Not Happy With Battery LifeSupport

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  1. daviddcmd

    daviddcmd Well-Known Member

    I have the N4 and an Optimus G. For two phones that are suppose to be the same the battery life is far from it. The LGOG has a far better battery life. On the N4 every task, txt or any other function reduces the battery life noticably.

    Would a hard reset fix this issue? The battery app shows the android system and screen as the most usage. I've turned the screen down to 50%.

    Any help appreciated.

  2. Krunk83

    Krunk83 Well-Known Member

    Turn on auto brightness. Stop playing with the phone so much. ;-)
  3. androidMichael

    androidMichael New Member

    Fast cheap phone
    Battery won't last a day even when sleeping.
    Still playing with features to see if I like it or sell it.
  4. john30308

    john30308 Well-Known Member

    It's WAY better than the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. I easily make it through a day.
  5. daviddcmd

    daviddcmd Well-Known Member

    Can I ask you what your settings are?
  6. realizm

    realizm Well-Known Member

    Wow my phone stopped charging at around 8am and still at 11am when I got up it was still at 100 percent.

    That's 3 hours of standby without dropping a single percent.

    Now I've been up playing around. Ran antutu benchmark, checked email. Wi-Fi on the entire time and still at 97%

    If anything this phone has a super battery!!!!

    It's more to do with 4.2.2 as it was never this good on 4.2.1

    Really if you got a problem with the Nexus 4 battery you need your head examined.

    This just proves people will bitcch and moan about everything.
  7. realizm

    realizm Well-Known Member

    Cheap phone?

    I bet the people that spent upwards of $800 don't consider it cheap.

    I bet the rest of the world with the exception of North America doesn't consider it cheap either. It averages out to around $500

    Another spoiled, mongoloid American:rolleyes:

    Just sell it dude.
  8. daviddcmd

    daviddcmd Well-Known Member

    So you're saying because you don't have a problem no one else does or I obviously need my head examined. Did it ever occur to you Einstein that not all phones are alike? My issues are real and I'm on 4.2.1.
  9. realizm

    realizm Well-Known Member

    Yes, that's right, you need your head examined...

    Your best answer so far was the second post: Set your phone on auto-brightness(Which is noticeably less than 50%). It's how your phone SHOULD look under ANY lighting conditions and after owning several LG IPS displays the Nexus 4 works just as fantastic.

    And stop playing with your phone so much. Believe it or not constantly throwing the phone through it's paces with the screen on can drain the battery.

    You never ever stated what issues you're having other than poor battery. You never gave any backround on anything specific...Just sorta whined...That won't get you help my friend.

    I love to help people.

    I can tell you while I feel the battery was just fine on 4.2.1 it is MUCH better on 4.2.2.

    Please if you have any questions or issues that we've gotten to know each other:)
  10. daviddcmd

    daviddcmd Well-Known Member

    Auto brightness doesn't work for me, it's too dim. One reason why I took back my S3.

    I have Juice Defender set to extreme and have very few widgets. I'm running Apex Launcher with only 4 active screens.

    Whenever I send or read a txt the battery drops 1 to 2 percent in fact ANY one function I do it drops 1 to 2 percent.

    Perhaps when 4.2.2 pushes through I'll see an improvement.

    You won't be winning many friends with your insults BTW but thanks for any help you can provide.
  11. realizm

    realizm Well-Known Member

    Insults? Cmon man it's the internet. All good playful fun.

    My best advice to you is this: Uninstall Juice Defender and NEVER, EVER think about installing it again...These things were useful pre-ICS. On anything post-ICS you're killing your battery. Trust me. Stock Android nowadays does a fantastic job of managing memory and battery life on it's own. All juice defender is doing is fighting with the OS to do something it already does probably much better than Juice Defender.

    As far as launchers I think Nova is much smoother and much more stable than Apex. I've used both and eventually bought the paid version of Nova. I love it!

    So to be a fair judge of everything immediately uninstall Juice Defender and charge your phone to 100%

    And if you haven't tried Nova give it a shot as well!

    Without Juice Defender I predict your battery life to almost double on this phone...Really it's that bad

    Personally I think the auto-brightness is perfect on this phone..It POPS!
  12. blahblahyoutoo

    blahblahyoutoo Well-Known Member

    something is wrong if it doesn't last when in deep sleep.
    I lose about 1-2% overnight, WiFi and cell radios left on. The battery graph is a nice, flat straight line.

    even when I had battery issues with my old gnex, it would only lose 10% overnight. (I should've re-flashed that phone)
  13. Krivs

    Krivs Member

    ...when you need it.

    That's what I've been doing on SMARTPHONES...and surprise surprise...

    Without trying to teach anyone to suck eggs, that means:
    - Switch on Wi-fi at home & 3G/H off....if out 3G/H on Wi-fi off
    - Turn off Location
    - My Brightness is at minimum (I found eats the most battery) increase when needed
    (only takes a 2 finger swipe and a couple of more touches
    - Use less widgets - I only have Flipboard Widget running all the time
    (always get notifications for everything else)

    Unplugged from charge at 8:30am - now 3:15am & have 55% battery left
    Will be interested to see if there are indeed improvements with 4.2.2

    Thanks for reading :)
  14. realizm

    realizm Well-Known Member

    I think there's no doubt 4.2.2 is much more battery efficient. It became readily apparent after using the phone for a few hours. Its also mentioned in the change log
  15. Krivs

    Krivs Member

    It looks like it has 55% 90mins ago hasn't moved....
    Will reserve judgement until I see how long I get from a full charge 2moro...

    Keep the updates coming ...hopefully Camera next IF possible
  16. lightsleeper23

    lightsleeper23 Well-Known Member

    Android System shouldn't be that high. Android OS can show up kind of high, depending on what you've been doing, but Android system should be close to the bottom. May have a rogue app.
  17. NeXuS4

    NeXuS4 Well-Known Member

    Stop auto syncing all the time, put screen on auto, watch background apps. Just common sense stuff really.
  18. yfan

    yfan Well-Known Member

    I think 4.2.2 has improved battery life significantly. Not that I was getting bad battery life on 4.2.1, but since I have had 4.2.2, standby seems almost not to drain the battery at all. I mean, I'm sure it does, but it's certainly pretty difficult to notice.

    I'm a pretty heavy user of my phone. I use it in my car to play media, in the gym for the same reason (audio and video) (sometimes streaming, sometimes playing podcasts already downloaded), I text a fair amount, check these forums often, surf the web, read my news in the morning, etc. etc. on my phone. If I weren't a content creator, I don't think my home computer would get turned on all that much.

    I have sync on only for Gmail and contacts. I don't live on Facebook, and all the Facebook notifications are annoying to me, so I turned them off. During the day, I have brightness set to auto, but at evening/night, I have it set to the lowest setting on the power control widget. I am also on wifi rather often (work, home, coffee shops), and I turn on Bluetooth only when I need it (namely only in my car). These aren't settings that bug me. I don't use my phone sparingly just to save my battery (I do carry an external battery pack with me, but unless I'm on a long driving trip, I hardly use it).

    My personal opinion is that people make way too big an issue of battery life.
  19. yfan

    yfan Well-Known Member

    Really, no need to nationality-bash. Yes, the Nexus 4 isn't an inexpensive phone in the rest of the world (also, not to Americans who are buying it from T-mobile for $500 or $200+ a contract), but from the Play Store, it is pretty inexpensive. And not just in north America, either. In the UK, it sells for 239 British Pounds (the 8 GB model). You have a point, but you can make it without the US-bashing.
  20. dunjamon

    dunjamon Well-Known Member

    4.2.2 seems have improved battery life. I still charge it up every night anyway.
  21. Krunk83

    Krunk83 Well-Known Member

    I imagine that this update combined with Franco kernel will make for some great battery. Plus, CM10.1 has just merged 4.2.2.
  22. ooberandy

    ooberandy Well-Known Member

    I think the battery life is fantastic. I have all my location services turned on, which is a big battery drain, but I still get a full days use out of it. If I turn the location services off, then I can get 2 days use from the phone. Im on 4.2.1 also.

    At the end of the day its about how you use your phone and how you have it setup. Would your android system problem be something to do with Juice defender? As stated above, apps like Juice defender can be counter productive so try removing it. If its worse, then reinstall it but I doubt it'd be worse.
  23. SiempreTuna

    SiempreTuna Well-Known Member

    Can't say I've noticed any difference in battery since I installed 4.2.2 on Friday - guess I need to give it more time.

    I agree with the post above that states you need to be sensible in order to maximise your battery: switch off stuff you're not using like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, location services and sync, plus keep the screen brightness on auto.

    Don't give me that line about "if I switch stuff off how can it be a smart phone?". That's just dumb: it's still a car even when you don't have the headlights, demisters and horn going all the time.

    Re the N4 being cheap: are you kidding? It's an absolute bargain - probably the best EVER smartphone bargain. At least, it is when you buy it from Play. That's one of the key features of the phone.

    If you're being asked to pay the same price for it as, say, an SIII or a One X, then it's really a whole different proposition and I would say, don't buy it.
  24. mb41186

    mb41186 Well-Known Member

    My take on the battery life is it still isn't great, it got a little better with the 4.2.2 update but it seems as though that my battery drains the same on some days. This phone is amazing and for the price I'd still go with this phone. Maybe eventually google will start making a better battery for this phone? if people knew how to remove the back cover of this phone that is.
  25. charliecc

    charliecc Well-Known Member

    OP, do you have Google Now turned on. If so, try turning it off for a couple of days, it made about a 30% improvement in battery life for me.

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