I have had my first 24 hours with Windows Phone and I have to say all my expectations have been surpassed. Let me start off with dwelling on the positives.
I know it’s not completely by the book to base battery life on just 24 hours on a brand new phone, but I have my reasons as to why I can tell already now that it’s way better than my previous phones. I always test this on a new phone, just to see what it does. In today’s phone there are a lot of features that base their function on different censors or connections, such as the the automatic photo album creation based on position, this rely on location services such as GPS being turned on when you capture pictures. In all of my Android phones this feature has been the biggest battery drain. Windows Phone location services must work in a different manner than on Android because I’we had location, wifi and cellular data services on throughout the whole day, just turning it off when I sleep. With my Android phones this has usually resulted in having to charge the phone 2-3 times in the course of 24 hours whereas with my Lumia I took the battery from the box and used it without charging it for about 16 hours, down to there were 2% left and then charged it up to 100% It is now at time of writing approximately 24 hours since i plugged it in the charger and it’s at 61%, and as you know the fist few days is when one plays with new gadgets the most so I’m very happy with this kind of battery life.
The camera on this phone is just fantastic, It’s 13 MP just as the Note 3’s camera but the pictures it takes are much better. The camera app Lumia Camera is just fantastic to use allows for a lot more control than anything I have ever seen before. Below you can see two pictures, one taken with the Note 3 and One with the 640XL can you spot the difference?
Taken with: Lumia 640XL
Taken with Samsung Note 3
That’s it for this post i think. I’ll go over a few things i miss in the next post and if i find more positives I’ll be sure to mentione them as well, I’m sure there is plenty to come on that part.