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Re: Considering a Droid Maxx ... a few questions
When I first bought the phone, I was typically using it with screen on time of about 2.5 hrs per day and the battery (if you divided usage time by battery percent used) tended to 42 hours for WiFi mostly, 36 hours for mobile data only. Now I use the phone for mobile audio (I used to use my iPod Touch for that, but decided that carrying one device > carrying two) and now I trend toward about 32 hours battery life, maybe 28 exclusively mobile data. However, it would always be better, because that ignores the 7 or so hours that I wouldn't have used the phone while I was sleeping. I have only let the phone run down without plugging in overnight twice. In November I went to bed on day 2 with 23% battery left (so that was after about 41 hours.) Two weeks ago I made it to about 4:00 pm on day 2 when the battery hit 5% left (so that was about 34 hours after unplugging.)
Originally Posted by djr7572
My own guesstimate right now is that the phone drains about 5% more per day than it did doing the exact same thing under JB. When I first updated to KitKat in December, that was more like 15% per day, but a recent update to Google Play Services seems to have calmed battery drain down a lot.
Cell standby battery % is about the same as it was under JB. It's now typically about 4% battery used by cell radio. Is that what you were asking?
At this point I have no app that holds the phone awake in the background, with one exception: I have an app called Headset Button Controller that I deliberately set to keep the phone awake when earbuds are plugged in, so I can control the audio from the play/pause button of my Bose (and Apple) earbuds. If I don't set that app that way, every press of the play/pause button takes about 20 to 30 seconds before audio restarts after it's been paused.