02-16-2014 03:49 AM
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  1. Eas195's Avatar
    Hi guys,

    Have you ever experienced your Lumia 620 gets ran out of battery in less than 14 hours, or at least, 10 hours?

    Well, I'm getting that issue nowadays, but I hope I'm not the only one who have the same issues with Lumia 620's battery. I actually charge my phone twice a day, with some recommended settings -- only important background apps allowed, battery saver is on when there's only 20% left, download new email(s) as they arrive, etc.
    I don't know which way is the best for me, whether I buy a battery backup, or replace my 2-month old battery with the new one, or something else maybe?

    Any helps or discussions are appreciated. Thanks! :)
    04-21-2013 02:51 PM
  2. nachikethas's Avatar
    same here. battery life is so low. never expected this from nokia
    04-22-2013 02:49 AM
  3. Abinash Behera's Avatar
    Guys can we put higher capacity say 1500maH battery into the Lumia 620 phone? is it Possible, i see it has BL-4J battery, can we put some other model say BL-5J 1500maH battery into it or it would be a problem, Please do let me know about it!
    04-22-2013 11:42 AM
  4. Fez Ferrari's Avatar
    Really, I'm very much disappointed with the battery life of Lumia 620. Maybe Nokia should take a look at it and plan a fix, or they could release a high capacity battery, around 2000 mAh.
    04-22-2013 12:04 PM
  5. Libor Buchta's Avatar
    04-23-2013 05:55 AM
  6. Eas195's Avatar
    Thanks! That will be great review. I'll wait for it, and do you have some tips of making battery last longer?
    04-24-2013 02:38 AM
  7. nessinhaw's Avatar
    ohhh i'm also interested in that 2430mAh battery! the main things i wanna know:
    is it safe?
    will it damage my phone on long-term use? (say after a few months)

    hope to see your review soon :D
    04-24-2013 02:44 AM
  8. Libor Buchta's Avatar
    Thanks! That will be great review. I'll wait for it, and do you have some tips of making battery last longer?
    As for the tips: I know only what you can find on the internet...

    It means all background apps i dont really need are switched off (i have only 2 at the moment), 2G GSM mode, manual email sync, no IM client permanently on, no other program using internet permanetly. But I have location permanetly on, because i am using navigation quite often in the car and i dont want to turn it on/off everytime i need it. Back ligth is at medium level, i dont like the colours of low level :).

    Now it is the third day i am using 2430 mAh battery. I have taken my L620 from charger yesterday at 8am, used it normally for some calls, SMSs, some internet with GSM/WiFi, and now it is 11am (next day) and battery level is at 28%. So my phone is running about 27 hours and 28% of power is still remaining...

    But to tell the truth, with oringinal battery I have had only little worse resluts. So now, after 2 charging cycles i can say, that 2430 mAh battery is NOW in MY PHONE is about 20-30% better than original one. I will see what time brings (with more chraging cycles)... On the other hand, 20-30% is better than nothing.
    04-24-2013 05:17 AM
  9. Libor Buchta's Avatar
    ohhh i'm also interested in that 2430mAh battery! the main things i wanna know:
    is it safe?
    will it damage my phone on long-term use? (say after a few months)

    hope to see your review soon :D
    You can also find review of this battery with N8 here:
    The One Symbian Blog: Review: High Capacity Gold Battery (2430mAh)
    Reviewer has good experinece with it and is saying, battery is safe ("... battery has a temperature fuse and safety control switches, so it should be as safe as Nokia's original batteries").

    I have also had no problem with this battery till this time.
    04-24-2013 05:21 AM
  10. Eas195's Avatar
    You can also find review of this battery with N8 here:
    The One Symbian Blog: Review: High Capacity Gold Battery (2430mAh)
    Reviewer has good experinece with it and is saying, battery is safe ("... battery has a temperature fuse and safety control switches, so it should be as safe as Nokia's original batteries").

    I have also had no problem with this battery till this time.
    Well, I saw your review is really tells the good of the battery, but I'd like to looking forward to the battery, as when I searched through the internet and the link you've put before, many said that the battery is fake, or such (and one of the members from xda-developers forum had 'disassembled' the battery cover to prove the 'fakeness' of the battery).

    About the tips you've posted, there are some that I won't do such as changing the network type to 2G, as in my home there is no WiFi and my operator network can't handle data so good in 2G. So then I consider to hold on until I have the WiFi portable modem one :)
    04-24-2013 12:29 PM
  11. dkp23's Avatar
    You think you can do a review on the battery by turning more features on? Like go to 3g/hspa if that is in your area, turn in like a couple more background tasks like a weather app, messaging, turning on push emails to as they come?

    Would love to see if the battery is good when the phone is being heavily utilized.
    04-24-2013 12:46 PM
  12. Eas195's Avatar
    You think you can do a review on the battery by turning more features on? Like go to 3g/hspa if that is in your area, turn in like a couple more background tasks like a weather app, messaging, turning on push emails to as they come?

    Would love to see if the battery is good when the phone is being heavily utilized.
    Not just for heavy usages, but for the features that can be turned on.

    But most of all, the most important thing is to fully charge the battery after its first discharge to 0, for at least 8 hours. It will make your battery stronger for the next charges.
    04-24-2013 01:08 PM
  13. roaspiras's Avatar
    Well... I have long accepted that the L620's battery is not that good so I have a backup charge in the office the in the car. I may buy a spare battery too. Not a big deal for me coz I love this phone! They should make a high end version of this same size but with dual core 1GB ram and 16GB internal memory -- this is will be the perfect phone.
    04-24-2013 11:54 PM
  14. broar94's Avatar
    May be a good idea to get 720(2000mAH battery)! It's retailing currently at 18K
    04-25-2013 10:01 AM
  15. broar94's Avatar
    You think you can do a review on the battery by turning more features on? Like go to 3g/hspa if that is in your area, turn in like a couple more background tasks like a weather app, messaging, turning on push emails to as they come?

    Would love to see if the battery is good when the phone is being heavily utilized.
    Would probably give 3-4Hours screen on time if the phone is heavily utilized.
    04-25-2013 10:03 AM
  16. Libor Buchta's Avatar
    My dear friends,

    I have made test of 2430 mAh battery you requested (hope so).

    My L620 has been set up and used during the day as follows:

    BT always on
    location always on
    3G GSM mode
    display brightness auto (switched to auto from medium level)
    battery saver on
    AppoinTile with live tile running on the background
    Whatsapp messenger running on the background
    Amazing Weather with live tile running on the background (hourly refreshment)
    WP central client with live tile running on the background (instant refreshment)
    push emails turned on – to as they come (first mailbox)
    60 minutes of calls
    20 sms
    second mailbox synced several times a day
    several minutes of web browsing
    several minutes of viewing pics via picasa client
    60 (maybe 70) minutes of music with wired earphones
    reading some news from WPC
    3 small apps (each about 2 MB) downloaded from store via 3G

    Phone ran 14 hours, until it reported a critical battery level (4%).

    Conclusions must make yourselves... :)
    04-25-2013 04:06 PM
  17. dkp23's Avatar
    That i thin is quite of bit of usage. So i'd assume with the stock battery, perhaps 10 hours?
    04-25-2013 05:46 PM
  18. Shellharri's Avatar
    you can change your battery and test 2430 mAh battery.
    04-26-2013 08:56 AM
  19. AHMED STOKON's Avatar
    can i get i link selling this battery ?
    04-26-2013 07:45 PM
  20. Eas195's Avatar
    can i get i link selling this battery ?
    you can search for it via eBay or Amazon or something similar :)
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    04-30-2013 06:57 AM
  21. JeremyDJC's Avatar
    Presumably using a third party battery invalidates the warranty?
    05-01-2013 06:08 AM
  22. dkp23's Avatar
    Presumably using a third party battery invalidates the warranty?
    Not sure how Nokia would even know, unless you were not smart enough to tell them. When going to warranty exchange, in general, best is to give them the least detail possible. They are going to ask you to trouble shoot, say you did, say you turned off your phone, did a hard rest, factory reset and it still didnt work. Then they will acknowledge you did everything you could and just process the warranty exchange. This worked the warranty exchanges i've been through for different products even unrelated to cell phones.

    The more you tell them, the more chances they have to deny your warranty.
    05-01-2013 11:19 AM
  23. dkp23's Avatar
    My dear friends,

    I have made test of 2430 mAh battery you requested (hope so).

    My L620 has been set up and used during the day as follows:

    BT always on
    location always on
    3G GSM mode
    display brightness auto (switched to auto from medium level)
    battery saver on
    AppoinTile with live tile running on the background
    Whatsapp messenger running on the background
    Amazing Weather with live tile running on the background (hourly refreshment)
    WP central client with live tile running on the background (instant refreshment)
    push emails turned on – to as they come (first mailbox)
    60 minutes of calls
    20 sms
    second mailbox synced several times a day
    several minutes of web browsing
    several minutes of viewing pics via picasa client
    60 (maybe 70) minutes of music with wired earphones
    reading some news from WPC
    3 small apps (each about 2 MB) downloaded from store via 3G

    Phone ran 14 hours, until it reported a critical battery level (4%).

    Conclusions must make yourselves... :)
    Did you test the 1800mh battery? how is that compared to the 2430mh battery
    05-03-2013 08:55 PM
  24. rifqi23cool's Avatar
    to be honest, i don't see the difference between my 620 and my 8S.. we know from the sheets that 8S got a bigger Li-Poly battery..
    on both device, i have no difference of usage.. just for a regular daily use
    i charged it regularly at midnight using a timer i bought from a hardware store..
    i charge my 8S for 2.5 hours straight from 10.30PM and the timer goes off at 1 AM (it charges slower, i think it's because of it's larger battery)
    i charge my 620 for 2 hours from 11PM and the timer goes off at 1AM

    but in the end, i charge my phone at the same exact time the next day, and so on..
    does this means that the 620 actually got a lower power consumption than the 8S?
    05-06-2013 10:52 AM
  25. OzRob's Avatar
    i charged it regularly at midnight using a timer i bought from a hardware store..
    i charge my 8S for 2.5 hours straight from 10.30PM and the timer goes off at 1 AM (it charges slower, i think it's because of it's larger battery)
    i charge my 620 for 2 hours from 11PM and the timer goes off at 1AM
    Why the timer? Why not just leave it on charge overnight? There's no damage to the battery by leaving it charging as the logic in the charging circuit turns off the charging current when it's fully charged. And the switchmode wall plug charger uses next to zero power when not pouring charge into the phone. So there doesn't seem to be anything to gain by using a timer.
    05-07-2013 12:31 AM
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