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  1. Buddy1969's Avatar
    Hi guys

    I wanted to share some observations I made. Under KitKat 4.4.4, my N5 gave me 2 to 3 hours screen-on time. Under 5.0 that dropped as far as 40 mins, an hour tops!!
    Yesterday I got 5.0.1 OTA and guess what: I hit the 15% battery (from full charge at around 6:30) after 2hrs and 44 mins screen-on time at 16:30 ... that's good enough for me.

    #onehappycamper

    So how's your battery experience under 5.0.1?
    12-18-2014 09:29 AM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Hi guys

    I wanted to share some observations I made. Under KitKat 4.4.4, my N5 gave me 2 to 3 hours screen-on time. Under 5.0 that dropped as far as 40 mins, an hour tops!!
    Yesterday I got 5.0.1 OTA and guess what: I hit the 15% battery (from full charge at around 6:30) after 2hrs and 44 mins screen-on time at 16:30 ... that's good enough for me.

    #onehappycamper

    So how's your battery experience under 5.0.1?
    I loaded the 5.0.1 update last night, and will be giving battery life a go later today as I head out. Thanks for sharing your results!
    12-18-2014 10:35 AM
  3. belodion's Avatar
    Buddy: What brightness setting do you typically use?

    ...I'm not using my Nexus 5 as a daily driver currently so I'm afraid I can't comment on battery life with 5.0.1.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-18-2014 01:20 PM
  4. crxssi's Avatar
    I notice no difference at all.
    12-18-2014 03:35 PM
  5. Brian Low's Avatar
    No difference to me

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-18-2014 04:56 PM
  6. Jeff0138's Avatar
    Not much of a difference here really, though I have never really had a problem getting through a full day on my 5. I did notice a general increase in battery life when I installed Lollipop though.
    12-18-2014 05:15 PM
  7. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    Mine is definitely better. Way better than with KK.
    12-18-2014 08:46 PM
  8. Buddy1969's Avatar
    Buddy: What brightness setting do you typically use?

    ...
    Set to medium brightness (standard setting) and adaptive lightning "on". Display goes black after one minute of inactivity.
    belodion likes this.
    12-19-2014 01:36 AM
  9. camanokid's Avatar
    2X to 3X times better.
    Woke up this morning at 90%.
    Screen brightness set to 50%.
    Cell Standby & Phone Idle usage much lower.
    Far fewer problems with buggy apps burning battery.
    12-19-2014 06:09 AM
  10. Jonneh's Avatar
    My Nexus 5's battery life is significantly improved with 5.0.1. I mean...significantly. I was really crashing hard with 5.0.

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    12-19-2014 12:40 PM
  11. crxssi's Avatar
    Maybe the reports of improvement are on a different network or something. I notice absolutely no difference in battery life after the 5.0.1 *OR* 5.0 updates on T-Mobile.
    mrsmumbles and PPP mcleod2 like this.
    12-19-2014 04:16 PM
  12. tonyr6's Avatar
    Better. I typed a reply while streaming music and the battery did not go down 1%. Before I could not even look at the screen without it going down 1% every minute or so.
    12-19-2014 04:30 PM
  13. Soylent_Green's Avatar
    Marginally improved for me, with the same usage I am getting home with 70+% battery left whereas before I was down to the low 50's.
    12-19-2014 05:40 PM
  14. ianhanson85's Avatar
    I would say it's improved. I made it to 4 hours screen on time with my first full day on 5.0.1. I was lucky to make it over 3 hours on 5.0.

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    12-19-2014 10:55 PM
  15. Petros DIMITRIOU's Avatar
    I would say it is even worse now with 5.0.1.I loose 12-15% of the battery overnight. I am now at the end of the day at 36% with only 45 mins screen time. It really really deeply sucks. Google should never have released Lollipop with such major battery bugs. I am solo sorry for all users for their absolutely utterly crap experience, reminds of the days of Win 98 then Win 98 SE then ME hoping that you will eventually sometime get a decent OS...I feel exactly the same now with lollipop...

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    12-20-2014 04:35 PM
  16. osiris355's Avatar
    I would say it is even worse now with 5.0.1.I loose 12-15% of the battery overnight. I am now at the end of the day at 36% with only 45 mins screen time. It really really deeply sucks. Google should never have released Lollipop with such major battery bugs. I am solo sorry for all users for their absolutely utterly crap experience, reminds of the days of Win 98 then Win 98 SE then ME hoping that you will eventually sometime get a decent OS...I feel exactly the same now with lollipop...

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    Much better for me after factory reset
    12-21-2014 11:43 PM
  17. g2_havok's Avatar
    my battery life is still terrible even after 5.0.1.

    so far, 3 hours off charger with 14 minutes of screen time, my battery went down 100% -> 93%. i had decent battery life in kitkat and was generally happy with my battery life but this is just unacceptable
    12-22-2014 01:41 PM
  18. belodion's Avatar
    ^^^My experience is similar. Are you, like me, unable to work out what's causing the drain? Because for me at least, the usage stats in the stock Battery Usage and those shown by GSam Battery Monitor, which I use and should have thought was a straightforward and trustworthy app, are completely different.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-22-2014 03:57 PM
  19. ianhanson85's Avatar
    my battery life is still terrible even after 5.0.1.

    so far, 3 hours off charger with 14 minutes of screen time, my battery went down 100% -> 93%. i had decent battery life in kitkat and was generally happy with my battery life but this is just unacceptable
    I think this may have to do with poor signal. When I'm at home I have a very strong WiFi connection and almost full bars of LTE. I usually get around 4 hours screen on time. At work I have poor signal all around and my usage is similar to what your are saying here.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-22-2014 04:42 PM
  20. mkhilario's Avatar
    Battery life slightly better than 5.0.0 and considerably better than Kitkat. I did a factory reset after installing 5.0 update, but did not bother to repeat after 5.0.1
    12-22-2014 06:20 PM
  21. Petros DIMITRIOU's Avatar
    Went from 69% to 10% overnight. Seems there is a battery demon in my phone and I need to exorcise it out. The bad news is that I am not a priest...

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    Boby Irawan likes this.
    12-23-2014 02:17 AM
  22. belodion's Avatar
    ^^^If it comforts you, my Lumia 930 recently dropped from 100% to 3% overnight. Feel free to laugh.

    But regarding the N5, have you or have you not done a Factory Reset? I've done mine although my problems were nothing like as bad as yours.

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    12-23-2014 07:26 AM
  23. Petros DIMITRIOU's Avatar
    My wife has a Lumia 930, and it has not misbehaved up to now.
    This Nexus 5 is almost 3 weeks old, and within the first 5 minutes of buying it, I installed Lollipop OTA.
    The battery started acting really bad for maybe a week, and then it seemed to stabilize.
    As soon as I installed 5.0.1 OTA, the battery started acting again.
    I can do a factory reset no problem, but as you can see from the uploaded photo, Google play services and Exchange services are working overtime.
    At the same time I had installed the BatteryGuru, which in all honesty seems to be doing absolutely nothing to preserve my battery. In its settings, one can select to stop all apps from refreshing when inactive, and I have it as an active option to happen just 15 mins after last touching the phone...
    12-23-2014 10:12 AM
  24. chezm's Avatar
    I am finding no improvements with 5.0.1...same battery life as always for me with 4.4.4 > 5 > 5.0.1
    12-23-2014 10:46 AM
  25. belodion's Avatar
    Also, can you trust the Lollipop battery stats, or even make sense of them? My N5 is not being used as a daily driver at the moment, but here are the stock battery usage stats and the GSam Battery Monitor ones for the same period. Make sense of them if you can.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    12-23-2014 01:42 PM
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