FORUMS

HTC’s New Ad Campaign And What It Really Means

HTC has just released three new blind test adverts comparing app loading … more

XDA Picks: Best Apps of the Week (June 27 – July 4)

Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a … more

HTC One M9 Developer Edition Android 5.1 OTA

The Developer Edition of the HTC One M9 is receiving an over-the-air update to Android 5.1. … more

Index Project For XDA Device Subforums

Another ambitious project from the collaborative efforts of Recognized Contributors and Forum … more

HTC M8 vs Nexus 5 - Battery Life

340 posts
Thanks Meter: 61
 
By flamingspartan3, Senior Member on 22nd August 2014, 08:21 PM
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread Email Thread
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.
 
 
22nd August 2014, 08:26 PM |#2  
t-shock's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Thessaloniki
Thanks Meter: 2,474
 
Donate to Me
More
Battery Full
Quote:
Originally Posted by niral7

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


SO That's why
22nd August 2014, 10:48 PM |#3  
Sandman-007's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Flag Newnan
Thanks Meter: 2,304
 
More
Ehhhh I ain't buying that Story @t-shock. Sorry mate.
23rd August 2014, 12:34 AM |#4  
Darth's Avatar
Forum Moderator
Flag The Old Republic
Thanks Meter: 7,717
 
More
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.
23rd August 2014, 12:37 AM |#5  
spinninbsod's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag new york city
Thanks Meter: 85
 
More
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
23rd August 2014, 01:53 AM |#6  
Senior Member
Flag Toronto
Thanks Meter: 448
 
More
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.
Last edited by bblzd; 25th August 2014 at 05:59 AM. Reason: Links aplenty
The Following User Says Thank You to bblzd For This Useful Post: [ View ]
24th August 2014, 03:04 PM |#7  
OP Senior Member
Flag Paris
Thanks Meter: 61
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by bblzd

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.
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread

Tags
battery life, htc m8, kernel, mah, neuxs 5
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes