1. slave's Avatar
    I have a Nexus 6, but the size is not working for my job. I can't fit in the pocket of my scrubs (1st world problems). I got my wife's Nexus 5, as she had just gotten a S6.

    I reset phone, rooted it, set it up. This phone is getting 2 hours of screen on time, and dead in 6. I wonder if the battery is just bad, or are these phones this bad on 5.1.

    Anyone else having this issue?
    04-12-2015 04:36 PM
  2. gadgetgirl3's Avatar
    I work in a hospital lab.....cargo scrub pants.....no problem!

    I work 10 hour shifts. Phone rides along in my side pants pocket. Still have at least 50 % battery left when I get home with average use - surfing, forum reading, texting, playing music during ride to and from work. No gaming.
    04-12-2015 04:54 PM
  3. slave's Avatar
    I wish we had side cargo pockets! I would just keep my 6. Our surgical scrubs have the one back, and one top pocket.... Yuck.
    04-12-2015 06:05 PM
  4. gadgetgirl3's Avatar
    Oh yeah, surgery scrubs are pretty basic!
    04-12-2015 09:31 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    I reset phone, rooted it, set it up. This phone is getting 2 hours of screen on time, and dead in 6. I wonder if the battery is just bad, or are these phones this bad on 5.1.
    5.1 is actually supposed to improve battery life, but ...

    If the mobile signal is weak, the phone will use a lot of battery power. (if it's weak from the tower to the phone it's going to be weak from the phone to the tower, so the phone turns up the transmitter power - and that uses a lot of battery.)

    Also, if the battery's been drained down to 5% or 10% regularly, after 17 months it may be way past time to replace it. (A lithium battery never dropped below 40% can last for years, but one dropped to almost dead all the time can be gone in 6 months.)

    See The Care and Feeding of Lithium Polymer Batteries.
    slave likes this.
    04-12-2015 09:35 PM
  6. slave's Avatar
    I have a new one coming
    04-13-2015 03:18 PM
  7. vividrich's Avatar
    My phone radio (as reported by GSAM battery monitor) will go nuts on occasion and really drain the battery. A reboot sorts it. Otherwise 5.1 seems ok.

    Agree on weak signal being an issue as well.

    Posted from my Nexus 5 via Android Central App
    04-14-2015 08:04 AM
  8. slave's Avatar
    I am hoping it is the battery. It drained in 6 hours, with 28 minutes of screen on time. I have sent for a new battery, and deactivated the phone.
    04-14-2015 06:41 PM
  9. DLK1's Avatar
    surgery scrubs are pretty basic!
    I hate to think at one is in the middle of surgery and you have to stop to see who is texting you.
    04-23-2015 07:52 PM
  10. gadgetgirl3's Avatar
    Don't worry, that doesn't happen! Hospital employees have breaks and down time just like any other job.
    04-24-2015 01:39 PM
  11. fenderdroid's Avatar
    Mine varies wildly. Not sure about project Volta

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-30-2015 12:15 PM
  12. bjrosen's Avatar
    Please let us know if the new battery helps, also let us know if Qi still works after you change the batttery, one of the reviews on Amazon said it didn't.
    04-30-2015 04:05 PM
  13. slave's Avatar
    New battery is worse, I got a lemon. I ordered a second one, will let you know when it gets here
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    05-30-2015 09:48 AM
  14. RickInHouston's Avatar
    Nexus 5 bought when they first came out. About a year in my screen cracked and I sent it to LG for replacement. They had it a LONG time and I think the battery was also replaced. Date on battery is 2014.02.10.

    For the past two or three weeks (as updates have been rolling out) I noticed bad battery life. I could have a full charged battery at nightime and by morning (no use) it would be almost gone. Decided to order the Amazon battery from Shine (China). The new battery is dated 2015.03. Looked promising.

    Switched out old battery for new battery and charged it fully. INCREDIBLE. It's only been 24 hours but it looks very promising. I'm glad I went ahead and swapped out the battery. New life to a great phone. I rarely keep a phone two years but this one is going to last me.
    06-10-2015 08:09 AM
  15. ianhanson85's Avatar
    Nexus 5 bought when they first came out. About a year in my screen cracked and I sent it to LG for replacement. They had it a LONG time and I think the battery was also replaced. Date on battery is 2014.02.10.

    For the past two or three weeks (as updates have been rolling out) I noticed bad battery life. I could have a full charged battery at nightime and by morning (no use) it would be almost gone. Decided to order the Amazon battery from Shine (China). The new battery is dated 2015.03. Looked promising.

    Switched out old battery for new battery and charged it fully. INCREDIBLE. It's only been 24 hours but it looks very promising. I'm glad I went ahead and swapped out the battery. New life to a great phone. I rarely keep a phone two years but this one is going to last me.
    I just ordered one from the same seller. What kind of screen on time are you getting with the new battery?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-10-2015 04:05 PM
  16. RickInHouston's Avatar
    I charged the new battery around noon yesterday. It hasn't been on the charge since. I'm letting it did overnight but it looks to be lasting one 48 hours with minimal use. Will check SOT when I use it a bit more, (over the weekend). My old battery would never have made it this long AT ALL!
    06-10-2015 09:06 PM

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