Not even in airplane mode this phone won't last 18 days 🙂
I know this is not standby time but:
I have a Rogers X10 and with the original firmware the battery lasted around 16h with less than 10min + 10 SMS/day and wifi on.
With the Rogers R2BA020 and wifi/gps/bluetooth off and data on the battery is drained in about 2 days... max. 3 days if i don't listen music or browse the net.
The X10 gets nowhere near its advertised talk and standby time. I'm not sure how they arrived at those outlandish numbers. I got about 12 hours of battery life out of the phone with normal use, which was pretty pitiful. However, I installed some monitoring software on the phone and it seemed that the problem (mainly) was the phone was being prevented from going into standby mode from an application on the phone.
That application happened to be the Launcher that comes on the phone (Rachel) and if you replace it with ADW Launcher or my personal favourite, Helix Launcher (Donut version) you will notice a fair improvement in your battery life. I now receive 25-30 hours of battery life from a single charge with normal use.
It also helps to update to the R2*20 firmware rather than the stock R1*14, but even then if you're still running Rachel you're not going to notice a really big improvement. Replacing the launcher is your best bet.
Owning the X10 for a bit i found the best solution was changing you luncher,
switching to ADW doubled my battery life.
still sold the phone though, it was slow, buggy, and the keyboard was brutal, no multi touch, and the fact that everything had to be done through time scapre for contacts, and all media through media scape was super annoying.
if your in the market for an Android device i do not suggest this phone,
i am very happy wtih the Acer Liquid E
bonus that it already has android 2.1 and scheduled to get 2.2 by october
no set date or time except for 4th quarter for the X10 to get 2.1
You will probably start to see most droid phones getting OS updates at the end of sept/oct after all the new driod phones are released for the back to school phase. I believe the Spica update to 2.1 is dropping at the end of this month so its just a matter of time before old devices are updated.
Sony Ericsson has stated that 2.1 will be released in Q3 2010 which means either this month or next. With Sony, that usually means right near the end of the deadline, so most likely September.
There are a few videos of 2.1 running on the Xperia X10 on youtube which look pretty nice. The curved slide to unlock has been replaced with a more traditional lock screen. Other than that there don't seem to be many cosmetic changes.
The problem with the update process is that even with SE releasing 2.1 in September or even this month (not likely) is that Rogers has to be the one to actually give it the stamp of approval and roll it out. To put this into perspective, since the last update to the 020 firmware, SE has released 6 additional patches which we have not seen. We'll see how they handle a major update, but so far I'm not too optimistic.
Im not sure when you got the X10, but there was a patch released back in July for the X10 that helps with battery life and otherwise general performance. You can go to www.sonyericsson.com/updateservice for the latest software and updates, but be sure to back up anything you cant afford to lose. Here is a walkthrough http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdlT4VHim0c for doing it right over the phone.
014 -> 020
As far as I can tell this is how it was for all Rogers devices. Perhaps SE shipped some more recent devices with 016 installed by default, but I never had the option to update to that.
SE has already stated that the X10 will be updated to 2.2 on their product blog. I'm hoping that 3.0 will also be supported. After this Google should be implementing their one major update a year scheme so it will give these phones a pretty long support life.