4G LTE Battery DrainGeneral


  1. wutwutman

    wutwutman Active Member

    This may or may not be an actual issue but here it is..

    My normal area is fully 4G. Basically I am either in wifi or 4G 100% of the time. Recently I visited a city that apparently is fully 4GLTE. Initially I was excited (i know, I'm a geek) but that quickly disappeared when I soon noticed that my battery was vanishing at an alarming rate. Normally in about 4-5 hours of my normal usage, I am down to about 65-68% battery life. In 4G LTE I was down under 50% in only 3 hrs. Is that normal? Thanks for the feedback.

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  2. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator Guide

    4G LTE is a great thing, it really is..

    However, battery life has still not caught up to the speeds of 4G LTE, meaning, it drains your battery at an alarmingly quick rate.

    Don't be surprised if it goes down that quick, it might be a little fast, meaning it could be having trouble in some areas to keep the 4G but rest assured, if you do not have an extended battery, 4G will drain your battery that quick.
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  3. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

    My battery drain rate is much slower at home, where my LTE dBm values are in the 70s, than it is at work, where its in the 90-103 range. I get the same operating times on HSPA+ as I do on LTE.
  4. geeingu

    geeingu Well-Known Member

    My answer, bought a extra OEM battery on Ebay for 10bucks with a wall charger :D
  5. Jetmerritt

    Jetmerritt Well-Known Member

    Ok this has been bothering me as well. I live in a community with 4g, I often go to the next big town with LTE, battery life is exponentially worse.

    I don't understand how it kills the battery that fast when I am NOT using my phone.

    What gives?

    My phone is on standby, it still gets hot and battery goes dead. Does anyone think that JB might help this issue?
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