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    I've had the 820 for 2 weeks now and I've only made it through the day once without having to recharge. I've owned various iPhones, a few different Androids and a Samsung Focus and so far the 820 is the shortest lasting. Looks like I'll be sporting my charger with me from now on . I hope Nokia or Microsoft is able to release some updates that improve the situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aced411 View Post
    I've had the 820 for 2 weeks now and I've only made it through the day once without having to recharge. I've owned various iPhones, a few different Androids and a Samsung Focus and so far the 820 is the shortest lasting. Looks like I'll be sporting my charger with me from now on . I hope Nokia or Microsoft is able to release some updates that improve the situation.
    I have an 820 as well and I've got really great battery life in this thing. Even with moderate use, a bright screen, and WiFi on our own I'm not needing to charge often. Funny how these things differ from one device to another
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    I am on my third, first one was really appaling for battery life, the one im on now sees me through the day with moderate to heavy usage. Im coming from an s3. I think it really is device dependant, that does not help you however. Im hoping for a few updates.
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    Battery life on my 820 has been quite impressive so far, I've usually got around 15-20% left, but I set mine up so no app runs unless I open it, apart from one, all live tiles are off etc. That'll be helping a bit I suppose.
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    Mine easily lasts the day with 25-30% left. 3 email accounts, one push and the other 2 check every 30 mins.

    I have weather, stocks, battery meter, store, to do list as live tiles and 4 background updates.

    I am on WiFi when home but not any other time.
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    I have to say after 7 days the battery life is fantastic compared to the Samsung Galaxy S2. I got the 820 so I could change the battery, but as yet I have not needed to yet.

    I have 1 push email and 7 that check every 10 mins. Twitter is used for a few hours as well.

    I do charge up when driving, but normally this would mean 2 batteries lasting me a day with the SGS2. I will probably get another battery just in case, but it seems to be running quite well.
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    This is a common complaint for any phone. Batteries are strange animals. Two people could use the phone the same and get very different results with the battery, it's the nature of batteries in general.
    When all else fails empty the magazine...
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    My battery has been fantastic.. Easily getting 10-13hrs out the day with heavy usage..
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    Turn off "tap and send". That helped me alot. I don't have any email accts setup with push and I bet that helps alot too
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    I would say the battery life on my 820 has been on par with what I thought coming from a 900, and from my medium to heavy usage. Though I do have days where I stream a lot, and along with LTE I need to bring the charger with me. I hope to see a extended battery for the 820 soon. :)
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    No problems with my battery life, get through an entire day with ease and charge when I go to bed.
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    My experience has been the same as the OP. Would really like to know if this is a MS/Nokia issue that will be rectified with an update soon or if I got a lemon and need to exchange my phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastbayrae View Post
    This is a common complaint for any phone. Batteries are strange animals. Two people could use the phone the same and get very different results with the battery, it's the nature of batteries in general.
    Please. Never had an issue with iPhone. That being said, I'm not here to knock Nokia or praise Apple it's just an observation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haggishunter81 View Post
    Battery life on my 820 has been quite impressive so far, I've usually got around 15-20% left, but I set mine up so no app runs unless I open it, apart from one, all live tiles are off etc. That'll be helping a bit I suppose.
    I know if I was desperate I could disable a bunch of stuff like you have, but what's the point of having a windows phone if I can't use live tiles or use multitasking? I admit I constantly am closing unused apps (wish they had a better way to do this rather than the back button) to save battery. While I'm here I have to say I love the battery saver feature. It really helps stretch that last bit of battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aced411 View Post
    I know if I was desperate I could disable a bunch of stuff like you have, but what's the point of having a windows phone if I can't use live tiles or use multitasking? I admit I constantly am closing unused apps (wish they had a better way to do this rather than the back button) to save battery. While I'm here I have to say I love the battery saver feature. It really helps stretch that last bit of battery.
    Yeah I hear what your saying, I don't use Facebook and the like to be honest, out of the apps I have I think I use 2 live tiles (both weather apps) as I just don't really need or see the point in constantly being updated about things, but everyone likes a different set up, my gf has loads, it was cool to start with but over time I just found that I never really had the need for most of them, the phone as a whole package is the bit that appeals to me and the live tiles are a nifty touch, I showed some to my mates in the pub the other night as they'd never really seen them in action and they thought it was pretty neat, I like them but for me I can do without, but I appreciate that a lot of folks will use them. I have however never thought about the multitasking having an effect on the battery....I'll start closing them down and see if it gets any better.
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    I find the live updates don't make a big difference to the battery life but if I'm checking the internet when I'm on the train it zaps the battery much more than if I'm stationary.
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    Hi guys,

    I have 1 week with my phone and the battery has been average... with 6 - 7 hours with 1 hour of browsing, 30 minutes of gaming, and the rest with casual messaging.

    Should i got more battery performance in the upcoming weeks?
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    I get a day with 20% off with heavy usage, or up to 50 hours (without 3G, less usage). At the beginning, I had only about 6 hours, here's what worked for me: after it shuts down due to low memory, force it to go on (first try, it had a low battery logo, then, at the 2nd try, it went on) and in my case, I could use it for another few hours. After this, the battery is really well.
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    Yeah, my 820 has incredible battery performance compared to other phones I've had. I know it's been said already, but turn off services you don't use... frex, if you don't use NFC, turn it off. If you don't have a Bluetooth headset, turn Bluetooth off. That will help you immensely. Oh, also, if you have the Nokia Drive Beta installed, nuke it from outer space.
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    It is neccesary to do a hard reset to improve battery or just wait more time?
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    I did not had a chance to test the battery life yet on mine, but there's a ss from todays morning, might not add much but kinda fits the topic :)

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    I see you dont have the data and voice signal on... that improves the batt lite a Lot ;)

    hard reset or wait?
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    I have now 1 week and 3 days of using the phone.

    The batt is by now below from my old phone a SE XMP.

    I love my WP but the batt of my L820 is far from average :(

    Waiting for improve in coming weeks.

    I have:
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    1 email account syns as arrive
    3G enable
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    All the rest is of, as wifi, BT, nfc, maps
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    WP8 in contradiction to WP7.5 does not frezee applications that work in the background, which means they eat a lot more juice than they would on older wp.
    To see what apps are running at the given time press and hold the "back arrow".
    To close them nasty battery muncher press and hold back arrow, select program you want to shut down, and while in it keep pressing back arrow until you get moved back to phone's menu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morq View Post
    WP8 in contradiction to WP7.5 does not frezee applications that work in the background, which means they eat a lot more juice than they would on older wp.
    As far as I know this is completely and utterly wrong.
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