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Droid Maxx Battery Life as Promised?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Old Member, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. GPS was enabled the full time ... 2d 15h 0m ... almost unbelievable. Also shown is the dialog that appears when you are down to 15%.

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  2. Crudes

    Crudes Member

    This weekend I played a round of golf with a Golf GPS application. This was a big test for me, because on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus I was able to get through THREE HOLES before the battery gave up.

    I am very, very pleased to say that after a full round of using an incredibly cool GPS app, my phone was at 80%.

    This is just incredible. Further, my golf buddy saw how effective/beautiful this phone is, and immediately went to Verizon and purchased one.

    I don't remember having buyers remorse with my Galaxy Nexus phone, but I don't remember being anywhere near as giddy about it as I am about this phone. The X8 Processor Phones are a huge winner in my book.
  3. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User

    Since buying the phone, I've primarily been in an area with an active wifi connection, and every day the trend was that my battery life would be 46 to 50 hours. The last two days I was traveling and was away from wifi almost all day. Last night I went to bed after about 17 hours with 53% battery life left, so trending to 36 hours or so. Today has been the same; 14 and a half hours off battery and I'm at 56%, so about a 32 hour trend. (I was navigating for about 30 minutes off power today while driving.)

    This is fantastic. Knowing that at the worst I'll never have to worry about plugging in while I'm awake? That was the reason I wanted this phone. Everything else it can do (great speed, great display, active notifications, thinness) is gravy.
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  4. digiburd

    digiburd Lurker

    What was the Golf GPS App you were using? I'm looking to use one today actually with my new MAXX and if you could recommend one that would help.
  5. Crudes

    Crudes Member

    Swing By Swing. I tried Golf Logix and it didn't work very well. This one was beautiful and fully functional

    Swing by Swing | Free Golf GPS Range Finder for iPhone & Android
  6. orlandotommy

    orlandotommy Lurker

    Im getting about 20-24 hours, my screen is set to pretty bright also, about 50% use on WIFI...
  7. Outatime

    Outatime Android Expert

    Just a quick snip this morning of my battery life. I had it on the charger overnight. Woke up at 100%, checked my normal stuff. News, Android Forums, etc. At 12% battery consumed I had a staggering 46 minutes of screen on time.

    I love this phone.
  8. Kevin-B

    Kevin-B Well-Known Member

    Battery life is so nice after the disappointing Galaxy Nexus. That phone had to be nursed to make it to bedtime, and I'm not a heavy user.
    My three-day-old Droid Maxx is in heavy use because I'm still playing with all the doodads, and I've avoided plugging it in during the day just to see how it performs. It's never gone to bed with less than 30% battery. I even ran Navigate for 45 minutes yesterday without plugging it in, and it didn't flinch.
  9. Optimus Prune

    Optimus Prune Member

    Got a solid 28 hours out of it with pretty heavy use.
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  10. Old Member

    Old Member Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    28 hours with 5+ hours of screen time? UNBELIEVEABLE!!!

    Hello? Every other smart phone owner in the world? THIS is what your device should be like.
  11. Optimus Prune

    Optimus Prune Member

    Ha. I was down to 12 percent and leaving a PF Chang's to go back to my hotel when Google Maps told me there was an accident on the normal route. So, I used the GPS to circumvent it, otherwise it would've made 30.
  12. hajabooja

    hajabooja Member

    Here are my results. Even coming from the Note II, I'm amazed.



  13. matt5951

    matt5951 Newbie

    Hi everyone, generally speaking, how much juice should streaming music take from the battery life? I probably stream between 4-5 hours a day from Pandora at work, and it's over 3G/4G (signal goes in and out) not wi-fi.

    I ask because I'm not seeing the massive battery times (though still good) and want to know if this could be the culprit.
  14. chrisv79

    chrisv79 Member

    The combo of streaming and a weaker signal indicated by the signal going in and out could drain the battery faster. This is kinda why I wish we could still just switch to 3G only. 3G is fine for music and probably would help in your situation.
  15. Outatime

    Outatime Android Expert

    Hi Matt!

    If you're in a sketchy 4G area that will pound your battery. Maybe try switching off 4G and see how it acts.
  16. 18t

    18t Well-Known Member

    hows this for battery life...


    granted its probably 5 minutes of screen on time, but still impressive nonetheless.
  17. Optimus Prune

    Optimus Prune Member

    That's from the Android Central review, right? It doesn't show real usage conditions, but it does illustrate how little power the active notifications use, since they left term on at all times.
  18. 18t

    18t Well-Known Member

    i grabbed it from a slashgear review this morning.
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  19. scupking

    scupking Member

    Seems like my battery hit a wall and just died after it got into the 30s. It went from 38% to 0 in about 5 minutes.

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  20. Highland Ranger

    Highland Ranger Well-Known Member

    Battery is still settling in but looks like this is going to be a charge every other day phone.

    After using the original razr for the last few years this battery completely changes how you use the phone. I have gone from plugging in at every opportunity to not worrying about it and using the phones features with impunity.

    Its faster than the razr, and has some nice little software improvements but the battery is the game changer. Be hard to go back to something without this kind of battery life.
  21. Spg210

    Spg210 Lurker

    Motorola made no promises of a certain battery life. How would that even be possible? Case in point: You and I both have a Maxx and, with a full charge, set off for our day using our Maxx. Do you think you and I are gonna wind up draining our batteries at the same hour? Your Maxx may last until the next day where as mine might be dead by midnight. Usage dictates how long a battery will last. Because of that, Motorola made no promise about battery life because it's impossible to do so unless we all used our devices the same way.
  22. Old Member

    Old Member Android Expert
    Thread Starter

  23. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    So jealous of ya'll! :p
    Question, can anyone explain why Android OS is taking up so much?
    I thought in the past, it's usually somewhere between 5-10%. My S3 is at 6% right now.
  24. Vitiator

    Vitiator Newbie

    I upgraded from the Droid Razr MAXX HD, which lasted two days solid with moderate use, to the Droid MAXX. The Verizon representative, as well as threads in this forum, indicated that the battery life was better than the Razr MAXX HD.

    However, I have noticed the opposite, and last night, I even tried putting the phone in Airplane Mode, and it lost 10% of battery, whereas the Razr MAXX HD would loose 1 to 2% over a 7 hour period in Airplane Mode.

    My question is if you think this is because of a rouge application, is there something wrong, or is this normal?

    Thank you for your help, and here are the screenshots:



Motorola Droid Maxx Forum

The Motorola Droid Maxx release date was August 2013. Features and Specs include a 5.0" inch screen, 10MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and 3500mAh battery.

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