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| | 01-23-2013, 02:50 PM #1
After reading numerous battery related threads with no fix answer, writing in most of them, discussing it, being trolled, I had given up on battery issues a few weeks back. Even Portico apparently didn't do any magic for quite a few.
The sort of job I do, leaves me in a poor reception area and I thought it was my network provider. However, iPhones worked fine on same network (EE, UK). I spend about 12-15 hours a day outside, at work or travelling. I need my phone to live during that time. It didn't.
I've tried uninstalling Nokia Drive beta, Skype beta, this and that - to a point where I don't even have weather app any more!
However, interesting observation is this. Since about 14-15 days, I've upgraded to Portico and use my phone as a dumb phone. No data connection. No additional apps. No Nokia extra apps. Only basic SMS, calls. My battery has lasted me over 28-30 hours each time. I am a heavy texter. Text about 200-250 messages a day. So it's not like my phone hasn't been unlocked at all. It mostly gets unlocked - about 300 times a day?!
Point being - Nokia's hardware or Nokia's battery aren't ****. Like many users have been getting a replacement from Nokia or their dealers and experiencing placebo effects maybe. To be honest this battery is amazing for a screen this big! What drains the battery is the OS. The way OS runs tasks in background and the fact that majority of apps for WP8 aren't really WP8-ready. They are poorly put together WP7.5 apps at best most of the times e.g. whatsapp. As soon as I let these apps take over using my data - my phones only lasts 9 hours on average.
If anyone else out there is using their Lumia as a dumb phone and only uses apps/data/wifi when needed - how is your battery treating you? Do you have similar observations? I think it's about time we realise no replacement handset will solve this battery issue. Only Microsoft with a sturdy update can.