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    I know this phone just came out. I had it since Friday, but does anyone know how to get maximum battery life? I'm getting 9 hours on a charge, but I'm coming from the epic 4g touch and used to getting 17 hours off a single charge. I'm pretty sure that's probably due to have a different kernel and ROM installed. Any help would be much appreciated Thxs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luca_Blight View Post
    I know this phone just came out. I had it since Friday, but does anyone know how to get maximum battery life? I'm getting 9 hours on a charge, but I'm coming from the epic 4g touch and used to getting 17 hours off a single charge. I'm pretty sure that's probably due to have a different kernel and ROM installed. Any help would be much appreciated Thxs.
    I am having a rough time myself with the battery life on my sprint galaxy nexus too. My phone is barely lasting 8-9 hours on a single charge with moderate use. I have heard that the battery life is one of the big concerns. Maybe a few charge cycles will extend the battery life a little bit, though don't expect miracles. The only solution is getting additional batteries or an extended battery from Mugen or seidio. Personally I have gone for additional batteries and an external charger. Hope this information helps.


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    First charge... I'm on 19 hours with 36% left. I'm getting better so far than my Evo 4g. I haven't even installed JuiceDefender yet. I'm pretty happy with the battery life (first day too so I was playing around a lot in the phone).
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    We need to see pics of screen on time, not just how long your phone was on and what your have left of your battery. Then we can tell your if something is wrong or if it seems correct.

    Just saying light or medium use means nothing.
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    I actually have been blown away by the battery life I have gotten so far (see screenshots).

    A couple of things I do may help. When I first get any newre chargeable device, I charge it fully, then use it until it is almost dead (1% in the case of the gnex) before charging again.

    I also use the mobile network for location services instead of the GPS. This saves battery and works just as well for my uses which are using the locale app and google maps for traffic updates in the morning.

    I have all updates active - gmail, fb, etc. This is my experience and methods with screenshots for evidence of my typical use that people can compare to their own. I'm extatic to be getting such great battery life. From talking to a friend with a vzw gnex, I was sure I'd need the 2100 mah batt. I'm happy I can stay thin now lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JStyles1 View Post
    I actually have been blown away by the battery life I have gotten so far (see screenshots).

    A couple of things I do may help. When I first get any newre chargeable device, I charge it fully, then use it until it is almost dead (1% in the case of the gnex) before charging again.

    I also use the mobile network for location services instead of the GPS. This saves battery and works just as well for my uses which are using the locale app and google maps for traffic updates in the morning.

    I have all updates active - gmail, fb, etc. This is my experience and methods with screenshots for evidence of my typical use that people can compare to their own. I'm extatic to be getting such great battery life. From talking to a friend with a vzw gnex, I was sure I'd need the 2100 mah batt. I'm happy I can stay thin now lol.
    Yeah, with 3G you should be alright with the stock battery. Once LTE lights up more area's and you can actually use it, a larger battery will become a must.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eric3316 View Post
    Yeah, with 3G you should be alright with the stock battery. Once LTE lights up more area's and you can actually use it, a larger battery will become a must.
    Somewhat true. When I first got the phone, I immediately turned LTE on since I'm in Atlanta. I forgot and left it on for over a day and still got similar use. A little worse, but barely noticeable.

    Now if being CONNECTED to LTE drains more battery than SEARCHING for LTE you may be correct.

    Either way the 3g life is much better than my EVO shift which I rarely ran on WiMax and actually got played with A LOT less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JStyles1 View Post
    Somewhat true. When I first got the phone, I immediately turned LTE on since I'm in Atlanta. I forgot and left it on for over a day and still got similar use. A little worse, but barely noticeable.

    Now if being CONNECTED to LTE drains more battery than SEARCHING for LTE you may be correct.

    Either way the 3g life is much better than my EVO shift which I rarely ran on WiMax and actually got played with A LOT less.
    I have done the same thing. I'm also in Atlanta. Were you able to get Lte anywhere was hoping I was, but know it's not officially up
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    one thing i noticed is the phone gets pretty warm more than my ns4g. like when i am driving, it's connected to my bluetooth speakers and playing podcast w/ doggcatche. the phone gets kinda warm. not hot, but just warmer than usual. hopefully it's not a defective unit.

    another thing is that, w/ my ns4g, i had no problem charging it w/ an usb cable through my computer at work, even if i constantly using it. w/ the gn, if i have the screen on and doing stuff w/ it, the battery actually goes down even if it's charging. i understand that computer usb charges battery slower, just saying it's an indication that the gn uses more battery especially with the 720p screen pushing more pixel.
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    I could not be happier with the improved battery life I am now getting. I unplug my phone around 7AM and by 11PM I am averaging 38 to 43 percent battery life. While I do not have any screen shots, I regularly stream music with google music and check fb and g+ with it. And play Asphalt 6 and a Home run Game.

    A little off topic, I actually like the improved indoor camera shots I can now get versus my old HTC Evo.
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    im coming from an EVO 4G and this Sprint G-Nex Battery seems to burn faster. i have all of the same settings.

    but perhaps -

    1. i'm playing and tinkering with it more.
    2. battery/OS needs time to calibrate.
    3. my circumstances recently changed and i'm charging less.
    4. i haven't discovered all of the optimum settings yet.

    i think we need more time to make a judgment.
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    I'm barely getting 7-8 hours with light use. I'm thinking maybe it needs time to calibrate, or I have to get deeper into the settings. Hopefully this gets better....
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    I need a solid phone for business and battery life is important. I guess I'm going to have to wait for the EVO LTE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DNicolasL View Post
    I need a solid phone for business and battery life is important. I guess I'm going to have to wait for the EVO LTE.

    You should expect the battery to be about the same with the EVO LTE, even with the addition 150 mAh, your LTE, screen and juiced processor will burn through it.

    I think our best bets will come from undervolting in custom kernals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maverick7526 View Post
    I'm barely getting 7-8 hours with light use. I'm thinking maybe it needs time to calibrate, or I have to get deeper into the settings. Hopefully this gets better....
    does your phone get hot? i notice mine gets pretty hot with normal usuage sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liquidjesus View Post
    You should expect the battery to be about the same with the EVO LTE, even with the addition 150 mAh, your LTE, screen and juiced processor will burn through it.

    I think our best bets will come from undervolting in custom kernals.
    But the Evo LTE's Snapdragon S4 processor has LTE integrated unlike the GNex. So battery life should be a lot better on LTE since it doesn't have to keep switching back and forth and can share resources. That's the main reason 4G devices were known to have bad battery life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klau25 View Post
    does your phone get hot? i notice mine gets pretty hot with normal usuage sometimes.
    ive been using pretty heavy and havent noticed an unusual amount of heat my og epic used to get hotter than this phone
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    signing out of G plus, latitude, talk, messenger might save battery life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klau25 View Post
    does your phone get hot? i notice mine gets pretty hot with normal usuage sometimes.
    foxfi gets it hot.
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    i dont sign into gplus, latitude, or foxfi. i do use gtalk, but when i am out, i am usually logout.
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    @klau25
    Yes my phone does get warm. Warmer than my EVO 4g used to. I have adjusted some things and its a little better now. Still not as good as my EVO, but this phone does a lot more so I expected this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maverick7526 View Post
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    Yes my phone does get warm. Warmer than my EVO 4g used to. I have adjusted some things and its a little better now. Still not as good as my EVO, but this phone does a lot more so I expected this.
    yes, I understand that with the 720p screen. It will take a toll on battery life, but I noticed it gets hotter than my ns4g just by doing normal stuff. things like bluetooth connect to my speakers to play podcast. this is with the screen off. just hope I don't have a defective unit.
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    @klau25

    I have noticed that as well. When I'm emailing and have a bunch of tabs open in chrome the back gets a little warm. I am hoping my GNEX isn't defective as well , my evo never used to get warm like that just doing the same things. Only time will tell I suppose.
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    I get awesome Battery life I get about 16-18hrs on my 2100 mah battery this is how

    1. Get Juice defender
    2. I turn gps off unless I'm using it
    3. I set the sync schedule to every hour
    4. I use auto brightness unless I'm on netflix or games.
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