10-15-2013 08:45 PM
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  1. Jazmac's Avatar
    Have you noticed your battery life improve since Amber? Not just my L920, my wife's L920 has killer battery life now. At least it does today. I'll watch it over the next week to see if this is some illusion but it is holding charge like I have not seen since I got it.
    thomas wojcik and despertador like this.
    10-11-2013 07:29 PM
  2. metalchick719's Avatar
    I agree that Amber has improved the battery. Well, my 920 was giving me pretty good battery life before I got the GDR2/Amber update (my 920 is a Rogers unlocked, so I got it in mid-August), but it's been even better since. I got around 36 hours of battery a few days back and would have gotten up to 40 had I not been going to bed (phone was at 14% by the time I put it on the charger just before I turned in).
    Jazmac likes this.
    10-11-2013 07:33 PM
  3. wapoz's Avatar
    Battery life has been great. With all the bells and whistles enabled at all times (glance, double tap to wake, wifi+lte on at all times, even added a few more live tiles to the homescreen), and increased usage (been playing with procam and smart cam a lot), my battery life is the same as it was pre update.
    10-11-2013 07:41 PM
  4. inteller's Avatar
    yes my battery life has got MUCH better. Before I was barely making it past work. I did quite a bit on it today and still had life way into the evening. I also noticed it doesn't get as warm now on wireless plate. They definitely made some improvements there!
    Jazmac and Oris like this.
    10-11-2013 07:53 PM
  5. Kyle Stilkey's Avatar
    I have to agree here. Since the update, my Batteries life has been amazing. The phone doesn't get near as hot as it did when I would play games on it. Also seems that my games performance has made a slight improvement with the Amber update.
    Jazmac likes this.
    10-11-2013 08:01 PM
  6. denzilla's Avatar
    I seem to have noticed improved battery life as well as less heating up when I browse the web.
    10-11-2013 08:26 PM
  7. jlynnm350z's Avatar
    Mine seems better for now, its only been a day. Will definitely be keeping an eye on it
    Jazmac likes this.
    10-11-2013 08:30 PM
  8. denzilla's Avatar
    Enabling airplane mode, with WiFi on, my phone only lost 5% charge overnight. This is a good thing! With the same settings, browsing the net for a few minutes resulted in a full 10% loss. Phone isn't heating up like it used to, but I wonder why web browsing is so hard on the battery?
    10-12-2013 06:54 AM
  9. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Enabling airplane mode, with WiFi on, my phone only lost 5% charge overnight. This is a good thing! With the same settings, browsing the net for a few minutes resulted in a full 10% loss. Phone isn't heating up like it used to, but I wonder why web browsing is so hard on the battery?
    What kinds of sites do you surf and what browser are you using?
    10-12-2013 07:14 AM
  10. denzilla's Avatar
    10-12-2013 10:36 AM
  11. James8561's Avatar
    yea battery life seems to improved
    10-12-2013 10:42 AM
  12. Fuzzy John's Avatar
    So far my battery life got worse. I have Glance turned off and it did not help. The battery gets to 50% after about 8 hours. Before GDR2/Amber it took about 18 hours for it to get to about 60% under similar usage patterns. I use the wireless charger most of the time.
    10-12-2013 11:45 AM
  13. exolent's Avatar
    Stop lookin at porn.. ;)

    Sent from my Windows Phone 8 using Tapatalk
    10-12-2013 01:24 PM
  14. btbam91's Avatar
    10-12-2013 02:12 PM
  15. DalekSnare's Avatar
    Wireless charging has made it so I rarely notice battery life (my desks have chargers and it's easier to put the phone there than in my pocket), but I hope it has improved. It wasn't great before when I would be outside a lot.
    10-12-2013 02:48 PM
  16. pjs37's Avatar
    Mine is much improved from where it used to be. Now I can get more then a full day out of my battery before it would die in less then a day.
    10-12-2013 06:05 PM
  17. paulxxwall's Avatar
    You know what other storage has me concerned but yeah my battery life is better
    10-12-2013 06:39 PM
  18. Jazmac's Avatar
    So far, today, I've watched several youtube vids. Went for a jog at the park listening to Pandora, then working in the yard for almost 3 hours with Pandora, Rdio and Rhapsody all that time and even snapped some photos and my battery dropped just over a third since this morning. Its 5:30 here now. Granted, this is more than I ever use my phone ordinarily in a day. I worked it today to see if Amber was real.

    I think this is some awesome technology in this update. Maybe Nokia/Microsoft removed a lot of that debug code aka OTHER STORAGE that that's why we see this kind of improvement.
    10-12-2013 07:35 PM
  19. HartfordCT's Avatar
    Yes, my L920 battery life has improved quite nicely as well. I had 74% remaining after 11 hours of moderate use. Normally it would have gone down to 40-50%. I took a screenshot of it:

    http://sdrv.ms/168n14H

    I also like the glance feature very much. Hope the GDR3 and Bitter Shimmer would bring even more awesome features.

    FYI, I have Whatsapp, Lock Buster, and My Stocks Portfolio+ running in the background with the Glance Always On, Bluetooth, NFC, and High Touch Sensitivity always on.
    Jazmac likes this.
    10-12-2013 09:54 PM
  20. navidee's Avatar
    Unfortunately I was hoping that would be the case with my wife's 920, but she still only gets 6-7 hours off a full charge. Its extremely frustrating and the second one she's gotten from ATT. Do you think they will give another for a 3rd time? Her warranty will be up next month so I need to move quick.
    10-12-2013 10:01 PM
  21. HartfordCT's Avatar
    @navidee How many background apps does she have running?
    10-12-2013 10:03 PM
  22. Tech friend's Avatar
    Enabling airplane mode, with WiFi on, my phone only lost 5% charge overnight. This is a good thing! With the same settings, browsing the net for a few minutes resulted in a full 10% loss. Phone isn't heating up like it used to, but I wonder why web browsing is so hard on the battery?
    I have had the Lumia 920 for a short time. GSMarena published this 920 battery test on 2012-12-04 = before the Amber update's availability:

    • Talk time -> 8:56
    • Web browsing -> 5:40
    • Video playback -> 6:19

    Now I own a Lumia 1020:

    • Talk time -> 22:13
    • Web browsing -> 5:50
    • Video playback -> 13:12

    I drew from these test results, which tally more or less with my personal experience, the conclusion that surfing the internet seems to hit upon the Lumias weak spot.

    If the Amber update really extends significantly the 920 battery life with regard to web browsing I am proven wrong (and have also some hope for upcoming 1020 updates).
    10-12-2013 10:25 PM
  23. Chandra Mohan1's Avatar
    Hi Guys this what I get the bettery% in my L920 is it ok are my battery getting drained fast huh plz tell me !! .. In the morning I charge my battery full , and I'll start using my phone at 7o' clock by Regular calls / day is 1 & 1/2 hr , what's app , web browser for 1hr/day, songs via headphones for 2hr/day, always connectivity in ON , Facebook beta app for 1/2 hr/day , games 1/2 hr/day , after using all things at 2o'clock my battery will be left with 20% .. And the battery saver is ON .. And I don't use any thing I'll reach my home at 6o'clock and my battery % ll be left with varies in 10-15% is its k ..
    10-13-2013 12:17 AM
  24. navidee's Avatar
    @navidee How many background apps does she have running?
    Sadly none!
    10-13-2013 12:22 AM
  25. realwarder's Avatar
    Was looking good but then the battery just died a sudden massive death with phone hot in my pocket.

    Battery Saver had kicked in. Interestingly IE had a page that had not finished loading when I went back to that. In that there was a percentage bar still at the bottom.

    Really wonder if that app is the problem as it doesn't appear to be anything else.
    10-13-2013 12:26 AM
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