01-09-2012, 07:12 PM #1
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What do you think we can expect with the battery life on the Lumia 900?
The battery itself is pretty substantial. 1850mhz I think?
And as I understand it (and I could be completely wrong), two antenna don't have to be on simultaneously like they do with CDMA/LTE phones. And LTE itself isn't really much more of a battery hog than GSM. So perhaps we might be pleasantly surprised by the battery life?
- 01-09-2012, 07:36 PM #2
actually its 1840mah not 1850mah.. LOL!! ;)
as for the battery... its gona suck lol. im sorta sad its a LTE phone...
sure LTE does 75mb sec and the nokia supports 50MB sec.... but i dont download 2G movies on my phone so its 100% useless.... and its gona kill my battery..
i barely do 1 day as it is.
with that said im hesitant to switch to this Nokia because of battery.
people want LTE but it drains your battery faster.
People want Duel-core but it drains your battery faster
People want better battery but.........
you cant have it all...
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01-10-2012, 11:42 AM #13
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Microsoft really needs to think about adding an option on the OS for us to manually turn off LTE. There are many times throughout the day that I just dont need LTE but it will be sucking my battery down. That is the one good thing about Android phones is that the OS gives you the ability to switch LTE off. Please make this so on Windows Phone.
- 01-10-2012, 11:57 AM #14
I know there are ways via APN settings, though that ends up being a mess, too (for AT&T it kills the LTE-only Visual Voicem.... OMG VISUAL VOICEMAIL!! It better get to WP7 now! No more excuses, AT&T!).
- 01-10-2012, 12:16 PM #16
*SOURCE: Lumia 800 User Guide - page 38
- 01-10-2012, 01:24 PM #17
Will be interesting to see how WP handles battery on LTE.
- 01-10-2012, 05:08 PM #18
I don't think Microsoft would just add it to add it with no off toggle if it didn't at least handle data smartly.
What if it handled LTE like wifi where its not active unless the phone is being used?
I have faith its not an android move of just throwing **** in with out optimizing things.
- 01-10-2012, 09:45 PM #19
Two things: It's Nokia and it's not a CDMA carrier w/ LTE capabilities. Both of which will contribute to better battery life than on Verizon.
It won't be "the best", but I'm almost positive it'll be way better than Verizon's LTE. AT&T has already said that their battery life will be better and the devices will be thinner as well. The thinner parts seems to be true already, comparing it to the the GSM Galaxy Nexus vs. the Verizon Galaxy Nexus.
- 01-10-2012, 11:29 PM #20
- 01-11-2012, 01:43 PM #21
actually LTE is not a evolution of GSM.
GSM evolved into HSPA+
LTE is a completely new technologies.
CDMA = 2g
GSM = 2g/3g
LTE = 4G
Most people dont know that cause carriers past HSPA as a 4G witch it is NOT!!!
also if you dont have LTE reception and only HSPA .. your LTE stay on and in CONSTANTLY SEARCHING . ( juts like a wifi or blue-tooth connection ) and that what drains the battery. and thats why it sucks that you cant manually turn off LTE.
meaning if you always have LTE your battery will last longer then being in a area that doesn't have LTE.
and considering we are starting to see second generation LTE chips it helps a little but it still worst then HSPA.
- 01-11-2012, 03:27 PM #23
LTE is the closest we have, simply because the backend technology can be improved without rebuilding the network. It will then be up to the phones to support the increased speeds.
- 01-11-2012, 11:56 PM #25
Second, in a link shared earlier, it explains about the differences in passive tri-mode that AT&T LTE phone utilize vs. forced dual-mode that Verizon uses. I'm not going to rehash it here, go read it.