An avid Mobilista, @sokabullah, sent me a screenshot from his Lumia 520 showing battery usage. The phone had run for 29 hours already and indicated that it still had 10 more hours to go. No way!
But before you blow a gasket, if you check out the screenshot, you will find that Battery Saver mode is activated. This means apps only run when you open them and email is synced manually. I also asked @sokabullah what his usage pattern was to have achieved this mind-blowing feat. His words:
No wifi connection. Network status is pegged at 2G. Internet browsing is minimal. Auto brightness feature is enabled. Screen backlight goes off after 30 secs.
Not quite comprehensive. I would also have liked to know about calls, IMs, social networking, and email. I would appreciate him filling us up with that info in the comments section. Meanwhile, if you want to see your Lumia go the extra mile, enable Battery Saver. I almost never use it, but just for the kicks, I have enabled it on my 1520 this morning. I want to see what the experience is like, and for how long it will go before the battery drains out.
Please do share your experiences with stretching the battery life on your smartphone in the comments section below. Thanks!
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.