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Originally Posted by ZainyAntics View Post

I have my screen on 100% brightness 24/7 smile.gif

meh, its not really needed unless you are outside. auto brightness is good enough for me, right now im sitting at 1 day 13 hours with a tiny sliver of yellow on the battery, better than that screen i put up.
post #22 of 30
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I make it the entire day with extremely heavy use on my iPhone 4s with no rooting or modifications required.

no LTE, significantly smaller screen/less pixels to process, and underclocked CPU. Dear god, I hope it can make it a day....
post #23 of 30
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Originally Posted by identitycrisis View Post

Battery SUCKS

Bah!

This is EVERY Android phone I've owned. With the exception of the Samsung Fascinate. I owned a Galaxy Nexus for all of a week and traded it back for my 4s. To all of those saying "put a custom rom on it, turn off LTE..blah blah blah"

He shouldn't HAVE to do that stuff to get his phone to work properly. I got tired of switching roms every other day to see if the battery life would be livable. Even with the extended battery I could never make it past 12 hours of use.

The phone should work and the battery should last at least 16 hours with moderate use right out of the box. I've only achieved this on 2 smartphones; iPhone 4/4s and the Samsung Fascinate.
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The rezound doesn't have bad battery life at all...
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This is EVERY Android phone I've owned. With the exception of the Samsung Fascinate. I owned a Galaxy Nexus for all of a week and traded it back for my 4s. To all of those saying "put a custom rom on it, turn off LTE..blah blah blah"
He shouldn't HAVE to do that stuff to get his phone to work properly. I got tired of switching roms every other day to see if the battery life would be livable. Even with the extended battery I could never make it past 12 hours of use.
The phone should work and the battery should last at least 16 hours with moderate use right out of the box. I've only achieved this on 2 smartphones; iPhone 4/4s and the Samsung Fascinate.

You were dealing with a phone that has a 4.65 inch SAMOLED screen, and is 4G lte...your iphone has a screen that is 25% smaller, and does not use LTE. Custom roms are not going to solve that problem, if you, or anyone else who owns the Gnex wanted better battery life you should have used JuiceDefender and lowered your display brightness.

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post #26 of 30
Anyone using a LTE Verizon smartphone is going to have issues with battery life. :T

I bought the GSM international version of the phone and I'm absolutely loving it. I normally root and flash custom ROM's on my Android smartphones but I love the just the way it is. smile.gif

Did you know that the Galaxy Nexus can record in 720p from the front facing camera?
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Ive been using the phone for a while now, got a price match for it so it only cost me $250... but I'm still not crazy about it, I have to leave 4g lte off, and I need to reboot when switching between the two.

I shouldn't have to mod my $250 with contract phone to increase reception, it should work... not to mention without the otterbox Defender, it feels like I could snap it in half. But the plastic cover on the screen makes the screen look like total crap.

I also have to keep the screen on a low, manual setting to maintain any semblance of decent battery life. The 4g Off I'm OK with, the screen brightness setting sucks...

I am seriously considering returning it and getting the Droid 4, I am a huge fan of the physical keyboard, and Motorola's build quality, but even it has its drawbacks (fixed battery) *** is Motorola thinking?

Gah... I'm sure if I get the Droid 4, the Droid 4 Maxx will come out in 4 months...
     
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post #28 of 30
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You were dealing with a phone that has a 4.65 inch SAMOLED screen, and is 4G lte...your iphone has a screen that is 25% smaller, and does not use LTE. Custom roms are not going to solve that problem, if you, or anyone else who owns the Gnex wanted better battery life you should have used JuiceDefender and lowered your display brightness.

I've been an Android user since the G1 dropped in 2008, I'm well aware of what to do to make Android's battery life usable. Here's my changelog for phones:

G1->Samsung Moment->HTC Hero->Samsung Moment->Samsung Epic->Samsung Fascinate->iPhone 4->HTC Thunderbolt->LG Revolution->HTC Thunderbolt->Droid Charge->iPhone 4s->Galaxy Nexus->iPhone 4s.

You must not have read my post. Like I said, you shouldn't have to "put stuff" on your phone to make it usable. The point that it has a 4.65 inch SAMOLED display and LTE are irrelevant - whats the point of a "mobile phone" if you have to remain tethered to a power cord? If phone manufacturers continue to put out phones with terrible battery life and people keep buying them up like candy battery life will remain trash...which with Android has remained the same since the G1, with the exception of a few devices.

The Galaxy Nexus is a great phone, there's no arguing that. What irks me about Android in general is the inability to last AT LEAST 12-16 hours on the battery right out of the box.
post #29 of 30
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Ive been using the phone for a while now, got a price match for it so it only cost me $250... but I'm still not crazy about it, I have to leave 4g lte off, and I need to reboot when switching between the two.
I shouldn't have to mod my $250 with contract phone to increase reception, it should work... not to mention without the otterbox Defender, it feels like I could snap it in half. But the plastic cover on the screen makes the screen look like total crap.
I also have to keep the screen on a low, manual setting to maintain any semblance of decent battery life. The 4g Off I'm OK with, the screen brightness setting sucks...
I am seriously considering returning it and getting the Droid 4, I am a huge fan of the physical keyboard, and Motorola's build quality, but even it has its drawbacks (fixed battery) *** is Motorola thinking?
Gah... I'm sure if I get the Droid 4, the Droid 4 Maxx will come out in 4 months...

I got a feel for the Droid 4 today when I went to the mall on my lunch break, VERY solid device. The keyboard is great and the screen is nice and sharp. Not as sharp as the Galaxy Nexus for sure, but from Engadget's review the battery life is better. thumb.gif
post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by scriz View Post

The point that it has a 4.65 inch SAMOLED display and LTE are irrelevant
Lol, okay, whatever you say. Why do you think the iphone has not yet adopted LTE?

And I've owned quite a few Android phones, I've never had a problem with battery life outside of a few isolated incidents. I've also been able to customize them to get me well over a day of usage, and even then, I only needed to do that with LTE devices. If you have a problem with customizing your phone and tweaking it to get battery life in certain situations, then maybe you're not ready for android. If you don't want to trade off a few system settings + a battery saving app for a phone with a 4.65" 720p SAMOLED screen + LTE, then maybe you're better off with the iphone.
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