11-27-2019 09:43 PM
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  1. stuarta99's Avatar
    So what's the general consensus of battery life so far? I'm tempted to upgrade my Pixel 2 and have a 25% of plans until the 30th.

    Obviously appreciate that every phone that comes out, people whinge about battery life but obviously don't want to go for something worse than I already have, albeit 2 years old
    Morty2264 likes this.
    10-25-2019 05:40 AM
  2. Pixelfan56's Avatar
    It won’t be worse than a 2 year old phone... depends on how you use the phone
    10-25-2019 05:49 AM
  3. stuarta99's Avatar
    yep that's it. Read this on The Verge

    The battery life on the smaller 5.7-inch Pixel 4 is substandard. I’ve gotten about four hours of screen-on time, which translates to about a day of use if you don’t push it.

    If you were willing to stay in dark mode, reduce screen brightness, set the refresh rate to 60Hz, and stay away from battery-killing games, you could probably last a full day — but what’s the point? All that is a recipe for battery anxiety. It keeps an otherwise good phone from being great
    I wouldn't mind getting 4hrs SOT, never really got to 3
    10-25-2019 05:57 AM
  4. the_boon's Avatar
    yep that's it. Read this on The Verge



    I wouldn't mind getting 4hrs SOT, never really got to 3
    Hahaha 4 hours??

    If I could live with 4 hours I'd pick up another BlackBerry Priv to have almost the same display size as the Pixel 4, and even though the 808 processor really really sucks, that phone has a 3400mAh battery so with some quick optimization tricks I have gotten that phone to 5 hours SOT.
    10-25-2019 10:12 AM
  5. DestinedtoGame's Avatar
    I got my phone setup last night. I went through my normal morning ritual before work and still had 100%. On my OG XL, I would have been down to 80%
    10-25-2019 10:47 AM
  6. nelamvr6's Avatar
    My battery life has been fine. I took it off the charger at 900AM this morning, 7 hours ago.

    I have 2 hours of screen on time, and I have 67% left. I see no problem getting through my days easily with this phone. BTW, I have the Pixel 4 XL.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    10-25-2019 03:50 PM
  7. nelamvr6's Avatar
    yep that's it. Read this on The Verge



    I wouldn't mind getting 4hrs SOT, never really got to 3

    There is no way I could ever fit 4 hours of screen on time into a day and still have a job. I have to work, and my job does not entail a lot of using my phone to watch whatever. I'm frankly amazed I got 2 hours of SOT today, I'm chalking it up to this being a new toy...
    10-25-2019 03:52 PM
  8. stuarta99's Avatar
    well just ordered a Pixel 4 anyway so fingers crossed. As mentioned assume that either way it will be fresh and new battery compared to a 2 year old battery especially as newer updates will probably demand more.
    nelamvr6 likes this.
    10-25-2019 04:03 PM
  9. the_boon's Avatar
    There is no way I could ever fit 4 hours of screen on time into a day and still have a job. I have to work, and my job does not entail a lot of using my phone to watch whatever. I'm frankly amazed I got 2 hours of SOT today, I'm chalking it up to this being a new toy...
    Well, those who use GPS on the way to and from work will rack up SOT real fast
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    10-25-2019 04:05 PM
  10. bhatech's Avatar
    yep that's it. Read this on The Verge



    I wouldn't mind getting 4hrs SOT, never really got to 3
    You could get 6 hr or 2 hr since your use, apps and so many other things are different compared to that review. So you got to see for yourself what you get for your use.
    10-25-2019 04:10 PM
  11. nelamvr6's Avatar
    Well, those who use GPS on the way to and from work will rack up SOT real fast
    If they're using navigation without the phone connected to power they're doing it wrong...

    Unless they're using it on a motorcycle I suppose.
    RJMullins likes this.
    10-25-2019 06:24 PM
  12. Torisen1's Avatar
    If they're using navigation without the phone connected to power they're doing it wrong...

    Unless they're using it on a motorcycle I suppose.
    ^^^^^^
    This
    10-25-2019 10:14 PM
  13. Subliminal's Avatar
    I got my standard 4 on Tuesday. It's a fantastic phone. The battery life, however, ain't the best. I purchased and returned an iPhone 11 pro and really the only thing I miss is the battery life. Not sure why Google wouldn't forgo the camera hump and just make the phone a little thicker and put in a bigger battery.

    So, I definitely plug it in before the day is over. But like was said earlier depending on usage is have to do that with any phone. Maybe not that iPhone though.

    Anyway if you have a car with a charger you'll make it through your work day. If you have a battery pack you'll be fine on hikes ornlong days or whatever.

    You have to realize that every phone has an Achilles heal. That iPhone had several with photography being what pushed me over the edge. The fingerprint reader on the S10 whatever it is they all have one...and ive had most phones

    Honestly, so far, this one is my favorite. Right size awesome design great features etc
    nelamvr6, bhatech and wyelkins like this.
    10-26-2019 08:13 AM
  14. bkrickles's Avatar
    Received my 4xl Thursday and decided to give the battery a little test yesterday.
    A couple of things. I forced 90hz in developer options, have everything turned on and have brightness on 90.
    Normally throughout the day I'm plugging my phone into my car for android auto and when I'm at my desk I can plug in too. I never really have a problem with battery on any phone because I can charge virtually anywhere I am.
    So, for yesterday, I didn't plug in anywhere from 6:30AM until 10:30PM.
    I used google maps once for 15 minutes, without being plugged in and did some video chatting with my daughter at college for approx. 15 minutes on duo. Otherwise, it was browsing, texting, a little youtube, etc.
    At 10:30PM, which was 16 hours unplugged, I was down to 4% battery and I had 5 hours & 28 minutes of SOT.
    Again, I forced 90hz, had motion sense and every other feature going too.
    I've had a 3xl for a year and I could tell as the day was progressing that my battery was doing better with the 4xl and I didn't really need the stats to tell me that.
    The phone is terrific. It's smooth and the display is excellent. I understand the brightness complaints, but I don't have any issue with that.
    I'll probably not ever test the battery again like that as I always plug into AA and rarely let my battery go below 50%.
    Almost 5 1/2 hours SOT. I think that's quite respectable.
    10-26-2019 10:37 AM
  15. Emperor's Avatar
    I ride motorcycles (no charger) more than I drive my car so I was very concerned about the battery. I got my 4XL on Wednesday and no battery issues. I charge it wirelessly over night and leave around 8:30am. Ride to work and use it as needed throughout the day (mainly email and texts with about 10 phone calls). Also, did a lot of YouTube and web browsing. After work, run a few errands and back home around 6:30pm. Never below 50% battery when I'm back home.

    One night I fell asleep without putting it on the charger. Next morning, I still had 20% battery remaining.
    10-26-2019 10:52 AM
  16. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Well, those who use GPS on the way to and from work will rack up SOT real fast
    Why wouldn't you be plugged in on the way to work, especially those who have Android Auto?
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    10-26-2019 10:59 AM
  17. Mike Dee's Avatar
    If they're using navigation without the phone connected to power they're doing it wrong...

    Unless they're using it on a motorcycle I suppose.
    Even on some motorcycles you can plug in or you can add a charging harness.
    nelamvr6 likes this.
    10-26-2019 11:01 AM
  18. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Why wouldn't you be plugged in on the way to work, especially those who have Android Auto?
    I mean, maybe that's someone who WANTS to kill his phone's battery.
    nelamvr6 likes this.
    10-26-2019 11:15 AM
  19. Morty2264's Avatar
    Negative battery reviews aside (and those always seem to crop up, especially around release time, when the phone just comes out and bugs are still going to happen that may be able to be fixed with updates), Google has a very strong adaptive battery interface that I think a lot of people underestimate.

    Even after 18 months, my trusty Google Pixel 2 had decent battery life. Sure, it slowed down with age; but it still got me through the day with moderate use. It served me really well.

    Also, the first couple of weeks with a new phone will be a bit rocky with battery life. You're spending more time with it; installing and uninstalling apps; setting it up; and generally just playing with it. It will need time to get used to your usage patterns.

    I say go for it!
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    10-26-2019 12:07 PM
  20. EMGSM's Avatar
    Almost 5 1/2 hours SOT. I think that's quite respectable.
    I think so too. I got around that much with the P3XL so I wouldn't mind that and 90hz on.
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    10-26-2019 12:46 PM
  21. bhatech's Avatar
    I have now both small and large Pixel 4. Using the smaller Pixel 4 as my main phone today. I always love the smaller phones because they are much easier to use for me. I'll see how it goes over the day and will try to post some stats. 4 XL I'll try to use next week putting the sim in their. My intention is to keep the smaller Pixel 4 unless it's very bad battery life. I'll see how it goes.
    10-26-2019 01:09 PM
  22. DJM626's Avatar
    I have now both small and large Pixel 4. Using the smaller Pixel 4 as my main phone today. I always love the smaller phones because they are much easier to use for me. I'll see how it goes over the day and will try to post some stats. 4 XL I'll try to use next week putting the sim in their. My intention is to keep the smaller Pixel 4 unless it's very bad battery life. I'll see how it goes.
    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Still on the fence about this but always preferred smaller phones and your observations on the battery life may help me in making my decision. Need a new phone very badly
    10-26-2019 01:58 PM
  23. bhatech's Avatar
    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Still on the fence about this but always preferred smaller phones and your observations on the battery life may help me in making my decision. Need a new phone very badly
    Checking in with the smaller P4 on usage today. Been using the phone from morning browsing, watching videos, taking some pics etc. All settings are on default and I'm not the kind who turns off features on any phones I buy

    Looking alright so far but might have to charge evening if I keep going at this rate, but on a work day it shouldn't be a problem. Either way I'll let it go without charging are try to use normally and see how long it lasts. Afternoon I have some project work so might be using the phone less for the next few hours.

    10-26-2019 04:38 PM
  24. Almeuit's Avatar
    I mean, maybe that's someone who WANTS to kill his phone's battery.
    I don't really keep my phones for years on end so I will take the little ouch to the battery for the convenience of AA / Carplay.
    10-26-2019 04:44 PM
  25. DJM626's Avatar
    Checking in with the smaller P4 on usage today. Been using the phone from morning browsing, watching videos, taking some pics etc. All settings are on default and I'm not the kind who turns off features on any phones I buy

    Looking alright so far but might have to charge evening if I keep going at this rate, but on a work day it shouldn't be a problem. Either way I'll let it go without charging are try to use normally and see how long it lasts. Afternoon I have some project work so might be using the phone less for the next few hours.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...a0785e92e4.jpg
    Thanks for that! I may decide to go for it as my original pixels battery is not at full potential.im sure anything will be a vast improvement over what I currently own
    10-26-2019 05:14 PM
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