The specifications on the box say "video playback time: up to 5.5 hours". On a full charge, Is anyone getting 5.5 hours of continuous video playback? Mine's been on for 3.5 hours, playing music for 1/2 hour, videos for about 1/2 hour, and Wifi has been connected and surfing the net for about 2 hours. The battery level is at 63%, which sounds pretty good. Some days though, doing the same tasks for the same amount of time, it seems like the battery drains down really fast and I don't get more than 3 hours.
I'm curious because the specifications also give the times as up to 6.5 hours for both web browsing & "e-book browsing time", music playback up to 7 hours. I will charge it up and see how well it does just playing videos.
I downloaded a widget to my home screen called "Battery Status". It will tell me how much battery power I have left. I probably got it from one of the alternative app markets.
I don't know how long it takes to run the battery down. I haven't watched videos without it being plugged into the charger. I did do some reading on Sunday while I was out. I used about 15% of the power in about a three hour period just reading my own pdfs, using the Borders eReader which came installed on the Next3. The three hours wasn't all at the same time. I turned it off and on three times during the day, before I could get it back on the charger.
on the home page at the bottom are 3 icons, tap on the one on the right that looks like a gear, that's "settings".
That opens up a long list. Scroll down to the bottom PAST "Erase activation record" and tap on "About device". That puts you on the page with "Status" at the top. Tap on Status, and on the next list, tap on the 2nd one "Battery level". The last thing on the list shows you how long your Nextbook3 has been on in that session.
You'll will be shocked how much this device offers. It's been amazing for me. Have fun exploring!
shellie1, I am finding out what this device can do. Now if it only worked everytime I turn it on. I gave it one last chance today. Let it charge for 12 hrs. It worked fine the first few times I used it this morning. Then around 3:30, went to turn it on and it would not. It is ridiculous and a shame as I was liking all it did plus I was constantly finding out more new things.
My Nextbook3 wouldn't charge with the ac adaptor that came in the box. I hooked the Nextbook up to my computer and it worked. I found an ac adaptor (5v) and used that to charge it. I charged it for 12 hours. Checked battery status and it showed 73%. I charged it again for 15 hours only to show battery status of 75%. Not only is the ac adaptor that came with the unit defective but the battery is defective as well. I called cs and am now waiting for a prepaid label so I can return it for a refund. Very disappointed that the unit is defective. I had already returned the Nextbook2 because of its difficulty in trying to get it to work. It would not calibrate no matter how I hit that little yellow icon..reset didn't work. Still could not calibrate. Will wait now to see what other new tablets come out.