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# 177769 13-Aug-2015 17:06
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Hi All, 

So my Lumia 920 (purchased from the UK in Dec 12) has served me very well over the years but sadly the battery life isn't what it used to be - which is to be as expected; can almost squeeze in a whole day with conservative use.  

I understand fonebiz are the authorised MS repairers, so I contacted them and they said it would cost ~$50 to replace the battery... This seems on the low side to me?  So my question is, has anyone done this and replaced their battery with fonebiz and what are your thoughts re the quoted price?  

I've read rumours that a new lumia flagship is due out soon and would be interested in upgrading, but of course noone knows exactly when that might be...   Plus SWMBO would probably rather I forked out $50 rather than $1k on the phone.  Can honestly see my 920 lasting another 3 years (with the battery replaced), it's built like a brick!  

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  # 1365736 13-Aug-2015 17:20
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$50 sounds very reasonable.  It might even be a genuine battery at that price.

It might be time for you to "drop" the phone in the sink while washing dishes so that SWMBO can be convinced you need to buy a new phone.  You'll still have the battle over the $1k though.



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  # 1365797 13-Aug-2015 18:10
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graemeh: $50 sounds very reasonable.  It might even be a genuine battery at that price.


Yeah that's what I thought too.  Initially I thought I misheard what the CSR said... Was expecting it to be in the 100s tbh.  But she did confirm that it was a genuine battery being replaced. So I'm leaning towards this..

It might be time for you to "drop" the phone in the sink while washing dishes so that SWMBO can be convinced you need to buy a new phone.  You'll still have the battle over the $1k though.


Sadly I don't think that would fly... We've got her old 520 lying around and I'm pretty sure she'd want me to run that to the ground first before any thoughts of a 'new' phone, let alone a new lumia flagship, would be entertained...

 
 
 
 


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  # 1366124 14-Aug-2015 10:16
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Fonebiz are fantastic and the price is right and is an authentic Nokia battery

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  # 1366220 14-Aug-2015 11:20
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The lumia 735 would be a good alternative to the 920, currently $200 at Harvey Norman.



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  # 1366224 14-Aug-2015 11:29
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BrentR: Fonebiz are fantastic and the price is right and is an authentic Nokia battery


Good to hear.  I think I will get my battery replaced with them and see if I can squeeze out a bit more life out of the 920.  

Have been very impressed with my 920, hasn't missed a beat.  Still as fast and responsive as the day I bought it.  



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  # 1366231 14-Aug-2015 11:35
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jonb: The lumia 735 would be a good alternative to the 920, currently $200 at Harvey Norman.


Thanks for the recommendation.  Yes that is a great price for the specs of the phone.  But i'm one of those people who get sentimental about things and don't like replacing things unless I absolutely have to.  Definitely not one to replace my smart phone every year or two for the new tech.

So in my case, it seems like a relatively inexpensive fix to solve the battery problems, so will give that a whirl hope it does the trick!

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