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Battery Life - Part 3

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:07 pm    Post subject: Battery Life - Part 3 Reply with quote

I was able to conduct another battery test with my Treo 650 GSM, today. For this test, I setup TCPMP to repeatedly playback an AVI video file. The volume was set at 50%, the brightness of the screen was set at 50%. Bluetooth was on but not communicating with anything. In addition, the phone was on, but it only ringed once during the test. I let the call go to my voice mail. Except for the phone and Bluetooth settings, everything else was identical to the tests I conducted for other devices. Thus, I have included the results for the PalmOne Treo 650, PalmOne Tungsten T3, PalmOne Tungsten T5, Tapwave Zodiac 2, and the Dell Axim X50v.

Here are results for video playback:
  • PalmOne Treo 650: 8 hours 35 minutes
  • PalmOne Tungsten T3: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • PalmOne Tungsten T5: 3 hours 40 minutes
  • Tapwave Zodiac 2: 2 hours 50 minutes
  • Dell Axim X50v: 2 hours 35 minutes
Another test showing the impressive battery life of the Treo 650! It played the video continuously for over 8 hours! This will give you the ability to watch three or four movies with a single charge. Now, I realize the screen of the Treo 650 is smaller than the other models tested, so one has to take that into consideration. However, the ability to watch a number of movies without worrying about the battery is worth a lot to me.

Taking both tests into consideration (audio and video), it is possible to listen to music for several hours, watch a couple of movies, and still have enough power to make phone calls and check your e-mail. All this is a little ironic considering the Treo 650 has a user replaceable battery but really does not need one. Then, you have all the other devices that do not have a user replaceable battery that could definitely benefit from one.

By the way, the specifications on the AVI video file are as follows:
  • Audio Bit Rate: 96 kbps, Stereo
  • Audio Format: MP3
  • Video Bit Rate: ~300 kbps
  • Video Format: XviD
  • Video Size: 416 x 176
  • Video Frame Rate: 24 fps
  • Video Length: 2:50:07 hh:mm:ss
  • File Size: 494,052 KB
The video was converted using my DVD and the FairUse Wizard LE. Found out how, here.
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