10-18-2015 02:53 AM
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  1. aldo82's Avatar
    Tried turning off location history assuming that would stop the Google services drain and I would accept the limitations it imposes on Google now. Well it made no difference! Google services and Google app still tip of battery stats keeping phone awake and using mobile radio as before.

    Not keen on the gfix app until I can find out what it actually does.

    Might try updating play services using apk mirror as I think here is a newer version compared to what I have.

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    09-07-2015 06:18 AM
  2. Javier P's Avatar
    I've also noticed that Play Services are at the top of the list but only in the stock battery stats. Using Gsam the biggest consumer is Android System and Play services are way down the list. It seems that some processes are located under different apps. I think that big battery usage comes from sync/upload processes.

    I've changed the settings in different apps and I'll tell you if I find a difference in the stats. You can check that, by default most apps are syncing in the background and some of them every hour or so!
    09-07-2015 07:43 AM
  3. Javier P's Avatar
    After a few hours of heavy use I got this. Impressive!
    Attached Thumbnails Battery life impressions for the Moto X Play-1441635214428.jpg  
    09-07-2015 10:14 AM
  4. aldo82's Avatar
    36% battery left with 2 hours 40 screen on time. Batter than my last phone but not what I hoped. Should get me through a day though so I'll stop obsessing about it as google services has really been doing my head in!

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    09-07-2015 10:48 AM
  5. thespinner's Avatar
    After first day at work with the Play, I have 38% with 2 hours 41 minutes of SOT - so very similar.

    Google Play Services 3rd in the list with 7% Google Services nowhere to be seen.

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    09-07-2015 01:52 PM
  6. Javier P's Avatar
    Have you checked the Google photos sync settings? Try only syncing through WiFi while charging and see if that improves battery life.
    09-07-2015 02:05 PM
  7. godofdroid's Avatar
    Amazing! 44% battery left. Battery life impressions for the Moto X Play-uploadfromtaptalk1441783834437.jpg

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    09-09-2015 03:30 AM
  8. Javier P's Avatar
    Impressive stats after a busy day.
    Attached Thumbnails Battery life impressions for the Moto X Play-1441818036093.jpg  
    09-09-2015 01:00 PM
  9. aldo82's Avatar
    Still haven't got to the bottom of the Google services drain. The other day it was less and I got to 4 hours 46 screen on time with 7% left and about 18 hours on standby. But yesterday Google services was back to being the top drainer and screen on time was an hour less.

    Still getting better than my old phone but the improvement isn't quite as pronounced as it should be given the increased battery size

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    09-10-2015 08:16 AM
  10. aldo82's Avatar
    Impressive today. Hitting 4 hours screen on with 28% left which isn't that special but that includes 2 hours of GPS use!

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    09-11-2015 04:54 PM
  11. godofdroid's Avatar
    This battery is special. It really is

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    09-11-2015 06:20 PM
  12. Javier P's Avatar
    And getting better every day Play Services and Android System are kind of settling down after a week of use.
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    09-11-2015 11:13 PM
  13. Javier P's Avatar
    Definitely getting better.
    Attached Thumbnails Battery life impressions for the Moto X Play-1442160900117.jpg  
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    09-13-2015 12:15 PM
  14. Tommy Kledecki's Avatar
    Hi guys. I finally decided to get one too, and It's already come. I also ordered a gel case for this model but it hasn't come yet, so today, I left my X Play at home with only 4g on. After idling from 7:30am till 11:00pm, the battery went down ONLY by 5%.
    Battery life impressions for the Moto X Play-screenshot_2015-09-13-23-35-40.jpg
    My Droid RAZR Maxx HD would go down by at least 10% on 3g. That's absolutely brilliant. With my usage and proper settings I think I can do magic with this one.

    Oh, and maybe this can be useful for those who suffered too much lags in Chrome. Launch Chrome, go to settings and switch "Merge tabs and apps" option off. After doing that, I went to the 3 sites that people around were mentioning: Android Central, PhoneArena, and The Verge, and I noticed only some minor lags due to pages' loading. However, this will cause your Chrome to appear as a whole app in "recent apps slider", not as separate tabs. Personally, I prefer it this way (got used to it on my Droid).

    Cheers guys and have a good night.
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    09-13-2015 06:44 PM
  15. aldo82's Avatar
    Hi guys. I finally decided to get one too, and It's already come. I also ordered a gel case for this model but it hasn't come yet, so today, I left my X Play at home with only 4g on. After idling from 7:30am till 11:00pm, the battery went down ONLY by 5%.
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    My Droid RAZR Maxx HD would go down by at least 10% on 3g. That's absolutely brilliant. With my usage and proper settings I think I can do magic with this one.

    Oh, and maybe this can be useful for those who suffered too much lags in Chrome. Launch Chrome, go to settings and switch "Merge tabs and apps" option off. After doing that, I went to the 3 sites that people around were mentioning: Android Central, PhoneArena, and The Verge, and I noticed only some minor lags due to pages' loading. However, this will cause your Chrome to appear as a whole app in "recent apps slider", not as separate tabs. Personally, I prefer it this way (got used to it on my Droid).

    Cheers guys and have a good night.
    Do you mean merge tabs and aps switched to on as it is by default? I always turn this off but after your post I turned it on and I think chrome is noticeably smoother! So I'll try get used to it and thanks for the heads up!

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    09-14-2015 02:48 AM
  16. Tommy Kledecki's Avatar
    I switched the merging off so that Chrome is treated as one window in the slider, and the tabs aren't scattered there. This helped me. Overall, I'm really satisfied with the phone. Oh, and I've just installed Droid Turbo's circle widget
    09-14-2015 04:02 AM
  17. aldo82's Avatar
    I switched the merging off so that Chrome is treated as one window in the slider, and the tabs aren't scattered there. This helped me. Overall, I'm really satisfied with the phone. Oh, and I've just installed Droid Turbo's circle widget
    Ah OK. I have merged tabs switched off and chrome is laggy. Switched it back on and thought it was a little better so thought that's what you meant!

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    09-14-2015 05:20 AM
  18. valmorel's Avatar
    It's difficult for me to define my usage, but I will say this: I bought the Play because my Nexus 5 would rarely manage a working day. With the same use, the Play uses about 30% battery, leaving 70%unused and easily goes for 2 full days. It is slower and less smooth than the Nexus but not so much that it bothers me.

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    09-14-2015 01:30 PM
  19. Tommy Kledecki's Avatar
    Well, you can then try to score 3 full days. Charging the battery every 3 days instead of 2 will surely increase its life span
    I left mine at home again when I was going to work (still don't have the gel case) at 91%, I've just come back and it's at 89% O_O (only 4g on, and Droid Turbo's Circle widget working). When I start using it my normal way, I will easily score at least 7 days.

    I'm really happy with my purchase (via Moto Maker in the UK, all black, 32GB).
    09-14-2015 06:38 PM
  20. Ryaan Johnson's Avatar
    Anyone have link to the droid circle widget?

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    09-18-2015 07:43 AM
  21. Teejai80's Avatar
    This is my first cycle. Got the play services drain, but apps have still been updating. Turned location off and that seemed to help. Still happy with the battery, especially considering the bad reception I have here.





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    09-18-2015 03:21 PM
  22. Javier P's Avatar
    Yeah, not bad. The battery will suffer with that poor signal.
    09-18-2015 03:48 PM
  23. Teejai80's Avatar


    I love this phone. Smashed it today, poor reception, constant Bluetooth music streaming and normal work and emails. Still has plenty of juice!

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    09-21-2015 03:33 AM
  24. Javier P's Avatar
    Impressive stats for such a tough day!
    09-21-2015 09:51 AM
  25. Tommy Kledecki's Avatar
    With my usual light usage I scored an impressive 11 full days.
    I didn't manage to take a screenshot before it turned off so I plugged it in, turned it on after 3 minutes, and made screenshots. It gave me a weird line at the end, these built-in stats are crazy (everything was running fine all the time, the only small red signal stripes were me traveling by the tube. I don't know why but it also showed me that wifi was on all the time which is not true, it was on only for app updates
    And for those who are "hyped" by screen on time, I post a second screenshot, it doesn't include the first day as Android resets all timers if the phone is switched off while over 90%.
    Battery life impressions for the Moto X Play-screenshot_2015-09-23-23-17-09.jpgBattery life impressions for the Moto X Play-screenshot_2015-09-23-23-17-22.jpg
    This phone definitely stays with me although it's a little too large, I'll get used to it.
    09-24-2015 04:19 AM
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