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02-24-2017 04:53 PM
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  1. Seremedy's Avatar
    Why is the battery on my XL so weak???! 2 hours and 30 minutes of screen on time and 50% is pathetic! I have literally every single feature off! Gps, bluetooth, nfc, google assistant and brightness set to like 15 percent. My S7E use to be way better, i would be at 4-5 hours SOT. Wtf. How does this phone suck so much juice by doing nothing except browse the web on very low brightness
    Attached Thumbnails this XL is pissing me off-3156.jpg  
    02-20-2017 05:05 PM
  2. Seremedy's Avatar
    I see the average SOT is 4-7 hours or around depending on there use with other features on... Is my pixel XLs battery faulty could it be? I think the vibration motor has a defect as it isnt loud at all and when it vibrates it has a higher squeak of a vibrate sound compared to my 6P and HTC 10. The 10s vibration is a beast, the 6P is almost equal to my XL except it sounds a bit different in the way it vibrates to my 6P. Can anyone confirm that the sound of vibration is different than the 6P, strengths a bit better on the 6P too.
    02-20-2017 05:09 PM
  3. wricu01's Avatar
    Did you try doing a factory reset I can get almost two days out of my pixel with moderate use at least a day and a half
    02-20-2017 05:16 PM
  4. Seremedy's Avatar
    Yes ive factory reset once already. Well the battery is not horrible, but i was expecting more, as ive seen a few people with 7+ hours of sot doing the same thing im doing but with more stuff turned on. Im on pace for 5-6 hours SOT but thats a bit sad considering i turned off every feature to make this phone a "dumb" phone with almost minimal brightness...
    02-20-2017 05:22 PM
  5. JoshDunc's Avatar
    I get 4-6 hours of SoT. I use Bluetooth, Pandora, Facebook, Tapatalk, E-Mails, etc.
    02-20-2017 05:52 PM
  6. popkurn611's Avatar
    Yes ive factory reset once already. Well the battery is not horrible, but i was expecting more, as ive seen a few people with 7+ hours of sot doing the same thing im doing but with more stuff turned on. Im on pace for 5-6 hours SOT but thats a bit sad considering i turned off every feature to make this phone a "dumb" phone with almost minimal brightness...
    I think 5-6 hours is really good. I'm on the regular sized pixel getting 4.5 hours (5 hours on a good day.)

    I haven't shut a damn thing off, my location is set to high accuracy...I have a gear s2 always connected via Bluetooth , on wifi most of the day. It beats my s7 edge by a lot.
    02-20-2017 06:20 PM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    5 to 6 is pretty reasonable. Not sure why you would expect more.

    You can't base your numbers on others numbers.. you aren't traveling in the same spots and doing the same stuff on your phone.
    02-20-2017 06:24 PM
  8. jamezr's Avatar
    I get a consistent 6 hours SOT on my XL.
    02-20-2017 07:11 PM
  9. mikef91's Avatar
    I get 5-6 hours Dot and I have everything turned on and also using a Samsung Gear S3 Frontier with it. No issues here.
    02-20-2017 07:51 PM
  10. 18t's Avatar
    Cell signal makes as much difference as anything.
    Aquila, Almeuit, hannsoft and 2 others like this.
    02-20-2017 07:56 PM
  11. Aquila's Avatar
    Cell signal makes as much difference as anything.
    This ^^
    02-20-2017 07:59 PM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    Cell signal makes as much difference as anything.
    Second.
    02-20-2017 10:04 PM
  13. Seremedy's Avatar
    Im on airplane mode too lol
    02-20-2017 11:07 PM
  14. Bertolus's Avatar
    I get 9-10 hours of SoT playing Sudoku in airplane mode.
    02-21-2017 01:45 AM
  15. Matty's Avatar
    Im on airplane mode too lol
    i know where you are coming from Seremedy. It feels like no matter what you do, even with the screen off and nothing running you get 4 hours battery life. There could be a possibility that your Pixel battery just isn't as good as others but i personally think, anything around the 5 Hours SOT is good and should be fine. Maybe try switching your cellular data to 3G and turn of 4G or LTE. That does help conserve battery.

    At least everything else on the phone is working perfectly
    02-21-2017 08:37 AM
  16. ScottsoNJ's Avatar
    some people also like to embellish a tad
    Tritonemusic likes this.
    02-21-2017 08:53 AM
  17. DreamSTi's Avatar
    Stop doing factory resets. Lets the phone do its thing - battery life will increase the longer you use it.
    02-21-2017 09:10 AM
  18. Topweasel's Avatar
    It's a big uHD Amoled screen with a top of line CPU and an only OK sized battery. Why people love this device and talk about the great battery life is not because it lasts the longest as pure gaming or reading phone. People get fantastic battery life out of it because of how it does when it's the phone.

    I personally hate the use of SoT. It's a universal number but it's stacked for the users that wake up the phone and don't put it down till the battery it dead. I personally only get 3.75-4.25 SoT on average. That's because I use my phone as a phone. I make a few calls, I send a few texts, maybe I put a total of 40min of game time in during the day. Why it's been the best phone for me ever is due to how it conserves power without having to turn on battery saver when I am not using it. I can easily get 24hrs during my busiest days, and can get a day and half without even trying to hard. This phone if I used really lightly could go 3 days without a charge. My N6 would lose 20% over night. My Pixel 2% at most.

    If you are looking for a phone that has the best SoT you want one with the biggest battery and an underclocked Cpu. Or get a small tablet. But not the Pixel, it does a great job as a smart phone, buts it's not going to win any awards as a game system.
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    02-21-2017 09:13 AM
  19. still1's Avatar
    Yes ive factory reset once already. Well the battery is not horrible, but i was expecting more, as ive seen a few people with 7+ hours of sot doing the same thing im doing but with more stuff turned on. Im on pace for 5-6 hours SOT but thats a bit sad considering i turned off every feature to make this phone a "dumb" phone with almost minimal brightness...
    i dont think turning off everything is going to magically going to give huge battery boost. sure u might get a little juice but that very little.
    My wife keeps all of it on even have android wear always connected and she gets more than 5 hr.
    02-21-2017 03:15 PM
  20. WClark57's Avatar
    Google Store lists:

    Video playback: up to 14 hours
    So that is the benchmark. It also lists a footnote to that:

    Actual battery performance will vary and depends on many factors including signal strength, network configuration, age of battery, operating temperature, features selected, device settings, and voice, data, and other application usage patterns.
    So those are the issues to check. Assuming age and temperature are not the issue, I would look at signal strength and network configuration first. You said you were in Airplane mode and whats left can be a craps shoot to sort out so perhaps open a ticket with Google about not getting your 14 hours.

    Of course short of that, its possible that some errant application is banging against the network trying to download ads or send data in spite of Airplane mode. To test that out would call for base-lining your application load--just google apps and one game. After that if you still have an issue, try a different version of the game to see if one is better than the other on battery use.
    02-21-2017 03:21 PM
  21. jshj80's Avatar
    I got 6+ hours yesterday watching twitch with mobile data.
    02-22-2017 01:07 PM
  22. Almeuit's Avatar
    I got 6+ hours yesterday watching twitch with mobile data.
    What brightness? When I do this I can kill a battery before lunch so .. Not sure how you're doing that.
    02-22-2017 01:14 PM
  23. jshj80's Avatar
    What brightness? When I do this I can kill a battery before lunch so .. Not sure how you're doing that.
    Auto brightness. I do use Greenify to hibernate apps.
    02-22-2017 01:17 PM
  24. Seremedy's Avatar
    Hmm interesting... Did a
    Factory reset about 2 days ago, but this isnt my first reset on this device but screen on times definitely better. More on pace to almost 10 hours sot
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    02-23-2017 11:31 AM
  25. Seremedy's Avatar
    Sot with a night of letting it idle, watching youtube, browsing web, Snapchat a bit, 10 or 15 pics.
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    02-23-2017 11:33 AM
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