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Old November 4th, 2013, 10:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So, realizing it is still early, does anybody have an indication of what the battery life will be? I've read a couple of reviews that gave early impressions of it being adequite (coming from a gnex, I don't see it being worse than that).

Anadtech will hopefully have a review on it soon, one of the articles they posted on it had this little nugget

AnandTech | Google Announces The Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 Details

"Battery is the 2300 mAh 3.8V capacity we suspected, which works out to 8.74 watt hours, although one thing the Nexus 5 has over the G2 that it seems to share a platform with is a QFE1100 envelope tracker which offers 20 percent power savings on the cellular power amplifiers".

They end it with hope to have a full review soon.

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I've used 25% in 4 hours with a screen on time of 1h21.

If that translates through 100% of the battery I will be very happy!
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Update.
10h31m on since I got the N5 and Screen on 3h2m
Started at 91% now on 24% - not bad at all.
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Update.
10h31m on since I got the N5 and Screen on 3h2m
Started at 91% now on 24% - not bad at all.
It that using "auto" or did you set your screen brightness at a certain level? If it is in auto, your right...not bad.
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It usually takes a few charge cycles to settle in. I'd say thats great battery to start with
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10h31m on since I got the N5 and Screen on 3h2m
Started at 91% now on 24% - not bad at all.
At that rate, it's roughly 15~16 hours if started from 100%. Certainly not bad, but not mind blowing either. Moto X, G2 can do quite better than that. Hopefully it gets better with more charging cycles.
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Is that with full brightness and everything else turned on?

Because if so, thats awesome for me. My current phone, an iPhone 4, has fairly usable battery with almost everyting turned off and 30% brightness, so if I can do the same with the awesome features of the N5? Heck yeah.
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It that using "auto" or did you set your screen brightness at a certain level? If it is in auto, your right...not bad.
The screen was set to around 65-70% out of the box. I left it like that for a while then set it to around 50% out of preference.

Let's see how we get on today after a night charge.
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Only a day in so hard to judge, but so far it's noticeably worse than the battery on my previous S3 and S4. I've lost 10% in the last 25 minutes with it sitting on my desk, and have only sent one email!

Find it VERY annoying that there's no setting to display remaining battery percentage in the notification bar. It's two clicks away via the settings, also very annoying that turning wifi on and off is multiple clicks away, rather than within the notification bar on TouchWiz.
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Only a day in so hard to judge, but so far it's noticeably worse than the battery on my previous S3 and S4. I've lost 10% in the last 25 minutes with it sitting on my desk, and have only sent one email!

Find it VERY annoying that there's no setting to display remaining battery percentage in the notification bar. It's two clicks away via the settings, also very annoying that turning wifi on and off is multiple clicks away, rather than within the notification bar on TouchWiz.
Drag 2 fingers down from the Notification bar to access quick settings. You can toggle the following:

Wi-Fi on/off
Bluetooth
Aeroplane Mode

You can also access quickly:

Brightness slider
Settings menu
Battery stats
Data stats
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(also pulling the notification shade down normally and hitting the top right icon accesses the same quick settings)

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Drag 2 fingers down from the Notification bar to access quick settings. You can toggle the following:

Wi-Fi on/off
Bluetooth
Aeroplane Mode

You can also access quickly:

Brightness slider
Settings menu
Battery stats
Data stats
Location services
Profile

(also pulling the notification shade down normally and hitting the top right icon accesses the same quick settings)

Hope this helps.
That's exactly the point, it takes multiple clicks when I'm used to using one.

For example
Turning Wifi/On off on S3/S4
- Drag notification panel down
- Press Wifi Icon
- Can also toggle Data/GPS/Silent/NFC/Brightness etc. all from same menu without leaving

Turning Wifi on/off on N5
- Drag notification bar down
- Click wifi icon
- Drag wifi slider across on next screen
- have now left the menu so have to drag down from top and start again to change brightness and all other settings.

Significantly less intuitive.

>>> CORRECTION - have just long pressed the buttons, and that does toggle them. The lack of brightness slider remains annoying
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Day One for me was roughly 9.5 hours battery, 3 hours screen on time, 30% left. However, 5 of those hours were in a place where there was no signal at all, which uses a lot more battery. So I'm happy enough with that
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I got mine yesterday with a charge of 75%.

Used it constantly, messing with features, installing apps, taking pictures etc for around 4.5 hours before it got to 4% then placed on charge.

I had everything on in terms of wifi, sync and location services and the screen was on auto.

It should last a day of moderate to heavy usage, however the battery wont be set until it is charged 3-5 times.
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How about the power toggles widget?
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Down to 50% at 11.46 am.

So far have used for Strava for 45 min cycle commute, and that's about it really.

Couple of emails, couple of checks of twitter and downloading a couple of apps.

If this doesn't improve massively I'll be pretty pissed off.

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Down to 50% at 11.46 am.

So far have used for Strava for 45 min cycle commute, and that's about it really.

Couple of emails, couple of checks of twitter and downloading a couple of apps.

If this doesn't improve massively I'll be pretty pissed off.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6EyNuTJnSXyaXlMRG1lX054YmM/edit?usp=sharing
How is Screen On time? That's usually the main factor.
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Down to 50% at 11.46 am.

So far have used for Strava for 45 min cycle commute, and that's about it really.

Couple of emails, couple of checks of twitter and downloading a couple of apps.

If this doesn't improve massively I'll be pretty pissed off.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6EyNuTJnSXyaXlMRG1lX054YmM/edit?usp=sharing
The GPS being on for the cycling app is going to use a huge amount of battery unfortunately. Is the screen always on when the app is running?
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The GPS being on for the cycling app is going to use a huge amount of battery unfortunately. Is the screen always on when the app is running?
Screen off. the same commute using an S3 would consume about 10% battery, the Nexus 5 used over 25% this morning! (This is with TuneIn Radio also running as well)
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Screen off. the same commute using an S3 would consume about 10% battery, the Nexus 5 used over 25% this morning! (This is with TuneIn Radio also running as well)
It's funny how the same model phones can have such a big difference device-to-device. My S3 would have been the opposite to your experience (with the stock battery) - I would use it for ~30 mins in the morning (web, facebook, spotify) and it would be down to 80%, whereas my N5 has held up much better so far. The thing I will miss from my S3 is the 7000 mAh extended battery I had that would last for 2-3 days
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Just hit 20% at 14.30 this afternoon.
Now on charge, will see how quick it fills back up.

given I've not done anything which should give the battery a big hit, I'm a bit worried about this.

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Just hit 20% at 14.30 this afternoon.
Now on charge, will see how quick it fills back up.

given I've not done anything which should give the battery a big hit, I'm a bit worried about this.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6EyNuTJnSXydGpoQzUtTVJ4UlU/edit?usp=sharing
Can you post a screenshot of the battery graph and screen on time? I'm interested to see how it compares to mine
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The GPS being on for the cycling app is going to use a huge amount of battery unfortunately. Is the screen always on when the app is running?
Mine was 90% charged when I took it out. I plugged it in and let it charge about an hour before I turned it on. Got it activated, and then used maps with screen on for my 2-mile commute to work (less than 10 minutes total) just to play.

Maps was my #1 battery usage until well into the late afternoon when I checked. That 10 minutes seriously sucked some juice! I ended up getting about 8.5 hours before dropping below 10%, and was using it heavily. Screen on time was almost 7 hours when I finally plugged it in to charge. I'm not too disappointed in that, but I've been spoiled by that big battery in my RAZR Maxx.

I am making a point to leave it alone and treat today like a "normal" day to see how the battery does.

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Can you post a screenshot of the battery graph and screen on time? I'm interested to see how it compares to mine
thats what the link is
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thats what the link is
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So today:

10h43m on battery
60% remaining
Screen on 1h45m (brightness approx 50%)
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So today:

10h43m on battery
60% remaining
Screen on 1h45m (brightness approx 50%)
That seems to be a pretty significant improvement over your last report. Even though screen time is lower, you still have 60% battery left.

How many charge cycles have you completed? IIRC this is either your second or third cycle?
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Here's how I am doing so far today. Average day... 2 phone calls, read some emails, a little FB and a little Tapatalk here at AF.com. Wi-Fi much of the time at the office, but was on LTE for about 2 hours at lunch.


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I think I have a dud.

19% Remaining and 1 hour 15 minutes of screen-on time. I would consider my using to be normal/low today.

What the heck? Also, I have two dead pixels in the middle of my screen and the screen is yellow. RMA'ing. Hopefully I just got a bad unit, because my battery life is terrible.
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19% Remaining and 1 hour 15 minutes of screen-on time. I would consider my using to be normal/low today.

What the heck? Also, I have two dead pixels in the middle of my screen and the screen is yellow. RMA'ing. Hopefully I just got a bad unit, because my battery life is terrible.
It does seem to be a bad unit. Sorry man.
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It does seem to be a bad unit. Sorry man.
This sucks. The battery life is worse than my Nexus 4 wtf haha
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This sucks. The battery life is worse than my Nexus 4 wtf haha
Considering the issues with your screen, it does seems like you got a lemon. :/
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That seems to be a pretty significant improvement over your last report. Even though screen time is lower, you still have 60% battery left.

How many charge cycles have you completed? IIRC this is either your second or third cycle?
It was after the first charge over night. I used the phone right out of the box the first time.
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^^ I'm sorry to hear about the defective unit (pixels and battery life).

I charged mine fully the night of the 4th when I got it, set it all up and then couldn't get it activated so I put it on Wifi until I activated the phone on Metro last night (the 5th) around 7pm. I used the phone actively, texting, reading, websites, feedly, setting up light flow, taking a bunch of pics etc until about 1am last night. Here I am after my commute to work about 35 total hours since I last charged the device and it's running at 52% battery left. I'm really pleased even though it's unique usage because of the delayed activation.

One thing I did do from the beginning is go into Settings, Location and turn the mode onto "battery saving" which doesn't use GPS as much. (I think this is new for kitkat. Anyways, I have client meetings all over the city today so I'll report back with how GPS fairs on this setting.
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Hell when I got mine a day early that sucker went into service... only wusses charge it first before playing with it

24 hours in... battery life is actually really good.
It's at least on par with my HTC One if not a little better.

I think they have a winner here in the battery department.
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After playing music via bluetooth my entire morning commute (40min) and checking my feedly for about 10 minutes the battery was at 92% still. By comparison my GNex which I did absolutely nothing with this morning was down to 90% haha. Last night when I got my N5 I played with it for the screen on even doing a google hangout w/ camera for about 5-6 hours and got it down to 20%. That's pretty considering how hardcore that usage was (benchmarking, installing stuff, video) and I haven't even gone through a couple battery cycles yet.

I am definitely satisfied with my N5, also with T-Mobile.. for me their service is actually much better than Verizon's

EDIT: forgot to mention I switched the runtime to ART instead of Dalvik.. dunno if that is making a difference or not but I don't notice any stability issues yet.
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First full day of usage and I'm using it heavily as I get things set up. I have about 2 hours 15 minutes of screen time and still have about 60 percent of the battery left. Almost all wifi usage.
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After playing music via bluetooth my entire morning commute (40min) and checking my feedly for about 10 minutes the battery was at 92% still. By comparison my GNex which I did absolutely nothing with this morning was down to 90% haha. Last night when I got my N5 I played with it for the screen on even doing a google hangout w/ camera for about 5-6 hours and got it down to 20%. That's pretty considering how hardcore that usage was (benchmarking, installing stuff, video) and I haven't even gone through a couple battery cycles yet.

I am definitely satisfied with my N5, also with T-Mobile.. for me their service is actually much better than Verizon's

EDIT: forgot to mention I switched the runtime to ART instead of Dalvik.. dunno if that is making a difference or not but I don't notice any stability issues yet.
Sounds great, numbers I like to hear! I'm coming off a gnex which I love, just isn't the best phone for being out and about, even with light usage.

When you swichted to tmob, did you order your n5 via google and switch to a plan (monthly? family? etc). was you able to bring your number over? Did you do it online or in a tmob store? I'm looking at doing the same in the next couple weeks. Tx!
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Sounds great, numbers I like to hear! I'm coming off a gnex which I love, just isn't the best phone for being out and about, even with light usage.

When you swichted to tmob, did you order your n5 via google and switch to a plan (monthly? family? etc). was you able to bring your number over? Did you do it online or in a tmob store? I'm looking at doing the same in the next couple weeks. Tx!
I am on a day to day plan with a temp number just so i could test the service out on my unlocked N5 but I do plan on going to a real plan soon and switching my number over since I am happy with the service. Not sure how to do it quite yet but I will be looking into it tonight.
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Today is my first day at work with the phone, and the battery is not holding up very well.

Currently at 24% 7h 12m 28s with just 1h 0m 2s of screen time. The cell reception in this building sucks, and it has been jumping from 3g to 1x to roaming all day, so that hurts. Still, my HTC One was often over 60-65% when I leave work.

I'm hoping the battery improves over the next several days. I've only had two charge cycles so far.
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Today is my first day at work with the phone, and the battery is not holding up very well.

Currently at 24% 7h 12m 28s with just 1h 0m 2s of screen time. The cell reception in this building sucks, and it has been jumping from 3g to 1x to roaming all day, so that hurts. Still, my HTC One was often over 60-65% when I leave work.

I'm hoping the battery improves over the next several days. I've only had two charge cycles so far.
Sounds like something that a radio firmware update can fix one google releases the next update. Our while you're at work, force it to use 1x only
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Mine has not been good normally with this kind of usage on my gs4 gpe I am at 70% or 75%. Only the first day so I will give it a couple of more days. I really love everything else.
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I guess I'm kinda right in the middle on battery life. 7h27m on battery, 1h0m screen time, and 23m of phone calls and I'm sitting at 54%. We'll see how it holds up, but I can live with 15 hour days, I suppose. This is my first charge cycle, so maybe that will improve.
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I am on a day to day plan with a temp number just so i could test the service out on my unlocked N5 but I do plan on going to a real plan soon and switching my number over since I am happy with the service. Not sure how to do it quite yet but I will be looking into it tonight.
Tx, would love to hear what your results are, and the plan if you don't mind.
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I'm at 35% now after 34 hours use (but 45 minute charge this morning cause i forgot to plug in the charger overnight)

Yesterday I was on cell data (loving HSPS & LTE switching from TMo btw), today wifi. The thing that seems to help most for battery and overall speed is to turn off developer mode when not using it...
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I'm at 35% now after 34 hours use (but 45 minute charge this morning cause i forgot to plug in the charger overnight)

Yesterday I was on cell data (loving HSPS & LTE switching from TMo btw), today wifi. The thing that seems to help most for battery and overall speed is to turn off developer mode when not using it...
Cool I will try that I am fully charged now.
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Pretty good battery for me.

11 hours 25 minutes with 2 hours on screen time.
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how many time do i have to cycle the battery.
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Only a day in so hard to judge, but so far it's noticeably worse than the battery on my previous S3 and S4. I've lost 10% in the last 25 minutes with it sitting on my desk, and have only sent one email!

Find it VERY annoying that there's no setting to display remaining battery percentage in the notification bar. It's two clicks away via the settings, also very annoying that turning wifi on and off is multiple clicks away, rather than within the notification bar on TouchWiz.
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In the notification toggle for WiFi, just long press it and it shuts off. No need for two clicks. I can see the confusion as I have a GS4 with TouchWiz as well. I guess LG/Google likes to do things differently.
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Just did a full wipe and new install of all apps battery already seems better
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One way to really improve battery life is to turn off Google Now, which is a huge power hog IMO.
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