Droid Maxx Battery Life as Promised?General

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  1. doogald

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    I can't say for sure - everyone uses their phone differently. I will say there was one night when my phone charger wasn't plugged in right and I woke up to find that the battery percentage was down about 5 or 6 percent.

    Again, that's just anecdotal, but maybe you do have an app that's using power.

  2. Vitiator

    Vitiator Member

    OK, well, twice tonight I noticed the battery gage increase the available battery life. In fact, you can see from the screenshot that battery life increased without any charging whatsoever! Check out the image below, and you can see the increases without any indication of charging! Is this normal?

  3. lewwill

    lewwill Well-Known Member

    Yes, it is. The battery saver starts shutting down non-essential functions as the battery gets low. Both instances were in the yellow or red area of battery strength. When a non-essential app or service is shut down it will show a longer battery life remaining.
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  4. Highland Ranger

    Highland Ranger Well-Known Member


    After a day of very light use. Checking a few emails here and there's about it.
  5. DSCR

    DSCR Well-Known Member


    The bitter end of my first full charge . my normal use is pretty strong, lots of audio streaming via Bluetooth that would cause frequent battery changes on my gNex. Plenty of emails and social media. Fair number of call minutes.

    I am very pleased.
  6. Cincybearcatfan

    Cincybearcatfan Well-Known Member

    Why is Android OS consistently taking up 25%-30% of my battery? Anyone else experiencing this type of use from Android OS?

    I'm assuming that Android OS is simply 4.2.2 running in the background.
  7. Highland Ranger

    Highland Ranger Well-Known Member

    Its all relative. Use more screen and it will show display with higher percentage.

    In absence of anything else I guess it uses the most.
  8. doogald

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    It's 53% of my battery. Background processes, apps that check for data in the background, etc. Use foreground apps more and they will have a higher percentage.
  9. Cincybearcatfan

    Cincybearcatfan Well-Known Member

    I continue to just shake my head every time I look at my phone battery. I'm at 82% right now. I've been off charge since 7:30 this morning. Granted I've been on wifi most of the day.
    My Gnex would be at 40% or below at this time of the day. I just can't explain how happy I am with my device.

    I will NEVER go to another phone with less battery life than my Maxx. Hopefully this is the direction that all phones will go towards by the time I upgrade again and more options will be available.
  10. AeroEngi

    AeroEngi Well-Known Member

    Not true. If you look at his screenshot, he has a little bump up in the green area as well. Also, mine has done this a few times and it was in the 90% battery range. Does anyone know why this happens? I'm really curious.
  11. Highland Ranger

    Highland Ranger Well-Known Member

    Does the phone take a week or two to calibrate the battery?
  12. Vitiator

    Vitiator Member

    Thanks for mentioning that. Today, about 30 minutes after removing from the charger, the battery indicated 96%. Then, the battery capacity increased back up to 99%. The battery chart / graph reflected this as well.

    If it happens again tomorrow, I will post a screenshot. But glad I am not the only one that experienced that behavior.
  13. Optimus Prune

    Optimus Prune Well-Known Member

    That can happen if you are trolling in forums. When you troll, you spout sh!t. The methane from that sh!t can be captured by the phone battery to give a temporary power boost. It's the new LithiumBS batteries that take advantage of it.

  14. AeroEngi

    AeroEngi Well-Known Member

    Yup, just happened to me again. Check it out. Battery went from 89% to 94%.

    Attached Files:

  15. Optimus Prune

    Optimus Prune Well-Known Member

    That's wild. I haven't seen that.
  16. Cincybearcatfan

    Cincybearcatfan Well-Known Member

    I continue to try to kill this phone in a day, it just lives. When and IF root ever comes, there is no need to ROM. When I ROM'd in the past it was because I like the tweaks that come with the ROM's. I like the ability to have on/off switches in my drop down shade. I haven't turned anything off EVER with my Maxx.

    My GPS always runs and you know what? My phone and apps run better because of it. I'm wondering if that's some of the problem with my previous phones, they would have run better if I would have been able to leave on the GPS and location services.

    If you do not have a Maxx and you're on the fence, let battery life and functionality be what pushes you over the edge. Go get one, and live life as you thought life should be lived with a smartphone.
  17. Outatime

    Outatime Well-Known Member Contributor

    What CBF said. I'm having a hard time adjusting to NOT being tied down to the charger. It's weird. But good.
  18. scupking

    scupking Well-Known Member

    Last time I charged my phone was Friday! Granted I turn it off when I go to bed. I'm at 6% battery left at 2days 21hours on battery. I have taken pictures, videos, played music, bunch of texting, checking news multiple times a day, weather and watched a bunch of youtube on it over the past few days. Love this phone!!
  19. Somniferum

    Somniferum Well-Known Member

    Monday was the first full day with my new Maxx. Pulled it off the charger around 8 AM and plugged it in again well after midnight. About half 4G and half WiFi, mixed use with some web surfing, reading, texting in Hangouts, played Ingress on my lunch break, lots of tweaking the settings, etc. When I finally went to bed it was at 32% after 17+ hours. Most amazing to me is that includes over 7 hours of screen-on time! Sure blows the Bionic out of the water, even with its extended battery!



    Today seems to be going even better -- 5 hours off the charger and it's still at 90%, even after playing a few games of Riptide GP. I think I'm in love. :D
  20. frodub

    frodub Well-Known Member

    Sadly, I feel like I got some kind of busted MAXX. I would drain about 5% per hour, as opposed to everyone else who has monstrous results. No screenshots, but I just did a FDR, so I'm hoping that fixes it. I would still get about a full day's use, but not even close to two days.

    Come on factory reset!
  21. Thom

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    You could have tried running in Safe Mode first. That would disable all the apps you added without uninstalling them. If it solved the problem then you would know to go looking for the renegade app.

    ... Thom
  22. DSCR

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  23. markpa

    markpa Member

    Although it's second to none, I doubt I can achieve the 'upto 25 day' standby time figure quoted by verizon, or the 19.5 hour talk time figure reported by a review site.

    In a 3-4 bar service area, if I turn off lte/data/sync, wifi, bluetooth, set battery saver to on, display timeout 15 seconds, logging 2hrs of talk time, 0 texts and <5min screen time resulted in a 25% battery drop over 18 hours.

    When not using the phone at all (just cell radio standby) I seem to lose 1% per hour. That would yield 4-5 days of standby, nowhere near the claimed 25 days.

    I will have try again after turning off google voice listener and the camera gesture app.

    I know li-ion batteries do not require conditioning or full discharge, but out of habit I try to run them down before charging. This is the first Android phone that I've owned that is not a linear power drop. I've gone from 6% power to 1% with just the screen on low (the meter never read 5%, 4%, 3%, or 2%).

    What I really would like to see is a super battery mode which completely disables the heavy loads (android apps, data, screen), and operates as a voice-only phone, with a monochrome display or the power-saving notification display. Even an phone that could switch to e-ink like Amazon's original kindle. Some old Motorola basic flip phones could do 15-20 days of standby with a 700-900mah battery. Thus, 60 days of standby could be achievable with this 3500mah.

    QUESTION for the forum: does anyone know of an app or a way to enable data only when I open an email account and select manual sync, then disable data a short time later?
  24. Cincybearcatfan

    Cincybearcatfan Well-Known Member

    Is this for pure experimentation purposes only or do you live in the woods away from electricity for long periods of time?

    I'm not trying to be flippant nor am I trying to start a flame war. I'm seriously wondering why you would like to have 60 days without a charge. I can see wanting a couple of days without a charge because for some reason you left your charger at home and don't have access to one as you are away for a weekend. If you want standby, get a watch. Their batteries last for years. Standby is just that, the phone doing nothing but standing by keeping a signal in the event that someone MAY call and telling the time. I would say that $10/month for a flip phone whose sole purpose is to standby in the event that you MAY need it for 60 days without a charge would be a more reasonable thing to do than to kill off everything on your phone and make it a dumbphone. ;)
  25. markpa

    markpa Member

    the 60 day thing just comparing how the battery capacity has grown to 4-5x what they were in the dumb phone era.

    I want to see how I can achieve the 25 day standby that Motorola advertises, or more importantly the 4% battery drain per day on standby that this equates to.

    My battery drains uses approx 1% per hour, so 24% in a day with no bluetooth/wifi/data off and no talk or screen time. Motorola tested it to only drain 4% a day on standby, so there is an issue.

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