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Nokia E71 Battery Life

I’ve just noticed that the battery level on my E71 is down to just one bar. This doesn’t worry me, as I’ll be charging it in about an hour’s time. I wouldn’t normally blog about something as mundane as my battery being low, if it weren’t for the fact that the last time I charged it was Sunday evening.

Since today is Thursday, it means that my E71 has lasted a full four days. I am impressed. Thinking back to what I have done with my phone since Sunday evening, it’s been used rather a lot. I’ve listened to internet radio for about 15 minutes each morning, surfed the web, made phone calls, used a bit of Skype, taken a short video, taken some photos, sent some text messages, checked my email, used the alarm each day, and used Twitter via Twibble.

The E71 is quite a workhorse. It’s stuffed full of features, and, unlike the N95, I don’t have to worry about using them all.


4 responses to “Nokia E71 Battery Life”

  1. Mugen Power is making a 3600mAh battery for E71, check it out:

  2. rosswald avatar

    I agree, the battery usually lasts for 4 days sharp, with average use.
    When listening to some music, and with a bit more talking, is still lasts 3 days.

    After I installed magickey it drained battery about 30% faster! It could be some other app, but instead of 3-4 days, I have had 2-3 days. After phone resetting it works as before.

    I just ordered Mugen 1800 mAh battery… I’ll comment on it when it arrives.
    It costs $30 and they offer 2yrs warranty! And, allegedly it’s not just of higher capacity, but of high quality as well. We’ll see about that when it arrives ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I’d be interested in how the Mugen battery performs – do let me know!

  4. i used to enjoy the 4 day battery.. till i enabled push email.. bluetooth.. gravity (all day).. now its every day ๐Ÿ™

    still the e71 is a great phone.