1. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Some like myself have reported here and there that battery life seems to have improved. I haven't actually measured it so I hope it's not a placebo effect.
    Any thoughts?
    05-15-2018 09:51 PM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    So far it seems the same to me.
    05-15-2018 09:53 PM
  3. LeoRex's Avatar
    I'm seeing improvements in both active and issue drain. It's only sightly better idle, but the active (screen on) is a good 20 - 25% less than the last 8.1 builds... Which actually had some power issues in all fairness.
    05-15-2018 10:06 PM
  4. Joltcola1234's Avatar
    mine's definitely improved, for sure not placebo. I mean Google added the adaptive battery settings... so shouldn't we expect to see some improvement? I'm getting more then a day of usage out of my 2 XL right now. I even turned the ambient "always on" display back on (something I had turned off with Oreo), and I'm still getting more battery life. 4.5 hrs of screen time right now, still over 40% battery and about 18 hrs since last charge. could definitely get 7+ hrs of screen on time easily right now. I'm certain that there has been an improvement with the P beta.
    05-16-2018 12:29 AM
  5. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    mine's definitely improved, for sure not placebo. I mean Google added the adaptive battery settings... so shouldn't we expect to see some improvement? I'm getting more then a day of usage out of my 2 XL right now. I even turned the ambient "always on" display back on (something I had turned off with Oreo), and I'm still getting more battery life. 4.5 hrs of screen time right now, still over 40% battery and about 18 hrs since last charge. could definitely get 7+ hrs of screen on time easily right now. I'm certain that there has been an improvement with the P beta.
    I struggle to get more than 5 hours SOT and 15 hours of battery life. I tried it without using NapTime and it was worse. I am still happy with my battery life in general but I am not getting the battery use out of my phone that other people do. Mostly I am reading Tapatalk or news apps. Not really using video media. Sometimes streaming podcasts, but not every day. Not sure really. I am using NapTime again.
    05-16-2018 04:30 AM
  6. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I struggle to get more than 5 hours SOT and 15 hours of battery life. I tried it without using NapTime and it was worse. I am still happy with my battery life in general but I am not getting the battery use out of my phone that other people do. Mostly I am reading Tapatalk or news apps. Not really using video media. Sometimes streaming podcasts, but not every day. Not sure really. I am using NapTime again.
    It's the cat pictures....lol 不不不不
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    05-16-2018 04:37 AM
  7. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    It's the cat pictures....lol 不不不不
    Yeah!! Quite possibly. I am a bit obsessed with them. 不
    05-16-2018 04:45 AM
  8. cbreze's Avatar
    Better for sure here on my smaller Pixel. I use the phone the same 90% of the time and when I put it to bed I see the same SOT more or less but noticibly more battery left in the tank. Really liking "P".
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    05-16-2018 11:37 AM
  9. Joltcola1234's Avatar
    I struggle to get more than 5 hours SOT and 15 hours of battery life. I tried it without using NapTime and it was worse. I am still happy with my battery life in general but I am not getting the battery use out of my phone that other people do. Mostly I am reading Tapatalk or news apps. Not really using video media. Sometimes streaming podcasts, but not every day. Not sure really. I am using NapTime again.
    Its most likely apps. I see people on here that have so many apps on their phones. I really don't have that many (only about 55) and the majority of those are Google apps. I don't use my phone for games at all. Social media, music, communication and news and spots - this makes up 95% of what I do with my phone.
    05-16-2018 04:16 PM
  10. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    Its most likely apps. I see people on here that have so many apps on their phones. I really don't have that many (only about 55) and the majority of those are Google apps. I don't use my phone for games at all. Social media, music, communication and news and spots - this makes up 95% of what I do with my phone.
    I do have a lot of apps. But most are static and I don't play games either. But I guess you are correct.
    05-16-2018 05:14 PM
  11. cbreze's Avatar
    I agree it's apps that are the biggest power users. I've used 30% battery since I got up 8 hours ago and notice 2 and a half sot so far. This puts me on track for an easy 6 hours sot and more before midnight bedtime but I rarely need that much. I count 12 apps besides the included Google apps. Pleased with this power sipping phone.
    05-16-2018 05:32 PM
  12. Nauga's Avatar
    Depends on the apps, I guess. And usage. I have 100+ apps on mine, and I'm rarely down more than 20% by the end of a 9-5 work day. I've never seen any correlation between battery drain and the total number of apps in the app drawer. Course, the only "social" app on my phone is Google+. I wouldn't hit a dog in the keister with Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat.
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    05-16-2018 09:22 PM
  13. LeoRex's Avatar
    I am still happy with my battery life in general but I am not getting the battery use out of my phone that other people do.
    Yeah, this is a frustrating aspect of these phones... Everyone has their own use case. No two people use their phones alike... different apps, used at different times with different settings and different network quality... A bad LTE or WiFi signal can use 10 to 100 times more power than a strong, clean signal.

    So you can have two people with the same phone sitting next to each other and one gets 6 hours of usage and only needs to charge once a day and the person next to them might struggle to get 3 hours or so and their looking for a charger by dinner.

    And because there are a million moving parts, it's really difficult to fix because, in reality, there is really nothing wrong. The phone is using all that power because it needs to do so to meet your usage demands.
    05-17-2018 09:18 AM
  14. NOLATechy's Avatar
    Most definitely seeing an increase in battery life on my original Pixel XL. Fell asleep at 9:00 p.m. without plugging the phone in and last I looked I had 67% battery left. When the alarm went off at 5:00 a.m., I realized I forgot to plug in the phone and when I looked, I still had 64% battery. That's only a 3% battery drop in 8 hours. I actually didn't plug the phone in and still made it through til 9:30 p.m. that night having 19% battery left using the phone regularly throughout the day. Wow! I'm definitely impressed! This new Active Battery thing really works!
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    05-18-2018 06:27 PM
  15. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    Tbh I'm not sure, but I did notice that HUJI camera takes a lot of juice.
    Yesterday 03:26 AM
  16. Knightmayre90's Avatar
    No change for me on battery life, still good. love the P but phone is definitely getting bugged down by something. I knew the risks so it's not too much of an issue but it turns off the AOD quite often, freezes, lags and the finger print scanner is getting ever slower.
    Yesterday 03:43 AM
  17. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    I guess my battery life is a bit better.. I've been using a battery intensive camera app and I'm at 20hrs.
    Yesterday 02:27 PM
  18. Joltcola1234's Avatar
    Just about 5.5 hrs screen on time and almost 40% battery still...damn good.
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    Today 01:48 AM

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