Earlier this week I wrote about an update for the Lumia 800 with a designation of 1600.2487.8107.12070. Among the enhancements, the new software version was said to provide longer battery life — a welcome improvement, no doubt — but you could’ve never guessed the significance of the gain, the new software may nearly triple battery life.
Just downloading my update now on my unlocked Lumia on 3 network!
So hook up your phones and go get some!
- Nokia Lumia 800 update reportedly triples battery life – Engadget (mykindofphone.wordpress.com)
- Nokia Lumia 800 12070 Update Reaches the U.K. (pocketnow.com)
- Nokia issues another Lumia 800 battery fix (go.theregister.com)
By Zachary Lutz posted Mar 6th 2012 11:32PM
Nokia Lumia 800 update reportedly triples battery life
Earlier this week in Refresh Roundup, we wrote of a Vodafone-branded update for the Lumia 800 with a designation of 1600.2487.8107.12070. Among the enhancements, the new software version was said to provide longer battery life — a welcome improvement, no doubt — but we could’ve never guessed the significance of the gain. The folks at WPCentral recently forced the update onto their own phones and, get this, they assert the new software has nearly tripled(!) their battery life. Continue reading via Nokia Lumia 800 update reportedly triples battery life – Engadget.
- Nokia Lumia 800 battery update coming the 18th January? (mykindofphone.wordpress.com)
- How to: Reset the Nokia Lumia 800 (mykindofphone.wordpress.com)
Nokia has already promised an update that corrects this, and Plaffo.com has managed to wheedle an exact date from Italian carrier support staff.
Apparently 3 Italy has received a memo which reads:
Subject: WARNING: Problem Nokia Battery Lumia 800 for the only colors Cyan and Magenta.
Nokia has revealed a limited duration of the battery to the software problem Lumia 800
only for the Cyan and Magenta.
As of January 18 there will be a sw update that will also apply directly to the end customer.
Meanwhile, if the customer insists on the immediate solution of the problem
proceed as follows: Open a SAT warranty notes indicating “Battery Problem”
The terminal will be replaced with a new terminal
So an update is coming in around 2-3 weeks, and replacements will be given for those who cant wait that long.
You can check your battery capacity by typing # # 634 # and selecting “Battery Status”. If it reads 979 mAh or similar then you will be needing the update.
Remember dates should always be taken with a pinch of salt! But hopefully January will be the day that we all see better battery life from our shiny King!
I talked a few posts back about battery life on my Lumia 800 and after opening up the diagnostics tool (as listed in the Nokia post) I found to my surprise an awesome battery life of 1507 mAh, I couldn’t imagine having a third less of the battery life I have right now, so many thanks Nokia for giving me an awesome handset with a great battery life!
Nokia Lumia 800
19-Dec-2011 12:01 PM
“We have received the following statement regarding the concerns that some customers have been expressing about the power consumption of their Lumia 800 phones: On Monday 12th December some of our customers started to comment in various social media that the preloaded diagnostics tool in some of the Nokia Lumia 800 phones was showing lower battery capacity than expected. We immediately started to investigate these reports and can now confirm that while the battery itself is fine, a software problem on certain variants is limiting the phone’s ability to access the full battery capacity. We want to stress that this issue has not been found to affect the recently introduced Nokia Lumia 710. The good news is that as this is a software problem it can be easily resolved. The planned software update in early 2012, as well as including many performance enhancements, will also include a fix that will enable the affected phones to access the total battery capacity. For anyone who does not want to wait for the software update, Nokia can arrange for a replacement phone. Anyone who requires any further clarification should contact Nokia Care (Care contact details and locations can be found at www.Nokia.com/support). Anyone who wants to know if their phone is affected can run the battery status test from the diagnostics tool already installed on their phone. (The tool is designed for service use and only displays approximate values.) Dialling ##634# opens the diagnostics tool. By accepting the disclaimer and then selecting ‘Battery Status’ from the list of options, anyone will be able to see their available battery charge capacity. If your full charge capacity reads less than 1000 mAh then your phone is affected with this specific issue and you may find it is necessary to charge your phone more frequently than normal. Once the software update has been applied, you should experience much better battery life. In the meantime here are some tips on how to increase your battery performance and you should also make sure you are using the charger that came with the phone, as older chargers may not be as effective at charging the new Nokia Lumia 800.”