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What's battery life like on BlackBerry 10?

What's battery life like on BlackBerry 10 -- i.e. the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10?

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Jun. 10, 2013 at 19:03

Been using a Z10 for 2 1/2 weeks. Worst battery performance of any OS and any handset make in years. It's awful. And I'm not gaming or Tweeting (cause, well, forget about Twitter and BB10), or photo editing/sorting - cause, well...the camera is not too bad, but the gallery and editing apps are a joke. Circa Symbian 2007 bad. In fact, even with just 3 email accounts on push, and not doing anything else (!) it's down to 20% after 20 hours.
Oh, I should mention: the screen is really dark. As in: crank it up to 100% and you suddenly notice there ARE loading bars and such... So, there. I can't speak for the Q10, but the Z10 is a no-no. BB7 on the Bold 9900 was better in every respect but camera. It was at least AS fast AS BB10 on Z10. Pretty much all apps were better. And the OS/UI was much more consistent.
If you think Q10, I'd instead buy a discounted Bold 9900...

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matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 10, 2013 at 16:18

Not the worst feature of a relatively useless (read: beta) OS.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 10, 2013 at 19:03

Been using a Z10 for 2 1/2 weeks. Worst battery performance of any OS and any handset make in years. It's awful. And I'm not gaming or Tweeting (cause, well, forget about Twitter and BB10), or photo editing/sorting - cause, well...the camera is not too bad, but the gallery and editing apps are a joke. Circa Symbian 2007 bad. In fact, even with just 3 email accounts on push, and not doing anything else (!) it's down to 20% after 20 hours.
Oh, I should mention: the screen is really dark. As in: crank it up to 100% and you suddenly notice there ARE loading bars and such... So, there. I can't speak for the Q10, but the Z10 is a no-no. BB7 on the Bold 9900 was better in every respect but camera. It was at least AS fast AS BB10 on Z10. Pretty much all apps were better. And the OS/UI was much more consistent.
If you think Q10, I'd instead buy a discounted Bold 9900...

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