1. mrmprince's Avatar
    Is it just me or does it seem like the battery meter on the notification on the top doesn't represent the actual percentage remaining on the battery? I'd see my battery meter on my Lumia 710 less than 50% but when i check under the battery status under status, it shows like +60%.

    It'd be nice to have that % on top like how iPhone has it so i won't have to check the battery status once in a while..

    any one else facing the similar situation?
    03-26-2012 01:14 PM
  2. willied's Avatar
    I agree on both points. It does seem like there's less than the actual percentage and I wish it had percentage beside it because I go into the settings all the time because I'm curious.
    03-26-2012 03:36 PM
  3. jfa1's Avatar
    I think with apollo that there will be an actual number on the dropdown bar or an indicator with an accurate reading!
    03-26-2012 03:50 PM
  4. canesfan625's Avatar
    I think with apollo that there will be an actual number on the dropdown bar or an indicator with an accurate reading!
    I hope not, unless they have done it differently, because this drains battery.
    03-26-2012 04:53 PM
  5. mrmprince's Avatar
    it can't drain that much battery, can it? i'd rather have an accurate reading that drains a lil more battery than a reading that's off..lol
    03-26-2012 07:32 PM
  6. willied's Avatar
    I hope not, unless they have done it differently, because this drains battery.
    That literally makes no sense at all.
    03-26-2012 08:03 PM
  7. canesfan625's Avatar
    it can't drain that much battery, can it? i'd rather have an accurate reading that drains a lil more battery than a reading that's off..lol
    That depends on the method. If you have an app or widget doing it you have to factor in the consumption of the app ontop of the fact that you are constantly polling the battery. When I had Android it was polling the battery like every second. There was a noticeable difference in battery life
    03-26-2012 08:04 PM
  8. willied's Avatar
    That depends on the method. If you have an app or widget doing it you have to factor in the consumption of the app ontop of the fact that you are constantly polling the battery. When I had Android it was polling the battery like every second. There was a noticeable difference in battery life
    I think they would just have the number beside the current battery bar. I don't think it would take up any extra power.
    03-26-2012 08:23 PM
  9. canesfan625's Avatar
    I think they would just have the number beside the current battery bar. I don't think it would take up any extra power.
    It will. Its just a question of how much. You cant poll the battery for free. It will likely be insignificant I've just been damaged when it comes to battery life because of Android.
    03-26-2012 08:26 PM
  10. PG2G's Avatar
    It will. Its just a question of how much. You cant poll the battery for free. It will likely be insignificant I've just been damaged when it comes to battery life because of Android.
    itd probably just be adding the visuals, no extra polling. The os already knows the battery percentage, how else could battery saver kick in at 20%?
    03-26-2012 08:37 PM
  11. canesfan625's Avatar
    itd probably just be adding the visuals, no extra polling. The os already knows the battery percentage, how else could battery saver kick in at 20%?
    Yeah, more than likely its an illusion since the meter is very rough and the percentage is accurate. Using android makes you paranoid about battery usage.
    03-26-2012 09:01 PM
  12. jimski's Avatar
    Agreed. The battery icon does not do a great job of representing actual battery remaining. I use the homebrew Battery Meter app, which polls every 10 minutes. After multiple tests, the app drained somewhere between .5 and 1% of my 1230mAh battery every 8 hours. So maybe 1-1.5% in a typical 16-18 hour day, with a more respectable (1500mAh+) battery. The icon is still polling, so it is drawing power.

    I would be happy with a percent indicator that moved in 5% increments from 100 to 20%, and then every 1% after that (when battery saver) kicked in).

    On another note, happy to be able to type this without having my freaking keyboard disappear every few seconds. At least I get to enjoy my phone for a couple weeks before the 900 is released.

    Sent from my HTC Surround using Board Express
    03-26-2012 09:20 PM
  13. canesfan625's Avatar
    Agreed. The battery icon does not do a great job of representing actual battery remaining. I use the homebrew Battery Meter app, which polls every 10 minutes. After multiple tests, the app drained somewhere between .5 and 1% of my 1230mAh battery every 8 hours. So maybe 1-1.5% in a typical 16-18 hour day, with a more respectable (1500mAh+) battery. The icon is still polling, so it is drawing power.

    I would be happy with a percent indicator that moved in 5% increments from 100 to 20%, and then every 1% after that (when battery saver) kicked in).

    On another note, happy to be able to type this without having my freaking keyboard disappear every few seconds. At least I get to enjoy my phone for a couple weeks before the 900 is released.

    Sent from my HTC Surround using Board Express
    I need a new battery. I can get a replacement for free via insurance but the stock Arrive battery has a craptacular lifespan. Hasnt quite been a year and a half yet and the battery is on its way out. I'm heavily leaning towards an extended battery.
    03-26-2012 09:37 PM
  14. J4rrod's Avatar
    What you have to understand is once the battery meter shows no white bar left (or black, if you have the white theme selected), you still have about 10-15 percent battery left. Once the battery shows no power left, you still have power. Get it?
    03-27-2012 08:36 PM
  15. canesfan625's Avatar
    What you have to understand is once the battery meter shows no white bar left (or black, if you have the white theme selected), you still have about 10-15 percent battery left. Once the battery shows no power left, you still have power. Get it?
    This depends on the condition of your battery. Mine is on its last leg. When I see no bar left I have 5 minutes tops.
    03-27-2012 09:03 PM
  16. J4rrod's Avatar
    This depends on the condition of your battery. Mine is on its last leg. When I see no bar left I have 5 minutes tops.
    Regardless, the percentage will be the same for you (approximately) as anyone else with a WP.

    Sent from my Samsung Focus S using Board Express.
    03-30-2012 01:48 AM
  17. canesfan625's Avatar
    Regardless, the percentage will be the same for you (approximately) as anyone else with a WP.

    Sent from my Samsung Focus S using Board Express.
    Yes but for how long you will be at that percentage will be widely different.
    03-30-2012 07:20 AM
  18. jimski's Avatar
    I need a new battery. I can get a replacement for free via insurance but the stock Arrive battery has a craptacular lifespan. Hasnt quite been a year and a half yet and the battery is on its way out. I'm heavily leaning towards an extended battery.
    Typically I only plan for my batteries (all OEM) to give me 6-7 months of peak performance. So I always buy two and swap them out every three months. My Surround is going on 17 months and is into its third battery. Sure the old batteries still have juice, but after 7 months, and many, many charges (I use my phones a lot) they lose 30-40% of their original capacity. Amortized, it only coats a few cents a day to always have a fresh battery.

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    03-30-2012 07:40 AM
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