1. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    Hey all,

    I'm currently on an 8X and am debating moving to the Icon. However, I was wondering what y'all use for battery notifications. I'm specifically talking about charging, but I am still interested in anything related, since the selection of battery apps have always overwhelmed me. You see, on the 8X (and the Trophy and Imagio), there are LED lights that let you know if the phone is charging and if/when it is fully charged. Orange for charging, green for fully charged. I really miss how on my Imagio, it would do all sorts of blinking for various notifications, but I guess I've slowly been weaning myself off, haha.

    I know the Nokia apps and better specs are going to make the trade-off worth it, but I would still like to know if there are any good options.

    Thanks!
    03-23-2014 08:56 PM
  2. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    I don't have icon , use Lumia 920 with glance feature which icon does not have :(
    glance gives me a quick hint at how much battery is left via various battery apps like insider. you can use insider to give you notifications when battery is fully charged , or running low.
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    03-23-2014 09:54 PM
  3. 8XSD's Avatar
    From an 8X to an Icon is night and day different. Imo its like trading in a Honda civic to a high end BMW. I don't use any batts app because well, I don't have any battery problems. I go a full day if heavy use and just charge it when I sleep. I only have Bing weather in background and two active email account running.
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    03-23-2014 10:30 PM
  4. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    From an 8X to an Icon is night and day different. Imo its like trading in a Honda civic to a high end BMW. I don't use any batts app because well, I don't have any battery problems. I go a full day if heavy use and just charge it when I sleep. I only have Bing weather in background and two active email account running.
    How long did your battery last on your 8X? Do you miss anything?
    03-23-2014 11:16 PM
  5. cbreze's Avatar
    When I plug it in it makes a chime sound five seconds later to Indicate its started charging, also lights up briefly. When I click start button the lock screen lights up with the battery icon showing if its done or not. I can touch the settings tile anytime to see how much battery is left. Touch, scroll one page down and its there. Personally I don't see a need for a 3rd party battery tile. I charge overnight anyway, so its a non issue, non problem for me. Coming from android I had everything right in my face seemingly. I much prefer the less intense, less "in your face" os of the WP. More room on the screen for what I need. YMMV of course.
    03-24-2014 01:17 AM
  6. Zippier's Avatar
    I use an app called Battery Performance. You can place it on the lock screen to either give the battery percentage or get a little more detailed with estimated time remaining.

    I'd insert a hyperlink to the app but my employer has the store blocked. ;-)
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    03-24-2014 07:04 AM
  7. BurritoButt's Avatar
    Since the day I got my Icon, I've been using Battery Sense. There's a free version that works just fine. It puts the percentage remaining on my lock screen, which is good enough for me. It's also got a ton of other features.

    BTW, Zippier, that's what a private VPN is for!
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    03-24-2014 08:27 AM
  8. 8XSD's Avatar
    How long did your battery last on your 8X? Do you miss anything?

    I miss nothing about my HTC 8X besides the fact it was my frist windows phone. I went from 8X to 928 and now my beloved Icon. Never had any real problems with battery life.All three gave me a full days use just the Icon still have about 30~ left of juice at the end of the day.
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    03-24-2014 10:29 AM
  9. berty6294's Avatar
    Only thing I miss from the 8x is how small it feels in the hand and Beats audio. The Beats audio is incredible compared to everything else!
    Judge_Daniel likes this.
    03-24-2014 10:33 AM
  10. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    Only thing I miss from the 8x is how small it feels in the hand and Beats audio. The Beats audio is incredible compared to everything else!
    Yeah, I'll probably keep my 8X just so I can listen to music on it.
    03-24-2014 11:45 AM
  11. Kage Maru's Avatar
    I use an app that's simply called Battery, it's made by Enless Soft. I was looking for the simplest battery app so it didn't add to the battery drain. Works great for the most part.
    pci2k likes this.
    03-24-2014 02:53 PM
  12. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I don't use a battery app. They just use more battery. I don't really need to be notified of anything. If the battery is running hot, I can very well assume that my activity is draining the battery. I don't need an app to tell me that. I haven't had battery problems so I'm okay just using the regular battery saver setting to check the battery percentage on my phone

    I downloaded skinery and set up a tile that links directly to battery saver. It's pretty nice. You can see it at the bottom right of this screenshot.

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    03-24-2014 03:34 PM

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