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  1. welsbloke's Avatar
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    So do you think it has improved things for your 800 or do you need a little more time to
    test your battery out maybe ?

    Maybe another little update will be forthcoming from Nokia.

    Anyway thanks for sharing your findings so far, and welcome along to WPCentral Oliver Sainsbury. :)
    I do not have my charger with me so have trickle charged via the USB which has just comleted and I am now 100% and the interesting thing here for me anyway is prior to the update my phone would only every charge to around 1300 this time it claims to have charged to 1483 which is my current max charge capcity.

    They seem to have reduced the max charge down from 1503 to this new max of 1483-1486

    In theory this will give me a fair chunk more of battery time to play with and should see me crest the evening hill even if I get side tracked with some Fruit Ninja.

    I Will need to get my phone back into its normal routine of overnight charge then in use from 6:30AM and see if it does actually get me into an evening without me thinking should I be looking for my charger?

    Message to self pick up phone from desk when you leave...
    01-19-2012 06:52 AM
  2. Rallicat's Avatar
    I applied the update last night, and then charged my phone up to the 'new' maximum level.

    This seems to be helping significantly. Coupled with the overall improvement that seemed to occur after a few charging cycles, I'm confident based on the discharge rate so far, and 'typical' usage for me, that it's comparable to my last smartphone - an iPhone 4.

    Time will tell of course, but I'm happy that Nokia have rolled out updates to improve the experience we have using the product, and I hope that they continue to do so.
    01-19-2012 06:56 AM
  3. welsbloke's Avatar
    I applied the update last night, and then charged my phone up to the 'new' maximum level.

    This seems to be helping significantly. Coupled with the overall improvement that seemed to occur after a few charging cycles, I'm confident based on the discharge rate so far, and 'typical' usage for me, that it's comparable to my last smartphone - an iPhone 4.

    Time will tell of course, but I'm happy that Nokia have rolled out updates to improve the experience we have using the product, and I hope that they continue to do so.
    I am hoping to surpass the iPhone 4 experience in that it matches my Omnia 7 now if that happened I would be a happy bunny.

    I will have the looks and the stamina :)
    01-19-2012 08:59 AM
  4. mkr10001's Avatar
    3g wasn't working at work today so couldn't give it the usual work out. I thought it was down to the update but it worked fine when I got near home.
    01-19-2012 10:39 AM
  5. germcevoy's Avatar
    Anybody else's screen dimmer when set to auto? I have got the Nokia update installed bbut no 8107 yet.
    01-19-2012 01:16 PM
  6. Nataku4ca's Avatar
    so far i only have the softkey not lighting up issue, i check the diagnostic my battery was showing 1483 yesterday and now its 1469, kind of odd hope it doesn't drop again

    interesting thing is if you check detail battery page it show max capacity is 1503, usable 1469 so im guessing this is sort of done on purpose to make the battery last longer (at least according to the battery science site someone posted not long ago - don't charge to full is what it says)
    01-19-2012 01:16 PM
  7. Oliver Sainsbury's Avatar
    Anybody else's screen dimmer when set to auto? I have got the Nokia update installed bbut no 8107 yet.
    In my first post in this thread I mentioned that, " I think the sensitivity of the automatic brightness setting has been adjusted and now selects a more accurate screen brightness setting...".

    Previously, I always though it was too bright when the ambient light level was low. It seemed to me that it never dropped below the medium brightness setting. Now it does.
    Last edited by Oliver Sainsbury; 01-19-2012 at 01:39 PM. Reason: Redundant information removal. Spelling.
    01-19-2012 01:36 PM
  8. mkr10001's Avatar
    Anybody else's screen dimmer when set to auto? I have got the Nokia update installed bbut no 8107 yet.
    I will tell you though, my softkeys don't light up unless brightness is on low or automatic. automatic brightness is very low anyway.....

    Yes....I already brought this issue up
    01-19-2012 01:44 PM
  9. RustyU's Avatar
    Yep mine is. I prefer it, I usually have my screens a little dim.
    01-19-2012 03:49 PM
  10. welsbloke's Avatar
    I with you RustyU I prefer it a little dimmer and the fact is saves on the battery is just a plus.
    01-19-2012 04:00 PM
  11. RustyU's Avatar
    Also less blinding for using it in bed :lol:
    01-19-2012 04:49 PM
  12. mprice86's Avatar
    Also less blinding for using it in bed :lol:
    Haha genuinely good to know. Always check my phone first thing when I wake up, not been an issue with other handsets, but looking at the Lumia first thing is like having laser-eye surgery.

    01-19-2012 04:55 PM
  13. germcevoy's Avatar
    Battery still poor sadly. Might be too early to call but the battery is just draining way to quick when the device is idle (battery saver doesn't improve matters). I'll do a reset and give it a week but if no better then its back to Symbian until the 900 is out. Maybe the bigger battery and hopefully better optimized software will do the trick.
    01-20-2012 03:48 AM
  14. yloop's Avatar
    I got the update right away last time, still not had anything through this time. Fingers crossed it does the trick, having to charge at 3 in the afternoon is getting wearisome!
    01-20-2012 06:04 AM
  15. welsbloke's Avatar
    The battery is holding up BUT the Full charge after being on the Nokia charger dropped to 1276 when it was 1483 when charged via my laptop and cable.

    So this morning the batterystarted on 1276 as its full charge meaning that I am exactly the same as before charge wise. It is definately holding up better but I want my 200mAh back!
    01-20-2012 07:09 AM
  16. soupatoras's Avatar
    Any news on the update... meaning i was able to upgrade immediately when the first upgrade came and now nothing :@ how it works? who update first...
    01-20-2012 11:33 AM
  17. mprice86's Avatar
    Still no update here, but the Nokia support site has been updated and has this to say:

    Latest software release for Nokia Lumia 800 SW 1600.2483.8106.11500
    -Improved battery performance
    -Better Wi-Fi connectivity
    -Better voicemail notification
    -Local Scout improvements
    -Latest Microsoft operating system version 7.10.8107.79

    No time frame or word on the pattern of the update, but we know it's within the next week and a half. Good to have confirmed that we're getting the 8107 update bundled with the firmware though :)
    01-20-2012 01:57 PM
  18. yloop's Avatar
    I've just managed to force the update, put the phone in flight mode and follow the instructions here:

    Force update for your Nokia Lumia 800 through 'disconnect network' trick -- Windows Phone Daily

    Took me about 10 minutes.
    01-20-2012 03:57 PM
  19. sj55555's Avatar
    I did the WiFi disconnect trick and received an update. My OS version is now: 7.10.8107.79. However, my firmware version is still 1600.2479.7740.11451. I have not been able to get the disconnect trick to work again. This is getting frustrating.
    01-20-2012 07:21 PM
  20. RustyU's Avatar
    I've read that the trick doesn't work for firmware only updates (and judging by my failed attempts to get the mid Dec update, that's true), so you'll probably just have to wait your turn for the firmware.
    01-21-2012 03:05 AM
  21. yloop's Avatar
    Well, here are my results so far for the Nokia battery fix:

    Previously I was getting 6300% charged or somesuch, that now reads accurately (88%)

    Voltage is the same at around 4.1v
    Current (Discharging) was previously around 300mA on 3g or wifi, now at 132 mA
    Full charge capacity has came down by around 100mAh it's now 1432 mAh
    Remaining 1258 mAh

    So it seems to be discharging less and under normal use I'd be around 50% about now.

    I'll give it a few more cycles and we'll see how we go!

    Also, I got the illumination bug too, I notice the lights flash when the phone dims after inactivity... I doubt that's by design so let's hope for an update soon.
    01-21-2012 05:31 AM
  22. yloop's Avatar
    Well, I'm usually looking for a charger at <20% by now and I'm currently at 73%

    It looks like Nokia have cracked it, for me at least! I'm over the moon!
    01-21-2012 08:20 AM
  23. mprice86's Avatar
    Well, I'm usually looking for a charger at <20% by now and I'm currently at 73%

    It looks like Nokia have cracked it, for me at least! I'm over the moon!
    Glad to hear it and thanks for continuing to feedback :)

    Still no update here, but I can't say I was plagued with any issues anyway. There's just something about having the most up to date version.
    01-21-2012 09:21 AM
  24. welsbloke's Avatar
    Max capacity now 1150! It is actually getting worse. So first charge after the update 1483 now 1150 so over 330mAh missing that's a lot of standby time.

    Is this just me!
    01-21-2012 11:28 AM
  25. Oliver Sainsbury's Avatar
    Max capacity now 1150! It is actually getting worse. So first charge after the update 1483 now 1150 so over 330mAh missing that's a lot of standby time.

    Is this just me!
    No, it is not just you. I am having the same problem, but not as bad. After the update full charge capacity was 1483 now it is 1414. Moreover, the battery does not last as long as it did before the update, 17 hours vs 12 hours.

    It seems that a lot of people over at Nokia Disscussions are reporting similar problems. However, not everybody seems to be having these issues, some are reporting getting 36+ hours out of their phones.

    Nokia still has some work to do.
    01-21-2012 11:48 AM
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