Longer Battery Life
Phones current battery life only last from 2 to 4 hrs. People use there phones,alot. This would be a great improvement
Depends on the phone. I comfortably get 2 days, up to 3, on my Ascend W1
I'm also facing problem on battery life. Smartphone means using all sensors, they can eat battery. So, it's not stopped for the tems of battery saving. So, Microsoft should takes deep care on the issue. My Lumia is 620. This is really disappointed me. They OS should be more efficient for power handling issues.
Gareth Roberts commented
Battery life could be improved by better app states and processor handling. For example when the phone is idle receiving notifications it should limit the CPU use, much like SpeedStep and TurboBoost.
Also app states, there should be a sleep state which keeps your app there but only continues running if there is a background task. If there is a background task it should probably have a better handling of this to stop any apps using all the power.
Maybe this is already implemented but to be honest anything Microsoft can do to make this better is VERY welcome. Already windows phone hardware has bigger batteries than competitor handsets, so the rest is obviously the OS chewing up CPU time or allowing the CPU to run up to 100% all the time. This is bad, it should scale.
Windows Phone is great but this is one area, including notifications that is lacking. Fix this and seriously it's a competitive platform which I hope continues to grow.
I can get just over 2 days on my L920. Thats including leaving it on while i'm asleep as I need the alarm to wake me in the morning.
Christopher Micallef commented
I get all day on my HTC 8x
Im very dissapointed with battery life on my Nokia 620. My average time between charges is 26 hours. In my opinion that is very poor, and should increases 25% up at least.
Verizon's nokia 928 has over twice the battery life than that of the nokia 920 and the nokia 900. Why then is there no extended life batteries available for other nokia phones?
Todd Dworshak commented
Battery life on my new Lumia 822 has been a real disappointment. The Lumia has a much bigger battery than my old HTC Incredible running Android, but lasts only about 1/2 the time of my Android phone. Many days it doesn't even make in through the day without dying, despite light use. Not sure if this is a hardware problem w/ the Lumia or a software problem with Windows phone, but it is extremely disappointing.
I traded in my iPhone 4 for an 8x last week. I am enjoying the phone and do use it a lot. However, I have found the phone do drop 40% overnight with no apps running. The phone charges so slow that I must keep it on the charger for 5-6 hours to complete the charge. This makes for a disappointing experience. My iPhone would charge in about 2 hours, and never drop more than 15% overnight without apps running.
I have followed the advice to turn off and/or slow down notifications, and lower the screen brightness. I haven't noticed much improvement. I think Microsoft needs to focus on efficiency throughout Windows Phone 8.
I see this feature suggestion doesn't have a lot of votes. I think the issue here has much more to do with functionality and less of a feature.
Kevin Cooper commented
I have an 8X and my battery life is very good considering the amount of time I spend on it.
Marco Calistri commented
@Marcus: if you set the phone (I have Lumia 710) to save battery and set other options to not use network intensively for example and also reduce the display illumination, then you will be able to obtain more than 24 hours of battery last. Other additional possibility would be if Nokia provides a greater current capacity battery than the original.
Lumia 800 lasts me 1 day too short improve battery life!
wonseok oh commented
Lumia 710 battery life is too short.
Need more battery life
Sell extended battery more than
Needs urgent attention !
Please do something to improve in this respect !
Require at least a 1500 mAh battery
the best hw suggestion !!!
I'm also suffering from non sufficient battery life. It only sustain less than 3 hours
Battery life simply sucks on Windows Phone 7. I was given one for Xmas by my spouse. Charged it up , played Angry Birds on it for 1/2 hour and the battery is gone! Gone! GONE!!! OVERNIGHT!!! WTF is this?
When I spoke to some of my friends about this, they laughed me out of the room.
there should be more search on improving batt life, as much on processor's progress