Originally Posted by Slug
Look at the wakelocks associated with Google Services.
Yeah I saw that.
I was pointing out what I discovered for myself: After spending months obsessively checking wakelocks, app useage, and all manner of things, the bottom line basically becomes how much power does the phone use per hour and does this yield a solid day of useage with some margin?
My S3 would, on average, burn about 6% per hour yielding about 16 hours. My S4 does 4% per hour on average (same locations hence cellular signal stregnth, same usage, etc).
My point is that as long as you're getting good battery life for what you need these things don't really matter. I was driving myself nuts trying to micro-manage my phone so now I just let it do whatever it wants since it works better than my S3 (which was good).