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  1. realwarder's Avatar
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by realwarder View Post
    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.
    Well it's the same on any android phone maybe little better on iPhone.

    Skickat frn min HTC Sensation XL with Beats Audio X315e via Tapatalk 2
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    #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%
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    #154  
    Every time you reboot the battery level goes up a bit. So if you keep rebooting, you never have to charge the phone :)
    Device: O2 Nokia Lumia 1520
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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.
    Sent from my wicked sexy HTC 8X windows phone using Board Express
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    Wanted to follow up because I suspected Amazing Weather was causing battery drain. I reinstalled Amazing Weather and battery remains fine. My issue must've been resolved with reboot unrelated to AW.
  7. #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 ??
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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.
  9. #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.
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    The battery on mine is about the same as my S3 and that's with the S3 on a 2300ma battery from Mungen.
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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.
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    I had Desire before and I must say that the battery life is very good on my 8x. Longest one was 1 day and 17 hours so far, with moderate use of phone, music listening, wifi on, gps on, runtastic app in the background...
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    I cant get well over a days life on this thing, you just need to know what to have running in background tasks, not being connected to Xbox etc
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    Reinstall skype, whatsapp if u have it, turn off xbox sync
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    It might be a poor cell signal. At work I lose 10% an hour while at home where the 3G signal is stronger, I can easily get 14 hours out of a full charge.
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    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.
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    Some improvement on battery consumption.
    Question is: does live tiles affect the battery life? , I mean does it stay connected or its just a flipping images and numbers..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitter@Firas_MD View Post
    Some improvement on battery consumption.
    Question is: does live tiles affect the battery life? , I mean does it stay connected or its just a flipping images and numbers..
    If they live tile is pulling from the phone memory it shouldn't take much battery. If its getting updates or pictures from the internet, it will use more.
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    Bad reception, less than 4/5 in 3G or LTE and you should use 2G. Read my battery tips. Link in my signature, on your PC you see it.
    *** Forza Windows Phone 8 ***
    Many answers here in my battery tips & tricks post: http://forums.wpcentral.com/htc-8x/2...ps-htc-8x.html
    Please help me with my WP8 Sync App idea called "WP8 ClonePhone": http://forums.wpcentral.com/windows-...lonephone.html
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    #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.
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    #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 :/
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    #172  
    Concerning the music question, I use "Stop the music" app since I listen a lot of streaming music as well.
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    Look, here's my battery lasting:
    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...JP-UmW_sa-_6kA

    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.
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    #174  
    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.
  25. #175  
    Quote Originally Posted by ephesians52 View Post
    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.
    Simlply .. Watsapp! Uninstalled it, replaced it with Kik, and now I'm almost happy with battery life. Much better than what it used to be.
    Oh also IM+

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