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  1. CrazyGio

    CrazyGio Member


    The Brightness slider is there. Just hit it once. Granted, if you're coming from TouchWiz I can see the conflict, but each device does their own convenient thing uniquely. Once you get out of the mindset of comparing it with the last, you start to appreciate what it has to offer.
  2. rhray

    rhray Well-Known Member

    Under location, choosing "battery saving" literally saved my battery today. 27 hours off the charger with moderate use which does include a good 6 hours of sleep in the middle, 82% in total drain.

    This phone is great!
  3. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    My n5 has been sitting on standby for 17 hours. Left it this morning at 91%.... Its currently at 76%

    Not great... But well see
  4. rhray

    rhray Well-Known Member

    Could there possibly be drastic differences in battery usage depending on which carrier the phone is on? I'm just speculation
  5. LuvMusic

    LuvMusic VIP Member VIP Member

    Interesting comment. When I was "monitoring" the G2 threads around the web people with G2's on AT&T were reporting mediocre battery life compared to other carriers. It seems the problem was some of AT&T's services draining the battery.
  6. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    If your service is bad in your area absolutely. The phone will constantly search for a better signal
  7. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    I'm at 25 hours and standby and the phones at 71%. It lost a pretty big chunk when I rebooted to switch from dalvik

    Running betterbatterystats another 8 hours or so to get a feel for whats standard before I start doing things to try to increase battery life
  8. Gatman

    Gatman Well-Known Member

    All I can say is holy crap.

    And how in the world do you keep your hands off of it? :D
  9. brounmoney

    brounmoney Well-Known Member

    I am not looking go good on battery life. If anyone has suggestions that would be great.

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  10. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Here's the stats from my first full day of use:

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  11. 0sync0

    0sync0 Well-Known Member

  12. shelliewnj

    shelliewnj Well-Known Member

    I dimmed the screen and turned off Google now to see if that helps. Also turned off location services. I'm in a great signal area and on wifi, so data is turned off as well. We'll see. I'll report back later. It's hard to determine how long the screen is on because I use it in bursts.
  13. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    You should hopefully see dramatic improvement. It's been shown that Google now is a notorious battery hog due to using the gps so much. I got my stats yesterday with everything turned on, though almost exclusively on wifi.
  14. luckydwg

    luckydwg Member

    I was getting the same. today seems to be on par with my HTC one but we will see. One thing I did was a wipe and installed everything from scratch I also got rid of lux lite I don't think it was helping. Also remember a lot of apps are not updated for 4.4 yet so you could get some storage battery drain. I will post by battery findings along with my settings at the end if the day.
  15. brounmoney

    brounmoney Well-Known Member

    I feel like this is much less than my HTC One. I kind of feel that apps not being optimized for 4.4 might have something to do with it.
  16. jamesb6789

    jamesb6789 Active Member

    Is there any way to swap the battery icon on the N5 home screen for a percentage without rooting?
  17. LuvMusic

    LuvMusic VIP Member VIP Member

    Just curious, who is your carrier?
  18. brounmoney

    brounmoney Well-Known Member

  19. LuvMusic

    LuvMusic VIP Member VIP Member

    HHmmmmm.....see my comment #55 above. People with a G2 on AT&T were overall reporting less than satisfactory battery life. People on other carriers seemed to be delighted with battery life on their G2.

    Given the similarities between the two phones, I wonder if there is a difference in battery life experiences using this phone on AT&T versus other carriers?
  20. brounmoney

    brounmoney Well-Known Member

    Weird I wonder what At&t would be doing to cause battery drain. I did just notice that the weather channel app had gone to the top of my usage on the battery stats. I turned of the location setting in the app, so I hope this will help some too. Who knows.
  21. rhray

    rhray Well-Known Member

    I'm just throwing this out here one last time because I see people are turning off location settings all together

    Instead of turning it off, try turning it to "battery saving", it uses triangulation and wifi networks primarily. I like it, my battery is doing well:

    today, 7 hours 20 mins off the charger, a little over 1 hour screen on, battery at 80%
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  22. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Yeah, I seem to have an app preventing the phone from going into deep sleep. There was an entire two hour block where I didn't touch my phone and yet it was awake for like 70% of that period. Guess it's diagnosis time, though I am suspecting Google Now.
  23. shelliewnj

    shelliewnj Well-Known Member

    7.5 hrs, 49%. So that's about a 15 hour day for a day I don't need the map or location.
  24. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm looks like the battery is hit or miss. That's disheartening coming from the Galaxy Nexus lol. I'm a power user. Well I'll just keep the same formula.....charger at home and work. Still can't wait to get this phone though.
  25. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    This is an interesting hypothesis, because my GF and I are on T-Mobile and getting great battery life. But my brother who is on Straight Talk AT&T is getting mediocer battery life at best. I can't think of why this would be other than coicidence. :confused:
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