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  1. Kha Bui's Avatar
    As I experience the phone for two days , battery doesnt last long enough.It could be the OS consumes too much battery. My 2-year old lumia 1520 has almost twice time better battery life than 950xl
    11-26-2015 02:02 PM
  2. treyman33's Avatar
    It takes several battery cycles for the battery to get up to full speed. Your 1520 was probably the same way back when you first got it. After a half dozen full to almost empty (10-20%) cycles, your battery should last like the one in your 1520.
    Kha Bui, Marsiss Tian and Jazmac like this.
    11-26-2015 02:07 PM
  3. Arsenic17's Avatar
    It has been OK for me today.

    I have had it off charge for about 5 hours this morning. Only down to 84% which is acceptable. I have been connected to Wifi, browsed the web, email, send some text. Was outside for a bit snapping 10-20 photos of the snow. Cant really complain for first day. Usually my devices have atrocious battery Day 1
    11-26-2015 02:09 PM
  4. Kha Bui's Avatar
    It takes several battery cycles for the battery to get up to full speed. Your 1520 was probably the same way back when you first got it. After a half dozen full to almost empty (10-20%) cycles, your battery should last like the one in your 1520.
    I will spend few weeks with it. If it is this bad, I will return it :(
    KjBleau likes this.
    11-26-2015 02:11 PM
  5. joeonsunset's Avatar
    Really terrible right now, as was the 950 (non XL) I had for two days before it. Still, I'll give it a chance to settle in and for OS updates to come around.
    11-26-2015 02:14 PM
  6. mdbuilder's Avatar
    How bad is "this bad"? Mine seems fine after the first days app update blitz, it takes a lot of juice to download and write gigabytes of apps.
    11-26-2015 02:16 PM
  7. nkaufmann5's Avatar
    Mine is at 56% (unplugged at 7:30 AM ET), and have been texting/showing off the Iris scanner most of the day to my family. I'd say once the battery breaks in this thing will be a champ. Phone got hot during initial setup but not since as well.
    11-26-2015 02:33 PM
  8. Marsiss Tian's Avatar
    As my 920's battery is even worse at this point, I am fine and have patient to wait and see.
    Stocklone, horseybob and ArmandsFM like this.
    11-26-2015 02:39 PM
  9. Brandon Keenan's Avatar
    Absolute garbage. I think it is a wp10 thing not the phone. On my 1520.3 with the latest wp build and it gets terrible battery life also. Less than 12 hours on each device running the latest builds. On wp8.1 I was getting minimum 24 hours on my 1520 which is what I would expect to get from this monster of a battery on the 950xl... very disappointing and if not fixed in next 30 days will return.
    11-26-2015 11:45 PM
  10. Marcin Dabrowsky's Avatar
    Mine's pretty bad. First full day with it today and had to recharge half way through the day charged fully last night, store 15% in 7 hours overnight doting on counter. I have everything running in background turned off too. It just be the os version. No way in the world this battery capacity only nets half a days use. Eagerly waiting updates.
    11-27-2015 01:09 AM
  11. david90531's Avatar
    Initially not very impressed. But after I did a full charge and restarted the phone after a lot of installing, it's doing much better now. I do have everything on including bluetooth connected to my band 2 and also my car system when i drive, so I don't expect the battery life to be all that amazing anyway. Definitely MILES better than my L920 at this point.
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    11-27-2015 01:19 AM
  12. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    Please do not compare the battery life to the 1520. The specs prove the battery life is worse. Stop being dramatic and comparing apples to bananas. Different phone. Different battery. Different hardware. Different screen. OH and different usage. I bet y'all aren't taking into account it's a new toy and YOU ARE IN FACT using it more than your old phone.
    11-27-2015 08:52 AM
  13. badMojo69's Avatar
    Actually its okay if people say its bad...nothing wrong with speaking the truth. I doesn't mean they don't like the phone. I can say it's bad...which I have, but does bad mean it wont get me though a normal day...no. It's still bad though and I can live with that.
    occamsmonkey likes this.
    11-27-2015 09:00 AM
  14. robertre's Avatar
    I have to agree with others, that you should wait a few days to make a decision. Mine went down very fast the first day, but it had a ton of apps to install. It has gotten better since then.
    11-27-2015 09:48 AM
  15. imnotevenhererightnow's Avatar
    It's way too soon to say anything about battery life with any certainty.

    My anecdotal experience has been great though. I took it off the charger at 9AM yesterday (Thursday) and it's still at 61% this morning.
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    11-27-2015 09:58 AM
  16. ClixT's Avatar
    Hmmm hard to say. It seems to be on par with my 1020, but definitely better than 920. I've been playing with the xl so that's another factor. Drain is about 12%/hr.
    11-27-2015 10:06 AM
  17. elindalyne's Avatar
    Non-stop usage yesterday including GPS net me about 9 hrs to 15% battery. Included was letting my cousin's kids draw on it for about an hour.
    11-27-2015 10:23 AM
  18. nkaufmann5's Avatar
    It's way too soon to say anything about battery life with any certainty.

    My anecdotal experience has been great though. I took it off the charger at 9AM yesterday (Thursday) and it's still at 61% this morning.
    Do you have windows hello on/off? With it off my phone seems to sip battery more like a mother of 4, whereas with it on it is comparable to a sorority girl on a Thursday night.
    11-27-2015 10:28 AM
  19. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Please do not compare the battery life to the 1520. The specs prove the battery life is worse. Stop being dramatic and comparing apples to bananas. Different phone. Different battery. Different hardware. Different screen. OH and different usage. I bet y'all aren't taking into account it's a new toy and YOU ARE IN FACT using it more than your old phone.
    I think literally every new smartphone has a "my battery life is bad" thread less than 24 hours after the phone is released. Alternatively, I do not recall ever seeing an "OMG the battery life is amaaaaazing" thread in my life for any phone whether it is Android or iOS. Maybe the Turbo though, which it should, lol.
    11-27-2015 01:23 PM
  20. nkaufmann5's Avatar
    I think literally every new smartphone has a "my battery life is bad" thread less than 24 hours after the phone is released. Alternatively, I do not recall ever seeing an "OMG the battery life is amaaaaazing" thread in my life for any phone whether it is Android or iOS. Maybe the Turbo though, which it should, lol.
    Mine has really calmed down today. Been off the charger for 4 hours and have 91% battery remaining.
    11-27-2015 01:28 PM
  21. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    I think literally every new smartphone has a "my battery life is bad" thread less than 24 hours after the phone is released. Alternatively, I do not recall ever seeing an "OMG the battery life is amaaaaazing" thread in my life for any phone whether it is Android or iOS. Maybe the Turbo though, which it should, lol.

    Now, that being said, it would be nice if MS made that a goal. Be the guys with great battery life. With a dismal market share, there's got to be an incentive to leave.
    11-27-2015 01:28 PM
  22. TennisGuy45's Avatar
    So far I am very unimpressed with battery life.
    Barely getting 12 hours of use before battery going critical.
    This is with moderate usage, no gaming.
    It seems the screen is absolutely draining the battery. I tried reducing brightness to 25% but does not seem to make much a difference so far.
    I woke up at 4:30 today and it was down to 60% by noon and I was not talking on it more than 10 minutes and had some moderate web surfing for black friday deals.

    To those that say don't compare to 1520, maybe not directly.
    BUT
    I could go from 7am to 11pm with my 1520 off the charger (16 hours) and use it how I wanted (no excessive games or video) and have 50%+ battery left.
    This phone is killing the battery completely in 12 hours.
    Not really acceptable. Even with a higher res screen and smaller battery I should be able to get a full day out of it before the battery dies.
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    11-27-2015 01:29 PM
  23. Uncled1023's Avatar
    I've been using mine for a couple days. Today I took it off the charger 3 hours ago, and have been using it heavily since and it has 84% left. After a couple more full discharges, I expect it to be even better. So far it is performing well.
    11-27-2015 01:39 PM
  24. mdbuilder's Avatar
    FWIW, I think there are probably some bugs in the OS still that will hit battery life sometimes and sometimes not. My battery life seemed fine on day one and two. Last night I went and set offline maps to d/l north america, that is big and glacial in the download speed. after a few hours it was only half done and the battery was dropping fast so I cancelled it and put it on charge. Took it off charge before bed, it was almost completely full. 7 hours later in the morning DEAD! I mean shutoff and needed a couple minutes on the charger before it would boot.

    Refilled it in an hour or so and today it has been stellar. I do think WM10 even at its best is not as battery efficient as WP 8.1. But on the other hand, it seems better than android except for the latest Marshmellow, doze in 6.0 really extends the battery when the phone is not being used screen on...
    11-27-2015 02:41 PM
  25. jamielife's Avatar
    Mine is doing terrible. I got it wednesday and let it restore all my settings, messages, etc. Charged it overnight to 100%. Unplugged it at about 9 am Yesterday and by noon I was critical. Even tried enabling Battery Saver at around 50%. Considering doing a hard reset as 4-5 hours of battery life with very little usage seems wrong even for a new phone.
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    11-27-2015 03:39 PM
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