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    Just bought the Nokia Lumia 710 from Rogers in Canada and everything works fine and i love it but it seems like the battery runs out pretty fast. Is that normal?

    With a full charge, the battery drops to about 50% after less than 5hrs with normal use (check ppl hub, txt msgs periodically). Mind you I have a few background tasks enabled but I'm assuming WP7 accounts for those when it comes to battery life. I have the latest update of 7.10.8107.79

    Is anyone experiencing the same thing? Is that the norm for the phone or do I have a lemon?
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    Well, the 710 does have a fast processor and a small battery... Some of what you're experiencing may be due to it still being a fairly new device... Battery life on my HD7 was a disaster for the 1st couple weeks: I would've been THRILLED to get 10 hours out of it back then! Now I get at least 15 hours per charge if I lay off the games
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    Quote Originally Posted by freestaterocker View Post
    Well, the 710 does have a fast processor and a small battery... Some of what you're experiencing may be due to it still being a fairly new device... Battery life on my HD7 was a disaster for the 1st couple weeks: I would've been THRILLED to get 10 hours out of it back then! Now I get at least 15 hours per charge if I lay off the games
    Thanks for the reply! So the battery gets better as you charge it more?

    I also see batteries online where they're like 2200 mAh and says they're for the Lumia 710...would getting those help the battery life?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmprince View Post
    Thanks for the reply! So the battery gets better as you charge it more?

    I also see batteries online where they're like 2200 mAh and says they're for the Lumia 710...would getting those help the battery life?
    Can you provide a link to those batteries? If they're no-name batteries I'd be very, very wary of them. I only trust batteries from seidioonline.com and MUGEN Power Battery - MUGEN Power Extended Batteries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedtouch View Post
    Can you provide a link to those batteries? If they're no-name batteries I'd be very, very wary of them. I only trust batteries from seidioonline.com and MUGEN Power Battery - MUGEN Power Extended Batteries.
    Yeah, stay away from those unbranded batteries you see on eBay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinestars1Z View Post
    Yeah, stay away from those unbranded batteries you see on eBay.
    this kinda seems legit but i guess probably not..
    GOLD 2430MAH BP-3L HIGH CAPACITY BUSINESS BATTERY FOR NOKIA 603 LUMIA 710 | eBay

    I've heard that w/ some phones, ppl should use the battery til it's complete drain and then recharge it to the full to get the max utilization of the battery. Is that true? or is that only applicable to older generations of batteries?

    Or is it just like freestaterocker stated above, that i just need to break in the battery for some time first?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmprince View Post
    this kinda seems legit but i guess probably not..
    GOLD 2430MAH BP-3L HIGH CAPACITY BUSINESS BATTERY FOR NOKIA 603 LUMIA 710 | eBay

    I've heard that w/ some phones, ppl should use the battery til it's complete drain and then recharge it to the full to get the max utilization of the battery. Is that true? or is that only applicable to older generations of batteries?

    Or is it just like freestaterocker stated above, that i just need to break in the battery for some time first?
    The complete drain method is actually a bad idea with lithium ion tech. They are designed specifically for frequent partial charging. This was true with older battery tech like nickel hydride and the like, but not anymore.

    Also possibly contributing too poor battery life is new toy syndrome, where you actually play with the device more than you realize... I know I did. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmprince View Post
    this kinda seems legit but i guess probably not..
    GOLD 2430MAH BP-3L HIGH CAPACITY BUSINESS BATTERY FOR NOKIA 603 LUMIA 710 | eBay

    I've heard that w/ some phones, ppl should use the battery til it's complete drain and then recharge it to the full to get the max utilization of the battery. Is that true? or is that only applicable to older generations of batteries?

    Or is it just like freestaterocker stated above, that i just need to break in the battery for some time first?
    Well the Lumia 710 has a 1300mAh battery I believe? And this battery that they're selling is the same size yet has a 2430mAh capacity?

    I mean, you would think that if the Nokia engineers could have fit a larger capacity battery in the phone, they would have. I mean, I can understand a 100-300mAh increase with a battery that has the same dimensions, but over 1000? I sort of doubt it.

    You're welcome to try it out and review it for us though. :P The seller seems to have a seven day return policy, but I don't know if that's enough to evaluate a battery.

    Quote Originally Posted by freestaterocker View Post
    The complete drain method is actually a bad idea with lithium ion tech. They are designed specifically for frequent partial charging. This was true with older battery tech like nickel hydride and the like, but not anymore.

    Also possibly contributing too poor battery life is new toy syndrome, where you actually play with the device more than you realize... I know I did. :D
    That's right, lithium ion batteries can be topped off any time. The only reason you would fully discharge a lithium ion battery is to recalibrate the battery meter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freestaterocker View Post
    The complete drain method is actually a bad idea with lithium ion tech. They are designed specifically for frequent partial charging. This was true with older battery tech like nickel hydride and the like, but not anymore.

    Also possibly contributing too poor battery life is new toy syndrome, where you actually play with the device more than you realize... I know I did. :D
    lol i think you are right abt the new toy syndrome...i guess i'll play w/ it for a bit more time and see how it goes. Thanks for all the help guys!
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    My wife has a 710 the first few days it wore down fast but it has gotten very good much better than the hd7 I am charging all the time.
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    oh yeah? thanks! that's very encouraging to hear...the last thing i want is to have to send it to Nokia Care to check it out..lol
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    Not sure what kind of device you are coming from, but a weak 3G,or is that 4G, signal could adversely affect your battery. The teeny 1230mAh battery in my Surround can get me through 10-14 hours of moderate to heavy use. EMail, texts, browsing, reading news, and at least a hour in these forums. That's with WiFi always on, 8 background tasks, 4 email accounts (2 push, 2-30 minutes), auto brightness, etc. Pretty light with games though, which is a battery killer. You battery should get a bit stronger with time. Avoid anything but OEM batteries if you possibly can. All the others are full of fluff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmprince View Post
    this kinda seems legit but i guess probably not..
    GOLD 2430MAH BP-3L HIGH CAPACITY BUSINESS BATTERY FOR NOKIA 603 LUMIA 710 | eBay

    I've heard that w/ some phones, ppl should use the battery til it's complete drain and then recharge it to the full to get the max utilization of the battery. Is that true? or is that only applicable to older generations of batteries?

    Or is it just like freestaterocker stated above, that i just need to break in the battery for some time first?

    I ordered this same battery a few days ago, I will let you guys know how it does when it get here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimski View Post
    Not sure what kind of device you are coming from, but a weak 3G,or is that 4G, signal could adversely affect your battery. The teeny 1230mAh battery in my Surround can get me through 10-14 hours of moderate to heavy use. EMail, texts, browsing, reading news, and at least a hour in these forums. That's with WiFi always on, 8 background tasks, 4 email accounts (2 push, 2-30 minutes), auto brightness, etc. Pretty light with games though, which is a battery killer. You battery should get a bit stronger with time. Avoid anything but OEM batteries if you possibly can. All the others are full of fluff.

    Sent from my HTC Surround using Board Express
    I went thru today of about 12hrs without charging and still have about 30% left...so definitely seeing improvement on the battery :D I was casually using my phone today...using 3G txts, browsed a lil, read news and was on fb and twitter but i didn't turn Wifi on...i'll test out turning on Wifi tomorrow and see how it goes :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lxxh View Post
    I ordered this same battery a few days ago, I will let you guys know how it does when it get here.
    which device did u buy it for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmprince View Post
    Just bought the Nokia Lumia 710 from Rogers in Canada and everything works fine and i love it but it seems like the battery runs out pretty fast. Is that normal?

    With a full charge, the battery drops to about 50% after less than 5hrs with normal use (check ppl hub, txt msgs periodically). Mind you I have a few background tasks enabled but I'm assuming WP7 accounts for those when it comes to battery life. I have the latest update of 7.10.8107.79

    Is anyone experiencing the same thing? Is that the norm for the phone or do I have a lemon?
    I bought the Lumia this last Thursday, on Friday morning i installed a software upgrade they pushed to the phone and i've noticed a big improvement in battery life.. did you get that upgrade on your phone already?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmprince View Post
    which device did u buy it for?
    for the lumia 710
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    Quote Originally Posted by chubbychicken View Post
    I bought the Lumia this last Thursday, on Friday morning i installed a software upgrade they pushed to the phone and i've noticed a big improvement in battery life.. did you get that upgrade on your phone already?
    yeah i got the software upgrade...my battery seems to be getting better after a few days
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    My battery life isn't that good on my Lumia on tmobile. Then again, I'm coming from the HTC Radar, which had amazing battery life so perhaps that's why its worse for me. The faster processor and smaller battery would def cause a drop in avg battery life, but i guess i didn't expect it to be this much :(

    I also applied the manual 8107 hack today so I will see if that improves anything but doubt it :(
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrdatrackstar View Post
    My battery life isn't that good on my Lumia on tmobile. Then again, I'm coming from the HTC Radar, which had amazing battery life so perhaps that's why its worse for me. The faster processor and smaller battery would def cause a drop in avg battery life, but i guess i didn't expect it to be this much :(

    I also applied the manual 8107 hack today so I will see if that improves anything but doubt it :(
    Yes, the battery life on the Lumia 710 is not so good. My wife did a few texts, a little email, and one phone call from the morning (fully charged) to about 4 PM yesterday. At 4 PM she had 65% battery left. Geez...
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    I'd say I'm in the light-mid usage range and it's been good enough for me so far. After a 9-10 hour work day I'm usually around 70% battery. That's with probably 30-40 texts, a dozen emails, a few hours of web browsing and reading twitter.

    I don't do a lot of gaming or video watching, so that probably helps.

    I've only had the phone for a few days, so I'm hoping it gets even better.
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    Knock on wood I'm happy I haven't any battery problems.. My battery last and by the end of my work day I have about 30% left on it.. So hopefully it continues to last.. I have the Nokia lumia 710 by the way.. :-p


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    Quote Originally Posted by valith View Post
    I'd say I'm in the light-mid usage range and it's been good enough for me so far. After a 9-10 hour work day I'm usually around 70% battery. That's with probably 30-40 texts, a dozen emails, a few hours of web browsing and reading twitter.

    I don't do a lot of gaming or video watching, so that probably helps.

    I've only had the phone for a few days, so I'm hoping it gets even better.
    Having 70% left after 9-10 hours in amazing compared to what I'm seeing with mine. I don't think mine has lasted more than 9 hours yet. It can get down to 70% after a couple hours of almost no use. Maybe there is something wrong with mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orOrion View Post
    Having 70% left after 9-10 hours in amazing compared to what I'm seeing with mine. I don't think mine has lasted more than 9 hours yet. It can get down to 70% after a couple hours of almost no use. Maybe there is something wrong with mine.
    There's nothing wrong with yours. The Lumia 710 eats battery life like Cookie Monster eats cookies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valith View Post
    I'd say I'm in the light-mid usage range and it's been good enough for me so far. After a 9-10 hour work day I'm usually around 70% battery. That's with probably 30-40 texts, a dozen emails, a few hours of web browsing and reading twitter.

    I don't do a lot of gaming or video watching, so that probably helps.

    I've only had the phone for a few days, so I'm hoping it gets even better.
    Is the e-mail on push, and is this through WiFi all day? It just doesn't seem possible to have battery life like this on this phone, and because I've purchased mine outside of contract idk if T-Mobile will look at my Lumia to make sure there is nothing wrong with it. Starting to miss my Radar and it's great battery life...
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