11-22-2020 05:05 PM
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  1. kbz1960's Avatar
    What's some real world battery life? I know it all depends on use. Just include what you consider yourself, light, medium heavy and maybe compared to previous phones you've owned.
    Thanks
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    10-21-2020 10:04 AM
  2. TgeekB's Avatar
    I would consider myself a moderate user. Text, email, news, weather, music, etc.
    I easily get though a day.
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    10-21-2020 10:34 AM
  3. vzwuser76's Avatar
    I've been getting excellent battery life compared to previous devices. Most of my use is over WiFi, but the same is true for previous devices. For most of them, the best I could get was around 3 - 3 1/2hrs of SOT over a 12-16hr period. With the 4a, I'm able to get up to 5 1/2hrs of SOT over a 13-18hr period. And overnight (standy) use is much better as well, usually if I sleep for 5-6hrs, I'll see around a 1-2% drop. With my Pixel 3 for example, I'd see around a 4-6% drop over the same period. So I'm happy with battery life.
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    10-21-2020 04:56 PM
  4. kbz1960's Avatar
    Great. What I was hoping to hear.
    10-21-2020 10:05 PM
  5. kbz1960's Avatar
    Still be nice to hear from others
    10-22-2020 09:59 AM
  6. Smokeaire01's Avatar
    I guess I would consider myself a below average user on my Pixel 4a.
    I don't game at all. I don't watch movies or YouTube videos. I have a 65" 4K tv for that. I do my banking, a few social apps, news and Facebook and a few forum reading on my phone.
    I work from home so I'm connected to my wifi and have Google FI so 99% of my phone calls and data use are through wifi, I have mobile data turned off when I'm home.
    Below is a fairly typical battery usage report.
    kbz1960 likes this.
    10-22-2020 10:44 AM
  7. kbz1960's Avatar
    Thanks for the input
    10-22-2020 01:02 PM
  8. Morty2264's Avatar
    What a great thread! Love hearing real-world testimonies from users!
    kbz1960 likes this.
    10-22-2020 01:17 PM
  9. kbz1960's Avatar
    What a great thread? Love hearing real-world testimonies from users!
    Yes indeed
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    10-22-2020 04:03 PM
  10. dwester's Avatar
    I too consider myself moderate user and no gaming. I usually have no problem getting more than 24 hours out of single charge. with that being said, I have had a few times where the phone has behaved badly and battery drain was fast. They all have been since 11upgrade and phone is warm when this happens. I suspect an offending app but have been able to isolate. killing all apps did not resolve not did a recharge or restart. Had to shut down.
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    10-23-2020 09:04 AM
  11. john_v's Avatar
    Mine's been pretty good. During the work week, I usually top off after lunch just because I'm like that (and I'm at my desk anyway, so why not). But there's been some saturdays and sundays where I'm doing Spotify w/BT headphones a good majority of the day (starting around 7 or 8) mixed with some FB and browsing, and I'm down to 10-15% by 9 or 10. All that to say, it's never run out on me or left me scrambling for a charger just to be able to do something
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    10-23-2020 09:34 AM
  12. Morty2264's Avatar
    I too consider myself moderate user and no gaming. I usually have no problem getting more than 24 hours out of single charge. with that being said, I have had a few times where the phone has behaved badly and battery drain was fast. They all have been since 11upgrade and phone is warm when this happens. I suspect an offending app but have been able to isolate. killing all apps did not resolve not did a recharge or restart. Had to shut down.
    Did the situation persist in Safe Mode?
    10-23-2020 10:12 PM
  13. dwester's Avatar
    I did not try safe mode.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    10-24-2020 09:14 AM
  14. Morty2264's Avatar
    I did not try safe mode.
    It may be beneficial to try that - it would help to ensure that it is a rogue app that is causing the issue in question.

    Keep us posted on what happens!
    10-24-2020 03:56 PM
  15. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Anybody compared 3a to 4a in this IRL scenario yet ?
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    10-26-2020 08:20 AM
  16. kbz1960's Avatar
    Anybody compared 3a to 4a in this IRL scenario yet ?
    Would be interested.
    10-26-2020 01:18 PM
  17. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Would be interested.
    I just picked up a good condition 3a from @TgeekB but I’m not sure how much different from the 4a IRL use. It’ll definitely be an improvement over the V30 I’ve been dual carrying.
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    10-26-2020 01:47 PM
  18. 1901Madison's Avatar
    My wife has the 4a and never had to charge during the day. It easily goes 24 hours off the charger. She typically has about 4 hours SOT over 24 hours and still has around 40% battery left at the end of the day. If she wanted to stretch it, she could probably get 36 hours off the charger and 7 hours SOT. The phone is very power efficient.
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    10-31-2020 09:38 AM
  19. kbz1960's Avatar
    My wife has the 4a and never had to charge during the day. It easily goes 24 hours off the charger. She typically has about 4 hours SOT over 24 hours and still has around 40% battery left at the end of the day. If she wanted to stretch it, she could probably get 36 hours off the charger and 7 hours SOT. The phone is very power efficient.
    Thanks for the input
    11-02-2020 07:18 PM
  20. TgeekB's Avatar
    I just picked up a good condition 3a from @TgeekB but I’m not sure how much different from the 4a IRL use. It’ll definitely be an improvement over the V30 I’ve been dual carrying.
    How are you liking it so far?
    11-02-2020 07:50 PM
  21. Doubleskeet's Avatar
    I am having terrible battery usage with my 4a. I am on battery saver mode each night with minimal use of my phone. When I look at the Battery Usage chart in Settings it appears that Wi-Fi is using a lot of the battery. However, other apps don't seem to be running to warrant this high use. Anyone else having issues like this? Pic attached.

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    11-03-2020 08:24 AM
  22. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    How are you liking it so far?
    Loving it so far. Getting used to 11 and it's subtle differences.
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    11-04-2020 11:56 AM
  23. TgeekB's Avatar
    I am having terrible battery usage with my 4a. I am on battery saver mode each night with minimal use of my phone. When I look at the Battery Usage chart in Settings it appears that Wi-Fi is using a lot of the battery. However, other apps don't seem to be running to warrant this high use. Anyone else having issues like this? Pic attached.

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    No. Could there be a problem with your WiFi? Have you reset it?
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-06-2020 02:55 PM
  24. Doubleskeet's Avatar
    I have reset my router and modem, still no luck.
    11-09-2020 02:42 PM
  25. Chuckcell's Avatar
    Yesterday I delayed recharging my 4a for as long as I could. I got about 40 hrs out of a full charge till the battery saver mode kicked in.
    I'd call myself a lite user, no games, no music, emails, SMS, and calls. Normally I make it thru the day and recharge over night or in idle mode during the day. The only thing I really monitor is the GPS/Maps use. That sucks battery power.
    kbz1960 and ezdoit like this.
    11-15-2020 05:01 AM
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