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    Default N4 battery. What do you make of this?

    What do you make of this battery life/ time. I disconnected from power at 7:30am and its now 10:55pm

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    Default Re: N4 battery. What do you make of this?

    That's actually pretty good. Got you through the day at least. I get around the same amount with a custom kernel.

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    Default Re: N4 battery. What do you make of this?

    Quote Originally Posted by justmikey View Post
    What do you make of this battery life/ time. I disconnected from power at 7:30am and its now 10:55pm

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    That's pretty good. Better then mine by 20 mins

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    Default Re: N4 battery. What do you make of this?

    That's pretty good but more info is needed (ie. rooted or not, rom, kernel, etc).

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    Default Re: N4 battery. What do you make of this?

    Stock vanilla android. No roots, no kernels. Only running batteryguru but not convinced its helping as I get this close even without it running. Hoping 4.3 rumors are true about making battery more efficient.

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    Default Re: N4 battery. What do you make of this?

    How accurate do you guys find the "screen on time" is within the stock battery settings? Just got my Nexus 4 yesterday night . Hoping I can get at least 5 hours.

    So far, the battery life seems pretty good to me.

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    Default Re: N4 battery. What do you make of this?

    I thinks it's pretty good. You can tweak stuff like turning down the screen brightness a bit, turning off GPS when not in use and also Wi-Fi to increase battery life.

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    Default Re: N4 battery. What do you make of this?

    Where are the controls for GPS? I think batteryguru is managing this on its own but want to check.

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    Default Re: N4 battery. What do you make of this?

    Not trying to flame, but 16 hrs total battery with 4 hour screen on time means you spend 25% of your day staring at your phone screen...
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    Quote Originally Posted by justmikey View Post
    Where are the controls for GPS? I think batteryguru is managing this on its own but want to check.

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    Settings/location access

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    Default Re: N4 battery. What do you make of this?

    Quote Originally Posted by mdandashly View Post
    Not trying to flame, but 16 hrs total battery with 4 hour screen on time means you spend 25% of your day staring at your phone screen...
    Or he could be doing productive things such as replying to emails and texts. What a unnecessary remark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justmikey View Post
    What do you make of this battery life/ time. I disconnected from power at 7:30am and its now 10:55pm

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    That's entirely reasonable. Without knowing your setup, I'd say that's right about just above average and you should be pleased with that performance.

    Quote Originally Posted by mdandashly View Post
    Not trying to flame, but 16 hrs total battery with 4 hour screen on time means you spend 25% of your day staring at your phone screen...
    Emails, texts, camera, web browsing, stocks, weather, news business... What is it to you how one uses their property? Smartphones are quite advanced these days, and there are plenty of times I grab my Nexus before my MacBook for quick information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justmikey View Post
    Stock vanilla android. No roots, no kernels. Only running batteryguru but not convinced its helping as I get this close even without it running. Hoping 4.3 rumors are true about making battery more efficient.

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    If you want better battery life than you are getting, don't use your phone for anything. What you are seeing is what most smart phones are like.
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    Default Re: N4 battery. What do you make of this?

    Quote Originally Posted by mdandashly View Post
    Not trying to flame, but 16 hrs total battery with 4 hour screen on time means you spend 25% of your day staring at your phone screen...
    Thanks for the input. Actually I check email, send text messages, use Facebook and instagram, read books and my RSS feed as well as play some games and take pictures with a few phone calls here and there. And that's on a busy day.

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    Default Re: N4 battery. What do you make of this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captainbob767 View Post
    If you want better battery life than you are getting, don't use your phone for anything. What you are seeing is what most smart phones are like.
    Actually I got more time on my 3 year old iPhone 4 and that's without making any tweaks to settings (turning of WiFi, Bluetooth, dimming display completely, and shutting down apps and services all the time) so I guess it all depends on what smart phones you are talking about.

    I'm not complaining about my battery time, just want to make sure that what I'm experiencing is about average for THIS device.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by justmikey View Post
    Actually I got more time on my 3 year old iPhone 4 and that's without making any tweaks to settings (turning of WiFi, Bluetooth, dimming display completely, and shutting down apps and services all the time) so I guess it all depends on what smart phones you are talking about.

    I'm not complaining about my battery time, just want to make sure that what I'm experiencing is about average for THIS device.

    Thanks

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    How does the CPU and screen size from a three year old iPhone compare to your N4 of today? Today's faster processors and larger screen sizes are going to eat more battery quicker. From what I have been reading in the threads here, yes, what you are getting is around average.

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    Default Re: N4 battery. What do you make of this?

    Quote Originally Posted by fernandezhjr View Post
    How does the CPU and screen size from a three year old iPhone compare to your N4 of today? Today's faster processors and larger screen sizes are going to eat more battery quicker. From what I have been reading in the threads here, yes, what you are getting is around average.

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    Thanks. I would like to think that as technology gets better so too would the relation of screen size and CPU to battery life. But yes I agree, based on others reviews and feedback I'm happy if this is average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justmikey View Post
    Thanks. I would like to think that as technology gets better so too would the relation of screen size and CPU to battery life. But yes I agree, based on others reviews and feedback I'm happy if this is average.

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    The larger the screen size, the more pixels to address, the more processing, the more load on the battery.

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    Default Re: N4 battery. What do you make of this?

    I think iPhone manages background processes more efficiently, along with the fact its a smaller screen and what not. BUT I've seen iPhones with horrible battery life, and some with amazing battery life (upwards of 8hrs SOT & so on).

    But I think the battery life you're getting with your N4 is great if your checking emails social networking gaming and all that. I'm running stock with Franco kernel and I get around the same thing, with possibly better standby time though. I think what you're getting isn't the peak, but its nothing to scoff at.

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    Default Re: N4 battery. What do you make of this?

    I get between four and five hours of screen time per full charge on my Nexus 4s, so I'm right with you.
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