11-28-2012, 05:03 AM #1
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Back to the Microsoft Store he went. Really liked Windows Phone 8 OS though. Battery life is my main issue, which averaged about 10hrs. Others have claimed to have lasted 15+ hrs. I didn't want to wait and see if the battery life will improve over time.
Waiting for my Samsung Note 2 to arrive.
11-28-2012, 05:05 AM #2
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Battery life is usually caused by the settings (Nokia Drive background). I swapped my black model for a white one yesterday because it was creaking and at 80% battery I'm getting 1 day 4 hours. Have you actually held the note 2? It's practically unusable as a phone. It looks like you're holding a TV to your face
11-28-2012, 05:13 AM #3
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What a shame.
Personally, my battery lasts for like 2 days at a time, but i generally keep most battery drains (NFC, Bluetooth, etc) off all the time.
I wonder if there is just a batch of bad batteries, or whether there is just some app somewhere that is just killing the battery.
- 11-28-2012, 05:38 AM #5
- 11-28-2012, 05:39 AM #6
The only thing I will really say on the battery issue is do not go by the time remaining thing that it gives you. It takes a while for that to get a good calibration going and if you just got a new phone it will be all sorts of out of whack until it gets used to your usage.
Other than that at least you gave the OS a shot, that's more then most people are willing to do.
- 11-28-2012, 06:17 AM #11
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!
11-28-2012, 06:32 AM #12
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- 11-28-2012, 08:09 AM #16
True...I have a nexus 7 tablet that has excellent battery life. I guess all tablets have good battery life....*ahem* sorry, I am being mean. I'm just tired of these posts. It's not that they want to ask for advice or discuss an issue, it's like they're wanting to convince themselves that they're making a good choice by being this way. The OP has a defective unit yet he is choosing to be flippant to everyone on this forum who has a lumia 920.
- 11-28-2012, 09:54 AM #18
Sorry you are leaving this community. Is there anything we can do to convince you otherwise, so you can remain here as an active contributor and share your wonderful windows phone/lumia920 experiences with us?
It's always sad to see a member be put in a situation where they must post about their departure. I am sad. :(
- 11-28-2012, 10:52 AM #23
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.
11-28-2012, 10:55 AM #24
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- 11-28-2012, 11:00 AM #25
It isn't that hard to get 13+ hours of battery life out of the Lumia 920.
For the people that get 10 hours or less of battery life, what are you doing with the phone? Honestly.
Cause, if you are actually using the phone then maybe 8-10 hours is just a sign of how much you are using the phone. My next question is whether or not you are enjoying the time you have with the phone. For the 8-10 hours you have a charge, do you find yourself happy with the phone overall?
If you are happy overall with the phone as it is during the 8-10 hours you can use the device before it needs charging then I fail to see how this is a bad thing? Smartphones need to be charged up more than a traditional phone. Smartphones have more connectivity options, meaning more radios on board, that each call out a fair amount of power in order to run efficiently. You can shut those radios off, temporarily lose that functionality until you switch them back on, and save some battery.
Things I do:
- Email is an hourly pull. I want access to my email but I don't need it the second it arrives in my inbox.
- Radios are off when I don't need them. (Bluetooth, WiFi, NFC, etc.)
- If I have poor or no coverage, the phone is put in standby (Less strain = battery savings)
- I use Nokia Drive or Navigon only if I don't know where I'm going.
- I don't play games more than twenty minutes at a time
- I find the time to actually turn off my Lumia for a bit
Aside from having NFC on for the first four hours I had my Lumia 920, I have not had it on since. Until our credit/debit cards are linked via NFC and we can pay for items at the register putting our phones up to the NFC reader I'm not going to use it.
It's been 6 hours at this point since I had my Lumia 920 plugged into anything. I've utilized some battery intensive applications so I know the hardware was taxed some, but no more than what I would do in a day. If I didn't listen to music on my phone there is a reasonable chance that on standby and not being used while I'm at work my phone would carry a significant charge through the 6:00 hour. At that time I would be 14 hours off the charger, but I would probably put it on the car charger just to be safe. Because I listen to music, I think I will get anywhere from 11-12 hours of usage. Losing 2-3 hours of battery life to listen to music (streaming by the way, on WiFi) is a fair trade-off to keep me from getting bored at the office.
I am getting more than 4 hours on my battery. I am getting more than 8 hours on my battery. I will get more than 12 hours on my battery. In the end that is what appeals to me and why I'll keep the Lumia 920. Many Android phones cannot make the same claims.
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