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=> Nexus => Topic started by: frankmarco on April 10, 2014, 03:56:20 PM

Title: Battery life ?
Post by: frankmarco on April 10, 2014, 03:56:20 PM
I really want to buy the nexus 5. The phone has all the quality I’m looking for. The only downside is a major one for me, the battery. I’ve read some reviews and they all agree that the battery is bad. For me it’s very important because I can’t have to plug it every day.

Do you have a Nexus 5 and what’s your thought about the battery ?
Title: Re: Battery life ?
Post by: Omni on April 11, 2014, 07:20:12 AM
I own a Nexus 5 and I have to say that the battery life is pretty bad.
My Nexus 5 needs a charge at the end of every day, which isn't a big problem for me since I spend a lot of time behind a computer.
You might want to take a look at the LG G2, on which the Nexus 5 is based. I believe it has a bigger battery capacity.
Title: Re: Battery life ?
Post by: erikkoii on April 11, 2014, 07:58:01 AM
Unfortunately I don't think that you'll ever find a smartphone with a battery that'll last more than one day at a time.

If battery life is really important for you, consider getting a phone with a replaceable battery and get an extra battery or a larger one. You can find extended batteries with extended covers on eBay pretty cheap actually.
Title: Re: Battery life ?
Post by: CodeTech95 on April 11, 2014, 08:42:57 AM
I agree with erikkoii, there are very few high end smart phones that will last more than one day. You could check into taking a small battery pack with you to recharge the phone throughout the day, or you could buy a phone like the Galaxy S4 or S5 that has a removable battery and carry an extra battery with you to swap out.
Title: Re: Battery life ?
Post by: frankmarco on April 12, 2014, 02:30:25 AM
Thanks for answering my question. Yes it's hard to find a phone that last more than a day. But some can if you use it wisely. I will try to swap battery so. Thanks !
Title: Re: Battery life ?
Post by: Satangel on April 12, 2014, 03:36:07 AM
The battery wears down the more you use it, in the beginning it can easily go a few days, even with your internet on all the time.
Using some battery saving apps is a good idea too, their gains are minimal but it's better than nothing.

After a few months of use you'll already see the battery decline, that's just a fact with our current top smartphones....
Title: Re: Battery life ?
Post by: Annabell on April 12, 2014, 08:42:23 AM
I'll have to agree with the others, finding a smartphone that allows you to do all the things you want from a smartphone, and one which has a battery that lasts longer than a day is going to be difficult. You could turn half the things off on your phone, but that just kind of defeats the purpose.
Title: Re: Battery life ?
Post by: useruseruser on April 12, 2014, 09:48:44 AM
To be fair, battery technology is not very good in general. In my opinion, it is the one thing that needs to be improved upon dramatically. I hope companies like Samsung and Apple lead the way.
Title: Re: Battery life ?
Post by: Klank on April 12, 2014, 11:00:46 PM
I believe that the battery life isn't long enough where it can stay alive for more than a day. For the people who I've talked to about the battery life of the Nexus 5, they need to charge it at the end of the day or else the device won't be able to function properly later on. So, the battery life isn't the greatest out of all of the devices out there, sorry buddy.
Title: Re: Battery life ?
Post by: Annabell on April 13, 2014, 02:14:33 PM
To be fair, battery technology is not very good in general. In my opinion, it is the one thing that needs to be improved upon dramatically. I hope companies like Samsung and Apple lead the way.
I believe there are advances being made, but they're trying to come up with a way to keep the cost low, which is the problem at the moment.
Title: Re: Battery life ?
Post by: frankmarco on April 14, 2014, 05:22:02 AM
I finally bought a Nexus 5 and it's an awesome phone. But the battery is worse than I though. If you use it thourought the day (Web, texting, some calls etc.) I will barely last a day. I'm very disapointed about the battery.
Title: Re: Battery life ?
Post by: erikkoii on April 15, 2014, 06:47:57 PM
I finally bought a Nexus 5 and it's an awesome phone. But the battery is worse than I though. If you use it thourought the day (Web, texting, some calls etc.) I will barely last a day. I'm very disapointed about the battery.

You can buy batterycases on eBay that'll charge your phone during the day. Personally I don't really like them as they make your phone thick, but if battery life is important, you should consider a batterycase or a portable battery pack with USB.
Title: Re: Battery life ?
Post by: octavian55 on April 16, 2014, 10:11:43 AM
If you install Snapdragon Guru, the battery will work atleast one day and a half.


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Title: Re: Battery life ?
Post by: acnxtj on May 07, 2014, 10:04:18 AM
I brought a Nexus 5 a few weeks ago and so far the battery life is not quit bad. I can get through the whole day while playing a few games without any battry problems but just in case my battery does die I carry a spare charged one on me at all times.
Title: Re: Battery life ?
Post by: Emily Baker on May 24, 2018, 02:21:40 AM

There are some tips to avoid battery drain fast,you could try it.
Lower Screen Brightness;
Tighten Up Auto-Lock;
Do not Activate Location Service;
Don't Update Apps Automatically;
Turn off Wi-fi if You Don't Need It ;
Restrict Unimportant Notifications;
Do not Activate Location Service ;
Use Low Power Mode
Title: Re: Battery life ?
Post by: c4cyber on June 27, 2018, 08:26:33 AM
A 15 minute call drained just 2% away. The Nexus 5 battery is rated at 2,300mAh, a bit lower than the Galaxy S4's 2,600mAh battery. Our 90 minute video NyanGareth battery test, with the screen at full brightness, knocked the Nexus 5 from fully-charged down to 74%.
Title: Re: Battery life ?
Post by: Johnk Wilson on October 31, 2018, 12:11:29 AM
Actually, increasing battery life for Nexus 5 Phone is not such a difficult thing as you think. To make your device run for a longer time, you only need to adjust some settings of your device like reducing the brightness of screen, disabling wireless network, quitting background software and so on.