09-23-2012 10:03 PM
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  1. sconrad308's Avatar
    Before you did the upgrade were you able to have both cell and play music for 8 hours? I'm on StraightTalk using AT&T towers as well. Like I said, I don't try and play music while at work. If I need to do that, I use my computer in my office.
    07-25-2012 12:39 PM
  2. Corepc's Avatar
    Yes before firmware and tango. both cell and non streaming music for 8 hours and battery would be at around 50%. Now it is 30 to 40% after same amount of time. It will last 8 if I simply just turn off background apps running and manually checking.

    Battery now at 69% 9 hours left 6 hours since charge..

    I will order a new battery in a few weeks and see if could not be that.. Battery has never been drained or conditioned has we do not need to do that. But it did sit in draw for a while when the phone was sent in for repair.
    07-25-2012 12:52 PM
  3. sconrad308's Avatar
    WOW. That seems really odd that your battery life went that bad. I also know that for the first couple fo days you had mentioned it being better. Does it appear better since you rolled back? Maybe mine only seems better since the update since we are both draining about the same.
    07-25-2012 01:38 PM
  4. sconrad308's Avatar
    I also just remembered that mine had turned back on the "find my phone (Connect to these faster)" That would explain some of my drain. I'll check it tomorrow and try and remember to not turn that on trying to download an app.
    07-25-2012 01:40 PM
  5. sconrad308's Avatar
    Maybe we should compare what all we have checked and unchecked and set up a test on our phones to see.
    07-25-2012 01:41 PM
  6. Corepc's Avatar
    I am going to test it Edge Mode and see how it work's out tommorrow at work..justed posted the how to change to edge mode for the flash.
    Last edited by Corepc; 07-25-2012 at 07:20 PM.
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    07-25-2012 07:14 PM
  7. Corepc's Avatar
    Battery had a Good Day..55%. In GSM_UMTS mode today, started off at Edge, but, phone switched to 4g sometime mid day. At the end of 8 hours of nonstreaming music and cell turned on battery read 55%.

    Had 6 toast notification from Wpcentral, not very active like it was the other day.
    Samsung Now checking Weather via Live Tile, it started working once again.
    Email was not checking, manually checking instead
    Location turned off
    Few Phones Calls and Txt Message
    07-28-2012 04:22 PM
  8. Duct Tape Panties's Avatar
    Is is safe yet to say the 8773 update for the Flash was a failure? My battery is totally dead in 6 hours and that's with no apps installed. Plus I can't get rid of that app index abc crap no matter what I try. I uninstalled every uninstallable app on my phone and it still wouldn't go away. And I tried that on both 8773 & my 7720 backup. To make matters worst I can't do a factory reset on 8773 or on my 7720 backup, because if I do, the Sumsung hub does show up, then I can't get the Wireless Manager app, which i need because I'm on Net10. I was thinking about restoring my 7720 backup again today, do a factory reset and just update to 8107 and pray the Samsung hub shows up this time. It's been about 3 weeks since I last tried. Any suggestions?
    07-30-2012 04:49 AM
  9. sconrad308's Avatar
    I wouldn't call it a failure on my phone. My batter life was great over the weekend. But I didn't text as much, but used the phone a little more including as the GPS. I didn't even charge it at all on Saturday. Maybe it's because I didn't receive as many emails in a day as I usually do through the week. I still have the wireless manager after I updated mine. In fact all of my apps were there after I updated mine to 8773.


    Is is safe yet to say the 8773 update for the Flash was a failure? My battery is totally dead in 6 hours and that's with no apps installed. Plus I can't get rid of that app index abc crap no matter what I try. I uninstalled every uninstallable app on my phone and it still wouldn't go away. And I tried that on both 8773 & my 7720 backup. To make matters worst I can't do a factory reset on 8773 or on my 7720 backup, because if I do, the Sumsung hub does show up, then I can't get the Wireless Manager app, which i need because I'm on Net10. I was thinking about restoring my 7720 backup again today, do a factory reset and just update to 8107 and pray the Samsung hub shows up this time. It's been about 3 weeks since I last tried. Any suggestions?
    07-30-2012 08:41 AM
  10. Corepc's Avatar

    Is is safe yet to say the 8773 update for the Flash was a failure? My battery is totally dead in 6 hours and that's with no apps installed.

    Any suggestions?
    I may have a workaround for battery drain but you have to test it to see if make a difference see this.

    Has for the Samsung Zone disappearing.

    When I restored back to 8107 to test mango versus tango battery. I lost my Samsung Zone, but installed Samsung AllShare and Both AT&T and Samsung Zone's reappeared. i could care less about at&t zone, but, samsung zone have to have..

    Try this Link with your phone itself

    if that does not work, then windowbreak your phone and try it again..
    07-30-2012 08:46 AM
  11. Corepc's Avatar
    My phone has of late at work has been really horrible when it comes to battery life.

    The other day was just 30% after just 6 hours of normal usage(music, data, wpcentral, email). At that point, I just turned the phone off till I got home.

    When I got home, I turned off everything that I could and decided to just drain the battery down till it died. Fried up WPBenchmark Battery about 1 1/2 hours later phone died.

    I then plugged back into the charger and 3 hours latter it was fully charged.

    This is first time for me to do this with this battery drain it totally down and recondition it, I know we are not supposed to do it or at least I thought we where not.

    The next day at work with normal ( 8 hours of music, 4g data enabled, wpcentral, email checking.) It was back to 55% after a normal day activities at work.

    So I suggest if you are having battery problem. Let your phone go through normal activity then wpbench battery test and drain till phone dies at 1%..and let it recharge itself fully..It may help..

    edit: At home today, Data Turned on no music been on for 3 hours battery reads 91%..
    08-11-2012 10:22 AM
  12. sconrad308's Avatar
    Fried up WPBenchmark Battery about 1 1/2 hours later phone died.
    Which one do you have? If you don't mind could you paste the link here.

    Thanks in advance.
    08-11-2012 11:43 AM
  13. Corepc's Avatar
    WP BenchMark Free -

    Battery Test , I just used it drain battery is all. Have not run it to see how long life is with all services turned off..

    But What is your Speed Score..I can get 91 to 92 with all services turned off..But 89 is average on flash..
    08-11-2012 11:48 AM
  14. sconrad308's Avatar
    WP BenchMark Free -

    Battery Test , I just used it drain battery is all. Have not run it to see how long life is with all services turned off..

    But What is your Speed Score..I can get 91 to 92 with all services turned off..But 89 is average on flash..
    I will drain my battery with it tonight. And charge it overnight. My speed score was 88.66 with everything turned on. And I got it to 91.8 with everything turned off on my Flash.
    08-11-2012 01:08 PM
  15. Corepc's Avatar
    I will drain my battery with it tonight. And charge it overnight. My speed score was 88.66 with everything turned on. And I got it to 91.8 with everything turned off on my Flash.
    Speed Score's are where they should be. 88 to 89 with services.

    I can't break my 92.71 score on 8107 with services turned off, I can get close with Tango, but, I feel like I am cheating with all services turned off..

    Battery managed 17 Hours yesterday, let's see if does the same today. With these settings..

    Data 4g on, no music, Hotmail*Yahoo, wpcentral, weatherbug 1 hour checking - made a few calls and had a few txt at 84% after 4 hours today..
    08-12-2012 10:46 AM
  16. gaurav.231089's Avatar
    Hey Guyz....disharged my Battery yesterday with battery disharger app (use carefully) and charged it all way up to 98% and then disconnected.....then tested it...turned on wifi and whatsapp while i took sleep. (wifi was connected even in lock screen thanks to whatsapp new update or bug :)) )...and now this morning i am at 82 % battery with 11 hours...used phone in morning for few whats app text and sms.......so i guess battery is improved i guess........and i think tango upadte made some kind of overclocking in processor as i found out that while multitasking battery drops very quickly now after tango update
    08-12-2012 10:40 PM
  17. sconrad308's Avatar
    OK. I did the discharge the other day, and charged it back up, but I didn't let it get all the way to 100% before I had to leave and grab it off of charge. After that my battery life was actually worse yesterday, but last night I tried again and today it is doing great. In fact it has been off of charge now for 10 hours and still says I have 5 hours left at 51%. Normal usage so it does appear to have helped and things are better.
    08-15-2012 04:46 PM
  18. dtristan111's Avatar
    I just bought the Omnia W for 99€ for a 2 year contract extension, seemed a bargain as the cheapest Lumias cost 150€ (610 and 710, both also head worse screens and batterys, as for Nokia Drive well I can say it works on my phone as well) and Android phones at that price are more or less rubbish.

    I updated it to the latest updates from MS and Samsung and so far haven't had any problems. I can't comment about the battery life as I haven't really used it much before updating.
    08-17-2012 11:03 AM
  19. SSK the Gr8's Avatar
    now this is confusing, i've still not updated because people said that battery life decreases and now some are saying it does not :excl:

    @dtristan111
    congratulations on your new purchase :)
    08-18-2012 02:41 AM
  20. Corepc's Avatar
    I updated it to the latest updates from MS and Samsung and so far haven't had any problems. I can't comment about the battery life as I haven't really used it much before updating.
    The Flash/Omina W is a great phone, of the smallest phone it comes to Flash and Nokia,. The 610 ( Love the design) and 710 (Great Phone) do not have a Front Facing Camera with Flash/Omina W does which is a plus. But Nokia Support and Apps can't be beat. Samsung Support is great if you tell them it is a windows phone when you call.

    Battery Life depends on how you use your phone, music, games, video, apps, signal strength if cellular data is turned on etc..

    At work For Me I can listen to about 8 hours of non streaming music and only use 25% to 30% of battery, without cellular data turned on.

    With Cellular Data turned I can go through about 50% of Battery after 8 hours of non streaming music and 2 email checking every hour, wpcentral, weather bug. But it depends on how good signal strength is. I recently have just been turning off data and turning it on when I need it.

    At Home Signal Strenght is much better. it is just email,wpcentral(toast),weatherbug running..10 hours and 30 to 40% of battery is used on Cellular..

    The Battery can last about two days if not more..without needing a charge if you turn off cellular data and no wifi and most of services..And use it just has a phone..:lol:

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    SSK the Gr8 - my advice is has along has you have a good zune backup and you do not install the firmware you can upgrade to tango. If you have a problem with tango then you can rollback via zune to mango. Just make sure you cancel on samsung update which is last update after 8773 is installed..

    Once you install the firmware you cannot downgraded it back to previous version.

    Or you could always wait for 7.8..:D
    08-19-2012 05:54 PM
  21. Corepc's Avatar
    My Phone has it good days and bad days when it comes to battery life. Today it was raining so I had a really good cellular connection. If it was not raining then my phone would have struggled to keep a cellular connection and most likely would have got down to 30 to 40% if not less after 8 hours of Non Streaming Music, Cell turned on - wpcentral only apps checking.

    But since it was raining I was able to leave it on all day and listen to music and battery reads 58% left.

    I have turned off email checking since that is what kills my battery from my test. I do not receive enough mail to really need it checking every hour or so. And the weather I am checking manually.

    The other day it went 24 hours in idle with minimal usage with data turned on..

    Once again you can't trust the battery estimate has it is deceiving, trust the % bar instead..;)
    09-13-2012 02:39 PM
  22. sconrad308's Avatar
    I turned one of my emails to always on, and one for every 15 minutes since that is the best I could do with it and my battery life has been great the past week or so.
    09-13-2012 08:01 PM
  23. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    This is my first windows 7 phone and it has great battery life as opposed to the androids I had. When I listen to music, it barley touches the battery life.

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    09-16-2012 03:27 PM
  24. SSK the Gr8's Avatar
    what is your firmware version?
    09-17-2012 12:12 PM
  25. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    7.5 I want to wait for them to work out the kinks. Update the phone when 7.8 arrives.

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    09-18-2012 06:36 PM
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