11-14-2012, 10:53 AM #26
- 246 Posts
I too am noticing my battery performance improving significantly with charge cycles. I got from 7am yesterday until 2am this morning. At this point, I am getting about what I got on my Samsung Focus, which I got a whole day unless I had very heavy usage on a rare occasion. So far, except for the day I picked up my 920, I have not had to recharge it during the day. I have been around the house using wifi, so I have not had a chance to use it a lot with cellular data turned on as a comparison, but I am comfortable that the battery will be fine for me. One thing I do is exit out of applications that I do not need to keep running in the background by pressing the back key rather than the home key. I think that helps, especially for applications that use the location or gps functions. Apps load so much faster on my 920, that I do not feel the need to keep most of them running in the background.
- 11-14-2012, 11:10 AM #29
- 11-14-2012, 11:12 AM #31
Ok for all of those who have these epic settings what are they? How many cycles dif you do before you saw better battery life?
i hot my phone last night and charged my phone 1 time which was last night until this morning. I have 2 emails set to 1 hr, 1 background app tunning ,bt off, battery daver on,made 3 phone calls all about 4-5 min, and made 3 posts on this site and lurked for about 10 minutes and now this post and I'm at 50%
- 11-14-2012, 11:14 AM #32
Off the charger for 1 hour, checked a few things like facebook and twitter (via the people app), boadreader app, and only have 1 email syncing for "as arrives." All background tasks are blocked accept for the weather channel and the battery level tile.
1 hour off charger = 84% battery = 6 hours left.
I want to love this phone, and am willing to overlook the lack of apps (as I was a fan of android when it was lacking in apps like wp8 is) but the battery life is dissapointing. My 1800mAh One X thats 6 months old lasts longer than this phone with it's larger battery.
11-14-2012, 11:23 AM #34
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My battery life was running really well with moderate usage and 2 email accounts on push.
So far I haven't set up many background tasks but even with that throughout a roughly 10-hour period I'd only lose 10-20% depending on if I spent any time playing games on my Lumia.
Yesterday I picked up my free charging pad though and when I'm at my desk at work my phone is constantly charging. So, now it's much harder to judge my battery usage :)
- 11-14-2012, 12:07 PM #35
- 11-14-2012, 12:28 PM #36
I called Nokia support just to ask about the battery and was on the phone with them for 6 minutes. My battery was at 30% noe its at 19%. The "Lumia specialist" said yea it sounds lie either the software isn't reading the battery correctly or there is an issue with the battery you should get a replacement from att. Then said after the first initial full charge your battery should be st optimal performance . :(
- 11-14-2012, 12:44 PM #37
The other thing to remember when saying the phone takes long to charge is that it has a 2000mah battery. That's a good 25% bump in capacity compared to the iPhone. Considering they charge at a similar rate, it's going to take longer to charge.
I have been getting excellent battery life out of my phone. I'm used to charging it once a night, so as long as I get through until bed time, I'm good. So far I haven't had less than 30-35% when putting it on charge for the night after a good 14-15 hour day.
- 11-14-2012, 01:18 PM #38
The only way I can replace my cyan is to send it to stt because no core stored around mr have them which means no phone for 2 weeks F Nokia and their crap batteries and F att for having a web only vyan exclusive . Should have just stayed with my iPhone . Gah
11-14-2012, 01:40 PM #42
- 73 Posts
I was getting sub optimal performance from my battery until I completely drained it mon night.
Tuesday was great! 10 hours after a full charge and moderate use it still had 63% remaining.
Today, it has sucked. About 1 hour after a full charge (I had been talking on it the entire time) it was at 69%. Now about 4 hours after a full charge I am down to 35%. Not looking good :(
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11-14-2012, 01:44 PM #43
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I have no idea on what background tasks may or may not have been running. I have a strong suspicion that it's related to GPS - largely because that's what I see others complaining of. Like once you enable a GPS app it just lingers, sucks up battery, and some have even noted the phone being warm.
But, alas - I can't see what's running and can't terminate anything to stop them from running. I looked in Settings and there is no Applications menu item. Perhaps I'm missing something, off to my long term memory storage, a.k.a Google...
Ok. Found it. Nokia Drive+ Beta, Nokia Trailers, and Weather Channel are the only background tasks.
I think it's time for Nokia Drive+ Beta to go. I suspect it's the culprait.
Edit2: Ok, it's been 10 minutes since I removed Nokia Drive+ Beta and Nokia Trailers and the battery has gone from 69% at 12:59 to 76% at 1:09 - so I'd say that was the batter leech. Earlier this morning I noted my data usage since the 9th was 440.49MB - which is more than I usually use in an entire month. So I noted the amount and just checked it again and it's gone up to 456.38. I have not used the phone to surf the net, play music, or anything that should have consumed any data at all. Literally, I've handled one phone call for about 5 minutes - otherwise it has sat untouched.
The next test, I suppose, is to wait and see if one of those two apps I removed was responsible for that odd data usage.
Edit 3 - final edit I think:
Ok, no new data usage since removing those two Nokia apps. Also, phone has been unplugged for 3 hours with not much use (a few phone calls and text) and it's still showing 100% charge. (Some other normal use like bluetooth sync in my truck, probably a good search or two - what have you.)
Time left still shows really low, 12 hours to be exact. No idea why this is since it's already gone over 3 hours with not even 1% lost. It's probably taking an average that still accounts for the Nokia apps crazy power consumption.
Note to self: If I get lost in the woods with this thing - might only have a few hours of GPS use before it dies. Not good! lol
Last edited by Kelly Prophet; 11-14-2012 at 07:13 PM.
- 11-14-2012, 02:13 PM #45
Here is a screenshot of mine. I just got the phone yesterday at around 5PM and used it until it was at about 5% battery. Left it plugged in all night.
Remaining battery life: 100%
Estimated time remaining: 1 day 15 hours
Time since last charge: 2 hours
Facebook (Live Tile)
Angry Birds Space
Cut the Rope
Draw Something (Live Tile)
Words With Friends (Live Tile)
Bank of America
Nokia Drive+ Beta
Two ActiveSync email accounts
Every location service setting I could find on.
Find my phone on
Bing lock screen
- 11-14-2012, 06:50 PM #46
Just an update on my battery life after around 6 hours of use:
Remaining battery life: 93%
Estimated time remaining: 5 days 23 hours (!)
Time since last charge: 6 hours
Have sent a few text and MMS messages, checked email, ran Prime TV, Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive (for only about 30 seconds) and other things I forget. Took it with me to lunch a few miles away. No phone calls though. I will add that I am in a VERY strong 4G area and moderate (3 bars) LTE area.
- 11-15-2012, 08:44 AM #47
I don't understand how they could ship the phone with a camera bug and the battery gate.i was on WiFi last night and at 100% battery I played a Netflix movie that was 2 hours and my battery went from 100% 63% but never got hot or even warm. Right now after loading ie and logging in and typing this I went from 100% to 90% and the back of my phone above the camera I's hot not warm.
- 11-15-2012, 08:52 AM #48