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    I just bought my new lumia a few days ago and the battery hasn't been good. It went from 75% to 0% in 6 hours. During that time period, usage include high twitter & whatsapp usage and little miscellaneous stuff. I'm using data plan during that time though. Is this normal? Anyway to fix this poor battery option? I do realize that when ever I surf the web on my phone, the battery falls drastically.
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    yep, you will get about 6-8 hours of actual hard use (talking, surfing the web) and actually about 2/3rds of that if you're gaming (4-5 hours of gaming)

    just like every other smartphone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johninsj View Post
    yep, you will get about 6-8 hours of actual hard use (talking, surfing the web) and actually about 2/3rds of that if you're gaming (4-5 hours of gaming)

    just like every other smartphone.
    sigh someone should invent a unlimited battery..
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    keep using it like that. also let the battery get down to 5-10% each time and charge it to full each time. you should see some battery improvements after a week.
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    taht is quite a bit, does the battery drop when you dont use it?
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    What's you idle usage like?

    I think THAT is what determines if your battery is bad or not
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    All that screen time will drain your battery quickly. Try to set your brightness at the lowest tolerable level, and that should extend your battery life by a bit.
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    I keep everything on generally and used to get 6-8 hours. So two charges on a working day normally.
    Since last two days, I have everything off - bluetooth, location, wifi, 3G data, tap to send, no background apps.

    I've been using my phone for ONLY text and calls since last two days. I'm a heavy texter. Sent about 300+ texts in 2 days.

    Today I've sent about 160ish. It's been 9 hours since I removed from charge, I have 94% battery remaining.

    So.. as everyone said, how you use your phone actually determines battery life. I've realised one thing, my service provider's 98% 3G coverage is lame, poor and disgustingly slow to say the least. Without data connection, I am very happy with battery life. It's like Nokia in the old days.
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    What's your screen-on time? That's the only thing that tells us anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tekhna View Post
    What's your screen-on time? That's the only thing that tells us anything.
    I wasn't aware we could see that with WPs. Where do you go to view screen on time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveGx View Post
    I wasn't aware we could see that with WPs. Where do you go to view screen on time?
    Oh dear. There's no screen-on time API in Windows Phone. How the **** are you supposed to have any sort of accurate battery monitor program without such a basic API? Good lord.
    I never really bothered to check because my 820 battery has been fine-ish. I know I typically get 2+ hours of screen-on time with my GS3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveGx View Post
    I wasn't aware we could see that with WPs. Where do you go to view screen on time?
    Just roughly add up minutes/hours your phone screen is on. Not sleeping or off.
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    In my experience, WhatsApp eats up battery like a mofo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdhooghe View Post
    In my experience, WhatsApp eats up battery like a mofo.
    I agree.

    Off-topic: Just saw Line App in Windows 8 store. They are developing WAY quicker than Whatsapp. Whatsapp hasn't even got their WP8 app together and Line has pushed out Windows 8 app. I wish, my friends weren't knobs :(
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    Hey, I had the same issue as you when i first got my 920. Now that I have had it for a month the battery life has significantly improved. A good tip is to reset your phone when it gets really hot as it makes sure the processes are shutdown properly.

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