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    Quote Originally Posted by sabotagebx View Post
    the 920 is a rather large phone itself if you hadnt noticed so why isnt their a mammoth battery offsetting those same problems? Battery life should be just as good as these other phones with lte enabled, nfc, location services, and live updates. just my two sense. we have come too far with cell phones to have issues like this.

    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...
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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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdhooghe View Post
    No congusano, the OP is absolutely ridiculous and we are glad to be rid of him. Instead of being mature and going to the community for help or guidance, he made a ridiculous post that was more of a way to convince themselves that they were right in giving up their 920. I have nothing against the note and I have nothing against my nexus 7 but my fiances EVO had terrible battery and most people I talk to have terrible battery life on android. Certainly you can fit as big of a battery in that mammoth of a tablet/phone as you want and offset the major power consumption.
    I failed at my post then. I should have added a /sarcasm tag at the end of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eallan View Post
    The note 2 hate is delicious. It's completely usable as a phone, also seems to have sold more than the lumia so far. (I own both and enjoy both.)
    It's a comically oversized piece of flimsy plastic crap. I remember the first time I saw one in the store, I picked it up and the battery cover was superglued to the theft prevention cable and the flimsy battery cover bent off like a wet noodle staying stuck to the display while the phone came free.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdhooghe View Post
    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...
    I understand all of that and I am not denying that at all. However, there is no excuse for the laziness on MS's end to not include key things. it's like "hey we saw the success of all of these key features that make people love their phones and we decided we did not want to include them yet because the OS is new and that is a quality excuse"
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    Quote Originally Posted by cp2_4eva View Post
    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.
    No, not offended.

    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wamsille View Post
    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.
    I definitely do not need 2-3 days between charges, I charge mine every single night regardless if it needs it or not. What shouldnt be happening is not being able to use these features and the phone not lasting a days worth of use. I dont need to be on the damn thing for 8 hours straight, but if I want to browse here and there, send a text here and there, play a game for 20 minutes it should not leave me needing to charge my phone soon after. Considering how long this phone takes to charge from near depletion sucks but it is what it is. Not sure how other large phones like the 8x, note2, and gs3 take to charge, hopefully its comparable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewayz8 View Post
    I heard Blackberries last longer than a day and a half.
    Non-WP nokias used to beat Blackberries in battery life.
    Guess, you haven't used Nokia's symbian or series 40 phones.
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    I also think that the OP's reason of battery life for shunning 920 doesn't sound too convincing.
    It looks more like an excuse to go back to Android.
    But hey, whatever works for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paladinleeds View Post
    I get battery life on a par with my Windows Phone on my Android tablet... Both easily get me through the day! Plus the Note 2 has a huge battery. Don't be so quick to dismiss android based on preconceptions.
    +1
    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".
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    HTC PPC-6700 > HTC Touch Diamond > Samsung Moment > iPhone 4 32GB > HTC HD7S > Nokia Lumia 900 > Nokia Lumia 920
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlusted View Post
    So you got rid of a decent phone for a "phone" that cant really be used as a phone due to its size.....

    I haven't charged my 920 for 2 days with moderate to heavy use for net surfing, Facebook etc etc....
    Probably as I turn the **** off I don't need and disable Mobile Data when I'm home on Wifi....

    People really need to learn before bashing.... Because they can't get more than 10hrs clearly shows you're doing summit wrong!
    Wow Jobs, I turn off my data all the time, and even Wi-Fi when I'm traveling, but the phone still cannot last more than 12 hours on a single charge. By its 12th hour, my iphone 4 would be only at ~40% without babying the settings at all. On my iphone, I still have push on, wifi on, cellular on, and location on!

    Also, I have nokia drive disabled, nfc off, and sensitivity to normal.
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    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!
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    My Lumia 920 battery is ok most times I have had the phone for 13days now, the problem is the heating up during charging
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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.
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    I've got a solar powered DOS4.1 phone. It doesn't need a battery. Trouble is I live in Northern England where the sun never shines. I'm taking it back to get a nuclear powered IPhone 13.
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    Odd. I took my Galaxy Note 2 back and picked up a Lumia 920.
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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.
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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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    Also switching from the 8X to the Note 2.
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    If you're trying to run everything all the time the note 2 will also only give u 10 hrs .. why not just have the better phone and go get one of those portable batteries for 20 bucks if that's your only gripe
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    It seems like a 3000 mah battery would be a much better fit for the 920...even if it adds 10-12 more grams, it will make a huge difference. I don't know where Motorola gets their batteries for the MAXX series, but Nokia better get on that game..
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by smackbo View Post
    If you're trying to run everything all the time the note 2 will also only give u 10 hrs .. why not just have the better phone and go get one of those portable batteries for 20 bucks if that's your only gripe

    I can run my Note 2 with Wifi, BT, GPS, NFC all enabled and hit 3-4hrs of screen time and be at 45-55% by the end of the day, with ease.
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