Getting awesome battery life, see why

Spartacus MD

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I was getting very very mediocre battery life prior to this past week (16-22 hours and 2 hours screen time, or 4 hours screen time with 10-12 hours on). I couldn't figure out why this was the case and no matter what I tried whether it be disabling apps or downloading battery saver apps nothing really helped. Then I figured it might be my physical location causing my mobile signal to be weak even though the bar was full, that plus the wifi was weak too. I moved into a new place a week ago. Brand new wifi, new location, same usage of my phone.
All of a sudden my phone was lasting much much longer (almost 2 days!)and I didn't change a thing. So to those of you with less than optimal battery life this may be your issue too. The following is on medium brightness, gps turned on because I used Google maps for directions a few times, 45 minutes talk time, a lot of texting and fb. No battery saver app, no power saving mode, wifi on the entire time. Never closed any background apps.

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tartrate

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It's what I've been saying all along to people complaining of suboptimal battery. Most likely reception issues if everything else is normal. Nothing killed my old phone faster than poor signal. Having good wifi though made up for it if I wasn't making calls. I think the constant polling for data services/apps is what ultimately drains the battery.
 

goin_nil

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I noticed a difference at work too. It depends on where I sit in the building and the Wi-Fi or 4G signal strength will greatly affect battery life.

strong signal = great battery life
weak signal = poor battery life
 

godzillinois

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Interesting. Maybe I should leave my Wi-Fi on all the time then? If there's no Wi-Fi signal in the area though, will it keep searching and drain battery? I don't normally use my Wi-Fi since I have unlimited data
 

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