- 12-02-2012, 09:10 AM #1
I've had the 820 for 2 weeks now and I've only made it through the day once without having to recharge. I've owned various iPhones, a few different Androids and a Samsung Focus and so far the 820 is the shortest lasting. Looks like I'll be sporting my charger with me from now on . I hope Nokia or Microsoft is able to release some updates that improve the situation.
12-02-2012, 09:20 AM #2
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12-02-2012, 11:20 AM #3
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I am on my third, first one was really appaling for battery life, the one im on now sees me through the day with moderate to heavy usage. Im coming from an s3. I think it really is device dependant, that does not help you however. Im hoping for a few updates.
- 12-02-2012, 11:41 AM #5
Mine easily lasts the day with 25-30% left. 3 email accounts, one push and the other 2 check every 30 mins.
I have weather, stocks, battery meter, store, to do list as live tiles and 4 background updates.
I am on WiFi when home but not any other time.
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12-02-2012, 05:16 PM #6
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I have to say after 7 days the battery life is fantastic compared to the Samsung Galaxy S2. I got the 820 so I could change the battery, but as yet I have not needed to yet.
I have 1 push email and 7 that check every 10 mins. Twitter is used for a few hours as well.
I do charge up when driving, but normally this would mean 2 batteries lasting me a day with the SGS2. I will probably get another battery just in case, but it seems to be running quite well.
- 12-02-2012, 05:33 PM #7
This is a common complaint for any phone. Batteries are strange animals. Two people could use the phone the same and get very different results with the battery, it's the nature of batteries in general.When all else fails empty the magazine...
- 12-02-2012, 09:28 PM #10
I would say the battery life on my 820 has been on par with what I thought coming from a 900, and from my medium to heavy usage. Though I do have days where I stream a lot, and along with LTE I need to bring the charger with me. I hope to see a extended battery for the 820 soon. :)
- 12-05-2012, 08:11 AM #14
12-05-2012, 02:05 PM #15
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12-07-2012, 01:44 PM #18
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I get a day with 20% off with heavy usage, or up to 50 hours (without 3G, less usage). At the beginning, I had only about 6 hours, here's what worked for me: after it shuts down due to low memory, force it to go on (first try, it had a low battery logo, then, at the 2nd try, it went on) and in my case, I could use it for another few hours. After this, the battery is really well.
- 12-07-2012, 05:06 PM #19
Yeah, my 820 has incredible battery performance compared to other phones I've had. I know it's been said already, but turn off services you don't use... frex, if you don't use NFC, turn it off. If you don't have a Bluetooth headset, turn Bluetooth off. That will help you immensely. Oh, also, if you have the Nokia Drive Beta installed, nuke it from outer space.
- 12-11-2012, 02:00 PM #23
I have now 1 week and 3 days of using the phone.
The batt is by now below from my old phone a SE XMP.
I love my WP but the batt of my L820 is far from average :(
Waiting for improve in coming weeks.
1 email account syns as arrive
2 Live tiles
All the rest is of, as wifi, BT, nfc, maps
- 12-11-2012, 03:49 PM #24
WP8 in contradiction to WP7.5 does not frezee applications that work in the background, which means they eat a lot more juice than they would on older wp.
To see what apps are running at the given time press and hold the "back arrow".
To close them nasty battery muncher press and hold back arrow, select program you want to shut down, and while in it keep pressing back arrow until you get moved back to phone's menu.
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