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  1. MicrosoftFoLife's Avatar
    Dude I've been through 6 920's since launch and my brother is on his second white. This forum plus other sites all across the net have documented the poor excuse of battery life on wp8. If its not a Nokia issue than its a wp8 issue. Today is a great example as all I dis was take 10 pics with no flash , check twitter 3 times, was on ie for maybe 15 min all day and I streamed a 45 min podcast with 3 lte bars and by 12pm(started at 7am) I was at 50 something percent. If you don't touch the phone it will last decently due to being in sleep mode but once your in the OS the battery gets raped
    sorry to hear that. But like I said in the first post, I don't have that issue with my icon. Sorry :(
    04-11-2014 10:43 PM
  2. gernerttl's Avatar
    Dude I've been through 6 920's since launch and my brother is on his second white. This forum plus other sites all across the net have documented the poor excuse of battery life on wp8. If its not a Nokia issue than its a wp8 issue. Today is a great example as all I dis was take 10 pics with no flash , check twitter 3 times, was on ie for maybe 15 min all day and I streamed a 45 min podcast with 3 lte bars and by 12pm(started at 7am) I was at 50 something percent. If you don't touch the phone it will last decently due to being in sleep mode but once your in the OS the battery gets raped
    Are you running a 920 now, or the Icon? I was at the Honolulu a few weeks ago and I went from 100 down to around 20 on my Icon; started at 7am for breakfast then to the beach then zoo. We left the zoo around noon and went to lunch. By the time we got back to our car at around 1:30PM I was down around 20ish%. I was taking pictures (over 130 in RAW capture mode), recorded 3 videos of about two minutes each, and was posting them to Facebook and sending MMS. Plus checking email and some web surfing. That was when I was running two vampire apps (Nokia Motion Monitor and Battery).
    04-12-2014 12:55 AM
  3. undulose's Avatar
    This forum plus other sites all across the net have documented the poor excuse of battery life on wp8.

    You said "battery life on WP8". Such a hasty generalization.

    If that's the case, then why did the Lumia 1520 got the highest score so far in GSMArena's battery test? IT IS ON WP 8, and I even have the link:

    http://blog.gsmarena.com/nokia-lumia...ery-life-test/

    I am heavily tired with this BS since before my 1520, I owned a Lumia 625. And it has also a very good score with battery life.

    Even other unbiased tech sites hail the 1520's very long life.





    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520 (RM-937 Malaysia) using Tapatalk
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    04-12-2014 02:06 AM
  4. SoCalBIGmike's Avatar
    I had the new HTC ONE M8. Went through TWO of them. The screen was nice (no pentile pixilation) But the ICON battery life is... WOW! And it has Qualcomm Fast Charge! I went from 44%-72% in like 20 mins. And got to 44% after 14 hours of continuous use!
    04-12-2014 02:16 AM
  5. gingerbeard87's Avatar
    My icons battery life is amazing, my wife has a 8x (I had the same phone before the icon) and her battery life is horrid.

    Sent from my RM-927_nam_vzw_100 using Tapatalk
    04-12-2014 02:33 AM
  6. joeynox's Avatar
    You said "battery life on WP8". Such a hasty generalization.

    If that's the case, then why did the Lumia 1520 got the highest score so far in GSMArena's battery test? IT IS ON WP 8, and I even have the link:

    http://blog.gsmarena.com/nokia-lumia...ery-life-test/

    I am heavily tired with this BS since before my 1520, I owned a Lumia 625. And it has also a very good score with battery life.

    Even other unbiased tech sites hail the 1520's very long life.





    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520 (RM-937 Malaysia) using Tapatalk
    the 1520 has. 3400mah battery and its a newer device. The Internet wouldnt be riddled with posts and threads about how horrid battery life is on wp8 if it wasn't true. From my own experience ( 6 920's since launch) and my bro is on his second white 920 . The battery life is terrible.now alot of that is also because of certain apps but even with everything off battery life is bad. Im talking stand by time. Everyone phone with last 10+hours with minimal use . Im talking about actual real world use . Checking email, music, streaming, games, social .

    When wp8 launched these forums were plastered and still are with HTC, and Nokia threads about battery life issues. Either its extremely poor build qualities from the manufacturers or its wp8/its apps.

    Now im sure things have gotten better to a point but there are still some major power usage issues here.
    Last edited by joeynox; 04-12-2014 at 07:17 AM.
    04-12-2014 07:06 AM
  7. undulose's Avatar
    The Internet wouldnt be riddled with posts and threads about how horrid battery life is on wp8 if it wasn't true. From my own experience ( 6 920's since launch) and my bro is on his second white 920 . The battery life is terrible.now alot of that is also because of certain apps but even with everything off battery life is bad. Im talking stand by time. Everyone phone with last 10+hours with minimal use . Im talking about actual real world use . Checking email, music, streaming, games, social.

    Dude, you can't even provide one link that states WP 8's horrible battery life. How can you say that the Internet is riddled with posts about bad battery life. And even if the 1520 has 3400 mAh battery, it wouldn't live up to GSMArena's battery endurance test if WP 8 has bad battery life.


    I don't know if you're trolling but probably your 920's supplier got a bunch of defective 920's. And don't expect a phablet-like battery life with it since it was built two years ago and it was the Galaxy S3's and iPhone 5's rival. Their battery lives don't differ by a large margin.


    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520 (RM-937 Malaysia) using Tapatalk
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    04-12-2014 08:27 AM
  8. LumiaIcon's Avatar
    So I keep reading through forums and posts and people keep saying their Icons battery life sucks. Am I the only person with an Icon that has great battery life or are there more out there? I couldn't be happier with the battery life. Ever since I started getting smartphone about 7 years ago, I've had horrible battery life until my Icon. Just wondering they're using their phones wrong and sucking the battery dry or if I got lucky.
    My wife and I both have the Icon. Both are GREAT on battery life. My wife is a pretty heavy user - lots of video calls etc. My previous phone was HTC One, hers was Moto X... Icon beats both.
    04-12-2014 10:24 AM
  9. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    My 620 is also great. Just put in another battery (+300mah) and it runs almost 2 days with quite heavy usage. Just no gaming...

    - Tapatalk -
    04-12-2014 05:16 PM
  10. MicrosoftFoLife's Avatar
    I'm now a day and a half into my Icon's battery. I'm at 50%.
    04-15-2014 12:31 PM
  11. DatabaseMX's Avatar
    Nokia Lumia Icon Power Consumption ... Very good, but had issue last night for first time!
    ====

    I've had my Icon for exactly 16 days now.

    After a 100% charge, I'm typically is averaging 48 hours or so - until it gets down to maybe 15%. At lot of 'standby' during this time.
    Mainly downloading a few apps, handful of voice calls and texts, some FB Messenger and so on. No video streaming, games etc.

    Only four Background tasks run typically:
    CNN (for breaking news), Bing Finance (monitoring one stock), Weather Channel (w/live tile) and Insider Pro (with live tile) - which has a VERY impressive battery monitor function and mind boggling battery stats - checkout Inside Pro!

    So ... overall ... very good.

    HOWEVER ... last night plugged in wall charger at 01:35 pdt.
    Finished at 03:52 pdt ... great stats from Insider Pro - shows entire charging cycle increments with Time, % etc. Very cool/

    At 07:30 this morning ... the % charged was down to 91% !! ... Setting totally idle from 03:52 (100%) until 07:30. Seemed odd.
    At 09:35 ... down to 80% with NO activity on my part. Exact same Background task I mentioned above running. Nothing else.
    At 11:32 ... down to 66%. Totally abnormal !

    So ... I did a complete shutdown and rebooted.
    The problem - whatever it was causing rapid discharging has disappeared.
    Charge has dropped only slightly (my normal) to 62% since then, and it is now 15:05 pdt (Tue 4-15).

    More ...
    Actually now, looking at Insider Pro battery stats from last night ... I see the following:

    36% at 22:33 - pretty normal to this point - on 2nd day of use since 100 % charge.

    After this ... charged started dropping abnormally.
    23 % at 00:00 (midnight)
    17 % at 01:35
    Phone was totally idle at this time, ie no phone calls, FB, texts, etc.

    So ... I have no clue what triggered this rapid discharge late last night?

    If anyone has any clues, I'm all ears.

    thx.mx
    04-15-2014 06:10 PM
  12. Darth_Bane's Avatar
    Last Monday morning I woke up to 59%, when I went to bed it was around 89%
    Just a quick update, that my battery life has improved dramatically, VZW replaced my phone and now I'm seeing battery usage more inline with my expectations. (I called about the battery and the headphone jack wasn't working)
    04-16-2014 05:24 AM
  13. MarkCSimpson's Avatar
    I've not noticed it being an issue. Coming from a Note II, in terms of MPG the Icon is a Hybrid. Even sitting on my desk all day searching for LTE signal (the office sits in a cell black hole), it only drains about 1/4 the battery. I have not crippled the phone at all and once I get home I use it constantly and have only once dropped below critical. A phone can't be all things to all people, but if you get a full day use out of it, you're in the win category. You have to adjust for your personal usage style.

    and have a second charger at work (and having Qi pad, makes it seems like you're not charging it at all). Batteries have come a long way in a decade...No need to worry about memory effects anymore. Just charge it when it's not being used. Pretty simple really...
    04-16-2014 05:54 AM
  14. admorris#AC's Avatar
    Nokia Lumia Icon Power Consumption ... Very good, but had issue last night for first time!
    ====

    I've had my Icon for exactly 16 days now.

    After a 100% charge, I'm typically is averaging 48 hours or so - until it gets down to maybe 15%. At lot of 'standby' during this time.
    Mainly downloading a few apps, handful of voice calls and texts, some FB Messenger and so on. No video streaming, games etc.

    Only four Background tasks run typically:
    CNN (for breaking news), Bing Finance (monitoring one stock), Weather Channel (w/live tile) and Insider Pro (with live tile) - which has a VERY impressive battery monitor function and mind boggling battery stats - checkout Inside Pro!

    So ... overall ... very good.

    HOWEVER ... last night plugged in wall charger at 01:35 pdt.
    Finished at 03:52 pdt ... great stats from Insider Pro - shows entire charging cycle increments with Time, % etc. Very cool/

    At 07:30 this morning ... the % charged was down to 91% !! ... Setting totally idle from 03:52 (100%) until 07:30. Seemed odd.
    At 09:35 ... down to 80% with NO activity on my part. Exact same Background task I mentioned above running. Nothing else.
    At 11:32 ... down to 66%. Totally abnormal !

    So ... I did a complete shutdown and rebooted.
    The problem - whatever it was causing rapid discharging has disappeared.
    Charge has dropped only slightly (my normal) to 62% since then, and it is now 15:05 pdt (Tue 4-15).

    More ...
    Actually now, looking at Insider Pro battery stats from last night ... I see the following:

    36% at 22:33 - pretty normal to this point - on 2nd day of use since 100 % charge.

    After this ... charged started dropping abnormally.
    23 % at 00:00 (midnight)
    17 % at 01:35
    Phone was totally idle at this time, ie no phone calls, FB, texts, etc.

    So ... I have no clue what triggered this rapid discharge late last night?

    If anyone has any clues, I'm all ears.

    thx.mx
    That's the biggest consistent issue with windows phone that is keeping me from trying it out again. I've had three Lumia 920's, and all would exhibit behavior similar to this (hence, why I no longer have them). One day battery life would be great, the next day with exact same usage, life would be horrible. No other phone I've owned has acted this way.

    Sent from my Z30 using Tapatalk
    04-16-2014 08:22 PM
  15. falconrap's Avatar
    For the first couple of weeks owning this phone it was a little sub-par compared to my 822. It wasn't horrible, but not great either. After I updated to 8.1, and after settling down my usage of the phone and making sure all of the background processes for apps I don't use were disallowed in Battery Saver, I'm now getting stellar battery life, a little better than my 822. After 14 hours I still have 46% left. I would imagine I could probably let the device go through the night and still have 10-20% battery life (I've run it down to 2% before, and it seemed to still last a while). So more than 24 hours is pretty solid. See the pictures attached to see my battery late last month after I got the phone and had it for a couple of days, and then my usage today.
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    04-16-2014 08:38 PM
  16. cceller's Avatar
    I have seen a change in my battery (for the worse) after the update to 8.1. Also started having issues with the power button not being very responsive to wake the phone. I find myself holding it down so long that it actually wants to shut the phone down. Fear I may be talking to VZW soon about a replacement.
    04-17-2014 02:47 PM
  17. gapost's Avatar
    After installing the 8.1 update, my battery was worse. But that was two days ago. Yesterday, it was close to pre 8.1, but still a little worse. Today, things have settled down and it's pretty much equal to what 8.0 was on my Icon, before installing 8.1.
    04-17-2014 02:50 PM
  18. falconrap's Avatar
    I have seen a change in my battery (for the worse) after the update to 8.1. Also started having issues with the power button not being very responsive to wake the phone. I find myself holding it down so long that it actually wants to shut the phone down. Fear I may be talking to VZW soon about a replacement.
    The power button issue is a known bug in the software and is reportedly being worked.

    As far as your battery life...did you open Battery Saver and make sure you disallowed all the apps running in the background that you don't need? Remember, 8.1 resets all of the apps to be allowed to run in the background, thus you will see greater background operation and less battery. Combine that with Cortana doing a lot of things for the first couple of days, and your inherent increased use, and that will add to the drain. My second day is just as good as yesterday, leaving work with 65% battery at around 3:45 after pulling the phone off the charger at 7:10am.
    04-17-2014 04:04 PM
  19. koolakhoo's Avatar
    why my whatsapp is taking lot of resources
    04-17-2014 04:14 PM
  20. mihnat's Avatar
    I know that I am beating a dead horse, but I just switched yesterday from a 521 getting no more than 9%/hr battery depletion with WIFI on, crapload of live tiles, listening to music, using the phone, text, etc. to my ICON and 8.0 (not even 8.1 yet) using half the tiles of the 521 and WIFI off, only a few background apps active, display brightness on low, a dark color for tiles (yes, I am stretching!), etc and burning through over 16%/hr just checking email and texts and 30%/hr playing XBOX music (not off WIFI, but downloaded all songs). I

    am trying to figure out whether:
    1) this is as good as it gets for the ICON and I should be happy to have such a huge cool new phone and put chargers wherever I go?
    2) whether I may have missed some gem of a hint to make this bearable?
    3) whether with time or the phase of the moon this is likely to get more bearable?
    4) whether I should run a hard reset and spend hr re-loading everything by hand to see whether that helps (yesterday I did use my 521 backup on onedrive to load back my apps)? or
    5) like others have suggested, this could be a lemon for the battery and I should get it replaced?
    04-17-2014 08:10 PM
  21. falconrap's Avatar
    I know that I am beating a dead horse, but I just switched yesterday from a 521 getting no more than 9%/hr battery depletion with WIFI on, crapload of live tiles, listening to music, using the phone, text, etc. to my ICON and 8.0 (not even 8.1 yet) using half the tiles of the 521 and WIFI off, only a few background apps active, display brightness on low, a dark color for tiles (yes, I am stretching!), etc and burning through over 16%/hr just checking email and texts and 30%/hr playing XBOX music (not off WIFI, but downloaded all songs). I

    am trying to figure out whether:
    1) this is as good as it gets for the ICON and I should be happy to have such a huge cool new phone and put chargers wherever I go?
    2) whether I may have missed some gem of a hint to make this bearable?
    3) whether with time or the phase of the moon this is likely to get more bearable?
    4) whether I should run a hard reset and spend hr re-loading everything by hand to see whether that helps (yesterday I did use my 521 backup on onedrive to load back my apps)? or
    5) like others have suggested, this could be a lemon for the battery and I should get it replaced?
    You can see my battery in the charts above. I would typically get 6-8% drain per hour under my normal use which would typically be more like 2-4% on my 822. Since updating to 8.1, getting through all the initial setup, app updates, turning off all of the background apps that I don't want/need, and getting back to normal use, my Icon is getting battery life on par with my 822, which means I can get through a day+ with light to moderate use. Now, if I'm playing games for a couple of hours, that's going to shave my battery time down quite a bit. The nice thing is that it only takes about an hour to charge 50% of the battery. So even a quick 10 minute top off can add hours of time once your on 8.1 and have the battery drain settled down.

    So far, I've gone through 3 days straight of battery life on par with my 822, meaning I would be at roughly 40% after about 16 hours of normal use for me.
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    04-17-2014 10:41 PM
  22. Vitor Ferreira's Avatar
    Let your battery die and than charge it. It worked for me so far. Not so long ago I read that is good for the l920 battery to let it die 1 time in a mouth but its really bad to let it die everyday or every week.
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    04-17-2014 10:47 PM
  23. mtalinm's Avatar
    As far as your battery life...did you open Battery Saver and make sure you disallowed all the apps running in the background that you don't need? Remember, 8.1 resets all of the apps to be allowed to run in the background, thus you will see greater background operation and less battery. .
    This is a key factor. I didn't realize all the background stuf was reset, so FB/twsitter/ instagram were chewing battery all day. Better now.

    Btw does DRive+ need to be backgrounder? Does anything, really?
    04-18-2014 11:23 AM
  24. admorris#AC's Avatar
    This is a key factor. I didn't realize all the background stuf was reset, so FB/twsitter/ instagram were chewing battery all day. Better now.

    Btw does DRive+ need to be backgrounder? Does anything, really?
    About the only thing that "needs" to be in background is weather.


    This is a key factor. I didn't realize all the background stuf was reset, so FB/twsitter/ instagram were chewing battery all day. Better now.

    Btw does DRive+ need to be backgrounder? Does anything, really?


    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    04-18-2014 06:37 PM
  25. migueli2's Avatar
    If you remove Facebook from background it won't update count live tile
    04-18-2014 06:46 PM
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