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    Default Android users...please put me at ease

    I've had an iPhone 4S for over 2 and a half years. When the 5s came and there was not a bigger screen I planned my escape.

    I got an HTC One M8, phones awesome but I question the battery and I'm familiar with 4G drain and such. At 19 hours my phone is at 29% but a lot of that was in sleep mode. I made one 5 minute call, used navigation for about 30 minutes, texted throughout the day, used the browser a little, Facebook a little, email super lightly and woke the phone up a lot throughout my work day to check notifications. Sound ok?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmcheesedanish View Post
    I've had an iPhone 4S for over 2 and a half years. When the 5s came and there was not a bigger screen I planned my escape.

    I got an HTC One M8, phones awesome but I question the battery and I'm familiar with 4G drain and such. At 19 hours my phone is at 29% but a lot of that was in sleep mode. I made one 5 minute call, used navigation for about 30 minutes, texted throughout the day, used the browser a little, Facebook a little, email super lightly and woke the phone up a lot throughout my work day to check notifications. Sound ok?
    Well, I don't think that just sounds okay. It's draining battery much more faster I have been hearing a lot of complaints from the users who had just managed to get their hands on HTC some say that it has loose volume button, some say that it has loose power but and you were telling me that it's draining battery power much more faster, that sure draws me the bad figure of the HTC one M8, yesterday I was planning to buy one but after hearing this much .... I am now definitely sure that I would go forward with the Samsung S5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmcheesedanish View Post
    I've had an iPhone 4S for over 2 and a half years. When the 5s came and there was not a bigger screen I planned my escape.

    I got an HTC One M8, phones awesome but I question the battery and I'm familiar with 4G drain and such. At 19 hours my phone is at 29% but a lot of that was in sleep mode. I made one 5 minute call, used navigation for about 30 minutes, texted throughout the day, used the browser a little, Facebook a little, email super lightly and woke the phone up a lot throughout my work day to check notifications. Sound ok?
    19 hours at 29% sounds perfectly acceptable.
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    Without seeing screenshots of your power usage it's difficult to say if this is ok in response to your uncertainty. But after 19 hours of usage and having 29% battery left sounds reasonable if you used it moderately. You have to remember that these are powerful devices and that battery is driving a big 1080p screen, several radios and a quad core processor. While HTC has done a wonderful job of optimizing power use, it won't run forever on a single charge. I use to constantly worry about battery use and constantly watch my battery percentage until I just accepted that these things need power. Now I just use it like I want to, I don't turn off functions to conserve battery, I use it to its full capability everyday and as long as it gets me through the day I'm good. I plug in to charge every night while I'm sleeping and then good to go the next day. I've not yet had a day where the M8 has disappointed me or failed to get me through the day on a single charge. The battery use of the M8 has been outstanding and much better than any of my previous phones, including iPhones 3, 4, 5, Galaxies S3 & 4, Moto X and Nexus 5.
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    Kelly Burby Dont rule the HTC out most people get excellent battery life out of it me included and not felt a more solidly built device

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhunter6378 View Post
    Without seeing screenshots of your power usage it's difficult to say if this is ok in response to your uncertainty. But after 19 hours of usage and having 29% battery left sounds reasonable if you used it moderately. You have to remember that these are powerful devices and that battery is driving a big 1080p screen, several radios and a quad core processor. While HTC has done a wonderful job of optimizing power use, it won't run forever on a single charge. I use to constantly worry about battery use and constantly watch my battery percentage until I just accepted that these things need power. Now I just use it like I want to, I don't turn off functions to conserve battery, I use it to its full capability everyday and as long as it gets me through the day I'm good. I plug in to charge every night while I'm sleeping and then good to go the next day. I've not yet had a day where the M8 has disappointed me or failed to get me through the day on a single charge. The battery use of the M8 has been outstanding and much better than any of my previous phones, including iPhones 3, 4, 5, Galaxies S3 & 4, Moto X and Nexus 5.
    Couldn't have put it better myself!
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    As someone who uses gps every day, I know just how much of a battery drain it is. Using it for 30 mins, with some added light use and you get 19 hours of battery time from your phone? Sounds great and right for the HTC One m8. You won't be able to do that on any of your past phones, that's for sure.

    My best so far is 23 hours with light use and no gps.

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    I haven't been able to kill mine in a full day (6am - midnight) so that's all I need

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    Navigation is a killer for battery life. And are you sure GPS was off after you were done with it? 19 hours is plenty good though. Just get into the habit of charging each night. That's what I do and have done with my iPhone for years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmcheesedanish View Post
    I've had an iPhone 4S for over 2 and a half years. When the 5s came and there was not a bigger screen I planned my escape.

    I got an HTC One M8, phones awesome but I question the battery and I'm familiar with 4G drain and such. At 19 hours my phone is at 29% but a lot of that was in sleep mode. I made one 5 minute call, used navigation for about 30 minutes, texted throughout the day, used the browser a little, Facebook a little, email super lightly and woke the phone up a lot throughout my work day to check notifications. Sound ok?
    Sounds a lot better than my wife's iPhone 5. Just charge it every night before you go to bed and you'll be fine. Navigation is the biggest battery killer.

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    I agree that 19 hours use with 29% left is pretty reasonable. Just charge it every night while sleeping and you should be good to go. Personally I think the battery life on the M8 is outstanding, much better than any other smartphone I have ever had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly Burby View Post
    Well, I don't think that just sounds okay. It's draining battery much more faster I have been hearing a lot of complaints from the users who had just managed to get their hands on HTC some say that it has loose volume button, some say that it has loose power but and you were telling me that it's draining battery power much more faster, that sure draws me the bad figure of the HTC one M8, yesterday I was planning to buy one but after hearing this much .... I am now definitely sure that I would go forward with the Samsung S5.
    You do realize this forum and others are a small percentage of actual owners? Don't sell the phone short because 1% are having battery issues.

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    Hi all

    Not only have i found battery life to be brilliant on my M8 but it also charges faster then any other phone I've ever had and that has really surprised me. I have syncing on all the time for Google Now, my calendar and 3 E-mail accounts on push and only GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth are turned off when not in use i also always have my screen brightness on full as i always do on all my phones as personally always want the best screen experience possible all the time. This is the first HTC phone i have had since the HTC HD WM 6.5 days so I'm far from being a HTC fan boy and have to say i am really impressed by not just the excellent build quality of the M8 but also by how unobtrusive Sense is initially i was planning on flashing my M8 to a GPE Rom but now really can't see the point. Which is very different to how i felt about my Galaxy S3 which ran a Nexus Rom from as soon as i got it as couldn't stand all that Samsung bloat and TouchWiz. As i have typed this post i have just checked my Battery stats and after 21h 49m 5s i am on 50% i don't know about anyone else but i think that's pretty amazing and I'm not using any battery saving modes either.

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    19 % at 24 hours. I can say that standby time is good but to me it depleted a little fast during usage. I woke up and it was at 25%. I'm testing endurance so didn't charge it overnight. I've had the screen on for maybe 20 minutes, listened to ringtones on Zedge, took a screenshot and searched this board in that time and I'm at 18%. I can upload a screen capture of my battery history but I can't figure out how. 17% now
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    Seems about right but, depends on many variables; screen brightness, background refresh, apps installed, wifi on or off, etc. With everything on my phone lasts all day but is getting low by bedtime. Thats with listening to music, playing videos, email, facebook, etc etc.

    If I turn background refresh off, reduce the screen brightness, make sure I turn WIFI off when not in use, (but still use the phone loads) I can have as much as 30-35% left after a good 18 hour day.

    You have to be really trying to run the battery out within a day I find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly Burby View Post
    Well, I don't think that just sounds okay. It's draining battery much more faster I have been hearing a lot of complaints from the users who had just managed to get their hands on HTC some say that it has loose volume button, some say that it has loose power but and you were telling me that it's draining battery power much more faster, that sure draws me the bad figure of the HTC one M8, yesterday I was planning to buy one but after hearing this much .... I am now definitely sure that I would go forward with the Samsung S5.
    All phones have issues. Go ahead and look in the s5 forums, same type of issues. Battery drain, software issues, water resistant cover for the ports are breaking off. Don't single out one brand when they all have problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmcheesedanish View Post
    I've had an iPhone 4S for over 2 and a half years. When the 5s came and there was not a bigger screen I planned my escape.

    I got an HTC One M8, phones awesome but I question the battery and I'm familiar with 4G drain and such. At 19 hours my phone is at 29% but a lot of that was in sleep mode. I made one 5 minute call, used navigation for about 30 minutes, texted throughout the day, used the browser a little, Facebook a little, email super lightly and woke the phone up a lot throughout my work day to check notifications. Sound ok?
    I can't speak for iPhone operations, but with Android, it's always best to ensure that your programs are fully shut down and not operational - otherwise, they're using juice in the background. Also, make sure your screen isn't on the brightest setting. In my experience, navigation can also be a big culprit. I'm finding that my battery lasts 1.5-2 days of light-to-moderate use.
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    I will be honest. I didn't read the above responses. I did see some familiar posters that I tend to agree with so I am guessing a good chunk of this you have. Although my own OCD wants me to reply so I am.

    Android, while insanely customizable, also has a few things that can suck battery.
    #1. Turn off automatic Sync if you can. SETTINGS -- Accounts -- Turn off sync or at least go into each account and disable any pieces you really don't need syncing.
    #2. Apps: Same thing as above for apps. Social Media, Weather and Email apps are the most common. Most have a section in the settings to set the refresh period. Turn them to Manual or at least a more realistic side. I pretty much disable auto-sync across the board. I can wait 1.5 seconds for Facebook to pull the updated feed, or for my email to sync (mainly because I hate having pushed emails constantly makign me want to check them and 95% of the time I don't care right then...lol).
    #3. GPS / Location: Limit the depth of that. I tend to leave mine in POWER SAVING unless I'm travelling and then I set it for regular GPS while I use Google Maps.
    #4.. Bluetooth, NFC, Wifi and the such. Disable them if they're not in use as there's no point. Especially NFC.
    #5. If you do Root your phone... install Greenify. It takes almost no juice (it never shows up in my battery consumption portions of any relevance) but it's designed to keep apps from waking your phone and running in the background when they're not in use. You can specify the apps it manages so if you have something you don't want it to monitor (weather, mms and so forth) you can let those run as much as they want, but the things you DO want to limit use it will keep them from waking your phone. Wakelock prevention can help a lot.
    #6. Set your screen to a lower brightness setting unless you need it, or at least set it to Auto.
    #7. If you don't root your phone, in response to my #5, shut down apps as you're not using them so they don't try to eat up CPU processes, or data checks.

    The above tends to help me a lot. Refresh/Sync is a HUGE side of things for me because just about every app now a days wants to update pieces, and that can tax your phone quite a bit when not on WIFI due to it pulling LTE data for it.
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    I have just moved from an iPhone 5 to the One M8 and I can't fault the battery life. Today I watched 2 tv shows whilst on the way to work, checked twitter all day and browsed the internet frequently, made a few calls, played games etc. Battery is still going now from 5am this morning. Best phone for battery I've had in years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warpdrive View Post
    As someone who uses gps every day, I know just how much of a battery drain it is. Using it for 30 mins, with some added light use and you get 19 hours of battery time from your phone? Sounds great and right for the HTC One m8. You won't be able to do that on any of your past phones, that's for sure.

    My best so far is 23 hours with light use and no gps.

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    Battery is a very subjective topic. What is acceptable to one person is not for another. Don't be afraid to use your device out of fear that battery will be consumed too quick. Here's a great writeup by B. Diddy on battery saving tips if you feel that there is some extra life to squeeze out of it: [Guide] Battery Saving Tips

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogmann View Post
    Hi all

    Not only have i found battery life to be brilliant on my M8 but it also charges faster then any other phone I've ever had and that has really surprised me. I have syncing on all the time for Google Now, my calendar and 3 E-mail accounts on push and only GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth are turned off when not in use i also always have my screen brightness on full as i always do on all my phones as personally always want the best screen experience possible all the time. This is the first HTC phone i have had since the HTC HD WM 6.5 days so I'm far from being a HTC fan boy and have to say i am really impressed by not just the excellent build quality of the M8 but also by how unobtrusive Sense is initially i was planning on flashing my M8 to a GPE Rom but now really can't see the point. Which is very different to how i felt about my Galaxy S3 which ran a Nexus Rom from as soon as i got it as couldn't stand all that Samsung bloat and TouchWiz. As i have typed this post i have just checked my Battery stats and after 21h 49m 5s i am on 50% i don't know about anyone else but i think that's pretty amazing and I'm not using any battery saving modes either.

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    Does anyone every email you?! 50% after 21 hours, get outta here, lol! Did you actually use it during that time for phone calls, web browsing, texts - any apps like chess or whatever?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogmann View Post
    Hi all

    Not only have i found battery life to be brilliant on my M8 but it also charges faster then any other phone I've ever had and that has really surprised me. I have syncing on all the time for Google Now, my calendar and 3 E-mail accounts on push and only GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth are turned off when not in use i also always have my screen brightness on full as i always do on all my phones as personally always want the best screen experience possible all the time. This is the first HTC phone i have had since the HTC HD WM 6.5 days so I'm far from being a HTC fan boy and have to say i am really impressed by not just the excellent build quality of the M8 but also by how unobtrusive Sense is initially i was planning on flashing my M8 to a GPE Rom but now really can't see the point. Which is very different to how i felt about my Galaxy S3 which ran a Nexus Rom from as soon as i got it as couldn't stand all that Samsung bloat and TouchWiz. As i have typed this post i have just checked my Battery stats and after 21h 49m 5s i am on 50% i don't know about anyone else but i think that's pretty amazing and I'm not using any battery saving modes either.

    Marc
    I have my HTC One M8 since Tuesday, so I cannot really say how battery life is, since I am playing with it all the time, but my first impression is that it uses more power than my iPhone 5S (my previous device). I guess I will have to see how it behaves in a couple of days when the novelty wears off and I start using it normally

    You said that it charges very quickly. I had it last night on my iMac per USB connected and it didn't even manage to charge it fully after 5 hours..When on A/C it charges much faster though.
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    I heard that HTC will have a new charger available which will charge even faster. Not available yet as far as I know.

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    Hi SocratesRising,

    I must admit my phone isn't full of apps and no games as i just don't play them plus i also delete what apps i can that i don't use or need so those apps aren't running and wasting my battery also I'm lucky that the areas i am in all have great cell cover so battery drain from searching for a signal is minimal which of course makes a big difference. But yes i had quite a few E-mails that i not only read but deleted or answered and a couple of calls although they were short and used Google Now a couple of times to check travel times, also my wallpaper is mostly black which i have also been led to believe uses less power. I'm not saying its going to be that good everyday but in the 5 days I've had the phone battery life has been very impressive and not once have i got close to running out of battery and been in desperate need to charge it. Anyway here is a screen shot taken a few minutes after my post in the other battery thread just to confirm it.

    [IMG]HTC One M8 battery status by Marc Obermann, on Flickr][/IMG]

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    I mostly charge through the mains but even when i have used a USB port on my tower it still seems much faster then previous phones I've had.
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