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Re: Response to customers' questions about battery...

Advisor
RockEviltwin
Posts: 27

Re: Response to customers' questions about battery life

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I can say about the same. WIth 3G turned off my battery now lasts noticeable longer (much longer) even when the phone isn't used at all. I also did some data speed tests (with app 'BandWidth). I got some satisfying results ( see attachment || 3G on, Wifi off) although I always get a 3G logo shown and never an H. I was wondering if this is a bug.

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Registered Member
frolix
Posts: 3

Re: Response to customers' questions about battery life

Anyway, did anyone experience a stragely long battery charging time?

Mine take 2:40" from being completely drain to a full charge (using the usb charger provided with the phone).

 

It seems a little bit long time for a charge, what do you think?

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New Member
MAG243
Posts: 1

Re: Response to customers' questions about battery life

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Sorry this post may be a bit off topic, but this discussion gave me an idea for a location based battery saver which I hope somebody from Nokia or Microsoft will pick up.

 

Let me elaborate: I carry my phone with me all the time, but most of the time I am either at home or at the office and at both sites my phone is connected to a WiFi network; since the WiFi gives me access to a high speed internet connection the 3G functionality of my phone could be switched off as I do not need it in these locations. Similarly when I am driving on the highway I do not need my phone to search for WiFi networks as I will not connect to any of them anyway and I have my 3G connection.

 

Off course I can manually turn on/off 3G and WiFi based on where I am, but it would be very nice if the phone would automatically turn off/on 3G and WiFi connection based on my location (i.e. if I am connected to my home or office WiFi disable 3G and if I am out of reach of any of my WiFi networks disable WiFi and enable 3G).

 

The above is just an crazy idea I had on a rainy Sunday afternoon, it may be worthless but if not I hope it will inspire windows phone developers out there to improve battery life of my Lumia.

 

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stueyboy
Posts: 22

Re: Response to customers' questions about battery life

Not such a bad suggestion. I'd settle for just not using the 3g when connected to wifi. The phone will automatically connect to wifi networks it remembers so might it not be so difficult to switch off 3g at the same time?
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PaulSlide
Posts: 11

Re: Response to customers' questions about battery life

There is exactly such a facility on Android, although it's a third-party app.  All the hardware is present and correct to make such an app also possible on WP7 so let's hope someone decides it's worthwhile.  

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Contributor
Posts: 8

Re: Response to customers' questions about battery life

Thanks for the update guys, it will be interesting to see just how much of a difference this makes.

 

Is there also any official word on whether there will be tweaks to the sensitivity issues some people are having? See some of the other threads in the forum.

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New Member
r4ndom4is
Posts: 2

Re: Response to customers' questions about battery life

The updates to come in Dec and Jan were already planned before these battery issues surfaced -  Nokia does not know the root of the problem for now.

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twenty7twelve
Posts: 12

Re: Response to customers' questions about battery life

My lumia 800 lasted just 5 hours this morning after a full overnight charge. All I did was listen to the fm radio for 30 mins, receive 2 emails, and that was it. I made sure everything was off, even put it in flight mode but it didn't help at all. 

 

So upset, phone is only 10 days old! 

 

Called orange earlier, am getting a replacement handset delivered tomorrow. Hope the new handset will be better. 

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stueyboy
Posts: 22

Re: Response to customers' questions about battery life

That's harsh. Hope your replacement is better for you
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twenty7twelve
Posts: 12

Re: Response to customers' questions about battery life

Thanks, so upset! My previous nokia 5530 lasted at least a whole day and more with data browsing and 2 hours of music playing!

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DeathFromAbove
Posts: 135

Re: Response to customers' questions about battery life

MY 2 CENTS  :smileyvery-happy:

 

Fully charged this morning at 8am.  3 email accounts on the go (only one constant update), no calls or text, 2 hours on offline nokia music, 3 website perusals and now battery at 15%..ooh 14%.  Okay I have location services on, but no auto time,bluetooth or wifi.

 

Issue patch ASAP or list of phones batches that are affected and replace.

WP is dead
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Counsellor
iceytoa1
Posts: 35

Re: Response to customers' questions about battery life

" MY 2 CENTS :smileyvery-happy: Fully charged this morning at 8am. 3 email accounts on the go (only one constant update), no calls or text, 2 hours on offline nokia music, 3 website perusals and now battery at 15%..ooh 14%. Okay I have location services on, but no auto time,bluetooth or wifi. Issue patch ASAP or list of phones batches that are affected and replace. "
This.

I am pretty sure it's a huge chunk of the first EU batches as the guy from My Nokia blog claims that his second Lumia 800 a EU one has a noticeably worse Battery life.

That and it only seems to be Europeans who brought it around launch who are having problems.

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DeathFromAbove
Posts: 135

Re: Response to customers' questions about battery life

Got a replacement.   Has a similar serial number etc so same batch, but battery life excepionally good so far.:smileyhappy:  

So just dodgey manufacturing to blame imo.

WP is dead
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Mobile Guru
Posts: 2,569

Re: Response to customers' questions about battery life


iceytoa1 wrote:

" MY 2 CENTS :smileyvery-happy: Fully charged this morning at 8am. 3 email accounts on the go (only one constant update), no calls or text, 2 hours on offline nokia music, 3 website perusals and now battery at 15%..ooh 14%. Okay I have location services on, but no auto time,bluetooth or wifi. Issue patch ASAP or list of phones batches that are affected and replace. "
This.

I am pretty sure it's a huge chunk of the first EU batches as the guy from My Nokia blog claims that his second Lumia 800 a EU one has a noticeably worse Battery life.

That and it only seems to be Europeans who brought it around launch who are having problems.


It is only released in 6 European countires so far, so it's hardly a big surprise that all reported problems are with EU batches.

 

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Advisor
lukejade
Posts: 29

Re: Response to customers' questions about battery life

Was lead to believe there would be an update today (5th Dec) been quite looking forward to SOMETHING being done about the poor battery life does any have any idea when the update will be released??
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xcvtop
Posts: 11

Re: Response to customers' questions about battery life

Just thought I would say update is live in the UK for all those interested phones is updating as we speak, I will let you know if all goes well

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Advisor
xcvtop
Posts: 11

Re: Response to customers' questions about battery life

If anyone cares the update went fine

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Counsellor
Mugetsu
Posts: 44

Re: Response to customers' questions about battery life

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Location : France.

Update went fine, but change nothing to the battery drop...
My phone hold the w-e with no 3G, Data, WiFi, Bluetooth...

Doesn't hold a day went data is on...

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New Member
aminulhoque24
Posts: 2

Nokia Lumia eating all my data even when using my home WIFI connection.

sorry about if this isnt relating to the current post as i couldnt find the place to start a new thread.. sorry

 

i just bought my nokia lumia 800 and ive been using it for 4 days now i have been using it frequently but mostly on wifi, however i now find out that its eaten half of my data usage.. in just 4 days which is pretty scary.. can anyone helpe me please. thanks

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Sage
N8one
Posts: 91

Re: Nokia Lumia eating all my data even when using my home WIFI connection.

Hi there aminulhoque24

 

This may be better to open a new thread, but thought i would try and help you out. 

 

First, how much is you data allowance. I would reccomend at least 500mb, but closer to 1gb is advisable if you use facebook, emails etc alot. 

 

Second, is this an upgrade or new connection?

 

If it is a new connection, you may just be in your pro rata time. This is when you only get a certain amount of data/ mins/ texts untill your first bill date. 

 

EG: I f i signed a new contract today with 300 mins, 750mg data and 300 text and my billing date is 23rd of each month- untill the 23rd of december (10 days) my allowance would be: 100 mins, 250mb and 100 text, afetr the 23rd i would get my full months worth of data. (hope this makes sense).

 

It should also be noted it is easy to eat up data if you want to. Streaming something like sky news or youtube videos for 4 hours solid could easily eat up around 1gb of data. 

 

There are ways of avoiding large bills if you do use up all of your data, but i would need to know which network and country you are using. 

 

Hope this helps. 

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