12-05-2012 12:22 AM
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  1. babytazz18's Avatar
    How do you guys keep your screen precentage so low, mine is never below 70% and I have the 2100mah extended battery, i keep screen time out low (15secs), brightness low like 15-20%, im running stock JB. I have no live wallpapers running and the only widgets I use are the calendar widget, beautiful widgets home weather widget, music player widget, and power control widget.
    09-27-2012 12:57 PM
  2. markabele's Avatar
    I would wipe it. There is probably an app or two that is messing it up. Only load what you need.
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    09-27-2012 01:54 PM
  3. Jaredshoes's Avatar
    I'm at 3 hours screen time with wifi on and really only texting battery is around 28%
    Does this seem pretty good or?

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    I'm at 3 hours screen time with wifi on and really only texting battery is around 28%
    Does this seem pretty good or?
    09-27-2012 03:04 PM
  4. dcyamaha's Avatar
    OK. Now I'm having great battery life. I installed OS Monitor to see what was going on. Couldn't really tell but I could see the CPU was running @ 50%+ for no reason. I got rid of some apps including light flow. I also removed a lot of widgets although I out two back on.

    Looking at the screen shot and comparing it to others, awake time is way way down. Praying things stay this way. Mind you, I took it off the charger at 88%. So I'm getting close to 20 hours on this charge.

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    09-27-2012 08:45 PM
  5. markabele's Avatar

    Was pretty pleased with this. My wife and I Skyped some during this. I had the bluetooth on the whole time and Torque is a battery hog for any phone.

    I should mention my battery is just a bit bigger than the OEM.
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    09-27-2012 09:57 PM
  6. mhans311's Avatar


    I'm fairly satisfied with this. Not on wifi too much today and a decent amount of calling/texting. A lot of podcast listening and a bit of game playing. Not to mention some YouTube now and then. Total screen on time was about 3 hours. A chunk of battery was wasted downloading all the data that comes with FIFA 12.

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    09-27-2012 11:11 PM
  7. babytazz18's Avatar
    I'm going to try OS Monitor and see if that helps me find why my screen usage is so high. Thanks1
    09-28-2012 08:37 AM
  8. markabele's Avatar
    I'm going to try OS Monitor and see if that helps me find why my screen usage is so high. Thanks1
    How long of battery life are you getting?
    09-28-2012 10:44 AM
  9. babytazz18's Avatar
    on average 5-6 hrs on samsung 2100 mah battery. Thats with only google sync on for contacts and gmail. Gmail pulls every 15 minutes. All social networks are manual sync and notifications are off. Screen brightness is about 15-20% and timeout is 15 seconds.
    09-28-2012 12:31 PM
  10. markabele's Avatar
    That's weird...and you are running stock JB? How old is your battery?
    09-28-2012 01:01 PM
  11. babytazz18's Avatar
    yes, everything is stock. I purchased the battery from verizon in july.
    09-28-2012 01:06 PM
  12. dcyamaha's Avatar
    I don't know what I did, but now I'm getting the best battery life I've ever had. Ha ha! 12 hours and still at 47%. Stock.

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    09-28-2012 07:05 PM
  13. Jaredshoes's Avatar

    This is today, stayed on 3g ( don't really NEED 4g most of the time) light web browsing some gaming lol and texting also had my screen brightness on around 70%
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    09-28-2012 11:35 PM
  14. theduder's Avatar
    Bone stock. 2100 battery. Currently at 12 percent. No wifi, no BT. 4G most of the time.

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    09-29-2012 09:09 AM
  15. markabele's Avatar
    Just remember to anyone posting battery times. Your number is 100% meaningless unless you post screen on times as well.
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    09-29-2012 09:32 AM
  16. dcyamaha's Avatar
    I am getting great standby time. Better than ive EVER HAD. However, when the screen is on it gets hot ver quickly and the battery goes extraordinarily fast. Like I am intensive gaming or something even though I'm only using chrome. Will do more testing to see if it continues.
    09-30-2012 07:58 PM
  17. markabele's Avatar
    I've learned a great trick. I've downloaded a 4G/3G toggle widget. 4G is a HUGE battery hog. And I'm learning there are very few times throughout the day that I actually need 4G compared to 3G.
    09-30-2012 09:30 PM
  18. dcyamaha's Avatar
    I had a 4g toggle, but it didn't work with JB. Which one are you using, mark?
    10-01-2012 08:29 AM
  19. markabele's Avatar
    None of them truly switch it. All they can do is take you to the menu screen that switches it. The one I am using is called 4G Toggle.
    10-01-2012 09:57 AM
  20. Armada's Avatar
    Wish I remembered to take screenshots... but yesterday with Google Now location stuff off (don't use it) and a fairly normal use case for me (50% 4G, 50% WiFi, texting, checking social feeds, low birghtness) I got through to 16.5 hours with 23% and 1.5 hrs screen on. Stock, unrooted 4.1.1, stock battery. Actually my battery was at 55% at the 15.5 hour mark with a half hour's worth of screen time, but I purposely wanted to see how fast the battery would drain with constant screen on. As a new Nexus owner, it's a bit surprising (seeing as some get at least an hour more). Maybe it's time I root/ROM and/or get the 2100mAh extended battery.

    EDIT: I may root simply for the sake of stopping down the brightness levels. I spend a lot of my day outside, so I need autobrightness and it seems to be way too high to me.
    10-01-2012 10:01 AM
  21. dannyro77's Avatar
    I agree with a prior poster that the most likely cause of poor battery time is an app. I use Gsam Battery Monitor and it tells you which apps are hogging CPU time. Its helped me figure out numerous times which apps dont play well with the system. I think they have a free version but I did buy the Pro version.
    10-02-2012 03:51 PM
  22. pauldroidr2d2's Avatar
    Too busy playing with it? :-P

    I'm just asking because I'm looking to get the GNex on Monday. I'm getting it at Best Buy so that I can exchange it for free if it doesn't work out. But it'd be cool to know ahead of time what to expect with battery life. I haven't heard great things so far.
    I would hold off to see what Google releases for its new Nexus.


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    10-02-2012 04:02 PM
  23. dcastillo's Avatar
    I just got back from a trip to China... airplane mode the whole time..
    I can say that 4G is a major battery hog....
    Even running wifi all day, I still would have 40% at the end of a day (12+ hrs)
    -Danny
    10-02-2012 04:04 PM
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    My results from yesterday with 3G all day. I probably could have pushed 1.5 hours again. Rooted and trying with Trinity+stock for a few days. If no significant gains I'll try out some ROMs. I've heard RasBeanJelly is good. I hope it has brightness options.
    10-02-2012 06:10 PM
  25. markabele's Avatar
    I agree with a prior poster that the most likely cause of poor battery time is an app. I use Gsam Battery Monitor and it tells you which apps are hogging CPU time. Its helped me figure out numerous times which apps dont play well with the system. I think they have a free version but I did buy the Pro version.
    You do realize the stock OS tells you all this information in settings? Really no reason to run yet another app.
    10-02-2012 11:01 PM
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