1. Brandon Boucher's Avatar
    is this normal? I put everything that reduces battery consumption.

    when I got home it was down 30% so about 10 hours.

    I only have 12 gigs left, most is from metrotube.
    03-31-2014 04:13 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    15 hours of use seems spot on for the device.
    Smartphones these days just don't hold a candle to PDAs and dumbphones of old.
    03-31-2014 07:48 PM
  3. Brandon Boucher's Avatar
    Phones need to have micro nuclear reactors.. so the phone can live without the battery dying for years:)
    03-31-2014 08:04 PM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    the problem would be though, instead of the rare battery fire, maybe we'd have the rare destroyed building
    jojoe42 likes this.
    03-31-2014 08:14 PM
  5. jojoe42's Avatar
    I average about 14-16 hours of moderate usage on most days, sometimes even two days on a charge at a stretch but by 9pm the next day I'll have to charge it. Definitely a step up from my iPhone 4 post iOS 5.1 (which barely lasted 8 hours sometimes)
    03-31-2014 10:56 PM
  6. Taigatrommel's Avatar
    It always depends on the actual usage plus your general network coverage. For example my 1020 usually lasts 8-12 hours, completely depending on when I am doing what. When browsing the web while riding the train, where network coverage is poor, the device sucks the battery dry so fast, you can almost watch it minute by minute. Doing the same on a stable WiFi connections is much more friendly to the battery.
    My secondary phone, a BlackBerry Q10 usually manages to make 14-18 hours a day on similar use. However that device has a slightly larger battery with 2100mAH, plus a smaller screen with 3.1".

    The current phablet devices get nothing but praise for their battery performances, especially the 1520 set a new benchmark or two in this regard. While they have larger screens for sure, they also sport much larger batteries. The 2000mAH battery of our 1020 is simply undersized for the 4.5" display. I wish they would've dropped that camera "bump" and instead just made the overall housing thicker to fit a larger battery.

    There is also not much you can do about it. There are some basic rules for manually micromanaging your battery drain by enabling and disabling certain settings depending on your needs. In addition you can always by an external charger to keep your phone charged while you're on the go. Last but not least wait for the successor and hope Nokia, or Microsoft, will include a better battery.

    This is the only gripe I have with this phone, I again have to worry about the charged battery when leaving the house. The speed is decent enough for me, as is the display and general hardware. But that lousy battery is really bringing down the whole device package to a lower level. I'll be getting some external charger next month for sure.
    Kon Bick likes this.
    04-01-2014 06:16 AM
  7. MikesChevelle's Avatar
    I am a light user but I can easily get 40 hrs out of mine. Though I am using it unlocked on T-Mobile so Im not sure how that plays into it
    04-04-2014 04:27 PM
  8. psychotron's Avatar
    I am a light user but I can easily get 40 hrs out of mine. Though I am using it unlocked on T-Mobile so Im not sure how that plays into it
    If it's an ATT phone then it would be using HSPA+ on T-mo rather than LTE, wouldn't it? That might have some impact perhaps?
    04-04-2014 08:02 PM
  9. MikesChevelle's Avatar
    In most places in my town its re-farmed so I get LTE
    04-07-2014 11:07 AM
  10. BlackZeppelin's Avatar
    Unfortunately this is an all too common issue with the 1020. Just note the myriad of threads relating to this topic. We have to face reality. The 1020 has a real weakness with battery life that some will live with and many others refuse to.

    Sent from my RM-915_apac_australia_new_zealand_215 using Tapatalk
    04-07-2014 11:30 AM
  11. MikesChevelle's Avatar
    Both my 920 and 1020, being unlocked, get AMAZING battery life, both get LTE for T-Mobile. Dont know what else is special though
    04-07-2014 12:07 PM
  12. benohanlon's Avatar
    I buy an external battery and keep that charged and that get's me through a day and a bit.
    04-11-2014 04:33 AM

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