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  1. Ian58's Avatar
    Very similar to me.
    I also don't use a bunch of apps that will send me notifications. Only social media type app I use is instagram (I've heard Facebook app is murder on battery).
    Mobile data is always on, WiFi is always on.
    A little YouTube here and there, WWE app some, lots of chrome browser, Android Central app, Walmart app, play music, and Gmail.
    Using Nova Launcher, not sure if it makes any difference.
    I've disabled the Command Center widget as it is definitely a battery drain.


    Since we seem to have similar setups, out of curiosity, what is the "assembled on" date of your phone? Mines 12/12. Based on my readings, I honestly believe there is a quality difference in some of the batches.

    Sent from my Ballistic Turbo
    I run a similar setup to yours and my battery life is no where near what you are getting. If i get 3-4 hours on screen without going below 25% I am lucky. My phone was assembled on 9/27. Which dates have you noticed having battery issues?
    03-10-2015 11:47 AM
  2. JJ Jones's Avatar
    I run a similar setup to yours and my battery life is no where near what you are getting. If i get 3-4 hours on screen without going below 25% I am lucky. My phone was assembled on 9/27. Which dates have you noticed having battery issues?
    Something is definitely amiss with your setup. Should get much more screen time.

    Sent from my Ballistic Turbo
    03-10-2015 12:00 PM
  3. Ian58's Avatar
    Something is definitely amiss with your setup. Should get much more screen time.

    Sent from my Ballistic Turbo
    I do have command center on my setup but that usually is at the very bottom of my battery usage list. My main two are always screen on and cell standby.
    03-10-2015 12:32 PM
  4. JJ Jones's Avatar
    I do have command center on my setup but that usually is at the very bottom of my battery usage list. My main two are always screen on and cell standby.
    Those are my top two as well. I live in consistent 2 or 3 bar area so it's not like I have great signal.

    Builds prior to mid November seem to be the most troublesome from what I've seen posted.

    Sent from my Ballistic Turbo
    03-10-2015 02:06 PM
  5. 88horizon5speed's Avatar
    3-4 hours of screen on time with how long of on battery time? In one day you can expect 7-8 hours of sot but if you have your phone on battery for 3 days then it could be more like 2 hours per day
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    03-11-2015 09:46 PM
  6. rxgadget's Avatar
    3-4 hours of screen on time with how long of on battery time? In one day you can expect 7-8 hours of sot but if you have your phone on battery for 3 days then it could be more like 2 hours per day
    This is the exact results I get with my high usage.
    7 to 9 hours
    4 towards 5 screen hours
    100% to under 15%.

    The Turbo Charger is a huge delight to get powered up again if I plug and rest for 15 minutes or greater.



    Sent using my Verizon Turbo charged 64GB Ballistic Nylon phone unfortunately with a case on back
    03-11-2015 11:32 PM
  7. 88horizon5speed's Avatar
    That battery life seems worse than average for this phone, although it does of course depend on many other factors than what you listed
    03-12-2015 07:33 AM
  8. Ian58's Avatar
    That battery life seems worse than average for this phone, although it does of course depend on many other factors than what you listed
    I usually am at 30-40% with about 10-11 hours unplugged and 2-3 hours on screen. I have school at 8 am and I usually have to top off around 5 to get me through the rest of the day. Im thinking about trying a FDR and see if that helps.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-13-2015 01:23 PM
  9. 88horizon5speed's Avatar
    What is FDR?
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    03-13-2015 06:41 PM
  10. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    What is FDR?
    Factory Data Reset
    03-14-2015 01:31 AM
  11. jkcm725's Avatar
    My battery life had phone for 4 months now and still loving it. Had motor x 1 gen and lucky if I get 7 hours out of it.

    Droid Turbo: Battery Life-uploadfromtaptalk1426325837018.jpg

    Sent from my Droid Turbo
    Jay Sacks likes this.
    03-14-2015 05:37 AM
  12. jmbrad's Avatar
    Brand new smart phone user as of 4/15!

    Installed Gsam battery monitor. Will report once I have data.
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    04-17-2015 10:28 AM
  13. gadsden's Avatar
    I've had the Turbo for almost two weeks. I bought the Turbo for myself and an iPhone 6 for my wife on the same day. I have been noticing my battery drains really fast compared to her iPhone. At first, I thought it was just how I'm using it compared to her, but now I don't think so. She uses Facebook and Instagram, I don't have either. So, I started lowering my screen brightness to subzero with Lux, still no help. Finally, I disabled evertthing I'm not using, and I even turned off background data, and even turned sync off on my google accounts. My phone literally does just about nothing now unless I tell it to. Idle drain is almost nothing, it drained about 5% while I slept for 7 hours, and I did leave wifi on all night just to test it. But as soon as I turn on the screen, the battery just drops, even with the brightness at a ridiculously low level. She's sitting there on her iPhone, Facebooking, texting, writing notes and her phone has 99% after 2 hours standby and 40 min usage. I've dropped like 7% in an hour of light use from a few photos and texts. Honestly, I am leaning strongly towards returning the Turbo and actually getting an iPhone 6. I can't believe I'm saying it, but it's true. The only things keeping me hanging on are that I have a lot of apps for Android, I am extremely comfortable with setting things up on an Android phone, I love the control I get with things like Tasker and I know the Turbo will do everything I need it to. iPhones are, well..... iPhones! I really despise iPhones lack of control even after jailbreaking. But my main concern is that I have a phone that works when I need it to. The rest is just learning how to make the best with the limitations. I bought the Turbo because it's supposed to have an awesome battery, and so far I feel like the battery IS the limitation. I was thinking about just taking it back and holding out for the LG G4, but I am starting to think I either have a dud or Android is just too power hungry.
    05-14-2015 01:12 PM
  14. MA2GA28's Avatar
    You are within your 14 day window, exchange your lemon device and get a new replacement. Your battery is obviously not working properly.
    05-14-2015 03:32 PM
  15. pdaniel219's Avatar
    Yeah, definitely take it back and get a replacement. I consistently get 1 hour of screen on time for every 20% of my battery with heavy use. Way more than that if I don't have time to play with my phone. My record is 40 hours for a full charge. And I leave everything on. WiFi, location, Bluetooth, data, and my sync is on. You should be seeing way better battery life than you are right now.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-14-2015 06:20 PM
  16. gadsden's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm within my 14 day, but only have a couple days left. That's why I'm stressed trying to decide what to do. I came from a Razr Maxx HD and loved that phone. In fact it was my favorite phone I've ever had. The features of the Turbo easily beat everything I loved about the Razr Maxx HD.

    I have been monitoring my phone and my wife's phone today. I noticed that while she is at 7 hours of standby, she logged about 2 hours 40 minutes of "usage" and is at 82%. I'm not sure if usage is screen on time or if it includes background activity when the phone is off. I started the day at 95%. After 9 hours standby and 2 hours 20 minutes screen on time, I am at 58%. So, with everything turned off today, it's definitely better than it's been the past 10 days, but I uninstalled and disabled all my apps to get that. So I would clearly be able to make it through a FULL day without a charger and get the 5 hours screen on time everyone seems to get, I just feel like I should get a little more than that with everything disabled.

    I actually have to take the phone in anyway because it has a problem with the lens of the camera. I was waiting to swap it in case I decided I didn't want the phone at all. I'll go in tonight and have them swap it out and see if I get better results. I now regret not doing it sooner because it will take several days for the battery to break in now and then I will be past my 14 day return period. Oh well, like I said, I am so comfortable with Android, I will probably be better off. I'll report back and let you guys know how it goes. Maybe I'll take the opportunity to upgrade from 32GB to the 64GB.

    Edit to add: I think I really have iPhone envy because we have a 2 month old baby and my wife's iPhone captures every photo so well. My Turbo camera is so slow that I either miss the smile or the moment altogether, or the photo is just a blur. Like I said, I do have a hardware problem with my lens, so maybe it's contributing to the already sluggish camera. I'm hoping the camera will be made faster with Lollipop, but I'm not holding my breath in case it turns out to be Lollipoop.
    05-14-2015 07:09 PM
  17. KPMcClave's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm within my 14 day, but only have a couple days left. That's why I'm stressed trying to decide what to do. I came from a Razr Maxx HD and loved that phone. In fact it was my favorite phone I've ever had. The features of the Turbo easily beat everything I loved about the Razr Maxx HD.

    I have been monitoring my phone and my wife's phone today. I noticed that while she is at 7 hours of standby, she logged about 2 hours 40 minutes of "usage" and is at 82%. I'm not sure if usage is screen on time or if it includes background activity when the phone is off. I started the day at 95%. After 9 hours standby and 2 hours 20 minutes screen on time, I am at 58%. So, with everything turned off today, it's definitely better than it's been the past 10 days, but I uninstalled and disabled all my apps to get that. So I would clearly be able to make it through a FULL day without a charger and get the 5 hours screen on time everyone seems to get, I just feel like I should get a little more than that with everything disabled.

    I actually have to take the phone in anyway because it has a problem with the lens of the camera. I was waiting to swap it in case I decided I didn't want the phone at all. I'll go in tonight and have them swap it out and see if I get better results. I now regret not doing it sooner because it will take several days for the battery to break in now and then I will be past my 14 day return period. Oh well, like I said, I am so comfortable with Android, I will probably be better off. I'll report back and let you guys know how it goes. Maybe I'll take the opportunity to upgrade from 32GB to the 64GB.

    Edit to add: I think I really have iPhone envy because we have a 2 month old baby and my wife's iPhone captures every photo so well. My Turbo camera is so slow that I either miss the smile or the moment altogether, or the photo is just a blur. Like I said, I do have a hardware problem with my lens, so maybe it's contributing to the already sluggish camera. I'm hoping the camera will be made faster with Lollipop, but I'm not holding my breath in case it turns out to be Lollipoop.
    It's been my experience that at least 5 hours of screen time is at least the norm for my Turbo, as well. I do disable some things I don't use, but I never feel I'm crippling my phone to squeeze out as much battery life as I can. Nor should you. Not with the Turbo anyway. If I had to bet, I'd say you have some sort of conflict going on (not a hardware issue). Either way, swapping out the phone will help you figure that out.

    In my experiences you aren't likely to get an upgrade of your camera with a swap, though. Those of us who take certain types of pics have suffered the issues you describe. In ideal circumstances the Turbo takes excellent shots, but in lower (and I intentionally don't say low) light with even a bit of motion, it's less than a crapshoot. I share your hope that software can fix the issues, but it's been almost 7 monbths since release of the phone at this point. So, even if it does, the camera has been crippled in certain conditions for way too long.

    Good luck! It's a great phone.
    05-15-2015 07:42 AM
  18. gadsden's Avatar
    I went into Verizon yesterday to talk with the store manager. They made me a deal so I can swap phones.....IF I decide to. I have until tomorrow to decide.

    With the "crippled" settings yesterday, I had good results. I went 26 hours, with 4 hours of screen on time, and 1 hour 20 min of calls. At the end of that 26 hours, I still had 14% left. So, it seems it was something else draining the battery, not probably a faulty battery. I have a lot of power saving options that will help "uncripple" the phone with Tasker profiles, I just have to implement them. So, all in all, I think it's a lot better than I thought. However, looking at my wife's iPhone, she has 23 hours of standby with 5 hours of usage, and she's still got 47% left. iOS doesn't break down the usage like Android does, though. It could be that it seems like she used her phone as much as I did and had double the battery life, or maybe it's just misleading. She did literally type a whole several page document yesterday, it took awhile. That's on top of facebook time. I also spent about 45 minutes myself just proof reading for her. So I don't know how she could have squeezed 5 hours of screen time on 50% of the battery, it probably can't have really been 5 hours of screen time.

    I did look at the Galaxy Note 4 and the Xperia Z3V yesterday. The Note 4 took really nice photos and has great battery life. Root has been acheived, so it's flexible with software and it isn't as big as I thought. I kind of liked it. Not sure about the whole stylus thing, but the rest of it seemed nice. I am considering it, but not sure I'm going to switch at all. With the battery issue partly solved with my phone, the only other issue is the camera. I am also a little more than a hobbyist DSLR photographer, so I know how to use a camera to it's fullest. That also means I know what's lacking in a camera. The turbo's lack of exposure adjustment and poor use of ISO is the problem. The iPhone has nailed it on those features, with the Note 4 as the runner up. However, with my skills, I am able to get what I think is a better image than the iPhone in most scenarios....except lower light with moving targets. Colors are a little odd in the Turbo's photos, but I can fix that if I need to in Photoshop. So, basically this has now become a camera issue more than a batery issue for me. I have fallen in love with the attentive display and shake for camera. Those two features alone are almost worth it to me. So, I have some thinking to do today, I'll let y'all know what I do.
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    05-15-2015 10:56 AM
  19. MA2GA28's Avatar
    I may be wrong, but I believe your 14 day window resets with a return, especially if you have a defective device.

    Also, Tasker and other 'efficiency' apps often cause more harm than they are worth. The OS is optimized to work properly. All those apps do is drain battery by running superfluous automated tasks.
    05-15-2015 12:08 PM
  20. like2angle's Avatar
    Hello all,
    I just got my Turbo 2 weeks ago so I hope you dont mind me jumping to this discussion late.

    I have only 2 bars of LTE at my house and sometimes 1x. I also keep the GPS and Bluetooth on all the time. Under heavy use I average about 4% of battery per hour and on standby about 1% per hour. I have never made it through 2 whole days without charging but have always made more than 1 day. My car charger is very lonely and I am very pleased.

    Now that i have mt device "broken in" I only charge it to about 90% and charge it when it gets down no lower than 20% to extend the life of the battery.
    05-16-2015 02:09 PM
  21. gadsden's Avatar
    I left everything turned off on my phone yesterday. No google sync, no email polling, background data disabled....pretty much everything off and disabled. I got fantastic battery life with 16.5 hours on battery, 5.75 hours screen on, 1 hour voice calls and a couple hours of streaming audio and video on 4g and wifi. I'd say that's great results, but disappointing when I know all my apps and features are off. Still, I think it's pretty good. As a photography enthusiast, the camera is still really bugging me, though. I am seriously thinking about moving to the Note 4 or possibly waiting for to see if the LG G4 lives up to its expectations. I have completely talked myself out of iPhone. I still LOVE Motorola and really don't want to dump this phone, but I don't know yet. I'll be returning it to Verizon today no matter what, and I'll see if I decide to pick up a Note 4, swap for another Turbo or just go back to my Razr Maxx HD and wait to see how the G4 turns out. I'll update later.

    Yeah, you could be right about the Tasker profiles. I have always used my own screen dimmer settings, but now have started using Lux. I also have profiles that toggle background data periodically throughout the day. But you're right, it may be more trouble that it's worth. I still have some profiles I am keeping, but I don't want to have to rely on them for battery.
    05-16-2015 02:09 PM
  22. tlacour's Avatar
    It's been my experience that whenever I really start thinking about my battery, my battery life starts sucking more and more. The more steps I take to conserve and tweaks to trick my phone in to lasting longer, the more I am forcing the phone to not function as designed.

    True, you may have a defective battery, but I would bet you would get more use out of your phone if you just use it as designed and ignore your battery as much as possible.

    Remove any and all apps that "tweak" your phone. Ones that turn on and off functions in the background, delete "junk" files automatically, auto adjust stuff, and for sure any battery monitoring apps and widgets. These tend to have your phone running in circles to get back to a state of balance.

    Turn on the functions that you use, set the phone up so it meets your needs assuming you have plenty of battery reserves, set the screen brightness to a comfortable level, ignore claims of multi day battery life by others, charge your phone when it's convenient ( I charge at night as I sleep), eat more vegetables, exercise more, get more sleep, call your loved ones more, watch less TV, don't eat food handed to you thru a window, etc, etc,

    Life is better when you ignore your battery.
    05-17-2015 06:30 AM
  23. tlacour's Avatar
    BTW, my wife has a Note4. She loves it. Way better camera, big giant beautiful screen, but... No where near as good battery life and I consistently have much stronger signal/better reception. Plus my Turbo feels snappier. Hard to quantify, but her note4 feels sluggish compared to my turbo.
    05-17-2015 06:35 AM
  24. TurboHope's Avatar
    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Batte...-Turbo_id69375

    If anyone is having these battery issues, check this out, it helped my friend.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-18-2015 10:55 PM
  25. bpe4's Avatar
    I went into Verizon yesterday to talk with the store manager. They made me a deal so I can swap phones.....IF I decide to. I have until tomorrow to decide.

    With the "crippled" settings yesterday, I had good results. I went 26 hours, with 4 hours of screen on time, and 1 hour 20 min of calls. At the end of that 26 hours, I still had 14% left. So, it seems it was something else draining the battery, not probably a faulty battery. I have a lot of power saving options that will help "uncripple" the phone with Tasker profiles, I just have to implement them. So, all in all, I think it's a lot better than I thought. However, looking at my wife's iPhone, she has 23 hours of standby with 5 hours of usage, and she's still got 47% left. iOS doesn't break down the usage like Android does, though. It could be that it seems like she used her phone as much as I did and had double the battery life, or maybe it's just misleading. She did literally type a whole several page document yesterday, it took awhile. That's on top of facebook time. I also spent about 45 minutes myself just proof reading for her. So I don't know how she could have squeezed 5 hours of screen time on 50% of the battery, it probably can't have really been 5 hours of screen time.

    I did look at the Galaxy Note 4 and the Xperia Z3V yesterday. The Note 4 took really nice photos and has great battery life. Root has been acheived, so it's flexible with software and it isn't as big as I thought. I kind of liked it. Not sure about the whole stylus thing, but the rest of it seemed nice. I am considering it, but not sure I'm going to switch at all. With the battery issue partly solved with my phone, the only other issue is the camera. I am also a little more than a hobbyist DSLR photographer, so I know how to use a camera to it's fullest. That also means I know what's lacking in a camera. The turbo's lack of exposure adjustment and poor use of ISO is the problem. The iPhone has nailed it on those features, with the Note 4 as the runner up. However, with my skills, I am able to get what I think is a better image than the iPhone in most scenarios....except lower light with moving targets. Colors are a little odd in the Turbo's photos, but I can fix that if I need to in Photoshop. So, basically this has now become a camera issue more than a batery issue for me. I have fallen in love with the attentive display and shake for camera. Those two features alone are almost worth it to me. So, I have some thinking to do today, I'll let y'all know what I do.
    Gadsden,
    If they are giving you a choice from their Android stock, I would personally choose the Z3v. I have a good friend who has one, and we've compared our usage and phone habits, and his phone always has better life and 'standby' drain than my Turbo. AND, the camera on the Z3v is amazing and has ZERO issues. Sony is well known for having great cameras. If you want to stick with Android, that would be the way to go if battery life is important to you. My wife also uses an iphone 6, and I witness the same things as you see with your wife's phone. Amazing battery life for such a small battery (1800 mah??) It's insane how Apple does it, or it simply points to how inefficient Android and it's dozens of hardware manufacturers are. Like you've seen, my wife can take it off a full charge, can sit there and iMessage, browse, and facebook for a few hours, and still be at 95-96%. If she puts it away, she can pick up the phone 3-4 hours later, and it's at EXACTLY the same battery level. And this is without having to cripple any data syncing of apps.

    Although the Turbo's battery is very good... it sort of just bothers me that it isn't MUCH better than other flagships with smaller batteries like the Note4, Nexus6, LG3, etc... (I won't mention the tiny battery phones like the S6 and S6 edge, their battery woes are known). I mean seriously, we have a 3800mah battery!!! We shouldn't have to cripple everything to get slow standby drain, and 5-6 hours SoT. For one thing, have the Apple radios been reverse engineered?? How the heck can they constantly pull mail, text, etc... and drain soooo slowly when in standby? Why do Android radios suck so much power at standby? Oh well, someday Google and their mfg partners will figure it out.
    05-19-2015 07:19 AM
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