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  1. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    I know this isn't the most reliable way to measure battery life because some people have better connections, use WiFi and BT and such. But just for fun, what are you working with?

    I've been tinkering here and there with my phone based on how I want it to work. Today I had 2 hours of SOT with 69% left. I don't know if that will further translate to being 5ish, but the most I've got was 5h30m. Before, I was getting around 4-4h45m.
    12-20-2016 06:17 PM
  2. djepperson1's Avatar
    I know this isn't the most reliable way to measure battery life because some people have better connections, use WiFi and BT and such. But just for fun, what are you working with?

    I've been tinkering here and there with my phone based on how I want it to work. Today I had 2 hours of SOT with 69% left. I don't know if that will further translate to being 5ish, but the most I've got was 5h30m. Before, I was getting around 4-4h45m.
    I usually get 5 to 5h30m. I have Bluetooth on all day connected to a fitbit charge 2. Sprint also upgraded our towers recently so now we great service.
    12-20-2016 06:34 PM
  3. jdfry15's Avatar
    My battery life seems to be going down hill the last week or so. I was getting 5 hours to 5.5 hours regularly. Now I'm right around 4 to 4.5. I had one day last week where I was really busy with work and had a lot of calls and I got 2.5 hours which I can't deal with. I ultimately sold my V10 because I would only get 3 to 3.5 hours. I don't know why but for what these phones cost I always have it in my head that I need at least 4.5 hours for me to stick with a phone.
    12-20-2016 06:37 PM
  4. jmssarno's Avatar
    I usually get about 3.5 - 4.5 SOT depending on usage. WiFi/Data/Bluetooth/etc...
    I usually charge my phone when it hits 20 - 25%
    12-20-2016 08:24 PM
  5. ajb1965's Avatar
    I average around 10-12 hours total on battery time with about 4.5 hours SOT. Full location, Wifi, BT, yada yada. I don't turn anything off but I keep my screen at 38%.
    12-20-2016 08:32 PM
  6. mylgt1's Avatar
    When I had the phone I was getting about 5:45 to 6.5 hours on a regular basis mostly on wifi and mediocre cell signal. Max sot I ever had was 7:20
    12-20-2016 09:06 PM
  7. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    You guys are lucky.. What the heck. Hahah
    12-21-2016 12:56 AM
  8. Infiniti14's Avatar
    I get a pretty consistent 4-4.5 hours SOT.
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    12-21-2016 01:29 AM
  9. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    4-6 hours of SOT? What brightness are you using? I guess I've never really tested this phone yet but I generally have the brightness up to around 60-70%. I doubt I could get 5 hours of SOT with brightness that high.
    12-21-2016 08:04 AM
  10. anon(903870)'s Avatar
    Ill have to charge to 100 and drain to 0 and try this out. I feel like Im getting 3 hours of SOT regularly

    What kind of Screen on Time are you getting on the V20?-svicxrq.png
    12-21-2016 09:20 AM
  11. sswitzer's Avatar
    Personally, I've stopped worrying about SOT. If you listen to lots of music or cast Netflix (or whatever) you'll get less SOT. If you do lots of Android Auto (or other nav) you'll get less SOT. If you do lots of email, facebook, etc., you'll get more SOT. My main touch point is average % discharge per hour - typically around 3%. If I get 7% per hour, it's usually from Android Auto for long periods. Good apps for this type of measuring are AccuBattery, and to a lesser extent GSAM.

    (Note: those percentages are just me... I'm happy with my discharge rate based on what I do with my phone. That's the key thing.)

    First screenshot is my current discharge session:


    Second screenshot is the last 7 days:
    12-21-2016 09:32 AM
  12. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    That's why I like that app.. But as my first post stated.. I was just curious for fun..
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    12-21-2016 06:45 PM
  13. Aquila's Avatar
    Ill have to charge to 100 and drain to 0 and try this out. I feel like Im getting 3 hours of SOT regularly

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    Zero percent is a good way to damage the battery - it's third in line to the worst things you can do to a battery, behind excessive temperatures and physical damage.
    12-22-2016 02:48 PM
  14. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Personally, I've stopped worrying about SOT. If you listen to lots of music or cast Netflix (or whatever) you'll get less SOT. If you do lots of Android Auto (or other nav) you'll get less SOT. If you do lots of email, facebook, etc., you'll get more SOT. My main touch point is average % discharge per hour - typically around 3%. If I get 7% per hour, it's usually from Android Auto for long periods. Good apps for this type of measuring are AccuBattery, and to a lesser extent GSAM.

    (Note: those percentages are just me... I'm happy with my discharge rate based on what I do with my phone. That's the key thing.)

    First screenshot is my current discharge session:
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...67126a7640.jpg

    Second screenshot is the last 7 days:
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...b4bff07fd3.jpg
    When I use Android Auto I'm plugged into my car
    12-22-2016 03:15 PM
  15. sswitzer's Avatar
    When I use Android Auto I'm plugged into my car
    I use it as a "stand alone" app, without plugging into my car (an older truck), using a windshield mount to see the screen. It's great: reads out my texts, nav help, driving friendly Spotify. But... it eats up battery like crazy.
    12-22-2016 03:38 PM
  16. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    Hey I didn't name it this. Hahaha
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    12-22-2016 03:47 PM
  17. Brjlk's Avatar
    I use it as a "stand alone" app, without plugging into my car (an older truck), using a windshield mount to see the screen. It's great: reads out my texts, nav help, driving friendly Spotify. But... it eats up battery like crazy.
    I have 2 wall plugged wireless chargers & one car mounted wireless charger which I used for my Note 2. Never needed to charge by plugging-in the USB port. I top up continually by putting the phone on the wireless charger when not making a call, so I get 24 hours of SOT

    I will soon receive an USB-c wireless sticker which I will plug into the USB port. I use SyncMe to wirelessly transfer files.

    BTW apart for charging & transferring files, what's the use of the USB port?
    12-22-2016 05:46 PM
  18. sswitzer's Avatar
    Hey I didn't name it this. Hahaha
    Gremlins at work
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    12-22-2016 09:30 PM
  19. Drjoeshmoe's Avatar
    Zerolemon.....I'm on my first charge....at 18% battery...almost 11 hours sot....I am sure the phone is still learning the battery...and the last percent will be a long one.

    I am guessing at 5% my screen will auto dim....anyone know if the v20 has an option to turn that feature off?.


    yeah the zerolemon is big...but my big hands love it.
    01-22-2017 09:28 PM
  20. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    Zerolemon.....I'm on my first charge....at 18% battery...almost 11 hours sot....I am sure the phone is still learning the battery...and the last percent will be a long one.

    I am guessing at 5% my screen will auto dim....anyone know if the v20 has an option to turn that feature off?.


    yeah the zerolemon is big...but my big hands love it.
    wow that's amazing.
    01-23-2017 12:06 PM
  21. Axi6Ne8us's Avatar
    01-24-2017 09:52 PM
  22. thunder18's Avatar
    Just over 7 hours
    Attached Thumbnails What kind of Screen on Time are you getting on the V20?-capture-_2017-01-03-02-30-48.jpg  
    01-25-2017 10:01 PM
  23. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    Just over 7 hours
    Your pic didn't work for me. But wow.
    01-27-2017 02:54 AM
  24. flyingkytez's Avatar
    On average, I get between 4-6 hours SOT. It really depends on what apps I'm using at the time and the screen brightness. My screen brightness is usually on manual at around 20%. I could say I usually get a solid 5.5 hours SOT.
    01-28-2017 12:32 PM
  25. flyingkytez's Avatar
    My battery life seems to be going down hill the last week or so. I was getting 5 hours to 5.5 hours regularly. Now I'm right around 4 to 4.5. I had one day last week where I was really busy with work and had a lot of calls and I got 2.5 hours which I can't deal with. I ultimately sold my V10 because I would only get 3 to 3.5 hours. I don't know why but for what these phones cost I always have it in my head that I need at least 4.5 hours for me to stick with a phone.
    Happened to me. Try clearing the cache and watch it go back up. (SETTINGS > GENERAL > SMART CLEANING)
    jdfry15 likes this.
    01-28-2017 12:36 PM

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