i hate the battery life on this phone. But i also think it depends on how strong the signal is as to how good the battery life. I spent 3 weeks in the Orkneys and my E6 needed charging sometimes twice a day. I then spent 2 weeks in Devon and the phone needed charging every day. The phone signal in those places was bad, a lot of the time there was no signal. At home it only needs charging every 2 days because the signal here is strong.
When I used mine with it set to Dual Mode (2G and 3G), the back used to warm up a bit and the phone used to last about 36 hours max (under moderate use; hard use meant a charge was required in the morning and another one at late night, around 18hrs between charges approx). Switched to GSM mode only (2G), battery life has drastically improved to 2 days (48hrs) of fairly hard use during the day, all widgets set to online mode, whatsapp constantly connected, display brightness set to adaptive, about 2-3 hrs of music listening. The back doesn't get warm anymore unless I watch an HD video or do something processor intensive like play games.
I also set the mail widget to check every hour, rather than the default 15mins, the 15mins checking interval causes a noticeable battery drain even under 2G.
I switch the 3G temporarily on by setting to dual mode when needed (if you have Belle on yours, this can be done with a simple toggle in the notification dropdown menu) when I need bandwidth (downloading from store or any large files), else 2G suffices for everything else, including facebooking, email and whatsapp!
I just purchased my Nokia E6-00 online from a Base retailer in Belgium on October 3, 2012 and received the phone on October 5, 2012, since I have received the phone it has been nothing but bad battery performance, not to mention that I am not entirely impressed with the performance of the phone overall based on what was advertised as the specifications of the phone.
Based on Consumer rights, Nokia E6-00 is falsely advertised which is against EU consumer regulations confirmed by the link below.
I contacted Base once I had decided that I gave the phone a fair try and read this forum and realised that Nokia had lied to its consumers about the performance of the battery, which was my main reason for opting for this phone and making a phone purchase in general. My first inquiry about a return was on October 9, 2012 and my official request was on October 10, 2012. Since I have not received a response from Base I decided to call them, which led to me calling Nokia.
Apparently I am not entitled to a refund because I did not contact Nokia after 7 days, but according to the site below. The new consumer law requires 14 days.
please see link below
it saying that it is not recommended to keep the charger connected longer than once the battery indicator shown full.
Your true here after i want buy nokia e6 Its useless for me because the battery gets low what the hell.ahw no nokia hereafter with me.