Thursday, October 18, 2007

Motorola T720 Review

The 550 mAh Li-Ion battery charges quickly; just about an hour to fully charge. Unfortunately, using up the battery life is quick as well.

Our tests came nowhere near the minimum rated talk time of 420 minutes. It was more along the lines of 2 hours (120 minutes) but standby time was relatively on target.

Meeting its rating aside, 336 hours of standby is still pretty substandard nowadays. 120 minutes of talk time is almost downright unacceptable. It should also be noted that the CDMA phones seem to drain batteries faster than GSM models. Beware Verizon users.

Minimum Rated Standby Time: 336 hours
Minimum Rated Talk Time: 420 minutes

Many variables, including carrier signal strength at your location, signal consistency (including incoming and outgoing calls), display and ringer settings, and battery charging methods and history, will affect performance. When handset manufacturers and mobile phone carriers list talk-time and standby-time ratings, they usually include disclaimers about variable performance and often refer to the times they publish as maximum times.

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