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  1. djh2011's Avatar
    All, I realize that many talk about their battery life issues. While this is a comment (frustration maybe even), it is also to see what others are experiencing. I know everyone's use will be different, but I feel like I am getting a very low Screen On Time (SOT) based on my use. I charged my device fully yesterday afternoon and kept it on until it died just a little bit ago. My total battery time was just under 24 hours which included 8 hours of overnight time (3% drain overnight - from 59% to 56%). However, my SOT was just 2 hours and 35 minutes (30% of total battery drain). Android 0S was 9%, Goggle Play 8%, and Android System was 7%. Cell Standby was also 7%. In my opinion, had I even had an additional hour of SOT, my phone would have died much sooner. My screen brightness is at 54% and I only have wifi on when connected at home or work. Also, it seems that when I use the browser or Flipboard to read articles, I drop 3 or 4 % pretty quickly. Play a game and forget about it. I did a factory reset after Lollipop. The other day though, I didn't leave the house and I was on 86% through the late afternoon because it just sat there and I was painting so i didn't use it. But, as soon as I pick it up and read news or sports on the browser the battery just flies down. I love the phone, just don't know if I am overlooking a setting or something that causes that much drain with such little SOT. Thanks
    05-11-2015 03:53 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It would help to see a few more pieces of info. Charge up to 100%, then let it drain to 20-30% with normal usage, without charging in between. Then show us:

    1. The main Settings>Battery screen.
    2. The fullscreen battery graph screen (which shows Awake time and Cell Signal Strength).
    3. The Screen category (to see total Screen On time).
    4. The Cell Standby category, if present (to see Time Without Signal).

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...d-central.html

    One of the things that I'd be looking for would be poor cell signal, which can eat up battery life. Also, a corrupt file on an SD card can also contribute to battery drain, so it's worth unmounting the card and removing it, then rebooting.
    05-11-2015 06:22 PM
  3. djh2011's Avatar
    These are the pics that I took just before it died. The phone was charged fully to 100% and allowed to go all the way to device off. I didn't grab a screenshot of the cell standby screen with signal strength. I'll try with the sd card out and rebooted.
    Attached Thumbnails LG G3 Screen On Time-screenshot_2015-05-11-15-52-35.jpg   LG G3 Screen On Time-screenshot_2015-05-11-15-52-42.jpg   LG G3 Screen On Time-screenshot_2015-05-11-15-52-53.jpg  
    05-11-2015 06:52 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Nothing that stands out so far (besides the obviously low screen-on time). It would be helpful to see the graph with the cell signal strength, if you can get that next time.
    05-12-2015 12:13 AM
  5. bigmick777's Avatar
    Gsam battery monitor shows my average screen on time as 2hr 35. I am not happy with battery life and lg said to me its a bug which they are waiting for google to fix!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-12-2015 02:27 AM
  6. uumeshh's Avatar
    Well, with a total usage of 24 hours, I don't think 2hr 35 min SOT is bad by any standard. For a 4+ hours SOT your phone would have died in 15 odd hours. Stop worrying and enjoy your phone.
    BioFanatic likes this.
    05-12-2015 06:20 AM
  7. xocomaox's Avatar
    You should be getting at least 4 hours with a G3 at that brightness. I get 6 routinely with a custom AOSP ROM and tweaks.

    I suspect it's either wakelocks, services, or a poorly coded stock ROM that is bloated beyond reason. What model do you have?

    Well, with a total usage of 24 hours, I don't think 2hr 35 min SOT is bad by any standard. For a 4+ hours SOT your phone would have died in 15 odd hours. Stop worrying and enjoy your phone.
    This phone is tweakable down to .5% drain per hour on stock ROM. I get 1% drain over 6 hours during deep sleep with a custom ROM.
    05-12-2015 07:15 AM
  8. djh2011's Avatar
    Well that's precisely the issue. I am trying to enjoy my phone and 2 hours and 35 minutes is not that good. The SOT relative to battery life isn't exact. I don't count the 8 hours that I was sleeping as a real indicator since the majority of people likely charge their phones overnight with the expectation that it lasts them the day before they get home after work or whatever and repeat the cycle. I'd say the most of our phones would last that long if we didn't use them during the course of the day. That 2 hours and 35 minutes is based on web browsing, emails, etc., not continuously on. I think that is low and so do others.
    xocomaox likes this.
    05-12-2015 08:12 AM
  9. bhameyedoc's Avatar
    You should be getting at least 4 hours with a G3 at that brightness. I get 6 routinely with a custom AOSP ROM and tweaks.

    I suspect it's either wakelocks, services, or a poorly coded stock ROM that is bloated beyond reason. What model do you have?



    This phone is tweakable down to .5% drain per hour on stock ROM. I get 1% drain over 6 hours during deep sleep with a custom ROM.
    What AOSP rom are you using? Also, I think you said in another thread that you are using the HTC camera apk with your rom, correct?
    05-12-2015 10:06 AM
  10. xocomaox's Avatar
    What AOSP rom are you using? Also, I think you said in another thread that you are using the HTC camera apk with your rom, correct?
    Currently using BlissPop for VS985. Was using Validis and before that Dirty Unicorns.

    HTC M9 Camera app, works very well.
    05-12-2015 11:38 AM
  11. djh2011's Avatar
    Nothing that stands out so far (besides the obviously low screen-on time). It would be helpful to see the graph with the cell signal strength, if you can get that next time.
    Where do I get the cell signal strength besides going in to network and getting it at the current time? The cell standby screen doesn't show me much at all.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-13-2015 03:00 PM
  12. xocomaox's Avatar
    Where do I get the cell signal strength besides going in to network and getting it at the current time? The cell standby screen doesn't show me much at all.
    System Settings, About Phone, Status, SIM Status.
    05-13-2015 03:36 PM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I was thinking more about the full-screen battery graph that shows the cell signal strength indicator as a bar along the bottom (in green, yellow, or red). Is that available on the G3?
    05-13-2015 07:16 PM
  14. joebloggs13's Avatar
    Strange, my G3 is currently at 45% and I have logged just over 3hrs of on screen time. So far showing 13hr 40 min on battery.
    The one advantage of a removable back is that one is able to replace the battery!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-13-2015 10:08 PM
  15. DamianP's Avatar
    I got about 3 hours today of SOT( usual) down to about 10% battery left after 13.5 hours of use. GSAM says that my average as well.
    05-13-2015 10:32 PM
  16. xocomaox's Avatar
    I just got 3:17 minutes with 50% left.
    05-14-2015 06:26 AM
  17. bigmick777's Avatar
    Wow 3 hours in 50%.

    I have a d855 with stock ROM (lollipop 5.0) don't get 3hrs total.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-14-2015 08:01 AM
  18. xocomaox's Avatar
    05-14-2015 08:55 AM
  19. draskome's Avatar
    5+ hours SOT here, and lowest time was arround 4 hours... Sometimes I wonder is it normal to spend 4-5 hours a day looking at some screen... So much time wasted :/

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-14-2015 12:08 PM
  20. joebloggs13's Avatar
    5+ hours SOT here, and lowest time was arround 4 hours... Sometimes I wonder is it normal to spend 4-5 hours a day looking at some screen... So much time wasted :/

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Hahaha! So true! Looking at useless stuff! Well, I am off to cut my lawn! 😉

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-14-2015 12:26 PM
  21. xocomaox's Avatar
    This thread should prove that the G3 is very capable of getting good numbers when it comes to battery life, but it comes down to configuration and knowledge of the operating system known as Android.
    05-14-2015 01:39 PM
  22. bigmick777's Avatar
    I have no idea what I am doing wrong then.

    I use lux to save on display and have checked using gsam for rogue apps.

    I have limited my push notifications and switched off location services previously but don't see why I should have to do this. Lg recognise there is a problem and have said to me there's nothing they can do and they are waiting for Google to fix it! (Lollipop 5.0)

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-14-2015 02:19 PM
  23. joebloggs13's Avatar
    I have no idea what I am doing wrong then.

    I use lux to save on display and have checked using gsam for rogue apps.

    I have limited my push notifications and switched off location services previously but don't see why I should have to do this. Lg recognise there is a problem and have said to me there's nothing they can do and they are waiting for Google to fix it! (Lollipop 5.0)

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I don't use any powersave apps. I am using Nova launcher prime. I have disabled everything that I don't use.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-14-2015 05:14 PM
  24. DamianP's Avatar
    I don't use any powersave apps. I am using Nova launcher prime. I have disabled everything that I don't use.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Curious, do you have any push email clients? I am using gmail(1 account) and Nine for my work exchange email(push as well).
    05-14-2015 10:44 PM
  25. lumei 920's Avatar
    I am getting 1h 56m of SOT (auto brightness) at 22% battery (36 h 27m usage on battery). Android System used 45% of the battery.

    Does this sound like reasonable usage on carrier ROMs?
    05-15-2015 10:21 AM
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