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  1. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Should I be worried about my Nexus 5 battery?-1409272572805.jpg
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    I know that Nexus 5 doesn't have the greatest battery however I am confident Google will improve on this with Android L.

    But ATM with heavy usage, I get only 5 to 6 hours of usage. Is this normal?
    08-28-2014 07:37 PM
  2. ordurves's Avatar
    Heavy Usage? Yes that is what you can expect with the N5
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    08-28-2014 07:44 PM
  3. ordurves's Avatar
    Consider adjusting your screen brightness down to help conserve
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    08-28-2014 07:45 PM
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    I know that Nexus 5 doesn't have the greatest battery however I am confident Google will improve on this with Android L.

    But ATM with heavy usage, I get only 5 to 6 hours of usage. Is this normal?
    Settings> Location ( turn it off ). Settings > Data ( turn it off ). Check out the screenshots. Good luck.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
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    08-28-2014 08:23 PM
  5. ianhanson85's Avatar
    3-4 hours of screen on time is what you get with the N5.

    Posted via Android Central App
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    08-28-2014 08:52 PM
  6. Howard Sylve's Avatar
    If you're not running ART, try using it as well. It helps the battery life.

    Posted via Android Central App
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    08-28-2014 11:17 PM
  7. jj14x's Avatar
    Settings> Location ( turn it off ). Settings > Data ( turn it off ).
    For many, that would Kinda kills most of the reasons to have an Android smartphone.
    No Location? Unreliable Google Now
    No Data? For me, that kinda defeats one of the the main reasons to get a smartphone
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    08-29-2014 07:23 AM
  8. salmanahmad's Avatar
    I've thanked all of you, I am pretty sure Google will improve on this but I just wanted to be sure if the battery wasn't damaged or something. Thanks again!
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    08-29-2014 08:03 AM
  9. p3ntyne's Avatar
    3-4 hours of screen on time is what you get with the N5.

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    With a stock N5.
    09-18-2014 03:58 AM
  10. Benjamin_NYC's Avatar
    Settings> Location ( turn it off ). Settings > Data ( turn it off ). Check out the screenshots. Good luck.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/29/ujyvusu2.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/29/emehajun.jpg

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    How about just not having a smartphone in the first place then?

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    09-18-2014 08:23 AM
  11. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    How about just not having a smartphone in the first place then?

    Posted via Android Central App


    It pains me to think of how few people in these forums have actually ever used rotary... But on a serious note, with its 1000mAH battery I bet this thing would get AMAZING battery life.
    09-18-2014 09:11 AM
  12. kitkatpaintjob's Avatar
    Biggest difference for me was the WiFi... If u have your WiFi on .. Turning it so it would be off during sleep made the biggest difference. In fact WiFi on/off in general on my n5 makes a big difference. Settings>WiFi>advanced- WiFi during sleep/optimize

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    09-21-2014 02:30 PM
  13. ianhanson85's Avatar
    Biggest difference for me was the WiFi... If u have your WiFi on .. Turning it so it would be off during sleep made the biggest difference. In fact WiFi on/off in general on my n5 makes a big difference. Settings>WiFi>advanced- WiFi during sleep/optimize

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    Good tip, thanks. I usually always have my WiFi on. Going to give this a try.

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    09-21-2014 02:35 PM
  14. clevin's Avatar
    How about just not having a smartphone in the first place then?

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    Allow yourself being tracked by Google every second of the day and night is not really "smart".

    @T-Mobile GN3
    09-21-2014 03:45 PM
  15. gnr_2's Avatar


    It pains me to think of how few people in these forums have actually ever used rotary... But on a serious note, with its 1000mAH battery I bet this thing would get AMAZING battery life.
    You're being sarcastic, right? 1000mAh is next to nothing. But I thought the phone came with a 2300mAh battery which is still only nominal. For my GNex I was able to buy a 3800 mAh battery and with that I barely get all day usage with background data restricted. Unfortunately the Nexus battery isn't replaceable.
    09-21-2014 05:28 PM
  16. Bigballer's Avatar
    isn't there a google play services update that "should" help us with battery life?
    09-21-2014 06:21 PM
  17. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    You're being sarcastic, right? 1000mAh is next to nothing. But I thought the phone came with a 2300mAh battery which is still only nominal. For my GNex I was able to buy a 3800 mAh battery and with that I barely get all day usage with background data restricted. Unfortunately the Nexus battery isn't replaceable.
    I was referring to the battery in the device in the video, which would be more than ample given the simplicity of the phone and the tiny screen. But man, it would take forever to actually send a text on that thing...

    It's only in the past several years that our expectation of a phone's battery life has dropped to such abysmal lows...
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    09-22-2014 12:18 PM
  18. gnr_2's Avatar
    It's only in the past several years that our expectation of a phone's battery life has dropped to such abysmal lows...
    I've learned to keep a power source with me at all times, either a USB cord or a backup supply because using the camera for even a few photos drops my GNex battery from full to nil in minutes. I'm getting the Nexus 5 today. Woohoo!
    09-22-2014 12:51 PM
  19. salmanahmad's Avatar
    I've learned to keep a power source with me at all times, either a USB cord or a backup supply because using the camera for even a few photos drops my GNex battery from full to nil in minutes. I'm getting the Nexus 5 today. Woohoo!
    Great phone man, no complaints here apart from the battery(which will be improved in Android L).

    You are going to love the device.
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    09-22-2014 12:56 PM
  20. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    I've learned to keep a power source with me at all times, either a USB cord or a backup supply because using the camera for even a few photos drops my GNex battery from full to nil in minutes. I'm getting the Nexus 5 today. Woohoo!
    Grats! You'll love the phone. As to battery, if you're a heavy user you'll still want to keep some charging options handy, but the 'standard' steps you can take will help (i.e., go into developer options and enable ART instead of Dalvik, lower screen brightness, turn off bluetooth/wifi/gps if/when you aren't using them (though it's worthwhile to note that data over WiFi is less of a drain than over the cell network), etc).
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    09-22-2014 01:20 PM
  21. seungklee's Avatar
    I just got my nexus 5 (used) couple of days ago and so far battery life has been stellar. I last all day easily and I purposely didn't charge it last night to see how long it can go and around 23 hours, I still had 44% battery left! Yes, turn off Auto Brightness because it drains the battery little quicker than usual. Overall, I'm loving the phone!
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    09-22-2014 01:24 PM
  22. neodoru's Avatar
    With android L the battery is improved a little (from ~5 hours to ~8), so I hope it comes out fast!
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    09-22-2014 04:33 PM
  23. gnr_2's Avatar
    With android L the battery is improved a little (from ~5 hours to ~8), so I hope it comes out fast!
    Nice. That's almost double! Three more days before it arrives...
    09-25-2014 10:55 PM
  24. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Nice. That's almost double! Three more days before it arrives...
    Source?
    09-26-2014 03:55 AM
  25. ianhanson85's Avatar
    Nice. That's almost double! Three more days before it arrives...
    Everything I have read says L won't be released until mid October or early November.

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-26-2014 11:56 AM
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