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Got a Lumia 920: My thoughts after 48hrs

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UPDATE: I'm having battery drain problems. My wife also has a 920. Charged them both to 100%, mirrored settings/apps on each and left them on over night (screen off). As of this morning, her phone has 96% battery left and mine was @ 71%, so its not my imagination.The day before, it ****ed away nearly half its charge in 10hrs being on standby with no use at all. Phone won't make it through half a day if I actually used it at this point.

Also, Her phone also has the following apps enabled:

Screen brightness = Auto

Tap/Send =on

Nokia Drive background tasks = on

Wi-Fi =on

4G-LTE (can't be disabled on At&t)

location =on

Weather Channel background tasks = on

*Mine has an XBL account, but I've already tried disabling its connection and it makes no difference in battery life.

I've been told to let the phone die, then charge to max, turn off all background tasks, disable Nokia Drive etc. and while I appreciate everyone's help, I believe these tips are simply myths. Basically whats being suggested is to increase battery life by disabling every feature of the phone and don't use it. The more likely scenario here is that a certain number of phones have shipped with faulty batteries. I'm going to swap mine out for another 920 tomorrow if I come home today and see the phones eaten through its battery again. It was on 65% @ 6am when I left, so we'll see....

One thing that I can tell which will increase the battery life is to turn off NFC. Since NFC usage is basically non-existant here in the states, why leave it on if you are not going to use it.

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One thing that I can tell which will increase the battery life is to turn off NFC. Since NFC usage is basically non-existant here in the states, why leave it on if you are not going to use it.

I understand what you're saying but again, wife has same phone with same settings is getting dramatically better life with all this stuff enabled. I disable everything and can't even get close to what she's getting with all the battery sapping stuff on.

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One thing that I can tell which will increase the battery life is to turn off NFC. Since NFC usage is basically non-existant here in the states, why leave it on if you are not going to use it.

If NFC is an issue, it is an issue with the phone and software/hardware. On my S3, I have always had NFC turned on so me and my girl can easily share what we want between our S3's, and my battery , even on heavy use, last at least 15 hours.

I understand what you're saying but again, wife has same phone with same settings is getting dramatically better life with all this stuff enabled. I disable everything and can't even get close to what she's getting with all the battery sapping stuff on.

Maybe it is a bad battery.

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I understand what you're saying but again, wife has same phone with same settings is getting dramatically better life with all this stuff enabled. I disable everything and can't even get close to what she's getting with all the battery sapping stuff on.

Then if you aren't happy with it...take it back to the store. But quit your complaining. It seems that no amount of tweaking on the phone is going to get a better battery life and no amount of anything is going to make you happy. It may be that this phone is defective....cause that never happens with the iPhone or any droid phone. Just my $0.02 opinion.

If NFC is an issue, it is an issue with the phone and software/hardware. On my S3, I have always had NFC turned on so me and my girl can easily share what we want between our S3's, and my battery , even on heavy use, last at least 15 hours.

Maybe it is a bad battery.

It's already known that there are some software bugs in WP8 on the 920....hell read the forums over at wpcentral. That is what apollo+ or whatever it is called is hopefully going to fix.

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But as mentioned, my wife has the exact same phone with all that crap enabled and she's not having any problems with battery drain.

Have both your phones received the latest updates from Nokia? In particular, have you received the network+ update as there have been reports that that fixes the battery life issue.

I received my Lumia 920 on Saturday, it received all the latest updates on Sunday and I'm very happy with the battery life. It's not scientific but I estimate that the battery is lasting about 30% longer than my old Omnia 7.

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so glad I went with the Nexus 4!!

and as a Surface user I can attest to the empty app marketplace.

That's the only thing I have against the Windows experience. A year from now things will probably be much different.

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Have both your phones received the latest updates from Nokia? In particular, have you received the network+ update as there have been reports that that fixes the battery life issue.

I received my Lumia 920 on Saturday, it received all the latest updates on Sunday and I'm very happy with the battery life. It's not scientific but I estimate that the battery is lasting about 30% longer than my old Omnia 7.

I got some updates to various Nokia apps the day I got it, but nothing since. Manually checked for updates and it says everything is up to date. How can you tell if the update has been applied? Are you on At&t?

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Then if you aren't happy with it...take it back to the store. But quit your complaining. It seems that no amount of tweaking on the phone is going to get a better battery life and no amount of anything is going to make you happy. It may be that this phone is defective....cause that never happens with the iPhone or any droid phone. Just my $0.02 opinion.

It's already known that there are some software bugs in WP8 on the 920....hell read the forums over at wpcentral. That is what apollo+ or whatever it is called is hopefully going to fix.

Its not so much complaining as it is sharing of info on things I've tried and yes, I'm aware defective hardware comes from all vendors. I've pretty much accepted that the phones's going back. Just for the hell of it though, I've disabled everything and I mean everything and its now a dumbphone. Going to make a call and see how much the battery drops.

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Disabling everything produced some good results. Only a 7% reduction in charge over night. Enabled Wi-Fi only and will see what that does to it while I'm @ work. I'll keep enabling things one at a time till I find the culprit and report back.

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I can't be sure, but my mate gets LTE on his, and it lasts him from something like 6am - 7pm with regular use.

I think people expect too much out of phone batteries, I still see comments on here of people wanting more than 24 hours of life out of one charge. Ridiculous expectations are always going to end in disappointment.

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1. Battery life so far, sucks: Nokia's battery performance usually improves after several recharges.

2. Speakers are not loud enough: You always have headphones, or buy a good pair! :p

3. No SD card slot or removable battery: You knew that before buying it, so doesn't count! :p

4. Windows app store: Well, it will take time, and it's already improving. Hope for the best! :)

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I can't be sure, but my mate gets LTE on his, and it lasts him from something like 6am - 7pm with regular use.

I think people expect too much out of phone batteries, I still see comments on here of people wanting more than 24 hours of life out of one charge. Ridiculous expectations are always going to end in disappointment.

Yeah, I'm not expecting anything unrealistic. just acceptable. In its current state, there is no way this thing is getting me through a work day without a mid day top off. At least the time I have to wait to swap it out is giving a chance to troubleshoot/experiment. Hopefully, I'll be able to isolate whats killing the battery. Maybe I won't have to return the phone. Decided to swap for same phone due to it having Office built-in and I do like WP8.

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1. Battery life so far, sucks: Nokia's battery performance usually improves after several recharges.

2. Speakers are not loud enough: You always have headphones, or buy a good pair! :p

3. No SD card slot or removable battery: You knew that before buying it, so doesn't count! :p

4. Windows app store: Well, it will take time, and it's already improving. Hope for the best! :)

5. Nokia screwed up stock levels and no one can get their hands on a phone: Yeah, it's pathetic.

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The non-removable battery and terrible battery life are the main reason I'll pass on the Lumia 920, with the weight being a concern

the weight being a concern? I am a Professional IT person and we are for the most part not your most active people exercise (normally) wise. Yet I find it nowhere near heavy, even carrying it ALL day long. I feel it has a solid quality to it and I know I have it in my hand or pocket. But its lighter then my coffee cup for or not. Its lighter then my 2l bottles of soda, and its def lighter than any steak I normally eat.

I agree that I wish I could remove the battery, but who needs an SD card I have skydrive 25 gigs on it, I can stream my (almost) my entire music library with nokia music and xbox music. I can store all the docs I need now on the device and the rest in the cloud. Plus the 920 lets you use it like USB MassStorage for the library too. FM radio support is being talked about being put back in and TuneIn radio is pretty awesome. (use tunein and bought on android and WP)

I have a toshiba thrive (2), a samsung galaxy s1 and s2, HTC one XL, HTC HD2, iPhone 4, Nexus 7, and more. The Note 2 is heavier then the nokia 920 at least how it felt in my hand. The Galaxy s3 is nice but I hate "the application is not responding, would you like to wait, close, report" that I get on even my stock JellyBean devices.

As a phone its the best "smartphone" I have ever held in my hand (as a phone). As a Smartphone as much as the apps ... the best as well. The battery and heat disappointed however, there is supposed to be software patches coming out to fix them. As a CameraPhone absolutely the best I have ever seen by far (never tried the original pureview). Nokia Drive beats Iphone 5 on navigation (I hear they are talking about using nokias maps anyway), and Goggle Navigation at least in looks comes no where near the feel of Nokia Drive. I feel google's navigation a tiny bit more accurate in some tests I have done but Nokia's offline maps for me are easier to use when there is no data connection.

they also say that the Windows App store is empty as far as good, useful apps is concerned (but that is not Nokia's fault).

True not Nokia

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Most battery driven devices get better after a week or 2 of charge cycles...

I find a lot of phones have poor in call volume performance, any one have a phone that has good-great call volume?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and I can listen to an audio book with the phone in my shirt pocket

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Eff this, I want a KIN :rofl:

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5. Nokia screwed up stock levels and no one can get their hands on a phone: Yeah, it's pathetic.

Pretty much true, but the game is still not over!!

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Well, it seems OP has a defective unit. May want to exchange for another.

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1. Battery life so far, sucks.

Same with the Nokia Lumia 900. Friend of mine constantly complains about it too. :/

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the weight being a concern? I am a Professional IT person and we are for the most part not your most active people exercise (normally) wise. Yet I find it nowhere near heavy, even carrying it ALL day long. I feel it has a solid quality to it and I know I have it in my hand or pocket. But its lighter then my coffee cup for or not. Its lighter then my 2l bottles of soda, and its def lighter than any steak I normally eat.

It's all relative - you can have a pen that feels too heavy but it would still obviously be very light in comparison to most other objects. All I know is that the weight was mentioned in most reviews and I don't like phones that weigh down my trousers. It's not a deal breaker but I can see it being annoying.

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Walmart called and said they got some more in, so I exchanged the phone last night. Other than email/contacts, I will leave all settings stock and report back its battery usage. I did notice that Nokia drive is not a beta version on this phone. Dd anyone else get updated to release version?

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Removable battery is important for me and thats why i would go with the 820.

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Who the hell still watching porn on a dvd?

WTF? :rofl:

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It's all relative - you can have a pen that feels too heavy but it would still obviously be very light in comparison to most other objects. All I know is that the weight was mentioned in most reviews and I don't like phones that weigh down my trousers. It's not a deal breaker but I can see it being annoying.

I can assure you that it doesn't weigh down your trousers and doesn't feel heavy in actual use. The reviewers are looking for things to complain about and blowing the weight thing out of proportion. The Lumia 920 weighs about the same as an iPhone with its required protective case.

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Walmart called and said they got some more in, so I exchanged the phone last night. Other than email/contacts, I will leave all settings stock and report back its battery usage. I did notice that Nokia drive is not a beta version on this phone. Dd anyone else get updated to release version?

Interesting. It looks like the update just came out and includes battery improvements:

http://forums.wpcentral.com/nokia-lumia-920/208300-nokia-drive-beta-updated.html

By the way, if you're impatient and haven't got them yet, you can download all the updates from Nokia using the QR codes here (note that you will have to log in to see the codes):

http://forums.wpcentral.com/nokia-lumia-920/208256-more-qr-code-nokia-updates.html

The network+ update is rumoured to have fixed the battery issue for a lot of people.

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