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Battery life is awful - ZTE Zmax Pro

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by yknujssab, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. MigDaMusicMan

    MigDaMusicMan Member

    Why not update to B14 and see if it helps?

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  2. yknujssab

    yknujssab Android Enthusiast
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    Sort of scared to do it. But I might as well.

    ZMAX4EVER Well-Known Member

    Anyone who thinks this device has poor battery life... obviously has something incorrectly set up on their phone. The great battery life is actually a selling point of this phone. Granted, it isn't as good as the original ZMAX due to the higher resolution screen using more energy, but it's quite good. I usually get a full day with heavy usage.
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  4. MigDaMusicMan

    MigDaMusicMan Member

    I think it's somewhat unfair to assume that the problem OP is having is a result of how their phone is set up, a defective unit is very much a possibility
  5. yknujssab

    yknujssab Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    My original Zmax was awesome!!! Battery was great running Broken OS. I have the same set up on the pro that I had on the original. In fact this being my second Pro, they both had about 8 to 10 hour day. Maybe it's an app that doesn't get along with this model.

    Thanks for the vote of confidence. :D

    I updated to B14 so we'll see how it is.
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  6. MigDaMusicMan

    MigDaMusicMan Member

    I hope it helps :)
  7. yknujssab

    yknujssab Android Enthusiast
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    So far it seems a bit better. Except for a couple of glitches like it being off in the morning. And having phone call issues. We'll see in the next few days.

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  8. Marty_Since87

    Marty_Since87 Android Expert

    I'm going to replace my phone at t-mobile tomorrow since I think my phone is defective. It gets hot and the battery drains way too fast I go from 100 to 70 in about a hour of moderate usage. I left my apartment at 4 this afternoon with 100% batter I did some light browsing to read some articles and went on twitter and by 6pm my battery was below 30% I have it on my external charger now.

    I'm definitely going to get my replacement tomorrow.
  9. NeoZiggy

    NeoZiggy Android Enthusiast

    Only thing I can think of that could cause such a drain would be if your area has very spotty coverage. The device switching between 2G/3G/4G constantly will consume a lot of battery.... but still, you'd have to be living in the mountains to have such bad reception these days.

    I used to work in a building that had a secure area with cell jammers. I'd have to go through 2 full batteries a day because my service constantly dropped and picked back up a minute later.
  10. KuroLionheart

    KuroLionheart Newbie

    Here's mine after 4 days. I keep my screen brightness at about 25% and I try to keep the background apps at a minimum, also I don't use battery saver. I never have network issues or anything either, don't know how much that would contribute though.

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  11. yknujssab

    yknujssab Android Enthusiast
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    That looks great. I'll probably get a new on next week and see how the battery is. It might be just some apps that I have. I just can't pinpoint what it is.
  12. Random05

    Random05 Member

    When was the phone manufactured? I got this phone as back up recently and it said it was manufactured Jan of this year, 2017. I also did the system update the day I got it. Battery is extremely good and lasts me the whole day and goes into the second day with some 50% still left.

    Hope you get everything fixed.

    Edit: Mine is a T-Mobile phone.
  13. AmeCow

    AmeCow Lurker

    It seems to me that you can discharge this battery, but you'd have to try. It lasted me 2 days previously, but you can also drain it in 4 hours with maximising your use of everything, especially the screen brightness.
  14. Marty_Since87

    Marty_Since87 Android Expert

    I should be getting my replacement this week..
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    jonhy456 Newbie

  16. Marty_Since87

    Marty_Since87 Android Expert

    So I just picked up my replacement device. It's on on B04 I'l update it when I get home to wifi and see if I still have the same problems after a week.
  17. M666p

    M666p Newbie

    Flight lite.
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  19. Jimmy Dixx

    Jimmy Dixx Well-Known Member

    Yeah, my roommate and I both have the ZMP, and for both of us, excellent battery life. My battery drains faster when I have Bluetooth on, obviously, but even connected to my BT headphones all day, the battery lasts longer than the one in my Galaxy S3 with everything of, screen off, and just sitting on the nightstand.
  20. Marty_Since87

    Marty_Since87 Android Expert

    Battery life is quite awesome far as my replacement goes, I still haven't charged it yet. I'll test the battery again.
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  21. Steve Wright

    Steve Wright Lurker

    My question is, why the hell did ZTECH hardwire the battery in the first place? Maybe they didn't want to be like V-Tec, the cordless phone mfr who offers a replacement battery as the first accessory. Or the HTC G1, where battery makers faked the code on the label to make customers think the batteries were OEM instead of low-quality, won't-run-your-TV-remote-for-a day sh*t.

    S Wright
  22. yknujssab

    yknujssab Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    The battery is pretty good today. Maybe it's a weekend thing.

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  23. Marty_Since87

    Marty_Since87 Android Expert

    Screenshot_20170306-014629.png Day 2 with my replacement, so far so good. I'm going to put it to the real test on my off day from work.
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  24. Marty_Since87

    Marty_Since87 Android Expert

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    Day 3...it actually lasted me the whole day with moderate to heavy usage. Tomorrow is the test 2 to see how good my replacement phone battery is since I'll be off from work and I get to really heavily use my phone.
  25. yknujssab

    yknujssab Android Enthusiast
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    Well I figured out my problem with the phone and a bit bummed out. It was my Moto 360 that was draining the bejeezus out of the phone. So now I need to see how I can wear the watch and not kill the battery. Maybe just using it as a watch :thinking:. Kind of suck though, having a smart watch but not being able to use it.

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The ZTE Zmax Pro release date was July 2016. Features and Specs include a 6.0" inch screen, 13MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 617 processor, and 3400mAh battery.

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