11-30-2011, 06:09 AM #1
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Mango people, need your word here - have you seen any significant change in the way you consume data and battery with the Live tile interface? While this seems to be cooler than what iOS or Android offers, I was wondering if this constant updating of the tiles could bring down the battery or drain my data limits...
/not a WP7 customer yet/
- 11-30-2011, 06:19 AM #2
Hi anond, while this doesn't apply to me as I have unlimited data, the more tiles you pin to your home screen the more the apps will be pulling down data naturally.
It's not much at all really, I wouldn't be concerned.
Regarding the battery, it's about the same as other phone's I've had, around a day's battery life, less if used a lot.
- 11-30-2011, 06:24 AM #3
It does also depend on the tiles in question. Some very clearly pull down more data than others, and so use more battery. For example on two different phones I've tried it with, the People tile uses battery more than the Me tile.
Why? Not sure. But it'd be nice to know.
- 11-30-2011, 06:37 AM #4
Pronk is probably right, it depends on the application. I have a Pay As You Go SIM card in my Trophy and I only buy 100mb of data a month for it and I haven't went over that. I do use all of it over the entire month. It's my work phone, so it's on wireless data for 10 hours a day. At home I am on WiFi with it
11-30-2011, 08:42 AM #7
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Am I right in thinking that none of these tiles are active with the phone in standby (screen off)?
When I touch the power button and slide up the homescreen the people tile is always in the same state as when I switched off the screen (it obviously then immediately starts to animate).
As for data usage, I have a 1GB allowance and have never used even a 3rd of that.
- 11-30-2011, 08:55 AM #8
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- 11-30-2011, 10:27 AM #12
- 11-30-2011, 10:30 AM #14
I sync my email (manually) about 5 times a day, I just got done downloaded the two new Xbox Live games over 4G. I check weather and my stocks regularly.... check my bank account, surf the web... etc. And I text like crazy lol. I have all data connections turned off except cellular, and I turn off all background tasks. I have my weather, news, and stocks set to only update manually.
My phone has been on for 1 day 2 hours and I got 36%battery life left. Projected to get 18 more hours of battery life.
- 11-30-2011, 11:03 AM #15
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11-30-2011, 01:20 PM #18
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My Lumia 800 was pretty good at first, in terms of battery, then once I started using it and downloading apps, I would be lucky if the battery lasted 7-8 hours. I did all the tricks, namely turning off automatic updates and keeping them off, and now I have around 18-24 hours of battery, with calling, texting, surfing, checking email several a times a day, and 30 minutes of GPS.
I'd say Live updates are battery hogs. Plus I've found that once I tap the tile, it updates VERY quickly, so I don't need live updates on. The hungriest app on my phone was AccuWeather.