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[Q] Is my battery life normal?

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27th June 2014, 02:16 AM   |  #1  
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I have an office job that does not provide me with wifi. So when I'm on my phone at work I generally stick to 3G. I got frustrated with my poor battery performance using stock + root greenify. So, yesterday I changed to Elementalx 1.0. I was running 4.4.3 yesterday and was surprised that the results using the new kernel weren't much better. I then decided to compare using 4.4.4. This showed about a 30 minute increase in SOT but obviously my usage wouldn't be exactly the same as it was yesterday.

Android 4.4.3, ElementalX 1.0, and Greenify (root)





Android 4.4.4, ElementalX 1.0, (no Greenify)





So in summary, the first scenario gave me 3 hr 9 m of screen time. The second gave me 3 hr 44 m.

Other things to note, I run location tracking set to battery saving mode. I also do not disable wifi poling. Both of those are going to ding my battery life but I would imagine that the lack of wifi and relying on mobile data is what's really killing me. Any advice guys?
27th June 2014, 02:31 AM   |  #2  
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Other things to note, I run location tracking set to battery saving mode. I also do not disable wifi poling. Both of those are going to ding my battery life but I would imagine that the lack of wifi and relying on mobile data is what's really killing me. Any advice guys?

If you turn location off and disable the WiFi polling, you'll get better battery life. Also your signal is weak at the beginning of those screenshots and that'll drop your battery life quite a bit.
27th June 2014, 02:39 AM   |  #3  
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If you turn location off and disable the WiFi polling, you'll get better battery life. Also your signal is weak at the beginning of those screenshots and that'll drop your battery life quite a bit.

Are you aware of any apps / xposed modules to handle turning off wifi polling, or is this something that people do manually?
27th June 2014, 03:40 AM   |  #4  
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your battery life is fairly normal. there are ways to improve it, but it wont be a huge improvement. anyways, with what i see from your signal, and with a little tweaking, between 4-.4.5h should be your norm. what brightness do you keep it at? the percent will make a significant impact in battery life. i keep mine around 20-25% usually.

anyways, kernels dont really play much of a role in battery life, despite what many say. battery life is mostly determined by how you personally use your phone, how you set it up, whichbapps you use, and the quality of data/phone connection that you receive. everything else plays a very minor role in battery life.

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Are you aware of any apps / xposed modules to handle turning off wifi polling, or is this something that people do manually?

go to the phones main settings, wifi, press the 3 dots on bottom right, advanced, niw disable scanning always available. that should help a little with battery as well.
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