02-12-2014 09:30 AM
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  1. Dswann3's Avatar
    Ok, I'm at 25% battery after exactly 20 hours with all my settings in place. 3 hours of screen time (including taking 25 pics & 5 minutes of video), 40 minutes of calls. On 4G 2/3 of the day (mixed signal strength) with some wifi mixed in. I'm thinking that's acceptable and will make it to the 24 hour mark but still don't have all of the bells & whistles turned on. Looks like I'll be keeping it but still wish it had the staying power of the G2, although that was on JB not Kit Kat.
    01-30-2014 07:29 PM
  2. Dswann3's Avatar
    The guy in the next cube over has a Razr MAXX and loves it, but complains that he has to charge it daily now that it has received "some kinda software update" as he put it. I don't know what the Verizon MAXX is sporting now for an OS, but apparently the latest version didn't do the battery life on that beast any favors, either.
    That quote is too funny! I sometimes forget very few people even know what KitKat is or care about any of that stuff.
    01-30-2014 08:02 PM
  3. nathansnyder's Avatar
    I've noticed a drop since I've had my phone. I started on Kit Kat, and it was great, 18-19 hours with 3-3.5 screen on. Now, It's only pushing 10-12 with 1.5-2 screen on. I hear some people have been having issues since 4.4 and a future update to 4.4.2 should improve it.
    01-30-2014 08:13 PM
  4. Laineyc's Avatar
    im averaging about 18 hrs plus on a single charge I charge every night around 11pm example today i unplugged at 5am and I'm at 13.5 hrs with 40% battery life left. I have all location services on and syncs are automatic wifi always on. Throughout the day I text, use the phone send pictures read email search the web etc... it is way better than the G2 I had
    That sounds great. Mine is better than it was, but only about 12 - 13 hours at most. Location and a lot of other stuff off. At end of the day down to 5% or less. But a huge improvement over the GNex. So I'm happy.

    Sent from my XT1060 using Xparent Pink Tapatalk 2
    01-30-2014 08:23 PM
  5. drvier8's Avatar
    What did you end up going with? Another Maxx?
    Yes, I replaced the X with a Maxx. It too took a battery hit with the Kit Kat update--from ending the day (6am-11pm) at 65% to ending at 40%.
    Given my usage, environment, and expectations/experience with the Razr Maxx, i should have bought a new Maxx from the beginning.
    01-30-2014 09:53 PM
  6. davidnc's Avatar
    Anyone else? It would be nice to get some daily averages on here after Kit Kat, not just for me but for anyone else looking thru the X threads.
    Currently my Moto X has been on 12 hrs 30 minutes with a screen on time of 2 hrs and have 64% of battery left.Emails, sms messaging,phone,tweetcaster,tapatalk,web browsing
    01-31-2014 06:32 AM
  7. ETPhoneHomeT's Avatar
    Currently my Moto X has been on 12 hrs 30 minutes with a screen on time of 2 hrs and have 64% of battery left.Emails, sms messaging,phone,tweetcaster,tapatalk,web browsing
    Wow, is that typical for you? If my math is correct, that works out to 100% capacity being approximately 35 hours of battery and approximately 5.5 hours of screen on time which is great. Are you using all of the phone's features and location services or do you turn some of them off? Anything else special that you do in the settings to conserve battery? One thing that I have noticed with KitKat (but I can't remember if it was the same under JB) is that the Android OS shows up either 1st or 2nd in the battery use stats. If I use the phone more, then Screen is usually 1st and Android OS 2nd. If I use the phone less, then Android OS is first and Screen is usually 2nd. There's a lot of threads out there about Android OS eating battery under KitKat and I don't really know what falls under the Android OS umbrella.
    01-31-2014 08:01 AM
  8. natehoy's Avatar
    Put the phone on the charger last night after 18 hours and some-odd minutes. Probably about 4 hours of screen time on auto, mostly indoors so it'd be running probably at about 40% bright, and about an hour being used as WiFi hotspot on LTE (the rest of the time, it was on WiFi itself). Charge read about 14% when I plugged it in, so it easily had another hour of use left.
    01-31-2014 09:31 AM
  9. davidnc's Avatar
    Wow, is that typical for you? If my math is correct, that works out to 100% capacity being approximately 35 hours of battery and approximately 5.5 hours of screen on time which is great. Are you using all of the phone's features and location services or do you turn some of them off? Anything else special that you do in the settings to conserve battery? One thing that I have noticed with KitKat (but I can't remember if it was the same under JB) is that the Android OS shows up either 1st or 2nd in the battery use stats. If I use the phone more, then Screen is usually 1st and Android OS 2nd. If I use the phone less, then Android OS is first and Screen is usually 2nd. There's a lot of threads out there about Android OS eating battery under KitKat and I don't really know what falls under the Android OS umbrella.
    I always get over 24 hrs . I have got 36 hrs with screen on time of between 3.5-4 hrs with 13% left on Kit Kat. I forgot exactly my screen on time from full charge to almost empty , thats why I am tracking the time I get again.I use active display,touchless controls.I have nothing automatically syncing except for google wallet.I manually sync.I dont have facebook,or many social apps just tweetcaster.I mainly use SMS messaging/email as my social contacts. I dont use Google cards. I do use GPS and apps that use GPS some.I use sync my fitbit device quite a few times thoughout the day.I am an moderator on trapster so I use that app some.The other apps I use though the day are weather,tapatalk some web browsing,G+ a little, hangouts a little.I dont consider myself doing anything really special since this is how I used other android phones but didnt get the battery life I get with the Moto X.I dont have the screen brightness cranked up its is usually around 1/3 the way up unless I need to turn it higher when in sunlight but I never go above halfway even then.I usually not on longer then like 15 minutes at a time while at work but I am on and off though the work day depending on work sch.as to how often.I have use GPS/navigation for directions to deliver parts but usually have the screen off and just listen for the turn by turn directions only once and awhile turning the screen on.I have had GPS/navigation on like that for an hour at a time though.I would consider myself a medium user, up to a heavy user at times.

    To sum it up I would say is I am not on for extended periods of time ex :an hour straight unless using navigation and then screen is off most of the time once and awhile I turn the screen on to view upcoming turns .
    I keep screen brightness to where I can see but for me about 1/3 the way up works 95% of time.
    Syncing just manually
    Google Cards not used
    I have Battery saver on


    As far as Android OS I found the more I use my phone repeatably the further down the list it goes. When the phone sits idle(sleeping) is when it creeps back up .
    Status of Android OS:
    Currently it is at 13%
    CPU 46 min 30 s,
    Keep awake 31 sec

    Time phone on currently from last post above is : (Post #31)
    16 hrs 23 min.
    Screen on 2 hr. 30 min
    01-31-2014 10:21 AM
  10. Dswann3's Avatar
    I ended up going 25 hours yesterday before it died. 5.5 hours of screen time, 40 minutes of calls on a so-so 4G signal at times. Took a bunch of photos & uploaded a video or two to YouTube over wifi. Really hammered on it the last 15% and it took quite a while before it totally drained. My old RAZR would have went from 20% to zero in a blink of an eye. Not as good as some are getting on here but passable for me. I'm hoping 4.4.2 gets put out there soon and there are some updates to battery management within KitKat.
    01-31-2014 10:41 AM
  11. davidnc's Avatar
    I ended up going 25 hours yesterday before it died. 5.5 hours of screen time, 40 minutes of calls on a so-so 4G signal at times. Took a bunch of photos & uploaded a video or two to YouTube over wifi. Really hammered on it the last 15% and it took quite a while before it totally drained. My old RAZR would have went from 20% to zero in a blink of an eye. Not as good as some are getting on here but passable for me. I'm hoping 4.4.2 gets put out there soon and there are some updates to battery management within KitKat.
    I think that is pretty good
    Oh I forgot I have this set to



    sent from my Moto X
    01-31-2014 11:26 AM
  12. Dswann3's Avatar
    I think that is pretty good
    Oh I forgot I have this set to
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/01/ra5ubeba.jpg

    I have a screen off toggle that I use 99% of the time when I'm done with an activity.

    sent from my Moto X
    01-31-2014 12:36 PM
  13. natehoy's Avatar
    Today I am running a "burn-in" test of the battery, which basically means I'm keeping the screen on as much as I can. I'll edit this post to add checkpoints in case anyone is interested (and so I don't spam-bomb the thread with posts)

    Settings:

    Battery saver off.
    Screen auto (for most of the test, see below for full-bright test)
    GPS, mobile, WiFi: on (was on WiFi most of the time, 2-bar signal)
    Bluetooth, NFC: off
    Apps (at least those that I know pull data): MobileIron, TouchDown, usual Google suite including lots of activity on G+ and Hangouts, WeatherBug set to update hourly
    ALL sync options on.
    ActiveDisplay, assistant, all features are on.



    Battery at 61%
    6h 39m on battery
    Screen: 70% 3h 16m
    used mostly on WiFi, except about a half hour of being used as a WiFi hotspot on LTE

    Battery at 53%
    8h on battery
    Screen: 73% 4h 22m
    All additional time since last checkpoint on WiFi.

    Battery at 45%
    9h on battery
    Screen 75% 5h 22m
    All on WiFi since last checkpoint, as you can see screen was on the full time. Tried to keep it on a white screen mostly to maximize drain, but still on auto-bright.

    That's 8% drain with one hour of screen on. Turning screen brightness up.

    Battery at 34%
    10h on battery
    Screen 79% 6h 18m
    (NOTE: since last checkpoint I turned screen from AUTO to full-on superbright, so in just under an hour I used 11%)


    Final check-in:

    Battery at 1%
    12h 22m 15s on battery
    Screen 76% 7h 13m 37s (about 1h 15m was on super-bright, the rest on auto and probably ran about 40%)


    I must say that I've never had a phone that has had 7 hours of screen time before. Sure, the battery lasted "only" 12h 22m, but that screen-on time is IMPRESSIVE.
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    01-31-2014 01:51 PM
  14. nathansnyder's Avatar
    Can you tell us what your brightness is set to?
    01-31-2014 03:51 PM
  15. natehoy's Avatar
    Can you tell us what your brightness is set to?
    I've had it on AUTO, indoors in a well-lit flourescent office. I'd guess it's about 40%. As you can see in my notes, at the last checkpoint I cranked the screen to 100% "stun small critters" mode.
    01-31-2014 04:59 PM
  16. Dswann3's Avatar
    I must say that I've never had a phone that has had 7 hours of screen time before. Sure, the battery lasted "only" 12h 22m, but that screen-on time is IMPRESSIVE.
    Yeah, the screen is pretty battery-efficient in this phone. It's the other background drains that 4.4.2 needs to address and we'll have a real winner here. We've proven the 24 hour usage time is possible with 'normal' use, but no way this phone even comes close to the 'up to' 10 day stand-by time advertised without some modifications to Kit Kat.
    02-01-2014 03:46 PM
  17. Cozume's Avatar
    Isn't there an exchange server issue with Kit Kat that drains the battery that should be fixed with the next update that is coming soon?

    Are any of you complaining about battery life using a corporate email with an exchange server?
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    02-01-2014 04:24 PM
  18. mumfoau's Avatar
    As far as Android OS I found the more I use my phone repeatably the further down the list it goes. When the phone sits idle(sleeping) is when it creeps back up .
    I've noticed the same thing!
    02-02-2014 12:10 AM
  19. Dswann3's Avatar
    I've noticed the same thing!
    Well that would make sense since it is always running somewhat and if you are off the phone there aren't other apps & services running to bump it down the % list.
    02-02-2014 10:40 AM
  20. nathansnyder's Avatar
    Isn't there an exchange server issue with Kit Kat that drains the battery that should be fixed with the next update that is coming soon?

    Are any of you complaining about battery life using a corporate email with an exchange server?
    Yeah, I just tested it after you posting, and that definitely seems like it fixed it! Thanks!
    02-04-2014 08:23 AM
  21. Dswann3's Avatar
    Just another addition to this thread... Using a 3G/4G toggle I am able to easily switch off 4G when I'm not using it or when the signal is not ideal. Just tested it today all day at work on 3G and in situations where I was burning 3.5-4% an hour (light texting, Twitter, etc.) in the same building I'm only using 2.5% now on 3G. 3G is also only a bit slower than 4G on this phone so not really a pain to use on 3G unless I'm streaming or something like that.
    02-07-2014 05:35 PM
  22. PiggyMiddle's Avatar
    Using a 3G/4G toggle
    How do you do that? I have just checked and I only have two options in Setup, "Auto" or 2G. I know there is 3G available as I had a Moto G and it worked fine on the local 3G.

    I read a few of the toggle apps in the Play store and they seem to all just take the place of navigating to the place in Settings to turn stuff on or off. Since I seem to have only two options, they probably are not worth installing.
    02-07-2014 05:44 PM
  23. Sixiron's Avatar
    52 hrs with 24% battery, 2 hr 40min screen time. Love this phone....
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    02-08-2014 03:47 PM
  24. Evilnut's Avatar
    I'm at 11 hours on battery now. 52% left. No WiFi, all 4G (Verizon). Not doing anything special. Had 16 pics auto upload to G+ too. 3hrs 14mins screen on. About 27 mins of phone calls. I'm really liking the battery life!

    Posted via Android Central App on my Ebony backed Moto X
    02-08-2014 08:58 PM
  25. aj888's Avatar
    I just came from a note 3 battery goes on and one. 6hours plus screen time. Now it's down to 3 and a half on my moto x. Can't take it much longer.

    Posted via Moto X
    02-09-2014 11:45 AM
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