1. Kevin Heath's Avatar
    Now, my battery life is pretty bad anyway, but when I try to use the Sat Nav feature (Here Drive+), the battery is dead in less than an hour, even when plugged into the car charger.

    Is this the same for everybody?
    03-23-2014 12:48 PM
  2. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Yes navigation is great but battery sucks :( , phone heats up too (I now that's because of continuous gps ) but I usually turn on battery saver mode on and turn of wifi , mobile data and Bluetooth when using here driver , I also switch to 2g mobile data connection , though I dot need any data connection , already downloaded offline maps so it's better to turn of mobile data and save some more juice.
    03-23-2014 12:53 PM
  3. k0de's Avatar
    Same here.. But there must be a work around for this. I don't know. But try downloading the maps for your region and do off line navigation. Maybe 8.1 will fix this problem.
    BritDad likes this.
    03-23-2014 01:02 PM
  4. csd_images's Avatar
    I use a 2-3 amp dual USB charger for my phone in the car, and it handles playing music, Bluetooth hands free and Drive will little to no issues. Still have issues with the phone getting warm but that's a minor issue for me as most modern mobiles I've seen and used suffer from this to one degree or another.
    03-23-2014 01:17 PM
  5. Kevin Heath's Avatar
    Do you have a link for the car charger?
    03-23-2014 03:25 PM
  6. Kevin Heath's Avatar
    Are you saying the cigar lighter adapter has two USB sockets, or the lead is two USB A into one microUSB?
    03-23-2014 04:43 PM
  7. anon(5335899)'s Avatar
    ​Especially when not using preloaded maps navigation will require a lot of energy for any smartphone. Using a USB charger you must watch out for a few things, use at least a 1.5A charger and don't use a charger specific for iPhone as these will generally deliver less current to non iOS devices, you may thank Apple for that. I use navigation on my bicycle and with my 13000 Anker external battery which has a 2A connector I easily last a day away on the bike with also using cellular data for streaming music while on the road.

    I'll come home with the phone fully charged still and the Anker about half way empty.
    Guytronic likes this.
    03-23-2014 04:54 PM
  8. Kevin Heath's Avatar
    Great advice, thanks.
    03-23-2014 05:12 PM
  9. Kevin Heath's Avatar
    Just bought one of these, so hopefully my charging woes are coming to an end.

    http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/avantree-...tm#description
    03-23-2014 05:34 PM
  10. michail71's Avatar
    Are you using a 920? The battery usage in those are terrible. I had the same problem, would lose charge while charging and running nav. The 1520 can handle the job without even needing to be on the charger for short to medium drives.
    03-23-2014 05:49 PM
  11. Kevin Heath's Avatar
    Yes, I'm using a 920. The battery life is shocking, excuse the pun.
    03-23-2014 06:46 PM
  12. Ejay Lozano's Avatar
    As a shuttle driver, I usually use my 920 as a GPS. I gotta make sure my battery is fully charged b4 I use it. If it's at 50% it usually drains after heavy GPS usage and dies even when it's on the charger.
    03-24-2014 12:08 AM
  13. csd_images's Avatar
    Are you saying the cigar lighter adapter has two USB sockets, or the lead is two USB A into one microUSB?
    It can take two USB lead for two devices, I sometimes need to charge the headset with the phone simultaneously. I don't have the link to the charger as it's no longer sold but there are plenty of similar devices out there.
    03-24-2014 07:01 AM
  14. michail71's Avatar
    Yes, I'm using a 920. The battery life is shocking, excuse the pun.
    I was on the app at the time which makes it harder to see the forum section. :) I'd have to say the 920 probably had some of the worst battery usage problems I'd ever seen in a smartphone. Luckily the 1520 ranks in one of the top spots, which feels nice after coming from the 920. I'm not sure how any of the other Nokias compare.
    03-24-2014 07:10 AM
  15. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Are there more battery efficient navigation apps out there?
    03-25-2014 09:54 AM
  16. T Moore's Avatar
    It is not the same for me.
    With my 920 I can use Here Drive on long trips and the battery does not drain, it charges. With 1.2A car charger, downloaded maps and playing music stored on the phone. Three tasks working in the background.
    03-25-2014 10:06 AM
  17. Kevin Heath's Avatar
    Are there more battery efficient navigation apps out there?
    I tried Waze, but same problem.
    03-25-2014 02:03 PM
  18. Kevin Heath's Avatar
    @T Moore. Lucky b@st@rd.
    03-25-2014 02:04 PM
  19. Zaki Smile's Avatar
    Like people had said before, use a charger that can provide your phone more amps, at least 1,2A/1200mA, I think this is enough. My own experience comes from a trip with a 625 with Navigon and a 920 with Drive+. The 625 were able to increase the power to the battery but not the 920, the charger that was used provided something between 500mA to 750mA, I don't know the exact number. I don't know if result depened on the phones or the apps.
    03-26-2014 04:17 AM
  20. Kevin Heath's Avatar
    A 3.1A charger arrived this morning. Can't wait to try it out - little things...
    03-26-2014 04:49 AM
  21. michail71's Avatar
    When I had a 920 all the nav apps would drain faster than the charge rate. However, I had a few occasions where it was a wash. I'm not sure why sometimes it was a wash and other times a loss. I had a theory at the time it may have been lower screen brightness at night or on cloudy days. My other theory was slower driving may drain the battery less.

    I don't think the charger will help any. Best solution is to get a 1520 :) They filled all the extra internal space from the screen size with battery. I also think the newer processor is much more efficient.
    Himanshu Chowdhary likes this.
    03-26-2014 08:42 AM
  22. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    When I had a 920 all the nav apps would drain faster than the charge rate. However, I had a few occasions where it was a wash. I'm not sure why sometimes it was a wash and other times a loss. I had a theory at the time it may have been lower screen brightness at night or on cloudy days. My other theory was slower driving may drain the battery less.

    I don't think the charger will help any. Best solution is to get a 1520 :) They filled all the extra internal space from the screen size with battery. I also think the newer processor is much more efficient.
    indeed Lumia 1520 has the best battery life period
    QUALCOMM SNAPDRAGON 800 chipset super fast yet battery efficient , that's why nokia added pedometer app exclusive for Lumia 1520
    03-26-2014 09:49 AM

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