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poor battery life on xperia sola

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Message 21 of 96

Re: poor battery life on xperia sola

updated phone to 6.0.b.3.162 with a factory reset.i will format my sd card and see if there is any change in the battery life

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Re: poor battery life on xperia sola

varunvaidya, tell me the result. I still can't update myself. Have you tried taking off the SD for a while, see if that improves battery as ti did for me ?

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Re: poor battery life on xperia sola

Oh ! my SD still have an ext-sd partion from using a2SD on the bladeS.

That migh not be sush a good idea. I'll definitifly try the format.

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Re: poor battery life on xperia sola

Hello. I've noticed that the sim card can cause extreme battery drain. Try leaving the phone on airplane mode overnight but without a sim card installed. I used a micro-sim card with the adaptor provided (had the older sim) and the phone dropped 8% in 8hours with usage whereas before it would drop 3% per hour on standby! Try to exchange your simcard, there might be an issue with it...

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Re: poor battery life on xperia sola

For a while i though the SD was the cause. Now i'm afraid it's the phone reacting wrong to ANY sd card.

I'll try taking off the sim again, especialy since my provider's sim are known to cause this. Already tried it without effect mind you.

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Re: poor battery life on xperia sola

Ok, new update. I've used my first provider's (the one i had battery drain originally) micro-sim and still suffered the battery drain. Using another provider's microsim fixes this. However, the first provider's 2G network works on GPRS and 3G/WCDMA on UMTS. The second provider's (without battery drain) works on Edge on 2G and HSPA on 3G/WCDMA. So it comes down to this for me:

As reported by the phone itself:

Cytamobile-Vodafone (Classic or MicroSim) 2G:GPRS and WCDMA:UMTS - Major Battery Drain, around 3-5% per hour when idle and on Standby.

MTN (MicroSim) 2G:Edge and WCDMA:HSPA - Normal battery usage, 1% drop for 8 hours standby.

Signal was the same for both providers, tested in two locations.

So Im guessing this is most likely a software issue since its the first phone I encountered with this weird behavior...

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Re: poor battery life on xperia sola

1% drop for 8 hours standby.

Umf !

I get about 10 % for 8h with the SD on. And 4% without;

I'm wondering if the sim card isn't drainning as well as the SD. (My providers's sim are know for that kind of thing.)

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Re: poor battery life on xperia sola

I get about 3-4% / 8h standby with an Orange SIM and Kingston 8GB Class10 mSD . One night it measured even less. Was 100% charged ( with no charging simbol) at 10pm and the next day at 7am it was 99% .

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Re: poor battery life on xperia sola

Well, only lost 3% during the night. Looks like changing the sim did someting, though it's not as visible as changing the sd card.

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Re: poor battery life on xperia sola

i also using Xperia sola,i have no issues like battery back up and not another issues...10 hours backup and 25% left after playing Games and enjoying internet.

and normal use 48% left after 26 hours...enough battery life...

Use "reboot pro" application from play store...set manual settings like memory clear on lock and select app which u want to exclude to close..

And

Go to settings then application and go to runnung service...then close application which u want to close...Simple