11-27-2020 11:03 PM
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  1. bkdodger2's Avatar
    All said I would give the phone a little longer and possible something is throwing it off causing this drain..I've been using phones forever and the same way and still once in awhile something goes off track ...it does happen ..just a thought before you bail on the phone ..
    11-21-2020 06:15 PM
  2. Big Ry's Avatar
    All said I would give the phone a little longer and possible something is throwing it off causing this drain..I've been using phones forever and the same way and still once in awhile something goes off track ...it does happen ..just a thought before you bail on the phone ..
    I understand. I've been around a long time too. I used to root back in the OG droid days, and i even used to sell phones at at&t. Ever since about Android 9, the OS has handled resources pretty well. I rarely get hanging apps. I know it could still happen, but I have no reason to believe that's happening now.

    Returning this device isn't really an option i planned to entertain. The alternatives aren't great. I don't like the pixel 5, and the galaxy line gets really bad reviews. So I'm likely stuck with this 4a 5G, but I'm just annoyed and frustrated after reading all these reviews touting 2 day battery life. Reviews aren't usually this inaccurate.
    11-21-2020 06:20 PM
  3. bkdodger2's Avatar
    I understand. I've been around a long time too. I used to root back in the OG droid days, and i even used to sell phones at at&t. Ever since about Android 9, the OS has handled resources pretty well. I rarely get hanging apps. I know it could still happen, but I have no reason to believe that's happening now.

    Returning this device isn't really an option i planned to entertain. The alternatives aren't great. I don't like the pixel 5, and the galaxy line gets really bad reviews. So I'm likely stuck with this 4a 5G, but I'm just annoyed and frustrated after reading all these reviews touting 2 day battery life. Reviews aren't usually this inaccurate.
    I understand. I've been around a long time too. I used to root back in the OG droid days, and i even used to sell phones at at&t. Ever since about Android 9, the OS has handled resources pretty well. I rarely get hanging apps. I know it could still happen, but I have no reason to believe that's happening now.

    Returning this device isn't really an option i planned to entertain. The alternatives aren't great. I don't like the pixel 5, and the galaxy line gets really bad reviews. So I'm likely stuck with this 4a 5G, but I'm just annoyed and frustrated after reading all these reviews touting 2 day battery life. Reviews aren't usually this inaccurate.
    I totally understand where ya coming from brother.. And feel your frustration.. Only good thing you are in our return window if you decide to change it up since it's early.. Same with you rooted back in the day Droid X and Nexus days and rooted Note.. And OnePlus.. no matter what we tried with that Nexus battery sucked lmao.. Hopefully you can get better results soon... I also had the 2 XL which I found to be a great phone and I didn't listen to all the complaints I had none with mine... Like you said sometimes you gotta find out yourself not go by others especially them reviewers... We here for you to help and vent though free of charge
    Big Ry and J Dubbs like this.
    11-21-2020 06:39 PM
  4. Big Ry's Avatar
    I totally understand where ya coming from brother.. And feel your frustration.. Only good thing you are in our return window if you decide to change it up since it's early.. Same with you rooted back in the day Droid X and Nexus days and rooted Note.. And OnePlus.. no matter what we tried with that Nexus battery sucked lmao.. Hopefully you can get better results soon... I also had the 2 XL which I found to be a great phone and I didn't listen to all the complaints I had none with mine... Like you said sometimes you gotta find out yourself not go by others especially them reviewers... We here for you to help and vent though free of charge
    Yeah I'm not going to be returning this just yet. At 9% now at 8:45pm... Took it off the charger at 10am. I've had brightness at about 90% all day. Seems about the same as yesterday.
    11-21-2020 08:46 PM
  5. bkdodger2's Avatar
    Yeah I'm not going to be returning this just yet. At 9% now at 8:45pm... Took it off the charger at 10am. I've had brightness at about 90% all day. Seems about the same as yesterday.
    yup yup sounds very low not even half day...One thing I always hate with my Pixel phones they need to be cranked up in brightness as they are too dim to adjust ....I will soon have to throw my sim in to test it out ..I'm on Verizon as well in NY with unlocked phone ..my problem right now is that I don't want to switch from my Fold..
    11-21-2020 08:52 PM
  6. Big Ry's Avatar
    yup yup sounds very low not even half day...One thing I always hate with my Pixel phones they need to be cranked up in brightness as they are too dim to adjust ....I will soon have to throw my sim in to test it out ..I'm on Verizon as well in NY with unlocked phone ..my problem right now is that I don't want to switch from my Fold..
    The pixel 2 xl screen was on the darker side. This screen is considerably brighter. Though Google doesn't seem to care that they have adaptive brightness backwards. It gets dark during sunny days and bright at night... Complete opposite of how it should be. So i never use it.
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    11-21-2020 09:07 PM
  7. bkdodger2's Avatar
    The pixel 2 xl screen was on the darker side. This screen is considerably brighter. Though Google doesn't seem to care that they have adaptive brightness backwards. It gets dark during sunny days and bright at night... Complete opposite of how it should be. So i never use it.
    I have mine off as well ..I think it's poorly implemented..
    11-21-2020 09:22 PM
  8. garyll's Avatar
    Second full day with my 4A 5G and so far I'd say the battery life is about the same as my Pixel 2XL was. Usually no problem getting through the day unless I'm using my phone constantly.
    gebco likes this.
    11-21-2020 09:59 PM
  9. gebco's Avatar
    How much SOT?

    Second full day with my 4A 5G and so far I'd say the battery life is about the same as my Pixel 2XL was. Usually no problem getting through the day unless I'm using my phone constantly.
    11-21-2020 10:15 PM
  10. deacon33's Avatar
    More than happy with the battery at this point, and only 2 days in. I know it will get better with time.Poor battery life in 4a 5g-screenshot_20201122-075344.jpegPoor battery life in 4a 5g-screenshot_20201122-075140.jpeg
    11-22-2020 07:54 AM
  11. vzwuser76's Avatar
    Have you looked at the 5G signal strength? If it's low but still strong enough to keep it on 5G instead of dropping to LTE, then the modem might be working harder to try and keep the 5G signal. The same thing happened when LTE was introduced and my phone was hunting for and trying to keep connected to LTE when 3G had a stronger signal and would've provided a more solid signal.

    I don't know if this is the first 5G phone in your household or not, but if it is, you might want to check & see if the signal is good or not. Signal issues can definitely drain a battery quickly.
    11-23-2020 11:44 PM
  12. garyll's Avatar
    Mine has been going in and out of 5G, not getting a great signal in my home but it's often strong when I'm out and about. Even with that, after 4 days it's showing battery life as 20-24 hours for the most part I've been on my phone a LOT. No complaints here.
    11-24-2020 02:02 PM
  13. heap11's Avatar
    You mention that 36% of your battery usage is the display and that you keep the brightness at 100%. I am pretty sure that this is big reason for your lousy battery life.
    11-25-2020 01:08 AM
  14. Big Ry's Avatar
    You mention that 36% of your battery usage is the display and that you keep the brightness at 100%. I am pretty sure that this is big reason for your lousy battery life.
    Again, this is typical for any phone I own. I always keep brightness at 100%. So I'm comparing it to another phone (pixel 2 xl) that i also keep at 100%.
    11-25-2020 06:29 AM
  15. hallux's Avatar
    I'm quite happy with the battery life on this thing. This was after I spent 3 hours listening to podcasts through bluetooth headphones.
    Yes, I blocked out some app names...Poor battery life in 4a 5g-screenshot_20201127-150433-2.jpg
    11-27-2020 11:03 PM
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