The Xperia x10 Mini Pro is an excellent smartphone from Sony Ericsson. Consider its utterly small package, it is really impressive. Now the only problem it has which I believe is really serious, is its battery life. Having all the features that all its big brothers have, a 970mAh battery is just not enough. This baby runs on Android and thus, gives us a lot of opportunity to work around the battery problem.
I personally felt the need to use it longer than it allows me to, but as I run through a lot of blogs and forums, I am lucky to make it last for 12hours with seriously heavy use.
The longest that I can remember it lasted is for about 1 and a half day. (with a lot of texting and a couple of browsing through wifi-data and gps is off,brightness set to lowest)
If you think mine is a little better, you might want to check out what I do.
1. Charge the battery FULLY (for real)
It is best to charge with no breaks
You may either charge it when it’s dead or when it’s bellow 5%.
When the led turns green, don’t unplug it,yet!
When it says 100%, wait a little longer!
You have to watch the battery indicator on the notifications bar. If there’s something on the homescreen that says 100% but there’s still a charging symbol on the battery indicator, it isn’t full yet. Wait for it to disappear before unplugging.
DONT UNPLUG when: (look at the battery indicator beside the signal bars)
2. Get your phone ROOTED. (I rooted mine with SuperOneClick)
3. Use Battery Callibration(don’t miss out on this one!)
*This works on rooted phones only
-Charge the battery properly(see tips above)
-Download and Install Battery Calibration from the Market
(Follow the in-app instructions)
-Charge the battery fully(see tips above)
-(optional)drain battery then charge again with no breaks(do this for a couple of cycles)
4. Install a Task Manager(I prefer Advanced Task Manager or ZD tools ) **UPDATED
5. Use the Status Switch widget or install Battey Indicator Pro to monitor usage
6. Install an App that manages apps on start-up (I use Android Assistant and AutoStarts). **UPDATED
7. Replace the built-in homescreen with a lighter version(Zeam Launcher,ADW Launcher, Helix)
8. The basics:
These are pretty much obvious
-Turn off WiFi when not needed
-Disable data traffic
-Go to airplane mode when unreachable
-Turn off GPS
-Set brightness to lowest (4%)
-Uninstall or do not use Timescape (I use a seperate Facebook and Twitter App)
And that’s it! I hope that helps!
(I made this post through my x10 Mini Pro)
Battery stats: 100% down to 95%
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The next solution I can think of is either to get a spare battery or a portable charger. For whatever it may cost, I would probably have to decide first if I’d want to bother turning the phone off/go off on its own and replace the batteries every now and then, or bring a charger with me to save me from the shutdown and boot-up time.