1. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I thought of trying this experiment, I had done it before with my lumia 1020 (got 2 days 10 hours on a single charge)

    This is what I've started doing. I'll use my phone as I normally do - checking emails, facebook, instagram, whatsapp, a bit of browsing, music, taking photos, calls, sms

    I have a lumia 540, running 14393.221 W10M
    I'll be using 3G internet mostly. No wifi unless I get it somehow

    So 3rd October it was at 100% at 11pm at night. Left it on with data off
    4th October
    5:10 am: 99%

    5:40am : 94% - did all the internet dependent activities I mentioned above for 30 minutes

    6:40 to 7:20 - listening to locally stored music via coloud headphones- down to 93%

    7:30 am to 2:00pm : miscellaneous calls, sms, checking facebook, whatsapp - down to 88%

    Going to update as I continue using.
    10-04-2016 05:50 AM
  2. abhishek singh21's Avatar
    you are definitely getting some great backup, i usually loose a good 5-8% of charge when listening to music and compared to each section the backup is far better then my 730.

    Lets watch how it ends :)
    10-04-2016 05:56 AM
  3. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    you are definitely getting some great backup, i usually loose a good 5-8% of charge when listening to music and compared to each section the backup is far better then my 730.

    Lets watch how it ends :)
    streaming songs or local copy?
    Listening via wired headphones or wireless?
    10-04-2016 08:12 AM
  4. abhishek singh21's Avatar
    1:> local
    2:> wired ear plugs. ( skullcandy-Method Buds) :)
    10-04-2016 08:29 AM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    Very interesting experiment Chintan. I'm guessing that you are listening to music with the screen off?
    10-04-2016 08:44 AM
  6. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Very interesting experiment Chintan. I'm guessing that you are listening to music with the screen off?
    Yes, why would you have the screen on? Unless it's a music video
    10-05-2016 01:06 AM
  7. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    4th October
    2:00pm to 4:30pm - down to 81% - checking facebook, whatsapp, a few calls, sms

    4:30 - 5:20pm - down to 77% - listening to music the whole time, checking facebook, whatsapp, emails

    5:30 - 6:00pm - checking some sites, etc - down to 70%

    9:00pm - down to 67% after sending a few whatsapp messages

    5th October:

    5:10am : battery at 65%
    5:10 - 5:40 - down to 59% after checking emails, facebook, instagram using 6tag, whatsapp

    6:40 - 7:20 - down to 56% after listening to music

    9:00am - At 55%
    10-05-2016 01:10 AM
  8. abhishek singh21's Avatar
    Wow, you at getting a 2 day backup as of now. This is a similar routine of mine but no where close to such a backup. i believe you will get through this day easily. ;D
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    10-05-2016 02:32 AM
  9. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Wow, you at getting a 2 day backup as of now. This is a similar routine of mine but no where close to such a backup. i believe you will get through this day easily. ;D
    It is looking like that - so far the biggest use is UC browser. I need to try out another browser or reinstall this one
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    10-05-2016 06:01 AM
  10. libra89's Avatar
    Yes, why would you have the screen on? Unless it's a music video
    Multitasking, lol.
    10-05-2016 06:15 AM
  11. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Multitasking, lol.
    If I was checking messages and listening to music, then yes, the screen is on then.

    But it's the commute home or to work, not much to do except look outside the window and see what's new
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    10-05-2016 06:18 AM
  12. libra89's Avatar
    If I was checking messages and listening to music, then yes, the screen is on then.

    But it's the commute home or to work, not much to do except look outside the window and see what's new
    Ohh okay, I see. This is a really interesting test, surprised that you are on day 2.
    10-05-2016 06:20 AM
  13. abhishek singh21's Avatar
    you dont play much games do you? how about running some games and recording the battery usage. Also is the majority of your time on wifi or cellular data?
    10-05-2016 06:52 AM
  14. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    you dont play much games do you? how about running some games and recording the battery usage. Also is the majority of your time on wifi or cellular data?
    So far it's been cellular, 3G to be specific. I don't get wifi easily but it would be better with wifi from past experience

    I don't play games at all, in any device. That's not my interest. I have a big interest in photography but the 540 isn't really strong there
    10-05-2016 07:53 AM
  15. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    Definitively, if I should remove Whatsapp my 650 will last 24 hrs instead 14 to 18 hrs doinf the same other things (sms , edge, mixcloud)

    Then, if'd stop using Edge phone will last 2 days
    10-05-2016 08:06 AM
  16. Kerry2112's Avatar
    Definitively, if I should remove Whatsapp my 650 will last 24 hrs instead 14 to 18 hrs doinf the same other things (sms , edge, mixcloud)

    Then, if'd stop using Edge phone will last 2 days
    Maurizio, if you browse internet using Edge for 10 minutes, how much battery does it use on your 650? It uses about 5-6% on my 950XL.
    10-05-2016 09:23 AM
  17. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    Maurizio, if you browse internet using Edge for 10 minutes, how much battery does it use on your 650? It uses about 5-6% on my 950XL.
    Same quote if I use carrier data, a lot less on wifi
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    10-05-2016 10:05 AM
  18. Kerry2112's Avatar
    Same quote if I use carrier data, a lot less on wifi
    Interesting. Yes, my test was on wifi.
    10-05-2016 12:13 PM
  19. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    5th October

    6:00pm - 44% - at this point I had gone looking for wifi, so I just charged it fully.

    So 1 day 19 hours - battery dropped from 100 to 44%

    I might do this again after a new update
    10-06-2016 12:11 AM
  20. vezycash's Avatar
    Maurizio, if you browse internet using Edge for 10 minutes, how much battery does it use on your 650? It uses about 5-6% on my 950XL.
    Sounds like the Edge I know. A phone with such a huge battery looses 5% within 10 minutes using Edge. It's clear Edge is not the "UWP" they claim.
    10-06-2016 01:00 AM
  21. EspHack's Avatar
    amazing how you get so much time, my icon lives in a qi charger until I go outside and it also stays in another qi charger in the car, still, I see battery % go by 20-30% chunks every now and then when I'm out, I just refuse to micromanage things like android guys, back in wp8 I got used to not give a damn about battery intensive things being on and it just lasted for the day or more, it was heaven
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    10-06-2016 02:08 AM
  22. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    amazing how you get so much time, my icon lives in a qi charger until I go outside and it also stays in another qi charger in the car, still, I see battery % go by 20-30% chunks every now and then when I'm out, I just refuse to micromanage things like android guys, back in wp8 I got used to not give a damn about battery intensive things being on and it just lasted for the day or more, it was heaven
    let me guess, either celllular or wifi are on, cortana is on, location is on, several things running in the background, you have facebook and whatsapp apps, also twitter probably
    10-06-2016 03:25 AM
  23. EspHack's Avatar
    let me guess, either celllular or wifi are on, cortana is on, location is on, several things running in the background, you have facebook and whatsapp apps, also twitter probably
    of course, I paid for all that, I want all that convenience to be available otherwise I would've bought an ipod touch, but no I dont use fb(just messenger for certain folks) or wasap and twitter on capped data is useless anyway

    I used to be like you, making my battery last forever, but it wasn't a pleasant experience, it felt more like a job, I wasn't actually enjoying anything on it, wp8 changed all that, and now I just cant accept going back, I'd rather keep my phone in my pocket if battery is going to be a concern
    10-06-2016 01:50 PM
  24. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    of course, I paid for all that, I want all that convenience to be available otherwise I would've bought an ipod touch, but no I dont use fb(just messenger for certain folks) or wasap and twitter on capped data is useless anyway

    I used to be like you, making my battery last forever, but it wasn't a pleasant experience, it felt more like a job, I wasn't actually enjoying anything on it, wp8 changed all that, and now I just cant accept going back, I'd rather keep my phone in my pocket if battery is going to be a concern
    well, I still get a good experience out of my phone. I never did like the now mentality of social apps - a message comes in now - I'll respond to it when I want to, not when the app thinks I need to with incessant notifications
    10-07-2016 12:01 AM

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