1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    .... Will all my woes go away? My phone was great until it started losing juice like mad. The more it loses, the faster it goes. Then, seconds after the 15% warning, she shuts down.

    I know there's supposedly a base issue with the model, and that if this started 2 months ago, Google would've replaced my phone. So I'm wondering if other Nexus 6p owners have experiences they can relate.

    My husband and in-laws all have iPhones. They've had practically no hardware issues, while my last three phones (this, and Galaxies 5 and 3) all had a solid year, and then nothing but problems. Sticking with Android is starting to become financially irresponsible, and I hate that. It is DEFINITELY the best OS, but I'm sick to death of the hardware.
    11-06-2017 02:10 PM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    Trust me, iPhones have their problems too.

    I’ll move the thread to the 6P forum.
    11-06-2017 02:15 PM
  3. jsarino's Avatar
    If you're still under warranty, you could do an RMA. If it's past warranty, most phone repair places can replace the battery for you for around the same cost of replacing a display (roughly $80 in my area). My 6P is having similar issues as yours and is past warranty. I picked up a replacement battery and DIY'ing in the next few days. From what I've read from most people, the battery replacement gave theirs a new lease on life.
    11-06-2017 02:40 PM
  4. GSDer's Avatar
    You could replace it with an LG V20. Last flagship phone with a removable battery.
    You can probably pick one up for $300 or so.
    11-06-2017 05:53 PM
  5. dty06's Avatar
    Just gonna say that iPhones aren't immune to issues. From within the last couple months:

    Why iOS 11 is draining your iPhone's battery life
    iOS 11.0.1 update causes havoc for some iPhone and iPad users | ZDNet

    But the battery issue on the Nexus 6P and the bootloop issues on the 5X are unacceptable. I did swap my battery and it was great. Made it like-new again and cost $60 from a local repair shop. I didn't have the random shutdown issue fortunately, but the battery health was about 70% and it was draining fast. A new battery sorted my problem.
    11-07-2017 10:57 AM
  6. dak74's Avatar
    I had this same issue (fast drain and shutdown at 15%-30%) start about a month ago, I just took the phone to a uBreakiFix store. They said this issue was very common and they tried replacing the battery with a variety of new batteries, and none of them fixed the issue of shutdown.

    I phoned Huawei, and I mentioned the uBreakiFix attempt, and at first they said that if anyone opened the back at all they would not even take the device back. They then checked my IMEI and my warranty was up in July this year, so they would charge me $151 for the repair. I did not buy the phone from google store, but I tried phoning them on the off chance they would exchange/repair but they would not.

    I have had Nexus phones before (Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 5) and even RMA'd a repair with LG, but never really had the same issue as with Huawei where I feel the phone has a fundamental flaw they just don't want to take responsibility for.

    I don't know now if I should pay $151 and hope it fixes it or is it throwing good money after bad.
    11-07-2017 03:48 PM
  7. eckster's Avatar
    I had the same issue you described. Phone lost juice very quick and moments after it would hit around 12% battery the phone would shut off without warning. It was very frustrating to use.

    I had the battery replaced by The Device Shop (The Device Shop - Reparing iPhones, iPads, Macs & More). They ordered a OEM battery and the replacement took about half an hour. Once replaced the phone has been great. Now when the phone gets down to 10% I get a low battery warning and the phone won't shut down until it is completely empty.

    Overall, well worth the $65 it cost me for a new battery to be installed. It is no longer frustrating to use my phone and it lasts almost two full days. Much better than spending boat loads for a new phone.
    11-08-2017 05:59 PM
  8. dak74's Avatar
    Thanks, I am going to try that store instead and see what it does I don't trust Huawei anymore than these stores to do the right thing and certainly not for twice the money.
    11-08-2017 09:13 PM
  9. LeoRex's Avatar
    I would say it's well worth it. The lifecycle of the battery is really the only weakness and a fresh pack will make a world of difference.
    11-14-2017 01:41 AM
  10. TrackFan's Avatar
    My 6P is still working just fine (about 14 months old) but I will say that Apple hardware seems worlds better (more reliable) than the Android hardware I've owned. My wife and daughter are both Iphone users and those phones (and especially their batteries) last forever. My previous phones were Galaxies and I couldn't keep a battery in there for more than 6 or 8 months before it was cooked.
    11-14-2017 10:27 AM
  11. jsarino's Avatar
    ^^^That may have more to do with everything on an iPhone is optimized very well. It doesn't historically have the fastest processor, but coupled with iOS, hardware, battery that's all fined tuned together, it works much more efficiently than most comparable Android devices. The direction Google is taking with the Pixel line now hopefully will have that kind of efficiency.
    11-15-2017 09:49 AM

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