No problems here
I *was* initially having problems since I kept leaving certain settings on unnecessarily. I like to crank up the brightness when I'm near a charger at home or in the car so that I can easily see the screen and basically ooh-and-ahh myself with a showroom look. Leaving it all the way up all day was curtains for the battery life obviously, and that's just me. People truly mindful of getting mileage out of the battery are no doubt more careful.
What has helped is that I try to be mindful of what settings I have enabled, and have gotten stellar performance after a day or two of receiving the update. I find that it's a matter of making sure WiFi is off if you're not on a network. I keep my screen brightness on "Auto," and can live with the slower performance when in power saving mode. Sucks not having root and UPSM anymore, but I can live since I rarely made it down to 20% battery life before anyway.
Your mileage may vary with the Sync setting since if it has trouble getting signal, it may get stuck in a loop and chew up battery. I don't know if there are any radio issues caused by 5.0, but I haven't noticed a difference in signal - I get as good of coverage as one can ask for in Central Ohio, and this still seems to be true so far. Anyhow, signal "hunting" has always caused the most trouble for battery life for me on several different devices.
Hope this helps...
Last edited by danktle; 1st May 2015 at 09:23 PM.