1. tech_fan's Avatar
    I had a Samsung Galaxy S3 and had to turn off everything on the phone just to make it through the day. I also could not run widgets on the phone as well. Got so bad that I was wondering why I had a smartphone to begin with. I wound up getting rid of it and going back to Apple vowing never to return back to Android. Twelve months later I bought a Note 3 and was very happy with the battery life.

    With the Note 3, I could leave the GPS, wifi and everything else enabled. I can run widgets, etc...I was so happy with the phone that I vowed never to go back to Apple. After all, I love the flexibility and custom options of the phones.

    Now its time to upgrade again and would like to get closer to a Pure Android experience. Will the battery life on the Moto X be about the same as the battery life on the S3? I do not want to relive that experience.

    Thanks
    10-14-2014 03:26 PM
  2. vannylugo's Avatar
    I had a Samsung Galaxy S3 and had to turn off everything on the phone just to make it through the day. I also could not run widgets on the phone as well. Got so bad that I was wondering why I had a smartphone to begin with. I wound up getting rid of it and going back to Apple vowing never to return back to Android. Twelve months later I bought a Note 3 and was very happy with the battery life.

    With the Note 3, I could leave the GPS, wifi and everything else enabled. I can run widgets, etc...I was so happy with the phone that I vowed never to go back to Apple. After all, I love the flexibility and custom options of the phones.

    Now its time to upgrade again and would like to get closer to a Pure Android experience. Will the battery life on the Moto X be about the same as the battery life on the S3? I do not want to relive that experience.

    Thanks
    Hello yeah the moto x is a slow charger and slow battery decay but there are other phone options if you dont mind
    That are the blu life 8, blu life pure xl , blu vivo IV and the xiaomi m3 (it comes rooted) and all have better performance than the s3 , s4 and htc m8 check them out.
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    10-14-2014 04:01 PM
  3. Haunted_Toaster's Avatar
    I was nervous on the battery life going in. I want something I don't have to charge mid day or worry about. I am almost 2 weeks in with it and have made it all day, every day with a little to spare. I am a moderate user. But even on heavier days I have yet to kill it before bed. They say Android L will improve the life a little more.
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    10-14-2014 04:18 PM
  4. Firedogee's Avatar
    I was nervous on the battery life going in. I want something I don't have to charge mid day or worry about. I am almost 2 weeks in with it and have made it all day, every day with a little to spare. I am a moderate user. But even on heavier days I have yet to kill it before bed. They say Android L will improve the life a little more.
    What would you say your average screen on time is per day? I'm hoping to get at least 3hrs screen on time and a whole day of standby with Google Now, Location, Moto assist, WiFi and blue tooth turned on. You think that's possible based on your experience so far?

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    10-14-2014 04:25 PM
  5. Haunted_Toaster's Avatar
    I am using everything you listed but bluetooth. I haven't turned anything off except the auto updating. There is a thread on here where people are posting screen shots of their battery usage and screen time. I couldn't tell you the actual number on mine, but I can try and screen shot it tonight.
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    10-14-2014 04:35 PM
  6. geecka's Avatar
    I can't speak to the Note, but I previously had an SG3. My battery life was terrible. I was lucky to make it through the workday; I often didn't and would have to plug the phone into my PC.

    I had significantly better battery life with the OG Moto X and so far, I've been making it all day without needing to recharge. I think I had about 20% left at bed time on the worst day.

    I just paired my Power Pack Micro and it warns that if you plan to use the lost phone/lost keys feature you will burn a little battery life. I think I'll be okay with that because I've made it through my normal day with battery to spare. And I have a battery handy.

    My husband says the battery isn't as good as his iPhone 4S, but it's good enough. That makes sense - comparatively, the iPhone screen is tiny.

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    10-14-2014 05:46 PM
  7. Snake Griffin's Avatar
    OP: I came to a 2013 Moto X from a GS3. The 2013 seems to have similar battery life to the 2014 so with that in mind it will be better than the GS3. It gets me through the day fine (that's usually with about 2-2.5h of screen time on relatively low brightness, everything on except GPS, and usually about 15h off the charger) and even though someone in this thread mentioned that the Moto X is a slow charger it charges much quicker than the GS3 and plugging it in with the provided Moto charger for 30 min would get you quite a bit of juice (30-40%) and to get you through the rest of the day should you need it.
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    10-14-2014 08:41 PM
  8. NickA's Avatar
    I find myself having to monitor the battery much more with this phone than I do with others. I don't want to have to turn things off and on, or monitor my usage to make it through the day.

    I'm looking forward to the Droid Turbo coming out in a couple weeks. I'd wait for that. If you are not with Verizon, a variant is said to be coming to other carriers.

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    10-14-2014 09:38 PM
  9. dhc8guru's Avatar
    It can't be possible that an iPhone (any of them) has better battery life than most other phones in the market. I owned an iPhone 4 and would need to be charged 3/4 if the way into a day and I was a light user. If Apple sent one of its battery drain updates, it was toast by mid morning. My wife has a new 5s and it won't make it till early evening. I got her a charging pack to carry so she could charge the phone anytime.
    Samsung didn't run those commercials poking fun at all those iPhone users huddled around charging stations juicing up there iPhone's because they have great battery life.
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    10-14-2014 10:31 PM
  10. someguy01234's Avatar
    Get the Nexus 6 or Droid Turbo.
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    10-14-2014 10:54 PM
  11. afrozeke's Avatar
    There's a whole long battery thread. Check it out. I will add I'm perfectly happy with the battery life.
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    10-14-2014 10:57 PM
  12. Haunted_Toaster's Avatar
    What would you say your average screen on time is per day? I'm hoping to get at least 3hrs screen on time and a whole day of standby with Google Now, Location, Moto assist, WiFi and blue tooth turned on. You think that's possible based on your experience so far?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Moderate use today. Downloaded a couple apps, Facebook off and on, a few pics, texts, and calls, reading news, emails, etc.
    Attached Thumbnails Trying to decide on the Moto X but concerned about battery life or reliving a past experience-1413351187478.jpg   Trying to decide on the Moto X but concerned about battery life or reliving a past experience-1413351202516.jpg  
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    10-15-2014 12:35 AM
  13. tech_fan's Avatar
    Moderate use today. Downloaded a couple apps, Facebook off and on, a few pics, texts, and calls, reading news, emails, etc.
    That battery life looks pretty good. I just looked at mine last night. It was off charger for 14 hours and the screen time was 15% and the battery level was down to 14%
    10-15-2014 08:03 AM
  14. guesswhat_567's Avatar
    What would you say your average screen on time is per day? I'm hoping to get at least 3hrs screen on time and a whole day of standby with Google Now, Location, Moto assist, WiFi and blue tooth turned on. You think that's possible based on your experience so far?

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    You will early get 3 hrs screen on time with everything on

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    10-15-2014 09:27 AM
  15. sharkita's Avatar
    It can't be possible that an iPhone (any of them) has better battery life than most other phones in the market. I owned an iPhone 4 and would need to be charged 3/4 if the way into a day and I was a light user. If Apple sent one of its battery drain updates, it was toast by mid morning. My wife has a new 5s and it won't make it till early evening. I got her a charging pack to carry so she could charge the phone anytime.
    Samsung didn't run those commercials poking fun at all those iPhone users huddled around charging stations juicing up there iPhone's because they have great battery life.
    I have to agree since I work with a large group of people who have iPhones - from the 4 to the 6. The 6 seems to be doing a bit better than the others, but none of them get better battery life than I do with either the 2013 Moto X or the 2014 version.
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    10-15-2014 01:25 PM
  16. On2Vegas's Avatar
    My husband says the battery isn't as good as his iPhone 4S, but it's good enough. That makes sense - comparatively, the iPhone screen is tiny.
    My wife has the 4S and battery life is something she does NOT rave about. She plugs in midday, everyday.
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    10-15-2014 03:43 PM
  17. geecka's Avatar
    He never had to charge his iPhone. The Moto X lasts through the day (his days are 13+ hours) but he has had to charge in the car on the way home...

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    10-15-2014 04:18 PM
  18. Firedogee's Avatar
    I had the same concerns. I've had my Moto X (Verizon) phone 2 days now and I'm very impressed by the great battery life. Today I have used screen for 3hrs (auto brightness in a very bright room) and I've still got 50% battery remaining. This is with EVERY and I do mean EVERY feature turned on. Pretty similar experience yesterday as well.

    If it keeps this kind of battery life up over a full day of standby in weak 4GLTE signal area then I just might have to consider keeping this phone instead of getting the Droid Turbo. I like pretty much everything about my custom designed Moto X and the very limited amount of bloat-ware for a Verizon phone is quite amazing.

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    10-18-2014 10:49 AM
  19. Firedogee's Avatar
    I found another setting that seems to help signal and battery life quite a bit. I have the Verizon Moto X and it was shipped with the Mobile Network defaulted to "Global". This can be changed under: Settings>More>Mobile Networks>Preferred Network Type>LTE/CDMA

    After making this change I've noticed a stronger signal reception and enhanced battery life. Will let you know if this is true long term.

    Sent from Uranus
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    10-18-2014 01:40 PM
  20. atakin77's Avatar
    I think the battery life is like the 2013 X. Decent not great. I can go all day on light to moderate use but I do try to find a charger for an hour if I'm going have a later night. If battery life is more important than customization and you want near stock, I'd recommend the Droid turbo
    10-18-2014 01:55 PM
  21. delrey1900's Avatar
    I found another setting that seems to help signal and battery life quite a bit. I have the Verizon Moto X and it was shipped with the Mobile Network defaulted to "Global". This can be changed under: Settings>More>Mobile Networks>Preferred Network Type>LTE/CDMA

    After making this change I've noticed a stronger signal reception and enhanced battery life. Will let you know if this is true long term.

    Sent from Uranus
    2013 X has the same settings. I'll try it out to see if I notice any differences in signal performance and battery for my OG X. Didn't think of trying that.
    10-18-2014 03:21 PM
  22. chris20nyy's Avatar
    3 days in, this phone has PHENOMENAL battery life.
    Yesterday, 10 1/2 hours, 5 1/2 hours screen on time. Pandora, chrome, texts calls etc. And I had the screen set at 70% brightness for most of that time.
    Today, 14 1/2 hours currently, 38% battery, screen on time 3h 58m. Screen on auto all day.

    Its been unreal. I have all the moto apps on. GPS set to high accuracy, no compromises.
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    10-19-2014 12:14 AM
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    10-19-2014 12:20 AM
  24. Firedogee's Avatar
    3 days in, this phone has PHENOMENAL battery life.
    Yesterday, 10 1/2 hours, 5 1/2 hours screen on time. Pandora, chrome, texts calls etc. And I had the screen set at 70% brightness for most of that time.
    Today, 14 1/2 hours currently, 38% battery, screen on time 3h 58m. Screen on auto all day.

    Its been unreal. I have all the moto apps on. GPS set to high accuracy, no compromises.
    Which carrier? Are you on WiFi or 4G majority of the day?

    Edit: I see you are on WiFi and have great phone signal. That will make it last. I'm in poor signal area on VZW 4GLTE so my experience was good but not as good as yours sadly I am returning the phone for the DROID Turbo so I won't have to charge as often

    Sent from Uranus
    10-19-2014 01:29 AM
  25. chris20nyy's Avatar
    I'm using a straight talk sim (at&t) currently. The coverage by me is great. I was about 60% WiFi, 40% LTE that day.

    And I'm getting 13-18mbps download on straight talk lte
    10-19-2014 10:51 AM

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