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  1. Powerplaygraphix's Avatar
    It looks like the opinion on Battery life all depends on where you're coming from. Those that have phones from within the last year probably aren't seeing as significant an improvement as those, like me, who are coming from older phones that were limping along on non-replaceable batteries and losing their full charges a lot faster. I've been pretty happy with the battery life on mine. As long as I can do whatever I want and make it from waking to the time I go to bed on a full charge without fearing that I've got to get to a charger, then I'm content. I never go 2 days without putting it on a charger because I use it as my alarm clock so I always put it on the charger over night (use timely night mode). The ability to go to functions and not worry about making it through that day is great and, so far, have been able to do that.

    As for the 48 hour claim, they never say that's with "Heavy Use". It's an "Up to 48 hours" and I HAVE gotten that with average use when I didn't put it on as an alarm clock. I did test it and I was able to go off charger checking email, watching youtube, facebook, taking pictures and a little google play music, mostly on wifi where it was available, and got through 2 full days and still had around 20% to spare. Anyone expecting to have 5 to 8 hours of SOT and get 48 hours off charger is going to be disappointed. I still can't quite figure out how someone is able to actually live and work when looking at their phones for 8 hours a day. 3-4 minutes here and there during the day is what most users do. The only extended SOT I usually have is GPS or MAYBE streaming a movie while on trips. I have a feeling the 48 hour claim is for the average user who just pulls up the phone in 4 to 5 minute bursts several times a day.
    01-10-2016 10:18 AM
  2. LBrush's Avatar
    Is using the turbo charger on the battery bad for it? I know they designed it to use it, but I'm old fashioned and in my mind if you charge a battery too fast, it gets it hot and lessens the life span. Does using a standard charger lengthen the battery life?
    01-11-2016 10:36 AM
  3. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Is using the turbo charger on the battery bad for it? I know they designed it to use it, but I'm old fashioned and in my mind if you charge a battery too fast, it gets it hot and lessens the life span. Does using a standard charger lengthen the battery life?
    No, you shouldn’t have any issues in terms of battery longevity. The Turbo charge feature is only engaged up to a certain percentage (say 0% to 50%). Once it reaches 50% it reverts to the normal charging speed.
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    01-11-2016 11:04 AM
  4. Ehlona0's Avatar
    Hi all, I just got my droid turbo 2 on Thursday and I've been trying to get the battery under 20% and then charging my phone to 100%. The problem is that it dies within 7 hours of usage. Someone who got the same phone, at the same time as me is saying that they have no such problem and that I just use it too much. To give an understanding I use it to text quite a bit and fb from chrome, not the app. I play solitaire every once in a while and use Snapchat on WiFi. The phone has been connected to WiFi and its a strong network that doesn't kick me off. I understand that the phone needs some time to improve the battery but this is slightly ridiculous that I'm getting less than a days use out of it. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know.
    01-11-2016 02:05 PM
  5. beeare's Avatar
    Hi all, I just got my droid turbo 2 on Thursday and I've been trying to get the battery under 20% and then charging my phone to 100%. The problem is that it dies within 7 hours of usage. Someone who got the same phone, at the same time as me is saying that they have no such problem and that I just use it too much. To give an understanding I use it to text quite a bit and fb from chrome, not the app. I play solitaire every once in a while and use Snapchat on WiFi. The phone has been connected to WiFi and its a strong network that doesn't kick me off. I understand that the phone needs some time to improve the battery but this is slightly ridiculous that I'm getting less than a days use out of it. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know.
    How much screen on time are you getting? It's probably an issue with one of the apps you have installed on the phone.

    You should download the app GSAM Battery Monitor. It can potentially help to show you what application might be responsible.
    01-12-2016 01:22 AM
  6. Ehlona0's Avatar
    How much screen on time are you getting? It's probably an issue with one of the apps you have installed on the phone.

    You should download the app GSAM Battery Monitor. It can potentially help to show you what application might be responsible.
    I charged my phone to full at 12:00 by 2 its at 81% I downloaded the app and it told me that 6.7% was Android system, 4.3% is kernal, 2.7% is Gsam, 1.4% is system, 1.4% is system ui, 1.2% is chrome. Within the minute it took me to type this my phone is at 79%. It says 54% is used by the screen which is set to less than halfway and ambient brightness. I don't know what it is, please help.
    01-12-2016 02:07 AM
  7. Soundtallica's Avatar
    Theoretically, using the Turbo Charger is worse for the battery since fast charging creates more heat, which is bad for the battery. From my experience, the Turbo 2 heats up much more while fast charging than it ever gets with normal usage, which is a bummer. It's too early in the phone's life to tell whether this will hurt the battery long term, but to be on the safe side I'm only using the Turbo charger when I need a quick burst of power in the middle of the day and I'm using my old Samsung slow charger for when I plug it in at night.
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    01-13-2016 10:50 AM
  8. Soundtallica's Avatar
    I'm gonna make my final assessment on my Turbo 2's battery life now. I've tried literally every tweak in the book in my 2 months of owning the phone but it's stayed relatively the same: I can get anywhere from 3-6 hours SOT running the battery down to 0 depending on my usage and cell signal (my record is 7hr with VERY heavy usage at home on WiFi). I usually end the day with 30-50% battery, again depending on usage. It's possible for me to squeeze 2 days out of the battery since idle drain overnight is very low at 3-6%, but that's with very light usage and I almost always use my phone more than that. To be safe for the next day, I'll always top off nightly unless I have 60% or more battery remaining. I get these numbers with lots of web browsing, texting/calling/email, 30min-1hr of graphics intensive games, and occasional GPS navigation. I leave WiFi, location services (battery saving except during navigation), data, and auto sync on all the time, and turn bluetooth only when I use it. The screen is kept on the lowest brightness, but use a Tasker gesture to toggle on auto brightness when I need the screen to be brighter. Speaking of the screen, it seems to kill the battery faster than on any other phone I've owned and gaming hits it particularly hard too, which I chalk up to the software not being perfectly optimized with the SoC and the quad HD resolution. The screen drains 1% every 3-5 minutes, but it starts to drain a lot slower once the battery goes below 30%. And no, I didn't have battery saver mode turned on. This is a bummer since most of the time I plug the phone in before it drops below that level, which makes it seem like it has worse battery life than it actually does.

    Another thing to note is that in my battery stats, the biggest drain is always something different. Sometimes it's the screen, sometimes it's Google services, sometimes it's Google Play Services, sometimes it's cell standby. It's all over the place, but the results are usually the same.

    In all, it's an above average battery, although I feel like it can do better. I see quite a few Note 5 users getting 6-7 hours without root on a much smaller 3000MaH cell. While the Turbo 2 may not last the claimed 48 hours, it gets me through a day with power to spare, which is enough for me. Here's to hoping that the upcoming Marshmallow update will fix the SoC optimization issues, and that combined with Doze it will allow the it to achieve truly epic battery life!
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    01-13-2016 11:28 AM
  9. 1901Madison's Avatar
    I'm gonna make my final assessment on my Turbo 2's battery life now. I've tried literally every tweak in the book in my 2 months of owning the phone but it's stayed relatively the same: I can get anywhere from 3-6 hours SOT running the battery down to 0 depending on my usage and cell signal (my record is 7hr with VERY heavy usage at home on WiFi). I usually end the day with 30-50% battery, again depending on usage. It's possible for me to squeeze 2 days out of the battery since idle drain overnight is very low at 3-6%, but that's with very light usage and I almost always use my phone more than that. To be safe for the next day, I'll always top off nightly unless I have 60% or more battery remaining. I get these numbers with lots of web browsing, texting/calling/email, 30min-1hr of graphics intensive games, and occasional GPS navigation. I leave WiFi, location services (battery saving except during navigation), data, and auto sync on all the time, and turn bluetooth only when I use it. The screen is kept on the lowest brightness, but use a Tasker gesture to toggle on auto brightness when I need the screen to be brighter. Speaking of the screen, it seems to kill the battery faster than on any other phone I've owned and gaming hits it particularly hard too, which I chalk up to the software not being perfectly optimized with the SoC and the quad HD resolution. The screen drains 1% every 3-5 minutes, but it starts to drain a lot slower once the battery goes below 30%. And no, I didn't have battery saver mode turned on. This is a bummer since most of the time I plug the phone in before it drops below that level, which makes it seem like it has worse battery life than it actually does.

    Another thing to note is that in my battery stats, the biggest drain is always something different. Sometimes it's the screen, sometimes it's Google services, sometimes it's Google Play Services, sometimes it's cell standby. It's all over the place, but the results are usually the same.

    In all, it's an above average battery, although I feel like it can do better. I see quite a few Note 5 users getting 6-7 hours without root on a much smaller 3000MaH cell. While the Turbo 2 may not last the claimed 48 hours, it gets me through a day with power to spare, which is enough for me. Here's to hoping that the upcoming Marshmallow update will fix the SoC optimization issues, and that combined with Doze it will allow the it to achieve truly epic battery life!
    Completely agree with all of this, especially the part about the screen draining the battery extremely fast. Standby time is fantastic, but screen time is highly disappointing. Screen drain is literally my only complaint with this phone, but it's definitely a huge deal to me.
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    01-13-2016 09:51 PM
  10. twojosh's Avatar
    Off charger for about 21 hours. 5 hours Bluetooth calling, 4.5 hours screen time.
    01-16-2016 03:36 AM
  11. 1901Madison's Avatar
    Off charger for about 21 hours. 5 hours Bluetooth calling, 4.5 hours screen time.
    Not bad at all. What is your screen brightness at?

    I wish I could get 7-8 hours SOT with my T2. Unfortunately, the only way to do it would be to keep the screen on right after I take it off the charger (i.e., no standby).
    01-16-2016 08:18 AM
  12. twojosh's Avatar
    Not bad at all. What is your screen brightness at?

    I wish I could get 7-8 hours SOT with my T2. Unfortunately, the only way to do it would be to keep the screen on right after I take it off the charger (i.e., no standby).
    I think it's about 30% or so. I have the slider moved to that area. Have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, on all the time, just not always hooked up. I'd post pics but can't yet since I'm new.
    01-16-2016 08:31 PM
  13. Garydizzle's Avatar
    I disabled disabled a bunch of stuff early on that I didn't use but was still getting mediocre battery life. I recently disabled My Verizon Mobile and now I'm getting great battery life, it's almost like a different phone, now I can comfortably get through the whole day on a single charge. I used to worry about being away from a charger for more than 12 hours, but now I can go from 6am to midnight easily.
    01-20-2016 10:30 PM
  14. Lucy Davies's Avatar
    In a video a woman was going through 5 things she didn't like about the droid turbo 2 & one of the points were that the charging port & near the charging port can scratch easily. Is this true?

    Posted via Android Central App
    01-21-2016 08:19 AM
  15. 1901Madison's Avatar
    Question to those who say the Turbo 2 lasts them all day:

    Do you mean that it lasts all day using it however you want and with absolutely no power saving measures? Or do you mean that it lasts all day, but you have to take at least some power saving measures or not use the phone as you might normally want to do.
    01-21-2016 03:09 PM
  16. weatherlover1's Avatar
    Question to those who say the Turbo 2 lasts them all day:

    Do you mean that it lasts all day using it however you want and with absolutely no power saving measures? Or do you mean that it lasts all day, but you have to take at least some power saving measures or not use the phone as you might normally want to do.
    I use it how I want. Yes I deleted and turned off some apps because it was killing the phone faster than I like but I don't feel like I can't use it. I'm not a power user by most people's standards though. I'm more an average user. I've used my phone a far bit today and I'm at 63% right now not bad at all. At this point I am very happy with this phone.
    01-21-2016 03:14 PM
  17. sydneycooper1979's Avatar
    If you often have trouble plugging it in correctly then yes it will scratch. It's metal on metal. I haven't had any scratching yet. Keep in mind also that wireless charging is built in, so you wouldn't have to use the cable plug in nearly as often.
    catstide likes this.
    01-21-2016 09:40 PM
  18. leehardballer12's Avatar
    I've always been under the impression that its best for your phone to use the charger that was designed for it and supplied with it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-22-2016 01:43 AM
  19. Lucy Davies's Avatar
    When I get my one in April I plan to use the turbo charger with it. Just don't want the charge port to get to badly scratched then it ends up struggling to charge or something like that. I don't struggle to plug in my S4 so should be ok with the moto x force.

    Posted via Android Central App
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    01-22-2016 07:10 AM
  20. CharlieL3's Avatar
    This is now the 43,672nd thread devoted to Turbo 2 battery life. Perhaps you should search for others before starting yet another one.
    01-23-2016 09:22 AM
  21. hyrulejedi86's Avatar
    I just got the droid turbo 2 two days ago and came from the droid maxx. I have noticed a lower battery life than the maxx for sure. This morning I played a game and watched a video for about 30 minutes and my battery dropped from 100% to 89%. The phone says 3 hours remaining for the battery. This seems to be lasting an incredibly short amount of time. There has to be something that is causing this. I checked my running apps and there really aren't that many running since it's new. Has anyone found anything that gets them more time than this?
    01-23-2016 10:18 AM
  22. Soundtallica's Avatar
    I just got the droid turbo 2 two days ago and came from the droid maxx. I have noticed a lower battery life than the maxx for sure. This morning I played a game and watched a video for about 30 minutes and my battery dropped from 100% to 89%. The phone says 3 hours remaining for the battery. This seems to be lasting an incredibly short amount of time. There has to be something that is causing this. I checked my running apps and there really aren't that many running since it's new. Has anyone found anything that gets them more time than this?
    I think this is normal. As I said in my assessment above, the Turbo 2's screen tends to hit the battery hard. I get about an hour of SOT give or take every 20%of battery on normal usage so your numbers are right in line with that. This phone does very well with standby drain, however.
    catstide likes this.
    01-24-2016 10:39 AM
  23. catstide's Avatar
    That's a bit more assuring for me. My DT2 is supposed to be here Wed and I was getting a bit worried reading some stuff here. 1 hour screen time for 20% battery will be fine for me as long as the standby is very good.
    01-24-2016 12:01 PM
  24. hyrulejedi86's Avatar
    Stand by is definitely excellent. I just wish they had a way to reduce the battery drain from the screen.
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    01-24-2016 12:41 PM
  25. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    Can't figure this out, but like so many, I'm barely getting 12 hours out of this thing. More than frustrating.DROID Turbo 2 Battery life-uploadfromtaptalk1453854020078.jpgDROID Turbo 2 Battery life-uploadfromtaptalk1453854039097.jpgDROID Turbo 2 Battery life-uploadfromtaptalk1453854048705.jpgDROID Turbo 2 Battery life-uploadfromtaptalk1453854056102.jpgDROID Turbo 2 Battery life-uploadfromtaptalk1453854087211.jpg
    01-26-2016 07:21 PM
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