Keep in mind that the manufacturer determines what battery life is advertised. Yes, once you turn on the phone the battery starts draining, even leaving the phone off the battery will drain (albeit very slowly). This is kind of like comparing the advertised gas mileage on a car, your results will vary. The typical battery tests are done in a controlled environment under perfect circumstances so don't take them at full face value.
The bad: The Sony Ericsson W580i's (...) battery life wasn't reliable.
What is this supposed to mean? After searching for forums and reviews, I found that many people were not getting even close to the promised standby 370 hr or even the 540 hr talk time.
I currently own a Krzr K1m from Verizon and after two years of usage I am getting approximately 15 minutes of talk time and maybe 1~2 days of standby.
Does it mean that the battery of the W580i will start dying as soon as I turn it on? Or it it simple a "turn off all the features that come with it and you will be able to crank it up to 370 standby hours"?
Also, since I do plan to switch over to AT&T, any recommendations for a phone that lasts forever, looks HOT (with a Brian Tong kick) and has good call quality that is not as bulky as an iPhone?
Always thankful for your responses,
PS. I am not receiving tracking e-mails from forums, any reasons why? (Not under Junk mail either)