Nokia confirms Lumia 800 battery issues

A statement issued by Nokia has acknowledged an issue that's kept the forums bristling with action – the poor battery life of the Lumia 800.


Since the Windows Phone 7 handset was released last week, consumers have been registering their disappointment in the Lumia's inability to hold its charge.

Our review noted that the battery life at 13 hours is nowhere near what one might expect of a Nokia handset, while users are stating that battery life drains even when the handset isn't in use with one poster on the Nokia discussions forum stating: 'I had it charged last night and when I got up in the morning it was down to 35% from just sitting there.'


The statement from Nokia is as follows: 'We understand that some people have expressed concerns about battery life on the Nokia Lumia 800. Early investigations show that the majority of people are enjoying the full Nokia Lumia experience without any problems.'


A software update in early December will include improvements to power efficiency, while a second update in early January is expected to enhance battery life and charging further.


These 'planned updates' will be made available via Zune, so watch out for yours soon.


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