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    Default Just upgraded to Nexus, having some issues.

    Had a Droid 2 and I needed to upgrade for one big reason. I guard a gate at a construction site and nothing happens so I spend all day watching Netflix, problem is with the Droid 2 I was dead within 3-4 hours. So I upgraded to the Nexus and have two big issues so far...

    1. Almost everything has crashed at some point so far, even settings trying to play ringtones, Facebook, contacts, camera, etc.

    I don't have excess and/or bogus apps and even cleaned up some that I thought may be messing things up.

    2. I bought it with the Samsung extended battery and this thing still seems to suck down power like it doesn't even exist, Verizon guy said this should just about double the battery life.

    So just getting the phone, are there any options I can do to fix any of this? Should I exchange it? Are duds possible? Really upset I dropped around $300 for a phone that has crashed more in two days than my Droid 2 ever did.

    Thanks for any help
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Nation View Post
    2. I bought it with the Samsung extended battery and this thing still seems to suck down power like it doesn't even exist, Verizon guy said this should just about double the battery life.

    So just getting the phone, are there any options I can do to fix any of this? Should I exchange it? Are duds possible? Really upset I dropped around $300 for a phone that has crashed more in two days than my Droid 2 ever did.
    The sales rep lied to you, sorry. The screen and LTE together suck down battery like its nobody's business. Especially if you only have the Samsung extended battery. Its only 14% larger than the stock battery...

    All stock people get about 3 (at most 4) hours of screen on time for a full charge. Less if you're streaming, even less if you're streaming over LTE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martonikaj View Post
    The sales rep lied to you, sorry. The screen and LTE together suck down battery like its nobody's business. Especially if you only have the Samsung extended battery. Its only 14% larger than the stock battery...

    All stock people get about 3 (at most 4) hours of screen on time for a full charge. Less if you're streaming, even less if you're streaming over LTE.
    That's the truth. I'm waiting for the seido extended, think its 3800mah, to come down in price. I charge mine 3 tines a day. All stock gnex with stock battery. Also have a job with lots of downtime, so I spend it on the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martonikaj View Post
    The sales rep lied to you, sorry. The screen and LTE together suck down battery like its nobody's business. Especially if you only have the Samsung extended battery. Its only 14% larger than the stock battery...

    All stock people get about 3 (at most 4) hours of screen on time for a full charge. Less if you're streaming, even less if you're streaming over LTE.
    I know its been hashed and rehashed but I still have no idea how you can configure the gnex to get 3-4 hrs of screen on time any tips?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisblub View Post
    I know its been hashed and rehashed but I still have no idea how you can configure the gnex to get 3-4 hrs of screen on time any tips?!
    Its all about personal use and there are so many factors. 3 (maximum 4) hours screen on is just the usual that's reported with minimal tweaks. I'm sure that even with normal usage patterns you could end up with under 3 hours and a dead phone.

    Just normal battery saving procedures will help. Lowering screen brightness, changing sync times, removing bad apps, etc..
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    @Texas Nation - I think you should consider using use a wall receptacle, if you can, to watch Netflix all day.

    You have the worst case scenario for battery drain - LTE cell radio, continuous screen and audio and high processing demand on the phone for extended periods. Best keep an eye on data usage, too, unless you have an unlimited plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Nation View Post

    So just getting the phone, are there any options I can do to fix any of this? Should I exchange it? Are duds possible? Really upset I dropped around $300 for a phone that has crashed more in two days than my Droid 2 ever did.

    Thanks for any help
    Yes you could of gotten a dud. Try doing a factory reset and set up the phone again. If that does not help I would suggest exchanging it. They will try to sell you another phone. I suggest sticking to the a new nexus and give one more try. Today with light use (1.5 hours screen on time) I have been on battery for 13 hours and have 31% remaining at the time of this post.

    If the new nexus does better you can unlock (this will erase everything on the phone) and get the leaked 4.0.4 update that is on XDA. I am on the 4.0.4 and before that I was getting about 8-10 hours with the same usage above so it does help.

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    Default Re: Just upgraded to Nexus, having some issues.

    Thanks for the tips everyone, unfortunately a wall receptacle isn't an option, I sit at the gate in my car for 8 hours, and my car must be running for the charger to work.
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    You're best bet besides a charger is an external extended battery pack. Yes, it's annoying to have your phone connected to it via micro USB cable, but something like the Mopie Juice pack may do the trick. It's rated to give you 4000 mah on top of your actual battery. There's one coming out for the PlayStation Vita in April that is supposedly 5000 mah. I'm not sure if that will charge phones too, but I'm keeping an eye out for it.
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    I love my GNex but if I were in your shoes short of carrying around extra batteries I'd go back and get a Motorola Razr Maxx. The battery in that is a monster although its non replaceable.
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    car can't be in acc to work?
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    Turn off 4g.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Nation View Post
    Had a Droid 2 and I needed to upgrade for one big reason. I guard a gate at a construction site and nothing happens so I spend all day watching Netflix, problem is with the Droid 2 I was dead within 3-4 hours. So I upgraded to the Nexus
    There is not an LTE phone in existence that is going to let you stream movies "all day" without the battery dying rapidly.
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    Working off of your example, I'd say that the best bet for you would be to exchange your Nexus for a Razr Maxx. That I think would give you the battery life you are needing.
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    Default Re: Just upgraded to Nexus, having some issues.

    Excessive crashing and rebooting is not normal, especially running stock. Everyone on here is correct. You can't stream Netflix for hours on end with this phone, even with your settings tweaked. You need the huge extended battery or a different phone.
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    Constant streaming of videos plus not being connected to WiFi will easily kill a battery. I don't know what that rep was smoking that day but he was dead wrong. For your situation I would agree with everyone else. The Droid Razr Maxx would be best suited for you.
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    I'm sad to say I agree with the above comments, Razr Maxx would probably be your best bet, that or carry like 4 extra batteries with you.
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    Turn your car on and use a car charger.

    if you can't turn on your car and really want all day use you can buy one of those portable jump starters that have a dc outlet and you can plug your car charger into that lol. I wonder how many mah are in one of the car batteries running those portable jump starters. Just remember to plug in the jump starter when you get home.
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    Have a Best Buy tech hard-wire a charger in your car so you don't need the car running or on accessory mode to power your car charger. This should cost less than $50--roughly the cost of an extra battery-- and will ensure that other power hungry accessories in your car (like the fuel pump) don't kill your car battery in the process.
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    So any updates on what direction you went Texas Nation?
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    Default Re: Just upgraded to Nexus, having some issues.

    Went with the Mophie, problem is solved. Although the hardest part now is remembering to bring the cord along. Thanks again everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Nation View Post
    Went with the Mophie, problem is solved. Although the hardest part now is remembering to bring the cord along. Thanks again everyone.
    Mophie?
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    Mophie?
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    tx for the thread. I never heard of the Mophie Juicepack before. I was lost on a hike the other day, trying to use my GNEX GPS to help me and call for help. I was in the RED on my battery. Really could have used a Mophie then. Yes, I made it out of the woods...but will look to get a Mophie. Did some research compared to other external batteries/charges. This one seems to be the most powerful and at the same time, most compact. Also the most $$.
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    Default Re: Just upgraded to Nexus, having some issues.

    Well when you drop over $300 on a phone like this, $80 for more power isn't too obscene.

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