As a followup to my last post about the surprising longevity of the Sony Ericsson P990i battery under (light) WiFi usage, I ran a similar test on the Nokia N95.
Again, I connected Salling Clicker 3.5 (non-public beta) via WiFi to my computer and went to bed. As with the P990, in the morning I was able to pick up the N95 and control iTunes right away. Here’s the shocker, though, considering the N95 has been pretty much slammed in many reviews for its battery life (or rather its lack thereof):
The battery indicator showed no signs of drainage (all bars were lit)! I suspect Nokia chose to give the N95’s battery indicator a rather aggressive “curve” (by which I mean that it will stay high for quite some time and then drop quickly). Still, I find it pretty darn impressive that we were able to stay attached to the WiFi network for eight hours without noticeable power drain.
I’ve been using the N95 for about a week now, and it’s a really quite a fun device. I hope to find the time to write a post about my experiences later. Stay tuned.
(Dave asked if the 3G-radio was on during this test: yes it was)