Battery Life with & w/out extended batteryGeneral


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  1. Duckstyle187

    Duckstyle187 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello all,
    Most likely going to purchase a new phone tomorrow, either a Gnex or a Maxx. Love the Gnex, but the battery life scares me. A guy I know claims to make it from 7am to 5pm on a charge, and to me that's just not good enough. Anyone here use the extended battery, and can give a non-root user an idea of the life in hours during an average day?
     

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  2. dhworph

    dhworph Well-Known Member

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    I've never used the extended battery, but battery life really depends on alot of factors, the main ones being screen time and network coverage. I'm on LTE, standard battery and get 2-2.5 hours screen time on a full charge (over 12-18 hours, from 100% to 1%), which seems normal form what I've read here. I've heard of folks getting 4+ hours screen time over a 24+ hour period on some combination of custom roms/kernels, battery management apps, and wifi on rather than mobile network.

    On LTE, standard battery, with sync and gps on, stock 4.0.2 ICS, the phone drains 12% of battery over a 8 hour sleep period for me.

    If daily access to / use of a charger is an issue for you, or if you like to be able to use the phone heavily without needing to charge, then you might have a problem with the Gnex (or any smartphone besides the maxx for that matter).

    *disclaimer: I've never used the maxx.
     
  3. PKayy

    PKayy Well-Known Member

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    For the features that this phone gives, I don't think it's worth going to the Maxx. I had to make the decision and I figured if the battery life is that bad, I'll get an external power source, or an extended, or better yet, a second 1850 mah battery with a spare battery charger. (All of these options cost me a maximum of 40 dollars.) I haven't picked up any extra power yet but I'm at 50% with 3 hours of moderate/heavy use. Not rooted, not unlocked, only manager I'm using is JuiceDefender.

    I had 4G LTE on for half the time but my area isn't very 4G supported so I shut it off later on.

    same disclaimer: haven't owned the Maxx but played with it extensively at the Verizon store

    Recently found this, http://www.amazon.com/Anker-5600mAh..._1_4?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1329340986&sr=1-4

    It's probably small enough to charge my Nexus in my pocket.
     
  4. Duckstyle187

    Duckstyle187 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for the info, and for not turning this into the flame ware many of these type of threads have become.
     

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