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  1. Traprock's Avatar
    I picked up an X yesterday to replace my Droid Bionic. I settled on the X because of many reviews which despite the small internal battery alluded to very good battery life due to low powered hardware and features. This was expected to improve while once it updated from JB to KK.
    Upon activation it went through its many updates including getting KIT-KAT, but battery life seems a bit troubling. I went into settings and did some of the power saving features like lowering brightness and disabling GPS. Any other important features I should look at which could be bleeding battery power?

    Thanks
    11-22-2013 10:51 AM
  2. sooner7's Avatar
    Give it a week to settle in to your usage habits. The X has pretty good battery life.

    My girlfriend just got the G2 and the battery was terrible for the first week but I kept telling her to wait it out and check suspicious apps, now she is getting optimal battery life.
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    11-22-2013 10:53 AM
  3. tonymhoffman's Avatar
    I picked up an X yesterday to replace my Droid Bionic. I settled on the X because of many reviews which despite the small internal battery alluded to very good battery life due to low powered hardware and features. This was expected to improve while once it updated from JB to KK.
    Upon activation it went through its many updates including getting KIT-KAT, but battery life seems a bit troubling. I went into settings and did some of the power saving features like lowering brightness and disabling GPS. Any other important features I should look at which could be bleeding battery power?

    Thanks
    What are the stats..?

    Hard to say its troubling then not give any details about your cell signal, screen shots, screen time, total use etc...

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    11-22-2013 11:13 AM
  4. davidnc's Avatar
    How has your battery life been so far? Screen on time?
    How much stuff you got syncing?
    The battery life for me has been the best of any of my previous 4 android phones.
    As mentioned give it a few battery cycles to break in. I'm sure you know getting a new phone ya on on it longer then you realize just messing with stuff .


    sent from Moto X
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    11-22-2013 11:16 AM
  5. Paisley's Avatar
    Don't worry. i'm on my 3rd moto, and each time day 1 - 2 had me worried, by day 3 and 4 my battery life was better then very good.

    I use wakelock detector to find out what apps tend to be a little active.
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    11-22-2013 11:24 AM
  6. Traprock's Avatar
    I realize I didn't give a whole lot of details as I haven't had a normal days usage yet. I got it mid day then the usual updating and charging and fiddling with it. Today should be a better experience to judge by. I am working this weekend and that will be the biggest test.
    I'll post a battery statshot at the end of the day. When I had checked it last night before bed, it was the display with the largest draw on the battery. So far today it is the Android sys with display following second.
    11-22-2013 11:24 AM
  7. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I am inclined to agree with davidnc. My X stomps all over any other Android I have had. My S3 at best with AOSP Slim and 50% brightness got me 10 hours with 30% remaining. My X gets that without batting an eye (or processor??? ).

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    I realize I didn't give a whole lot of details as I haven't had a normal days usage yet. I got it mid day then the usual updating and charging and fiddling with it. Today should be a better experience to judge by. I am working this weekend and that will be the biggest test.
    I'll post a battery statshot at the end of the day. When I had checked it last night before bed, it was the display with the largest draw on the battery. So far today it is the Android sys with display following second.
    Any new battery will take a few days/charge cycles to get into the swing of things.
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    11-22-2013 11:25 AM
  8. Johnly's Avatar
    I picked up an X yesterday to replace my Droid Bionic. I settled on the X because of many reviews which despite the small internal battery alluded to very good battery life due to low powered hardware and features. This was expected to improve while once it updated from JB to KK.
    Upon activation it went through its many updates including getting KIT-KAT, but battery life seems a bit troubling. I went into settings and did some of the power saving features like lowering brightness and disabling GPS. Any other important features I should look at which could be bleeding battery power?

    Thanks
    Had a Moto X for two weeks. It never made it through the day like my note 2, and my note 3 (which barely makes it) but I was okay plugging it in while driving and at work. I would just accept that and get a spare charger. True story.
    11-22-2013 11:45 AM
  9. Ry's Avatar
    I picked up an X yesterday to replace my Droid Bionic. I settled on the X because of many reviews which despite the small internal battery alluded to very good battery life due to low powered hardware and features. This was expected to improve while once it updated from JB to KK.
    Upon activation it went through its many updates including getting KIT-KAT, but battery life seems a bit troubling. I went into settings and did some of the power saving features like lowering brightness and disabling GPS. Any other important features I should look at which could be bleeding battery power?

    Thanks
    You're going to use the phone heavily while setting it up.
    11-22-2013 11:49 AM
  10. mkreef's Avatar
    Usage varies obviously, but if I don't plug it in at night I get ~24 hours. I'm at 20 hours now with 20% battery left.

    General battery question: My understanding is it is better to recharge these batteries frequently rather than letting them fully drain before recharging? Is that correct?
    11-22-2013 12:30 PM
  11. ShoelerDroid's Avatar
    Had a Moto X for two weeks. It never made it through the day like my note 2, and my note 3 (which barely makes it) but I was okay plugging it in while driving and at work. I would just accept that and get a spare charger. True story.
    The place where this phone, like most others, is hampered is low signal. If you don't have a decently strong signal the radio has to transmit at much higher wattages. I get 16 hours or more every day. :-) But I work downtown and have great signal at home and work.

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    11-22-2013 12:39 PM
  12. KWKSLVR's Avatar
    I've only had mine for a couple of days. Yesterday I had 2 hours on screen, 1 hour of phone calls and 16 hours unplugged. I plugged it up @ 30%. This is all after updating to KitKat and a "high" Android OS usage.

    Check apps and widgets. If they are updating on the their own a lot, change your settings.

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    11-22-2013 12:49 PM
  13. davidnc's Avatar

    I use wakelock detector to find out what apps tend to be a little active.
    Just so you know wakelock detector ,Gsam Battery monitor are not working on Kit Kat right now


    sent from Moto X
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    11-22-2013 12:52 PM
  14. grooks's Avatar
    General battery question: My understanding is it is better to recharge these batteries frequently rather than letting them fully drain before recharging? Is that correct?
    I typically don't let my battery fall below 20%. I've heard that frequently discharging the battery to 0% or close to it has a negative effect over the long term.

    Also, don't keep topping off the battery throughout the day. If you are going to unplug the phone at least let it run down to 50 or 60% before plugging in again.
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    11-22-2013 01:28 PM
  15. ShoelerDroid's Avatar
    I typically don't let my battery fall below 20%. I've heard that frequently discharging the battery to 0% or close to it has a negative effect over the long term.

    Also, don't keep topping off the battery throughout the day. If you are going to unplug the phone at least let it run down to 50 or 60% before plugging in again.
    Not true at all. That's for old battery technology. Li-ion is best not kept at 100% and charge it whenever you feel like it. Just best to keep it in a state of discharge rather than fully charged.

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    11-22-2013 02:34 PM
  16. jephanie's Avatar
    Just so you know wakelock detector ,Gsam Battery monitor are working on Kit Kat right now\
    You mean are not working.
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    11-22-2013 02:41 PM
  17. Paisley's Avatar
    Not true at all. That's for old battery technology. Li-ion is best not kept at 100% and charge it whenever you feel like it. Just best to keep it in a state of discharge rather than fully charged.

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    But also not often let go to close to total discharge. i like 20-85. lol. I've even gotten into the habit of charging via my usb so it slow charges, having read that helps long term battery life *shrug*
    11-22-2013 02:47 PM
  18. davidnc's Avatar
    You mean are not working.
    Good catch. I fixed it.
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    11-22-2013 02:56 PM
  19. jephanie's Avatar
    Good catch. I fixed it.
    I got yer back.
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    11-22-2013 04:07 PM
  20. sc4fpse's Avatar
    There seems to be some serious battery problems on KitKat. Battery was a heck of a lot better on 4.2. Hopefully Motorola addresses these issues quickly.
    11-22-2013 06:07 PM
  21. jephanie's Avatar
    There seems to be some serious battery problems on KitKat. Battery was a heck of a lot better on 4.2. Hopefully Motorola addresses these issues quickly.
    My battery life seems unchanged or even just a slight bit better since the update.
    11-22-2013 06:26 PM
  22. Ry's Avatar
    I came off a Bionic. I had the OEM battery, plus an extended OEM battery and two Hyperion aftermarket batteries.

    I don't worry about my Moto X battery at all.

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    11-22-2013 08:15 PM
  23. Ry's Avatar
    There seems to be some serious battery problems on KitKat. Battery was a heck of a lot better on 4.2. Hopefully Motorola addresses these issues quickly.
    Not with mine.

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    11-22-2013 08:16 PM
  24. Johnly's Avatar
    The place where this phone, like most others, is hampered is low signal. If you don't have a decently strong signal the radio has to transmit at much higher wattages. I get 16 hours or more every day. :-) But I work downtown and have great signal at home and work.

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    I don't work in an environment with a good signal. That really didn't bother the Moto X more than any other phone. It was screen on time. I use mine pretty heavy on certain days and need 5+ hours on screen time. The Moto X stopped at about 3.5 for me. No big deal as I will likely get a Moto x, and I won't mind charging it to get me though the long days.
    11-22-2013 11:52 PM
  25. KentuckyHouse's Avatar
    There seems to be some serious battery problems on KitKat. Battery was a heck of a lot better on 4.2. Hopefully Motorola addresses these issues quickly.
    Based on what?

    My battery is unchanged and possibly better on 4.4 than 4.2.2. This stuff of people crying the sky is falling after a major update gets old fast. Did you ever stop to think your battery APPEARS to be worse (but actually isn't) because you're playing with the phone more after a big update, checking out all the new things Kit Kat brings? People will say they aren't, but it's more likely they are and just don't realize it.

    Relax, the battery is the same or better. Just use the phone and stop worrying.

    Sent from my Moto X
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    11-23-2013 12:34 AM
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