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  1. macbookboy's Avatar
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    I like the phone but the batery life is so so bad. I have taken it off charge an hour ago and it has lost 20% in 1 HOUR! surely this is unusual? I have followed tips on how to save battery life such as turning off background tasks, dark theme etc. but to no avail. i also reset the phone and it seems its still dreadful. Any suggestions?
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    Yea...the Lumia 710 battery life is terrible. Seems to be a common problem with Lumia devices, and supposedly the recent update for the 800 fixed the battery issues, so hopefully the update that was just pushed (that we are waiting on tmobile for) will fix things since they are the same numbered update.

    Also, the 710 has a smaller battery than other Windows Phones...
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    That does seem particularly low, though, unless you're playing games or doing something particularly hard on the phone. I'm getting 13 hours or so on a charge, including what I'd consider normal use (maximum background tasks, multiple push accounts, phone calls, social, and a bit of gaming throughout the day) which coming from Android where the same use would net me less than 6 hours on a charge is outstanding. Have you done a full power cycle of the battery to make sure it's reading correctly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmaestro View Post
    That does seem particularly low, though, unless you're playing games or doing something particularly hard on the phone. I'm getting 13 hours or so on a charge, including what I'd consider normal use (maximum background tasks, multiple push accounts, phone calls, social, and a bit of gaming throughout the day) which coming from Android where the same use would net me less than 6 hours on a charge is outstanding. Have you done a full power cycle of the battery to make sure it's reading correctly?
    Good point that I forgot to point out; if you USE the phone it will die fast. If you've spent 1 hour browsing the web, playing games, scanning barcodes or using bing music, etc, then this is normal. If this is drain time from being idle then you have some kind of crazy background task or you need to do a power cycle.
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    people from another forum said their phones last for 2 days
    don't know maybe you have problem with your phone
    Last edited by torchxit; 03-13-2012 at 03:37 PM.
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    Just a question but are you using any type of case on the device that could be pressing on tue camera button causing the phone to not go to sleep?
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    I used to have really bad battery life like that. When I first got the phone I was getting about 8 hours a charge. I then moved my gmail account from push to every 30 min and turned off syncing in the Apps Highlight app and it increased my battery life to about 10-11 hours.

    Then the last 2 days I have had really good battery life and I have no idea what changed since don't think I changed anything on Sunday. Yesterday when I went to bed after 16.5 hours I was at 56% remaining. Then today it has been on for 15 hours and it is at 64% remaining. So it went from 10 hours a charge to lasting over 16 hours with half the battery gone and I have no idea why.
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    I've noticed that before with both my HD7 and Lumia 710. Trick I found is too restart the phone. I guess something is eating away at the battery, restarting seems to solve it. Could be a bug?
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    what do you mean by restarting, is it to "factory defaults"?

    Quote Originally Posted by LJKelley View Post
    I've noticed that before with both my HD7 and Lumia 710. Trick I found is too restart the phone. I guess something is eating away at the battery, restarting seems to solve it. Could be a bug?
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    i have my 710 since 23rd march, as from yesterday my battery is way better, i took it off the charger 7:15 am and it lasted until at least 10:30pm, the auto battery economy mode was already acting so i plugged it, since i was going to sleep anyway...

    i used 3g/wifi all day long (off course, mostly wifi)...

    i have no background apps, i use im+ on push mode and emails 15min one, 1hour the other.
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    I found this odd - on full charge the Nokia Diagnostic tool says that my battery's full capacity is ~1375mAh. Looks like I have a little extra juice in my battery. :)

    For whatever reason I think the App Highlights live tile was really killing the battery. Ever since I unpinned it the battery life has improved.
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    Same here, It will affect something if uninstall it?


    Quote Originally Posted by squire777 View Post
    I found this odd - on full charge the Nokia Diagnostic tool says that my battery's full capacity is ~1375mAh. Looks like I have a little extra juice in my battery. :)

    For whatever reason I think the App Highlights live tile was really killing the battery. Ever since I unpinned it the battery life has improved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orOrion View Post
    I used to have really bad battery life like that. When I first got the phone I was getting about 8 hours a charge. I then moved my gmail account from push to every 30 min and turned off syncing in the Apps Highlight app and it increased my battery life to about 10-11 hours.

    Then the last 2 days I have had really good battery life and I have no idea what changed since don't think I changed anything on Sunday. Yesterday when I went to bed after 16.5 hours I was at 56% remaining. Then today it has been on for 15 hours and it is at 64% remaining. So it went from 10 hours a charge to lasting over 16 hours with half the battery gone and I have no idea why.
    Interesting, I did the same to my Gmail accounts as well, and I've been averaging about 17 each day with another 4 hrs left. I still play music, browse, have some background agents running, etc.
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    im testing today my phone connected to MESSENGER, as far as i can see, it is a **** of a battery hunger app...

    i guess if it works on "push" mode?
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    Mine lasts about a day and a half. When i switch off 3G it seems to have a massive impact on battery life - making it last 2 days. Seems like a pretty standard battery life for a smartphone to me.
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    -photo from xda forums.

    I recently bought a Nokia BP-4L battery from Expansys, after hearing that it was able to squeeze into position with some tweaking. I can confirm it does work, but when I look at the Nokia diagnostics tool, it only shows the full capacity charge to be 1331mAh, when the BP-4L should be a 1500mAh. Only genuine batteries are sold by Expansys, so i'm a little confused as to why it doesn't show a bigger capacity.

    But, as for working... it works. Hopefully, after a week or 2, I should see the capacity increase.
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    Turning of 3G will help significantly, it seems to really drain the battery.
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    I've had my 710 for about a month now and I've found that my battery life is getting better as time goes on. When I first got it after charging and putting it on battery saver mode I got about two and a half days of use out of it, but the lately I'm getting almost 4 days out of a single charge. . .

    With that said, I also keep just about everything turned off when I don't need to use it. I only use my 3G when it's ABSOLUTELY necessary, like to view my visual voicemail. And since I can't be on my phone at work other than to text anyway I don't turn my WiFi on either unless I'm on my lunch. I do use it when I going to work and going home (45min to 1 hr each way) to listen to music and play games. I've found it also helps to keep the theme on a dark setting and the brightness on low, as well as having the screen time out set to the shortest time (30 seconds). I also keep all background tasks, location searching, and feedback shut off.
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    Depends on a lot of factors of course, but I'm making it through 12 - 18 hours with moderate usage, a full day easily, with lighter usage. It's always going to be lower in the beginning due to the battery not being conditioned/cycled properly, and also due to the user playing with the device a lot more, as a novelty rather than the device seeing normal use.

    I just got 124 hours on my TP2 before it conked out, with light use (~1 hour) though, to put it into perspective lol. That's over 5 days haha, WinMo ftw. But 12 hours+ is generally enough for me with moderate use, and 1 - 2 days standby is fantastic considering I have BBC News app, Facebook push, Weather Channel app, 3 UK apps etc all updating in the background, and 4 email accounts being checked every 30 minutes to 1 hour. WinMo on the other hand, only had the email.

    Oh, and my network is 3G only, so no option to fallback to 2G, and also a weak signal in a lot of places (the beauty of a young 1800Mhz only network lol).

    :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by andz8 View Post
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    -photo from xda forums.

    I recently bought a Nokia BP-4L battery from Expansys, after hearing that it was able to squeeze into position with some tweaking. I can confirm it does work, but when I look at the Nokia diagnostics tool, it only shows the full capacity charge to be 1331mAh, when the BP-4L should be a 1500mAh. Only genuine batteries are sold by Expansys, so i'm a little confused as to why it doesn't show a bigger capacity.

    But, as for working... it works. Hopefully, after a week or 2, I should see the capacity increase.

    Any update if your capacity increased? I purchased a Mugen Power battery listed at 1800mAh and it too only lists as around 1350mAh in the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squire777 View Post
    Any update if your capacity increased? I purchased a Mugen Power battery listed at 1800mAh and it too only lists as around 1350mAh in the phone.
    Does your battery work with the stock cover like the 1500mah one? I'm considering the 710 because it's affordable and I'm sick of the abysmal battery life on my HD7.
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    The battery I have is equivalent to the BP-4L battery. It sits a little taller so you have to peel off the little pad inside the cover for the cover to snap shut in a comfy way.

    The cover does snap shut, and closes around the edges but you can tell that there is a slight bulge underneath. It really isn't noticeable unless you really look really closely at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squire777 View Post
    Any update if your capacity increased? I purchased a Mugen Power battery listed at 1800mAh and it too only lists as around 1350mAh in the phone.
    Unfortunately, I have seen no increase... the reverse is true. Over time, the battery was decreasing in capacity. After a week of use, it was showing a maximum charge of 1270mAh.

    I have stopped using the battery, and am back with the origianl. Weirdly, I have seen better performance from the original battery recently, with a single charge lasting a day and a half now.

    I regret buying the bigger capacity battery.
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    It appears buying a genuine BP-4L battery in the UK is a tricky task - even Amazon seem to be readily selling fakes (and I don't mean on the Marketplace, I mean Amazon themselves).

    :(
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    Yup there are a lot of fakes out there, even on ebay, amazon and other online mobile phone shops. The best thing to do is buy from someone that has a lot of good feedback and sells batteries in their original packaging.

    I bought a fake BP-4L off ebay which turned out to be some tiny battery in a cardboard shell, and fake nokia cover. Luckily i got full refund for it after i told ebay about it.

    Also, I walked into a cell phone store and asked them for a BP-4L. The guy pulls a battery out of a little plastic bag, and then says it's $65! I said no thanks and quickly got out of there. It looked legit but didn't have any packaging so it could have been used and no way i'm paying that much for a battery.

    It's a shame Nokia doesn't sell items on their site.
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