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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by droidman40, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. droidman40

    droidman40 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I've had the phone for about 2 months and I think it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. I can foresee the battery life becoming a problem down the road after months of charging.

    I use my phone all day (texting, facebook, browser, games, ect). Sometimes, I end the day at 40% and sometimes close to empty. If i'm on WiFi most of the day, it tends to be closer to the 40%.

    What are other people seeing? Anyone have any battery saver tips?
    Sometimes, I check what is using my battery and it's "google search".
    Every so often, when I go to google now, it doesn't show anything and is trying to load and uses a lot of battery so I have to force stop and open google now again and that works.


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  2. AVSkillet

    AVSkillet Member

    I have been very impressed with the Moto X battery life! I was skeptical at first given it's not all that large. However, the screen and software must be very efficient. I usually get around 15 hours of life give or take. WiFi at home, and 4G LTE at work 8 hours with moderate use. It's a nice change of pace from my 2 year old Razr that couldn't go through my work shift without needing to be plugged in.
  3. aysiu

    aysiu Android Expert

    For on-screen time on mobile data (not home wireless), I get a solid 2 hours, which is fine, not really that great. What really helps (and is much better than my old Galaxy Nexus) is the off-screen time. The Moto X knows how to idle. So as long as I don't use more than two hours of the screen being fully on (so apart from Active Notifications), the phone lasts quite a long time... usually the whole day (early morning to close to midnight).
  4. GandalfTehGray

    GandalfTehGray Android Expert

    I haven't had it under a normal work day load yet as school has been out mostly since I got it. The battery life while tethering far outdoes what the Gnex did. I also have an Anker 13000 portable battery for days I'll be out long.
  5. macgiobuin

    macgiobuin Android Enthusiast

    It keeps getting better as it learns my routine. I am impressed with the battery life thus far.
  6. tomato88

    tomato88 Android Enthusiast

    Coming from Galaxy Nexus, I have no complaints.
  7. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert

    When I first got my GSM Galaxy Nexus I was impressed with 6 hours SOT at 18 hours off charger. With my Moto X I'm currently at 4:24 SOT at 34:15 off charger and 14% battery remaining. I'm very happy. 😀
  8. droidman40

    droidman40 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Found this post which I will try to help me deal with google search taking up too much of my battery

    Originally Posted by nasridine [​IMG]
    I got my n5 for couples weeks now. In the first week, the battery is ok, with average usage, it will last for at least a day and a half. Since I installed a lot of apps, the battery started to drain much faster. Could not even last a day with not too heavy usage. I took a look at battery report today. Surprisingly "Google Search" is the #1 battery drain (~60%). In the three hours since I unplug the charger, the battery life came down to 50%. All I did was checking emails and browsing now and then. I even have DU battery saver installed and optimized the system quite often. But it didn't seem to help too much. I see someone complained that "Google Play Services" can be a battery killer but google search? Anyone having similar issue?

    The issue with this draining your battery is that you have location turned off, if you turn it on and leave it on you will not get the battery drain. With it off Google search is constantly looking for the location and cannot find it which is what is draining your battery. Had this issue and once I turned on location and left it on, no more drain. Hope this helps!

    I found some old posts with similar issue. It appeared that the updates of google search have a bug which is killing the battery. I have uninstalled the updates, and so far so good. But you brought up an interesting point cuz I thought havingn location on is like having the 3G on which takes up a lot of juice. I will definitely give it a try. Thanks.
  9. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert

    Here's the final result at 1% battery remaining after my last post: 36:09 off charger, and 4:54 SOT. As I was posting this I noticed a slight blip in the battery level that looks like it was charging at some point, but I assure it it wasn't.


  10. aysiu

    aysiu Android Expert

    Uncle Mike, if you happen to have a day or two to use your Moto X with wireless turned off (so just mobile data), can you post up what your screen-on time is like? I'm assuming you're able to get up to 5 hours because you have wireless on most of the time. Otherwise, maybe I have a malfunctioning unit!
  11. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert

    It was rare that I was willing to not charge my phone overnight, but I knew I would be in a position to charge it when it was ready to die. I can certainly go a full day (of awake time) with turning on Wifi only when I need it (i.e. to print locally, or transfer files to another device on the LAN). It may be a while before I can generate that much SOT though.
  12. aysiu

    aysiu Android Expert

    I don't want you to go out of your way to do that just so I can see the results, but if you do happen to have a couple of days straight you're not using wireless, I'd be curious to see what the on-screen time is (I hope it's close to what I'm getting, which is just barely over two hours).
  13. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert

    Today I stayed in mobile data for 14 hours with no Wi-Fi use, and with 2:03 SOT I was at 46% battery remaining - leaving me in track for 27:20 off charger and 3:47 SOT, with a similar usage pattern to my previous post. Not nearly as good as with Wi-Fi, but very good nonetheless.
  14. aysiu

    aysiu Android Expert

    Thanks. 3:47 SOT is pretty amazing! I don't think I've ever gotten it that good.
  15. syntrix

    syntrix Android Expert

    OMG here's the best reason for choosing the X over the S4...

    Both phones are about equal in apps installed, except the X is running the VZW LTE sim.

    X = current draw of 219 mA, maybe up to 300 spikes
    S4 = 460 mA current draw, constantly.

    That's almost 2x the current drain idling and just running elixir 2 and opening up the into screen to show the current drain. My S4 has mobile data disabled (obviously), so it should be drawing less! Both are on my home wifi, with the same settings.
  16. thetomlin2

    thetomlin2 Guest

    Coming from the RAZR MAXX I thought I would be in some trouble, I have been impressed. Typically with the RAZR MAXX I would have about 20% of my battery left when I went to bed, similar use on my Moto X and I have 10% left tonight. Impressive if you ask me!!!
  17. freshbasil

    freshbasil Newbie

    What's the average 'Screen Time' people are averaging?

    I get about 4-5 hours but my battery only lasts for about 10-11 hours max.
  18. krouget

    krouget Android Enthusiast

    I get about 5 hours screen time, but since it's rare I spend that much time with the display on throughout the day, it lasts a bit more than 24 hours with my real world usage.
  19. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert

    The last time I got near 5 hours of screen on time was with 18 hours of charger. With my typical usage I have anywhere from 30% - 50% left after 18 hours, so I've really lost interest in keeping close tabs on my battery life.
  20. freshbasil

    freshbasil Newbie

    So i've been able to pinpoint what exactly has been 'draining' my battery so much. GroupMe messaging app brings my daily usage battery time from 25-26 hours down to 11-12 hours. Not sure if it's the app itself, or the fact that I get about 200 messages+ on it on a daily basis.

    hopefully that is useful for others.
  21. younger06

    younger06 Newbie

    2014-03-29 08.38.36.jpg I think the battery is brilliant. This cycle was over the weekend so it was constantly connected to wifi. There is a spike in the graph where I had my car charger plugged in for about 5 mins.
  22. macgiobuin

    macgiobuin Android Enthusiast

    The update to 4.4.2 has improved my battery life just a little bit. It was already pretty good, but now I have even more battery left at the end of each normal usage day (for me).

    I was initially a bit worried after the update, because battery usage was HORRIBLE the first couple of days after the update. But after all the apps finally got their updates, it has steadily improved. Certainly MUCH better than the battery life in my last phone (Atrix HD).
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  23. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Android Expert

    My best is only 8 hours but that is using it almost all that time!
  24. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert

    Twice this week I was in address with a poor signal (according to the battery history details) and had to make extended phone calls of 1-2 hours, and got low battery warnings and partially charged my battery around 4pm one day and 8pm the other. Aside from these two instances and when I first got the phone (and couldn't put it down), I can't remember the last time I charged my battery before going to bed.
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  25. x026092

    x026092 Android Enthusiast

    I am still averaging about a day. I recharge nightly, but sometimes it does not seat properly and I can still get to work before recharging.

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