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Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone experiencing battery life issues? [Poll]

There's a discussion going on over at the Windows Phone Central forums that has us a little concerned about the Lumia 920's battery performance. Some are seeing their batteries being sucked dry in a few hours while some aren't seeing any issues.

Our Dan Rubino refers to his 920's battery life as fantastic and I would have agreed up until today when my 920 barely made it six hours on a full charge.  Oddly the back of my Lumia 920 became warm during throughout the morning.  Made for a great hand warmer but I'd trade cold hands for better battery life any day.

Here are what other have shared in the forums.

Downhillrider reports,

"I unplugged my 920 at exactly noon today.by roughly 5-5:30 it was at around 32%. No games or music. Very moderate use. I hate to be that guy, but my iPhone would go all day and I wouldn't have to charge it until 8 or 9 in the evening. I'm hoping charging it to 100% and letting it drain completely for a few days will improve the battery charge. I only have a couple of apps that I let run in the background."

Irrationaljay adds,

"So I received my Lumia 920 (cyan) today, gave it a full charge. Now it has been 1 hour since my last charge and I only have 5 hours estimated left. I've already dropped to 77% is this normal? All I've been doing is listening to music and texting, no phone calls. And a couple rounds of angry birds.......anyone else having the same battery drain?"

However, two days later, irrationaljay updates things and reports that his battery life has improved after a few re-charging cycles.

Apoc527 shares,

"I got mine on Friday at around 11 am. After Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with suspect battery life (though it showed improvement on Sunday actually), today seems MUCH better. I haven't really changed much, except I'm through that "honeymoon period" of unreasonable usage amounts. Unplugged at 8 am today, it's now 1:15 pm. Used it for videos, installed Skype, took some pictures, a lot of texting, several email checks and some replies, some Internet. What I consider to be fairly normal usage, really." 

Lastly, adebo offers this,

"I did a complete discharge of the battery yesterday. I waited for the phone to power off on its own and then I repowered it on and let it die on its own again. I did a complete recharge to 100% afterwards and my battery life has improved dramatically. I have had the phone off of the charger for over 11 hours with moderate use including downloading apps, games, browser, texting, and phone calls and I am at 53% at the moment."

Just scanning the nine pages of comments in the forums discussion, most who have had crummy battery life eventually see things turn around. The 920's battery may just need conditioning or breaking in before the Lumia 920's battery makes it past lunch.

So what has your battery life been like? Out of the box fantastic or has it been an uphill battle? Cast your vote in our poll** and add your two cents worth in the forums.

[**Editor's Note: We struggled to find an adequate way to word this poll e.g. by hours, emotion ("Are you happy?"), comparison ("Better than your old phone?" )vetc. and we finally agreed on hours. Granted, everybody uses their phone differently, so even that is far from an adequate way to judge things. Having said that, we agreed it was the best for this polling attempt.]

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

218 Comments
  • Similar problems for HTC 8X users as well maybe a poll for that?
  • No mine ,it last me all day
  • Which version do you have? Hspa, LTE or CDMA?
  • Well, in tests the 8X HSPA+ got only 5.5 hours of continuous 3G and screen on. The LTE 7.5 hours in 4G. The CDMA I have not read any tests.
  • My 8X had really bad battery life in the first 2 days (had to charge twice a day), but now (9 days later) it is really good - 50% left at 9pm after unplugging around 7am.
  • This is why I'm getting the ATIV S. The largest battery capacity and it's removable if you wanna buy a spare.
  • I drained battery till it died itself and recharged it till 100%, well now it says in settings under battery 1 day and 12 hours till next charge
  • And off the topic, back in Europe every time you buy new phone every sails representative tell you to drain the better completely and then leave it charging for 10 hours for 3 times like that to have a good battery and it always worked, but here in states I was so hyped when I hot it that I just f it, didn't do it, that was my mistake
  • I'd like to share my experience of Nokia Lumia 920 battery life.
    The first five days it was that poor I was sure I would bring it back to a store where I had got it from.
    For example, the first day of  usage, fully charged, my Lumia lasted only 7 hours. Even with all the connectivities switched off it was continuosly losing its juice with the speed of 7-9% per hour.
    Eventually I reported the problem to Nokia via feedback function in the Lumia phone.
    Next day I got an official Nokia message on my email  ADVISING TO RESET THE PHONE BY FOLLOWING SETTINGS->ABOUT->RESET YOUR PHONE to try to improve battery prfomance.
    What I actually did was:
    (1) let battery be drained completely
    (2) than let it get some juice just to get the phone started
    (3) did the reset procedure as Nokia had suggested (with all the content synchronised in advance)
    (3) IN ADDITION TO THIS did a HARDWARE RESET (press volume down and power key for more than 5 seconds)
    (5) let the phone charge for 10 hours in a row
    HAVING DONE ALL THIS I HAD THE FIRST TIME A RATHER REASONABLE BATTERY LIFE TODAY - now 16 hours has passed after the disconnection and the Lumia still has 30% of charge (moderate use during the day - 22 calls, automatic gmail box and calendar check  via rather poor wi-fi each hour, several photos, getting 2-3-4 photos from skydrive back on phone, full size)
    I willing to re-do charging cicles 0-100% up to two times more.
  •  
    I'd like to share my experience of Nokia Lumia 920 battery life.
    The first five days it was that poor I was sure I would bring it back to a store where I had got it from.
    For example, the first day of  usage, fully charged, my Lumia lasted only 7 hours. Even with all the connectivities switched off it was continuosly losing its juice with the speed of 7-9% per hour.
    Eventually I reported the problem to Nokia via feedback function in the Lumia phone.
    Next day I got an official Nokia message on my email  ADVISING TO RESET THE PHONE BY FOLLOWING SETTINGS->ABOUT->RESET YOUR PHONE to try to improve battery prfomance.
    What I actually did was:
    (1) let battery be drained completely
    (2) than let it get some juice just to get the phone started
    (3) did the reset procedure as Nokia had suggested (with all the content synchronised in advance)
    (3) IN ADDITION TO THIS did a HARDWARE RESET (press volume down and power key for more than 5 seconds)
    (5) let the phone charge for 10 hours in a row
    HAVING DONE ALL THIS I HAD THE FIRST TIME A RATHER REASONABLE BATTERY LIFE TODAY - now 16 hours has passed after the disconnection and the Lumia still has 30% of charge (moderate use during the day - 22 calls, automatic gmail box and calendar check  via rather poor wi-fi each hour, several photos, getting 2-3-4 photos from skydrive back on phone, full size)
    I willing to re-do charging cicles 0-100% up to two times more.
  •  
    I'd like to share my experience of Nokia Lumia 920 battery life.
    The first five days it was that poor I was sure I would bring it back to a store where I had got it from.
    For example, the first day of  usage, fully charged, my Lumia lasted only 7 hours. Even with all the connectivities switched off it was continuosly losing its juice with the speed of 7-9% per hour.
    Eventually I reported the problem to Nokia via feedback function in the Lumia phone.
    Next day I got an official Nokia message on my email  ADVISING TO RESET THE PHONE BY FOLLOWING SETTINGS->ABOUT->RESET YOUR PHONE to try to improve battery prfomance.
    What I actually did was:
    (1) let battery be drained completely
    (2) than let it get some juice just to get the phone started
    (3) did the reset procedure as Nokia had suggested (with all the content synchronised in advance)
    (3) IN ADDITION TO THIS did a HARDWARE RESET (press volume down and power key for more than 5 seconds)
    (5) let the phone charge for 10 hours in a row
    HAVING DONE ALL THIS I HAD THE FIRST TIME A RATHER REASONABLE BATTERY LIFE TODAY - now 16 hours has passed after the disconnection and the Lumia still has 30% of charge (moderate use during the day - 22 calls, automatic gmail box and calendar check  via rather poor wi-fi each hour, several photos, getting 2-3-4 photos from skydrive back on phone, full size)
    I willing to re-do charging cicles 0-100% up to two times more.
  • Mine lasts a day always. Slightly better battery life than Lumia 800 so i'm really happy. 
     
    Listening the discussion accross all WP8 devices it seems like there's some apps that are giving probs. Somebody reported timer app that heated 8X and Lumia 820, also it seems like there's option in maps that you might wanna check out. 
     
    Also always give it a week. of course if you don't have third party apps and on standy the device wont last a day, then there's a problem and you should exhance. 
  • My black Lumia work very well.. And battery life is decent...no issues..
  • My battery "seemed" to be doing really weird things (for example, from 70% to 40% during a one hour jog)--until I ran the battery down to zero and did a full recharge. Now, much, much (much) better. No worries about running out in one day... In the backround I have:
    Battery Level
    BBC News
    Bloomberg News
    CNN
    My Stocks
    Nokia Driver Beta
    USA Today
    Weather Channel
    NY Times Plus, I am updating two email accounts in real time, and another every 15 minutes...
  • yeah this was the case with my Lumia 800 as well. Thebattery life improved a lot after a week or two.
    But like i said above if you have no 3rd party apps and the battery is out in  ~16 hours on standby then you certainly have a problem on the phone.
  • I had to turn off NFC. It dramatically helped with battery live.
  • I have say i'm stunned by how good the battery life on this phone is. 13 hours since last charge, with moderate use (couple of calls, good number of texts, downloads, little bit of browsing and bluetooth on all day) and ive only lost 24%.
     
    other phones (including iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, HTC HD7 and most recently the Lumia 800) would have practically been on their knees by now. for years, i have genuinely considered a full work day (up at 6am, bed at 11pm) without actually running out of battery a bonus.
  • I was about to write about NFC when I saw your post. After turning it off, I have seen good improvement. All day (10 hrs) usage brought my Lumia to 50%. Before turning off NFC, I would be charging my phone already.
  • TOn of issues, the battery drains when using anything.  Before you say "well of course the battery drains when you use your phone", the issue i am having is if i am whatsapping, the % goes down a point every 30 or so seconds.  If i am using the people app or using nextgen, it goes down quickly.  The only way i can stop the phone from draining is not use it at all.  Seems any app being used on the phone drains a ton of battery.  I can get through the day starting at 730 through 5:30 easily and still have 40-50% left in battery with my 900 with the same settings.  for my 920, i am at 25% here at 2 pm after starting at 100% at 7am. 
     
    Yes i turned off drive, i turned off some background tasks, i turned off bluetooh, nfc and i only have weather and battery saver app running in background. 
    Doesn't matter what app i use, it drains a lot.  I am surprised i see people getting 24 hours, makes me think either my phone is bad or nobody is really using their phone. 
    I know nothing is really running heavy in the background, before i went to bed, the phone was fully charged, i unplugged overnight to see how much battery drained and in over 6 hours while i was sleeping, the % was still 100%.  So the battery is great when on standby, once i started browsing using IE, people hub, whatsapp, or nextgen reader, you can see hwo fast the battery drains after only a few minutes. 
     
    HOpe there is some type of fix, but i will probably exchange this phone to test out another.  The 900's battery which wasn't that great had respectable performance. 
  • by the way the stimated time left fluctuates extremeley, from 2 hours left to all of a sudden 10 hours left.  i understand its based on usage, but that is way off, i never seen flcuations like that on other wp7 phones.  Also, nobody seems to answer this, but i dont see the battery saver changing the estimated time like it used to on wp7, does it change for anybody else?
  • Just change it out. My friend's 920 had a horrible speaker. He is dealing with horrible customer service at AT&T to get it replaced. They seem incapable of holding onto one and letting him know to come and get it changed out.
  • I am surprised your having that issue, I have bunch of background apps on also use feed updates in my people hub, wpcentral like 3 4 times an hour, listen to music web browser and its really good, I this morning listened to about an hour of music from offline playlist in Nokia music battery went down 2%
  • Ya it sucks, i've reset, let it die and fully charged twice, turned off most of the apps in background.  it just a monster drain...It seems to me the phone gets warmer on wifi than on data, i turned off wifi and doesn't get nearly as warm as it does on. 
     
    I will probably just get an exchange. 
  • i'm having the exact same problems as you. as long as i don't use the phone then i'm fine, once i use anything the battery percentage plummets! the only background app i have running is Weather. i also have my gmail account sync setting on 'as items arrive'. 
    not sure what else to do at this point, i have to recharge multiple times a day and i'm constantly worried about how much my battery will drop the next time i check it. i've had the phone since Friday (launch day) and i think i'll give it one full week of charge cycles, but the situation looks dire. 
  • My 920 seems to be doing fine. I can make it from 7am until about 9pm before it goes into power save mode. And that's with some pretty heavy usage.
  • I have had to carry around my 900 because my 920 can't seem to hold a charge. I am getting a few hours of use per full charge. I have to admit though I can't keep my hands off it and people keep asking to play around with it.
  • So far I'd say the battery life is just ok. I think I could make it through a day as long as I don't play any games. Playing angry birds star wars for 30 minutes does drain the battery by 50% though.
  • I'm really curious about this issue. I've found that my LG Quantum overheats pretty quickly when playing things like Wordament and the heat seems to have damaged the battery. I know I can replace it easily in the Quantum, but how do you replace the battery in the 920 if it goes? Can the user do it?
  • I found angry birds to be a huge drain on my titan. Pretty much the numbers you said. Haven't tried it on my 920 yet. (This is a reply to cgold1 and this is my third try so if it is in the wrong place I am leaving it.)
  • Lame
  • It was great Saturday and Sunday, sucked yesterday, and has been great today. Yesterday I was in a mall back hallway though... working and lots of calls in a poor signal area in an LTE area. I had Skype installed and signed in too. I uninstalled it last night and back to normal today. Have used GPS (Drive+) a lot since I'm traveling in Indiana this week.
  • I just had a 50 minute Skype Video call using WiFi. My battery went down from 68% to 28%. I am not sure what normal battery usage would be. Is this normal usage?
  • received my lumia 920 on friday and i did notice that the battery was going down faster than i would have anticipated. in fact the clearest image is from sunday night ... went to bed around 1030pm with about 79% battery remaining ... was woken up around 1am due email notification going off (getting to learn my new WP8 - lol), saw battery was at 48% and the phone was definitely warm ... woke up around 730am to find 920 had turned off with empty battery. that type of standby (idle) battery drainage seems rather incongruous to what i would expect.  reading the article, perhaps i need to do a few full charges and see what happens.
  • Could it be at&t cellular
  • Would be interesting to know if there is some common lot number or date similarity that could tie together those reporting bad battery life. Is there some common identifier? Battery and\or phone.
  • After 8 hours my Lumia 920 shows 99%. Downloaded an app, talked for 5 mins, browsed a little bit. In short, the battery life seems excellent.
  • how on earth are you getting times like this, mine lasts about 2 hours, hits 99% then after the dsrop to 99% it seems to die rapidly, lasting about 8 hours before its dead, this is just from moderate use too, texts, quick internet broswe and checking th eapp store, and i have all my power saving options constantly on to maximise battery life,
  • Sorry, but I've been experiencing this with my Lumia 900 (yes, 900) for several weeks. On some days, battery life is excellent, on others it sucks. There are no (visible) background processes running. The active radios are always the same (gps, Bluetooth, wifi). There's nothing I can do to influence the battery life.
  • I've had no problems at all
  • Friday and Saturday, great battery life. Sunday through today, pretty awful. I'm not sure what's different. Usage is about the same.
  • You'd be surprised how much data connection drains your battery, with all that stuff constantly updating and checking status. 
    While I'm rearranging my contract with T-Mobile, I don't have available data connection. Now, instead of recharging my Omnia 7 every day, it's enough to charge just two time per week, may be three times if I use it a lot.
  • I have not had any problems with the battery, however I have had constant restarts when using my bluetooth headphones. It seems that I am not the only one from the forums and as much as it saddens me, I have started using corded headphones again until this problem is fixed, hopefully I can go back to my wireless ones soon. Gotta fix this shit Nokia!
  • If I use the included plug, charging is hit and miss. If I use mu old iPhone plug it charges find no problem so I think the charge plug for US at least my be defective. And as far at battery life it up and down. To day I am 8+ hoist off the charger been listening to music and still close to 60+ percent but I turn my screen sensitivity off (does not seem to affect the sensitivity though, I can still use the screen through my sweater sleeve) and my brightness I'd on low & auto)
  • I honestly don't know. I am home a lot, so any time my phone's under 70% or so, I stick it on the charger. I had it go from about 1 PM to 10 PM and still be well-charged, but I also plugged it in between my class that got out at 4 PM and the next, which I left for around 6:30 PM.
  • My lumia 920 works very well. I used my Phone 17 h and 10 h still remain. I turned off NFC, bluetooth and 4G.
  • You can't turn off 4G, you can turn off data in general
  • Have they changed that? I can be done on my Lumia 900.
  • You can turn off 4g when you switch to 3g data as max speed, it will disable 4g completely in that config
  • Just to be 100% clear (i haven't even bought my 920 yet, waiting for all the November and December holiday pay), You can turn off 4G LTE and bump down to 3G?
     
    If this is true.... Awesomeness, as i expect 4G LTE to really bog down as carriers push new devices and then for 3G speeds to start increasing as less people are on those frequencies.
  • Yes its true
  • Can u tell me how? Here i m referring to an att l900
  • Yes you can do it under Windows phone 8. Go to settings > mobile network > highest connection speed. Now you you can choose between 2G, 3G and 4G.
  • Well i mentioned ATT L900 :P We get nothing...
  • My 920 doesn't have Settings -> Mobile Network.
    ????
  • First off, whenever you purchase a new phone you don't plug it in until the battery dies completely. COMPLETELY. Then you plug it in until it is completely charged. This is for it to learn its limits. My 920 has great battery life so far, no problems at all. I'm talking a full day worth of charge with text, email, phone calls, internet, and slight gaming
  • Yea always have to drain the battery completely at least twice every 30 days.
  • I'd bet an entire week's paycheck that half these people were just too happy to finally have their phone and didn't do this... So stupid. You're supposed to do this for pretty much ALL electronics nowadays. Phones, laptops, mp3 players, etc...
  • For Downhillrider what is moderate use? You said no games or music, so texting? Phone calls ? GPS? What apps are you running in the background?
  • My 920 has had the battery overheating issue. It's happened when the phone is on charge and when it's not. The spot between the camera and the headphone jack gets really hot. Not seen any serious battery drain issues, but that heat can't be a good sign right? Does this justify a replacement?
  • That's not the battery
  • Near the top of the phone, slightly above and to the side of the camera (and taking up the bulk of the space on either side) is the CPU and the GPU.  Sounds like your phone is working hard at something CPU intensive (especially if the screen is off, as that would preclude the GPU die), which could very well be pinging towers to find the best signal.  My 900 does the same sort of thing when I'm bouncing between low 4G signal and good Edge or 3G.  When that happens and I notice it, I simply force my phone into airplane mode, or force the lower speed if the connectivity is that important.
    I can't of course say for sure that's what it is, but Munkeyphyst is right - that's not the battery (usually you get pretty even heat across the device, although more on the lower half of the phone than the top, if the battery is heating up).
  • I have a busy Samsung focus first generation, running weather, lot of news, multiple push emails and doing lots of whatsapp. Take 5or 6 calls. Battery lasts from 8 AM to 7 PM, where it goes to saver mode with heart symbol. Now, what is this Lumia 920 doing? One word, should I buy it or not?
  • I finally upgraded from a samsung focus 1st gen to a 920 and it is amazing.  
    That said, my focus would last anywhere from 6 hours to a full day on a charge - the strange thing is that it would last only 6 hours sometimes when I wasn't doing anything with it and other times would go a full day when doing a ton of stuff with it.  So far with the 920 I go to bed with 75%+ left and haven't had any battery issues.
  • Great to hear. I'm still rocking my Focus, gonna get the 920 maybe next month or so. I'll sure be sad to let go of Old Faithful... :(
  • I'm still rocking the Focus as well. Bought a new battery for it a month ago and it's lasting the whole day (older battery wouldn't last a day).
  • The battery saver percentage and estimated time left indicator is not something to go by.  It changes constantly based on how you used it most recently.
     
    Also, when people get new phones they tend to tinker more, install more ect.  My brothers 920 has been giving me similar life to my 900, which was easily a full day with typical business/personal use.  Heavy days require a quick charge in late evening if planning on using it all night.
  • Everyone said the same about the 900. They need to configure the settings right
  • I'm also experiencing the quick drain issue, but I have not yet let the phone drain completely yet. So I'm going to do that tonight, then let it charge 100% them reasses the situation.
  • Im also not very pleased with the battery live. it's not much better than on my old DVP
  • I said 18 hours, but depending on use I'd put it 12-24.  Much better than my focus flash. 
  • Could be similar to the early software bugs of the 900... my 900 was painful at first, but is a slick efficient device now :-/
  • When I first got my phone I simply charged it all the way up and was playing with it during the day but the usage was fairly light. Then my wife was playing Angry Birds: Star Wars while I got my hair cut and when I got the phone back I almost no battery left despite having 70% charge and only about 23 minutes of regular usage on Angry Birds.
    I let the battery drain all the way down and recharged it. After that process the battery life seems to be doing very well.
  • Angry Birds Star Wars seems to have this affect on all phones. My HTC One X had 77% battery before playing. I played all of about 5 minutes before having to get up and do something, and my phone dropped 10 percent. Rediculous.
  • My Lumia 920 has been doning fine for battery life. Now with that being said, when I installed the preview version of Skype and let it run in the background my battery drained in half within an hour or so. So I decided to uninstall Skype since I do not use it alot, and the battery use went back to being awesome. Better battery than my Lumia 900 had. I am curious if the problems people are having are related to Skype or another program running in the background?
  • I had a discharge of 30 percent in one hour with moderate use charged it full and now going 10 hours with 30 percent left. I did tryout the Skype app a little before it hit 30, might have had something to do with it.
  • I hope this is fixed when I get my yellow 920. :-)
  • Does anyone know if high contrast mode drains the battery?
  • LOL of course it does.  I always keep my 920 on medium brightness, turn off location services unless you're actually needing them on, turn off NFC etc.  All of those things really kill the battery.
  • Right now at 10 hours since last charge I'm at 77% remaining. No complaints here.
  • Is your data setting set to 4G, 3G or 2G?
  • Is you r data setting set to 4G, 3G or 2G
  • Is you r data setting set to 4G, 3G or 2G
  • Battery issues with my phone as well. If it doesn't get better in a couple of days I am going to exchange it for another one.
  • Try use the phone when the battery is 0% and shut donw itself. Then charge it till 100%.  May be useful.
  • I have a red Lumia 920 and I get about 12 hours out if it where as I got a full 10 from my iPhone 5.
  • I was getting around 6 hours of battery life until I allowed it to drain completely, and then let it charge over night. Now I get about 12 hours of moderate to heavy use.
  • Same here.
  • I would almost guarantee it's the AT&T Microcell that is causing this.
  • mine is very temperamental, some days it will last a day easily, and then yesterday and the day before for example, it drained like there was no tomorrow, dead in less than 6 hours from a full charge.
     
    what's weird is the apps are the same, usage pattern is very similar, and the network connection is very similar for all usages.
     
    i'm point the blame at att's network as well though, they need to tweak it so that it hands off to hspa when idle faster so it's not connected to LTE when you don't need it to be.
  • After i got 920, but before full charge battery was going out very quickly, like 10 per hour of moderate use. It was like that for one and half day - in that time i charged battery few times, but never till 100%.
    After that i charged my phone overnight till 100% and from then everything went normal. Now battery last more or less 36 hours of heavy internet+wifi use and many apps in background.
  •   Sorry but that's a a lie. Heavy internet use would drain any phone throughout  day.
  • After I charged it few times it got better. At the beginning the battery just last 6h or so, now its around 12h ...my iPhone4steve had much better runtimes :(
  • I just fully charged mine 100% and it says estimated time remaining is 6 hours... (Not that great) the thing is it won't last nearly that long. Maybe Nokia fixes this, I'd like to know in case I have to bring this back
  • I've the same battery issue as many describes.  I pulled it off charger morning at 6am and battery was fully dead by 1.30pm with very low usage. No calls, no texts, 30 minutes of internet on LTE and 15 minutes of offline music in total. My Focus will stay at 95% with this usage even after 1.5 yrs. Either the device is faulty or a general issue with some common pattern.
    Also, any one else has slow charging problem? I charged it from my desktop USB port for 3.5 hrs and it went up from 8% to 37%. WTH? My Focus and Blackberry Bold charges normally using the same USB port and cable and it takes less than 2hrs to go 100%. I really hate what is happening with the battery in my 920.
  • It's been 9 hours of the charger and I'm at 77% with 11 hours left. I'm pretty happy
  • I wonder if the "Battery Discharger" app can help fix the battery dilemma.
  • Its probably a 3g issues like 800 had. Turn off 3g and battery will last all day
  • I had the worst battery ever with my red 920, however. I let the battery drain till the phone powered off, and now it's fantastic, so far it seems even better than 900. I love this phone.
  • I got mine with my 2 roomates all got the 920 at the same time under a shared data plan. Mine is definitely defective. It takes 8 hrs to fully charge my phone and the battery life only last for 5. My 2 roomates have had their phones last a day and more.
    It's so frustrating, because I'm the one that wanted the lumia desperately, and I got the bad egg out of the bunch. Oh well, I'll be exchanging it anyways for a different color.
  • So the non-existant battery issues that plagued Nokia Lumia 800 has rolled over to 920
  • try turn off Nokia Drive Beta.
    It stays in background task even you close the program.....
    Go to settings -> background task -> blcok Nokia Drive Beta.
    After that, my battery last 2 days now.
  • Agreed. Drive killed my battery too. I didn't even know it was running in the background until I was driving down the road and kept hearing a beeping noise when I would speed up and slow down (speed limit alert!)
  • My phone only lasted 4 hours after a full charge. The phone gets very warm. I will try turning off NFC as suggested above. I only have 3 apps running in the background.
  • I was playing cut the rope at the dr. office this morning (8:30am) for myabe 15 minutes.  Took a lot of my battery.  I had maybe a little over 50%.  Noticed my phone was a little warm around lunch still so I restarted it.  Battery didn't seem to go down as fast but it still didn't last after 5pm....
    I was streaming music because I cant figure out how to just play music that is only on my phone.  They better get this whole music playing stuff figured out soon.  It's frustrating!
     
  • I love my new Nokia Lumia 920.  Nokia build quality is great, WP8 OS is very enjoyable, Antenna/Reception is great.
    Battery life was not good at all until I turned off Nokia Drive beta and NFC.  I'm now on hour 10 with moderate to heavy use.
     
    Thx
  • Having no problems. Kills my Rezound. Black here.
  • I am not experiencing any battery drain issues with my att 920, except with heavy wifi usage. But i am having, what seems like proximity sensor issues. Where the screen wont go black on calls and i have to reset my phone to correct it. Also i have to reset on 3 different occasions because the screen wont turn off when i hit the power button.
  • Mine has been seriously bad since day 1:
    Here you have it, 7hrs and I'm already at 24% with regular use and reporting only 1hr remaining, no different from the use my Lumia 900 is used to while lasting at least 14hrs before going into Battery Saver mode.  
  • I have the Lumia 920 and my battery is ok. This is a dual core processors so I'm expecting it to drain a little bit more. + its using 4g/lte. For me the battery is way better than my Samsung focus 7.5. Last about 2 days but when heavy use it last about a day. My problem is the exchange when u move ur email to a folder it doesn't sync right away. The email still appears in my outlook. I have to click the sync button on my phone to sync in the exchange server. Has anyone have the same issue?
  • Not sure this poll is for standby time or not. My standby time is really good, only few percentage down over one night. These are what I did: 1. Logout all 3rd party apps, like amazon, eBay, metro tube, and etc. 2. Block background as much as I can. 3. Forward emails from all others to live email accounts so that I keep one email account. Battery usage is very good on standby.
     
     
     
  • I can only go about 5 hours on a complete charge if not using the device using airplane mode and battery saver. When I use my 920 and turn off airplane mode and battery saver, I get about 3.5-4 hours of use. It's absurd! My 900 could go 1-2 days on a full charge. Becoming quite disappointed with my 920. I pray that there is a ln update in the works like the 800 received! Ughhh!
  • This sounds like an issue I had with my HTC desire, problem was an app that wasn't shutting down properly after I upgraded to android 2.2. Wouldn't surprise me if it was something like that, as people mention the phone getting hot too, which is the CPU being used.
  • I personally have exactly the same apps as on my 900. Had the battery meter app and thought it might causing the excessive drain and uninstalled it. Didn't make a difference.
  • After I installed battery app I started with these issues. I uninstalled and will charge overnight to see if its the culprit. App was showing 1 day and 22 hours left after overnight charge at 530am by 1030am app said 3 hours on very low use and only to apps in background
  • Initially the battery emptied pretty quickly but definitely seems to be getting better. Unplugged at 5:30 this morning and it's at 55% right now 13 hours later though only a few calls and light browsing, no games or music so far.
  • I charged it overnight. Took the phone off this morning and tested the battery life on this bad boy. I turned off Nokia drive, location, WiFi, and turned up the brightness. I texted, emailed, surfed, showed it off and used the GPS and Nokia drive (turned on location services to do so and then turned it off). I also ran some apps, played games on it and listened to Nokia music on it. I got about 6 solid hours on my 920. I thought that was pretty impressive. It died and turned itself off. I recharged it and it is fine. I'm going to charge it and then Dee how long it lasts with moderate use tomorrow.
  • I've decided that I'm going to have whatever background tasks running that I want and use the phone the way it should. If I can't get more than 6 or so hours use out if it by Friday (one week of having the phone) I'm just simply returning it. I don't want to constantly check my battery.
  • I don't trust 3rd party background processes. I turned all of them off.
  • Stats from the phone tell me I have 12 hours left and it has been 10 hours since my last charge. This is better than what I have seen previously since I got the device last Friday.
  • I can tell from this comment that some people are new to this Os.There are app in the background that powering the life tiles,even when it's not in use.You guys should go to settings,application and then background tasks and manually switch off those app that way the live tile update when next the app is open.Hopefully that would help both the battery and data bill.
  • Im not new to the OS, i've been on the focus s and 900 and didnt experience battery drainage like this. 
    I dont even listen to music or make too many phone calls, usually whatsapp, people hub, IE, nextgen reader, wpcentral.
    Bluetooh turned off, nfc off, only weather and battery saver app in background. 
    at 2 pm after up at 7am, the phone is at 25% and died an hour later.  This is not a beginner issue, this is a battery issue.  As you can see in the poll there is a ton of people with this issue.  Just read the forums. 
    Leaving battery saver and turning off all backgrounds and live tiles is not an option either. 
  • Naw, first gen Focus owner here. Always had location on, several live tiles, notifications, email, phone calls, surfing, and NEVER had quick battery drainage issues like I had when I got the 920  (accompanied by extremely slow charge times).
     
    It was startling to find that the Nokia Drive app was still running after I had tested it out but I quickly disabled that background task on day one.  It took several days for things to "get back to normal". Hard to say if others would have the patience before decideding that WP wasn't worth the trouble. Turning off every single service shouldn't be necessary though since this is