I've had this phone for almost 3 weeks now and I have been experiencing battery drainage when on standby. My battery would start off at 100% when I unplug it from the charger, and without using at all after half an hour I'd find it at 93 - 95%. So I installed a battery monitor (GSam Battery Monitor) and after a week I found that there were 2 things consuming most of the battery, the screen and multiple apps. So I decided to do a factory reset and test out the phone with the apps that came with the phone. The battery life improved slightly but it was still too much. I decided to check out the display, at first I thought it might be the brightness but then I remembered that motion launch also uses the screen (duh!). I turned it off today and so far I've only lost only 2% battery in 1 hour and 37 min, on standby. This is good and all but I really like motion launch, it's easier than reaching for the top of my phone when I'm using it with one-hand . My question is, does anyone have the same problem as I do? Cause if so it might be an issue with all the One (M8) phones running the software. If not, It might be my phone and I can send it to get fixed or something. Thanks
Motion launch shouldn't use much battery. Firstly the screen isn't always on waiting for touch input as you say. The touch response is only awakened when the phone sensors pick up movement. For this the HTC one uses a new device called a fusion sensor hub. This hub is a collection of sensors and is able to have active sensors that don't need the cpu and thus have a very low power requirement.
I'd look more into display options and turning the WiFi off when not needed and disabling some of the sync options.
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