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  1. sonicresidue's Avatar
    I've only charged the phone once since getting it two days ago. I hope this kind of battery life continues.
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    12-28-2018 07:11 PM
  2. mumfoau's Avatar
    The battery definitely lasts a long time on the 6T. So much so that I'm tempted to take the camera hit and use it as my daily as opposed to the Pixel 3.
    12-28-2018 07:13 PM
  3. Lefty724's Avatar
    Absolutely!!

    I've had mine for a few weeks and consistently get 7+ hours of screen on time.
    pontiac005 likes this.
    12-28-2018 07:17 PM
  4. Lepa79's Avatar
    The battery definitely lasts a long time on the 6T. So much so that I'm tempted to take the camera hit and use it as my daily as opposed to the Pixel 3.
    My struggle with Pixel 2 xl. Love the 6T I have, everything about it is better than the pixel. My only issue is the camera. Have 2 small kids and take pictures all day long. Pixel 2 is unbeatable at that.
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    12-28-2018 08:29 PM
  5. mobrules's Avatar
    I have a few phones for work and personal. 6T has been work phone on t-mobile. Last couple days it didn't get used and was turned on in travel bag. Drove almost 500 miles so it was searching for connection the whole time. Looked at battery stats and it showed 27 hours since last full charge and was still at 92%.

    Ive never had a phone last so long. I won't charge it and use it over the weekend but don't expect to need to charge until Sunday.

    I used to thing the original z play was a battery champ. This phone beats that easily.
    12-29-2018 10:17 AM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    It won't if you keep draining it down to 3%. I'd give it until - maybe - the end of February.

    Don't overcharge - 0-% is plenty - at 100% you can start losing electrolyte.

    When the battery drops to 40%, plug in the charger or turn off the phone. Lithium batteries are not deep-discharge batteries. A couple of months of deep discharge like that is about all you can expect - then the battery goes dead - as in you have to replace it.

    The contest isn't how long you can go between charges - it's how long you can go between battery replacements. No more $15 pop-the-back-off replacements - they're expensive these days.
    12-29-2018 01:54 PM
  7. mobrules's Avatar
    I usually charge at around 50% with a quick top off before bed if needed. I don't think I've ever had a battery drain down to 3%. Way to obsessive compulsive for that.
    12-29-2018 06:12 PM
  8. Theot's Avatar
    I usually charge at around 50% with a quick top off before bed if needed. I don't think I've ever had a battery drain down to 3%. Way to obsessive compulsive for that.
    Me too. I've had mine for just over a month and most days I go to bed with 50% or more then I plug it in while I'm getting ready in the morning and I'm good for the day.

    The 6T has become the cure for my battery anxiety. Never since getting my first Android phone (OG Galaxy S) have I gotten this kind of battery life and I've easily had a dozen phones in the last few years.

    I don't regret switching to this from the pixel 2. Everything works and the camera is more than good enough. The Pixel had way to many quarks for me. I'm at 52% right now after 12 hours with almost 5 hours of screen on time (I watched most of a football game on it while doing projects around the house). I love this thing.

    12-29-2018 09:08 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    battery life has been very good also on my 1+6 average around 7 to 8 sot with 1 day battery .
    12-29-2018 11:16 PM
  10. mobrules's Avatar
    This is typical use for me. I know my screen use time is low but I'm still amazed I can get that far. I cannot believe how long the battery lasts-screenshot_20181230-100600.jpeg
    12-30-2018 11:58 AM
  11. sonicresidue's Avatar
    Don't overcharge - 0-% is plenty - at 100% you can start losing electrolyte.

    I'm not sure what you mean by this.

    Also, everything I've read suggests that as long as you don't totally deplete the battery, there's no risk of damage. Also that there's no risk of overcharging a modern battery
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    12-30-2018 12:03 PM
  12. Rukbat's Avatar
    My typo - 90% max.

    Your understanding is a bit outdated. At 100%, in [some] batteries, electrolyte can boil off. And, while discharging below the cutoff point disconnects the battery, lithiums aren't deep-discharge batteries. Charging at 50% gives the longest life - 40% isn't much worse. But 3%? You might, if you're lucky, get 2 months before you have to replace it.
    sonicresidue likes this.
    12-30-2018 12:41 PM
  13. mustang7757's Avatar
    there so much mixed feelings about how to charge your battery.
    I own lot of device's/ from my experience
    I charge my phone from 5% to 100 and sometimes leaving charged overnight
    I have a iPhone X which is phone from 2017 has battery capacity at 93% been using same charging method.
    my pixel 2xl never had issue either
    my 1+6 or note 9 same thing.
    also my nexus 5x and note 4, my HTC m8 and note 2 finally crap out.
    so I've been using this method for long time is it the correct way I don't know but it works .
    pontiac005 likes this.
    12-30-2018 01:18 PM
  14. Morty2264's Avatar
    That's PHENOMENAL! Wow!
    12-31-2018 01:15 PM
  15. Theot's Avatar
    This is typical use for me. I know my screen use time is low but I'm still amazed I can get that far. Click image for larger version. 

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    Crazy isn't it. Most days I couldn't get 3 hours SoT out of my Pixel 2 on the whole battery.
    there so much mixed feelings about how to charge your battery.
    I own lot of device's/ from my experience
    I charge my phone from 5% to 100 and sometimes leaving charged overnight
    I have a iPhone X which is phone from 2017 has battery capacity at 93% been using same charging method.
    my pixel 2xl never had issue either
    my 1+6 or note 9 same thing.
    also my nexus 5x and note 4, my HTC m8 and note 2 finally crap out.
    so I've been using this method for long time is it the correct way I don't know but it works .
    Yeah idk, I'm not saying there isn't some truth to what Rukbat is saying but until this 6T I generally have always charged overnight granted I would generally plug in by 30% most days and it's never been an issue till about the 18-20 month mark. Now my wife runs hers dead or close to it all the time and it still takes 18 months before she starts having issues. My kid runs her Moto G4 down all the time too and that thing still has battery life that rocks and almost rivals this 6T.

    Again not saying there isn't something to it but I guess it doesn't seem to be a big enough issue to worry about for me.
    12-31-2018 09:34 PM
  16. maskedcarrot's Avatar
    It’s all a bunch of hogwash if you ask me.

    Most people plug their phone in when they go to bed at night and leave it plugged in all night. That isn’t effecting the battery at all being as the phone stops charging after the battery is full. It doesn’t lose any electrolytes. I mean what is this a Gatorade commercial? Ha

    Also letting it go below 50% isn’t bad for it either. My wife always gets her phone to around 10% before charging, not on purpose, just because she forgets to charge it, and after almost 3 years with her iPhone 7 the battery is around 87% health.

    Batteries today and electronics have safeguards in them to prevent this sort of thing. Use your phone, charge it whenever you want. You’ll be just fine.
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    12-31-2018 11:10 PM
  17. mustang7757's Avatar
    Crazy isn't it. Most days I couldn't get 3 hours SoT out of my Pixel 2 on the whole battery.Yeah idk, I'm not saying there isn't some truth to what Rukbat is saying but until this 6T I generally have always charged overnight granted I would generally plug in by 30% most days and it's never been an issue till about the 18-20 month mark. Now my wife runs hers dead or close to it all the time and it still takes 18 months before she starts having issues. My kid runs her Moto G4 down all the time too and that thing still has battery life that rocks and almost rivals this 6T.

    Again not saying there isn't something to it but I guess it doesn't seem to be a big enough issue to worry about for me.
    Yeah I agree , I never try to tell someone how to charge there battery because so far I haven't seen conclusion which way better. I say whatever works for you keep doing it .
    01-01-2019 01:23 AM
  18. Tony tata's Avatar
    I've only charged the phone once since getting it two days ago. I hope this kind of battery life continues. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...9d9440ecd5.jpg
    Greatest battery life I've ever had. And camera is definitely adequate for what I use it for. My 2 kids don't stay still enough to get great pics anyway lol.
    Attached Thumbnails I cannot believe how long the battery lasts-21194.jpg  
    01-01-2019 03:31 PM
  19. mustang7757's Avatar
    Greatest battery life I've ever had. And camera is definitely adequate for what I use it for. My 2 kids don't stay still enough to get great pics anyway lol.
    Definitely looks good..
    Tony tata likes this.
    01-01-2019 05:24 PM
  20. Theot's Avatar
    Greatest battery life I've ever had. And camera is definitely adequate for what I use it for. My 2 kids don't stay still enough to get great pics anyway lol.
    Yeah but even with my Pixel 2 it was hard to get good shots when kids were moving. I'm happy with the camera and I've changed my Google photos backup setting to full resolution. By far the things OP does to the OS and the way it integrates with the hardware just works so well. This is the first I'm in years I've really enjoyed everything about a phone.
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    01-01-2019 05:37 PM
  21. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yeah but even with my Pixel 2 it was hard to get good shots when kids were moving. I'm happy with the camera and I've changed my Google photos backup setting to full resolution. By far the things OP does to the OS and the way it integrates with the hardware just works so well. This is the first I'm in years I've really enjoyed everything about a phone.
    The camera not bad at all , can take some really stunning photos. Just not all the time
    Tony tata likes this.
    01-01-2019 07:53 PM
  22. Morty2264's Avatar
    Yeah but even with my Pixel 2 it was hard to get good shots when kids were moving. I'm happy with the camera and I've changed my Google photos backup setting to full resolution. By far the things OP does to the OS and the way it integrates with the hardware just works so well. This is the first I'm in years I've really enjoyed everything about a phone.
    So glad you're enjoying it!
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    01-02-2019 07:17 AM
  23. Steve Lazzar's Avatar
    The camera not bad at all , can take some really stunning photos. Just not all the time
    You want better camera pics? Check out this third-party Google Pixel 3 camera port! Made by devs on XDA. Just install, clear cache and data, force close, restart phone, and BAM! INSTANT upgrade! Make sure to enable HDR+ in settings and switch to HDR+ Enhanced for best results. Night camera is more detailed too. Enjoy!!

    https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/a.../changelog324/
    mobrules likes this.
    01-03-2019 08:21 AM
  24. Steve Lazzar's Avatar
    I forgot to mention in my last post, make SURE you download this version from the list:

    MGC_6.1.021_BSG_Arnova_TlnNeun_1.2_Final.apk

    It was posted on 12-20.

    Link: https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/a...google-camera/

    Install, then clear cache and data, restart. Also make sure to enable HDR+ in settings and then HDR+ Enhanced. Definite improvement in camera quality over stock! Night Mode is better too.
    mobrules likes this.
    01-03-2019 08:39 AM
  25. LouCap's Avatar
    I can relate. I take a lot of photos too, and that's the only reason I keep my 2XL around. Otherwise, I carry the 6T for the battery life and the superior iser experience. Under good conditions, the 6T does a fine job with photos, but if the lighting isn't perfect, the Pixel kills it. And don't get me started on the 6T's selfie camera.... it's just lame. When it works, it's fine, but most of the time it can't find focus.
    01-03-2019 08:47 AM
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