Battery Lifetime

Yorick Moko yorickmoko at
Wed Jul 16 17:48:23 CEST 2008

my freerunner will arrive this week, but don't worry, i'm a true believer :)

maybe it would help if there was standard a button to click on to
suspend the phone (maybe label it Suspend(Bèta)) because it seems most
people are not aware of something other than dim&lock

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 5:09 PM, Adam Talbot <talbotx at> wrote:
> I am not sure what you are referring to as "bullshit."  I have a
> FreeRunner, and am getting about 7 days of run time from it.  In the
> last 10days, sense I got it, I have only needed to charge it once. If
> you think this is crap, then prove me wrong!  Log into your FR and
> execute an 'apm -s'.  Give it 24 hours then hit the power button.  It
> should come up in about 2 seconds, then check you battery health.  If
> you want exact numbers run 'apm'.   I open this challenge up to every
> one.  What are your number for a 24 hours suspend?  Battery
> before/after.
> Yes, suspend is unstable, it does not always wake, but nothing a reboot
> does not solve.
> -Adam
> P.S.  Stop complaining and start helping.
> On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 16:51 +0200, thomasg wrote:
>> Where ever you think you might have heard this: it's bullshit.
>> Complete bullshit.
>> On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 4:19 AM, Scott Derrick <scott at>
>> wrote:
>>         I'm amazed that more isn't being said about the battery
>>         lifetime people
>>         are seeing?
>>         I just read an article in Information Week that cited a large
>>         poll
>>         concerning users of mobile devices.  What was the number 1
>>         issue, far
>>         and above any other issue people are concerned about and want
>>         to see
>>         improvement.  Yes, battery life.
>>         The times I've seen posted here are pathetic!  8 hours of
>>         standby!
>>         Christ, my MotoQ has almost 8 hours of active phone time!  8
>>         hours of
>>         standby makes the FR a toy at best.
>>         I realize that a lot of people are just trying to get the unit
>>         to accept
>>         a sim card, or make a call,  get a gps fix, etc..  But I
>>         seriously can't
>>         use it as anything but a desk toy with that kind of battery
>>         life.
>>         Is there an ACPI or some other kind of power monitor built in
>>         that is
>>         granular enough for somebody to work on this problem using
>>         software?
>>         Scott
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