1. stalemate1's Avatar
    If a similar thread to this one has been posted specifically only for the 820 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 820.

    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 or not.
    10-24-2013 06:09 AM
  2. ClickGamer's Avatar
    If I play D&D, the battery is empty in 4 hours or so. With normal usage of Calling, Internet, Whatsapp, Metrotube etc. the battery gets empty in a day.



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    10-24-2013 06:15 AM
  3. fdalbor's Avatar
    I have Amber on my 820. I use it with about 20 phone calls a day, 5 to 10 texts, 3 or 4 emails, and about 2 to 3 hours of internet (mostly cnet and Windows Phone Central). Plus a few other uses (music and videos). I always get at least two days of use and end up recharging after two days and my battery is still usually at about 20-25%. The only games I play are Temple Run and Checkers. I bought a extra battery but I have not used it yet. Keeping it in reserve. But one of the main reasons I got a 820 was the replaceable battery.
    10-24-2013 11:11 AM
  4. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    Pretty frequent use usually gives me a day. If i only have a few calls and send a few text during the day, I can get at least a day and a half. If there is heavy game use (Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, etc..) a good 3 hours maybe.
    10-24-2013 11:14 AM
  5. bavve's Avatar
    With massive usage for 3 hours (3g connected e surfing almost continously) my battery moved from 100% to ~20% in almost 3 hours. With normal usage the battery drive to empty in a day! ;)
    10-24-2013 02:39 PM
  6. zack251's Avatar
    It depends. Sometimes I got 4 hours if I played games, browsed the internet, watched videos etc. Sometimes I got more than one day if using Edge (no 3G). Normally it is between 6-8 hours for me.
    10-24-2013 10:25 PM
  7. Ramachandra Gaonkar's Avatar
    Hey, is it true?? Do u get 2days of battery life? I'm getting 15hours of battery backup with normal usage.... Pls help me.. I've kept all the battery saving features, and bocked all the background processes......
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    10-27-2013 01:19 PM
  8. pgoelz's Avatar
    It is maddening. I can get a discharge rate somewhere between 0.4% and 0.75% per hour in standby after updating to Amber / GDR2..... and then all of a sudden it will be 1.5%/hour for no reason. Still trying to find the trigger.

    That rises to a couple percent/hour if I am surfing.

    Paul
    10-28-2013 08:25 PM
  9. rusty_sim's Avatar
    I got more than 3 days out of mine with just texting and calling.

    If I use it as a smartphone - browse the internet, watch a tv episode etc. then 1-2 days

    I don't have any background apps (viber, whataspp etc.) I also turn my wifi and data off if I'm not using them.

    I only updated to amber on Saturday so haven't been able to compare battery life yet.
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    10-29-2013 06:39 AM
  10. stalemate1's Avatar
    I got more than 3 days out of mine with just texting and calling.

    If I use it as a smartphone - browse the internet, watch a tv episode etc. then 1-2 days

    I don't have any background apps (viber, whataspp etc.) I also turn my wifi and data off if I'm not using them.

    I only updated to amber on Saturday so haven't been able to compare battery life yet.
    Those states are excellent! Looks like you were the one in a million to get such a power efficient lumia 820.
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    10-29-2013 02:59 PM
  11. Toykan Topcu's Avatar
    glance, wifi, whatsapp are on. I'm getting higher b.life when I use the phone for communication and web browsing instead of stuffing it from applications



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    10-29-2013 05:21 PM
  12. sonosp's Avatar
    Mine on GDR 3 has dropped significantly, I put this down to GDR3 not being optimised for specific hardware. The Black (Bittersweet shimmer) update should fix it.
    10-30-2013 06:54 AM
  13. stalemate1's Avatar
    glance, wifi, whatsapp are on. I'm getting higher b.life when I use the phone for communication and web browsing instead of stuffing it from applications



    Sent from my RM-825_eu_turkey_211 using Tapatalk
    What app is that ? And how do you take a screen shot with a lumia ? (sorry I'm a still to be wp owner) but when I get my phone I'd like to get that app you show in the screen shot. I'm coming from Android by the way (btw)
    10-31-2013 01:59 AM
  14. sonosp's Avatar
    What app is that ? And how do you take a screen shot with a lumia ? (sorry I'm a still to be wp owner) but when I get my phone I'd like to get that app you show in the screen shot. I'm coming from Android by the way (btw)
    Not sure on that app, but the Windows Phone 8's can screenshot by pressing the power button and the central windows button together.
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    10-31-2013 07:54 AM
  15. dhavalthakur's Avatar
    I mainly use WhatsApp , use internet and Xbox games
    normal usage approx 1 day and with gaming and high level stuff like watching big bang episodes =p pr downloading torrents its just around 7-8 hrs
    11-02-2013 04:09 AM
  16. denis81's Avatar
    Calls, texting, Skype calls.


    • No Whatsapp installed: 40 hours
    • Whatsapp installed: 24 hours


    :(
    11-12-2013 08:43 AM
  17. ptrkhh's Avatar
    Around 15 Hours based on the statistics in Battery Sense (the best battery app!!!). But usually I left my phone for 7 hours at night in flight mode, so actually without the sleep time I only have 8 hours battery life a day.
    In my tests, the 820 is very power efficient when in standby, usually I get around 4% per hour (double tap on, glance always on but I set to always on night mode, 6 background apps, WiFi and 3G on). However, when in use, even though I was just typing an SMS or Word document, the consumption could crank up to 20% per hour. Therefore, its best to leave your 820 in standby as much as you can
    11-12-2013 10:28 AM
  18. denis81's Avatar
    Strange (and good) behavior here. After the last update I am getting around 50 hours of battery life.
    Same use here: Some navigation, calls, texting, Facebook chat, whatsapp, Skype, all over 3G.

    Looks like this last update has improved the stand by power consumption.
    :)
    11-14-2013 10:06 AM
  19. ptrkhh's Avatar
    what update?
    11-14-2013 10:20 AM
  20. sonosp's Avatar
    Even with it disabled as a background task?
    11-14-2013 10:25 AM

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