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    Default Nexus 5 battery life has improved with 4.4.2

    I feel as though the battery life on my phone has gotten much better after the update. has anyone else got better results from the battery after the update?
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    Default re: Nexus 5 battery life has improved with 4.4.2

    It's too soon for me to say for sure, but I turned on ART and installed 4.2.2 and looking at battery history, the drop off is noticeably lower, particularly in standby.

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    Default re: Nexus 5 battery life has improved with 4.4.2

    Yes, the battery life is increased after updating Samsung Galaxy nexus 5
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    Default re: Nexus 5 battery life has improved with 4.4.2

    That would really be a welcome improvement.

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    Default re: Nexus 5 battery life has improved with 4.4.2

    Mine is lasting forever just thinking about receiving the OTA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndroDevelope View Post
    Yes, the battery life is increased after updating Samsung Galaxy nexus 5
    ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndroDevelope View Post
    Yes, the battery life is increased after updating Samsung Galaxy nexus 5
    Where can I buy one of those?
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    Default re: Nexus 5 battery life has improved with 4.4.2

    Today I've used my phone heavily, so thought it would worth posting the results regarding battery life. Love this phone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwaron View Post
    Today I've used my phone heavily, so thought it would worth posting the results regarding battery life. Love this phone!
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/11/yzy9y8en.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/11/e7enunev.jpg
    6hrs screen on time that is crazy and you still have 26%. I am surprised by the results.
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    Default re: Nexus 5 battery life has improved with 4.4.2

    That's good battery life. I feel mine has been worse since the update

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwaron View Post
    Today I've used my phone heavily, so thought it would worth posting the results regarding battery life. Love this phone!
    That is amazing... I tell you what either they upgraded the towers near my work or something happened over the weekend because even before this update at work my signal was so horrible that my battery with little to no use would go from 100% charged down to less than 30% roughly 2 hours before my work day ended.. Yesterday and today I check my battery life with roughly 2 hours left in my work day to find the phone still up around 75% and it's now made it back to back days from off the charger at 5:45 am until 8:00 pm while still having 30% remaining.. I have not charged it the past two days at work (While still on 4.4) I got home from work today and it updated to 4.4.2 so it will be interesting to see how the battery comes along... on the weekends and around the house with a great signal it's had really good battery life compared to my Rooted GS3 before it...
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    Safari is snappier
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    I usually use my phone about 12-14 hrs getting 3.5-4 hrs of screen on time. I think switching to ART has helped

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    Quote Originally Posted by win465 View Post
    6hrs screen on time that is crazy and you still have 26%. I am surprised by the results.
    Most of the screen time is internet and email. Also took 15 pictures. Right now, I'm at 6:20 of screen time, and 15:10 on time, with 20% remaining.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwaron View Post
    Most of the screen time is internet and email. Also took 15 pictures. Right now, I'm at 6:20 of screen time, and 15:10 on time, with 20% remaining.
    Damn. Better than most phones nowadays and you still have 20% left. On pace for almost 7:30 O_o
    How bright is the screen set to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Damn. Better than most phones nowadays and you still have 20% left. On pace for almost 7:30 O_o
    How bright is the screen set to?

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    I keep my screen at 10%, which is plenty bright for indoors. When going outside during the day, I switch it over to auto brightness. I also do other tweaks to reduce battery usage, such as disable GPS and WiFi when not needed, and disable Google location Scanning Always Available under WiFi advanced menu. These settings have worked well for me.

    I doubt I'll make much more than 7 hrs, and 16.5 total, as the last of the battery tends to deplete faster, but how can I complain about these results?
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    Default re: Nexus 5 battery life has improved with 4.4.2

    My battery life sucks......


    .....because I can't put my phone down! :-D, even after heavy use the battery life is still phenomenal (IMO). I get about a good 12 hours or so on the batt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwaron View Post
    Today I've used my phone heavily, so thought it would worth posting the results regarding battery life. Love this phone!
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/11/yzy9y8en.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/11/e7enunev.jpg
    Wat apps r u using for your 6hr of SOT? All I see is Android os

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazzer87 View Post
    Wat apps r u using for your 6hr of SOT? All I see is Android os

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    I mainly use Android OS apps (email, chrome, camera, phone, etc.). The 3rd party apps I download I don't use often. One of them you see is BeyondPod, which I used 5% of the on-time (about an hour), listening to a podcast in the background.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwaron View Post
    I keep my screen at 10%, which is plenty bright for indoors. When going outside during the day, I switch it over to auto brightness. I also do other tweaks to reduce battery usage, such as disable GPS and WiFi when not needed, and disable Google location Scanning Always Available under WiFi advanced menu. These settings have worked well for me.

    I doubt I'll make much more than 7 hrs, and 16.5 total, as the last of the battery tends to deplete faster, but how can I complain about these results?
    You can't XD
    People with Droid Maxx phones talk about its 3600 something may battery but honestly I rarely use my phone for more than 3-4 hours a day so the battery on my phone is more than enough

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    Default re: Nexus 5 battery life has improved with 4.4.2

    my nexus 5 hasnt seen 1 update, what is art?
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    Quote Originally Posted by downhillrider View Post
    my nexus 5 hasnt seen 1 update, what is art?
    Android Run Time. It's the new runtime for Android that will probably replace Dalvik (Current runtime)
    Couldn't find the AC article... http://www.geek.com/android/meet-art...droid-1576849/

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    Quote Originally Posted by downhillrider View Post
    my nexus 5 hasnt seen 1 update, what is art?
    ART is a new Android runtime. It's in the developers options. It is technically experimental. Personally my battery life seems better, some apps launch better, and the boot time is definitely shorter.

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    i did that tap 4 times for dev options on my nexus 5. it says select runtime use dalvik. does that mean im running art?
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    Quote Originally Posted by downhillrider View Post
    i did that tap 4 times for dev options on my nexus 5. it says select runtime use dalvik. does that mean im running art?
    No, choose the "use ART" option and that will do it. It will reboot and update your apps, which can take several minutes.

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