12-18-2014 01:26 AM
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  1. Patrick Hoque's Avatar
    All of this "I used it hard," "I hardly used it," attempting to put a number on things is futile. It's like, "Go down the road aways, not too far, and turn right." "Or, the gas mileage is pretty decent." Meaningless parameters.

    The only thing that can give you a baseline is percent used per hour on standby. After over a year with an 810 and a 925, and despite battery life improvements made over time (the June upgrade was solely for battery issues,) I've seen as little as .3% per hour, often .7%, most commonly around 3%, and then frequent sporadic forays into 6% to 20%. And that's not with GPS on!

    I've just learned to live with it. It is what it is. Watch the meter, I like Battery Sense app very much. Nice tile with optional color change as battery discharges. Often a reboot brings things back to normal, just as waiting sometimes does.

    You have bigger problems in your life, I'll bet.
    I agree on that and yeah a reboot might just help this maybe but it is still a pain in the *** since it is a OS bug they hopefully will fix soon.
    "Horrible" battery, no. Too small a battery probably yeah but I just demand the phone to be able to last one full day and then have some left when i put it to charge because who honestly cares about the 1 day almost 2 days, nobody wants to rush to a charger in the middle of the second day and charging it every night has become a rutine for most anyway. I know this easily does 1 day when the stars allign correctly and the OS doesn't mess up internally..
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    10-18-2014 02:57 AM
  2. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    I agree on that and yeah a reboot might just help this maybe but it is still a pain in the *** since it is a OS bug they hopefully will fix soon.
    "Horrible" battery, no. Too small a battery probably yeah but I just demand the phone to be able to last one full day and then have some left when i put it to charge because who honestly cares about the 1 day almost 2 days, nobody wants to rush to a charger in the middle of the second day and charging it every night has become a rutine for most anyway. I know this easily does 1 day when the stars allign correctly and the OS doesn't mess up internally..
    Owning a cell phone or any high technology is a PITA! Inevitable.

    I'm an old guy, just had my HS 50th reunion. My brother and I spend conversational time wondering why it is that we seem to have far less time than when we were younger. (He like to joke, waking up "I think I'll rebuilt my transmission today." And we would!)

    Now, just think how many hours a week you spend, well, on these forums. And learning about each new purchase, app, or service. Or figuring out why something that should work, doesn't, aka "bugs." Part of the reason I do is I'm an old technophile, I used to do short wave radio, built one once that used vacuum tubes, and almost everything from there to here.

    It's a two edged sword, friends. I struggle constantly to make sure I own my technology and it doesn't own me. And how about the millions who don't understand that concept?
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    10-18-2014 08:44 AM
  3. Patrick Hoque's Avatar
    I've re-installed the FB messenger app and even tho it does eat up power when in use it's not the trigger for the standby drain also the "Location" service ON won't harm the battery dramatically either. (Had it on all afternoon for a trip to Copenhagen)
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    I'm gonna do an update once/if the problem will reoccur.
    10-19-2014 05:03 AM
  4. Patrick Hoque's Avatar
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    From what I experience I can confirm that battery saver set to ON during night takes more % than if I would have left it over the night with it OFF. I usually get very low under 0.3-5% per hour but over 1% per hour when having it ON so loosing around 15% this night.
    Seems like it does its job bad :)
    10-21-2014 01:55 AM
  5. Waylon Payne's Avatar
    So in terms of the gps... Something is definitely wrong. Travelled to a client while using the gps and having the phone on charge. After an hour the battery dropped from 90% to under 60%, this after I had closed all running apps...
    10-22-2014 08:30 AM
  6. Patrick Hoque's Avatar
    wow that's crazy.. Did you do a reset of your phone? I had mine getting somewhat warm while using HEREdrive but not loosing that much power
    10-22-2014 11:22 AM
  7. gerzhwin's Avatar
    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14...7ab4d50a4c.pngSo in terms of the gps... Something is definitely wrong. Travelled to a client while using the gps and having the phone on charge. After an hour the battery dropped from 90% to under 60%, this after I had closed all running apps...
    I have the notification on low charging enabled. Using a budget charger, I always get this message, which indicates that there's too low ampere output.

    I suggest you try a dedicated charger.
    10-22-2014 11:22 PM
  8. CB Stuart's Avatar
    I have an icon and my battery sucks. I have DP, so that could be the issue. But, during a normal school day of six hours, I lose between 40 and 60 percent battery with no usage. This is totally bad because my old 822 can last for days without a charge and no usage and it will only lose about 15 percent in 2 days or so. My icon is only two months old and the 822 is nearly two years old. The other problem is that battery saver does nothing to save the battery. When my phone hits 20 percent abs battery saver turns on, my battery continues to drain at the same rate as before. Will a hard reset work to solve either of these issues?
    10-22-2014 11:46 PM
  9. Waylon Payne's Avatar
    I have the notification on low charging enabled. Using a budget charger, I always get this message, which indicates that there's too low ampere output.



    I suggest you try a dedicated charger.

    Has nothing to do with the charger. The drain started after I disconnected it from the charger.
    10-23-2014 01:07 AM
  10. Patrick Hoque's Avatar
    I have an icon and my battery sucks. I have DP, so that could be the issue. But, during a normal school day of six hours, I lose between 40 and 60 percent battery with no usage. This is totally bad because my old 822 can last for days without a charge and no usage and it will only lose about 15 percent in 2 days or so. My icon is only two months old and the 822 is nearly two years old. The other problem is that battery saver does nothing to save the battery. When my phone hits 20 percent abs battery saver turns on, my battery continues to drain at the same rate as before. Will a hard reset work to solve either of these issues?
    I had the same problem while having class and a factory reset did the trick for me!
    10-23-2014 05:28 AM
  11. CB Stuart's Avatar
    Cook, thanks.
    10-23-2014 08:59 AM
  12. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    I traveled this month and could notice how good Lumia 930 battery life is.

    At least 30 or 40 pictures were taken for day, a lot of Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram. Bad signal, but 4G ON all the time. 14 hours out and my 930 still ON. Everyday. Only one charge for day. And not even close to turn off (always up to 15%).
    10-23-2014 11:55 AM
  13. DJCBS's Avatar
    I traveled this month and could notice how good Lumia 930 battery life is.

    At least 30 or 40 pictures were taken for day, a lot of Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram. Bad signal, but 4G ON all the time. 14 hours out and my 930 still ON. Everyday. Only one charge for day. And not even close to turn off (always up to 15%).
    Good compared to what? An iPhone? Yeah, compared to that, it's great. Compared to a Galaxy Alpha? Sure, it's great. Compared with other flagship devices on the competition like the LG G3, the S5, the Moto X? No. And I won't even mention the Z3 of course, because that one alone kicks the **** out of all the other flagships in terms of battery.
    My Z3 Compact lasts me 2 days of heavy use. My 930 doesn't last me 20 hours IF I use it only lightly. Actually, I take it out of the charger and not even a minute later it's already down from 100% to 99%. And then goes downhill from there. The 920, the 1020, all those had much better batteries.

    We should just face it: the 930 will never have a good battery life in it because the size of the battery it brings is pathetic for the phone's requirements.
    2420mAh? Really? For a full HD 5" AMOLED phone? My Z3C is smaller than the 920 (yes, 920) and it packs a 2600mAh.

    There's absolutely no excuse for the battery the 930 comes with. No excuse.
    10-23-2014 07:44 PM
  14. Patrick Hoque's Avatar
    Good compared to what? An iPhone? Yeah, compared to that, it's great. Compared to a Galaxy Alpha? Sure, it's great. Compared with other flagship devices on the competition like the LG G3, the S5, the Moto X? No. And I won't even mention the Z3 of course, because that one alone kicks the **** out of all the other flagships in terms of battery.
    My Z3 Compact lasts me 2 days of heavy use. My 930 doesn't last me 20 hours IF I use it only lightly. Actually, I take it out of the charger and not even a minute later it's already down from 100% to 99%. And then goes downhill from there. The 920, the 1020, all those had much better batteries.

    We should just face it: the 930 will never have a good battery life in it because the size of the battery it brings is pathetic for the phone's requirements.
    2420mAh? Really? For a full HD 5" AMOLED phone? My Z3C is smaller than the 920 (yes, 920) and it packs a 2600mAh.

    There's absolutely no excuse for the battery the 930 comes with. No excuse.
    I just want to put my words in here..Mine lasts over 30 hours with little use. The battery issue is still a software problems as far as I'm concerned and yes its not acceptable still.
    10-24-2014 02:55 AM
  15. faxao's Avatar
    There's absolutely no excuse for the battery the 930 comes with. No excuse.
    Agree on the point: 930's battery not "appropriate" for a flagship device. MS/Nokia should have probably given up the wireless charge in order to accomodate a bigger battery. Just my 2 cents...
    10-24-2014 04:32 AM
  16. arnark's Avatar
    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14...7ab4d50a4c.pngSo in terms of the gps... Something is definitely wrong. Travelled to a client while using the gps and having the phone on charge. After an hour the battery dropped from 90% to under 60%, this after I had closed all running apps...
    I had the same problem with my Lumia920 the battery would just take a dive from 100% to 50% even on standby . I tried everything and nothing worked. Just to confirm I'm quite sure your battery meter is just wrong. When your battery is like 50% try to turn the phone off/on . If you see that your battery jumpstarts to 90% or whatever then it means your battery meter is just wrong.I took the phone to nokia care and ended up with 930 paying something in between...
    10-24-2014 04:21 PM
  17. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    Good compared to what? An iPhone? Yeah, compared to that, it's great. Compared to a Galaxy Alpha? Sure, it's great. Compared with other flagship devices on the competition like the LG G3, the S5, the Moto X? No. And I won't even mention the Z3 of course, because that one alone kicks the **** out of all the other flagships in terms of battery.
    My Z3 Compact lasts me 2 days of heavy use. My 930 doesn't last me 20 hours IF I use it only lightly. Actually, I take it out of the charger and not even a minute later it's already down from 100% to 99%. And then goes downhill from there. The 920, the 1020, all those had much better batteries.

    We should just face it: the 930 will never have a good battery life in it because the size of the battery it brings is pathetic for the phone's requirements.
    2420mAh? Really? For a full HD 5" AMOLED phone? My Z3C is smaller than the 920 (yes, 920) and it packs a 2600mAh.

    There's absolutely no excuse for the battery the 930 comes with. No excuse.
    2 days battery?? LOL

    Only 1520.

    2500mah for 3000mah is only about 20% battery. And Windows Phone is know as the most efficient in this particulary aspect. So maybe 10% is the real difference if you compare with others.

    Maybe there's a lot of faulty device here, I don't know. That's not my problem too. My Lumia 930 can EASILY stand a day with VERY HEAVY use, JUST LIKE ANY OTHER flagship.

    I have a coworker who have a G3. everyday he charges it, EVERYDAY. My mother have a Samsung S5 and everyday she charges it too. There's no such a thing like "2 days battery".

    1020 have a better battery life?????????? 920???????????????????

    You HAVE to be trolling with us. Pathetic.
    Last edited by Rodrigo Mendes; 10-25-2014 at 03:45 PM.
    10-25-2014 03:30 PM
  18. CB Stuart's Avatar
    Dude, my icon battery sucks. I have to charge it at least 2 times a day.
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    10-25-2014 06:52 PM
  19. quantum tao's Avatar
    Dude, my icon battery sucks. I have to charge it at least 2 times a day.
    Yes
    10-25-2014 07:14 PM
  20. CB Stuart's Avatar
    I had the same problem while having class and a factory reset did the trick for me!
    Just did a hard reset yesterday. The result wasn't what I expected. It actually made my battery worse. Anyone know how to fix it now?
    10-26-2014 12:44 PM
  21. quantum tao's Avatar
    Just did a hard reset yesterday. The result wasn't what I expected. It actually made my battery worse. Anyone know how to fix it now?
    Did you go through all your settings and turn off all the background stuff that gets turn on again. Check to make sure your accounts and such are syncing correctly.
    10-27-2014 06:18 AM
  22. Patrick Hoque's Avatar
    Did you go through all your settings and turn off all the background stuff that gets turn on again. Check to make sure your accounts and such are syncing correctly.
    For me when I first got the phone i tried to turn off background running programs and everything but I feel like it did something weird to the phone that just made it suck more battery (but thats just a theory) Anyhow after the reset I did nothing to save power (I have location/4G on at all times and nothing turned off for background) it now lasts me a sold 2 days. But its all so sketchy with this phone and its battery...
    10-31-2014 04:07 AM
  23. Ignition1's Avatar
    My battery has been average since day one. With light use I get one day, with heavy use I have to give it a boost charge by the evening as it's touching 20%.

    I've now got to know 2 other Lumia 930 owners in the UK here at my company and we all have the same experience. It's liveable but I don't believe anyone who says they get 2 days out of it. With mobile data off, brightness on low and barely using it for messaging/phoning - maybe you can.

    My two biggest disappointments of the 930 are the battery life and camera, the latter of which seems to take worse photos than my iPhone 5S. Also the keyboard is horrible compared to the iPhone stock and SwiftKey (Android or iOS)...MS need to allow 3rd party keyboards like Apple has done.
    10-31-2014 06:50 AM
  24. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14...7ab4d50a4c.pngSo in terms of the gps... Something is definitely wrong. Travelled to a client while using the gps and having the phone on charge. After an hour the battery dropped from 90% to under 60%, this after I had closed all running apps...
    There is a thread elsewhere....or maybe on HoFo.......that discussed how all USB cords are not created equal. This was news to me, and it's true. If it's a standard data and charge four wire cord, the charge rate is limited to something like 500ma's. But a cord that say, comes from a charger, the phone opens the gate.

    GPS, regardless of the phone brand or OS uses lots of juice for reasons that remain a total mystery to me. When my cycling program is on, total battery use is 30-33% per hour. Sometimes as low as 22%, but who's counting? :) What baffles me is that I have an old Garmin dedicated GPS where the small screen is on all of the time and it will run about 36 hours on a set of four alkalines. Doing some crude capacity calculations, our phones and that GPS have virtually the same mw/hr's! Even if I'm off, it's nowhere near 3 hours vs. 36 hours.
    11-01-2014 07:10 AM
  25. CB Stuart's Avatar
    There is a thread elsewhere....or maybe on HoFo.......that discussed how all USB cords are not created equal. This was news to me, and it's true. If it's a standard data and charge four wire cord, the charge rate is limited to something like 500ma's. But a cord that say, comes from a charger, the phone opens the gate.

    GPS, regardless of the phone brand or OS uses lots of juice for reasons that remain a total mystery to me. When my cycling program is on, total battery use is 30-33% per hour. Sometimes as low as 22%, but who's counting? :) What baffles me is that I have an old Garmin dedicated GPS where the small screen is on all of the time and it will run about 36 hours on a set of four alkalines. Doing some crude capacity calculations, our phones and that GPS have virtually the same mw/hr's! Even if I'm off, it's nowhere near 3 hours vs. 36 hours.
    Dude, this is America. My black USB charger is just as good as my white one. You are racist.;-)
    11-03-2014 05:55 PM
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