Droid Charge vs Nexus battery life?

Burchamj

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So, im about to pull the trigger on a nexus, 149+ 40$ credit at amazon, or hope for a verizon memorial day sale. I got a little worried about the nexus battery. I was wondering if anyone came from the charge and could give me a comparison?
 

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It really depends on the individual and how they use their phone each day but just comparing the battery specs.. The Charge has a 1600mAh and the Galaxy Nexus uses a 1850mAh battery so you should see an improvement,, not much,, but a slight improvement.

Then there's also the extended battery (2100mAh) for the GNex which fits quite nicely... only adds a little bit more thickness (some people actually prefer this) to the phone and it still makes the phone look stock without having that huge bulge like some extended batteries have.
 
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thanks for the input. My charge rarely last a day, but i use it alot. I was in another forum and i was getting worried the nexus would be a step down.
 

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Don't know about the standard battery on the Nexus, but with the Samsung extended battery the Nexus definitely outlasts the Charge. I think you can pick up the extended battery for like $25 last I saw and it doesn't really increase bulk to any noticeable degree, especially with a case (I'm using the Diztronic case I picked up off Amazon for $9).

I think you will be very pleased with the Nexus coming from the Charge. There IS a trade off in the screen; the colors on the Charge seem to "pop" more than the Nexus but because of the higher resolution, text on the Nexus is incredibly clear. I can read web pages in overview mode whereas I couldn't with the Charge without zooming. Another trade off is the camera. I think the Charge took better pics but the much faster shutter speed lets me capture more spur of the moment pics with the Nexus.
 

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thanks for the input. My charge rarely last a day, but i use it alot. I was in another forum and i was getting worried the nexus would be a step down.

The stock battery can be drained in 4-5 hours with heavy use on LTE but if you don't need the speed of LTE you can get another 2 hours of heavy use. If you root and ROM you can see alot better standby life. I see 2 days of life on the stock battery but I don't use it alot because my TF-101 is still my main android device.
 

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I don't think the nexus lasts as long as the charge. It's close though.
Maybe I use the nexus a bit more than I used to with the charge.

If you are at all into flashing stuff, this phone CANNOT BE BEAT.

Hopefully you get a good one as Samsung seems to have QC problems.
 

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got 2 Charges and 1 Nexus, and the Batt. Life on Nexus is just horrible, got extended batt. also on the nexus, the most it last half a day or mostly less. constantly needs to be plugged in...
 

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