Battery life is absolutely huge when it comes to smartphones. Just ask iPhone users who consistently get great battery life and are able to charge up in a very short amount of time. Or ask HTC ThunderBolt owners who are on the other end of the spectrum and are lucky to get half a day out of their device. Battery life is a big deal and that’s why the problem that some T-Mobile phone owners seem to be facing is a big deal.
You see, at some point around July 28th, T-Mobile phones started suffering from battery drain issues. Specifically, T-Mobile G2 owners started seeing massive battery life problems and it appears that the problem isn’t just limited to the G2. It’s affecting a multitude of devices.
T-Mobile, in an effort to get to the bottom of the issue, has started up a support thread where it’s asking for the public’s help in solving whatever this issue might be.
As Phandroid points out, there are questions about 3G and 2G data modes which has led some to believe that it might have something to do with T-Mobile’s network and not the actual phones themselves. Hardware, software or otherwise.
Now, this isn’t your run of the mill issues. Just about every Android device has poor battery life but from what I’m reading, what G2 and others are seeing is abnormal. So, if you’re having this issue or know someone that is, make sure you send them here to try and sort out the problem in conjunction with T-Mobile.
Anyone seeing this on their G2, Samsung Vibrant, etc?