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    Can anyone give me some pointers on improving battery life? I don't even have a SIM yet but if I am using Wi-Fi, it quickly runs down in about 5-6 hours. Barely lasting a day with no SIM. Am scared what its life will be when I actually put a SIM
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    The Nexus 5 like most cell phones the number one thing that burns battery is having the screen on and keeping the brightness low is the only real option.
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    Well I have turned off auto brightness. Let's see how that goes
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    Quote Originally Posted by pratnala View Post
    Can anyone give me some pointers on improving battery life? I don't even have a SIM yet but if I am using Wi-Fi, it quickly runs down in about 5-6 hours. Barely lasting a day with no SIM. Am scared what its life will be when I actually put a SIM
    5-6 hours of what? Stand by? Screen on time? If you're getting 5-6 hours of screen on time, that is excellent battery life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yfan View Post
    Screen on time? If you're getting 5-6 hours of screen on time, that is excellent battery life.
    Agreed I wanted to point that out as well. If all he wanted was a long battery life on a screen then the LG Flex with it's OLED screen with a Li-Po 3500mAh battery is the one he needs that is 13 plus hours.
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    Welcome to Android Central! As mentioned above, it's important to know what you're doing with your phone. Average screen-on time per full charge on the Nexus 5 is 3-4 hours, so if you're doing something where your phone's screen is almost always on, then 5-6 hours sounds pretty normal.

    To squeeze out as much juice as you can, review this guide: [Guide] Battery Saving Tips

    Posted via Android Central App--please excuse the brevity and any typos!
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    I've found the screen amazingly bright. Unless I'm outside in daylight or in a very bright room, I'm good with brightness at 15%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vividrich View Post
    I've found the screen amazingly bright. Unless I'm outside in daylight or in a very bright room, I'm good with brightness at 15%.

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    Exactly! I have my brightness wayyyy down. And it's still bright. Unless your in direct sunlight

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    Quote Originally Posted by vividrich View Post
    I've found the screen amazingly bright. Unless I'm outside in daylight or in a very bright room, I'm good with brightness at 15%.
    I have mine set to 13% indoors I can see it fine. Outside though I have to put it to 45% to be able to see it but it does not go brighter than that.
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    Alright let me clarify. Screen on time is 2-2.5 hours. I start using the phone in the morning and by around lunch/post-lunch, battery is at 20 or 30%. Note that it is always connected to wifi and there is no sim still. Also, it is in airplane mode.
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    Wow! Very curious, indeed. However, not unheard of. Check out this link.

    Battery Drains ON AIRPLANE MODE!
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    seems like there's a lot of good tips. i'll put it into good use!
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    Try connecting to wi-fi whenever possible, turn off ALL location services (both centrally and in individual apps), keep the screen brightness to 10-15% and disable app auto-updates in Google Play.

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