whats the verdict on battery life?

onysi

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I would like a breakdown.

standby mode; :

media browsing; music/video/youtube :

on call:

camera video recording :

wifi on: streaming Netflix

internet sharing:



and lastly, anyone know the charge time for it? how long until it is fully charged?

Any other comments?
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tracircle

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After 48 hours on standby with data, wifi, and location service off, there is 90% battery life left. That is a loss of about 5% per day. The spec sheet states 15 days of standby time, which looks realistic.

p.s. The verdict is WP8 does a good job on standby. Due to the limited battery capacity of the Lumia 521, the phone will die sooner than, say a Nexus 4, if used for talk, web, and GPS use. It will get through a whole day with heavy usage or two days with moderate use.

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emagius

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Certainly if you turn off all phone and networking functionality and don't use the device at all, the battery will last a fair amount of time. But even with just the radios on (battery saver enabled) and no actual use of the device, you'll see the battery drain itself within a couple of days.

As for actually using the device -- watching YouTube over wifi will kill the battery in a couple of hours (maybe 3 if you turn everything else off and use the minimum screen brightness). Playback of locally stored (offline) video is less demanding; you'll probably see five and a half hours of video before the 521 shuts off.

Hope that helps.
 

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My battery lasts the whole day after the amber update .. Before the amber update there used to be regular battery drains and my phone used to be off in 3-4 hours .. But now even with the mobile data on .. Regular use of whatsapp and Facebook .. My phone lasts for a day
 

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