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  1. spydersilk's Avatar
    I hate battery life threads, but I got my G7 Thurs afternoon and battery has been pretty disappointing.
    Unfortunately under battery, the LG home launcher is the biggest culprit, at times showing as 30%. Even if I'm using a different launcher it still shows up number 1 on the list.

    I'm guessing there is a way to use ADB to debloat or disable some of the apps.

    Aside from that, really happy with the phone.
    recDNA likes this.
    06-02-2018 02:57 AM
  2. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    You are not the only one, Tom's Guide seems to be seeing the same thing with their G7
    https://www.tomsguide.com/us/lg-g7-t...view-5390.html
    recDNA likes this.
    06-02-2018 04:33 AM
  3. spydersilk's Avatar
    I had the v30 prior and was pretty pleased with battery life on that.
    Hopefully things just settle in and battery gets better.
    idon12no likes this.
    06-02-2018 05:42 AM
  4. sushiguy732's Avatar
    I had the v30 prior and was pretty pleased with battery life on that.
    Hopefully things just settle in and battery gets better.
    Can I ask why did you decide to go from the V30 to the G7? From what I understand there is no real benefit which is why I was struggling with the decision myself.
    06-02-2018 07:01 AM
  5. spydersilk's Avatar
    Can I ask why did you decide to go from the V30 to the G7? From what I understand there is no real benefit which is why I was struggling with the decision myself.
    I got the v30 back in October. My wife at the time had the Moto z2. After a few months, she wanted the v30 so we swapped. I'm not a big Samsung fan and despite the bum deal I think LG gets, I like the phones they make.
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    06-02-2018 07:12 AM
  6. sjgoten6's Avatar
    how did the note 8 get better battery life than s9 plus? s9 plus has bigger battery and better software optimization with the SD845 (unless this was the other chipset)
    recDNA likes this.
    06-02-2018 11:18 AM
  7. bhatech's Avatar
    Yesterday wasn't a full day, and spent time setting up the phone etc. Now that everything is set up, charged it up full overnight, I'll see how it does in terms of battery life today. I have plenty of other phones lying around so will be comparing to them. If it gets thru the day then no issues.
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    06-02-2018 11:40 AM
  8. bhatech's Avatar
    how did the note 8 get better battery life than s9 plus? s9 plus has bigger battery and better software optimization with the SD845 (unless this was the other chipset)
    Yeah that's surprising and not my experience having used both of them. Most of these tests are not normal usage tests I believe, it's running videos continuously, doing certain things in a loop etc. Doesn't take into account how some phones handle standby, various network conditions, memory management etc.
    While these tests are useful and give some reference point, it's not the whole story.
    06-02-2018 11:43 AM
  9. bhatech's Avatar
    Been using from morning, so far promising start. Will see how it ends.

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    06-02-2018 01:07 PM
  10. neil74's Avatar
    Have only been using mine for 24 hours so still settling in but I'd say that battery is a mixed bag so far. Standby is decent and better than the S9+ but it does seem to drop a little more under actual use. Better though than the smaller S9 on both counts

    Overall I think battery looks fine albeit certainly not as great as some bigger phones.
    idon12no and Integrazimmy like this.
    06-03-2018 03:36 AM
  11. spydersilk's Avatar
    Down 23% in 6.5 hours just sitting on my table while I sleep.
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    06-03-2018 05:13 AM
  12. bhatech's Avatar
    Couldn't test all the way till zero yesterday but at around 4.30 PM yesterday still 37% still left with close to 5hrs SOT.

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    06-03-2018 08:58 AM
  13. Racing24's Avatar
    Couldn't test all the way till zero yesterday but at around 4.30 PM yesterday still 37% still left with close to 5hrs SOT.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...6a042f3c3b.jpg
    Interesting. I notice that your battery usage starts don't show Google Play Services. On my G7, Google Play Services is taking up a big Chuck on my battery.
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    06-03-2018 01:35 PM
  14. bhatech's Avatar
    Interesting. I notice that your battery usage starts don't show Google Play Services. On my G7, Google Play Services is taking up a big Chuck on my battery.
    Hmm yeah not sure, I tried to check in my other phones as well and I didn't see Google play services show up on any of them. Also, I'm not doing anything different. My google account sync is all set to default automatic, location services set to high accuracy. Basically everything left at the setting how it came out of the box just like all my other phones.


    Also, for what it's worth I'm on play services beta from long time. Not sure if that makes a difference.

    06-03-2018 01:39 PM
  15. Racing24's Avatar
    Hmm yeah not sure, I tried to check in my other phones as well and I didn't see Google play services show up on any of them. Also, I'm not doing anything different. My google account sync is all set to default automatic, location services set to high accuracy. Basically everything left at it came out of the box just like all my other phones.


    Also, for what it's worth I'm on play services beta from long time. Not sure if that makes a difference.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...777a934f8f.jpg
    Interesting. How does one get on the Beta? I might have to give it a shot because compared to other Android phones I own, the Play Services drain on the G7 is unusually high and, frankly, disappointing.
    06-03-2018 01:43 PM
  16. bhatech's Avatar
    Interesting. How does one get on the Beta? I might have to give it a shot because compared to other Android phones I own, the Play Services drain on the G7 is unusually high and, frankly, disappointing.
    Search for Google play services from settings. Once you select Google play services, scroll all the way down and click on app details, that should take you to the Google play store. In there scroll all the way down and check if you have option to enroll into beta.

    06-03-2018 01:46 PM
  17. Racing24's Avatar
    Search for Google play services from settings. Once you select Google play services, scroll all the way down and click on app details, that should take you to the Google play store. In there scroll all the way down and check if you have option to enroll into beta.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...259a900f9c.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...26edd6458e.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...ead63d93c9.jpg
    Thank you. Just signed up and waiting for the Beta setup to finalize.
    06-03-2018 01:48 PM
  18. bhatech's Avatar
    Thank you. Just signed up and waiting for the Beta setup to finalize.
    Cool give it a shot, not sure if that will solve the issue but worth the try.
    06-03-2018 01:50 PM
  19. Racing24's Avatar
    Cool give it a shot, not sure if that will solve the issue but worth the try.
    We'll see. Thanks for your help.
    06-03-2018 01:52 PM
  20. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I wouldn't be surprised if battery life turns out to be quite average.

    A smaller-than-usual battery coupled with a bright display and a high-end processor isn't going to do wonders for battery.

    It will probably get you through a day, but don't expect more.
    gendo667 likes this.
    06-04-2018 01:26 AM
  21. mwake4goten's Avatar
    I wouldn't be surprised if battery life turns out to be quite average.

    A smaller-than-usual battery coupled with a bright display and a high-end processor isn't going to do wonders for battery.

    It will probably get you through a day, but don't expect more.
    I thought the rule of thumb was that newer chipsets/cpu provide greater efficiency than previous models that's what LG are claiming. But you're right in reality, the smaller battery with power hungry screen is going to be a drain
    06-05-2018 08:50 AM
  22. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I thought the rule of thumb was that newer chipsets/cpu provide greater efficiency than previous models that's what LG are claiming. But you're right in reality, the smaller battery with power hungry screen is going to be a drain
    That's in theory.

    But those gains are usually offset by smaller batteries and such
    06-05-2018 11:34 AM
  23. bwhick7492's Avatar
    I'm only three days in but I am getting great battery life so far. Much better than my note 8.
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    06-05-2018 02:56 PM
  24. Integrazimmy's Avatar
    I hate battery life threads, but I got my G7 Thurs afternoon and battery has been pretty disappointing.
    Unfortunately under battery, the LG home launcher is the biggest culprit, at times showing as 30%. Even if I'm using a different launcher it still shows up number 1 on the list.

    I'm guessing there is a way to use ADB to debloat or disable some of the apps.

    Aside from that, really happy with the phone.
    I don't know why you have that issue. Mines happily strolls around 10% total for the while day. I'm actually very happy with my G7's battery life and I'm a heavy user generally having 10-15 apps open and I get 5 1/2 hours of screen on time. Maybe you have downloaded apps that are causing a battery drain through the LG Home Launcher. I love the battery performance of my LG. I understand it could've been better by not reducing the battery size, but it's still better than the Galaxy S9, while sporting a bigger screen.
    Issemann likes this.
    06-06-2018 01:41 PM
  25. Nate JA's Avatar
    I put my Samsung Galaxy S8 side-by-side with my LG G7 and watch YouTube videos at the same time. My G7 has slightly better battery life than my gs8. I actually had a hard time draining my G7 even while installing updates surfing the web watching videos listening to music Etc. The only thing I haven't tested that was how well it does while using the GPS... But overall, I'm very impressed with the battery life so far. My Samsung Galaxy S8 was one of my best phones when it came to battery life, and this looks to be on par or a bit better than that... Give or take, considering the years worth of charges I have put my Samsung through so far.
    06-09-2018 05:09 PM
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