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    I was astounded when I saw this. Nearly a 24hr Battery Life with only a few minutes of spontaneous charging.

    If you look at the last very fast decline, I was itching to screenshot it at lower battery so I started playing games and doing some heavy browsing. I feel like I could have gotten 30+ hours if I used my phone conservatively.



    Anyone on the fence about rooting should definitely check it out. Its quick, easy, and undo-able. Definitely worth checking out.

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    I was actually getting mad at my Nexus for not draining faster a very days ago because I was trying to finish calibrating the battery before bed lol. Got over 24 hours on Oxygen ROM with Netarchy kernel.

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    I regularly get 40+ on the stock rom and kernel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ragnarokx View Post
    I was actually getting mad at my Nexus for not draining faster a very days ago because I was trying to finish calibrating the battery before bed lol. Got over 24 hours on Oxygen ROM with Netarchy kernel.

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    How do you like Oxygen? It looked a bit off to me...
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    I was not getting all the great of battery life til I updated to the newest nightly build of cm7. Now I get 2 days easy
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeCourseyyy View Post
    How do you like Oxygen? It looked a bit off to me...
    My favorite ROM yet. Tried MIUI, CM, and a few others. I get absolutely zero random reboots, blazing fast speed, incredible battery life and a lot of cool extras with the built in Oxygen Settings.

    ^ another good reason to root
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    Is it just me or am I the only person that can get 2 days 15 hours on average WITHOUT being stock? I use the phone every day, only charge every other day to every two days.

    Seriously, people complain that it only lasts a few hours in one day...what are you guys doing with your phones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryuuie View Post
    Is it just me or am I the only person that can get 2 days 15 hours on average WITHOUT being stock? I use the phone every day, only charge every other day to every two days.

    Seriously, people complain that it only lasts a few hours in one day...what are you guys doing with your phones?
    It's probably due to crappy setups and/or using them as a replacement for every entertainment device under the sun.
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    I'm on a quest to getting the best battery life possible for my NS4G. Could you fellas share your ROMs, kernels, and then your screen-on time and stats such as those? Currently, on the latest CM7 nightly I get about 14 hours from 100% to 0%, with 2.5 hours of display on time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chud View Post
    It's probably due to crappy setups and/or using them as a replacement for every entertainment device under the sun.
    My phone replaces everything for me. I gave my girlfriend my laptop till I get a new one. I got this.


    But even so. With my use. In perfect service. Ill get 12 hours before I hit 60% when I'm in my office at work the signal is great but off. So I get about 8 hours on average in there. Sometimes less depending. But I also use it more.
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    Im at 60%/26 hours. Been a light use day though.
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    That's awesome. I assume you're on wifi? And how much screen-on time do you have in those 26 hours?
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    Yeah I leave WiFi on/never sleep when im around it. WiFi running is 25 hours and screen is 3 hours. Like I said, way light use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chud View Post
    It's probably due to crappy setups and/or using them as a replacement for every entertainment device under the sun.
    Good point, actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeCourseyyy View Post
    I was astounded when I saw this. Nearly a 24hr Battery Life with only a few minutes of spontaneous charging.

    If you look at the last very fast decline, I was itching to screenshot it at lower battery so I started playing games and doing some heavy browsing. I feel like I could have gotten 30+ hours if I used my phone conservatively.



    Anyone on the fence about rooting should definitely check it out. Its quick, easy, and undo-able. Definitely worth checking out.

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    Can't see your rom/kernel in Tapatalk. You still Using deck/matrix5.5

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    To the people who are getting 24plus hours do you have any apps running in the background? For instance I have twitter check for updates every 30mins and Facebook every hour. That's it. What are your settings? I would love 24 plus hours on a charge. I'm normal on about 14 to 16 hours. If I leave it on over night when I sleep then I can get 24hours plus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShiftNo View Post
    I'm on a quest to getting the best battery life possible for my NS4G. Could you fellas share your ROMs, kernels, and then your screen-on time and stats such as those? Currently, on the latest CM7 nightly I get about 14 hours from 100% to 0%, with 2.5 hours of display on time.
    I always got horrible battery life on CyanogenMod. The closer to stock my ROM is, the better the battery life (and Oxygen is pretty close). Kernels are also important - try different ones with and without undervolting. Also play with the governors (Smartass is best for me for battery life without sacrificing performance).

    Also keep in mind that different people use their phones differently, and spend different amounts of time in good/bad signal areas. That's why it's so hard to get good empirical data from a large sampling of people.

    Quote Originally Posted by skinneejay View Post
    To the people who are getting 24plus hours do you have any apps running in the background? For instance I have twitter check for updates every 30mins and Facebook every hour. That's it. What are your settings? I would love 24 plus hours on a charge. I'm normal on about 14 to 16 hours. If I leave it on over night when I sleep then I can get 24hours plus.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    I only have my Google account sync, but if I had accounts like yours that I needed to keep up to date I would set them to every 2 hours or more. Or even better, check them manually or get notifications via push GMail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinneejay View Post
    To the people who are getting 24plus hours do you have any apps running in the background? For instance I have twitter check for updates every 30mins and Facebook every hour. That's it. What are your settings? I would love 24 plus hours on a charge. I'm normal on about 14 to 16 hours. If I leave it on over night when I sleep then I can get 24hours plus.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    As far as Facebook and Twitter goes, I have them both installed but both turned off and use Tweetdeck instead. Just checked and it updates every 15 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by subnaiyo View Post
    Can't see your rom/kernel in Tapatalk. You still Using deck/matrix5.5

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    Yes I am. I am going to go try out Oxygen / Netarchy now though. Maybe even Gerbal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ragnarokx View Post
    I always got horrible battery life on CyanogenMod. The closer to stock my ROM is, the better the battery life (and Oxygen is pretty close). Kernels are also important - try different ones with and without undervolting. Also play with the governors (Smartass is best for me for battery life without sacrificing performance).

    Also keep in mind that different people use their phones differently, and spend different amounts of time in good/bad signal areas. That's why it's so hard to get good empirical data from a large sampling of people.



    I only have my Google account sync, but if I had accounts like yours that I needed to keep up to date I would set them to every 2 hours or more. Or even better, check them manually or get notifications via push GMail.

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    I'm using tweetdeck right now. Manual update. All my notifications come through gmail. Why add another push service when I can just have it come through email which is already pushing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryuuie View Post
    Is it just me or am I the only person that can get 2 days 15 hours on average WITHOUT being stock? I use the phone every day, only charge every other day to every two days.

    Seriously, people complain that it only lasts a few hours in one day...what are you guys doing with your phones?
    honestly I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

    I've got stock ROM and Kernel - haven't ever rooted anything before (just because I haven't taken the time).

    I had the same setup on my EVO 4G - except that the EVO had more crap running from HTC and Sprint than the Nexus S does (but everything I downloaded and installed is the same - minus YouMail - I caved and did it because I missed my visual voicemail - but the EVO ran visual voicemail, so I'm counting them as the same). I'm only getting marginally better battery life. It MIGHT last till the end of the day - and that's if I stop using it when it hits 25% battery life - and only use it to lightly check email or make a phone call.

    On the other hand, my EVO would drop like a rock when it 25% and I couldn't save it - I just gave up.

    I charge my phone every night with the stock charger that came with it - I don't use it as an MP3 player and don't have it running tons of stuff.

    I do have facebook and tweetdeck pro running in the background - but it's set for like an hour on facebook and 15 min on Tweetdeck Pro - so nothing to often. WiFi stays off - GPS stays on.

    I think this is one of the reasons I really don't like the Nexus S but I am stuck with it - at least till upgrade time in November. I thought the battery life would be better and I'm finding, overall, at least for me, it's not.

    What I don't get is the timer - it says 2h 40m 7s on the battery - but I know the phone's been up way longer than that - i did a battery pull last night and it's been up every since - it came off the charger around 10:30am EDT this morning before I left for church - and it never went down - I checked the time a couple of times this morning in church so I know it was on.
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    I always forget that Facebook has email notifications. I think I turned them off. If I can turn fb off that would help ten fold. Thanks guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prncssmelissa View Post
    honestly I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

    I've got stock ROM and Kernel - haven't ever rooted anything before (just because I haven't taken the time).

    I had the same setup on my EVO 4G - except that the EVO had more crap running from HTC and Sprint than the Nexus S does (but everything I downloaded and installed is the same - minus YouMail - I caved and did it because I missed my visual voicemail - but the EVO ran visual voicemail, so I'm counting them as the same). I'm only getting marginally better battery life. It MIGHT last till the end of the day - and that's if I stop using it when it hits 25% battery life - and only use it to lightly check email or make a phone call.

    On the other hand, my EVO would drop like a rock when it 25% and I couldn't save it - I just gave up.

    I charge my phone every night with the stock charger that came with it - I don't use it as an MP3 player and don't have it running tons of stuff.

    I do have facebook and tweetdeck pro running in the background - but it's set for like an hour on facebook and 15 min on Tweetdeck Pro - so nothing to often. WiFi stays off - GPS stays on.

    I think this is one of the reasons I really don't like the Nexus S but I am stuck with it - at least till upgrade time in November. I thought the battery life would be better and I'm finding, overall, at least for me, it's not.

    What I don't get is the timer - it says 2h 40m 7s on the battery - but I know the phone's been up way longer than that - i did a battery pull last night and it's been up every since - it came off the charger around 10:30am EDT this morning before I left for church - and it never went down - I checked the time a couple of times this morning in church so I know it was on.
    I would consider syncing every 15 minutes very often - every 1 or 2 hours is a better option for battery life. Also, WiFi saves battery (if you have a connection, don't leave it on if it's constantly searching for an access point) and GPS drains it - switching those two from your current configuration might help.
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    Today, 1:02 PM

    it says 2h 40m 7s on the battery

    it came off the charger around 10:30am EDT

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragnarokx View Post
    I would consider syncing every 15 minutes very often - every 1 or 2 hours is a better option for battery life. Also, WiFi saves battery (if you have a connection, don't leave it on if it's constantly searching for an access point) and GPS drains it - switching those two from your current configuration might help.
    I thought having WiFi on drained the battery - I don't always have a connection unless I'm at home - and then I'm not usually on the phone, I'm at the computer, so haven't really had a need for it. I could turn the GPS off I guess - I don't really use it consistantly - I've just always had it on. I'll try it.

    As for the person with the question mark about the time I mentioned in my post - I've had my phone up and on since I did a battery pull this morning around 3am. To me that means the phone has been up (at 1pm) right at 10 hours, not the 2 hours and 30 min since it came off the charger. Just my thoughts - I can be wrong!
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