- 05-27-2012, 11:09 AM #1
The first 2 weeks my battery life was terrible. It only lasted about 8hrs with normal use before wanting a charge. Then it consistently got better after every week, averaging about 12hrs. Now fast forward a few more weeks, about a month after purchase, I'm getting about a day and half on a single charge! I take it off at 8am every morning, and usually put it back on the charger at around midnight for overnight charging. On a few occasions, I was too lazy and would just charge it in the morning. Woke up at 8am and walked over to charge it, then noticed I still had about 50% left. So after 24hrs I still had only used about half my battery. Now I don't have to worry about waking up drunk somewhere on the Vegas strip and not having a way to call for a ride home. Very cool! :D
- 05-27-2012, 11:23 AM #2
From what I've seen with cell phones, the batteries typically get better after the first couple weeks to a month. The discharge and recharge of them seem to condition them and they get much better.
On another note my Lumia's battery is awesome, it lasts a lot longer than my iPhone 4S battery does, which can sometimes barely make it through a day.
- 05-27-2012, 11:49 AM #3
DO NOT CONDITION LITHIUM ION BATTERIES!! Lithium ion batteries do not suffer from "memory" the way other rechargeable battery tech does. The tradeoff is a limited # of complete power cycles. In other words, "conditioning" your lithium ion battery means it's going to degrade faster.
- 05-28-2012, 08:06 AM #5
- 05-28-2012, 09:19 AM #6
I'm not saying completely discharge it on purpose. After the first couple weeks or so it seems after the battery's initial use it gets better. I am aware newer batteries do not need to be "conditioned".
- 05-28-2012, 12:06 PM #9
Just a guess, but it is probably related to honeymoon syndrome. The first week you had your L900, like me you couldn't put it down. A few weeks later and now you are into a more normal routine. Think that plays a big part in perceived battery performance.
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- 05-28-2012, 01:05 PM #10
- 05-28-2012, 03:20 PM #11
I love when people talk about 'normal' usage with a new product. Please. Very few people use something new as much as they used their older item. Not that shiny new toy you don't. It's human nature, and then we cool off a bit.
Unless you're me and don't have a computer so you use your phone all the time regardless anyways. :P
- 05-28-2012, 08:09 PM #13
I think you guys read over what I wrote: a day and a half on a single charge! Is this not surprising to anyone but me? Is this normal for everyone else? I have never owned a smartphone that even came close to 24 hours, even if on standby.
- 05-28-2012, 09:59 PM #16
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- 05-28-2012, 10:49 PM #18
I wonder if living in a strong LTE area helps? I know it contradicts what I've heard about from Android, about how LTE is a battery killer. But I think WP (or more specifically, Nokia WP) may be more optimized for LTE.
- 05-29-2012, 01:22 AM #19
I was just replying to jimski's comment on how there aren't many phones with large batteries, but I think that's beginning to change.
- 05-29-2012, 03:48 AM #20
If I'm lucky I can calibrate it for 2 days and a little extra, but that's kind of rare with my normal use.
- 05-29-2012, 04:25 AM #22
Galaxy S II - 8.49mm, 1650mAh
Galaxy S II Skyrocket (LTE) - 9mm, 1850mAh
Galaxy Note LTE - 10mm, 2500mAh
Galaxy Nexus (Verizon) - 9.47mm, 1850mAh
Galaxy S III - 8.6mm, 2100mAh
Droid Razr - 7.1mm, 1780mAh
Droid Razr Maxx - 8.99mm, 3300mAh
HTC One X - 8.9mm, 1800mAh
HTC EVO 4G LTE - 8.9mm, 2000mAh
Finally, though, I think we've hit the point where devices won't get significantly thinner. Phones seem to be hovering around that 8-10mm range now, so hopefully manufacturers will now try to work on fitting larger batteries in these tiny frames.
- 05-29-2012, 06:03 AM #23
If you're looking for the benchmark in mobile battery life, perhaps check out the Droid RAZR Maxx. Insane battery inside it, 3300mAh if I remember right.
- 05-29-2012, 10:46 AM #24
- 05-29-2012, 01:17 PM #25