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  1. robertopod1968's Avatar
    If everybody was getting 8 hours of screen time using the phone the way they use it then nobody would be complaining. (Will maybe some) But it clearly doesn't work that way for everyone. It's up to the purchaser to decide if they can live with the battery, cut back on some things or get something with better battery life

    Sent from my XT1058 using Tapatalk 4
    09-03-2013 09:31 PM
  2. qnet's Avatar
    I'm actually happy with the battery life so far. I usually don't use 3+ hours of screen time, only when I'm setting things up. So far the Moto X just seems like every other Android phone, maybe a little above average battery time for it's size. I will know better after a few charge cycles. I have a feeling the standby time is going to be incredible, which is good for me.

    My screen time is posted on the previous page.
    09-03-2013 09:38 PM
  3. andog88's Avatar
    Why don't I see Chrome on top of anyone's battery usage list except mine? Do none of you browse the web?
    09-03-2013 10:08 PM
  4. akhi216's Avatar
    Why don't I see Chrome on top of anyone's battery usage list except mine? Do none of you browse the web?
    That is probably due to the fact that there is an app for almost everything.

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    09-03-2013 10:38 PM
  5. bp3dots's Avatar
    After my first day at work. Keeping in mind that my office is a black hole of signal, this is awesome. My GS3 lasted about 3 hours unless I put it in airplane mode. To be able to keep my phone on is amazing. Judging by what's left, I'll be able to carry through, even if I go out after work and forget to use my car charger, or charge any at work. (Yes, I know screen on is small, but I'm working at work, so that's no biggie for me.)

    Edit: I did leave wifi (no connection at work though) and bluetooth on, auto brightness.

    Moto X Battery Life-screenshot_2013-09-03-22-27-47.pngMoto X Battery Life-screenshot_2013-09-03-22-27-58.pngMoto X Battery Life-screenshot_2013-09-03-22-27-51.png
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    09-03-2013 10:41 PM
  6. hockeydude35's Avatar
    After my first day at work. Keeping in mind that my office is a black hole of signal, this is awesome. My GS3 lasted about 3 hours unless I put it in airplane mode. To be able to keep my phone on is amazing. Judging by what's left, I'll be able to carry through, even if I go out after work and forget to use my car charger, or charge any at work. (Yes, I know screen on is small, but I'm working at work, so that's no biggie for me.)

    Edit: I did leave wifi (no connection at work though) and bluetooth on, auto brightness.
    Based on some of the other results I've been seeing, I'm wondering if you could do even better than this. Android OS is using a pretty high percentage of your battery, it seems. You may want to see if it's doing something odd. That's still a pretty big battery plunge for 13 hours. With that little usage, I'd think you'd still be well above 50%.
    09-03-2013 10:52 PM
  7. bp3dots's Avatar
    Based on some of the other results I've been seeing, I'm wondering if you could do even better than this. Android OS is using a pretty high percentage of your battery, it seems. You may want to see if it's doing something odd. That's still a pretty big battery plunge for 13 hours. With that little usage, I'd think you'd still be well above 50%.
    I think signal strength is the worst of it. It bounces back and forth a lot. The X holds better than my GS3, but it still takes a toll. I'll kee digging around in it. But for a 0 effort attempt, this worked out.

    Edit: The Android Os percentage drop rapidly once I get back to usnig the phone more often, so the fact that I'm not using it much diring the day adds to the inflated appearance of its use.
    09-03-2013 11:06 PM
  8. tonymhoffman's Avatar
    I think signal strength is the worst of it. It bounces back and forth a lot. The X holds better than my GS3, but it still takes a toll. I'll kee digging around in it. But for a 0 effort attempt, this worked out.

    Edit: The Android Os percentage drop rapidly once I get back to usnig the phone more often, so the fact that I'm not using it much diring the day adds to the inflated appearance of its use.
    I told someone in another forum my gs3 only last 4-6hrs with use and standby and he told me I was lying. Haha. Glad to see another user that couldn't get any time out of his gs3

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    09-03-2013 11:13 PM
  9. bp3dots's Avatar
    I told someone in another forum my gs3 only last 4-6hrs with use and standby and he told me I was lying. Haha. Glad to see another user that couldn't get any time out of his gs3

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    Quite the contrary. Only at my office was my GS3 bad on battery.

    Moto X Battery Life-px55wdg.pngMoto X Battery Life-orgln0n.png

    That's the no Wifi shots from my off days.
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    09-03-2013 11:25 PM
  10. grooks's Avatar
    5 hours on Wifi
    10 hours on LTE.
    I could definitely get 5-6 hours of screen on time.

    For those who are not experiencing great battery life, you may need to look at the any widgets that are updating in the background. Also, some apps like music streaming will drain the battery even though you are not getting screen on time which may sway numbers a little. I actually have a few widgets running but only update once every 2 hours.

    Sent from my Moto X
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    09-03-2013 11:50 PM
  11. hockeydude35's Avatar
    Looking good! Thanks for the post. What did your usage look like? What kind of activities were you doing with the screen on?
    09-04-2013 12:01 AM
  12. grooks's Avatar
    Looking good! Thanks for the post. What did your usage look like? What kind of activities were you doing with the screen on?
    A few texts and emails. Reading news through Feedly. Reading forum posts through Tapatalk. Some Google Now searches. I have a widget for Mint and Google Now on my home screen.

    Sent from my Moto X
    09-04-2013 12:22 AM
  13. andog88's Avatar
    i browse a lot, chrome is usually always second on my list right under "screen" for battery usage which is why i get about 3 hours-3 and half hours of screen time max. and i have yet to see others with chrome right up their on the list which is why they probably get 5-7 hours of screen time because chrome drains battery.
    09-04-2013 03:36 AM
  14. tonymhoffman's Avatar
    Here's a question and my approach to batteries has always been old school because of the old NiMH days where you did a full discharge and recharge 3 times before you just plug into charge whenever.

    Is there a method for newer ion batteries that is optimal if any at all? When my moto gets in next week I'd like to make sure I'm doing all I can to get good battery.

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-04-2013 04:26 AM
  15. duke1231's Avatar
    I just bought this phone on monday, and monday night into tuesday, I charged it. This morning when I got up and took my phone off the charger, it said on the screen that battery is refreshed. It didn't say that the first morning. Also, new to Android, and I was wondering how you guys are taking screen shots?
    09-04-2013 04:59 AM
  16. brooke007's Avatar
    yes i agree...moto x gives good battery life... i am thinking of buying it.
    09-04-2013 06:08 AM
  17. Rigelian's Avatar
    To take a screen shot on the Moto X hold the power button and the volume down for three seconds.

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    09-04-2013 07:54 AM
  18. sunburned's Avatar
    Did some Chive reading in the morning, but I only do a little bit of Gchatting during the work day since I'm not really allowed to use the phone. Then went on a long bike ride after work, so didn't use the phone much except a text or two. Got home after maybe 14 hours with more than 50% battery and decided to see how fast I could drain the rest of the juice. Started heavily browsing blogs, watched a few HD YouTube vids and scrolled through as many pic heavy websites as I could find. All on LTE, purposely no WiFi. This was the result when I went to bed. The same use would have destroyed my Rezound battery. Actually, it probably would have been dead before I got home.

    Oh, and after a 12 minute YouTube video, the phone wasn't even warm to the touch. It was only after I flew through a bunch of pic heavy websites that it warmed up just a tad.

    Sent from my XT1060 using AC Forums mobile app
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    09-04-2013 07:57 AM
  19. thegrants82's Avatar
    Did some Chive reading in the morning, but I only do a little bit of Gchatting during the work day since I'm not really allowed to use the phone. Then went on a long bike ride after work, so didn't use the phone much except a text or two. Got home after maybe 14 hours with more than 50% battery and decided to see how fast I could drain the rest of the juice. Started heavily browsing blogs, watched a few HD YouTube vids and scrolled through as many pic heavy websites as I could find. All on LTE, purposely no WiFi. This was the result when I went to bed. The same use would have destroyed my Rezound battery. Actually, it probably would have been dead before I got home.

    Oh, and after a 12 minute YouTube video, the phone wasn't even warm to the touch. It was only after I flew through a bunch of pic heavy websites that it warmed up just a tad.

    Sent from my XT1060 using AC Forums mobile app
    Nice!

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-04-2013 08:26 AM
  20. garublador's Avatar
    Is there a method for newer ion batteries that is optimal if any at all? When my moto gets in next week I'd like to make sure I'm doing all I can to get good battery.
    Li-Ion batteries are rated with a number of "charge cycles" which is charging the battery from 0% to 100%. You'll get twice as many cycles if you charge from 50% to 100% and five times as many if you charge from 80% to 100%. The optimum way to use it is to not let it drain any more than you have to. Realistically, just don't drain it all the way on purpose and charge it while you sleep. There's no need to take it off the charger when it gets to 100%, you'll probably extend the life if you do leave it on because that's time where the battery isn't draining and isn't charging, which will minimize the number of charge cycles you use.

    People might list a bunch of battery voodoo you "should" do, but most of it will be obsolete advice. Li-Ion battery charging circuits have come a long way in the past 10-15 years.

    FWIW, between my wife and I we've had 4 Android phones, have just charged them at night when we sleep and haven't had any battery issues. Considering this phone is designed to use as little battery as possible it's probably easier on batteries than most other smart phones.
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    09-04-2013 10:07 AM
  21. lostaggie's Avatar
    My phone is losing 3 to 4% per hour just sitting. Both wifi and Bluetooth are on but the signal is great for wifi and phone. This seems excessive to me...
    09-04-2013 11:10 AM
  22. Ultrapale's Avatar
    Stats from yesterday. Total time does not include the 8 hours I had it turned off at work,the on screen time seems to be what I have been averaging.
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    09-04-2013 11:50 AM
  23. Aquila's Avatar
    Li-Ion batteries are rated with a number of "charge cycles" which is charging the battery from 0% to 100%. You'll get twice as many cycles if you charge from 50% to 100% and five times as many if you charge from 80% to 100%. The optimum way to use it is to not let it drain any more than you have to. Realistically, just don't drain it all the way on purpose and charge it while you sleep. There's no need to take it off the charger when it gets to 100%, you'll probably extend the life if you do leave it on because that's time where the battery isn't draining and isn't charging, which will minimize the number of charge cycles you use.

    People might list a bunch of battery voodoo you "should" do, but most of it will be obsolete advice. Li-Ion battery charging circuits have come a long way in the past 10-15 years.

    FWIW, between my wife and I we've had 4 Android phones, have just charged them at night when we sleep and haven't had any battery issues. Considering this phone is designed to use as little battery as possible it's probably easier on batteries than most other smart phones.
    Add... Absolutely do not let these things die, especially on purpose.

    Nexus. Through spacetime.
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    09-04-2013 12:39 PM
  24. grooks's Avatar
    Add... Absolutely do not let these things die, especially on purpose.

    Nexus. Through spacetime.
    Agreed. I try to not let my battery get below 20%.
    09-04-2013 01:16 PM
  25. lostaggie's Avatar
    My phone is losing 3 to 4% per hour just sitting. Both wifi and Bluetooth are on but the signal is great for wifi and phone. This seems excessive to me...
    So they had me clear some cache in the boot up menu... We shall see...
    09-04-2013 02:01 PM
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