06-09-2015 07:47 AM
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  1. Zendroid1's Avatar
    I've only had this device a short time (28th) but I want to give a quick report out on the battery life. I have a Galaxy S6 Edge for comparison. My usage is moderate and I spend most of my SoT surfing the net on Chrome, sending text messages, listening to music, and I also have a few 15-20 minute phone calls per day.

    On my S6 Edge I averaged about 3-3.5 hours SoT and this was done through toggling off many settings and features. I had turned off some location services, VoLTE, some wifi services, nfc, and really had to disable quite a bit to get to 3-3.5 hours SoT. I know others are claiming much higher usage but these are my stats. The standby drain was just really not that good. If I didn't use it at all and unplugged at 6am it would be at 50% by 6pm.

    The G4 I'm averaging about 4.5-5 hours SoT so far. This is leaving everything on. Not toggling off any settings. I have disabled some of the bloat but I haven't messed with settings too much. All location services on etc... The standby is amazing. If I unplug at 6am it would probably be at 94% or more by 6pm. It only drains about 2-4% overnight. I don't know what LG does right or Samsung does wrong regarding standby but it's a very noticeable difference.

    So far I'm very pleased.
    GrooveRite, erwaso, aggie and 9 others like this.
    06-01-2015 12:58 PM
  2. erwaso's Avatar
    nice! So far im only getting 3hr45mins because of all my gaming, so if i can restrain myself one day i'd liek to see what kind of SOT i can really get lol
    06-01-2015 01:06 PM
  3. mhettrich's Avatar
    Good to know! I'll be putting mine through the paces today. Hopefully I get a similar experience.
    06-01-2015 01:07 PM
  4. Duncan1982's Avatar
    Its like me 3 days in I'm averaging. 4 1/2 to 5+ which is awesome (but yet some still complain with this average)

    Dont know why & it has quick charge

    One cant really complain right 😜

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    06-01-2015 01:26 PM
  5. moysauce's Avatar
    Weird. I have a Sprint G4 and the battery life is underwhelming. With almost 6 hours of usage on battery, i only got 2 hours left. Moderate use. Appears that GPS set to high accuracy totally drains this thing. I set it back to battery saver.
    The device doesn't seem to automatically toggle for the apps that really need GPS high accuracy setting (i.e. Google Maps)

    how do you find out the SOT on the device?
    06-01-2015 01:58 PM
  6. belodion's Avatar
    Settings, Management, Battery Usage, then touch Screen to open it.

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    06-01-2015 02:02 PM
  7. moysauce's Avatar
    I think that is a general android way to get SOT. My G4 is different. Battery usage screen just gives you usage on battery, estimated time to fully charge, and Last 3 h in use.
    06-01-2015 02:14 PM
  8. moysauce's Avatar
    30 percent drop in battery in 90 minutes? Wtf? My report on battery life so far-uploadfromtaptalk1433195132244.jpg
    06-01-2015 04:45 PM
  9. Alex_NJ's Avatar
    I'm hoping Android M will improve this even more
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    06-01-2015 05:05 PM
  10. belodion's Avatar
    I think that is a general android way to get SOT. My G4 is different. Battery usage screen just gives you usage on battery, estimated time to fully charge, and Last 3 h in use.
    But in your screenshot, where it says Battery Use Details, can't you scroll to reveal the breakdown of what has used the battery?

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    06-01-2015 05:35 PM
  11. moysauce's Avatar
    But in your screenshot, where it says Battery Use Details, can't you scroll to reveal the breakdown of what has used the battery?

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    Yep. It said Android system was using up 30 percent. You can tap on it and it will tell you the services that it was using. I didn't look closely but didn't find anything out of the ordinary.

    After I restarted phone. The screen seems to take up the most battery. Which is expected.
    06-01-2015 09:05 PM
  12. mhettrich's Avatar
    I've got to say, my battery life has been spectacular so far compared to my S6. Granted I've only had the phone for a little over a day, but ice been off the charger since 8 am this morning and am still at 70% at about 3pm. This is with fairly heavy usage of the phone. Kudos to LG.
    GrooveRite and anon(5630457) like this.
    06-02-2015 01:48 PM
  13. scottysize's Avatar
    Took mine off the charger yesterday around 2pm. Plugged in the AT&T SIM. Now I haven't really used it much, but it hasn't been on the charger either. I've done several speed tests. Sent several Emails. Took some screen shots and some pictures. Made a few phone calls. Nothing major. Have yet to mess with any settings, so it's setup stock with everything turned on. I'm at 53% right now. I'd say that's pretty good.
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    06-02-2015 02:15 PM
  14. feedmylittletroll's Avatar
    Here's my battery life the other day. It's been pretty good so far.
    Attached Thumbnails My report on battery life so far-1433300215719.jpg  
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    06-02-2015 09:57 PM
  15. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    On my S6 Edge I averaged about 3-3.5 hours SoT and this was done through toggling off many settings and features.
    You should never have to turn off standard features on a phone just to get 3-3.5 hours of SoT, which I am also averaging on my S6. I am highly suspicious of anyone who claims they get 5+ hours of SoT on the S6/S6 edge, especially with only a 2550/2600 mAh battery.

    I'm really glad the G4 is doing so much better while allowing you to leave the standard features turned on.
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    06-02-2015 10:17 PM
  16. moysauce's Avatar
    I've got to say, my battery life has been spectacular so far compared to my S6. Granted I've only had the phone for a little over a day, but ice been off the charger since 8 am this morning and am still at 70% at about 3pm. This is with fairly heavy usage of the phone. Kudos to LG.
    Wth? How the hell are you achieving this? Carrier?
    06-02-2015 10:29 PM
  17. moysauce's Avatar
    Here's my battery life the other day. It's been pretty good so far.
    So it's at 10 percent after how many hours? Screen on time of over 6 hours? What on earth am I doing wrong?
    06-02-2015 10:31 PM
  18. AZwldcats's Avatar
    30 percent drop in battery in 90 minutes? Wtf? Click image for larger version. 

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    Don't you mean 30% use in 180 minutes?
    06-02-2015 11:01 PM
  19. moysauce's Avatar
    Don't you mean 30% use in 180 minutes?
    That's not how I am reading the graph. Each block is an hour I think. Reading from peak at 80 percent dropping down to about 50 percent which is 1.5 blocks = 1.5 hours.

    Unless I am wrong?
    06-02-2015 11:23 PM
  20. moysauce's Avatar
    Just looked at battery usage graph. 18 percent drop over 3 hours good?
    06-02-2015 11:26 PM
  21. scottysize's Avatar
    I took mine off the charger Monday at 2pm. Still going this morning.

    My report on battery life so far-screenshot_2015-06-03-05-44-59.jpg

    I will probably not have to charge it until tonight. Now, keep in mind, WiFi's on and connected to work and home, and I haven't really used it much.
    06-03-2015 05:47 AM
  22. maybish's Avatar
    I don't understand how you guys are getting such great battery life?!!? Although it is an improvement over the s3 I'm a bit disappointed. Thought I'd get at least 12 hours battery life. Think the longest I've had was about 10 hours.

    Sent from my VS986
    06-03-2015 08:25 AM
  23. Strawdawg2013's Avatar
    Have you looked at the battery consumption and checked to see if there was a particular app that was using the battery unduly-or if it seemed to be the screen, etc?

    I'm sure by now you have powered it on and off

    If nothing else, get the free battery via the offer and see if it does better. Sometimes, batteries are not up to snuff.
    06-03-2015 08:51 AM
  24. maybish's Avatar
    Yeah seems to be the screen taking up most of the battery. I try to keep it as low as possible but when you're outside turning it all the way is a must.

    I did sign up for the free battery with LG. Haven't heard anything though.

    Sent from my VS986
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    06-03-2015 09:05 AM
  25. Almeuit's Avatar
    I don't understand how you guys are getting such great battery life?!!? Although it is an improvement over the s3 I'm a bit disappointed. Thought I'd get at least 12 hours battery life. Think the longest I've had was about 10 hours.

    Sent from my VS986
    Post some pictures of your battery stats and we may be able to find the culprit.
    06-03-2015 10:49 AM
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