- 09-19-2013, 09:02 PM #1
If you use the camera pod does it use that battery until it is dead and then switch to the onboard battery in the phone or does it drain both at the same time? Also anybody that has one does it really add that much life?
- 09-19-2013, 11:10 PM #2
The camera grip's battery charges the phone's battery, just as if you plugged the phone into any power source. If the phone's battery is fully charged, it will effectively run off the camera grip's battery until that's gone, then start draining the phone's battery. Note that you can also turn the camera grip battery on and off. (Read the manual. You can download it from Nokia if you don't own one.)
As for how much life it adds, please see my earlier post here - it has a battery level graph that illustrates my real world results:
Avoid Damage from Camera Grip (PD-95G)
- 09-20-2013, 10:05 AM #3
Okay thanks, Was out the other day and only took maybe 20-30 pictures over an hour and battery life was bad. It would have been dead if we stayed there for another hour. This would never replace a camera on a trip without keeping a charge near by all day
- 09-20-2013, 11:23 AM #5
Battery life will depend on your usage and how you've set up the phone. If you haven't taken general battery saving precautions, expect to get poor battery life. This is how Windows Phone is, unfortunately. But if you put some effort into it you can get good battery life out of the 1020. On the day shown in that graph, my phone was still going at the end of the day while my companions' iPhones were dead. And I took a lot more pictures than they did since it was my first major test of the 1020. Also did maps, email, and a little web browsing throughout the day, but not too much.
- 09-20-2013, 05:29 PM #6
- 09-20-2013, 08:09 PM #7
Was your usage pattern a series of repeated events structured like this?
- wake up / unlock phone
- start camera app
- take picture(s), maybe with some review/delete/retake
- exit camera app
- put phone to sleep
This is what I did many times during my several hours of taking photos. I tried to minimize the amount of time the display was on, and didn't leave the camera app running unless I knew I was going to need it again within the next minute or so. Granted, I used the battery grip to recharge in the middle of my shooting spree, but looking at the graph it seemed like I probably still would've been ok without it.
- 09-20-2013, 08:36 PM #8
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