The Windows 10 April 2018 update has arrived! Get the new Dell XPS 15, starting at $999.99
12-07-2011 04:27 PM
52 123
tools
  1. SJamG's Avatar
    Fellow Lumia 800 owners....

    How is your battery life been? I appreciate we have all been doing a bit more playing with the phone than usual....but would be interesting to see how well or not the battery life has been.

    I've got under 10% remaining but had to plug in a little at work :-P



    Sent from my Lumia 800 using Board Express
    11-17-2011 02:27 PM
  2. mkr10001's Avatar
    I plugged mine in at work today, it got down to warning me about low battery but it wasn't fully charged in the morning. I'll report back tomorrow how well it does
    11-17-2011 02:30 PM
  3. mkr10001's Avatar
    Battery was charged last night, woke up this morning and it was on 35%. From just sitting there doing nothing. WiFi was on but I don't think it was doing any thing.

    Sent from my Lumia 800 using Board Express
    11-18-2011 07:20 AM
  4. Stig's Avatar
    Interesting: my only slight complaint with my Samsung Omnia 7 is the battery only just lasts a day with heavy use. I weas hoping the Lumia would be better.

    I look forward to hearing your experiences after a few more charge cycles.
    11-18-2011 09:39 AM
  5. mkr10001's Avatar
    There could be something up with it because I'm in no way heavily using it

    Sent from my Lumia 800 using Board Express
    11-18-2011 09:50 AM
  6. yloop's Avatar
    Mine is eating the battery at the minute although it has got better since I turned my webmail accounts to only pull email on request.

    I have wi-fi on all the time and bluetooth too. Going to try it without bluetooth as I only use it to connect when I'm in the car. Probably needs a few cycles too.
    11-19-2011 05:23 AM
  7. mkr10001's Avatar
    I hope it does need cycles and it's not just rubbish. I've never heard of it needing a few cycles before it gets how it should be before. But we shouldn't need to turn wifi and data off just to get through the day. I think the people hub will use data and suck battery.

    Is there a way to turn off automatic updates and only check when we open it up for example?
    11-19-2011 05:43 AM
  8. yloop's Avatar
    It looks like 7740 fixes some battery issues. Mine's been OK-ish however pretty much the same as my iPhone 4 was after the iOS 5 update.

    Nokia Lumia 800 update: Battery life boost incoming | Electricpig
    11-20-2011 07:52 AM
  9. jimski's Avatar
    .
    Is there a way to turn off automatic updates and only check when we open it up for example?
    The People hub does not update (Facebook) in the background. It updates when you open it. Addresses and contact info updates when you sync your mail accounts.

    Sent from my HTC Surround using Board Express
    11-20-2011 10:22 AM
  10. mkr10001's Avatar
    The People hub does not update (Facebook) in the background. It updates when you open it. Addresses and contact info updates when you sync your mail accounts.

    Sent from my HTC Surround using Board Express

    What about when I get notifications about people tweeting at me? That seems to come whenever.
    11-20-2011 11:33 AM
  11. sloppy standard's Avatar
    I got my Lumia last Friday, and played with it all weekend, but plugged it in regularly to either the charger or my PC. Today was the first day I took it out "in the wild" all day, at work, on my commute, showing it off to friends, etc.

    Unplugged it from the charger before leaving at 7:30am, an hour on the train of bluetooth music and web browsing, checking Facebook, etc. Then maybe an hour throughout the day of checking emails, letting co-workers play with it, and one more hour on the train of Bluetooth and browsing.

    Also on the train I tested the the Nokia Drive GPS and Bing Maps. I got a low battery warning at 6pm, at home, and did as they suggested and put it on battery saver mode, which I had not as yet done. Then I tried out Squeeze Remote (a 3rd party app for Logitech Squeezebox) then a few minutes later and without warning the phone turned itself off. It's currently charging.
    I'm not sure if I'm happy with that battery life, but it's no worse than my one-year old HTC Desire.
    I do think it should last longer, considering it only went through 3 or 4 hours of serious usage and maybe 5 minutes of calling.
    11-21-2011 01:55 PM
  12. ombadboy's Avatar
    I can;t say am very impressed either.. Thought my BlackBerry couldn't hold a charge, but I can't go more than 8-9 hours without charging with my Lumia
    11-22-2011 12:13 PM
  13. ombadboy's Avatar
    Ouch..

    Last time charged: 3 hours
    Estimated time remaining: 1 hour!!

    About 20 min of nokia music streaming, 30 mins of angry birds, 3 emails syncing every 2 hours, no other background location updates, etc etc..

    I dont think asking for a replacement will change anything, as it seems to be a widespread problem rather than a single incident ;/

    p.s also noticed it heats up quite a bit every now and then..

    p.s.s

    Another problem Iv've just noticed which may be related to this, is that my battery doesn't fully charge up to it's full capacity..

    The battery diagnostics tool says my full charge capacity is 1524mAh, and the remaining charged capacity is stuck at 1357mAh for 2+ hours now (charging).
    Last edited by ombadboy; 11-23-2011 at 12:42 PM.
    11-23-2011 08:38 AM
  14. Rallicat's Avatar
    After 24-hours with the phone, I'm already quite concerned about Battery life.

    I've not done much with it, but after taking it off the charger (100%) before going to bed, it had dropped to 87% by morning.

    After what I'd consider light usage during the day (just checking emails, accessing twitter, NO games, movies or music), the battery is now (at 3.30PM) down to 20%, and battery saver has activated.

    This is definitely not the sort of battery life I was used to on the iPhone, and I'm very much hoping that Nokia will push out an update to improve the situation, or at least tell us if some of the handsets have an issue.

    I'll be doing a few things to try and see if I can improve the battery situation, but I'm certainly concerned that the product can't seem to survive the day.

    Does anyone have any tips? Is it better to 'slow charge' using USB than use the in-box 'fast' charger? Is there anything that I should be turning off to avoid heavy battery penalties?

    In every other respect the phone is excellent - but I really hope Nokia get on the case quickly with this problem.
    11-24-2011 09:37 AM
  15. dtboos's Avatar
    They are planning two updates which include battery life fixes, and the actual battery is 1300 capacity. first one in Dec, second in Jan.

    http://www.mobiletechworld.com/2011/...leTechWorld%29


    Sent from my SGH-i917 using Board Express
    11-24-2011 09:42 AM
  16. Pronk's Avatar
    Thus far I'm on my first full charge/run down cycle. I don't have many live tiles (Me, weather, Prime TV) and my email accounts are all on manual sync. I'd say I'm a light to moderate user on weekdays, with most of the time spent on wi-fi and data off (I live in a poor signal area, so there's no point leaving it on 3G as it'll just burn through power looking for a signal).

    For this charge cycle I'm looking at 36 hours at the moment (19 hours gone, 17 predicted left). I was expecting worse, so I'm pleasantly surprised. I'm away at the weekend though so will likely use the phone much more then, so it'll be interesting to see how the battery holds up.
    11-24-2011 09:55 AM
  17. Rallicat's Avatar
    Nokia have posted a response over on their discussion forums here: Nokia Support Discussions - Response to customers' questions about battery lif... - Nokia Support Discussions

    It promises updates, including one in early December. Beyond that they suggest users experiencing issues visit a care point.

    It's nice to hear they are investigating ... time will tell.
    11-24-2011 10:13 AM
  18. ombadboy's Avatar
    There's quite a discussion going over at the Nokia support forums..

    Am also doing a mini-project, see what's actually causing the battery to drain so fast. Posting all the updates in the Nokia Support forum so feel free to see what I've been testing out there.

    p.s the battery life is indeed abysmal for many users which leads me to believe it's not a bad battery batch but more of a firmware problem.
    11-24-2011 02:31 PM
  19. mkr10001's Avatar
    There's quite a discussion going over at the Nokia support forums..

    Am also doing a mini-project, see what's actually causing the battery to drain so fast. Posting all the updates in the Nokia Support forum so feel free to see what I've been testing out there.

    p.s the battery life is indeed abysmal for many users which leads me to believe it's not a bad battery batch but more of a firmware problem.
    I'm thinking the opposite. I think it's a bad batch of batteries. The fact that it is so widespread, different countries and networks. Surely all of the phones sent out to a particular network would all have the same firmware on, so why would some firmware be defective, and others not, even though it's the same version?
    11-24-2011 02:36 PM
  20. ombadboy's Avatar
    Well, thats why there are so many people with problems. If it were a bad batch of batteries I would assume it would be more localized than it currently is. I am thinking that it's one particular feature of the phone that is causing the draining, which some people seem to be using alot (the ones that have the problem, i.e us) and some are not (and finding the battery life to be ok). And this draining is mostly caused by a bug in the firmware, as other WP7 phones don't have such issue.

    Also, if it were a bad batch, then even if you get a replacement, there is a high possibility it would be from the same batch and therefore same problem.

    If you are getting a replacement, let me know how it goes. Try install the same apps, use it in the same way, see how the battery goes then.

    If your not going for a replacement, we could try work out together whats causing this problem.
    11-24-2011 03:34 PM
  21. jason404's Avatar
    I got mine over a week ago, and I am finding that the current battery life situation quite disappointing, but it is not that bad. I have been using it much more than I will when I am less excited about it, and I hope the OS updates will make it perfectly acceptable.

    What I have found to help is going to Settings > Applications > Background Tasks, regularly, and disabling apps which you really do not need to keep running while you are not using them.

    Love this phone otherwise!
    11-25-2011 01:01 AM
  22. Stig's Avatar
    What I have found to help is going to Settings > Applications > Background Tasks, regularly, and disabling apps which you really do not need to keep running while you are not using them.
    I don't have that Background Task option on my Samsung Omnia 7 + Mango!

    By comparision, I get 2 days of use out of my phone, but I do turn 3G off as I don't get a great signal where I am.
    11-25-2011 01:13 AM
  23. jeremyshaw's Avatar
    In settings, drag the whole screen right for the 'applications' page.

    Sent from my SGH-i937 using Board Express
    11-25-2011 01:19 AM
  24. Stig's Avatar
    In settings, drag the whole screen right for the 'applications' page.
    You learn something everyday!
    11-25-2011 03:51 AM
  25. Rallicat's Avatar
    Last night I turned off latitude, and all other background tasks other than than the BBC News app live tile. I slow charged on USB and unplugged before going to bed.

    By morning it was down to 85%. Today with light use only (just some twitter, email and news checks) its down to 50% and its not even lunchtime yet!

    This is shockingly bad!

    Sent from my Lumia 800 using Board Express
    11-25-2011 05:34 AM
52 123
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD