Suggestions for prolonging battery life on a single charge?

Discussion in 'Android OS' started by RickAgresta, Nov 17, 2017.

  1. Mi An

    Mi An Nexus Refugee

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    Most big battery phones I've seen have been pretty budget-minded. Apparently manufacturers think everyone who can afford premium wears skinny jeans. Most of those aren't available in the U.S. either, most are in Asia.

    Maybe the idea is if we can't lose weight, we can live vicariously through our insanely thin phones...?
     
  2. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    checking now to see if my replacement Big Honkin' Battery's initial performance was a fluke (where it ran 34 1/2 hours and still had 23% charge) -- ran it down to 1% yesterday, put it on my wall charger (not in the phone) ~8pm, and it's still there. It has easily been making it through an entire 12-to-14 hour day, but not as good as that first time.
     
  3. Hook

    Hook Phone Killer ;-) Arrrrr...f

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    I just did another deep discharge to test my setup. Made it 66 hours with the case having 2 lights on, but no longer being able to maintain charging the phone (it would cut out shortly after starting). The phone was nearly full, so I probably would have made it to 72 hours, but it was bed time so plugged it in over night. Very happy with this setup. Will continue to top off every other night (36 hours without a charger).
     
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    Hook Phone Killer ;-) Arrrrr...f

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    Just thought I'd mention that, 4 months in, I am still loving this. It feels completely normal to me now and I really don't get many odd looks from folks. They seem to assume it is some variant of an Otterbox. I've had the phone out of the case maybe twice since I got it and both times the phone felt so flimsy I thought it would either pop out of my hand or I'd crush it. Felt really uncomfortable. And it does fine in my left front pants pocket, even my jeans. :vbwink:

    The thing that I find most interesting is that thinking about whether my phone is charged enough or not has completely left my awareness. I just don't think about it. I always have enough juice for whatever. I never even check it anymore.:newpalm:
     
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    Mi An Nexus Refugee

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    Yup. It's liberating. I rarely even think about how nice multiday battery life is anymore unless I contemplate a new phone and remember my last couple. It's the exact opposite of Ive's Apple-splaining (with apologies) years ago that we love to use our phones because they're so light and thin and if they had bigger batteries instead, we wouldn't like using them and thus wouldn't need bigger batteries in the first place, so 'trust us and don't worry your pretty little heads about battery capacity.' I didn't think I would really love my Z Play unless/until a keyboard mod arrived, and I will love it more then but it's already beloved.
     
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