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    Red face Moto X battery usage

    i have been getting less than average battery life on LIGHT to MODERATE usage based on the reviews and forums i have been reading. im wondering, and yes, my "Power Saver" function is on. So, if there anything noticeably wrong with the battery drainage? Or is that just me? also as well. i DO NOT charge this phone until it is about 5% or totally dead.

    I'm new to the android world, i wanted a nexus 5, but my carrier required my to change to a more expensive plan, so thankfully this was my second choice without shifting my plan. And anymore stuff that could be helpful with my new Moto X?
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    I don't see anything wrong. You went half a day and still have half a battery left.

    For me battery life base on amount of time the phone is on doesn't mean anything. I use screen on time as the battery life gauge.

    If you can get 4 or more hours of screen on time then the battery life is good. 5 is great. Less than 3.5 is not desirable.

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    Ya 13 hours and only half down. Idk what else you could ask for from a 2200mah battery.
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    oh okay. Any other tips you guys can give in terms of saving battery? like battery apps or thing i can do on my phone to save battery
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    It looks to me like your worst offender is something you may not be able to change. Your Mobile network signal looks to be fairly poor and the phone has to use more power to boost the signal to the towers. That said, I'll agree with the other posters that using half your power in 13 hours isn't bad.

    Is there any particular reason that you don't charge until you're at 5%?
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    Default Re: Moto X battery usage

    i heard it is better to charge your phone close to 0% or if not, when it is fully drained to maximize battery life
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    Quote Originally Posted by yuen101 View Post
    i heard it is better to charge your phone close to 0% or if not, when it is fully drained to maximize battery life
    That may not be a good strategy: Ask Ars: The best way to use a lithium-ion battery, redux | Ars Technica

    I've heard that it should be run down once a month at most.
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    thanks guys for the help
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    Little battery drain

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    Modern batteries should not be allowed to her too low whenever it is avoidable. It's better to leave it topped off then to drain it too far. Going below 20% or so should be accidental and rare... Never planned and we should not think it's helping.... That's causing more damage than keeping it topped.

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    I am inclined to agree that the poor signal is probably the biggest culprit of most of the battery drain. However, going 13 hours on 52% is not bad. Better than most phones.

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    hey thanks guys for the tips. i was thinking along the lines taking care a laptop battery and i thought i could apply it here. one other thing, SHOULD i get battery care apps like battery doctor or like those cleaners for my phone to clear RAM and such?
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    Those apps are generally useless (there are exceptions) and Android does a better job of managing resources than micromanaging can, whether done automatically or manually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yuen101 View Post
    hey thanks guys for the tips. i was thinking along the lines taking care a laptop battery and i thought i could apply it here. one other thing, SHOULD i get battery care apps like battery doctor or like those cleaners for my phone to clear RAM and such?
    Android likes keeping RAM full. I agree with Darth that battery saving apps are typically useless.

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    thanks for the basic help guys! so far, dam happy with this phone, if only i could find a good case/holster
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    Quote Originally Posted by yuen101 View Post
    thanks for the basic help guys! so far, dam happy with this phone, if only i could find a good case/holster
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    Turn off "auto sync data" when you don't need to use the phone, and possibly all data if your in front of a computer. The LTE/CDMA radio is a battery killer to begin with. Been that way for my bionic, RAZR maxx HD, mini, and soon to be X. They really should put a 4000mah battery in all these devices nowadays!
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    Til then I will be using note 3

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