11-29-2012 08:14 PM
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  1. steeleblue's Avatar
    Most people don't care about what OS you use. It's "Bye bye lumia" posts that get people angry.
    I've been reading/posting on forums for many, many years and I find that there is a subset of people on each and every one who are absolutely over the top about their OS of choice. To the point of being obnoxious. You're right, the sane people don't care about what OS someone else uses but there are some who are really nasty to those who pick something different.

    And why even get angry about a 'bye, bye' post. If you don't like them, don't read them. I find that some are actually informative as to the problems a gadget may or not have. What I hate is a forum that's just full of how great a gadget is. That tells me nothing when I'm researching my purchases. The OP posted why he decided to return his phone. His choice. It doesn't work for him, whatever the reasons. No reason to flame him. Post some solutions for his problems that others may find useful and let it go.

    I'm 61 years old and I have found that the world is too small and life is too short to get angry over something as silly as this.
    Ron Koh Ri Rong and vmmartini like this.
    11-29-2012 01:35 PM
  2. leftturney's Avatar
    It's 4:30 in the P.M. here, time since last charge shows 9 hours ago. 75% remaining battery, estimated 22 hours remaining. 4 email accounts syncing, 2 syncing as items arrive. Wifi is always on, bluetooth is always on. 35 tiles on my home screen, 13 of which are live tiles. I have rec'd 41 emails since going off charger, sent 4 and rec'd 3 txts, posted on facebook twice and commented 4 pics, and streamed bluetooth for 1 hour in the car this morning. That's not exactly pushing the phone hard but on my old phone I would easily be at 50% remaining, before streaming 1 hour of music.
    11-29-2012 03:28 PM
  3. Anonymous7532479's Avatar
    Some people around these forums crack me up with their RAWR GTFO mentality. I sometimes get the feeling that they are offended that someone else didn't like their smartphone/device of choice. What works for you might not work for the next person. If that was the case, we would all be running around with the same exact phone if there was a clear winner. Be mad at something else other than things like this. There is a whole world that could use some of that anger put towards a good cause. Grow the He!! up.
    I agree. I lurk on various forums for Android, iOS, WP, etc - and each has their own set of rabid, foaming "fans". It's comical, yet attempting to sift through the West Side Story rivalries is definitely tiring. I assume we all come on here because we enjoy following smartphone technology? I'm not sure why some people get so defensive? You should be able to recognize the pros and cons of each phone/OS, or you're probably not being honest with us (and yourself). Okay, so someone doesn't like "your" phone? I...apologize? You'll be okay, I promise ;)

    I've owned a handful of Blackberries, the iPhone 3GS and 5, a ton of Androids, and now I'm on my first Windows Phone. Some were horrible, some fantastic, and some were blah. I have various opinions, but try to remain disloyal to any particular company.

    I'm hoping that a lot of the fanboy mentality has to do with age? I remember being a frothing fanboy for other hobbies when I was a teenager - but then I grew up, started facing real-life s***, and eventually I gained some perspective and calmed down. Unless you designed the product, or had to assemble them in some Chinese sweatshop yourself, why bother getting so caught up?

    Anyway, to bring this back to the thread topic: I'm on the Lumia 822 now, and I generally get at least 24 hours of moderate to heavy use (a lot of social networking, texting, and web browsing - don't spend much time streaming media, fwiw). It's a fantastic device, I never thought I'd be saying that about a Windows product (never really been a huge fan of the OS, until now). The OP mentioned switching to the Note 2? That looks like a great device too! I would love to try one. I have upgrades available, but I'd rather spend a few months getting to know WP8 instead of shelling out $300 for another phone.


    -mcskipp
    11-29-2012 03:36 PM
  4. kenstervf's Avatar
    It's 4:30 in the P.M. here, time since last charge shows 9 hours ago. 75% remaining battery, estimated 22 hours remaining. 4 email accounts syncing, 2 syncing as items arrive. Wifi is always on, bluetooth is always on. 35 tiles on my home screen, 13 of which are live tiles. I have rec'd 41 emails since going off charger, sent 4 and rec'd 3 txts, posted on facebook twice and commented 4 pics, and streamed bluetooth for 1 hour in the car this morning. That's not exactly pushing the phone hard but on my old phone I would easily be at 50% remaining, before streaming 1 hour of music.
    If you are getting such great battery life then it must be the defective hardware/battery that I had. I don't see how software update will fix other people's battery life since your is working amazingly well.
    11-29-2012 03:37 PM
  5. cardinalryan's Avatar
    Back to the Microsoft Store he went. Really liked Windows Phone 8 OS though. Battery life is my main issue, which averaged about 10hrs. Others have claimed to have lasted 15+ hrs. I didn't want to wait and see if the battery life will improve over time.

    Waiting for my Samsung Note 2 to arrive.
    I just can't understand what people are doing to get poor battery life. I use my phone heavily and I can easily get 20 hours before getting to 20%. My wife's phone is the same way. Plain and simply, the L920 has the longest battery life I've ever seen in a smartphone.
    11-29-2012 03:38 PM
  6. leftturney's Avatar
    If you are getting such great battery life then it must be the defective hardware/battery that I had. I don't see how software update will fix other people's battery life since your is working amazingly well.

    It's hard to say, but now my fiancee has one as of yesterday as well so I will have to see how hers compares to mine and her old Focus Flash. She is a serious phone user, her Flash would be barely alive at 6:00 at night, so I'll give it a few days and see where she's at. I still think some people have background tasks running that could be the culprit. Heat would be the indication of processor usage, not battery contrary to what others here seem to think. Most people who have bad battery life also talked about heat, so I still think this issue is background applications. Nokia drive could be the bad seed here, I have mine disabled in the bg.

    Also, adjusting things like the brightness really helps, and yes, the brightness adjustment also effects how bright the auto brightness control can go. My brightness is set to medium with auto brightness on and it's still decently tolerable outside.
    11-29-2012 03:52 PM
  7. Mr Bigs's Avatar
    bye bye user. Good luck with android battery life *snickers*
    My Galaxy S3 gets slightly better battery life than the 920.
    11-29-2012 04:02 PM
  8. DropPass's Avatar
    Until the Nokia updates the other day (Mon. ?), I would typically get to about 10 hours off the charger and would only have about 25%-30% battery life left. I even had a couple of days where my phone died after about 10 hours off the charger. Since the update, I consistently get excellent battery life. I pulled the phone off the charger 8 hours ago and still have 82%/14 hours of life (according to Battery Level). I have sent 20ish texts, 4-5 five minute calls, connected to Wi-Fi all day and other moderate use (web searches, FB, etc...).

    Yesterday I had the phone off the charger for 12+ hours. When I put the phone back on the charger, I still had 72% life left. Not sure how accurate Battery Level is, but when I pull it off the charger in the morning, it tells me I have 22+ hours of life. I can live with that!

    I truly think they corrected something with that update
    11-29-2012 04:11 PM
  9. cardinalryan's Avatar
    My Galaxy S3 gets slightly better battery life than the 920.
    You need to correct that statement...your Galaxy S3 gets slightly better battery life than YOUR 920, not "the 920".

    All things equal, meaning you have a properly functioning L920 and a properly functioning GS3, the L920 will more than double the battery life of the GS3..
    11-29-2012 04:16 PM
  10. leftturney's Avatar
    Until the Nokia updates the other day (Mon. ?), I would typically get to about 10 hours off the charger and would only have about 25%-30% battery life left. I even had a couple of days where my phone died after about 10 hours off the charger. Since the update, I consistently get excellent battery life. I pulled the phone off the charger 8 hours ago and still have 82%/14 hours of life (according to Battery Level). I have sent 20ish texts, 4-5 five minute calls, connected to Wi-Fi all day and other moderate use (web searches, FB, etc...).

    Yesterday I had the phone off the charger for 12+ hours. When I put the phone back on the charger, I still had 72% life left. Not sure how accurate Battery Level is, but when I pull it off the charger in the morning, it tells me I have 22+ hours of life. I can live with that!

    I truly think they corrected something with that update

    Could be, i haven't noticed much change since the update, but mine has been fine from day one. Well, it arrived half-charged but that was expected. I'm going to dedicate my Saturday this weekend to running WP Bench's battery test to see how it compares to the other phones. The current #1 phone is a Lumia 610 with a battery test time of 12h:32m:07s. I'm pretty sure the 920 can top that but we will see. Actually, the Lumia 610 has the top 4 spots with an HTC HD7 in fifth at 8h:50m:11s.
    11-29-2012 04:24 PM
  11. bbqrooster's Avatar
    Pretty much this. I think we get at least one thread a day started like this. So... pointless.
    Pointless it is. These posts sound like troll posting. I don't even know if the OP actually bought a Lumia 920. I can do the same thing and post on the Android board about returning a Note 2 blah blah for whatever defect blah blah. Who the heck can find out if I do own a Note 2 or not. So don't work yourself up on this kind of post, I just look at my Lumia 920 and laugh at the OP.
    11-29-2012 04:29 PM
  12. kenstervf's Avatar
    Go on my profile and look at my previous posts from purchasing my Lumia 920 to Babying the phone. I am not the only person who is complaining about the battery life. Microsoft gave me a $25 voucher as I walked in the store. Then I used it toward my purchase of the Lumia 920.

    Pointless it is. These posts sound like troll posting. I don't even know if the OP actually bought a Lumia 920. I can do the same thing and post on the Android board about returning a Note 2 blah blah for whatever defect blah blah. Who the heck can find out if I do own a Note 2 or not. So don't work yourself up on this kind of post, I just look at my Lumia 920 and laugh at the OP.
    11-29-2012 04:57 PM
  13. Coolknight1968's Avatar
    There should be a .pdf battery and power savings guide on every phone... Or in the Help. I returned two iPhone4S cause they did not meet my battery life expectations. He points out a valid point about missing information, MS must add the subject to the phone help.
    11-29-2012 05:05 PM
  14. anilraj's Avatar
    I have personally used Android phone for an year.
    The battery sucked.

    Lumia 920 has awesome battery.
    I don't have to charge at work.
    I do heavy browsing and use it as GPS.
    11-29-2012 05:50 PM
  15. kenstervf's Avatar
    I have personally used Android phone for an year.
    The battery sucked.

    Lumia 920 has awesome battery.
    I don't have to charge at work.
    I do heavy browsing and use it as GPS.
    I'm so upset. I really wanted to keep my Lumia 920. Many people seems to be getting excellent battery life. Arrgggg! I'm without a smartphone right now. My Note 2 is backordered until next week. Maybe I should cancel my order and get my Lumia 920 back.
    11-29-2012 05:59 PM
  16. PappesHartley's Avatar
    Mine gets amazing battery life.
    11-29-2012 06:04 PM
  17. Ron Koh Ri Rong's Avatar
    I have gotten a note ii upgrading from my Optimus 7 because i could not wait till dec for wp8 to be release in my country.
    Though i find it to be very good, the size is giving me problems with one handed use, which is important to me. But the good thing with android is that the are ways to improve on that situation and i am getting used to it.
    The strange thing is that i didnt get good battery life with the noteii and it was dying before my day is over... I have to switch off lots of functions before it can last me one full day.
    I might still be getting a smaller wp8 phone... But most probably wait for the next generation of phone... Hoping for a pureview 41mp + ois.. Haha.
    11-29-2012 06:20 PM
  18. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Cant help the OP... O_o well

    Thread Closed
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