"Is it worth seeing which operator this happens with?
Mine's on 3 UK.
I'm assuming it's a bad batch here...
Anyone with battery problems please let us know your operator.
My replacement is coming tomorrow, but if it's a bad batch it'll just be the same thing..."
I'm on 3 Uk too.
"That;s exactly how my Lumia came. Phones4U Simfree however"
What information do you think could be checked against each others?
So my phone manages from quarter to eight in the morning till four in the afternoon with 5%-20% power left.
But today I tried turning off 3G and yeah it managed it with 51+% Power!
I think we can safely say it's the 3G radio thats eating the battery, still not as good as it's advertised as being but at least useable.
The phone confused me today.
I set brightness to Low to try and conserve battery today and the battery started draining faster than usual and the estimated life was massively decreased.
After switching back to Auto the drain decreased back to previous levels and the estimated battery life time increased again even though I was doing the same things on the phone. I tested it a few times and got the same result.
Mine from same shop has same number before dash then V1.1 20.5
I wonder if mine was from the first batch. I got it on the 16th when they were first released.
2011-11-28 18:26 - edited 2011-11-28 18:30
I got this in the milton keynes and they seemed to have plenty in their cupboard.
carphone warehouse were selling theirs for seventy pounds more so got mine for about four hundred sim free.
I hope they bring out an update soon to sort the issue.
I have turned off
all automatic apps. time/date, location, update etc.
uninstalled nokia music, ebay and any other apps i could.
That has certainly helped.
I hope your battery improves with use as others have found.
After folowing this topic now for some days I want to share my experiance on the Lumia 800 with you all.
I bought the phone on the 18th and after taking it out of the box i installed Whatsapp and setup the phone to my preferences Wifi.email....
The first full day of use I was disapointed the battery went down in 10 hour. After 2 days I removed Whatsapp and configured email sync to 2 hours for 2 mailboxes and my outlook box to 30 min. Still this did not improve a lot.
But after a day of heavy use the battery improved a lot. I have now Whatsapp installed, location Off and am at my residence for 24 hours a day (same enviorment in terms receiption) By the way my phone switches due to low signal every few minuts from 3G to H to G and no signal.
What seems to improve battery life in my case was calling for about 4 out of 6 hours. Now my phones comes of the charger with a estimated battery life of 1 day and 11 hour. Basicly I recharge after 18 hour regardles if it is empty or not.
"To be honest there's nothing indicating part of what batch it is.
However there's a text printed on the blue box where it opens with"96021Q7-V2.1 20-6" whatever that may mean.."
Mine has the same code up until the last number, 96021Q7-V2.1 20-4!
I think we're onto something, could it be the 20th production run and that our Lumia's were made just one phone apart?
Mine says v2.1 20-1.
The reason I asked what operator you have is because these phones get allocated to operators per batch. So 3 UK will have a batch of phones say 1-20,000 and Vodafone will have 20,000-40,000.
Just trying to find the problem here...
2011-11-28 20:28 - edited 2011-11-28 20:34
So glad I found this forum! Have been reading all
My nokia lumia is only 10 days old. The battery on
I fully charged it overnight, unplugged it at 5:30
I found this forum and tried all the tricks: made
The phone had died before 12 noon.
I went to the orange shop to ask if they were awar
Luckily there is a 3 shop next to my work so I wen
So, battery was charged to 100% (took over 2 hours). Got home this eve, and the ba
Just called orange customer services on 150, after
Will keep you posted.
2011-11-28 20:54 - edited 2011-11-28 20:55
My problems seems to have disappeared completely. Full day with a lot of use is no longer a problem. Don't know why or how, but now I'm quite happy with my Lumia
I am wondering if is to do with the apps I installed?
Last night I did a phone reset (to get it ready to return to orange), did a full charge, didn't install anything, and in 4 hours the battery is showing 97%. I even used data connection for one hour. The phone is cold too, not hot like it was yesterday when the battery drained in a few hours!
Waiting for the replacement handset now ....
I'm at 1030 down from 1308mah after 24hrs. Must say I was using another phone last night but it is still pretty decent. Pleased to say that I am now satisfied with the battery life with the current settings which I can easily live with. Will now use it normally for the next few days and see what happens.