08-17-2013, 01:10 PM #4
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About the same for me - I can go about 8 hours under Heavy Internet Usage (Internet Sharing to PC), today it been light - right now 75% been on for 10 hours. 4g connection (email has item arrive, wpcentral only things running in background)Nokia Lumia 521 (GDR3/Black) - TMobile Prepaid Unlimited + 2.5gb Hotspot
New-Nokia Lumia AT&T 520 - Net10 AT&T
Broke - Focus Flash (Locked) OS=7.10.8862.14 (Net10 AT&T)
Net10/Straight Talk AT&T Apn Data for Samsung Wireless Manager
08-17-2013, 11:13 PM #6
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updated my Lumia 521 for T-Mobile on Aug 15th and although the update made things faster and brought some cool features like call blocking the phone is practically useless now. It dies in like 4 hours no matter if i use or if its in idle it dies within like 6 hours or so. I already have charged the phone 3 or 4 times now already and its on the 5th time. I know the battery cycle needs to get used to it but damn i never expected it to be this bad!
- 08-18-2013, 01:46 AM #7
I have a 520 (AT&T) with the Amber update and GDR2. Although I realize that it's not a 521, but it likely has very similar performance. I have 4G data, wifi on, bluetooth on, medium setting on screen brightness, double tap to wake and my battery drain on standby is about 2%/hr. I don't do a lot of heavy activity such as gaming, youtube or websurfing.
08-18-2013, 04:00 AM #8
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A brick. Something to the tune of 25% drop per hour in standby. Yes, this is actually happening.
Here's the full writeup. I've already got a warranty replacement on the way for issues before the GDR2 update last night (which that update seems to have resolved), that even survived a hard reset.
Attached are the droolworthy screenshots from Battery Sense.
08-19-2013, 02:43 AM #9
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Well, things have definitely improved today, pretty much back to normal, after doing another hard reset post-update.
Now, though, I still have a problem with the phone coming unlocked in my pocket, doing all sorts of un-cool things while it should be asleep. At least three times today, I've pulled out my phone to find it unlocked, and several levels deep into a series of searches, messages, and settings pages! I found that I can bypass the lock screen by briefly holding the search button, which is a problem if the phone wakes up due to a plug/unplug event - in my pocket, charging, sometimes waking up due to thinking the cable was plugged or unplugged. It comes unlocked way too easily.
But other than that, at least it's back to "normal" again...
- 08-19-2013, 04:28 PM #12
My battery life? Crappy and crappier.
I really hate the way Nokia put that wimpy, skinny-*** battery in and stuck a cushion sticker on there to take up space for the larger battery that was supposed to be in there just to save themselves a few pennies. :rolleyes:
Sent from my Nokia Lumia 521
- 08-19-2013, 04:46 PM #13I don't have a phone right now. At least, a working one.
- 08-19-2013, 05:25 PM #15I don't have a phone right now. At least, a working one.
08-20-2013, 06:43 AM #17
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Updated 3 521's since the update was released (mine, my wife's and daughter's). The battery life on 2 is much better since the update. I don't have the stats, but prior to the update, my phone would be in the 30 - 40% range when I got home from work. Yesterday, it was at 77% at the same time of day and having used the phone in a "typical" fashion. My wife reports her battery life has also improved dramatically since the update. I have not inquired as to my daughter's phone, but she has not reported any negatives since the update.
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