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  1. SL2's Avatar
    Don't like nave people who heartily believe in those reviews and don't have their own opinion or knowledge.
    The 950 was shipped with 10586.0, and I'm not sure if that version was ready for review. With so many people talking about improved battery life (among other improvements) with the last update alone it's no wonder that reviewers reported bad battery life.

    So yeah, many reviewers said the same things about the 950, but that's because they all got the same premature OS version in November.
    Things have improved since then, but most people don't know that.
    Suedezu likes this.
    01-22-2016 05:24 AM
  2. TheChazas's Avatar
    A lot of reviews were made after firmware and .29 even .36 and still said absolutely the same, that it is bad, when other flagships last about the same, other thing, most of the reviewers not even bother with updates, some of them not even familiar with W10M, because it is new or because mostly does only Android and iOS.
    Even though, battery was the least concern in those reviews, most said it is bad and nothing special, and copycat about design.

    In my understanding Microsoft did not send their new flagships to reviewers, so that is the answer about review scores and ratings.
    01-22-2016 05:34 AM
  3. ArmandsFM's Avatar
    I do not know, it looks like there is some kind of parallel reality with battery capacity when I read this thread. Apart from the first 2 days of heavy drainage when played with new toy, thing now lasts 40+ hours if needed (but for this you have force yourself not to plug the thing into socket overnight), so no more concerns of running out of juice. Not really switching anything off for needs to prolong battery. Plug in for 10-15 minutes and you are good to go further. In terms of battery live - I am really happy, about charging times I am ecstatic.
    01-22-2016 05:56 AM
  4. mikepalma's Avatar
    I do not know, it looks like there is some kind of parallel reality with battery capacity when I read this thread. Apart from the first 2 days of heavy drainage when played with new toy, thing now lasts 40+ hours if needed (but for this you have force yourself not to plug the thing into socket overnight), so no more concerns of running out of juice. Not really switching anything off for needs to prolong battery. Plug in for 10-15 minutes and you are good to go further. In terms of battery live - I am really happy, about charging times I am ecstatic.
    What build are u running?
    01-22-2016 10:02 AM
  5. Grant Taylor3's Avatar
    I am running 586.36 with latest firmware. i am getting a good 48 hours battery life. i cound that 8-Zip kills the battery quickly. I started that once then closed it and it drained the battery quickly.

    jI turn cellular data off unless I need it. wi-fi does not seem to harm battery life.
    01-22-2016 03:18 PM
  6. Grant Taylor3's Avatar
    I tend to read twitter via the people hub and msn news mostly. i charged my phone 24 hours ago and it is saying I have 29% battery left or around 11 bours.
    01-22-2016 03:25 PM
  7. fly_branch's Avatar
    Ok. I have been doing my own testing. I did one last full reset on the phone and started from scratch. Battery life is great with cellular data turned off and using wifi. Anytime I turn cellular data back on even on WiFi, the phone gets hot and battery starts draining. So, in my opinion, there is a cellular/At&t/hardware issue that is the problem. In addition, the next battery killer and the only thing that makes my phone get hot and drain battery is messaging/skype app. Hope this helps. I am leaving cellular data off from now on and only using in small chunks when I need it.
    01-24-2016 01:41 PM
  8. SL2's Avatar
    Anytime I turn cellular data back on even on WiFi, the phone gets hot and battery starts draining.
    Are you using a new or an old SIM card?
    01-24-2016 06:31 PM
  9. n7slc's Avatar
    Ok. I have been doing my own testing. I did one last full reset on the phone and started from scratch. Battery life is great with cellular data turned off and using wifi. Anytime I turn cellular data back on even on WiFi, the phone gets hot and battery starts draining. So, in my opinion, there is a cellular/At&t/hardware issue that is the problem. In addition, the next battery killer and the only thing that makes my phone get hot and drain battery is messaging/skype app. Hope this helps. I am leaving cellular data off from now on and only using in small chunks when I need it.
    I've experienced this exact same thing with my AT&T 950. MUCH better with cell data turned off. Unplugged my phone this morning around 10am to show my wife a picture that I took yesterday and then set it on my desk. The latest IP .63 fixed the majority of the heating issues I was having but not the battery drain. It sat there until a few minutes ago (now 5:30pm) and it's now at 67%.
    01-24-2016 06:37 PM
  10. fly_branch's Avatar
    New SIM.
    01-24-2016 11:46 PM
  11. jayramphone's Avatar
    I am still on .29 firmware and the battery is just getting better and better with time, i am about a couple of months into ownership now.

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    Thats about 41 hrs (it's now 1:42AM on Saturday morning in the UK, with my last charge at 8:45AM on Thrusday morning) and still over 30%. I am a moderate user I would say.
    01-29-2016 07:40 PM
  12. jeetu4444's Avatar
    Hey guys a bit confused here...iam a non insider on my Lumia 950 ds...i have latest firmware but os is stuck on 29...since insider ver have gone way ahead...should I join insider to get latest os ? Is it worth it
    02-16-2016 03:47 PM
  13. robert peake's Avatar
    double post
    02-16-2016 04:08 PM
  14. robert peake's Avatar
    JAYRAMPONE - i want that phone, thats amazing battery life, ive been reading loads about battery drain as mine was lasting til about 10pm on a moderate day (thats a bit of browsing facebook, emails, and a few whatsapp messages and it would drain at 14% per hour) ive not stopped messaging and skype in the background and i also disabled skype video and today at 10.08pm the phone was off charge at 6.58am and its at 45%. and i made somephone calls. im amazed its lasted so long, i kept flcking the screen to check.
    02-16-2016 04:09 PM
  15. Tiiger88's Avatar
    Hey guys a bit confused here...iam a non insider on my Lumia 950 ds...i have latest firmware but os is stuck on 29...since insider ver have gone way ahead...should I join insider to get latest os ? Is it worth it
    I do not recommend. It's nice feeling to get lots of updates, but as long as i know, there are still problems with newer OS updates also. If your phone works well (i'm also on .29 and its perfect) i might consider to get updates as non insider :/
    02-17-2016 02:26 AM
  16. jeetu4444's Avatar
    Newaz guys i joined insider and upgraded to ver 107 lets see how it goes
    02-17-2016 08:21 AM
  17. jeetu4444's Avatar
    I dint know i could do this...i wanted battery percentage on glance...anyone knows a way..thou got another way...
    Here is the pic150131.jpg

    Posted via the Windows Central App on Limited edition Lumia 950 or Lg g4
    Surface pro 4 lumia 1020, 535 moto e
    02-18-2016 04:22 AM
  18. Manmikey's Avatar
    Jeetu444, With the app Battery Pro+ you can set a battery percentage figure on the glance screen in one of the 5 notification slots (I.e. where your WhatsApp icon is)
    02-18-2016 04:36 AM
  19. slimchap's Avatar
    I dint know i could do this...i wanted battery percentage on glance...anyone knows a way..thou got another way...
    Here is the picClick image for larger version. 

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    Posted via the Windows Central App on Limited edition Lumia 950 or Lg g4
    Surface pro 4 lumia 1020, 535 moto e
    And how did you do that?
    02-18-2016 04:52 AM
  20. LimeSoda's Avatar
    Everyone complaining about the 950 battery life....you're lucky you didn't buy the Samsung flagship S6....battery life truly appalling!

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    02-18-2016 07:49 AM
  21. jeetu4444's Avatar
    @slimchap download battery sense app and then go to setting lock screen and set it there...i think wpcentral should write a article diff ways to get battery percentage on glance @daniel
    02-18-2016 10:16 AM
  22. slimchap's Avatar
    @slimchap download battery sense app and then go to setting lock screen and set it there...i think wpcentral should write a article diff ways to get battery percentage on glance @daniel
    Thanks for the info
    02-19-2016 01:03 AM
  23. Grant Taylor3's Avatar
    I got my 950 just before Christmas. I tend to have to charge every couple of days. I find Skype video calls will drain the battery quickly.

    I have had to get out of the habit of charging the phone everyday. On average I charge my phone ever 36 to 48 hours.
    02-21-2016 05:08 AM
  24. robert peake's Avatar
    ive turned my data off in the background on my phone and will try that tomorrow to see how my battery is, im on wifi there so it should make a difference.apart from deleting whatsapp then i have everything turned off in the background.

    i want the S7 now lol after seeing the reviews for it
    02-21-2016 03:07 PM
  25. Stephen McNulty's Avatar
    time-sense.jpg

    My battery life on my L950 is significantly less than my 930.

    Using Time Sense, I can see that browsing Edge for 70minutes yesterday morning drained my battery from 100 to 65%. 35% in just over an hour!

    I'm running the 107 on the latest firmware.

    Is this what other users are experiencing?
    02-21-2016 04:36 PM
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