- 11-17-2012, 03:08 PM #1
Why is everyone getting such terrible battery life? I haven't turned off any services or background tasks. I use it normally: facebook, twitter, nokia music, email, text messages. My live tile updates normally. I got my weather app set to 2 hrs. I didn't even stick it on the charger last night like I normally would and this is what my battery info tells me.
11-17-2012, 03:19 PM #2
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I think there is a bug in the 'Estimated time remaining' feature. No matter what, with 32% left its not going to last 2 days and 11 hours. It isn't that efficient.
My ETR fluctuates wildly from 4 hours with 70% left to 18 (or more) hours with 50% left. I haven't been able to get it to say 2 days, 11 hours yet at all.
So far, my phone (despite the wildly fluctuating ETR) has lasted on an average of 15-18 hours. That is sufficient for me. When my charger finally arrives, it won't matter as I'll just lay it on the charger when I'm not using it/walking around with it).Pastor of All Saints Lutheran Church in Mason, MI
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11-17-2012, 03:26 PM #5
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- 11-17-2012, 03:30 PM #6
11-17-2012, 03:42 PM #7
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Yeah, you guys are missing the point. Look at the since last charge.
I had a similar experience when I tested how long I could go without charging it. I use my phone a lot during work..lots of texts and browsing. I went from 8am to 2pm THE NEXT DAY on a single charge. Yes, I left it unplugged over night. How many of you use your phone throughout the day AND night without sleeping?
The battery life on this device is fantastic.
11-17-2012, 04:22 PM #12
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2 days with 32% left isn't too far fetched.
Last night I went to bed with 100% charge. In bed I watched 20 minutes of a netflix movie (over wi-fi), then went to sleep. Almost exactly 8 hours later (when I woke up), my battery shows 92% remaining (technically it showed 93% remaining, but changed to 92% about 5 minutes after I first checked).
That's 1% (or less) per hour on idle, except that I did watch 20 minutes of a show on it as well. About 3.5 hours later after I checked facebook a couple of times, browsed the web, messed around a lot with 'rooms' (setting it up with my wife's lumia 920 as well), downloaded some apps and then played an additional 1 hour minimum of a graphic intensive game I'm now sitting at 50% battery (the game drew the most power).
This is also the 2nd time I've seen my phone drop 1% per hour on idle. It has been consistent, which means if you didn't touch your phone, at 32% battery life, you could be looking at 32+ hours before it goes dead (assuming you don't have battery saver turned on when the battery is low, which would further extend the charge).
- 11-17-2012, 04:52 PM #13
- 11-17-2012, 05:15 PM #14
I'm having issues with the battery life also. It works great in idle mode, but when actually use IE, text, phone calls, ect the battery % drops pretty quickly(yes, I have NFC, background tasks, emails as they arrive, etc turned off) I have cycled my phone's battery twice also. I've read this is wide spread issue with the majority of complaints. I love the phone, but I just want to be able to get some life out of it
- 11-17-2012, 05:25 PM #15
- 11-17-2012, 05:27 PM #16
My first one had poor batter life. Drained it in 7 hours. Tried to hard reset it and bricked it, so I swapped for another.
Now, I'm currently at 18 hrs use (few calls, few texts, 7 hours of music playback overnight, a fair amount of web and a lot of baconit) with 41% left. 20-21 hours would be more accurate actually, because I briefly plugged it into my PC at 94% and reset the "time since last charge."
I'd definitely recommend doing a reset, then trading it in for another.
11-17-2012, 06:39 PM #20
- 298 Posts
I have great battery life too. Coming from an HD2 and HD7 I have to say I am blown away by the longevity of the battery. I had one complete overnight charge so far. The first time I tried to charge it overnight I apparently did not plug it in and no charging took place (maybe a side effect of coming from HTC.. No charge indicator light). It lasted almost 2 days on the half-*** factory charge. I just had to plug it in after 2 days of no charging, over 48 hours with moderate to heavy use.
After a full charge it will say 15hours remaining battery life. After a while it bumps up to over two days. The estimated time remaining is almost always way too high or too low but I remain impressed with the actual battery life.
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