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  1. burwil's Avatar
    That's pretty decent phone signal strength. I don't think you have a problem with cell standby. And otherwise you battery life seems good given your screen time. Those percentages you mentioned earlier can be a bit misleading.....the numbers have to go somewhere and add to 100%
    01-04-2016 03:09 PM
  2. anon(9228075)'s Avatar
    That's pretty decent phone signal strength. I don't think you have a problem with cell standby. And otherwise you battery life seems good given your screen time. Those percentages you mentioned earlier can be a bit misleading.....the numbers have to go somewhere and add to 100%
    I'm going to check overnight when I have the most drain.

    What is a good dBm #

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    01-04-2016 03:43 PM
  3. burwil's Avatar
    My chart with the strong cell signal has dbms of -82 or so IIRC. I haven't made the comparison in awhile. Right now it sucks at home..... Around -105.

    Edit...just checked the phone at work....-78 dbms. Which will correspond to the Gsam graph I posted earlier. AT&T blows away T-Mobile at my work location...I couldn't get better than -105 with that carrier. A co-worker had brought by last year's Nexus 6 from AT&T to my office awhile back. He registered in the high -60s and low -70s IIRC but that's with Moto's antenna. Whenever you are trying to solve signal problems and you've reached an impasse, consider trading into a Moto phone.
    01-04-2016 04:59 PM
  4. calicocat2010's Avatar
    My chart with the strong cell signal has dbms of -82 or so IIRC. I haven't made the comparison in awhile. Right now it sucks at home..... Around -105.
    My signal strength is -103 dBm 36 asu
    01-05-2016 12:00 AM
  5. anon(9228075)'s Avatar
    My chart with the strong cell signal has dbms of -82 or so IIRC. I haven't made the comparison in awhile. Right now it sucks at home..... Around -105.

    Edit...just checked the phone at work....-78 dbms. Which will correspond to the Gsam graph I posted earlier. AT&T blows away T-Mobile at my work location...I couldn't get better than -105 with that carrier. A co-worker had brought by last year's Nexus 6 from AT&T to my office awhile back. He registered in the high -60s and low -70s IIRC but that's with Moto's antenna. Whenever you are trying to solve signal problems and you've reached an impasse, consider trading into a Moto phone.
    So lower dBm is better ?

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    01-05-2016 08:11 AM
  6. dennisharrison's Avatar
    So lower dBm is better ?

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    Yup! Don't look for anything lower than 70 realistically WRT these LTE bands.
    01-05-2016 08:15 AM
  7. anon(9228075)'s Avatar
    And below is 2 screenshots of my battery #'s and a Gsam of signal strength.

    Don't pay attention to the hours on and remaining because they are skewed. I charged to 100% and took off charger around 8:30 pm, didn't use much at all and went to sleep around 10:00. The screenshot is at 7:10 and cell standby is 15% (now it is 17% at 8:16) and was down to 75%. So it went down at least 20% or more overnight in sleep mode, screen off but wifi on.

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    01-05-2016 08:18 AM
  8. calicocat2010's Avatar
    And below is 2 screenshots of my battery #'s and a Gsam of signal strength.

    Don't pay attention to the hours on and remaining because they are skewed. I charged to 100% and took off charger around 8:30 pm, didn't use much at all and went to sleep around 10:00. The screenshot is at 7:10 and cell standby is 15% (now it is 17% at 8:16) and was down to 75%. So it went down at least 20% or more overnight in sleep mode, screen off but wifi on.

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    So,the orange line is the Phone signal?
    01-05-2016 09:31 AM
  9. anon(9228075)'s Avatar
    So,the orange line is the Phone signal?
    Yes. Other is battery level

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    01-05-2016 10:08 AM
  10. anon(9228075)'s Avatar
    I just noticed it didn't post both screenshots. The other was just the battery from main settings showing 17% cell standby.

    So the flat line. I'm assuming that was when it was sitting beside my bed not moving. Is that signal bad or good or is that the bug that Verizon has when asleep on wifi ? The spikes up seem to be when the screen is on and using it.

    Right now I'm at 58% and cell standby is 26% of my usage. Been on wifi the whole cycle.

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    01-05-2016 10:10 AM
  11. anon(9228075)'s Avatar
    Because here is the signal now that I've been in office using it on and off.

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    01-05-2016 10:12 AM
  12. jgraves1107's Avatar
    Verizon sells a wireless battery charger. I picked one up to make life a bit easier should I need a charge at work. Works great with the Note 5.
    Quick edit. Anyone notice android system is sending mobile data while wifi is on? I don't recall seeing this with my Note 4.
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    01-05-2016 01:32 PM
  13. burwil's Avatar
    Not familiar what this Verizon bug suppose to be. Your standby percentage is going to be almost meaningless if you are not using your phone or lightly using it. The percentages have to add up to 100% so it would make sense that cell standby is very high because your phone isn't doing anything else.
    01-05-2016 01:35 PM
  14. palanilopez12's Avatar
    So just wondering because my battery has issues too (max 3 SOT hours), is it a hardware issue and we should return our phones to be replaced?
    Have you done this yet?
    01-05-2016 03:46 PM
  15. anon(9228075)'s Avatar
    Not familiar what this Verizon bug suppose to be. Your standby percentage is going to be almost meaningless if you are not using your phone or lightly using it. The percentages have to add up to 100% so it would make sense that cell standby is very high because your phone isn't doing anything else.
    The Verizon bug is cell standby drain on the battery when on wifi. Like bad drain. More than any other carrier.

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    01-05-2016 05:30 PM
  16. Ruben Ocasio's Avatar
    So far at 27% SOT over 5 hrs, before the end of the day I'll definitely be at 7hrs SOT

    01-05-2016 06:00 PM
  17. burwil's Avatar
    Does Verizon have calling via WiFi? If so you might want to try toggling that.
    The Verizon bug is cell standby drain on the battery when on wifi. Like bad drain. More than any other carrier.

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    01-05-2016 06:59 PM
  18. Aaron_Jones's Avatar
    I had a great day today fellas with my battery life. I normally was getting 7 hours on average before coming to this forum. Today I got 14 hours.

    So I have my phone in power saver moder
    I got rid of Facebook part of my fast
    I was busy at work so I did not hit it as heavy as I have in the past. Today is my normal operation mode.
    I took snap shots of all the monitors and will post them a little later.

    One thing I did notice that was interesting. My phone Signal as it spiked was a direct mirror opposite for the battery drain under rate of change. I have ATT have have poor signal at work and at home and I think that this is a major reason of my battery situation. ATT used to work really well in both areas but over the last year or so I noticed it has really dropped off a bit and now seems to be the new norm.

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    01-05-2016 09:03 PM
  19. Aaron_Jones's Avatar
    Stock bat monitor

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    01-06-2016 04:16 AM
  20. Aaron_Jones's Avatar
    Gsam bat monitor

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    01-06-2016 04:17 AM
  21. Aaron_Jones's Avatar
    Phone signal - look how the rate of change is almost directly the opposite of the signal chart showing a major cause of bat drain.

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    01-06-2016 04:19 AM
  22. Aaron_Jones's Avatar
    Phone sig

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    01-06-2016 04:19 AM
  23. Aaron_Jones's Avatar
    Here is my app use. I got little over 3hrs of Display on as well. Again, took off Facebook, in power saver mode, moderate use, with my gear 2 Bluetooth ed the while day. Actually the Bluetooth did not account for hardly any drain on my battery it registered to 0% among all the others.

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    01-06-2016 04:23 AM
  24. jgraves1107's Avatar
    So we still have the battery drain when we have a bad signal with Verizon. I noticed my Note 4 would drain the battery quick in some areas rather than others. Not really much you can do about that. I mean guys we are going to get days with poor battery life because of cell issues. Use your phone the way you want and get a battery with wireless charging. Sometimes I get bad cell reception at work and have to charge, but most of the time I get through 10 hours and have 50% or better left.
    01-06-2016 06:07 AM
  25. KelseyRo4's Avatar
    When should the phone be charged? I usually let it drain all the way down less than 10%, but some people say to charge it at 40%, others say 50, etc. So I just want to know when is the best time to charge it to extend the battery life in the long run. I only plan on keeping the phone for a year though. Thanks

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    01-06-2016 03:34 PM
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