all the new ways the phone is supposed
    > to
    > be used, I think that the designers could have given it a battery with a
    > somewhat longer lifetime. I've seen ads for non-original batteries with
    > the
    > capacity of 1000 mAh instead of the original 700, so it is possible,
    > technically. Otherwise, the K700 is a great phone, the best I ever had.
    >
    >
    > --
    > /Danne
    > __________________________________________
    > d a n (dot) a l t e m y r (at) t e l i a (dot) c o m
    >
    > "Lewis" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]
    > | Well, try playing the mp3 player all day, surfing the net and gabbing on
    > | the phone. Plus I keep the light on. Granted, it rarely goes to 50%,
    > but
    > | it can happen. I guess my point was, if you keep it charged overnight,
    > | you're never likely to have any problems.
    > |
    > | On Thu, 19 Jan 2006 02:20:08 -0500, Dan Altemyr
    > | <[email protected]> wrote:
    > |
    > | > But if the battery indicator goes down to 50% after a half day's
    > usage,
    > | > that's poor battery capacity imho. The standby time is supposed to be
    > 300
    > | > hours (almost two weeks) according to the data sheet. I have a K700i
    > | > myself,
    > | > and put it in the charger every night, and compared to other phones I
    > | > have
    > | > owned, which I charged about once a week, the batteery capacity is not
    > | > very
    > | > impressing on the K700. I have heard rumours though, that the battery
    > | > indicator displays different levels depending on which firmware
    > version
    > | > that
    > | > is installed, so it might be that the battery really is not
    > half-empty,
    > | > it's
    > | > just the firmware controlling the indicator that says so. On the K700,
    > | > the
    > | > phone is still functioning when the battry indicator shows just one
    > tiny
    > | > 1-pixel wide red stripe, other phones I have owned turned themselves
    > off
    > | > when the battery indicator went below half the scale. That might have
    > | > been
    > | > during the old NiCd-battery days though.
    > | >
    > | >
    > |
    >
    >






  10. #10
    Bob H
    Guest

    Re: K700i battery life..

    But the phone is almost like a mini-PDA .... designed to be docked regularly. That's what I do to keep my calendar, contacts sync'd. So docking=charge = no issues here. I've had no problem with it for weekends on our boat with BT on and normal call use. But it needs a drink (charge) upon returning Sunday evening for sure before the upcoming business use week.

    I don't think it's marketed to be a charge once every two week type device. If that's what your needs are then you will be disappointed.

    Bob H


    "Dan Altemyr" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    : But if the battery indicator goes down to 50% after a half day's usage,
    : that's poor battery capacity imho. The standby time is supposed to be 300
    : hours (almost two weeks) according to the data sheet. I have a K700i myself,
    : and put it in the charger every night, and compared to other phones I have
    : owned, which I charged about once a week, the batteery capacity is not very
    : impressing on the K700. I have heard rumours though, that the battery
    : indicator displays different levels depending on which firmware version that
    : is installed, so it might be that the battery really is not half-empty, it's
    : just the firmware controlling the indicator that says so. On the K700, the
    : phone is still functioning when the battry indicator shows just one tiny
    : 1-pixel wide red stripe, other phones I have owned turned themselves off
    : when the battery indicator went below half the scale. That might have been
    : during the old NiCd-battery days though.
    :
    :
    : --
    : /Danne
    : __________________________________________
    : d a n (dot) a l t e m y r (at) t e l i a (dot) c o m
    :
    : "Lewis" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    : news[email protected]
    : | I've never had battery problems. I dock mine in the charger as soon as I
    : | get home and use my Jabra headset to talk. I keep Bluetooth on all the
    : | time. When I use it out during the day, it rarely gets below half power.
    : |
    : | On Sat, 14 Jan 2006 08:25:45 -0500, <[email protected]> wrote:
    : |
    : | >
    : | > Jan Schledermann wrote:
    : | >> Lyn wrote:
    : | >>
    : | >> > Can someone please tell me what the battery life is like on one of
    : | >> these
    : | >> > phones? I've heard varying reports and read varying reviews and
    : would
    : | >> > like to know what the battery life is when the K700i is used just as
    : a
    : | >> > phone in real life suituations.
    : | >> >
    : | >> > Thanks very much.
    : | >> >
    : | >>
    : | >> Mine is currently +-14months old and when only using it to talk I'll
    : | >> charge
    : | >> it once a week. I don't really talk that much over the phone.
    : | >>
    : | >> Using it as a GPRS modem for my laptop (= gprs + bluetooth) very
    : quickly
    : | >> drains the battery. If starting out in the morning with a fully charged
    : | >> phone, being online for an hour or so continuously with the laptop,
    : plus
    : | >> the usual couple of phone calls and synchronizations with the PC, it
    : | >> will
    : | >> need to be re-charged at the end of the day.
    : | >>
    : | >> When I bought the phone it was equipped with a BST-35 battery, which
    : | >> has a
    : | >> capacity of 700mAh. I have since then tried to buy a replacement
    : | >> battery in
    : | >> order to regain the battery performance the phone had when I bought it,
    : | >> but
    : | >> to no avail.
    : | >> The BST-35 appears not to be offered for sale, at least in the
    : | >> Netherlands.
    : | >> The currently available batteries are only having a capacity of some
    : | >> 600 odd
    : | >> mAh. That's bad
    : | >>
    : | >> Hope this helps
    : | >>
    : | >> Jan
    : | >
    : | > Yeah, just as a phone it should last almost as long as advertised. But
    : | > if you text a lot or hit the internet expect to be recharging every
    : | > second day or maybe more often. Using Bluetooth when in calling mode
    : | > also seems to drain it a lot faster than you'd expect.
    : | >
    : |
    :
    :



  11. #11
    T.T.
    Guest

    Re: K700i battery life..

    i use this phone the same way, this phone should have a 1000mah battery,
    One should be made available..


    "Bob H" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    But the phone is almost like a mini-PDA .... designed to be docked
    regularly. That's what I do to keep my calendar, contacts sync'd. So
    docking=charge = no issues here. I've had no problem with it for weekends
    on our boat with BT on and normal call use. But it needs a drink (charge)
    upon returning Sunday evening for sure before the upcoming business use
    week.

    I don't think it's marketed to be a charge once every two week type device.
    If that's what your needs are then you will be disappointed.

    Bob H


    "Dan Altemyr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    : But if the battery indicator goes down to 50% after a half day's usage,
    : that's poor battery capacity imho. The standby time is supposed to be 300
    : hours (almost two weeks) according to the data sheet. I have a K700i
    myself,
    : and put it in the charger every night, and compared to other phones I have
    : owned, which I charged about once a week, the batteery capacity is not
    very
    : impressing on the K700. I have heard rumours though, that the battery
    : indicator displays different levels depending on which firmware version
    that
    : is installed, so it might be that the battery really is not half-empty,
    it's
    : just the firmware controlling the indicator that says so. On the K700, the
    : phone is still functioning when the battry indicator shows just one tiny
    : 1-pixel wide red stripe, other phones I have owned turned themselves off
    : when the battery indicator went below half the scale. That might have been
    : during the old NiCd-battery days though.
    :
    :
    : --
    : /Danne
    : __________________________________________
    : d a n (dot) a l t e m y r (at) t e l i a (dot) c o m
    :
    : "Lewis" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    : news[email protected]
    : | I've never had battery problems. I dock mine in the charger as soon as
    I
    : | get home and use my Jabra headset to talk. I keep Bluetooth on all the
    : | time. When I use it out during the day, it rarely gets below half
    power.
    : |
    : | On Sat, 14 Jan 2006 08:25:45 -0500, <[email protected]> wrote:
    : |
    : | >
    : | > Jan Schledermann wrote:
    : | >> Lyn wrote:
    : | >>
    : | >> > Can someone please tell me what the battery life is like on one of
    : | >> these
    : | >> > phones? I've heard varying reports and read varying reviews and
    : would
    : | >> > like to know what the battery life is when the K700i is used just
    as
    : a
    : | >> > phone in real life suituations.
    : | >> >
    : | >> > Thanks very much.
    : | >> >
    : | >>
    : | >> Mine is currently +-14months old and when only using it to talk I'll
    : | >> charge
    : | >> it once a week. I don't really talk that much over the phone.
    : | >>
    : | >> Using it as a GPRS modem for my laptop (= gprs + bluetooth) very
    : quickly
    : | >> drains the battery. If starting out in the morning with a fully
    charged
    : | >> phone, being online for an hour or so continuously with the laptop,
    : plus
    : | >> the usual couple of phone calls and synchronizations with the PC, it
    : | >> will
    : | >> need to be re-charged at the end of the day.
    : | >>
    : | >> When I bought the phone it was equipped with a BST-35 battery, which
    : | >> has a
    : | >> capacity of 700mAh. I have since then tried to buy a replacement
    : | >> battery in
    : | >> order to regain the battery performance the phone had when I bought
    it,
    : | >> but
    : | >> to no avail.
    : | >> The BST-35 appears not to be offered for sale, at least in the
    : | >> Netherlands.
    : | >> The currently available batteries are only having a capacity of some
    : | >> 600 odd
    : | >> mAh. That's bad
    : | >>
    : | >> Hope this helps
    : | >>
    : | >> Jan
    : | >
    : | > Yeah, just as a phone it should last almost as long as advertised. But
    : | > if you text a lot or hit the internet expect to be recharging every
    : | > second day or maybe more often. Using Bluetooth when in calling mode
    : | > also seems to drain it a lot faster than you'd expect.
    : | >
    : |
    :
    :





  12. #12
    Sascha (MC Sushii) Buettner
    Guest

    Re: K700i battery life..

    Hi,

    On Sun, 22 Jan 2006 10:58:18 -0600, "Bob H" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >But the phone is almost like a mini-PDA .... designed to be docked regularly. That's what I do to keep my calendar, contacts sync'd. So docking=charge = no issues here. I've had no problem with it for weekends on our boat with BT on and normal call use. But it needs a drink (charge) upon returning Sunday evening for sure before the upcoming business use week.
    >
    >I don't think it's marketed to be a charge once every two week type device. If that's what your needs are then you will be disappointed.


    the K700 does not introduce a lot of new features compared to older SE
    phones like the T68i or the T610.

    And these easily lived a week or so without recharge.

    But battery reliability was not the only disappointment of the K700i.
    Mine was 3 times in service within the first 3 months so O2 was so
    kind to offer me an exchange. I live with an K750i since then without
    any of the problems (well, the battery still doesn't live a week, but
    to be honest, the older phones were not used as a walkman this often
    .... and it still lasts 2 or 3 times longer than the K700)


    Just my two pence.


    Sascha


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