12-14-2013 07:40 PM
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  1. srkmagnus's Avatar
    If you feel battery is worse with 4.4.2 you may need to Factory Reset then give it a few days to really see what battery consumption is like. It's not unusual to see poor battery life immediately after an update. Give the device a few days if you just updated to 4.4.2 then compare battery life with what you are currently getting.
    12-13-2013 10:12 PM
  2. kcz7's Avatar
    A tad update: I let it completely die yesterday and recharge last night. I turned it on as I came into work and I'm having much better activity. It seems to be "back to normal" atm. Guess I just needed to reboot my phone. Yup.... feeling like'a noob haha xD. Battery Guru is estimating around 51 more hours. SS below.


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    12-13-2013 10:21 PM
  3. strav22's Avatar
    Awesome, thanks for that Nick. I'm loving this phone. So much nicer than Nexus 4 and I loved the 4. The screen and LTE made this a no brainer in my case and I swore up and down that I wasn't gonna get this phone.

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    I did the same thing. Told myself I would keep the white nexus 4 since I bought it 5 months ago. That didn't last too long. I bought it 10 min after the N5 was released.

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    12-13-2013 11:01 PM
  4. mjburt's Avatar
    Since the 4.4.2 update I feel like my battery is better as well. Spent a while playing games on my phone and doing some other intense processes too.

    3 hours screen time/50%

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    12-13-2013 11:34 PM
  5. mjburt's Avatar
    Since the 4.4.2 update I feel like my battery is better as well. Spent a while playing games on my phone and doing some other intense processes too.

    3 hours screen time/50%

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk


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    12-13-2013 11:35 PM
  6. tweakage's Avatar
    Update from yesterday and now I'm getting what I'd consider surprisingly good results from the battery now.

    I was on LTE with varying signal from 7:15am to 5:30pm and on WIFI from 5:30pm to 9:09pm.

    Most of my use was checking email, sent probably 100 text / Viber messages at least, reading some PDF files, using DropBox to pull down a few files. I read Google News Stand a lot and jumped around on some forums using Tapatalk.

    In also using Lux for auto brightness which I bet makes a big difference.

    I'm going to post more results soon on days where I stream more and play some games and video.

    I've been using Battery Doctor app and seems pretty solid so far, has some useful options that are likely helping. Are there other battery saver apps that may be better than Battery Doctor?

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    12-14-2013 12:21 PM
  7. rieuk's Avatar
    Update from yesterday and now I'm getting what I'd consider surprisingly good results from the battery now.

    I was on LTE with varying signal from 7:15am to 5:30pm and on WIFI from 5:30pm to 9:09pm.

    Most of my use was checking email, sent probably 100 text / Viber messages at least, reading some PDF files, using DropBox to pull down a few files. I read Google News Stand a lot and jumped around on some forums using Tapatalk.

    In also using Lux for auto brightness which I bet makes a big difference.

    I'm going to post more results soon on days where I stream more and play some games and video.

    I've been using Battery Doctor app and seems pretty solid so far, has some useful options that are likely helping. Are there other battery saver apps that may be better than Battery Doctor?

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    Can you give a summary of what you've got disabled/enabled?
    12-14-2013 01:14 PM
  8. tweakage's Avatar
    Mobile Data ON (LTE)
    WIFI Off (during hours mentioned above)
    Auto Sync off
    Bluetooth off
    GPS off
    Location Services ON (Power Saving Mode)
    Google Now ON
    Using Dalvik (Haven't tried ART yet)
    Boot loader unlocked
    UN-Rooted (won't last long)
    Stock 4.4.2.



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    12-14-2013 01:29 PM
  9. rieuk's Avatar
    Thanks! Why did you turn autosync off? Don't you rely on push email and getting IMs from whatsapp, facebook etc?

    Also what benefit did you get from unlocking the boot loader?

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    12-14-2013 02:00 PM
  10. Shilohcane's Avatar
    I'm really curious to hear your update on that. I had a record day today with the N5 and will post some great screen shots soon.
    I had a record day also with 4.4.2 that was 42 hours uptime on one charge with 30% of the N5's battery left. However I only used it for three voice calls, texting, email, streaming music to my new LG Tone+ bluetooth headset and limited internet screen time. Note as soon as I got 4.4.2 I flipped it to the ART run time.
    12-14-2013 02:27 PM
  11. tweakage's Avatar
    Thanks! Why did you turn autosync off? Don't you rely on push email and getting IMs from whatsapp, facebook etc?

    Also what benefit did you get from unlocking the boot loader?

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    Turned off Auto sync to see if I could save battery. I use Viber and Hangouts and still get all messages.

    I check email several times per day so it's not an issue really.

    The unlocked boot loader has no benefit on its own but allows rooting and all mods can be done after that.

    I unlocked and rooted the phone as soon as I got it but after the battery issue I had to wipe and install factory image and that made a huge difference if you compare my last screen shots to the ones in the first post of this thread.

    I plan to re-root again for a couple reasons so I'm leaving the boot loader unlocked.

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    12-14-2013 02:58 PM
  12. jamie's Avatar
    I'm curious tweakage, have you always had scanning always available unchecked?

    Posted via Nexus 5
    12-14-2013 03:07 PM
  13. tweakage's Avatar
    I'm curious tweakage, have you always had scanning always available unchecked?

    Posted via Nexus 5
    I've always had "scanning always available" unchecked, "WIFI Optimization" enabled and "Network notification" disabled

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    12-14-2013 03:54 PM
  14. jamie's Avatar
    When I first got my phone this was on by default. Android OS was using most of the battery. I hope you can get your problem figured out. I get all day use with plenty of battery left every day.

    Go Hokies!
    12-14-2013 04:05 PM
  15. rieuk's Avatar
    I unlocked and rooted the phone as soon as I got it but after the battery issue I had to wipe and install factory image and that made a huge difference if you compare my last screen shots to the ones in the first post of this thread.
    What do you think caused the battery issue? I'm assuming you didn't have the phone for too long before you reset to factory condition. What did you do differently this time around to get much better battery performance? Also, do you have location reporting and location history on (for google account settings)?
    12-14-2013 04:19 PM
  16. tweakage's Avatar
    What do you think caused the battery issue? I'm assuming you didn't have the phone for too long before you reset to factory condition. What did you do differently this time around to get much better battery performance? Also, do you have location reporting and location history on (for google account settings)?
    That's the thing that I haven't been able to nail down.

    I had the phone for two full days and "Android OS" was consistently taking in excess of 60% of the battery power.

    I wiped the phone and installed a fresh factory image and that changed everything.

    The only things that are different this time around were stock recovery instead of TWRP and I didn't root.

    Both location reporting and location history have been enabled and still are.

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    12-14-2013 07:40 PM
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