03-06-2014 05:27 PM
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  1. theroyboy44's Avatar
    Soooooo, I just got the 925 and believe me its much sexier in your hand than in the giant metal holder like the difference is huge. But that's not the point of this thread. I wanna know how the battery life for you guys is. I have an app called battery and it can monitor the battery discharge rate. and I've barely been using it at work except for texting ppl and its discharge rate is like 10% per hour. meaning at full I get like 10 hours if I don't use it that much. I do have glance set to always on and double tap to wake, but I have the super sensitive touch off (so its on normal) and sunlight readability off. Does having glance always on and double tap really drain a lot of battery or is this just how much battery life I can expect. (I'll leave it on these settings to see what normal use gives me on discharge rate then completely turn of glance tomorrow then the next day double tap to see if what the discharge rate is). But incase some of you have already tried this, what are your results?

    Side not is there an app that can let you monitor which apps are using how much cpu cuz that would be awesome!
    07-25-2013 04:36 PM
  2. metalchick719's Avatar
    I think people have been saying that Glance can drain the battery faster.

    For the record, I don't have the 925, although I came damn close to getting one at a T-Mobile store in my neighborhood yesterday!!! Going to try my best to stick it out with my unlocked Rogers 920 for now.
    07-25-2013 04:47 PM
  3. rmichael75's Avatar
    I think people have been saying that Glance can drain the battery faster.

    For the record, I don't have the 925, although I came damn close to getting one at a T-Mobile store in my neighborhood yesterday!!! Going to try my best to stick it out with my unlocked Rogers 920 for now.
    Sell your 920 and give in to the temptation..:).. I am sure there is not going to be a sexy phone like 925.. yet.. or may be you should get it unlocked..
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    07-25-2013 04:52 PM
  4. theroyboy44's Avatar
    I think people have been saying that Glance can drain the battery faster.

    For the record, I don't have the 925, although I came damn close to getting one at a T-Mobile store in my neighborhood yesterday!!! Going to try my best to stick it out with my unlocked Rogers 920 for now.
    I was just hoping to find out if my battery life is normal or if its the apps killing it!
    07-25-2013 05:24 PM
  5. Sydney Cooper's Avatar
    I have had mine for a little over a week. I was getting about 8 hours of moderate use but the last two days my battery has been noticeably better and i can easily make it through the day with battery to spare. I do use double tap but only use glance overnight while charging. How long have you had your phone? At first my battery app was at 10 or 11 percent per hour but it did settle down. Make sure you don't have a lot of things running in the background unless you need them.
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    07-25-2013 05:39 PM
  6. tollonodre's Avatar
    I'm on day three - the first day was barely 8 hours. Yesterday was about 10. Today I'm going on 11 hours and the battery app is telling me I still have 44% left! Although that's probably not entirely accurate, it's still more than I expected. I use WiFi at work (I have no cell signal) and use Glance all day. The biggest difference? Turning off the ESPN app, that thing was a HOG.
    07-25-2013 07:41 PM
  7. Sydney Cooper's Avatar
    Awesome! Background tasks are the kicker sometimes
    07-25-2013 08:06 PM
  8. theroyboy44's Avatar
    I have had mine for a little over a week. I was getting about 8 hours of moderate use but the last two days my battery has been noticeably better and i can easily make it through the day with battery to spare. I do use double tap but only use glance overnight while charging. How long have you had your phone? At first my battery app was at 10 or 11 percent per hour but it did settle down. Make sure you don't have a lot of things running in the background unless you need them.

    I've had mine for llike slightly 52 hours so slightly over two days. And yea usually the battery gets better after the first week or so
    07-26-2013 12:35 AM
  9. theroyboy44's Avatar
    Discharge rate today.........20.68 percent...............WTF and like its connectivity has been all over the place today like. I had LTE and 4G at work then after 2p I got 2G and eventually it just showed the bars with bo Gs being shown. WTF is it, my phone draining battery and freakin not getting any signal or is it T-Mobile cuz then I'll go switch it for a different model cuz its still in the 14 day grace period!!!!!!!!!!! This is really annoying!!!
    07-26-2013 02:25 AM
  10. theroyboy44's Avatar
    5:20p 100%..............7:51p 42%
    07-27-2013 07:55 PM
  11. MacDaMachine's Avatar
    How bad was your signal? That kills my battery on my 920. Like right now I got 50% after watching HD video for over two hours and streaming music and browsing now.

    Yet at my job I can lose 40% in an hour because my phone gets hot as hell and battery eats itself alive.
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    07-27-2013 08:10 PM
  12. txkimmers's Avatar
    I have Glance on the Peek setting, and I haven't noticed any appreciable decline in battery life. The most instructional lesson in battery life I have had happened last June when I went overseas with my Lumia 920--I had downloaded maps so I could use them locally, had switched off all syncing (email, apps, everything), and just accessed apps and email via wifi and used my device for taking photos (LOTS of photos). My battery life tripled and I became acutely aware of how often I just mindlessly pick up my phone to read news on Weave or WP Central, how impatient I was for email when it arrived constantly...just how generally much I used apps and data out of boredom or impatience. The sad thing is when I got back home and switched everything back to ON, I almost immediately fell back on old habits, and faster battery drains. :P
    07-30-2013 06:28 PM
  13. CreepinJesus's Avatar
    I usually get at least 2 days out of mine, but then I'm at home a lot and only have EDGE and no friends. Having said that, I just spent a week in Switzerland at a music festival and that involved fairly heavy use of 3G and various apps and location services and that used about 50% per 'day' at the festival (about 8 hours) plus train times there and home, etc.
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    08-03-2013 07:02 AM
  14. theroyboy44's Avatar
    I literally get absolutely garbage battery life. If im text for twenty minutes if drains 8% battery life. Like seriously!!! I've had this phone for more than 8 weeks and its really annoying that's like literally the only thing that pisses me off. Like have it connected to LTE and it just can't freakin do anything. If I play a game for 5 to 10 minutes there goes 8%.....WTF I bought it from T-Mobile can I go talk to them or should I go to a windows store? Anyone else who keeps it on LTE and gets crappy battery life or do others get good battery life cuz if I know its me then I'll be pissed and suck it up but if it is specific phone then I'll be pissy and get them to give me a new one
    09-01-2013 10:54 AM
  15. theroyboy44's Avatar
    I have Glance on the Peek setting, and I haven't noticed any appreciable decline in battery life. The most instructional lesson in battery life I have had happened last June when I went overseas with my Lumia 920--I had downloaded maps so I could use them locally, had switched off all syncing (email, apps, everything), and just accessed apps and email via wifi and used my device for taking photos (LOTS of photos). My battery life tripled and I became acutely aware of how often I just mindlessly pick up my phone to read news on Weave or WP Central, how impatient I was for email when it arrived constantly...just how generally much I used apps and data out of boredom or impatience. The sad thing is when I got back home and switched everything back to ON, I almost immediately fell back on old habits, and faster battery drains. :P
    But I didnt buy a smart phione to have to try and conserve battery they should already know these things and build it to last. IPhone last a long time and ppl aren't like so why should we have to try and make it last when I regard windows phones especially Lumias much higher than iPhones. Its just frustrating at the ridiculously fast battery drain of this phone!!!
    09-01-2013 10:57 AM
  16. slobydamn's Avatar
    Bad connectivity is a real battery hog for all Lumia models. It's the same with my 800 and my friends' 920s. As soon as connectivity gets shoddy the phones get superhot and battery drain sets in. I can have 40-50% left after a day and then boom down to 10% in an hour.
    charles_chip likes this.
    09-01-2013 11:25 AM
  17. falconeight's Avatar
    I use night time for glance all day and I don't notice any difference when not using it. Daytime glance is pretty bright.
    09-01-2013 02:49 PM
  18. chmun77's Avatar
    I find the battery life is very bad too. If it is running on the same Amber software for all Lumia, why 925 is suffering from such high battery consumption?! The battery consumption is much worse than the HTC One which I'm having too. Ain't Windows Phone supposing to be more battery efficient than Android, but I'm seeing otherwise here. I read reports that 925 is suffering from some 3G network stack issues which keep draining the battery. Not sure if it will be fixed soon. Can we report it to any official Nokia forums etc?
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    09-01-2013 08:48 PM
  19. charles_chip's Avatar
    we need to complain to nokia, facing same on 925.
    dint but 925 to use it on 2G to save battery !!
    09-02-2013 06:33 PM
  20. theroyboy44's Avatar
    18% in 20 minutes!!!!! Like seriously I wasn't even watching videos just browsing fb, WP central and 6tag..............18% in 20 minutes is a joke!
    09-03-2013 12:40 PM
  21. vajnorcan's Avatar
    I've started the day with 100%, by the end of day I have around 45% which was nearly 30min constantly on the train reading and browsing (3G) with signal dropping out quite often, took 6 phone calls, couple of photos and checking the phone at least 20 times. not sure whether this is a lot or not, but I don't think it's an awesome performance. again, my wife's 720 is rock solid performer in everything and I would've bought that one knowing I'm running into issues like I have... no overly happy with 925. oh.. and btw, I've dropped it on 3rd day and scratched .. how lucky am I? :P
    09-05-2013 06:22 AM
  22. Matt Winward's Avatar
    Thought I'd add my experience to the mix, just in case it's useful to anyone.

    I've had my 925 for four days now. I've found that overnight it uses up a huge amount. So far I've measured it twice. The first night, I switched on flight mode and it used up 20% (compared to the iPhone's 2%). The second night I tried turning on flight mode, and turning off wifi and location services (just in case they still run in the background in spite of not being able to connect) and it used up 30%, which doesn't make a great deal of sense to me.

    It's one of the very few disappointing things about the phone.
    09-06-2013 03:39 AM
  23. vajnorcan's Avatar
    Thought I'd add my experience to the mix, just in case it's useful to anyone.

    I've had my 925 for four days now. I've found that overnight it uses up a huge amount. So far I've measured it twice. The first night, I switched on flight mode and it used up 20% (compared to the iPhone's 2%). The second night I tried turning on flight mode, and turning off wifi and location services (just in case they still run in the background in spite of not being able to connect) and it used up 30%, which doesn't make a great deal of sense to me.

    It's one of the very few disappointing things about the phone.
    yep out of the box it's quite battery hungry. I've turned of "glance", turned off "double-tap wake up", set syncing to my live.com account to OFF, and syncing to gmail account every 30 minuts. in settings -> application -> background tasks, only battery, weather, currency widgets have the background task enabled. everything else is set to block. Voila, starting the day with 100%, ending it with 75% with light to moderate usage (3 phones calls, 7 texts, 2 photos, about 15 checks of emails, then couple of times the weather and currency and that's about it)
    and I nearly forgotten.. I've set the 3G connection in my network settings, not 4G as I don't even have that in the service subscription. Reception in my unit is tricky (ihone 3GS could barely get any signal), but Lumia is great in this matter, but switches constantly (hunting 3G, HSPA+, E)

    my tips?
    - turn off glance,
    - turn off double-tap
    - make syncing more sensible (turn off syncing off account that you barely use (live.com?) and calendars you don't use)
    - change the data connection in network settings to whatever suits you (3G over LTE)

    hope that helps. IMHO : Lumia 720 is far better performer in nearly eveything than 925, except the photo and video, which was the top priority reason for my new phone.

    and how "lucky" I was... I've dropped my phone on 2nd day ! f..k .. glass survived.. corner bit dented and scratched...
    09-06-2013 04:14 AM
  24. phasar's Avatar
    The problem is in the OS, WP8 has a defect that causes processes to get stuck in the background. These processes can drain your battery 20% or more per hour, causing your phone to totally drain within 5 hours without any usage at all. That is why I wouldn't recommend WP 8 to a professional or businessman, because it may drain on you at work without your knowledge.
    09-06-2013 04:15 AM
  25. charles_chip's Avatar
    its not background tasks. Its NETWORK. For confirmation, switch to 2g for a day and see the day and night difference.

    my 925 on 3G --- 7 to 20% per hour consumption
    .............on 2G --- 1% PER HOUR. Amazing battery life !!
    09-06-2013 05:50 AM
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