12-27-2012, 01:27 AM #1
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Am I the only one who feels that Lumia 620's battery capacity is very less? It has only 1300 mAh battery. Where as HTC 8S has 400 mAh more and reviews for HTC 8S are stating that it lasts only for a day. With all the news about battery drains in other WP8 devices, I am worrying that 620 might not even last for a day with moderate usage. This factor is pulling me towards 8S. But, Lumia 620 seems to be a better device than 8S in every other aspect.
What do you people think?
- 12-27-2012, 05:19 AM #2
As the 620 does have a removable battery, this is a very much solvable issue. Nokia had to make cuts somewhere to keep the price low. They chose battery capacity and wireless charging, as well as a reduced quality camera. Personally, I think it's better than the 8S, but TETO.Windows Phone Central Moderator "Fortune cookie said: 'Outlook not so good'. I said: 'Sure, but Microsoft ships it anyway'." - Apparently you can have an iPhone transplant...
- 12-27-2012, 05:29 AM #3
If the 620's shell is gonna be as hard as the 820's to remove, I don't think you will want to be changing the battery almost everyday. I've broken my nails every single time I attempt to take my 820 shell out. I simply gave up and went for the portable charger option rather than an alternate battery.
I think Nokia still beats HTC software-wise. HTC has to tend to WP8 and Android, while all of Nokia's efforts are going to WP8. They don't also churn out new phones like there's no tomorrow.
- 12-27-2012, 07:40 AM #4
I'm getting the Nokia Lumia 820 myself. I will be planning to change the battery every day as I do a *****load of tethering. So I need the extra battery. Although the 920 is becoming much more appealing. I shall see what the Surface Phone looks like though.Windows Phone Central Moderator "Fortune cookie said: 'Outlook not so good'. I said: 'Sure, but Microsoft ships it anyway'." - Apparently you can have an iPhone transplant...
- 12-30-2012, 04:57 AM #6
Is there anyone who uses an external usb-batterypack ( new trent f.e.). As an emergency this looks like a good solution to me. You get about 5000mA for about $30. This means almost 4 times the capacity of the Lumia 620. Hot 'swap' possible! It weights about 180grams. And you can use it for other devices (Lumia 920 ;-) ). Ofcourse being connected to the usb-cable while using your phone is a disadvantage but compared to not be able to use your dead-battery phone, well, it's a great advantage! I might even prefer this solution. I can always give it some charge, on the road, when I'm not using the phone so it's charged when I need it. Anyway, the removable battery and the capacity were big issues for me but this might be an acceptable solution/compromise. Any experiences out there?
01-17-2013, 07:17 PM #7
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Hi all, I was skeptical as well for the small battery, but now that I have the 620 for a few days, I can say that it is no worse than my old phones, galaxy s2, note, iPhone 5. In fact on a day I did not have many whatsapp messages, it lasts the whole day without problem. I don't have the 820 to compare with, but the back cover can be removed quite easily without breaking any finger nails. Cheers
01-20-2013, 11:53 AM #9
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I have to agree that the back cover is quite tricky to remove but after some time it can be quite easy as you get used to it. The most out of the battery that I can get is around 15 hours with mixed use condition... I don't have the on-board data connection on, use WiFi instead...
- 01-22-2013, 02:38 PM #10
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01-23-2013, 12:07 AM #12
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Overall, the Lumia 620, despite its small battery capacity it still is a great device and highly recommended!Nokia Lumia 620 - White
01-23-2013, 07:24 AM #13
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It is quite pointless to compare battery sizes if screen size is different. This should have pretty much same battery performance as Lumia 800 so not great, but not bad. Average "smartphone" performance I would say.
Most important thing should be solving the battery drain issues. It doesn't matter how big your battery is if there are "bugs" or glitches that start eating the battery.
- 01-29-2013, 12:27 PM #14
01-29-2013, 12:56 PM #15
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I actually cut my original sim card without a cuttor or anything. I downlaoded a PDF that you could print out so you could draw cutting lines on you sim card to cut. It worked though :D.
The day after I noticed that there was a micro sim along with my new phone -.-. Was kinda frustrating...
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