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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    I noticed this as well... Battery is getting better and better

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterMhz View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by freestaterocker View Post
    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.
    I never discharge any of my smartphones. I believe that is an old habbit that is more harmful than good for Lithium ion batteries.
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    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".
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterMhz View Post
    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".
    I figured that's what you meant, MisterMhz.
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    Just don't let it under 20%
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jimski View Post
    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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    I believe there is some truth to this honeymoon syndrome. But none of my other phones in the past has given more than a whole work day, before needing a charge or dying on me. Even after a year of usage, before upgrading to the next. I have never experienced a smartphone give me a day and half to two days on a sinlge charge. Well, that is except when I used my Focus oversees, with a prepaid sim, no data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimski View Post
    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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    When I sold phones, or provided support, I ALWAYS used the honeymoon period of the first 2 weeks to explain battery life. Come on, you get a new toy, you're going to play with it to no end just seeing what you can and can't do and constantly showing it off. You could say this about a whole slew of things (new cars, other electronics, etc).

    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
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    Don't forget the OS averages performance based on your usage
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    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.
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    The 1920mAh battery helps with that. Not many other phones with a battery as large (or larger).

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    Good point ^ :excl:
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimski View Post
    The 1920mAh battery helps with that. Not many other phones with a battery as large (or larger).

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    I think the latest Android phones (One X, SGSIII) are now coming out with batteries larger than 2000mAh.

    And I thought the 900 had an 1830mAh battery?

    EDIT: I'm sorry, I meant EVO 4G LTE (2000mAh battery), the One X only has 1800mAh.
    Last edited by alpinestars1Z; 05-29-2012 at 03:26 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinestars1Z View Post
    I think the latest Android phones (One X, SGSIII) are now coming out with batteries larger than 2000mAh.

    And I thought the 900 had an 1830mAh battery?
    And how long do they last on a single charge?
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjaap View Post
    And how long do they last on a single charge?
    Haha no idea, maybe I'll look at some reviews later. I think many people complain about the battery life on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, and look at the Droid Razr. A couple months later and they release the Razr Maxx.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjaap View Post
    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.
    Seeing as how I'm on my first smartphone after coming from a feature phone, I fully expected that smartphones would be able to do a minimum of a day and a half light to moderate usage, which is what my phone has been doing since I got it.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinestars1Z View Post
    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.
    It's about time it is. I'm surprised no one addressed this within the past 2 years. Is it really that large of an economic cost for either/both parties?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blehblehbleh View Post
    Seeing as how I'm on my first smartphone after coming from a feature phone, I fully expected that smartphones would be able to do a minimum of a day and a half light to moderate usage, which is what my phone has been doing since I got it.

    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.
    Yeah, a lot of people who get their first smartphone are surprised to learn that they have to charge it everyday.

    Quote Originally Posted by blehblehbleh View Post
    It's about time it is. I'm surprised no one addressed this within the past 2 years. Is it really that large of an economic cost for either/both parties?
    I think the problem is that people have been wanting thinner and thinner phones, so they've been able to make the phones thinner, but as a result, they've been unable to make the batteries much larger.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjaap View Post
    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.
    If the phone has to constantly search for a connection, then the battery will drain. Holding a steady connection is much better on the battery.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blehblehbleh View Post
    Seeing as how I'm on my first smartphone after coming from a feature phone, I fully expected that smartphones would be able to do a minimum of a day and a half light to moderate usage, which is what my phone has been doing since I got it.

    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.
    You're already lucky! In the past decade, I've owned 3 Windows Mobile, 3 Androids and 3 Windows Phones (including this 900). None of them ever came close to the 900's battery life. None of them ever lasted a day. But all of them had relatively smaller batteries than the 900's. So I'm going to believe that to be the main reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irlju View Post
    If the phone has to constantly search for a connection, then the battery will drain. Holding a steady connection is much better on the battery.

    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.
    Probably the only problem with having a battery that large is when it's almost empty and you need to recharge, it'll probably take almost twice as long as other phones.
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