Long standby time for Cyanogenmod 7.1 on ZTE Blade phones

This is a testimonial of the Cyanogenmod 7.1 Android spinoff operating system on the ZTE Blade phone.

I've recently installed Cyanogenmod 7.1 to my ZTE Blade. Prevously I had Cyanogenmod 7.0.3 on it, and the battery life was terrible. It didn't last more than 48 hours in standby (3G, mobile data, wifi, GPS, background synchronization switched off, only receiving a few text messages). But after installing 7.1, the battery lasted for 12 days plus 23 hours in standby mode. Awesome! Finally I have a small and cheap Android phone with long battery life.

The phone user interface also feels much snappier now, and 3D games (e.g. Falldown 3D) which lagged and were unplayable with 7.0.3 are fast and playable now.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to upgrade 7.0.3 to 7.1, but I had to wipe the phone (keeping only the SD card contents) before installing 7.1.

1 comment:

Oobie said...

Hey! I was looking for a solution for my cm 7.0.3 blade not keeping connected to wifi network when screen off, but i found your post here, and it's pretty useful! not by helping me with the wifi problem, but whether to shift to 7.1 or not. my battery time is awful, too, and i did not know 7.1 helps that much. thanks for the post!