1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I've been using a Samsung Galaxy S3 for two years. The battery drains fairly quickly with Facebook/Twitter/WhatsApp/Reddit/News/Music application usage over 4G/WiFi, and I often need to recharge the Samsung GS3 halfway through my day.

    Now that I'm due an upgrade I'm hesitating between a Nokia Lumia 930 - to try out the WP8.1 ecosystem, but I'm concerned about what appears to be a plethora of battery problems - or to play it safe and take an HTC M8...

    Input is welcome!
    12-26-2014 03:19 PM
  2. StandbyMoho's Avatar
    I also had the Galaxy s3 for two years and I have the 930 for 2 months. The battery of the 930 does a lot better, it lasts me one day an a half, and the S3 didn't last me a whole day
    12-26-2014 03:25 PM
  3. Cryio's Avatar
    The M8 will have the better battery either way.
    12-26-2014 03:49 PM
  4. Luisraul924's Avatar
    I say don't do it man Windows Phone hasn't gained much traction since it launched. You will miss the awesome app selection available on Android (especially snapchat if you use that lol) I say upgrade to either a GS5 or iPhone 6/6+
    12-26-2014 04:14 PM
  5. Mike Waechter's Avatar
    I also had the Galaxy s3 for two years and I have the 930 for 2 months. The battery of the 930 does a lot better, it lasts me one day an a half, and the S3 didn't last me a whole day
    There is NO way a 930 last a day and a half. Hell, no phone I know last that long outside of the 1520 or note 2/4. The 930 battery life is terrible, stay away from it. AnandTech | Nokia Lumia 930 Review
    12-26-2014 04:39 PM
  6. KTurner65's Avatar
    There is NO way a 930 last a day and a half. Hell, no phone I know last that long outside of the 1520 or note 2/4. The 930 battery life is terrible, stay away from it. AnandTech | Nokia Lumia 930 Review
    On avarage, the battery on my 930 lasts from 36 - 48 hrs +
    12-26-2014 04:44 PM
  7. tooly26's Avatar
    Same here, battery life is good on my lumia 930 :). Only if I play games a lot I need to charge faster, but hey, this is normally.
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    12-26-2014 05:02 PM
  8. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    930 battery life is fine. Ppl like to have on every feature, setting and then complain battery life is bad. I'd go with the M8 for windows, just because its different, the newest WP, and it has that cool flip cover with Cortana integration.
    12-26-2014 05:33 PM
  9. Lee Power's Avatar
    Most I've had out my 930 battery so far before low battery warning popped up is 36 hours, it normally lasts between 24 to 30 hours with normal usage.
    12-26-2014 06:02 PM
  10. eusty's Avatar
    I've got both phones and there isn't too much difference between the battery life, both need charging at the end of the day.

    The 930 is better, but that's probably due to it being newer and suffering less from battery degradation, as the S3's a couple of years old.

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    12-26-2014 06:10 PM

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