Ok, so a quick update : Plugged my phone in at 6:15am to charge, it was at 100% at 9:15. It is now 3:25 pm, and I haven't really used my phone much, just sent about 15 texts and browsed a few web pages while walking around work. I'm at 90%. I'm going to once again stream music on my ride home WITHOUT charging, and use the phone tonight for my regular phone calls, and see what happens and report back. I'd like to bet I have PLENTY of battery left and it won't die until tomorrow afternoon, since I started at 100% today. So, today so far I'm at 6 hours and 15 minutes of light usage, and only used 10% of my battery.
I couldnt' be happier.
update : woke up late (lol) at 5:30am with battery at 40%. Drove to work with droidlive streaming NPR again, wasn't charging. It is now 1pm, 27.5 hours after my last charge and I am at 20% with no worries of getting through the day til 6pm. We will see.
if I'd have to estimate what I'd have gotten before installing this ROM, I'd say 5-8 hours. I'm now getting well over 26 hours with light use, something i would never dream of a week ago.
one happy camper over here.
My battery life has taken a nosedive since updating to 2.1. Same apps, same widgets. The processes that are consuming the most are reported as the same as before the update. Display, Standby, and Cellular use.
Kind of disappointed.
Battery life for me is what is was under 2.0.1. I then rom'd to BB V.9 and it was great. Now with 2.1, I have to recharge it in the evening. Nothing running any different than I had under ESE53. Oh well, waiting on the new roms to come out for ese81.