02-14-2014 04:39 PM
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  1. courtneyg2013's Avatar
    Hello this is my first post,

    I'm just wondering what sort of battey life people out of their device. Mine seems to die considerably quickly. I use the battery app to monitor my device and battery usages is always quite steep. I do have location, push email and 3G on but bluetooth and nfc are turned off. The device does last a very long time without 3G turned on. I turned my device on at 7.30 this morning, have done less than 30mins radio streaming, about an hours web browsing, 10mins of games and im already at 50%. The device is less than 2 weeks old. Could anyone let me know how they find the device or show me some screenshots of their battery monitoring app.
    06-10-2013 08:17 AM
  2. GeorgeKan's Avatar
    I get 2 days, approx. 40 hours on one charge
    06-10-2013 08:21 AM
  3. courtneyg2013's Avatar
    Do you have everything turned off? are you able to give me a screenshot of your battery usage.
    06-10-2013 09:06 AM
  4. neo158's Avatar
    I routinely get over a day and a half with moderate usage, YMMV though depending on how heavily you use the phone. I've also noticed that if you charge the phone at about the 50% mark the battery runs down quicker to 50% again.
    06-10-2013 09:33 AM
  5. Matthew Becker1's Avatar
    "The device does last a very long time without 3G turned on."
    Therein may lie your problem. Keeping a steady cellular data connection tends to be more daunting on your battery than being connected to Wi-Fi. Is this only when connected to 3G, or do you experience these drains with just Wi-Fi?
    06-10-2013 09:38 AM
  6. GeorgeKan's Avatar
    Do you have everything turned off? are you able to give me a screenshot of your battery usage.
    on the contrary i have everything turned on, wifi+bt ON 24/7
    06-10-2013 09:47 AM
  7. courtneyg2013's Avatar
    I feel my device may have a problem. I've just reset it and have only installed Whatsapp. Have wifi, bluetooth and nfc turned off so i'll see how it goes. i could unlpug my nl900 at 8am and go all the way until about 10pm and that was with medium to heavy use.
    06-10-2013 10:59 AM
  8. Brent Hazelton's Avatar
    Smartphone batteries increase their full potential charge in the first 3-4 weeks of full charging, many people often complain when they first get a smartphone that the battery life isn't very good, however the batteries must be conditioned first in order to reach their full potential. That being said, getting 40 hours out of your Ativ S if you're using it frequently is complete bull. I use my phone frequently browsing the web, WPCentral App, Engadget, Package Tracker, Whatsapp and Skype (with a bunch others) and if im up at 8:00am I will get to around 5:00-8-00pm before it dies. Also this depends on if your using Auto brightness, which I recommend you check to see if it is on.

    Brent
    06-10-2013 01:22 PM
  9. courtneyg2013's Avatar
    Hi Brent, that sounds more realistic. Although my lumia 900 use to last for some time before it died. I have auto brightness on and location otherwise a lot of the apps are useless without it. Can anyone show me any screens of their battery monitor and their usage?
    06-10-2013 04:27 PM
  10. harky111's Avatar
    I have found my battery to be very good, I have owned it for 4 or 5 months and it has averaged 1.75% drain per hour
    I would be lighter usage than you but I leave everything on but the NFC. I easily get 2 days out of a charge and would stretch to 3 at a push.
    06-10-2013 10:25 PM
  11. courtneyg2013's Avatar
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    See image above, this is my battery this morning. Took it off charge at 8.10 and this screenshot was taken at 9.29. 3G is on, wireless is off, bluetooth is off, nfc is off. i sent a few messages on whatsapp, about 10-20 to the same person. listened to 10mins of radio streaming from the net and opened the sky sports news app for 10mins. I only have 4 applications running the background. Does this look like the correct amount of battery drain, I feel that this device has an issue as im sure my NL900 would have had more apps running in the background and had better battery life than this?
    06-11-2013 03:46 AM
  12. GeorgeKan's Avatar
    guys, how do you take a screenshot?

    Also, do you charge the phone with the original charger? i find its battery life stellar, ALOT better than my previous galaxy nexus
    06-11-2013 02:28 PM
  13. courtneyg2013's Avatar
    Press windows button and power button together.
    06-11-2013 02:43 PM
  14. harky111's Avatar
    Here's my battery usage - i didn't charge it last night. I would try removing the whatsapp I think I have heard that had a problem with battery drain somewhere but I could be wrong, otherwise something is wrong to get that life. I have had bluetooth wifi and location on (not nfc) and still get this type of life.

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    06-11-2013 07:09 PM
  15. courtneyg2013's Avatar
    Cheers, ill try removing whatsapp and will see what affect that has. The phone is only 2 weeks old so it maybe that it just needs time a little bit more time to see what its optimum capacity is.
    06-11-2013 11:21 PM
  16. z33dev33l's Avatar
    Whatsapp slaughters batteries, same as kik... Not sure why.
    06-11-2013 11:24 PM
  17. courtneyg2013's Avatar
    Just removed whatsapp and im still losing about 5% every ten mins. Defo something wrong. Think it will have to go to service centre, that's 2 weeks without a phone
    06-11-2013 11:45 PM
  18. Matthew Becker1's Avatar
    Oddly enough, now my battery keeps saying it's at 100%. A battery pull didn't do the trick. Any ideas?
    06-13-2013 09:43 AM
  19. bigkevbosky's Avatar
    There's two things people do with every WP8 phone that kills their battery : not backing out of apps (push the back arrow INSTEAD of the home button to get out of your app) and using battery monitors.

    I've had 3 WP8 devices and EVERY one had better battery life by just removing the battery monitoring app and backing out of apps. Never fails to improve battery.
    06-14-2013 05:27 PM
  20. Trainwreck_0532's Avatar
    I found some of the battery monitoring apps killed the charge quicker than playing games. I do heavy use of my ativ, and a charge will last me from when I wake up at 7, until I go to bed at 11. If I play games though it may need a top up.
    06-15-2013 10:07 AM
  21. bristolbluebear's Avatar
    I feel my device may have a problem. I've just reset it and have only installed Whatsapp. Have wifi, bluetooth and nfc turned off so i'll see how it goes. i could unlpug my nl900 at 8am and go all the way until about 10pm and that was with medium to heavy use.
    Whatsapp kills the battery big-time l found.
    06-15-2013 12:11 PM
  22. neo158's Avatar
    Whatsapp kills the battery big-time l found.
    That's because it uses the background audio service to keep it alive for notifications I believe, an imminent update will change that.
    06-15-2013 05:50 PM
  23. walnutdave's Avatar
    My Battery life is 6 to 7 hours.I turn on and off 3G alot i turn of everything Unless I need it.i play games Occasionally and it dis-charges At 11.25 Present per hour.
    09-13-2013 12:14 PM
  24. nsa74's Avatar
    Usually a day. Browsing, news, chat(integrated chat) and a some gaming when I'm out. 3G active only between wifi at work, home and the place I usually go for a coffee with friends. I sometimes put it to charge for a while in the afternoon, but just as a precation. If not, I usually get 20-25% battery in the evening.
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    09-13-2013 02:14 PM
  25. 07713's Avatar
    2 1/2 to 3 days here. 3g on, nfc off, gps on, display low, wifi only when i need it.
    09-13-2013 02:46 PM
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