- 02-11-2013, 11:46 AM #27
If i buy a Ferari, advertised as the latest and greatest, fantastic radio, amazing top speed, air conditioning, convertible and efficient engine and a large fuel tank then great, I know that if I drive at top speed with all the gizmos active my MPG is going to be low. but not so low that its unuseable as a car. Thats the PROBLEM with the 920. it has great features..but WHAT is the point of having all the nice things IF you CANT use them for more than 8 hours? I absolutely refuse to listen to anyone who thinks that a battery life of less than 8 hours with moderate/normal use (but everything turned on) is 'normal' it is NOT and you are only justifing to yourself after spending money on something that is BELOW the standard (way below) compared to an iPhone (which I have) a Galaxy Nexus (which I have) and a Blackberry (ok not really a smartphone) The fact is 920 has great features but **** battery consumtion. question is, will/can they fix it? Yes then great!!! we/I own one of the best phones out there. If No then its a nice expensive door stop. time will tell.
- 02-11-2013, 11:48 AM #28
- 02-11-2013, 11:57 AM #30
- 02-11-2013, 12:12 PM #32
I'm not aware of any phone that doesn't take a dramatic hit to battery life if you insist on leaving absolutely everything on all the time whether you are using it or not. If this is a problem for you, perhaps you should look at something like the Motorola Razr Maxx which has a 3300 mah battery I believe.
I'm confident that most people have enough sense to turn off features they generally don't use frequently if they want more battery life. I also expect future updates to the OS will fine tune the battery life, as this seems to be what happens with other phone OS's.
- 02-11-2013, 12:41 PM #35
When I was in an LTE area over Christmas, my phone would do good to last 6-8 hours under moderate to heavy use with everything turned off. Maybe that's not abnormal, but it was a dramatic reduction in battery life in comparison to what I experience in non LTE areas.
- 02-11-2013, 06:57 PM #37
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- 02-11-2013, 07:04 PM #38
OP how long have you had your Lumia and how many times have you charged the battery? Keep toping it off don't let it drain just keep bump charging it for a few days see if your battery life goes up. Keep in mind that wireless charging can overcharge the battery so take it off the charger as soon as you can after it reaches full charge.
- 02-11-2013, 07:41 PM #39
It would be ridiculous to expect users to babysit the charging devices to see when its at 100%.
I feel my battery life has actually gotten better over time.
02-12-2013, 01:10 AM #41
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OP, you may just have some problems with your handset, like many others around here. I received few days ago a replacement phone (for an unrelated matter). This second one has a much, much better battery life. With moderate-low usage I can go 48 hrs, while with the first one I was close to 20% after 12 hrs.
On the other hand, too many apps and all features ON will eventually drain the battery. Everything has a limit: just try plugging in and turning ON major appliances (electric oven, vacuum cleaner, AC, a laser printer) and you may end up tripping the main breaker.
- 02-12-2013, 05:37 AM #42
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- 02-12-2013, 06:17 AM #43
This thread is a TRUE inspiration for me. I have been sleepless for so many nights in a row. Now I know what I need to do. I am going to write a forum post to BMW on money super market dot com, and let BMW finally know, why on earth can I not keep my music player on all the time, heating on all the time, phone charger on all the time, GPS screen on all the time, my tiny TV for back seat passengers on all the time AND keep the engine running all the time without needing to change my battery every few days and fuel every few hours!! It feels like I am using a bullock cart right now. Come on BMW, if I wanted a bullock cart, I won't be buying YOUR car.
Please let me know if BMW guys read their own forums more frequently than money super market dot com's forums by any chance.
- 02-12-2013, 06:20 AM #44
- 02-12-2013, 07:26 AM #49
To start with Blue is updates roll out for Windows 8 primary with Windows Phone 8 on side making two OS feel integrated much closely. Also, it isn't anything in near future. We haven't even got 8.1 yet. Blue is the name of their strategy of updates, not any single update that will come in any near future. You are looking at something that starts rolling out December 2013 or so. So no - blue is NOT going to fix your battery issues.
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