04-16-2014 07:08 AM
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  1. asylumxl's Avatar
    HI everyone!

    I recently upgraded to a Nokia Lumia 1520 on O2 UK. I previously had a Lumia 520 (+1000) after my old Blackberry Bold had a serious failure, which I ditched and stuck with the Lumia.

    Anyway, back on topic. My Lumia 520 had an option for 2G connection only, but it appears my Lumia 1520 only has 3G and 4G which can't help battery life much.

    Is this the same on all 1520s or is it a change made by my carrier?

    Thanks all for any help.
    04-09-2014 05:23 AM
  2. hipporama's Avatar
    That's weird. Mine has the 2g/3g option in 'mobile network' under settings. (India)
    04-09-2014 05:58 AM
  3. maverick786us's Avatar
    HI everyone!

    I recently upgraded to a Nokia Lumia 1520 on O2 UK. I previously had a Lumia 520 (+1000) after my old Blackberry Bold had a serious failure, which I ditched and stuck with the Lumia.

    Anyway, back on topic. My Lumia 520 had an option for 2G connection only, but it appears my Lumia 1520 only has 3G and 4G which can't help battery life much.

    Is this the same on all 1520s or is it a change made by my carrier?

    Thanks all for any help.
    I think that option is provided by your operator
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    04-09-2014 06:02 AM
  4. Will6371's Avatar
    I have 2, 3 and 4g on mine. Giffgaff by the way.
    04-09-2014 06:04 AM
  5. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    You have the 1520 and worry about battery life????? Srsly??



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    04-09-2014 06:07 AM
  6. asylumxl's Avatar
    You have the 1520 and worry about battery life????? Srsly??
    Short answer, yes :P.

    Sometimes I miss the various applications for Symbian that allowed you to have fine control over your battery.
    04-09-2014 10:29 AM
  7. paqpaqpaq's Avatar
    hey, update us once you get your 1520 to 2G network. im buying myself too at the end of the month and would reconsider if battery life (on 2G) is less than 2-days.

    i'd be waiting and getting the 930 if battery life of 1520 in 2G sucks
    04-09-2014 11:18 AM
  8. Jan Tomsic's Avatar
    According to gsmarena:
    Stand-by Up to 768 h (2G) / Up to 768 h (3G)
    Talk time Up to 27 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 25 h (3G)

    Not that much of a difference. I tried switching between 2G, 3G and 4G on my 925, and haven't seen any improvements in leaving it at 2G. It you leave it on low speed, it just means it has less access points to connect to (because 3G and 4G are out of the question) and it may have to work with weaker signal because of that, which drains battery even more. It's up to you really, but I left mine on 4G. You could just disable data all together, 2G is super slow anyway.
    04-09-2014 11:26 AM
  9. Rasahi's Avatar
    1520 it has an option to choose higher connection. But if you want to force 3g or 2g only. This will help. http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...-64bit-os.html

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    04-09-2014 11:27 AM
  10. asylumxl's Avatar
    1520 it has an option to choose higher connection. But if you want to force 3g or 2g only. This will help. http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...-64bit-os.html

    Sent from my Lumia 1520 using Tapatalk
    I will have a look at this, thank you. Had the native toast launcher off XDA on my old phone.

    I wonder if the 8.1 Developer Preview would also end up adding this option...
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    04-09-2014 12:38 PM
  11. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    Only 2G is useless. I tested it. Can't see any difference.
    And as posted above:

    THE BATTERY LIFE OF THE 1520 IS MASSIVE!!!

    Squeez out another hour out of 100 hours is quite nonsense.
    But if you have to....good luck with that, enjoy your slow internet


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    04-09-2014 02:13 PM
  12. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    Turn of 4G, that makes sense. Everything else is crap

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    04-09-2014 02:15 PM
  13. asylumxl's Avatar
    Turn of 4G, that makes sense. Everything else is crap

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    While I'm busy working, I will most certainly enjoy my slow 2G internet. Not sure why you seem to have taken such offence to the prospect of putting my 1520 on 2G.
    04-09-2014 03:12 PM
  14. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    Because your phone last easly one day, maybe two. And you can squeeze out one more hour (maybe?) if you switch. 2G needs more energy if you browse(or call? one way or the other).
    So you do work and click around and worry about useless things. But if it makes you happy...
    If you have good signal or don't move at work (office) the phone doesn't have to switch between 2/3G anyway.

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    04-09-2014 03:25 PM
  15. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    While I'm busy working, I will most certainly enjoy my slow 2G internet. Not sure why you seem to have taken such offence to the prospect of putting my 1520 on 2G.
    look at what your saying, your working and don't use your phone much so what's the point? The standby time on the 1520 is biblical no need to force 2g. Anyways 3g blows and is about useless for anything other than making a call and sending text so I can only imagine how horrific 2g must be, the rare times my signal hits edge (2g I believe) it is utterly useless might as well have a flip phone.
    The small amount of battery you save is wasted on the time the screen is on waiting on a slow connection.

    Sorry for the rant but just makes no sense to get a top of the line phone then turn everything off to the point where its no longer a smart phone
    04-09-2014 03:40 PM
  16. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    AND: if you have bad 2G signal, you use even more energy!

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    04-09-2014 03:44 PM
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    04-09-2014 03:44 PM
  18. asylumxl's Avatar
    look at what your saying, your working and don't use your phone much so what's the point? The standby time on the 1520 is biblical no need to force 2g. Anyways 3g blows and is about useless for anything other than making a call and sending text so I can only imagine how horrific 2g must be, the rare times my signal hits edge (2g I believe) it is utterly useless might as well have a flip phone.
    The small amount of battery you save is wasted on the time the screen is on waiting on a slow connection.

    Sorry for the rant but just makes no sense to get a top of the line phone then turn everything off to the point where its no longer a smart phone
    God forbid I use my phone the way I want to.. I'm ever so sorry I don't need 3G and 4G while I'm working and my phone is essentially doing nothing. Oh no, wait...

    I don't really understand what the issue is with me asking if the option is there on other 1520s, since my previous Windows Phone had the option. Almost comes across as if you're trolling.
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    04-09-2014 04:10 PM
  19. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    AND: if you have bad 2G signal, you use even more energy!

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    bad 2g signal lol there's an oxymoron for ya.
    04-09-2014 04:11 PM
  20. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    God forbid I use my phone the way I want to.. I'm ever so sorry I don't need 3G and 4G while I'm working and my phone is essentially doing nothing. Oh no, wait...

    I don't really understand what the issue is with me asking if the option is there on other 1520s, since my previous Windows Phone had the option. Almost comes across as if you're trolling.
    Exactly your phone is doing nothing. And will continue to do nothing regardless if its 2g LTE or WiFi unless your using it in witch 2g will use more battery then 3 or 4g. As far as trolling naw sport just stating facts.
    04-09-2014 04:15 PM
  21. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    Ok waste your time clicking through menus. Bye

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    04-09-2014 06:13 PM
  22. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    People tell you it is useless. What's so hard to accept it?

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    04-09-2014 06:14 PM
  23. crav4speed's Avatar
    1520 it has an option to choose higher connection. But if you want to force 3g or 2g only. This will help. http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...-64bit-os.html

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    Jeez! All that just to launch Field Test Mode?!?

    I can accomplish the same thing on my phone by just going to the dialer and dialing ##3282#
    04-09-2014 07:55 PM
  24. kyriacou48's Avatar
    On a carrier-free 1520, the 2G option is there. I bought my 1520 outright with no carrier and the 2G/3G/4G option is there.

    04-09-2014 09:05 PM
  25. crazy elf's Avatar
    I have absolutely no problem making a full day one less than half battery on 4g. If I don't do much but just check email and such I use less 20% battery. And that's all on 4g

    Sent from my big red Lumia 1520 using Tapatalk
    Chris_Germany likes this.
    04-09-2014 10:14 PM
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