View Poll Results: Is your black Lumia 920 getting too hot with poor battery life?
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Yes, it does both.
It only gets hot.
It only has bad battery life.
My non-black Lumia 920 is fine.
My BLACK Lumia 920 is totally fine.
- 11-10-2012, 04:19 PM #1
I only have a sample size of two phones, so I thought I'd get a larger set of data by asking everyone here what their experiences have been. I have a matte black Lumia 920, my wife has a glossy red Lumia 920. Both purchased yesterday. Mine lasts about half a day, if that, on a single charge and gets considerably warmer--the point of nearly being "hot"--than the red model, which seems to have a MUCH superior battery life and doesn't get warm at all.
So, is this a fixable firmware issue or something that should merit a return and exchange? I will say that this happened to me with my first Lumia 900 too--I had a black one that got too hot and drained its battery. This should NOT be happening, so I don't think it's anything that Nokia meant to have happen.
Please answer in the poll below whether you have a black phone and if its getting hot with noticeably decreased battery life. Thanks!
- 11-10-2012, 04:26 PM #3
That could certainly be the case. I hope so, because I spent a long time organizing this start screen. To be fair, my Lumia 900 had other issues--it would stop receiving texts and data and then also get really hot while burning through its battery life in an hour.
Still, I left home at 8:15 with 100% power and it's now 1:26 PM and it has 22% power. And it's not like I have been on it non-stop that whole time!
(Also, my wife's red 920 has none of these issues.)
- 11-10-2012, 04:56 PM #5
I have a black 920, my wife a white one. I haven't noticed any heat, but I was 100% at 830a, its now 5p and I'm at 16%, a bit lower than my 900 was at this time. This is with four ActiveSync accounts and a few pinned tiles with bg tasks.
11-10-2012, 05:34 PM #6
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I have the red model and have noticed the heat when using my data connection. My battery isn't very good. I can burn through it in about 5 hours. Hoping that its just the honeymoon effect and nothing serious! I really don't want to have to take it back.--
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11-10-2012, 05:40 PM #7
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I have been experiencing the same issue with both the constant warmth and battery drain on my black Lumia 920. I have disabled all applications that might be making frequent data connections except for my work email (which didn't receive any emails today). I left my house this afternoon with 85% charge about 3 hours ago and I just got home and the battery is at 45% and all I did was take one picture. I'm going to try and wipe the device to see if that helps. Will let you guys know.
11-10-2012, 05:48 PM #8
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As I posted elsewhere (though regarding a white one), the batteries seem hit or miss. I never really got to see how long the charge lasted, since I couldn't reach 100%.
I will note that the replacement unit seem to not get nearly as hot as the one with battery woes, so I would say if you have any concerns, best to get it replaced under warranty.
- 11-10-2012, 07:26 PM #9
Hot when transferring a lot of data, yes. Battery seems a bit fast to drain but too early to tell with certainty. Using it a lot too.
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- 11-10-2012, 08:26 PM #13
I got a red one that gets hot and the battery seems like it drains super fast!! Since Friday I have discharged it a full 3 times and charged back to 100!! Hopefully it is a break in thing but I don't ever remember my 900 nor my focus being this way!
- 11-10-2012, 08:33 PM #14
I noticed this issue too with my new black matte one. I'm not sure if it's because i'm using it a lot, but I was upset when I pulled it off the charger and battery saver said that it was 100% but would only last 5 hours :/
- 11-10-2012, 11:35 PM #19
The results of the poll are themselves rather instructive. About half of the black 920s out there are either defective or need some kind of firmware update. I think it's probably too early to tell if this issue is a real issue or just something that will work itself out. I'll give my phone about a week, and if it's still getting too hot and draining power quickly after I start using it with a more normal usage pattern, I'll just exchange it. I will be saving my Invisishield until I'm sure though!
11-11-2012, 12:13 AM #21
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I haven't noticed mine get warm at all through regular use (lots of dicking around with the settings, reading email, facebook, a few minutes of netflix and downloading apps), but I have noticed the battery life is WAY worse than my iphone 4 :(
about three hours after a 100% charge and its at 69%... matte black nl920
- 11-11-2012, 01:17 AM #23
I pulled it off the charger earlier at full charge, & it was dead 2 hrs later after being on the phone the whole time with screen off & in a good signal area. Top of the phone by my ear also very hot. The previous charge with light to normal use only lasted ~ 5 hrs. Nokia drive was the only background process enabled, but I wasn't using nav.
One reason I bought it was my previous WP got excellent battery life, & my 920 is aweful. WP8 so far seems like a less-polished WP7. Not impressed.
11-11-2012, 01:33 AM #25
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