- 11-28-2012, 12:02 PM #26
Android has been out how long compared to Windows Phone? Nokia has had how many generations of phone? Windows Phone 8 has been out how long?
Compared to the android and iOS, WP is still in it's infancy. The Lumia 920 is first generation. Give it time. ****, at least give it a few months...
11-28-2012, 12:02 PM #27
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Some people around these forums crack me up with their RAWR GTFO mentality. I sometimes get the feeling that they are offended that someone else didn't like their smartphone/device of choice. What works for you might not work for the next person. If that was the case, we would all be running around with the same exact phone if there was a clear winner. Be mad at something else other than things like this. There is a whole world that could use some of that anger put towards a good cause. Grow the He!! up.
- 11-28-2012, 12:03 PM #28
we have come too far with cell phones to have issues like this...
You are correct and I agree with that statement, but forming and shaping a battery to fit a specific phone profile right now is more important than longevity. I think Nokia had a good balance of form, fit and function but really the tech in the batteries does need to improve. Do we need 2-3 day durations between charges? Not necessarily, but it would be nice.
- 11-28-2012, 12:11 PM #30
Not impressed with the typical Samsung build quality, nor the overly fussy interface with Samsungs crappy UI.
Pretty useless product overall and most of it's features don't work nearly as well as advertised. I can't imagine what kind of neckbeard nerdy tool would buy such a thing honestly.
11-28-2012, 12:12 PM #31
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- 11-28-2012, 12:14 PM #32
Just irritated that people come here and post 1-3 times and all they are posting for is to tell us they don't like the phone and they are getting an iPhone or some Samsh*t.
Why would anyone care to hear that?
No one gives a **** that you are trading your phone in. Just trade it in and STFU.
There is absolutely zero need or purpose to post on your way out.
- 11-28-2012, 12:16 PM #33
my lumia 920's battery has improved drastically in the last three days. prior to that, i had to charge it twice/day. now, it lasts me all day and it use the **** out of it. i just cant put this damn phone down!!!
funny thing is, i really didn't do anything. i guess it took several cycles for the battery to "wake-up"??? idk... all i know is that the battery life is awesome now.
it does seem to charge a lot slower than the iphone 4s however.
11-28-2012, 12:16 PM #34
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- 11-28-2012, 01:52 PM #37
I love Windows Phone, and while WP7 was very light on resources utilization (like battery consumption), Windows Phone 8 is not as light. Battery life is still good for units without issues, but I would've still expected a 2000 mah battery to last a bit longer.
That said, I am also against just dismissing other platforms like that. I have enjoyed my Galaxy Tab 8.9 and I get awesome battery life out of it (not too different from my Surface RT). Even when I do not plan to get any other Android or iOS devices in the near future, I do respect them and other people's preference for them as long as it doesn't falls into "fanboysm".
11-28-2012, 02:01 PM #38
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Also, I have nokia drive disabled, nfc off, and sensitivity to normal.
- 11-28-2012, 02:13 PM #39
I don't think people understand the power of these phones. These phones are not going to last like your old Nokia phones from Cingular Wireless with snake on it. These phones now an days, pull and push data have GPS running, WiFi, bright screens, Fast internet connection and the works. If you use the phone yes the battery drains. Just like a laptop most laptops get 5-7 hours on one charge before dying if your using it. These phones are like little computers heck so 10+ hours is not farfetched. You want a phone to last forever, get a Jitterbug or a Blackberry. For what all this phone does for me IMO 10+ hours is pretty great!
11-28-2012, 02:16 PM #41
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My GS3 international lasts about 2 days on stand by and at the very minimum a day and a half. The Note 2 is said to last way longer according to reviews and my HTC 8x is lucky to last until 1am, sometimes it won't even make 11pm, which is more than enough for me but it still pales in comparison to the Android phone you guys like to laugh about.
Also, the Note 2 doesn't try to be a smaller phone like the Lumia 920 does. As long as it is smaller than the LG Optimus Vu and Original Note, it passes the size test with lying colors. The Lumia 920 however, fails the size test hard considering most 4.7 and 4.8 inch phones are much, much easier to handle and pocket.
Last edited by tomatoes11; 11-28-2012 at 11:23 PM.
11-28-2012, 06:02 PM #44
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Sorry to see you go. I have got 48 hours out of my battery on my 920 a couple of times with NFC, Wifi, and GPS all enabled with moderate web browsing, social networking, texting, etc. It's a shame to see so many people with battery issues because my battery has been phenomenal for me.
11-28-2012, 10:38 PM #45
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I'm really wondering what is going on with these folks experiencing battery issues. My 920 seemed to indicate a low battery for a couple days after I bought it, and I was concerned, but then lo and behold it seemed to automagically become very good and has been ever since. I get at least 30% better battery life than my wife's iphone 4S easy.
Today was typical for me. Couple calls, web browsing here and there, facebooking and checking the news and email in my spare time during the work day. I was in a text conversation for going on two hours with occasional replies. If one used a smartphone at work more than I do, one probably won't have a job much longer lol. I took it off its charger this morning at 730am. I got home at 630pm and still had 50% battery life remaining... I know for certain because my wife has been bitter about her iphone battery dying at work (she's the one I'm texting all the time), so I've been teasing her the last couple days by calling out how much charge my battery has left. Her: ::: plugging in::: Me: :::quick check of battery status in settings::: "50 percent." Her: "You suck." We had just gotten home from work and picked up a pizza from Pizza Hut which I ordered on the way using the Pizza Hut app (unfortunately the only app to order pizza on at this point... but more will come, and it was quick and simple).
I haven't gone all out to save battery either. I just did the obvious. I turned NFC off as nothing uses it. Wifi and Bluetooth stay on all day, and my truck has Bluetooth. I listen to my music every day in the truck via the audio jack. My commute to and from work is about an hour total. I disabled a few apps that I don't need running in the background ever. I have my screen brightness set to medium rather than auto... I don't use the phone outside much at all.
I have a start screen filled with live tiles. Weather, me, local friends, family, close friends groups, groupon, cnn, livescape and more. I have 3 email accounts and I set two of them to check less frequently - really just to avoid the constant dinging.
11 hours using 50% of the battery in a typical work day's worth of poking around, browsing while in line at starbucks, texting throughout the day, couple calls, music and all the regular background activity on the phone is pretty damn good if you ask me. For the record, my wife's iPhone 4S's battery was dead by the time we got home.
Now if I play certain processor heavy games, those will chew up the battery. That's to be expected and that's the case on every phone.
Hope this guy enjoys his note. Those things are hilarious. I would have thought they were parodies of the continuing increase in phone size if I didn't know they were real phones.
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11-29-2012, 12:06 AM #49
- 36 Posts
Yes. I do worry about battery life with my new 8X; but you know let's be real about this. We want a phone with great specs (dual core), nice screen with beautiful colors, super awesome camera (front and back), GPS for our road trips, bluetooth for hands free access, LTE or 4G radio for fast network downloads or excellent cellular service, and we want the device to be thin as possible and feel good to carry. BUT, we expect it all to run 20+ hours??
Now, that doesn't mean we should stop the innovation. We should strive to design hardware and software to consume the least power as possible. However, we're not there yet and if we are, then it might not be at the price consumers are prepared spend.
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