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  1. stalemate1's Avatar
    If a similar thread to this one has been posted specifically only for the 520 then please post a link to it and my apologies :(

    I know I have posted similar threads to this in other sections of this forum but I wanted more battery usage statistics for the 520.

    How long is your battery life and how much do you use your phone ? Eg 20 hours of YouTube or browsing, calling. Etc

    Also please indicate if you have updated to Amber.
    10-24-2013 05:13 AM
  2. RiyanR's Avatar
    About 15-20 hours for light texting/ WhatsApp use. I found (before I updated to Amber) that it drained 1-2% every 2 hours or so without using it.
    10-24-2013 05:22 AM
  3. stalemate1's Avatar
    About 15-20 hours for light texting/ WhatsApp use. I found (before I updated to Amber) that it drained 1-2% every 2 hours or so without using it.
    So do you get better battery with or without Amber ?

    Using Windows since 1998
    10-24-2013 10:17 AM
  4. RiyanR's Avatar
    Can't really say for definite. I would say Amber has had an effect on battery life (just ever so slightly decreased) but so small it's still worth getting.
    10-24-2013 11:11 AM
  5. stalemate1's Avatar
    Can't really say for definite. I would say Amber has had an effect on battery life (just ever so slightly decreased) but so small it's still worth getting.
    How much battery would you say you get for browsing ? If you use your phone for browsing ofcorse.
    10-29-2013 02:08 AM
  6. Ramkumarvcbe's Avatar
    I use my Lumia for hardcore browsing, play games like Temple Run, Rail Rush and other games, and few mins of phone calls.
    And, the battery lasts for only 8 hours.
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    10-29-2013 04:14 AM
  7. stalemate1's Avatar
    I use my Lumia for hardcore browsing, play games like Temple Run, Rail Rush and other games, and few mins of phone calls.
    And, the battery lasts for only 8 hours.
    Thats EXCELLENT, my current phone I'd have only 3 hours for non stop browsing. (no gaming) (I have htc EVO 3D and soon to convert to lumia)
    10-29-2013 08:07 AM
  8. hacer619's Avatar
    I use my lumia 520 as a hotspot to connect my lumia 920 to the internet at all times. I have a 4g data only sim card in my lumia 520. with H+ network and wifi tethering on my lumia 520 (with rare light use e.g. wpcentral app, light web browsing, news) I get the phone to last about 16 hours and not less. I aslo bought the 520 with amber pre-installed.
    10-29-2013 08:23 AM
  9. stalemate1's Avatar
    I use my lumia 520 as a hotspot to connect my lumia 920 to the internet at all times. I have a 4g data only sim card in my lumia 520. with H+ network and wifi tethering on my lumia 520 (with rare light use e.g. wpcentral app, light web browsing, news) I get the phone to last about 16 hours and not less. I aslo bought the 520 with amber pre-installed.
    How much "screen on time" do you get with the 520 ? As the screen is the biggest consumer of power.
    10-29-2013 10:36 AM
  10. cckgz4's Avatar
    Says 13 hours for me on my battery app
    10-31-2013 03:49 AM
  11. Moin Syed's Avatar
    Lasts one and half day for me

    30 min of calls per day
    15 min of browsing!
    10-31-2013 04:13 AM
  12. Flavio76's Avatar
    How much "screen on time" do you get with the 520 ? As the screen is the biggest consumer of power.
    how do you measure that on WP?
    10-31-2013 04:15 AM
  13. ionutz b's Avatar
    With moderate use ( 1 , 2 hours of browsing , gaming, music, 2 hours of talk ) my battery last aprox 2 days and a few hours, with intense use i get aprox 1 day of battery life, and with heavy use ( over 4 hours of browsing, 3 hours talking, gaming ) i get under a day battery life.
    10-31-2013 08:39 AM
  14. BrandonCormier's Avatar
    I easily get a day out of my 521.
    10-31-2013 08:42 AM
  15. stalemate1's Avatar
    I easily get a day out of my 521.
    Do you use your phone a lot ?
    10-31-2013 09:34 AM
  16. BrandonCormier's Avatar
    Do you use your phone a lot ?
    I don't use it nonstop but a decent amount. I find turning wifi off seems to save more battery than using wifi with data off. Since I started doing that I get way more battery. Plus i'm on GDR3 which also helps.
    10-31-2013 04:00 PM
  17. hacer619's Avatar
    How much "screen on time" do you get with the 520 ? As the screen is the biggest consumer of power.
    less than 1 hour through out the day
    11-04-2013 05:34 AM
  18. vishu_lumia's Avatar
    well it must be weird bur for me battery consumption is more in Battery saver mode with Data off than Data on Particularly after GDR3

    by the way i am getting around 26-27hrs for the past 10 days(Post GDR3) with Not so Heavy use
    11-06-2013 06:50 AM
  19. prado786's Avatar
    Hi,
    I've bought lumia520 last week, there some issues keep bothering me,
    1. the battery backup- my daily usage is 2-3 hours playing music,videos & games, 30min. of browsing overall my usage is 4 hours per day, rest of the time it's idle. I charge it overnight, in the morning it shows 100%, i may play music for an hour in the mrng, i don't use it in work for 9hours, then in the evng for 1 hour for music, 20- 30min. games, 15mins. browsing at times playing youtube videos for 30mins. At end of the day battery goes to saver mode, showing critically low then i keep it for full charge overnight. Till now i'ven't made much phone call hardly 10-15 min. and no messeging. Battery is draining down fastly. My friend has a lumia510 his usage is more than mine he makes phone calls for 1 hour, plays music, games & browses net 2-3 hours but still his battery does not drain, his lasts for 2 days, if his usage is more it will come atleast for 1day and half or a day and he is using the phone since 4 months. If he listens music for an hour battery goes down by 2-3%, but in 520 it goes down by 10-15%. But, i'ven't used my lumia520 very much eventhough i need to keep it charging daily. The battery is draining very fast. Is there any problem with the battery should i need to replace the battery, or it's common for all Lumia520's or it's only in my phone. Does lumia510 has better battery backup than 520?
    2. The time estimate shows different timing at every 10 mins. One time it shows Time estimate remaining 2 days, after 1 hour it shows 1 day other time it shows 7 hours, and another interesting thing i've noticed yesterday is, it showed time last charged 268 days 10 hours, after some time it showed 1 day 8 hours. There is something really going wrong, how can i set the time estimate correctly. My friend using L510 has not found any problem till now. Comparing to Lumia510 , 520 has better features and performance but i'm facing this battery draining fast. Please suggest is it problem with the phone or battery? Since i've purchased through online and still i've 20days of replacement guarantee, can my phone be replaced for my problem? If not phone may be replacement of the battery is it possible?
    This is really worrying me since this is my first smatphone, I'm waiting for your suggestions, please do reply. Sorry for the long post.
    Last edited by prado786; 12-01-2013 at 11:49 PM.
    12-01-2013 11:34 PM
  20. stalemate1's Avatar
    Hi,
    I've bought lumia520 last week, there some issues keep bothering me,
    1. the battery backup- my daily usage is 2-3 hours playing music,videos & games, 30min. of browsing overall my usage is 4 hours per day, rest of the time it's idle. I charge it overnight, in the morning it shows 100%, i may play music for an hour in the mrng, i don't use it in work for 9hours, then in the evng for 1 hour for music, 20- 30min. games, 15mins. browsing at times playing youtube videos for 30mins. At end of the day battery goes to saver mode, showing critically low then i keep it for full charge overnight. Till now i'ven't made much phone call hardly 10-15 min. and no messeging. Battery is draining down fastly. My friend has a lumia510 his usage is more than mine he makes phone calls for 1 hour, plays music, games & browses net 2-3 hours but still his battery does not drain, his lasts for 2 days, if his usage is more it will come atleast for 1day and half or a day and he is using the phone since 4 months. If he listens music for an hour battery goes down by 2-3%, but in 520 it goes down by 10-15%. But, i'ven't used my lumia520 very much eventhough i need to keep it charging daily. The battery is draining very fast. Is there any problem with the battery should i need to replace the battery, or it's common for all Lumia520's or it's only in my phone. Does lumia510 has better battery backup than 520?
    2. The time estimate shows different timing at every 10 mins. One time it shows Time estimate remaining 2 days, after 1 hour it shows 1 day other time it shows 7 hours, and another interesting thing i've noticed yesterday is, it showed time last charged 268 days 10 hours, after some time it showed 1 day 8 hours. There is something really going wrong, how can i set the time estimate correctly. My friend using L510 has not found any problem till now. Comparing to Lumia510 , 520 has better features and performance but i'm facing this battery draining fast. Please suggest is it problem with the phone or battery? Since i've purchased through online and still i've 20days of replacement guarantee, can my phone be replaced for my problem? If not phone may be replacement of the battery is it possible?
    This is really worrying me since this is my first smatphone, I'm waiting for your suggestions, please do reply. Sorry for the long post.
    How long have you had the phone ? I'd recommend using the phone for 2 weeks (14 days) batteries tend to need to balance out. See how it goes after this, if the problem still remains, get your replacement. Why take any risks ?
    12-02-2013 12:21 AM
  21. prado786's Avatar
    Another thing it came to my notice is, the network connection at my work place does not have proper signals is it true that if the signal strength is weak it consumes battery?

    How much battery backup does a lumia520 give with an average usage of 2hrs music, 1hr of games, 1 hr of attending calls & 1 hour of browsing in 3G? Does it give 2 days backup? Or there is problem in mine, as you said i will check it for another week and let u know. Does flipkart accept my problem to replace the model?
    12-02-2013 12:35 AM
  22. stalemate1's Avatar
    Unfortunately I'm unsure of "normal" battery life (i currently dont own a 520)

    As for network coverage, it's understandable that the device would use more power with a weak network but it shouldn't use that much more than it would on a strong network. The screen is buy far the biggest consumer of power. Why do you think the old phones with very low resolution small screens lasted several days on a single charge even if you gamed on it permanently.

    I do not know anything about flipkart unfortunately.
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    12-02-2013 01:13 AM
  23. cckgz4's Avatar
    After turning all vibrations off, I got about 17 hours today with on and off usage.
    12-02-2013 01:29 AM
  24. ujori89's Avatar
    Mine no more than 20 hours. Also i have amber. I use very much facebook app. Cause i speak with my friends. Browsing , instagram,whats up. I dont use very much youtube, music player,radio. Camera sometimes on a day.
    12-02-2013 01:39 AM
  25. ujori89's Avatar
    After turning all vibrations off, I got about 17 hours today with on and off usage.
    did u turned off the vibrate for back,windows and search button?
    12-02-2013 01:43 AM
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