Glossary definition of Standby Time

Standby time is the total time (in days or hours) that a fully charged battery can power a mobile phone in the standby mode, i.e. without any calls being sent or received.

Unless the handset is turned off, or the battery recharged, the available standby time gradually reduces as power is continuously being used to keep in contact with the local base station. Standby time will also be reduced if the phone is used for gaming, SMS, to make and receive calls, etc. Standby time is much longer than talk time because standby requires less power than transmission.

Phones tagged with Standby Time