What does ‘standby time’ and ‘talk time’ imply in Android smart phones?

Drsunil V May 9, 2014
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What does ‘standby time’ and ‘talk time’ imply in Android smart phones? This is for the Canvas 2 – A110 in specific or any Android smartphone in general.

  1. Ben S
    May 10, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Hovsep is correct. They're used to help you estimate how long your phone's battery will last under different usage conditions. Obviously, the battery is used up more when talking on the phone or doing intensive activities, like streaming video or gaming, then when it's dormant. However, today's phones are more complex than they used to be, so even if your phone is in your pocket it can still be consuming battery in the background.

    These estimates are helpful, but don't bank on them. Follow battery saving tips to make sure you're doing all you can. Even if you barely call people on your phone, having the brightness at a high setting, having Bluetooth on when you're not using it, and having apps constantly accessing the GPS can kill your battery.

    And never use a task killer.

  2. Hovsep A
    May 9, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    talk time dates back to the days when phones were just phones nothing in the background , talk time was based on one radio, the cellular radio. standby time when you do nothing and the phone is on.

    -Standby time: The maximum length of time a fully charged phone , turned on and ready to send and receive calls with a SIM card .
    -Talk time: longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone and doing nothing else. talk time is dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest GSM cell tower, and on battery health. also Talk time is reduced when battery health goes down and Talktime is reduced when you do other activity while on the call.
    -Idle time = maximum time without a SIM card and no activity

    .FAQ - What do "talk time" and "standby time" mean?.