06-01-2016 11:30 AM
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  1. Nagesh Boppana's Avatar
    Hi Guys,

    Thinking of getting Redstone build on my brand new 950 xl. Any pointers on battery life with Redstone build? How is it compared to threshold build?

    Thanks,
    05-20-2016 10:13 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    One thing to note is that it can be very inconsistent, so one persons experience doesn't necessarily mean yours will be the same. Battery life may be stellar, but you might have broken SMS. (I'm slightly exaggerating, but my points made)

    I will only do it if you can afford to erase your phone. if need be.
    05-20-2016 11:29 PM
  3. Paul1266's Avatar
    What Xandros says is correct. Experience can differ. For what it's worth, it seems good on my 950xl. No different to the current threshold build from my experience. I flipped back to Redstone from .318 and didn't hard reset. Pretty happy overall.
    Nagesh Boppana likes this.
    05-21-2016 02:59 AM
  4. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    It seems that with the latest build that was just released on the Fast Ring my 950XL battery can be three quarters empty in about three hours after a full charge, with the device warm to the touch too despite no heavy use. I guess the experience can vary per user but otherwise I am happy with the performance.
    05-21-2016 06:26 AM
  5. Summer_Moon's Avatar
    Each day is like a bet for how quickly the battery will drain :)

    Some days it's terrific! Other days it's just abysmal. So even the experience can vary with the same user. However, for the most part my battery gets me through the day from 6am-10pm with approximately 20-25% left when I place it back on the charger.
    Nagesh Boppana likes this.
    05-21-2016 08:41 PM
  6. Krystianpants's Avatar
    If you don't mind putting in some time, go for it. If you have problems you can always roll back using the WDRT tool which you can download from Microsoft.

    Mine does eat battery more than usual, but only during usage scenarios. Idle it stays pretty high the whole time.
    Nagesh Boppana likes this.
    05-22-2016 09:24 AM
  7. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    If it helps, after my battery nearly died after just five hours I went and uninstalled applications I no longer wanted.

    These included Engadget and Microsoft Ringtone Maker and now the battery life is much improved.
    05-23-2016 02:06 AM
  8. mikepalma's Avatar
    It's horrible. Needs to be on charger all day
    flitchtag likes this.
    05-23-2016 04:21 AM
  9. flitchtag's Avatar
    Originally posted by mikepalma
    It's horrible. Needs to be on charger all day
    I agree. I came from an iPhone 6S Plus, thinking 950XL was comparable. But the battery life is bloody terrible. W10M is probably the problem (on official build), or maybe lousy hardware...regardless, MS screwed up
    mikepalma likes this.
    05-23-2016 08:03 AM
  10. Gadgetman110's Avatar
    Mine became HORRIBLE 2 days ago. It is on a charger all night and LOSING power. Today I woke up to 22%. I have no idea what is going on. Seems to charge up okay during the day so maybe it has something to do with quite time?
    05-23-2016 09:45 AM
  11. mranieri's Avatar
    Do you guys have the Battery app installed? It gives some great feedback on battery and issues......I average about 8% drain per hour under fairly heavy use....not bad. I typically have Pandora playing while using Waze and Bluetooth.
    05-23-2016 10:37 AM
  12. Nagesh Boppana's Avatar
    Thanks to all of you for the inputs. I have Redstone build on my lumia 1520 and i like it (battery life is good). I want to try Redstone on my primary phone.

    Let's see what happens :)
    05-23-2016 02:27 PM
  13. Corwin_Amber1's Avatar
    RS 14342 on Lumia 950XL - sleeping with 0,7% per hour during the night, all on, nothing off. Value read from Insider pro.
    05-24-2016 09:15 AM
  14. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Woke up today, 950XL was on a full charge, exceedingly hot to touch, battery fully dead within 4 hours.
    05-25-2016 12:02 AM
  15. dav75's Avatar
    On the 14342.1003 build, I'm using a nokia 930 & the this build is draining the phone's in a matter of two hours. Phone is always overheating is dangerous really. Anyone else having the same issues with this build on a Nokia 930? I hope Microsoft fixes this ASAPlease. I do need it fixed as soon as possible, like everyone else having this issue
    05-25-2016 12:35 AM
  16. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    On the 14342.1003 build, I'm using a nokia 930 & the this build is draining the phone's in a matter of two hours. Phone is always overheating is dangerous really. Anyone else having the same issues with this build on a Nokia 930? I hope Microsoft fixes this ASAPlease. I do need it fixed as soon as possible, like everyone else having this issue
    Happens to me on my 950XL.
    05-25-2016 01:58 AM
  17. Gadgetman110's Avatar
    My 950XL discharges down to like 15% while I'm sleeping AND it's on a charger! I did a total hard reset yesterday and no change. It loses charge crazy fast during the day....sometimes...and sometimes it seems okay.
    05-25-2016 08:56 AM
  18. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Has anyone else had any improvement since the latest build that was released today?

    My 950XL, after updating, is warm to the touch again with three quarters of the battery gone and Start being the biggest battery hog (18%).
    Sipho94 likes this.
    05-26-2016 02:53 AM
  19. rickt1's Avatar
    On the 14342.1003 build, I'm using a nokia 930 & the this build is draining the phone's in a matter of two hours. Phone is always overheating is dangerous really. Anyone else having the same issues with this build on a Nokia 930? I hope Microsoft fixes this ASAPlease. I do need it fixed as soon as possible, like everyone else having this issue
    I find if the phone is hot to touch it is stuck in some sort of software loop and you have to pull the battery for about 10 seconds then it cools down and the battery life goes back to normal. this usually happens to me the day of aa new build.
    05-26-2016 09:25 AM
  20. Sipho94's Avatar
    I noticed a battery improvement after going from the production 10586 build to the latest .1004 Redstone build.

    I think Redstone is better optimized for the x50 series of Lumia's, I noticed performance improvements as well as standby battery life improvements.

    Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
    anthonyng likes this.
    05-27-2016 02:11 AM
  21. anthonyng's Avatar
    Originally posted by Sipho94
    I noticed a battery improvement after going from the production 10586 build to the latest .1004 Redstone build.

    I think Redstone is better optimized for the x50 series of Lumia's, I noticed performance improvements as well as standby battery life improvements.

    Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
    Did you reset after upgrade or just left it? If you reset, would be interesting to know how you feel after a few days
    05-28-2016 12:25 AM
  22. Leslielbk's Avatar
    my battery lasts 3 hours. I'm freaking out. Been the last 5 days or so. Cant figure out why.
    05-28-2016 04:25 PM
  23. argenys's Avatar
    Which OS version are you using?
    05-28-2016 05:27 PM
  24. Leslielbk's Avatar
    14342.1001
    I don't have enough battery to do the update!
    05-28-2016 06:09 PM
  25. argenys's Avatar
    lol, nice. I've heard decent things for .1004
    05-28-2016 06:17 PM
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