02-28-2014 05:24 AM
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  1. somanialok's Avatar
    I have been using L925 since september . The battery performance of the phone is the worst i have ever seen. Even in standby mode (no net, no music, no wifi on, no glance screen), the battery drain is 5 to 6% per hour. It needs atleast a 40% battery if u want your phone to stay with you overnight that also without use. and sometimes drains more than 50% an hour. Once you reboot the device, your 10% battery is gone. That not all, the heating is the another major problem. The phone will become hot even if you are using 3G/H+.

    Not at all worth buying.
    02-27-2014 06:25 AM
  2. Jan Tomsic's Avatar
    Yeah the battery life is crap, make sure you close apps when you stop using them.
    I have average discharging rate 6,23% per hour, and I have wifi, 3G, bluetooth, location, glance, tap to unlock on. And I even play music trough bluetooth.

    It does get hot, and it does drain 50% but only when playing games.
    I suggest getting an external battery pack, I have Anker slim 3 6000mAh and it's great (and not all that expensive). It will fully charge your lumia twice and about 40% third time on one charge.
    02-27-2014 06:39 AM
  3. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    Very good battery life here. Nothing to complain about. My 925 is cold, very cold too.

    Maybe a faulty device?
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    02-27-2014 07:48 AM
  4. pankaj981's Avatar
    Yeah the 925 has a great battery life, with moderate to heavy use on LTE/WiFi it easily lasts 1 to 1 days. I would suggest to track the apps or your usage pattern, even with music streaming on, it should last atleast 15-20 hours
    02-27-2014 07:55 AM
  5. Ultimateone's Avatar
    My 925 has better battery life than my 1020 and 920 did, only lose about 3.5% an hour. The people with bad battery life usually dont have their settings set correctly.
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    02-27-2014 08:09 AM
  6. farhanmariz's Avatar
    I can go about 1 - 1.5 days before I need to charge. And this is with Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, weather and other apps running in the background. I'd suggest you to perform a hard reset and try to figure out which app is causing the drain problem by elimination.

    I have the heating problem too but only when I use 3G/LTE extensively or am playing games.
    02-27-2014 08:29 AM
  7. metalchick719's Avatar
    I think battery life can be good or bad on ANY device. I have a 920 and it's given me incredible battery life 98% of the time. You do really have to be on top of what you allow to run in the background and such. I'm hoping my 925 will emulate the same pattern my 920 has shown.
    02-27-2014 08:40 AM
  8. jnbnb's Avatar
    I have a lumia 925 and no problems with the battery. Try going to settings>applications>background tasks.
    There you can see every app which is open, maybe you don't want to have an app that you open sometimes. You can choose also, if the next time you open the app it keeps in background or not.
    Hope it helps you
    02-27-2014 08:46 AM
  9. Shouvik Mazumdar's Avatar
    I have been using L925 since september . The battery performance of the phone is the worst i have ever seen. Even in standby mode (no net, no music, no wifi on, no glance screen), the battery drain is 5 to 6% per hour. It needs atleast a 40% battery if u want your phone to stay with you overnight that also without use. and sometimes drains more than 50% an hour. Once you reboot the device, your 10% battery is gone. That not all, the heating is the another major problem. The phone will become hot even if you are using 3G/H+.

    Not at all worth buying.
    Looks like a defective piece to me. I had a 920 and it easily ran 1-1.5 days. Also when I first purchased 920 i had the battery problem. I got it exchanged from Flip Kart and they did it. After that no problem :)

    I loved it so mch that I migrated to a 1520 :)
    02-27-2014 08:53 AM
  10. DBZo07's Avatar
    I have a lumia 925 and no problems with the battery. Try going to settings>applications>background tasks.
    There you can see every app which is open, maybe you don't want to have an app that you open sometimes. You can choose also, if the next time you open the app it keeps in background or not.
    Hope it helps you

    Yes it will solve the issue. It does mine always.
    02-27-2014 08:54 AM
  11. Dafter's Avatar
    No problems with battery life on my 925 :P
    02-27-2014 08:56 AM
  12. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    My 925 battery is great. Lasts all day. Standby when I'm sleep will lose maybe 2% and that is from 9pm-445am. Some app is doing that to you.
    02-27-2014 09:06 AM
  13. TheDarKnight's Avatar
    Yeah this phone been giving me all kind of problems since day 1 and after 3 replacements:battery drains, random restarts, I did a factory reset couple of days ago after the black update, currently I have Bing weather, whats app and wp central only running in the background, and the phone restarts randomly without me touching it, or when I do basic things like opening my inbox.
    people are saying oh we don't have this problem blah blah, but this doesnt really help, the real problem here is that there seems to be a large amount of users having all kind of problems with this device, and this tells you how ****ty Nokias Quality Control is.
    02-27-2014 09:19 AM
  14. Shouvik Mazumdar's Avatar
    Yeah this phone been giving me all kind of problems since day 1 and after 3 replacements:battery drains, random restarts, I did a factory reset couple of days ago after the black update, currently I have Bing weather, whats app and wp central only running in the background, and the phone restarts randomly without me touching it, or when I do basic things like opening my inbox.
    people are saying oh we don't have this problem blah blah, but this doesn’t really help, the real problem here is that there seems to be a large amount of users having all kind of problems with this device, and this tells you how ****ty Nokia’s Quality Control is.
    I agree with your comment about Nokia QC. Better is always better. However your issues only point out to serious device problem. I started a crusade against Nokia on twitter and they did respond very postively. They even sent a rep to my home , who took the phone for repairing etc. They even replace if they find it defective

    But usually these problems are device related. understand hardware's fail. Try getting it replaced again or just contact nokia care if u havent already
    02-27-2014 09:24 AM
  15. steve_w_7's Avatar
    Over a year with my 925. Solid phone. I'm not experiencing any of the issues the OP seems to be having.
    02-27-2014 09:28 AM
  16. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Over a year with my 925. Solid phone. I'm not experiencing any of the issues the OP seems to be having.
    has the 925 been out for an entire year?
    02-27-2014 09:34 AM
  17. Christos Kokkiniotis's Avatar
    Well my friends this is a major problem for our L925's and totally true...I have the phone for about a month and the battery lasts around 11 hours a day with ''moderate ''usage which is based on the following: glance screen off,location off, all background apps except viber and weather off, touch sensitivity normal, theme is dark, wifi/celllular on all day!
    Usage: 1:20 hours of talktime (tops), 20 -30 messages per hour through fb Chat (have to keep in touch with my girlfriend ) on the integrated Messenger and about an hour of Web browsing! Actually this is light usage in my opinion but i call it moderate now because I want to be as kind as possible to my beloved Lumia...
    It's not the apps, it's poor battery management from the OS...My previous phone, an htc one s, could get 3 hours of usage more than my L925 with the same settings and with a dual core 1.7 ghz cpu and a battery of 1600 mah! It was also a lot faster! A LOT! I think that the only thing that our phone lacks is battery power and that's not only my opinion but almost anyone's who have used another flagship phone except Windows phones (like iPhones and android devices).
    I don't understand how some people can get a day (which is 24 hours not from morning to bed,just wanted to clarify that) out of that battery... You must either don't use your phone
    I have also run the wp bench app and on the battery test my phone lasted 3 hours and 11 minutes before turning off...And guess what, that was one of the Top scores for the lumia 925! Most people dont even get to 3 hours!
    Last night i went to watch a football game (90 minutes) and in the begining of the match I had 49%...Guess what happened after 20 minutes of usage (showing off the phone to my friends to be precise)...Yeap! You guessed it! BATERRY DIED LIKE IT WAS ON 10 %!
    This is not a flagship and shouldn't be sold at this High price, I won't pay again so much Money just to have something beautiful!
    And YES I do close the apps i use after i stop using them...
    I have spoken with a Nokia guy and he told me that this battery life is normal...
    Well this is not normal and it's one of the reasons I'm selling this phone to get something else if the wp8.1 update doesn't fix the battery life!
    I love my 925 but it just dies on me when I need it...Which sucks!

    Chris
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    02-27-2014 09:48 AM
  18. jnbnb's Avatar
    No, it was released in may
    02-27-2014 10:34 AM
  19. s_lek's Avatar
    I did a test with mine I left it on and never charged it and it seems to have lasted a day and several hours. I have no idea what people are going through and that was just in the get started screen since I am waiting on my sim card.
    02-27-2014 11:08 AM
  20. josh715m's Avatar
    I'm in the same situation, the most I get is 14 hours and that is with all the tweaks suggested to save battery life....
    02-27-2014 11:20 AM
  21. Divjot Singh's Avatar
    Drain entire battery , let it die completely , then put it on charge and don't use phone till it reaches 100%. Then observe the battery life. Maybe you sync mails too often (change it to update every 1 hour or so) ,or maybe you have location services on and you travel to several places in single day...

    If you are out and you really need some battery then you can turn the battery saver to be always on , this way you don't really get any drop.
    02-27-2014 11:23 AM
  22. josh715m's Avatar
    Location is off by default I only turn it on when I need to use waze and that is once or twice a week. My hotmail account is set to sync hourly and my Gmail account every two hours.
    I'm going to try what you suggest about draining my battery, thanks for the advice.
    02-27-2014 11:38 AM
  23. eric12341's Avatar
    Nearly 2 weeks with my 925 and no serious problems like as mentioned so far. Battery life is reasonable.
    02-27-2014 12:44 PM
  24. jlangner's Avatar
    If you use the phone to talk 30-60 minutes, check email, listen to streaming music 30 minutes, play an occassional game, you should have no issues getting thru the day. Now if you play games for an hour, watch netflix, use Here Maps regularly, etc, you WILL have to recharge, no question.
    02-27-2014 01:21 PM
  25. kingenu's Avatar
    main reason i hate my lumia is the "Mura effect " on the screen, the battery is rubbish as well, i can't use twitter for 10mins without losing 10-20% of the battery now that is ridiculous.
    02-27-2014 01:44 PM
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