- 01-12-2013, 07:47 PM #151
The Nokia 920 has the same battery issues... some people claim good battery life, others bad.
Common factor = WP8, a very new OS.
Given the random nature of battery drain on my phone I can only assume that WP8 has some issues that we're all experiencing. Hopefully MS is aware of this and a future OS update will address it.
- 01-13-2013, 11:06 AM #153
I find that the power saver feature is absolutely brilliant. My 8x went into powersave mode after I woke up and it lasted till 10pm before it died! The phone lasts so much longer on power save. I think the os reports the battery being lower than it actually is. When the battery says it's on 30% it's probably really on about 40%
01-18-2013, 10:56 AM #155
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Dang, sorry to hear bout your problems. I've had mine two weeks now, and I can go from 530am to 430pm with moderate use. Mostly WiFi, mostly music through mains and about 1 to 3 hours Bluetooth. Occasional internet, no games really, lots of texts, and my forums at least twice a day, and I get down to around 50%. I plug in every night before bed, and am up at 4am, but don't do anything till 530am.
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- 01-25-2013, 02:28 AM #157
Its been almost a month on my new 8X, I had a bad experience with its battery life since day 1. Asked about it in the forum here so the guys told me its a matter of time.
But today it was ... Don't even know how to say it. I charged the phone all night it was 100% at 11pm, just made a 2 min phone call and went to sleep, in the morning I woke up to see its 82% .. On the way to the hospital I talked to my Gf on Kik for like 20 mins. When I went to check the battery it,was 61%
I kept WiFi on at night but turned it off in the morning.
So is that still normal ??
01-25-2013, 02:44 AM #158
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That is a little below average. I have had three 8x's and each of them have ranged in battery life. The first one I received was very similar to what you explained. I had to charge it twice a day. The 3rd one was much better, with higher than normal use a battery lasts me from about 7 am till 12 am.
- 01-25-2013, 02:52 AM #159
So you're suggesting its a hardware problem?
I had a blackberry before this one and battery life was much better with a smaller battery.
As I thought WP was somewhat designed to conserve the battery.
I only got kik and whatsapp running in the background for now. Even uninstalled weather and CNN apps because I thought that they are running in the background and taking battery life down.
01-25-2013, 06:13 AM #161
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The battery on any Blackberry will destroy a modern touch screen smart phone. The processing and graphical tech has advanced way faster than battery technology.
My 8X battery is fine, its better than the previous androids I have had (Nexus S and Galaxy S). I use is heavily during the day on internet and apps like wp central, use it to play music in the car and often listen to music at night. I only charge it at home overnight.
- 01-25-2013, 11:45 AM #166
I did all what you guys mentioned earlier, now I have 2g network, no Xbox sync, no Skype or what'sapp just Kik, and low brightness.. My battery consumption is 7.2/h now and I will keep posting updates as I do different things.
Thank you all for taking the time to help me out.
- 01-26-2013, 04:36 PM #170
I have a suggestion, download battery stats from the store and let it run for a week or so and then post them up. I use it mainly so i can have a display of the remaining battery. However, it has some great graphs for the last 24 hours and so on, but the important one is the average percent/hour usage. Mine is currently 6.6% per hour. This is an average that is totalled up since the app had been installed and as usage can vary a lot from day to day this is a good indicator of actual battery usage. I would consider myself a relatively heavy user.
- 01-27-2013, 03:00 AM #171
I've been having a lot of battery issue with my phone as well
The first two weeks I had it the battery life was awesome IMO, used to last me the whole day, sometimes I wouldn't even charge it to go to sleep and wake up and it was still at around %30 with moderate use
But recently this past week its been going down hill, I have the battery status app (just downloaded battery sense and batter stats too, start keeping an eye on it), and my phone has only been lasting me consistently 12 hours with light use...just switched my background theme to dark
Does anyone know how to close music programs from running in the background btw? For instant when I use Slacker Radio and I exit out of it all throughout the day whenever I go to the home screen the music drop down keeps popping up as if im still running the program, is there any way of stopping that? I have a feeling thats part of the reason my battery is draining so quickly :/
01-27-2013, 09:33 AM #173
- 102 Posts
Look, here's my battery lasting:
I do admit that I had few calls but I used the wifi a lot(no 3G cause I'm roaming), news, fb, downloading game from store and playing it, messaging. I listen to music (downloading from subscription cause it has better quality but before I download I listen the song on streaming)
I have Skype on, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Metrotube, Vimeo, 4 e-mail accounts.
I also disabled the auto upload of Skydrive.
And I don't use stop music app.
01-27-2013, 09:37 AM #174
- 12 Posts
I had horrible battery issues with my Lumia. It turned out if angry birds space was running in the background it was eating away at the battery. If you exit an application with the back button it doesn't background. Try hitting back till nothing is open and see if it lasts awhile. If so you just need to find the problem app.
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