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Hi guys. It seems to me that my nexus 4 has been consuming too much battery for voice calls. Ive attached pictures showing what I'm experiencing. Is this normal or is there something wrong? Im on a 2g network btw. Thanks in advance!!
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Hi guys. It seems to me that my nexus 4 has been consuming too much battery for voice calls. Ive attached pictures showing what I'm experiencing. Is this normal or is there something wrong? Im on a 2g network btw. Thanks in advance!!
How much screen time? Voice calls are a HUGE battery drain, especially if you carrier supports 3g calls. An hr of voice calls will use a lot of battery.
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How much screen time? Voice calls are a HUGE battery drain, especially if you carrier supports 3g calls. An hr of voice calls will use a lot of battery.
i don't remember the screen time for that particular day .. but usually i get 4hrs+ and from what i've gathered from the forum, that seems normal .. this concern over voice calls is because according to gsmarena voice-calls are one of the N4's strong points when it comes to battery life... according to their tests voice-calls would last around 14 hours before the battery died.. but in the screenshots i've posted, only about 1 hour of talk-time consumed around 14% of total battery life, which would amount to only about 7 hours of talk-time.. maybe the guys at gsmarena got it wrong or something but thats exactly what i'm trying to find out ..
 
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I haven't done any measured tests but from casual observation I've noticed I rarely lose any battery during a voice call though I also rarely talk for more than 10-20min.
 
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i don't remember the screen time for that particular day .. but usually i get 4hrs+ and from what i've gathered from the forum, that seems normal .. this concern over voice calls is because according to gsmarena voice-calls are one of the N4's strong points when it comes to battery life... according to their tests voice-calls would last around 14 hours before the battery died.. but in the screenshots i've posted, only about 1 hour of talk-time consumed around 14% of total battery life, which would amount to only about 7 hours of talk-time.. maybe the guys at gsmarena got it wrong or something but thats exactly what i'm trying to find out ..
I'm sure those call times are based on the screen off and nothing else being used during that call.

Talk time in labs never equal real world usage.

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I'd say definitely normal. Did 5+ hours of calling the other day (new years/Christmas stuff) before the phone died and 2hrs of screen on time too. The voice calls were the most used in that case, something like 70%. That's expected though in my book. Seems most people that post here don't actually talk on the phone as I never see voice calls in their screenshots. Getting 6hrs of screen on time and 0 calls doesn't work for me So I get about 2hrs of voice and 4hs of screen time.
 
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Well i guess the answer is that this is normal .. so i shouldn't be worried about it .. thanks guys for the help
 
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I'd say definitely normal. Did 5+ hours of calling the other day (new years/Christmas stuff) before the phone died and 2hrs of screen on time too. The voice calls were the most used in that case, something like 70%. That's expected though in my book. Seems most people that post here don't actually talk on the phone as I never see voice calls in their screenshots. Getting 6hrs of screen on time and 0 calls doesn't work for me So I get about 2hrs of voice and 4hs of screen time.
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Slightly off/on topic for this but I use my phone to listen to music through bluetooth for approx 2 hours a day, get about 1hr30mins screen on time and probably about 2 hours talk time a day (on bluetooth). By the end of the day I'm usually sat on about 10% battery, does this sound about right? I think in my estimation it seems right...any comments?

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Seems most people that post here don't actually talk on the phone as I never see voice calls in their screenshots.
its not a phone, its a mobile data/media device that happens to make phone calls


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