Battery Life that bad?

cyclejim

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How about this guys, doesnt this seem a bit excessive? This is after about 4 battery cycles and I havent been using the phone heavily this morning at all- 43 minutes of screen time.
 

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Not bad at all honestly, I'm a pretty heavy user, get about 16 to 20 hours a charge, overall between this phone, and my former Vivid, Captivate, and ancient windows mobile Motorola mpx220, best battery life of any smartphone I've used.

Definitely first I can make it through the day without recharging

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when I read posts claiming 16-20h of heavy use it makes me think if there are google / lg employees on this forum doing some marketing.

As much as I love my nexus I have to say that the battery life in nexus 4 is terrible. full stop.
Nexus 4 will last about 3-4h of screen on time (on automatic which is quite dim). On full brightness it would probably last 1.5h.
if I don't charge my phone at midday it's dead by the time I leave work at 5pm. My morning commute use 1h internet, 5 min calls, 10 emails, 2 txt msgs, automatic brightness, sync to minimum (just gmail)
I tested battery life with everything switched off (aeroplane mode, wifi off, sync off - I was abroad) and brightness to minimum (barely visible) and the battery was going down about 15% per hour. terrible.
 

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In my experience, the battery life on the 4 I had was terrible when not connected to Wifi. Without even using the phone, the battery life would drop around 40% not even using the phone in a span of 4 hours. Unacceptable to me, sold the phone and went back to my iPhone 5.
 

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Took a few weeks but battery life is good to me now

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Go Ogle

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Notice the 22 hours. All sync on except g+. Automatic photo upload is on though. GPS always on.

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i've only had my nexus 4 for a full day and have played with it quite a bit, but I've noticed the battery bleeds terribly. I'm not too concerned with it. Takes time for the battery and the phone to find balance.
 

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Can someone help look at mine? I've had decent battery life since the n4 launch but lately it's been getting worse.

I didn't use maps at all today. Is it Google now? Screen time was only 27 min

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Go Ogle

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How long did you navigate on that screen shot? Looks like probably over an hour. Am i right? I have g+ push notifications all off.

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Mine is horrendous.



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Personally I'm averaging around 20 hours of battery life with approx 3.5 hours screen on time, but I'm using a custom kernel and custom rom so I appreciate not everyone will be getting the same results. That said, I find it reassuring to know solutions are available for those willing to seek them out.
 

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I don't remember what my screen on time was, but there is no way it was three hours.

I will say however, that once it got to 1% it lasted for another half hour or so. Maybe mine is still "calibrating"?
 

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Mine has been way better than my Verizon Nexus. This is with GPS and sync on screen set to auto. Screen on time is just under 60 min.


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anon(354569)

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What apps wake the phone from a deep sleep? Or how do I figure how what apps do that?

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If you have a screen lock app, get rid of it. I had one and battery was taking a big hit, but is greatly improved now that I uninstalled it. Also it seems that some apps are sucking more battery. I have found that my NPR app and my expense app continue to drain the battery when they are not in use, however, if I clear them from my recent apps all is back to normal. I would suggest clearing apps that are not native and see if this helps your battery life.
 

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Not bad at all, just make sure you disable currents syncing and Uncheck the option to "report from this device" in maps settings. I usually get 14-16 hours, and thats with gps on all the time, live wallpaper, and a ton of widgets.

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