01-10-2014 10:25 AM
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  1. peachy001's Avatar
    As the title suggests, I downloaded Solitaire and I love it. But lord, it absolutely hammers my battery. It uses more power on my 920 than having my sat nav and mobile internet running. It uses more power than I can put in to the phone. 2 nights ago I was playing and my phone was charging, and I ran out of power. This is on a mains charge! Anyone else notice this? I am shocked as I would assume it is a very basic game to run. My 286 from the early nineties could run it, so I am aghast as to why my significantly more powerful phones struggles. It gets uncomfortably hot, like it is running some NASA calculations in the background.
    eruptflail likes this.
    01-03-2014 01:10 PM
  2. tenpoundmouse's Avatar
    I noticed the same thing on my L920. The phone got extremely hot also.
    01-03-2014 01:13 PM
  3. troylytle's Avatar
    Lol. I think it is time to upgrade. I hate to be that guy, but my 1020 doesn't ever get hot. I never have battery problems. Even when my grip is discharged. I absolutely hammered that thing yesterday for about 20 hours and by the time I went to bed it had just started battery saver. I didn't believe the ram would have that much of an effect on battery. I did have the 920. Many actually. And 820. And 520. :D
    peachy001 likes this.
    01-03-2014 01:14 PM
  4. slick5150's Avatar
    No, they're right. I have a 1020 and Microsoft's Solitaire game is slow, eats through battery and makes the phone really hot. It's really weird that such a simple game, especially one made by Microsoft, would perform that way but it's true.
    spaulagain and peachy001 like this.
    01-03-2014 01:20 PM
  5. wpfan86's Avatar
    I've noticed it as well. The other recently released/updated Microsoft Xbox games like minesweeper and mahjong also seem to be battery hogs.
    peachy001 likes this.
    01-03-2014 01:41 PM
  6. peachy001's Avatar
    Time to upgrade? I'm due in November, but really love my 920. Can't see me parting with it yet. Of course, there are plenty of shows coming up, so you never know. The 1020 is my current favourite. If there is something like that at the end of the year then I am on it. Love Windows phone, so staying with the OS.
    01-03-2014 04:04 PM
  7. andrew-in-woking's Avatar
    I have just been playing minesweeper on a WP8.1 device and it made the processor go through the roof. I think that Microsoft is using these games as a way to send processing tasks to devices. I wouldn't be surprised if they put your network usage through the roof as well. I will do some tests and let you know.

    God bless

    Andrew
    01-03-2014 07:20 PM
  8. passntyme's Avatar
    I have noticed the heat and battery drain also.
    01-03-2014 08:02 PM
  9. andrew-in-woking's Avatar
    Yep - as I suspected, the games use a huge amount of network data as well. I am sure Microsoft is using these games as a covert way of crowd processing. Very clever.

    Don't use these games over a metered connection, they will eat your data up.

    God bless

    Andrew
    01-04-2014 05:06 AM
  10. peachy001's Avatar
    I did wonder if it was accessing my network. What on Earth can it be uploading though that would rinse my battery so quickly? I tried it without WiFi, it was very warm, very quickly. Aghast at the heat, it clearly is hammering the processor. But why? Something fishy here. Quite surprised too at the fact it has not been picked up by the WPC staff, purely because the drain and heat is way more than I am used to.
    01-04-2014 02:15 PM
  11. Edgardo Rios1's Avatar
    my 920 gets ultra hot,i get scared sometimes
    01-04-2014 04:27 PM
  12. xandros9's Avatar
    battery said my 920's battery was going at 41%/hour right after finishing a round of spider

    (normal drainage 5-6%/hour)
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    01-04-2014 04:57 PM
  13. peachy001's Avatar
    I know there have been several battery drain posts on the forums, but for me, this is the worst I have known.
    01-04-2014 06:15 PM
  14. Talk4Lig's Avatar
    For all people saying it's time to upgrade I just want to ask you are you really so stupid and retarded? Sure asphalt 8 is working fine but solitaire eats my battery, it's time for upgrade. Guess what, it's just ****ty coded, stop being a sheeps for f*ck's sake
    01-04-2014 06:51 PM
  15. Jack Janik's Avatar
    For all people saying it's time to upgrade I just want to ask you are you really so stupid and retarded? Sure asphalt 8 is working fine but solitaire eats my battery, it's time for upgrade. Guess what, it's just ****ty coded, stop being a sheeps for f*ck's sake
    Hey, I won't tell you to take that back, because I think it's a little off-base to just say "get new phone". My 520 and my 920 both heat up enough to fry an egg with solitaire. What i did was move on. Yes it sucks that MS own game is terrible for their own OS, but it's just the way it is. However, calling anyone "retard" is really degrading to those who are *actually* mentally retarded. So I'm respectfully asking you to not say that. You can call them mindless f*ckfaces, clich bags of sh*t which spew out what others think, I don't care. Just don't use "retarded" like that. Please?

    Ninja edit: car -> care
    xandros9 likes this.
    01-04-2014 07:09 PM
  16. Talk4Lig's Avatar
    Hey, I won't tell you to take that back, because I think it's a little off-base to just say "get new phone". My 520 and my 920 both heat up enough to fry an egg with solitaire. What i did was move on. Yes it sucks that MS own game is terrible for their own OS, but it's just the way it is. However, calling anyone "retard" is really degrading to those who are *actually* mentally retarded. So I'm respectfully asking you to not say that. You can call them mindless f*ckfaces, clich bags of sh*t which spew out what others think, I don't care. Just don't use "retarded" like that. Please?

    Ninja edit: car -> care
    Sorry but reading all these posts made me pretty angry, like seriously, you got a new phone because of solitaire? And did it even worked better after?
    xandros9 likes this.
    01-04-2014 07:12 PM
  17. freestaterocker's Avatar
    Try Solitaire HD+. It's a great, fully functional solitaire game that sips the battery politely.
    01-04-2014 07:22 PM
  18. peachy001's Avatar
    I would, but I really fancied the achievements. As for the new phone suggestions. I certainly would not think I needed a new phone because it didn't play Solitaire.if it stopped working as a phone, then fair enough. I always have Alphajax to fall back on.p
    Last edited by peachy001; 01-05-2014 at 05:59 AM.
    01-05-2014 04:32 AM
  19. xandros9's Avatar
    I would, but I really fancied the achievements. As for the new phone suggestions. I certainly would not think I needed a new phone because it didn't play Solitaire.if it stopped working as a phone, then fair enough. I always have Alphajax to fall back on.p
    I think I should upgrade to my Treo
    Solitaire works great there
    01-05-2014 09:58 AM
  20. Jack Janik's Avatar
    I would, but I really fancied the achievements. As for the new phone suggestions. I certainly would not think I needed a new phone because it didn't play Solitaire.if it stopped working as a phone, then fair enough. I always have Alphajax to fall back on.p
    I never much liked Alphajax. Have you played Wordament?
    01-05-2014 09:58 AM
  21. peachy001's Avatar
    Yes, have that installed too, but I play Alphajax far more. When I first got my phone I was all over Wordament though. If anyone wants a game of Alphjax, feel free to invite me to a game, gamer tag is same as my name here. All I ask is that you message me in the app to let me know where I know you from.
    01-05-2014 10:25 AM
  22. peachy001's Avatar
    I think I should upgrade to my Treo
    Solitaire works great there
    solitaire should work computers built after 1982. The fact that it rips into the CPU on my 920 makes me think that there is some undisclosed stuff going on in the background. Perhaps I downloaded some SETI app on error?
    xandros9 likes this.
    01-05-2014 10:28 AM
  23. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    same with my Lumia 920 , cant hold it while playing
    Microsoft should fix this problem, loading time is also longer and when the cards are distributed it tends to lag somehow,(this is the first version of solitaire from Microsoft on wp , may be an update is coming from them in future.)
    Peace xoxo
    01-05-2014 11:12 AM
  24. mmcpher's Avatar
    I have a 1520 and battery life has been terrific, no matter what apps I'm running. I rarely get the "rapid battery discharge" alerts, and even when I did it proved to be a spike situation rather than a problematic drain.

    With the exception of running Solitaire, which, while not causing noticeable additional heat, drove battery use through the roof. Battery life plummeted in very big chunks and went right down to critical. And then when I shut down Solitaire and plugged in it took a very long time to start registering any gains.
    01-05-2014 11:30 AM
  25. peachy001's Avatar
    I noticed the lag too. Bizarre.
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    01-05-2014 11:54 AM
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