I have been testing band switching (network mode) on the BlackBerry Z10. As many of you are aware Z10 battery life is the one feature that is a nuisance.
To circumvent that issue, I thought if I switched from LTE to 4G that it would somewhat improve battery life. Well it got even worse. Battery life lasted only about 6 hours. Whats up with that?
My next test involved switching network mode from 4G to EDGE. Traditionally BlackBerry phones that ran on EDGE could last for days with heavy usage. Unfortunately, that was not the case with the Z10. It average about the same battery life on EDGE as it did on 4G (moderate use).
Surprisingly LTE averaged the highest battery life on moderate usage at around 9 hours.
In conclusion, hopefully I have LTE coverage wherever I go, or I’ll need a secondary battery in my pocket.