Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Jul 2013 15:44 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In its struggle to find willing customers, Nokia just announced yet another flagship phone - the Nokia Lumia 1020. It's essentially a Lumia 920/925, but with the Nokia 808's PureView camera bolted on. Also, it's exclusive to AT&T in the US, for $299 with a two year contract, which is a steep price. So, who gets the honour to be the first to claim that this, yes this Lumia will turn Nokia around?
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RE[2]: There is always Hope
by slashdev on Thu 11th Jul 2013 18:04 UTC in reply to "RE: There is always Hope"
slashdev
Member since:
2006-05-14


WP doesn't typically need a 3300mAH battery to last more than a day.



I think the misunderstanding is workloads. Please look at an engadget or gsmarena battery test. For medium workloads (which is what i do, daily), Windows Phone 8 does really poorly. I also use GPS extensively on foot, on a bike and while driving (sometimes in the same day!) and with my Maxx and Note 2, I can do moderate GPS use, occasional video use, a bit of gaming, some kindle reading, podcast listening, music, web surfing, background chat services, 2-3 hours of talk and news services, for 2-3 days without needing a recharge (The maxx does the best for me, but i am leaving verizon). Windows phone 8 does have great powersaving features, but screen, mp3 decoding, video decoding, GPS use are largely hardware driven, and the OS really can only help so much when you are actually doing something on the phone.


While I havent bought a nokia in awhile, I do have Windows phones. I have an Dell Venue Pro (WP7), an HTC 8x (WP8). I have them for development purposes.


http://blog.gsmarena.com/htc-windows-phone-8x-flunks-battery-test-r...

http://blog.gsmarena.com/nokia-lumia-920-goes-through-our-battery-t...

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RE[3]: There is always Hope
by Nelson on Thu 11th Jul 2013 18:37 in reply to "RE[2]: There is always Hope"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

GPS is a battery killer, my phone won't make it half the day with it on. Thats unsurprising. I do think the 920 has poor battery life and a horrible weight which is why its good to see the 1020 manage to be lighter than a 920 packed with a 41MP sensor

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RE[4]: There is always Hope
by slashdev on Fri 12th Jul 2013 00:27 in reply to "RE[3]: There is always Hope"
slashdev Member since:
2006-05-14

GPS is a battery killer, my phone won't make it half the day with it on. Thats unsurprising. I do think the 920 has poor battery life and a horrible weight which is why its good to see the 1020 manage to be lighter than a 920 packed with a 41MP sensor


Yes. I was shocked that the 920 was so big, yet the battery was so small. It had to do with the wireless recharging. If i was nokia, i would have built a wireless recharging jacket for the 920 and shrank the phone (or added a much bigger battery for the space).


/BatteryRant
Just a side note, My Droid Maxx has a 3300mah battery and is thinner than just about every phone at 8.99 mm (For reference, the 920 has a 2000mah battery and is 10.7 mm!! Xperia Z has a 2330mah, and is 7.9mm!!). The Maxx showed that you could have good battery life, and a small phone. Unfortunately i am leaving verizon for tmobile, so the next best thing is the giant Galaxy Note 2...I am holding out hope that Motorola releases a Maxx class phone on other carriers (Moto X Maxx?)

/BatteryRant

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