|07-28-2008, 04:24 PM||#16|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Device: iPhone5, iPad Gen3, Kobo, Kindle Fire, Kobo Vox. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7
No one should leave 3G on their phone unless they plan on using it at that moment. Always switch to Edge when you do casual reading or playing with any of the games. Also switch off WiFi unless you are using it. They cut the battery time more than half. I can go all day at work with my iphone on (over 8 hours) if I don't use WiFi or watch any videos. I listen to music on and off and read a chapter at lunch. I keep the light setting on low, my cube is bright enough. Note that I have the EDGE phone and not the 3G.
|07-28-2008, 05:11 PM||#17|
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: North Salem & NYC, NY
Device: Kindle Global, iphone4, ipad
That means that you, the user, have to exercise careful battery management, and remember to turn certain things off. You will turn them back on to use them, of course, but if you are like me and many others, you will forget to turn them off. I have Verizon EV-DO on my MotoQ, and the phone switches to it automatically when I am in the right place. I can't turn if off without turning off the phone functions altogether. I normally get 6 to 7 hours of battery life, and EV-DO is faster than the iphone 3G. No one should have to do what you suggest to get decent battery life.
|08-04-2008, 02:02 PM||#18|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, Sony PRS-650, Sony PRS-T1, nook STR, iPad 4, iPhone 5
To get decent battery life, stop buying these do it all phones. The extra features like video, music, 3G, GPS, eBook reading etc are all going to kill the battery and when you actually do want to make a call, you'll be well and truly without battery. So just get a phone to be a phone. I would not want to be someplace where I needed to use my phone but because I was doing other things with my phone, I had no battery life left.
|08-05-2008, 12:08 PM||#19|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Device: Amazon Kindle 3
And all I could think about was "As soon as we get home I am ordering a Kindle." (I haven't yet, but I will.)
|08-05-2008, 01:11 PM||#20|
Join Date: Oct 2002
Device: Too many to count here.
I don't own an iPhone, but if had I one, I wouldn't mind using it as an extra e-book reader. I would use it to complement my Sony Reader.
What would be great is to have a way to synchronize bookmarks of books from various devices... this way I could switch devices and still continue reading where I had previously stopped. Of course, there is also the problem with DRM, so I would need to be able to buy books that could be installed on multiple devices...
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