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New T-Mobile HTC One M8 user here, been using it SIM unlocked on TMobile (used Jump!) and StraightTalk's AT&T 4G LTE.

Well I'm at about 31% and charging.

Any tips on improving battery life? I always keep my brightness rather low, but my battery life is much worse than my Nexus 5's. Almost thinking of exchanging for S5 as the removable battery may help.

This is not a rant or hate thread, I simply want to ask other T-Mobile HTC One M8 users their experiences.

Seriously I'm having to charge once or twice per day. My dad has the M8 on VZW and his phone gets much better battery life, I almost feel like my phone is defective. That or the TMO version uses more battery life.

BTW Wi-Fi is off.

Thanks,

Thomas
 
 
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New T-Mobile HTC One M8 user here, been using it SIM unlocked on TMobile (used Jump!) and StraightTalk's AT&T 4G LTE.

Well I'm at about 31% and charging.

Any tips on improving battery life? I always keep my brightness rather low, but my battery life is much worse than my Nexus 5's. Almost thinking of exchanging for S5 as the removable battery may help.

This is not a rant or hate thread, I simply want to ask other T-Mobile HTC One M8 users their experiences.

Seriously I'm having to charge once or twice per day. My dad has the M8 on VZW and his phone gets much better battery life, I almost feel like my phone is defective. That or the TMO version uses more battery life.

BTW Wi-Fi is off.

Thanks,

Thomas


I make it through a full day here, I'm used to the batt life of a note3, so it takes some getting used to. I have bluetooth/wifi on all day, with facebook/g+/twitter/4emails syncing (evy 15min). I used titanium backup to freeze all the apps I dont use or wont use... ie all tmo apps, ant+, etc also use greenify for help also...
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I make it through a full day here, I'm used to the batt life of a note3, so it takes some getting used to. I have bluetooth/wifi on all day, with facebook/g+/twitter/4emails syncing (evy 15min). I used titanium backup to freeze all the apps I dont use or wont use... ie all tmo apps, ant+, etc also use greenify for help also...

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Make sure you get Lookout off and try to get rid of it if possible. Nuke Carrier IQ in to the sun. I use Lux to autoadjust the brightness and that seems to help a lot. If you really need help look in to JuiceDefender. I can easily go a day without charging, and I haven't enabled JuiceDefender yet.
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Disabling Google Now and restarting helps. Apparently there is a bug in kit kat that hammers the CPU and drives the android ui usage up with it enabled.

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New T-Mobile HTC One M8 user here, been using it SIM unlocked on TMobile (used Jump!) and StraightTalk's AT&T 4G LTE.

Well I'm at about 31% and charging.

Any tips on improving battery life? I always keep my brightness rather low, but my battery life is much worse than my Nexus 5's. Almost thinking of exchanging for S5 as the removable battery may help.

This is not a rant or hate thread, I simply want to ask other T-Mobile HTC One M8 users their experiences.

Seriously I'm having to charge once or twice per day. My dad has the M8 on VZW and his phone gets much better battery life, I almost feel like my phone is defective. That or the TMO version uses more battery life.

BTW Wi-Fi is off.

Thanks,

Thomas

I honestly think it depends on how you are treating the battery and using your phone. Remember new phones get used more initially. You can get an S5 but that doesn't mean you'll get better battery life. Also, please don't take it from me. There are professionals that have shown the M8 to have better battery life than even the Note 3 and S5.

Proof M8 has competitive battery life
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