- 01-07-2013, 01:27 PM #1
I had the same mediocre battery life with my lumia 902 like a lot of people are mad about. Well after 2,3 full drain and recharge I have seen a lot of improvement.
Now You guys can see that my stand-by time is really good. Two weeks ago the charge drop was about 3,4 times as much, like 10-15% drop in about 9 hours. The second screen capture shows the battery usage with little use, like 4,5 (3-5 min) voice calls, 6,7 Skype calls, 50-60 KiK messages. 20-30 min of WPcentral app browsing and I think that's about it. NO Background tasks.
I am not totally sold on the Idea of wireless charging, so the phone only gets a wired charger. I think two different ways of charging the phone can mess up the battery calibration.Just my personal thought.
so this is what I do...
- I try my best to not the charge go less than 30%.
- I charge my phone before bedtime and as soon as it reaches 95-100% I plug it out.
- Restart my phone after it's fully charge. I think this is important for a great stand by time.
Just wanted to share that I am happy with my phones battery life.
- 01-07-2013, 01:43 PM #3
Great battery life. Rebooting after recharge is probably a good suggestion to keep the software in clean state. I never rebooted my WP7 phone in the past but I've accepted that WP8 (or just L920) may be a bit different in that regard.
Are you running LTE?
- 01-07-2013, 02:17 PM #8
i don't know if youre being really conservative of your battery and always thinking about it, but personally speaking, if i were to live like that with BARE MINIMUM usage of my phone, i would be bored out of my skull at work or on transit. no background apps is a huge buzzkill for me despite the outstanding battery life youre getting.
01-07-2013, 02:23 PM #9
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I just spent 2 weeks in an LTE area and my battery life sucked in comparison to what I've experienced in the 4G area where I reside. It felt like something was sucking the life out of my battery even when I wasn't using the phone. I was out watching playoff games Saturday night, and with the battery saver set to Always, my battery life was dropping a percent or two every few minutes. The only thing I was doing was checking my battery life. I'm now back home, my phone was taken off the charger around 6-7 hours ago, and I'm showing 96% charge left.
I want to say I remember reading something technical about how AT&T implemented LTE that impacted battery life, but I was quite shocked at the dramatic difference in comparison to 4G.
What is the difference between LTE & 4G? I guess I was maybe under the impression they were the same thing, but apparently not.
- 01-07-2013, 02:32 PM #10
- 01-07-2013, 02:38 PM #11
01-07-2013, 03:20 PM #12
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The last couple days i've been having exceptional battery life as well. This is with everything on; LTE, WIFI (but with wifi set to deactivate with sleeping) Bluetooth, NFC, Tap and send,location services, 2 push email accounts and one to sync every 15 minutes. Although with admittedly milder than usual use. The 1st day, 10-15 text messages, 1 hour of streaming music over bluetooth, and checking through weave a few times, the second day with a few phone calls, weave and rowi checking.
On days with heavy usage, i get at least 15-18 hours and moderate usuage around 30. Now before people start exchanging their phones, this is a phone that once drained from full in 6 hours. The battery drain is not NOT a hardware issue.
The time remaining is super high because it took these screenshots after waking up with my phone having been entirely idle for 8 hours or so.
01-08-2013, 11:03 AM #17
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I have always gotten decent battery life on my Lumia (purchased on launch weekend in US), after the first several recharge cycles, getting a whole day, unless I had excessive usage in a day or used GPS for extended amount of time while driving. I do not know what has updated this week, but my battery performance has gotten significantly better. I have gone to bed this week with between 30% and 60% charge still on the phone after a long day. I update my apps all the time, and have not deleted any apps, so I have to believe that some update(s) have caused the improvement. I do block background operation for most apps. Granted I am not a heavy user, but my battery performance seems to be better than my Samsung Focus, and I was happy with the battery life on that phone.
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