Touch Diamond Battery Life

Posted by Rik Hepworth on Monday, July 14, 2008

In my last post about the Diamond I said I would let you know what the battery life is. I therefore carefully refrained from giving it any charge over the weekend, even when connected to my PC.

That means that it received no power from 5.30pm on Friday until it died (which it did, eventually).

After that time, exchange push carried on notifying me of email immediately on arrival until 8pm, after which it downshifted to checking every hour and continued like that for the rest of the weekend.

Weather updates are whatever the phone does as default. I think that’s every four hours or so.

Over the weekend I received a few calls and made a few. None were particularly long - a few minutes each. I also played a few games of teeter, and spent a good hour or so ‘playing’ with Live Search and Diarist, writing a blog post whilst I was at it. I also spent a good thirty minutes with GPS enabled whilst I showed off Google Maps and Live Search, and browsed the web for maybe ten minutes in total.

All in all, it was more or less my usual pattern of use for the weekend. To give you a frame of reference, my TYTN would go on charge every night. It would make it through the weekend, just about, but only if I charged it on Friday night.

The Diamond died sometime overnight Sunday/Monday. When I picked it up this morning the battery was flat. It was alive at 11pm on Sunday, and I checked it at 8am this morning. Whilst that kind of life isn’t great, it’s not bad. It’s certainly on a par with my TYTN, which I have used happily for the past eighteen months. I’ve not yet spent a day away from the office, but I have two such days this week and I will let you know how I get on.