- 11-17-2012, 03:15 AM #1
Hi, i have just recently bought a Htc 8x as i fancied a change from Ios, i had a iphone 4s( still have) & find the battery life on the Htc 8x absolutely awful compared to an iphone it wont even last a day with mostly web browsing and some txting, i have turned most settings off, wifi brightness,set email to manual and battery saver on all the time, i really wanted the Nokia lumia but in the Uk were being screwed over till next year as its locked to EE/Orange etc so i thought i would get the Htc for a stop gap but can't believe how bad the battery is, i can leave wifi on have push emails, full brightness etc on the iphone all day & the battery in that is over 12 months old. I really like the Windows mobile operating system but i am reluctant to switch to the Nokia when available if the battery is as bad?
11-17-2012, 03:57 AM #2
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Nokia's battery life will most likely be better considering they don't use LCD2 for their screen. I think LCD2 is the best looking screen but its VERY power hungry.
My Lumia 822 was fully charged when i first got it at 1pm on Thursday. It's now Saturday, 2am and it's at 22%
Can't complain about that at all!
11-17-2012, 06:20 AM #3
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My Lumia 920 battery lasts me for 1 day and a half under heavy/normal (it's the first days since I have the phone, so u know how it is always playing with it), so I'm really positively please with it.
Two tips to improve it, turn off NFC if you're not using it and also supersensitive screen if it's not cold yet and you won't be using it with gloves.
11-17-2012, 11:42 AM #7
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I've had my 8X for 3 days now. I charge it overnight every night as I did my iPhone 4 before it (plugged in between 10 and 11 PM, unplugged around 5 AM). I use my phone for texting (fairly heavily, my GF and I go back and forth all day and it's my main form of communication with all my friends), email (I'm in IT and my corporate Exchange account is synced on my phone, our help desk generates a lot of email), Facebook, Twitter, and Google Reader. After the first full day, I plugged it into the charger with like... 15% battery or so. After the second full day, I plugged it in with somewhere in the mid 20%s. Last night, I had about 34% battery when I plugged it in, and yesterday I had finally listened to music via Slacker radio and some synced MP3s. So I can confirm that the battery does get better as its used and that - at least from my perspective - it's equal to the battery performance of the iPhone 4 (again, with the same use as above... on both phones I have location services off and all that stuff.)
I had a 920 for 3 days prior to the 8X and it was never put on the charger with greater than 10% battery. In the 920s defense, the unit I had was plagued with overheating issues (yes, even with everything off), thus the exchange to an 8X. I concede that was probably a problem with the specific unit I had. :)
11-17-2012, 06:58 PM #10
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I see pros and con's to the 8X and the 822. Just for me the 822 was more practical. And they both have the same processor, battery size, ram. The only real differences are that they both have a different form-factor (duh), different screens / resolution, and the 822 has a removeable battery and expandable memory card slot.
As far as processing power and such though they are identical.
11-17-2012, 08:56 PM #11
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Let your battery run down to zero, then charge it back up to full. Do that a couple of times, and chances are your battery will perform much better than it has.
If you're having persistent battery issues, chances are you got a bum unit and should look into a warranty replacement.
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