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Nokia Lumia 800 battery problems surface

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Nokia Lumia 800 battery problems surface
The Nokia Lumia 800 promises to bring you the “amazing everyday,” but many UK users have found the “everyday” part to stand for daily charging. To be perfectly correct - multiple daily charging as the Lumia 800 seems to experience a battery drain issue. 

“I had it charged last night and when I got up in the morning it was down to 35% from just sitting there.  … I don't use it that much during the day but it seems to go down really fast. I'm currently at 47% and it estimates 1 hour left,” user mkr10001 kicked off the discussion at Nokia Support a couple of days ago.

The Lumia 800 has only been available for a few days in the UK, but the poor battery life problem has already been noticed by quite a few users. Nokia did however announce the 7740 update that was supposed to improve battery life. Most initial UK Lumia 800 buyers report having the 7.10.7720.68 Mango version, while the latest one should be the 7.10.7740.16. Some however have already updated and are still facing the same issue.

“I just had similar problem with my Lumia 800... it was on full charge before i went out....made a  couple of calls, took a couple of pics. Wifi was swictched off....and after 1 hour, the phone went dead!!! Couldn't even switch it back on after putting it back on charge again....completely dead!!! Phone is running latest OS - 4470....which was meant to fix battery issues [sic]” commenter RajC said.

Some users have als reported the battery going flat overnight after being nearly fully charged and the phone turned off for the night. Hopefully, Nokia will deliver a fix soon, but in the meantime do let us know - have you experienced any battery problems with your Lumia 800?

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posted on 23 Nov 2011, 02:26 6

1. SpanishDeveloper (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Aug 2011)

Bad news for people who are waiting to buy this amazing smartphone.
I wonder how long will the battery last in average. 2 days? 3 days?

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 08:49 1

19. hepresearch (unregistered)

... 2 hours?

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 02:47 3

2. sdsfnehddfgsdfsd (Posts: 8; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)

amazing? why? because the adverts told you so?
wake up

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 03:57 9

6. SpanishDeveloper (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Aug 2011)

Amazing because its design, its curved display and because is a fresh option among the others OS's

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 08:15 2

13. hepresearch (unregistered)

I do not care how amazing the design is, or how curved the display is, or how fresh and different the OS is... if it does not work right (as in this case, where the battery poops out after just a couple of hours without heavy use involved), then it is worthless to me.

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 08:36 3

15. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 174; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

N9 is fresh and unique. This crap is a N9 wannabe and has already been available for more than 2 years. Hello, my dear multiboot WP7/Android HD2.

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 08:55

20. hepresearch (unregistered)

The Nokia Lumia 800 is, hardware-wise, an N9-reboot with one of the least successful OS ever launched crammed on-board. You can say whatever you want... the design is AMAZING! The display is CURVED! The OS is FRESH! It may look sooooooo nice, but apparently it is still the nicest-looking paperweight money can buy right now. They have put more lipstick on this pig... and unfortunately, it is still a pig.

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 02:58 3

3. sdsfnehddfgsdfsd (Posts: 8; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)

perosnally i am getting sick of my htc hd7....no wallpaper. only 4 decent color changes. no flash...after paying 600 euros for a phone i expect free apps....but they ask 3 dollars for the decent apps so u gotta make an account with visa etc etc drama and beurocracy just to play a game lol

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 08:37 3

16. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 174; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

You should've just bought a HD2 which would have cost you half as much and is capable of running WP7, WM, Android, MeeGo and Ubuntu.

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 03:14 6

4. shy2papa (Posts: 336; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)

hehehe i am lovin my GS2 with 3200mah extended battery :)

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 03:18 5

5. deacz (Posts: 162; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)

aslong as it holds down one day it doesnt matter, my gs2 is at 50% after a day of use and that means i need to charge it every night anyways

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 04:00 4

7. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 948; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)

In general I have been happy with my HTC Trophy... WP will only become more efficient down the line, but I guess one has to research before buying a product (as always).

In general have heard great things about WP battery life (especially the Sammy Focus line).

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 04:32 3

8. evolutionqy7 (Posts: 38; Member since: 27 May 2011)

Here comes nokia screwing up again.

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 08:39 1

17. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 174; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

Here came Microsoft screwing up again...

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 16:45 1

22. LordBonztie (Posts: 52; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)

here they go. they dont have the phone but still has the guts to comment about it.

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 05:28 3

9. joex2 (Posts: 22; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)

The iPhone 4S also has problems with battery. Just because it\\\\\\\'s a Nokia smartphone with WP7 you going to do drama?

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 05:58 1

10. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

nokia better go up with your backup plan or else... everything that you work for will be failing again...

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 08:47 1

18. hepresearch (unregistered)

... what backup plan?

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 06:48 2

11. hunted (Posts: 403; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)

This is the first product of Nokia with WP7, so i believe they will resolve this problem with lumia and future phones. Even our greatphone manufacturer Sammy's product SGS2 had display issues with it, remember???

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 08:11

12. vijaysivakula (Posts: 224; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)

Nokia, Stop imitating Apple in everything. Do your own stuff.

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 16:49

23. LordBonztie (Posts: 52; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)

if i remember it well nokia 7650 was the first smart phone.
when did apple released its first iphone/smartphone again?
define imitating now?

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 21:57

25. hepresearch (unregistered)

That was the first Nokia (Symbian) Series 60 smartphone, and the Nokia 9210, with Series 80, came around the same time, as I recall... but Ericsson still beat them to it with a Symbian UIQ phone just a year or so before.

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 08:24

14. sonisoe (Posts: 435; Member since: 06 May 2009)

am getting an htc radar then, a bit more battery power than lumia no complaint yet in terms of battery

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 12:09 1

21. Penny (Posts: 1672; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

I wonder what the issue they are having might be here. Battery draining in less than a day is inefficient and probably the result of a software bug. Battery draining in a matter of hours is pretty crazy.

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 18:31

24. thatdude1 (unregistered)

This can be fixed with a software update, no doubt. Remember: Iphone-battery issues also, dropped calls. Galaxy S2: screen issues. Android on a whole: battery issues. New OS7 blackberry's: handsets not powering on after screen goes dark. ALL handsets have such issues every now and then.

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 22:08

26. hepresearch (unregistered)

There have been more issues than I ever recall happening before. The more complex these new-fangled phones get, the more there is that can, and will, go wrong. Even the new Symbian^3 phones like the N8 had some really awful problems at launch. I never had a serious issue with a crippling bug or design flaw in any of my previous Nokia smartphones... and last I had any of them, they were all still in good shape and lived on in the care of their second, and sometimes third, owners. The HTC Dash I had did not survive past 15 months... the software went so corrupt that it could not even do a master reset, and would never complete booting ever again... that is the only smartphone I have ever owned that did not survive being used for a full 2 years and then being sold to a next user. The HTC got recycled, while the Nokia smartphones all netted me some decent cash in parting.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 00:29

27. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)

I'm surprised because testing already showed it had average battery life; one day with moderate use.

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