Nokia Lumia 800 battery life set to triple thanks to new update?

Nokia Lumia 800 battery life set to triple thanks to new update?It's not quite in the league of the Nokia 808 PureView bombshell announcement at Mobile World Congress 2012, but Nokia's nonetheless managed to raise eyebrows all over again with its latest piece of news.

It relates to the Lumia 800 and its long-running battery saga, which we've been doing our best to cover recently despite some of the info being more than a little vague.

That's been more than a little frustrating for many Lumia early adopters, but we suspect they'll stop complaining pretty quickly when they find out the latest software update as much as triples the Lumia 800's battery life. Yes, triples.

Nokia itself hasn't yet said anything official, instead it's WPCentral making the claim after managing to get the still-to-launch software up and running. The WinPho site reckons the dramatic increase is largely to do with better management of the screen's brightness, with the battery drain rate of 70mA a huge improvement over the 150mA being experienced before.

Impressive stuff, and a happy ending it seems to an affair that must have had many Lumia 800 owners wanting to tell Stephen Elop exactly where he could stick his precious "third ecosystem".

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Treab  Mar. 7, 2012 at 14:06

Umm lets celebrate...


admit it you werent expecting that were you.

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 7, 2012 at 14:09

Ahhh 2002 (yes, I had to Google the year), we meet again :p.

Treab  Mar. 7, 2012 at 14:12

2002 what a year.... when matt turned 50... and i started my gcses...

corgi74  Mar. 7, 2012 at 15:17

Great!! You can now spend 3 times longer looking for any app worth downloading!!
And you will still fail :(

Pondlife  Mar. 7, 2012 at 15:45

Seems hard to believe, and if true means they really ballsed it up in the first place of course.

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 7, 2012 at 15:50

Pondlife, I think you hit the nail on the head with the second part of what you said :p.

Pondlife  Mar. 7, 2012 at 16:15

Now if someone can just triple the life on my phone... lol

MDrX  Mar. 7, 2012 at 16:23

The only Lumia 800 I know that is under decent load daily (as much as any iPhone or Android phone in the office) gets a full day battery, around the same as the other phones. A 3x increase must be for the very, very worst affected. I can't see his lasting three days or even two under current load.

krogothnx  Mar. 8, 2012 at 13:59

now give us the 900 for £400, shove the price of the 800 down to £300, shove the 610 down to £100 and you'll have more customers.

a bit off topic but i want an affordable 800 with a reasonable price already.


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