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  1. bayramcibik's Avatar
    Well according to gsmarena, no phone has a longer battery life than the 1520. Few even come close so it appears to be top of the tree. That may not be definitive but its pretty much universally recognized for its awesome battery life so it sounds like you may have a faulty battery or something is not running right.
    that's why I'm worried. If it were a normal phone I just bought I would be ok with it but with all the fuss about 1520's battery life, I'm just disappointed. All I wanted was a 24+ hours of battery life with moderate use.
    01-28-2015 09:00 AM
  2. Paul1266's Avatar
    I would do a hard reset and if that doesn't sort it out have it looked at.
    01-28-2015 09:12 AM
  3. gapost's Avatar
    What did you trade your Icon in for? The LG G2 has an 800 processor and awesome battery life - better than its 801 toting successor (G3)...just saying. Its not just about the processor. One mans 'moderate' usage is light or heavy to another. I have zero issue with my L930s battery life as it gets me from one day to the next with juice to spare. I have owned a 1020, 920 and still have a 925 and I am not noticing a worse battery life experience.
    Actually since Icon, I've used an HTC M8 Windows (much better than Icon battery and has 801 processor), Droid Maxx (awesome battery life), LG G2 (excellent battery life, especially with custom Rom, has 800 processor), and an LG G3 (with custom rom and 801 processor, better than G2). My wife still has an Icon and it lasts the day, but she is a light user.
    01-28-2015 02:07 PM
  4. TheMrPatrick's Avatar
    Hi, I have have bought the Lumia 930 two days ago and I am pretty shocked by the battery life to be honest. I come from the Huawei W1 and on several occasions during the past 2 year I got up to 5 days of battery life out of it with moderate usage. But right now, 15 hours after recharging it, my Lumia is already at 27%!


    The things I did today:
    • The first 8 hours: sleeping, it gradually dropped from 100% to 93% during these 8 hours.

    • I got up and checked the news and email, 1 hour after I woke up it dropped another 10% to around 83%.

    • I then played GTA San Andreas for 30 minutes, the battery dropped another 20% to around 65%

    • I then took the dog for a 1 hour long walk, I snapped some pictures(31 pics+3, 2minute videos) with the Lumia during this, it dropped 10-15% to around 50%

    • It then went stand by for 1.5 hours, it dropped a percent or two.

    • After the standby I checked out Spotify and the FM radio for about half an hour, I downloaded my music lists on Spotify for offline use, battery dropped 5-8% to 40%.

    • Standby for another half an hour

    • I then had my phone on for half an hour just only browing the internet, googling for Lumia battery issues and such, the battery dropped 10% during this to 30%.

    • Then I went on to Windows central on the PC and wrote this reply whilst checking the battery graph on my Lumia, and right now, about an hour later it is at 21%.

    • I just went to the toilet and took my phone with me, but after a few minutes of ONLY internet browsing I already saw the battery percentage drop once again, so..



    Exactly 16 hours after charging the phone I am at 18%. I played a graphically intensive game for 30 minutes, I did quite a bit of internet browsing, used the camera to take 31 pictures and 3 short(2 minutes) videos and that's about it. I only use WiFi, so no 3G or whatever, automatic screen brightness and 16 hours is what I get. Wow. And when you substract the 8 hours of sleep from it, I get 8 hours of use before needing a recharge. !? I am at a loss for words, so I'll just post this...
    01-31-2015 01:05 PM
  5. zkyevolved's Avatar
    Hi, I have have bought the Lumia 930 two days ago and I am pretty shocked by the battery life to be honest. I come from the Huawei W1 and on several occasions during the past 2 year I got up to 5 days of battery life out of it with moderate usage. But right now, 15 hours after recharging it, my Lumia is already at 27%!


    The things I did today:
    • The first 8 hours: sleeping, it gradually dropped from 100% to 93% during these 8 hours.

    • I got up and checked the news and email, 1 hour after I woke up it dropped another 10% to around 83%.

    • I then played GTA San Andreas for 30 minutes, the battery dropped another 20% to around 65%

    • I then took the dog for a 1 hour long walk, I snapped some pictures(31 pics+3, 2minute videos) with the Lumia during this, it dropped 10-15% to around 50%

    • It then went stand by for 1.5 hours, it dropped a percent or two.

    • After the standby I checked out Spotify and the FM radio for about half an hour, I downloaded my music lists on Spotify for offline use, battery dropped 5-8% to 40%.

    • Standby for another half an hour

    • I then had my phone on for half an hour just only browing the internet, googling for Lumia battery issues and such, the battery dropped 10% during this to 30%.

    • Then I went on to Windows central on the PC and wrote this reply whilst checking the battery graph on my Lumia, and right now, about an hour later it is at 21%.

    • I just went to the toilet and took my phone with me, but after a few minutes of ONLY internet browsing I already saw the battery percentage drop once again, so..



    Exactly 16 hours after charging the phone I am at 18%. I played a graphically intensive game for 30 minutes, I did quite a bit of internet browsing, used the camera to take 31 pictures and 3 short(2 minutes) videos and that's about it. I only use WiFi, so no 3G or whatever, automatic screen brightness and 16 hours is what I get. Wow. And when you substract the 8 hours of sleep from it, I get 8 hours of use before needing a recharge. !? I am at a loss for words, so I'll just post this...
    I had the same experience. I am actively waiting for the next lumia device to be launched... I really wanted to like the 930... And I did! Hardware wise. But seriously, the horrendous battery life was the end of it for me... With little to no use during the day I would have to charge it almost immediately after work!

    I really hope Windows phone works up some better hardware for battery. I think an 801 processor would have been a better way to go.

    If the lumia 930 is so chubby why couldn't they have fit in a larger battery? My LG G3 is slimmer and has a larger battery and packs: higher display screen, an extra gig of ram, faster processor, larger (removable) battery...

    Hardware: LG g3 is better. But I want a Windows phone! But for me, battery life is key!
    01-31-2015 04:01 PM
  6. TheMrPatrick's Avatar
    I see that Internet Explorer really uses alot of power, it has been 12 hours since I got up and right now IE has actually surpassed GTA San Andreas with power usage. 32.9% For IE and 20.5% for GTA San Andreas. Is Internet Explorer very unoptimized or something?
    Internet Explorer 32.9%
    GTA: San Andreas 20.5%
    Battery(this is an app) 12.1%
    Lumia Camera 11.1%
    Metrotube 4.8%
    Spotify 4.1%
    and so on..

    Or could it be that Internet Explorer mainly has white backgrounds, so combined with this Oled(or is it an Amoled?) screen it feasts on the battery?
    01-31-2015 06:15 PM
  7. freestaterocker's Avatar
    I see that Internet Explorer really uses alot of power, it has been 12 hours since I got up and right now IE has actually surpassed GTA San Andreas with power usage. 32.9% For IE and 20.5% for GTA San Andreas. Is Internet Explorer very unoptimized or something?
    Internet Explorer 32.9%
    GTA: San Andreas 20.5%
    Battery(this is an app) 12.1%
    Lumia Camera 11.1%
    Metrotube 4.8%
    Spotify 4.1%
    and so on..

    Or could it be that Internet Explorer mainly has white backgrounds, so combined with this Oled(or is it an Amoled?) screen it feasts on the battery?
    San Andreas just works the screen, RAM and GPU. IE needs all of that, plus it's using your data connection continuously. That last one is the key.
    01-31-2015 06:50 PM
  8. TheMrPatrick's Avatar
    San Andreas just works the screen, RAM and GPU. IE needs all of that, plus it's using your data connection continuously. That last one is the key.
    But I don't use a data connection, I don't even have a data plan, I only get internet from Wifi.
    01-31-2015 07:01 PM
  9. zkyevolved's Avatar
    I see that Internet Explorer really uses alot of power, it has been 12 hours since I got up and right now IE has actually surpassed GTA San Andreas with power usage. 32.9% For IE and 20.5% for GTA San Andreas. Is Internet Explorer very unoptimized or something?
    Internet Explorer 32.9%
    GTA: San Andreas 20.5%
    Battery(this is an app) 12.1%
    Lumia Camera 11.1%
    Metrotube 4.8%
    Spotify 4.1%
    and so on..

    Or could it be that Internet Explorer mainly has white backgrounds, so combined with this Oled(or is it an Amoled?) screen it feasts on the battery?
    Well, OLED screens (AMOLED is a sub-version of OLED) use blacks and dark colors very well, but whites drain A LOT of power. I remember seeing the power draw on OLED devices vs LCD. LCD is almost always static in power usage, but OLED uses very little to draw blacks. I believe it was more than double the power. I just searched, and this wasn't the link, but it shows the usage between COLOR and BW mode on an AMOLED screen. Using just black and white text, it got about half the draw.

    greenbot.com/article/2834583/how-much-power-does-a-black-interface-really-save-on-amoled-displays.html

    But there is another article out there!

    Anyways, have you tried rebooting your phone? Many times problems like these are glitches. A fresh restart often fixes the issue. There is no way GTA is less intensive than IE (each for 40 minutes, for example). GTA is constant GPU, CPU, RAM and rendering... As mentioned above, IE does use the data connection!!! So it really depends on what you're doing... But I'd say playing a game is 99% of the time more intensive than browsing the web (reading webpages)... More often than not, you're stopping, reading, and your CPU is dormant. There was another article that showed how many clicks per minute the average user does.... And playing a game is more like clicks per second! haha.
    02-01-2015 03:49 AM
  10. lethalfriend's Avatar
    I am getting very good battery on 930 specially after Denim. Pretty happy with it so far.
    02-02-2015 08:08 AM
  11. AirSlab's Avatar
    I've had mine for about 5 months now and my battery is great. It manages about a day and a half, maybe two days at a big push.

    I don't know WHY some have such poor batteries. I find it a little unfair to criticize the phone and damn all 930's as having poor battery because both in terms of reviews and even here we see that some have it good, others not.

    I don't baby my battery but I do use it intelligently. I limit the phone to 3G, location service off and I'm quite selective about what I let run in the background. I will concede that Internet absolutely slays the battery, but overall I'm really happy.

    Much like the random overheating, this may be a mystery that we may never really solve.

    Strength to you all!

    The Slab.
    02-04-2015 04:30 AM
  12. AirSlab's Avatar
    Ha you're right about that camera! I have a 930 and my dad just got an iPhone 6. He's very happy with what the 8MP snapper can do, especially in comparison to his old 13MP Sony Xperia Z. I've developed the irritating habit of, everytime he takes a picture, taking the exact same picture with my 930 and simply saying "Not quuuuuuuuite PureView. Nice try though."
    02-04-2015 04:33 AM
  13. dj9928's Avatar
    My battery seems to drop to 90% very quick, I put it on the charger at night before bed, woke up this morning, checked emails etc, about 5-10 mins worth of use, it was at 90% before I even got out of bed.

    In saying that after that is does last me all day, I had it off the charger yesterday for example at 6am, it was fairly well used yesterday with about 10 mins of calls, 8hrs of music and radio, 30 mins of youtube, email syncing every hour and other browsing etc, it died last night at 10pm. Should add I had the denim update download and install in the middle of that.

    So we'll see what its like on denim
    02-07-2015 02:59 AM
  14. cnbc86's Avatar
    I have the same problem on my Lumia 930. The battery discharges about 7% to 8% an hour. I'm on denim with the dp. I don't think it has been that bad before denim. After I switched to the 930 I was happy about battery life. Now I don't get though a full day. I disabled all apps in the background. Except of whatsapp (I guess it has something to do with it) don't use hey Cortana Bluetooth is always disabled. I'm really getting unhappy about it I don't buy a phone with tons of features to disable them just to get through the day with the phone. Has anything had the same problem and found a solution for it? I hate to say that because I'm using windows phone since its on the market but I'm thinking about getting an iPhone not because I like it just because it works 😔
    03-10-2015 04:03 PM
  15. knightblaze's Avatar
    About the battery. If you just got the phone and did updates ext, I recommend doing a hard wipe/reset. I was having battery issues and once this was done my battery went from 12 hours to 1 day and 10 under normal to moderate use.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    03-25-2015 07:27 PM
  16. E50's Avatar
    I actually love this battery. Lasts ~4 days. 4-5% is gone after every night. I use WiFi all the time, email, FB, weather and calendar sync non stop. Although I don't use a lot of browsing or games, that's the key. But I don't need them. Or if I do I still manage to go arround 2 days.
    03-26-2015 06:00 AM
  17. anon(5518418)'s Avatar
    I've had a few Windows Phones in my time and despite having the biggest battery the L930 was the worst. The best was probably my old L620, and it has a 1300mAh battery so go figure that.
    03-29-2015 04:50 AM
  18. freestaterocker's Avatar
    Hi, I have have bought the Lumia 930 two days ago and I am pretty shocked by the battery life to be honest. I come from the Huawei W1 and on several occasions during the past 2 year I got up to 5 days of battery life out of it with moderate usage. But right now, 15 hours after recharging it, my Lumia is already at 27%!


    The things I did today:
    • The first 8 hours: sleeping, it gradually dropped from 100% to 93% during these 8 hours.

    • I got up and checked the news and email, 1 hour after I woke up it dropped another 10% to around 83%.

    • I then played GTA San Andreas for 30 minutes, the battery dropped another 20% to around 65%

    • I then took the dog for a 1 hour long walk, I snapped some pictures(31 pics+3, 2minute videos) with the Lumia during this, it dropped 10-15% to around 50%

    • It then went stand by for 1.5 hours, it dropped a percent or two.

    • After the standby I checked out Spotify and the FM radio for about half an hour, I downloaded my music lists on Spotify for offline use, battery dropped 5-8% to 40%.

    • Standby for another half an hour

    • I then had my phone on for half an hour just only browing the internet, googling for Lumia battery issues and such, the battery dropped 10% during this to 30%.

    • Then I went on to Windows central on the PC and wrote this reply whilst checking the battery graph on my Lumia, and right now, about an hour later it is at 21%.

    • I just went to the toilet and took my phone with me, but after a few minutes of ONLY internet browsing I already saw the battery percentage drop once again, so..



    Exactly 16 hours after charging the phone I am at 18%. I played a graphically intensive game for 30 minutes, I did quite a bit of internet browsing, used the camera to take 31 pictures and 3 short(2 minutes) videos and that's about it. I only use WiFi, so no 3G or whatever, automatic screen brightness and 16 hours is what I get. Wow. And when you substract the 8 hours of sleep from it, I get 8 hours of use before needing a recharge. !? I am at a loss for words, so I'll just post this...
    For many people this is a pretty heavy day. All those pictures and video with that powerful camera, the gaming... There are millions of modern smartphone flagship owners that would be thrilled to get that far on a battery that size. But I do feel Nokia should have been able to wedge a larger battery into the 930... The HTC One M8 is thinner at similar dimensions, and has a 2600mAh battery. I would've liked to see at least that much. My 830 holds its own with a 2200mAh cell, but it powers a 720p screen, a snapdragon 400, and 1GB of RAM.

    For a true flagship (at the time) with an undersized battery, yours performs rather well.
    04-17-2015 02:27 AM
  19. mcraine's Avatar
    I've had my 930 for about a week. So far I've always made it through the day without recharging. The battery percentage does drop quickly at the beginning of the day as many report but it seems to slow down and I usually wind up with 25 to 35% left at the end of the day. My usage is mostly phone calls, playing podcasts, and I've been taking five to ten pictures a day. I also browse my OneDrive photos a lot and read news and Facebook. Until I read this thread, I had not switched LTE down to 3G. Just did that. I'm now expecting to see even better performance. I'm not sure if this makes a difference but when I got the phone, I ran all the updates and then hard reset the phone. I then set it up a s a new phone and re-installed each app one at a time. On the second day I purposely used the phone to excess until the battery was dead and the phone shut off. I then fully charged it to 100% before using it again. I've experienced none of the problems many have reported with the phone. It works perfectly. It does get a bit warm occasionally.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    04-17-2015 09:57 AM
  20. My930's Avatar
    I am facing a similar problem. Took the phone off the charger at 11:30 am and by 3pm it was at 51%. I opened facebook for a couple of minutes, and listened to music for about two hours and browsed the internet for about 10minutes and that was it. I had to put it back on charger as i will be mobile later. From my experience, the battery would have drained at the same pace even when below 50%. It barely last for 8 hrs under normal usage and can go only up to 13 if i dont use it for 60% of the time. I am getting really frustrated and i can benefit from any suggestion. By the way, all background processes are disabled and the battery is on saver mode and blue tooth is disabled.
    04-28-2015 09:41 AM
  21. Mech0z's Avatar
    How much battery does your phone drain while you sleep with Denim, mine dropped 4% in battery save mode, seems abit too much

    Is the Microsoft health step counter hard on the battery?
    Last edited by Mech0z; 04-29-2015 at 04:06 AM.
    04-29-2015 02:27 AM
  22. cyb3rdud3's Avatar
    Battery life is nowhere near that of the iphone 6+. However having used my 930 for several weeks it has definitely improved. I was ready to through it in the bin after a few days but I'm glad I stuck with it.
    04-29-2015 02:08 PM
  23. freestaterocker's Avatar
    And you have Glance, expandable storage, and replaceable battery/back cover.
    I don't use glance, as the entire IPS display would be on all the time, and I imagine the battery life would take a pretty substantial hit because of it. I never need to take the cover off, but the expandable storage is extremely helpful to me; I have a little bit over 39gb of just music stored locally.

    My only really complaint about the 830 is that is seems a tad bit underpowered at times. I would've happily paid more to have a Snapdragon 600 or 800 inside. I would lose a little battery life, but that's not something I'm worried about. I finish most days with more than 50% battery remaining as is.
    05-01-2015 04:23 PM
  24. chrislee1973's Avatar
    I bought a 930 about 5 days ago. Fully charged it from out of the box, spent 2 days changing set ups, downloading stuff etc so not surprised battery life didn't come close to my old 925 (at this stage). The phone has had 3 days of normal low, day to day use. Removing from the charger, after one hour it drops to 86% and by the end of the working day, it is flat. ALL of these posts can not be wrong. I am a Nokia / Microsoft supporter and a reseller to businesses of these devices. Come clean please Microsoft, what's the problem?...this is a seemingly backward step or a great deal of people have a faulty device/battery.
    12-15-2015 03:45 AM
  25. infinidim's Avatar
    I just got a used 930, it hadn't got 8.1 Update 1 on it when I got it so it needed an update and a hard reset. After a few days, it's lasting 5.5 hours on 4G and 7.5 hours on 3G. For a > 2000 mAh battery, this really isn't acceptable.
    I have had the 930 since it first came out in the UK and the battery life has been quite bad. I have done all the things that have been suggested to improve the battery life on it but it still doesn't last that long. I'm hoping that when they finally release Windows 10 Mobile for it the battery life will be better and it will fix a few of the bugs that 8.1 has on the 930.
    12-15-2015 06:10 AM
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