Originally Posted by ysb
I read your comments in the Nexus One thread that was linked here earlier, they've been super helpful to me so thanks. how's your battery life? I'm not a supetwitterer/facebook user, but I do use the web and would use GPS from time to time.
Battery life is, with everything turned off (Wifi/GPS/SYNC/low screen) capable of about... six hours of heavy use. Games/web browsing/NAV/texting/Pandora. Intermittent use will stretch that to around a full day.Probably about 1.5 days of standby with a few phone calls. With everything on, you are probably looking at about half that. Not great, but pretty standard for a smartphone.
what happens if your phone has a defect? Will they send you a new phone first or do you have to send yours in and wait until they receive it? ATT does the former.
If you are super concerned about that, I'd hold off until the 23rd or whenever the Nexus One is supposed to hit T-Mob stores. Right now there really isn't very good support from Google. You basically put down a $500 deposit and Google sends you a refurbished replacement phone as you send yours back to them. This obviously, is pretty unsatisfactory for most people. I assume that in a few weeks when they start stocking them in brick and mortar stores that this policy will change and they will be dealt with like any other T-Mobile phone. It's possible that FroYo will actually be available by that point too, which might help with the battery life. As a note: There are a few issues with the Nexus One that may or may not be fixed with the Android update. 1: touch keyboard occasionally glitches. Might insert multiple letters. (go to type "cow" and it ends up being "ccccow" or something like that. Haven't noticed it much in web browsing. Mostly just typing on the virtual keyboard. (I miss my keyboard) 2: Occasionally the phone will drop 3G signal for apparently no reason. It might be "sleeping" or whatever. Aside from quickly putting it into and then out of "airplane mode" - I haven't found any reliable way to keep it from doing this a couple times a day. This is one of the things that FroYo is supposed to fix. Relatively minor annoyances to me. Maybe major annoyance to someone else - But I'm pushing my phone pretty hard sometimes, playing 3D games on it while streaming music and having texts pop up. Etc. I will tolerate an occasional hiccup. Your mileage may vary.