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  1. kenstervf's Avatar
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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.
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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
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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.
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    bye bye user. Good luck with android battery life *snickers*
    Last edited by jdhooghe; 11-28-2012 at 10:31 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdhooghe View Post
    bye bye user. Good luck with android with battery life *snickers*
    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.

    "Fortune cookie said: 'Outlook not so good'. I said: 'Sure, but Microsoft ships it anyway'."
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    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.
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    My 920 was at 80% battery after ten hours off the charger with moderate use yesterday. My friend got the Note II two weeks ago and it's nice, but he says it's slow, whatever that means (maybe a Sprint specific issue).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdhooghe View Post
    bye bye user. Good luck with android with battery life *snickers*
    I am now in the mood to buy a snickers bar
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjs37 View Post
    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.
    I've been using my HTC TITAN for a year. It still hasn't calibrated properly... I'll never trust it... It doesn't factor in tethering for example.

    "Fortune cookie said: 'Outlook not so good'. I said: 'Sure, but Microsoft ships it anyway'."
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    Galaxy Note 2? Might as well have bought a Nexus 10 instead.
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    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!
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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!
    Is that doing something or "summit" wrong as you put it using the phone? I thought that's what you are supposed to do with a smartphone...use it. No matter how you use it. It's not like WP8 has true multi tasking anyways. Most apps get "tomb-stoned" in the background other than some of those apps that need to run I hate when people say you are using it wrong. Not that I am complaining about my battery life, but to tell someone he is bashing the phone when he in fact tried it out and it didn't live up to his/her expectation is wrong. It's not like he bashed it and never even owned one. Give the guy a break. I'm glad he tried it and isn't a loyalist. Only loyal to his own needs which everyone should do. Some people get too caught up in their loyalty to see things for what they really are.
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    Note 2.... What a great choice! Did Lebron tell you to do that? Haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenstervf View Post
    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.
    I heard Blackberries last longer than a day and a half.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewayz8 View Post
    I heard Blackberries last longer than a day and a half.
    Nothing beats BB's when it comes to battery life. My old BB Curve normally only needed charging once per week. It was an amazing phone in that regards.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenstervf View Post
    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.

    Last edited by socialcarpet; 11-28-2012 at 09:56 AM.
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    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. :(
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    wtf get over it. You sound like a family member died. Its a freaking phone.
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    I gotta say, the Note 2's battery life never seems to disappoint people. If the OP is after long battery life, the Note 2 is one of the best things he can get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius View Post
    I gotta say, the Note 2's battery life never seems to disappoint people. If the OP is after long battery life, the Note 2 is one of the best things he can get.
    My grandfather has a Jitterbug. Has to charge that baby up maybe once every 2 weeks.
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    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.)
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    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.

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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.
    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.
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    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:

    1. Email is an hourly pull. I want access to my email but I don't need it the second it arrives in my inbox.
    2. Radios are off when I don't need them. (Bluetooth, WiFi, NFC, etc.)
    3. If I have poor or no coverage, the phone is put in standby (Less strain = battery savings)
    4. I use Nokia Drive or Navigon only if I don't know where I'm going.
    5. I don't play games more than twenty minutes at a time
    6. 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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