10-24-2013 12:14 PM
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  1. Only Mama Knows's Avatar
    The Lumia 920 is the first phone that has ever had me excited enough to preorder. When I first received it, I loved it. I liked the heft and solid feeling to the phone. I was impressed with the low light camera; and found my first foray into windows phone to be enjoyable.

    I'm now on my 3rd Lumia 920. The first one bricked on the third day. The second had severe battery drain that I dealt with until finally a speaker went out on it. I'm about 5 months into the 3rd one and I just can't stand the battery drain anymore. Just this afternoon it drained from 90% to 30% in 1.5 hours while I did nothing but listen to music with the screen off. I hardly ever make it through the day, or even to the end of work day, with battery life left. AT&T offered to give me a 4th one, but I just don't feel like going through the trouble.

    Now I'm just waiting for the Nexus 5 to come out so I can get rid of this phone. I still enjoy windows phone ok, although I have a lot of small complaints, but I just can't take the phone anymore.

    Ugh
    yojoebosolo, jaqueh and nycny like this.
    09-26-2013 03:14 PM
  2. metalchick719's Avatar
    Sounds like you're having a run of bad luck. I have a 920 as well and have never experienced the problems you describe. My battery life is great (with the odd exception of two days early this month when it drained ridiculously fast) and my phone has never bricked.
    jbjtkbw007 and hipporama like this.
    09-26-2013 03:16 PM
  3. Blacklac's Avatar
    Are you streaming music or playing music stored on your device? Cause if your streaming, that amount of battery loss sounds inline.
    09-26-2013 03:18 PM
  4. Jigar Shah CA's Avatar
    Complain and ask for compensation for your troubles. They may replace it with a 1020.
    09-26-2013 03:18 PM
  5. realwarder's Avatar
    Mine drains. Biggest reported WP8 issue is battery drain across Lumias. So something occurs that impacts some people - likely the apps they use.

    For instance, one guaranteed way to drain my battery is to play the game Defense Zone. I play it, exit out using the back button several times. Battery drains.
    09-26-2013 03:29 PM
  6. Only Mama Knows's Avatar
    Are you streaming music or playing music stored on your device? Cause if your streaming, that amount of battery loss sounds inline.
    Locally stored. Doesn't always happen with music. Sometimes with the Kindle app, sometimes with Facebook, sometimes when I haven't used it in hours.

    Complain and ask for compensation for your troubles. They may replace it with a 1020.
    Complain to who? AT&T just offered me another refurbished 920, which I certainly do not want. I guess I could complain to Nokia, but last time they just sent me to AT&T
    09-26-2013 03:42 PM
  7. revfast's Avatar
    you are not the only one, see my thread below

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ld-halted.html

    now even though after all my issues I will be sticking with the phone, I have an s3 and an iphone 5 just sitting on my desk and every time I try to use them I get irritated by the interface.

    I was really hoping that GDR2 would fix these issues but drain is still there, for the last two days I've kept wifi and bluetooth off and I seem to get less battery drain (overheat).
    09-26-2013 03:44 PM
  8. caesar500's Avatar
    I had 7 Lumia 920s and convinced At&t to give me a 1020. Unfortunately, I will request another 1020. This one has been problematic over the last 2 weeks. It has been extremely frustrating. Nokia has put out some bad units and At&t can't fix them properly.
    JonnieLasVegas and hoovermac like this.
    09-26-2013 10:02 PM
  9. HM02's Avatar
    Still on my first Lumia. After 8 months now and it's still great. Battery lasts me from around noon when I unplug it until about 5am. Then I plug it in and repeat.
    You're just one of the unlucky ones. I've been nothing but pleased with it. Only 4 more months with it though, cus I'll be upgrading to the 1020.
    SamiSaifDine likes this.
    09-26-2013 10:15 PM
  10. spaulagain's Avatar
    You need to check the apps you have running in the background. I had excessive battery drain on my 920 as well. I turned off a couple of the apps that were running in the background, voila! No more battery drain.
    WP8fan, rdubmu, JohnStrk and 2 others like this.
    09-26-2013 10:31 PM
  11. crav4speed's Avatar
    You need to check the apps you have running in the background. I had excessive battery drain on my 920 as well. I turned off a couple of the apps that were running in the background, voila! No more battery drain.
    This!

    I basically have any app that doesn't have a live tile on my start screen or that I just don't want running in the background set to blocked. No sense in have the background task running if it's not required. My battery life has been acceptable. When I'm at work, I just throw the phone on the wireless charger when I'm not using it... Very convenient!
    09-26-2013 11:06 PM
  12. JiroJarin's Avatar
    I think phone made for at&t have issues. There are lots of complains about the lumias on another forums and sad to say almost all of their phones came from at&t
    09-26-2013 11:22 PM
  13. Reflexx's Avatar
    It could be related to phone reception or something.

    My phone, my wife's phone, and my best friend's phone were all experiencing extreme battery drain the past few weeks.

    My wife and I went to San Diego for a weekend and our phones stopped draining battery. I used it as much as a I usually do, but the phone was 75% full after about 10 hrs.
    09-26-2013 11:43 PM
  14. broar94's Avatar
    I think lg g2 is a better choice.. Nexus 5 is going to be based on g2 maybe a bit throtted down.
    09-27-2013 12:17 AM
  15. Jaripi's Avatar
    I think that a such better choice is different for everyone. Anyway, I've grown to love my red Lumia 920 and my next phone might be Lumia 1020 (I would prefer a red one with 64 Gb, so have to wait)
    09-27-2013 12:42 AM
  16. rdubmu's Avatar
    I bricked my first one when I tried resetting it.

    My 2nd one has been going nearly a year now. No issues.

    The only battery drain I have is if NFC is turned to tap+send, and if facebook messaging is turned on.

    If those are off, then my phone's batter is great!
    09-27-2013 01:44 AM
  17. Coreldan's Avatar
    Really sad to hear, I guess it makes me appreciate my phone more cos it hasn't had any problems since I bought it last November :/
    SamiSaifDine likes this.
    09-27-2013 02:57 AM
  18. montsa007's Avatar
    Do you have 4G switched on all time or live in an area with bad/poor signals?
    Also is your facebook chat/Skype signed in all time?
    09-27-2013 05:29 AM
  19. barareklam's Avatar
    I guess you have searched for battery drain. I know this is out of the blue, but I live in city (Gothenburg, Sweden,) where we have good 4G (LTE) coverage. During the day I usually leave city and are on the edge of 4G coverage, which makes my L920 search for 4G all the time, sometimes it finds it sometins not. But all that Drains my battery, maybe not in 1,5 hour but I can clearly see how it is less and less battery Power. I have turned off 4G. battery Life lenght is much longer now. I am just saying maybe it is not L920 only, maybe it is location where your provider (was it AT&T) give you hard time. Here on forum you can find many tips how to save battery, and on conversations.Nokia too. Hope this helps :)

    EDITED: (I see now that while I was Writing my reply, you got similar suggestion)
    09-27-2013 05:40 AM
  20. Mike_J's Avatar
    I run 7 x Lumia 920's, 1x 925, 2x 1020, 1 x 720 & 2 x 620. No major issues with any of the phones but will admit that on occasions the 920 randomly seems to drain battery quickly but is a rare occurrence. If I see it happening just a soft reset and all is good. I have found that it make a HUGE difference if you have decent cell reception. One of our stores has very poor reception indoors, if on cell services only it would drain a battery in a matter of a few hours but connect the phone to local wifi and it would last well over 24 hours - incredible difference if you can log onto a wifi service!
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    09-27-2013 06:01 AM
  21. Jazmac's Avatar
    The only issue I had so far, with my Lumia 920 is the loss of the accelerometer after the last software update. I contacted Nokia directly and they replaced it. My wife's Lumia 920 lost its flash. Its still broken so I've concluded there is a serious lack of quality control and lots of short cuts with the manufacturing of Nokia devices. I don't know if this is what lead to the demise of Nokia pre-Microsoft but it looks to have contributed to it.
    WP8fan likes this.
    09-27-2013 08:38 AM
  22. christenmartin's Avatar
    I've had mine for 8-9 months and it is the best phone I've ever owned. If I have any issues it is always an app that didn't load right. Delete/ reload fixed.
    SamiSaifDine likes this.
    09-27-2013 08:59 AM
  23. MrCartas's Avatar
    So what I hear from all the comments is: Nokia's quality control leaves a lot to desire!
    09-27-2013 10:23 AM
  24. Reflexx's Avatar
    So what I hear from all the comments is: Nokia's quality control leaves a lot to desire!
    More likely carrier related, since it seems that people who get problematic phones often get two or three in a row.

    Their phones are replaced by used phones that were turned in by other customers. The phone is reset at the carrier and appears to work fine, so they mark it as refurbished believing it's fixed.
    WP8fan and SamiSaifDine like this.
    09-27-2013 10:28 AM
  25. chezm's Avatar
    Ive had the same L920 since April and although i've run into some excessive battery drain, I've managed to control it based on specific Apps running in the background. The phones definitely arent perfect, but its not like other phones like the iPhone 5 or some Android devices dont suffer a similar problem...EVERYONE i know complains about battery drain. It really depends on the Network, your Apps and use of the device. I've found with the L920 that the battery has improved drastically since when i first got it.
    SamiSaifDine likes this.
    09-27-2013 10:40 AM
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