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  1. Chris Wayne2's Avatar
    I ask because I'm about to buy a new smartphone and the Lumia 930 is sexy but according to GSMArena I should stay away from it (my last phone was the GS5 and according to the site it has better battery life than it).

    I want a phone that can last on all day, really like the 1520 but is hard to get on my country and I don't think I'd get along well with a phablet anyways.
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    04-13-2015 11:32 PM
  2. tamanasi's Avatar
    For a user with average usage 930 may last a day. But if u into your phone most of the time, it may not even last for 8 hours. The HD display in 930 is a drainer. Watching videos, using WhatsApp for long may hurt your battery life and it may die before evening.
    xandros9 and Chris Wayne2 like this.
    04-13-2015 11:52 PM
  3. Chris Wayne2's Avatar
    For a user with average usage 930 may last a day. But if u into your phone most of the time, it may not even last for 8 hours. The HD display in 930 is a drainer. Watching videos, using WhatsApp for long may hurt your battery life and it may die before evening.
    Wow, that's disappointing, really wanted to get it for that screen and camera but for work I absolutely need a phone capable of more on screen time, android is a nightmare when it comes to reliability on apps so I wanted to avoid returning and my wallet feels raped on the Apple ecosystem, I might end up with a 'dumb-phone'.
    prasath1234 likes this.
    04-14-2015 12:03 AM
  4. wrigduo's Avatar
    Sony Xperia Z3, amazing battery life, nice camera, android apps....about 430€....930-370€, if you stretch your budget for 50-60€ you can get Z3.... :D
    Chris Wayne2 likes this.
    04-14-2015 01:00 PM
  5. steppyhen's Avatar
    My 930 has been off charge for 12 hours. I've been on the web, sent texts, been on the phone, streamed music via Spotify and I have 45% battery remaining. Estimated time left is 9 hours.

    * Forgot to add that Bluetooth has been on as well and connected to my Fitbit for around an hour and a half. *
    04-14-2015 01:10 PM
  6. spazzmeister's Avatar
    Nothing amazing. My 930 gets hot from internet explorer and the facebook app. Everything else treats my battery better.
    04-14-2015 01:16 PM
  7. AhmedEzz's Avatar
    My Lumia 930 battery lasts in average between 4 to 6 hours max
    Got 5 mailboxes configured on it, FB, twitter, and couple of other social apps.
    04-14-2015 01:16 PM
  8. King Nickles Saintil's Avatar
    On a usual day for me, my 930 lasts me a full day or should I say almost a full day depending on how I use it. A regular day for me is about 2.5 hours of videos in one session plus some whatsapping for like 30 minutes or so. Some youtube, facebook, instagram and constant reading of these threads ;-) All of this is done while streaming over WiFi and with data when I'm on the move. At the end of the day, I usually have about 25-40% battery left. Not bad.
    I wish the battery life was longer but for me it does just fine. Especially when it is on standby. However, I do turn off all the extra features like Hey Cortana and double tap to wake and my vibration keys are off as well (sounds weird and feels weird at first to disable them but now I find that having them vibrate isn't necessary at all. Shocker to me honestly).
    I wish we had a longer battery but to say the truth, I am pleased with this phone. I like it alot.
    Ssrki likes this.
    04-14-2015 01:17 PM
  9. xandros9's Avatar
    The 830 and 1520 last much longer in terms of screen-on stuff. (and the 730)
    pankaj981 likes this.
    04-14-2015 01:42 PM
  10. Chris Wayne2's Avatar
    Thanks for all the answers, I think I'll get an xperia Z3, or Z3 compact, pretty unimpressed with pictures taken with it though...
    04-15-2015 12:37 AM
  11. kanrakuuuu's Avatar
    Oh well, it's a shame the responses haven't painted the 930 in a good light for you. I'm not saying the people aren't telling the truth, but I don't really know how they're managing to make their battery last only 6 hours. I have everything turned on, Hey Cortana, double tap to wake, location tracking, step counter, all accounts set to sync as items arrive, and use the GPS when I'm out to record walking and running, and have the screen on for easily more than two hours each day (in short, it's a smartphone, and I want to actually use it) and still normally have 20-30% left by the time I'm putting it back on charge as I go to sleep. On idle I lose about 2% an hour.
    04-15-2015 09:21 AM
  12. xandros9's Avatar
    Oh well, it's a shame the responses haven't painted the 930 in a good light for you. I'm not saying the people aren't telling the truth, but I don't really know how they're managing to make their battery last only 6 hours. I have everything turned on, Hey Cortana, double tap to wake, location tracking, step counter, all accounts set to sync as items arrive, and use the GPS when I'm out to record walking and running, and have the screen on for easily more than two hours each day (in short, it's a smartphone, and I want to actually use it) and still normally have 20-30% left by the time I'm putting it back on charge as I go to sleep. On idle I lose about 2% an hour.
    Yea on forums you tend to hear more negativity.

    Also, I saw GSMArena's report a while back, and while battery life wasn't great, I thought it was just mediocre.
    Of course, YMMV. There are others that are better, but I think its in the same ballpark as my 920, which isn't bad in itself.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-15-2015 02:34 PM
  13. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I am a light to moderate user. About 2 hours on screen a day. I have "hey Cortana" enabled and use it at least 3 times a day. Double tap to wake enabled as well as weather updates and email every 4 hours. I am not a gamer. I charge once a day when I go to sleep. It is usually around 20-40% then. More than enough for me, but you just have to be firm in what your expectations are. The size, beautiful screen and snappy response are what I value and the 930 delivers(for me).
    Tonio78 and xandros9 like this.
    04-15-2015 03:02 PM
  14. Tonio78's Avatar
    I'm a user as the lady above at this moment the phone is 18 hours alive and has 35% (about 9 hours) left. No hey Cortana nor double tap though. I come from a Note 3 and was really afraid but in the end, I'm fully satisfied.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    04-15-2015 04:54 PM
  15. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I'm a user as the lady above at this moment the phone is 18 hours alive and has 35% (about 9 hours) left. No hey Cortana nor double tap though. I come from a Note 3 and was really afraid but in the end, I'm fully satisfied.
    Just fyi..."hey Cortana" is wonderful and worth every ounce of battery use. That's great that you're enjoying your 930. I am pretty new to the 930(about 6weeks) and have had a very good experience.
    Last edited by mary beth hale; 04-15-2015 at 10:20 PM.
    04-15-2015 06:51 PM
  16. Suedezu's Avatar
    Thanks for all the answers, I think I'll get an xperia Z3, or Z3 compact, pretty unimpressed with pictures taken with it though...
    I have the 930 and I am a photographer. If the camera is important to you then get the 930 over the Z3. Much better camera, no discussions here.

    Battery life is more than adequate for me. 24 hours of battery life on average with 4G, Wifi, Location services permanently on.

    See here for my review of the 930 and its battery life http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ing-denim.html
    04-16-2015 02:42 AM
  17. Dhileepudu Jambula's Avatar
    Dont know about others but my Lumia 930's battery will last for a day easily, with kind of heavy usage(I play 15 to 20 minutes of Gold Miner too) and I can easily say that other 5" high end phones might be the same or might be less...

    I would definitely recommend 930 :)
    mary beth hale likes this.
    04-16-2015 02:59 AM
  18. Dhileepudu Jambula's Avatar
    My Lumia 930 battery lasts in average between 4 to 6 hours max
    Got 5 mailboxes configured on it, FB, twitter, and couple of other social apps.
    I believe you got a defective piece, Lumia's dont last for 6 hours(only if you are playing games for more tan 1 hour)...
    mary beth hale likes this.
    04-16-2015 03:02 AM
  19. Omar Zak's Avatar
    my use of 930 is "some facebook" and whatsapp .. and a couple of hours of phone calls .. my battery can survive my 15-16 hours day.

    but if i went to a trip and decided to capture with the camera .. and use the navigation .. i will use one of the chargers i keep in every place i go to.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    04-16-2015 04:14 AM
  20. Bahamen's Avatar
    Coming from a 1020, my 930 definitely has a better battery life. I get through 12-15 hours on moderate use with 4 push emails, location on, LTE. It may drain faster if you do a lot of video recording or using rich capture. I've gotten the wireless charger which is totally awesome as my phone is now constantly charged just by leaving it on the table. It kind of takes away the whole thought process of having to charge your battery.
    04-16-2015 04:38 AM
  21. Tonio78's Avatar
    Just fyi..."hey Cortana" is wonderful and worth every ounce of battery use. That's great that you're enjoying your 930. I am pretty new to the 930(about 6weeks) and have had a very good experience.
    I agree that speech recognition works far, far better than on my former Note but I still feel a bit silly talking to my phone... Beam me up Scotty
    mary beth hale likes this.
    04-16-2015 06:30 AM
  22. Axeelant's Avatar
    Z3 is crap. Only the best of best Androids are any good, others are crap within 2 months of usage. Everything becomes laggy and so on... That being said, my L930 has an average battery life (based on the app) 1 day 4h 35m (currently), and everything works like a charm. I have it from septmeber i think, and it didn't freeze even once. Never needed to shut it down because of that.
    prasath1234 likes this.
    04-16-2015 09:51 AM
  23. Chris Wayne2's Avatar
    Daaaaamn dudes, this is like the hardest decision ever!, a have like $800 dollars I can spend on a phone and I can't decide one... #1stworldProblems lol
    04-17-2015 01:26 AM
  24. Praxius's Avatar
    Late to the thread but to share my experiences with my 930, it is overwhelmingly positive.

    My phone has been off the charger since 7:05am this morning. I used it for several jobs at work with taking photos of vehicles and building site inspections for signage. I use Cortana on a regular basis to check news and information I like. I have had multiple verbal texts received and sent through Cortana, read through MSN New app a couple of times, shared two news reports on Facebook.....

    .... Plus my Birthday and stuff from back home in Canada were coming through constantly today through the Facebook App and Messenger app.

    Played a few games through my SNES emulator and Airport City with my son.

    Posted several times through these forums and the WMPU forums.... Checked some YouTube Videos and more.

    Very regular usage for me on a daily basis.

    It is now 10:30pm and my battery is currently at 45%.

    Other days I use PC Remote for playing videos through my notebook linked to my living room TV... Or I connect to my PC upstairs through MS's Remote Desktop app to copy files to downstairs or to check on Steam Downloads.

    Since the Denim update the battery has been quite good and it was pretty good on Cyan.

    The battery is lasting far longer than my 925's.

    Despite not having Glance, the 20MP camera, surround sound 4K video recording, 32GB storage, 2GB or RAM, Hey Cortana, etc etc.... And the Wireless Charging if you want that, all far outweigh any minor disadvantages.

    If people are having battery issues, turn off some background apps you don't need running like Game notifications, synchronization with OneDrive, etc.

    Of course if you play graphically intensive games for a long time, the battery will die quickly, but that's the same with any phone.

    The ones that have a longer battery life than the 930 tend to have less guts which cause lag or slow loading times and the battery lasting difference is probably like 30mins to and hour tops.

    The 930 is a great phone to choose from in the Lumia line. Good size, good performance, adequate battery, lots of features.... The closest thing is the 1520, but is far more expensive, a bit older and some are put off on the size.

    The 1020 has the superior camera out of all the Lumias but is even more dated and it's hardware specs are starting to show its age.

    I first owned a Lumia 800, then moved to the 925. While I was impressed with the 925 (Takes the best low light shots I have ever seen) the 930 is just a massive improvement over the 925 in almost ever way except the low light shots. The 930 takes decent night shots but has some grain issues while most of the 925 shots I took were almost perfect.

    But I have not regretted getting my 930 ever.

    I have used extensively the Lumia 800, Lumia 925, Lumia 625, Lumia 1320, Lumia 1020 and the Lumia 630.... Out of all of these, the 930 is my favorite.

    You will have to charge it when you head to bed and every couple of days you may have to charge it earlier in the day if you did more than average that day, but it does charge fast and hasn't put me in a bad spot yet.

    For the record, Hey Cortana, Location and WiFi are always on.
    Last edited by Praxius; 04-17-2015 at 07:58 AM.
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    04-17-2015 07:40 AM
  25. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Daaaaamn dudes, this is like the hardest decision ever!, a have like $800 dollars I can spend on a phone and I can't decide one... #1stworldProblems lol
    I can appreciate that you want real world experiences from folks using the phones you are considering for purchase. However, IMO, basing your decision completely on what you read in these posts would be a mistake. Just a suggestion....be very clear with yourself as to what you expect from a phone. Everyone has different priorities-screen or battery or speed or camera, etc. Then research the hell out of it. I really like my 930 but that's just me.
    Also, for older phones, look at Pocketnow "After the buzz" videos. They look at phones some months after initial hype is over. They did a great one on the 930.
    Chris Wayne2 likes this.
    04-17-2015 09:01 AM
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