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Why does the M8 get much better battery life than the Nexus 5? Its battery is only 300 mAh larger and if anything, the Boomsound speakers, higher CPU clock speed and Sense 6 should sap some battery out of it. There must be something in the kernel that allows it to have such great battery life.
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Why does the M8 get much better battery life than the Nexus 5? Its battery is only 300 mAh larger and if anything, the Boomsound speakers, higher CPU clock speed and Sense 6 should sap some battery out of it. There must be something in the kernel that allows it to have such great battery life.
HTC uses tweaks, tricks and etc to make the battery more efficient
Nexus 5 has NOTHING for improvment


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Magic is my guess.

But yes, the M8 far exceeds the N5 in battery. My M8 is setup the exact same (obviously keeping the M8's Dt2W feature enabled ) and it's average screen on time beats the N5 by 2 and a half hours.

But yes the battery is a bit bigger.... And yes, they must have made some things more cpu/battery efficient.
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Its not because of tweaks OEMs tend to want things to be more stable and it to have better battery life but google doesn't really care google is more release it and create more bugs than they fix and if it weren't for our great custom ROM and kernel developers we would be stuck with google screwed up Roms
 
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Thought this would be obvious. More efficient SoC. /thread

Clock speed being higher 0.1% of the time wouldn't be much of an added drain.
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Thought this would be obvious. More efficient SoC. /thread

Clock speed being higher 0.1% wouldn't be much of an added drain.
Then overclocking the Nexus 5 to 2.5 should help. Anandtech states that because tasks complete quicker, the CPU can drop to lower speeds quicker and save battery life. A dev should look into what optimizations HTC might have implemented into the M8. I would love to but I don't have any experience in that area.
Devices:

LG Nexus 5
ROM: SlimKat with Franco Kernel
Asus Nexus 7
ROM: SlimKat with ElementalX
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SGH-I317 (using on T-Mobile)
ROM: W03 Slim V21
Samsung Infuse 4G
ROM: CarbonROM
Apple iPad 4
Pebble Smartwatch

Past Devices:

Asus Transformer Pad TF300 - Sold
Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 - Sold[/HIDE]

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