Nexus 5x Battery Life Thread

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statikrage

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Just manual pushed the 8.0 update and getting great battery life compared to 7.2. Running stock rooted with magisk.
 

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paradoxiumwind

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I got a brand new N5X from amazon the other day, unopened, I also bought a couple spare 'OEM' batteries while I was at it, but I hear people are just packainging lower mAH crap batteries in nexus stickers and reslling them?

I got one one here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172352710274

And one here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172352710274

Took some pics:

I have yet to open my new N5X and compare the battery (nor do I really want to tear the covering off the battery to check what's underneath) but does anyone think these look like legit OEM batteries? Since they are (presumably) unused, and the one in the phone could be two years old, might it be worht replacing the one in the phone? I'm putting off taking the back cover off because I ended up snapping the contacts and could never get the back on properly again with my Nexus 5.

One battery has a manufacture date of 02/11/15, the other 01/12/15, no sure what hte one in the phne is like. I bought some copper shims to put on the CPU that over hears I will have a loot at it then, but I also might end up sending it off to china to get the ram +storage). upgrade

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pics of batteries here: https://imgur.com/a/UROLN
 

ronin1985

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Battary drain Screen off

Some weeks ago i suddenly had to charge my nexus 5x much more often. At this time CM13 was installed. So i diceded to upgrade to Lineageos 15.1. Unfortunately the battery drain was still much to high. I loose like 5% per hour during idle (only wifi turned on). I installed AccuBattery, Wakelock Detecor, ElementalX kernel, but i could not detect something, which is causing the battery drain (see my pictures). Do u guys have any other sggestions for me? How many mA/h are you lossing during idle? I have the impression that ~120mA/h is way to high.

Thank you
 

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Navalon

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Hi guys! After test android 6, 7 and 8 in my nexus 5x. I have got the feeling that the battery life is better with android 6 but I am not sure. In all the version I used greenify and magisk with battery improves. I think that the implementation and when I disable background app services is better in 6.
What do you think? I don’t know how to do...

Pd: all android versions are stock
 

nashy10

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Feb 13, 2012
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Rogue drain

Hey everyone just getting back into this phone has been a while, been trying different ROMs etc. I am running AOSIP unrooted and I'm having issues with the battery. Cpu does not seem too deep sleep, instead it stays at lowest frequency, I had accubattery installed but it didn't really help me narrow anything down other than I have a problem. Location services are on and I use Facebook app but haven't had problems deep sleeping with other ROMs, here are my cpu stats over a short period with maybe 15 mins of screen on time.really love this ROM so I'm here trying to sort the battery issues, all help is appreciated. Have blocked wakelocks with app ops from most main offenders, no change.
 

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Hey everyone just getting back into this phone has been a while, been trying different ROMs etc. I am running AOSIP unrooted and I'm having issues with the battery. Cpu does not seem too deep sleep, instead it stays at lowest frequency, I had accubattery installed but it didn't really help me narrow anything down other than I have a problem. Location services are on and I use Facebook app but haven't had problems deep sleeping with other ROMs, here are my cpu stats over a short period with maybe 15 mins of screen on time.really love this ROM so I'm here trying to sort the battery issues, all help is appreciated. Have blocked wakelocks with app ops from most main offenders, no change.
I think it's because of the preinstalled kernel in this ROM, try an other one, I can recommand you sphinx, tell me if it fixed it, if not I will try to help you the best as I can ?
 

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  • 8
    I think the best test without actually having the phone yet is to compare the battery life of the Nexus 5X to the original Nexus 5 of 2013 under the same test conditions.

    The Ars Technica test showed the Nexus 5 getting 400 minutes and the Nexus 5X getting 548 minutes using the same test. That is a 37% improvement of the Nexus 5X compared to the Nexus 5.

    The Phone Arena test showed the Nexus 5 getting 4 hr 50 min and the Nexus 5X getting 6 hr 25 min using the same test. That is a 33% improvement of the Nexus 5X compared to the Nexus 5.

    Nexus 5 battery life (Ars Technica):
    http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Nexus-5-review.012.png

    Nexus 5X battery life (Ars Technica):
    http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-conte...view-chart-template-final-full-width.0121.jpg

    Nexus 5 battery life (Phone Arena):
    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Golden-middle-our-Nexus-5-battery-life-test-is-here_id49127

    Nexus 5X battery life (Phone Arena):
    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Google-Nexus-5X-battery-life-test-results-are-out_id74852


    Based on those comparisons I'd expect the Nexus 5X to get about 35% better battery life compared to the Nexus 5 during actual usage. When I first got my Nexus 5 I was getting just barely 4 hours screen on time. At a 35% increase the Nexus 5X should get like 5.5 hours screen on time.

    I can live with that. Plus, stand by time should be improved with Doze.

    My Nexus 5X is coming late next week. I'll just have to wait and see how it goes.
    6
    No need to do a complete drain and full charge cycle on modern batteries. That's a relic from old times. Actually it's best not to let the battery drain completely.

    Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
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    Hi

    Do any of you feel that having ambient display on will hurt the battery. I've held my phone upside down (like it would be in my pocket) and I can shake the phone and get the screen on. So, I'm wondering how often it's turning on in my pocket.

    From what I can tell when the phone is covered ambient display doesn't come on as the proximity sensor knows it is covered up, try it with your hand over the sensor and pick up the phone, no ambient display, so no it will not turn on in your pocket, happy days. :D

    Regards

    Phil

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    Hi

    I'm not understanding how ambient display works anyway given the display is lcd. Highly inefficient no?

    Sent from my D5803 using Tapatalk

    Ambient display is nothing new, you used to be able to set Android phones to turn the display on when a notification came through yonks ago, the only difference today is they can optimise the power draw on AMOLED displays by making it all black with white text, add features like pick up to wake etc.

    For an LCD display you are correct in that ambient display uses the same power as if the screen was full on, but it is only on for a few seconds so overall isn't going to make very much difference, and if it is on a desk or table and we can see the notification isn't important, we've saved some power anyway from not going into the phone and reading it. I'm pretty sure as well doze mode will turn off ambient display, so it's not lighting up at night when the phone has been idle for a while and we are unlikely to be with it, plus it doesn't operate when it's in a pocket or covered case.

    If we say ambient display is on for 4 seconds and it gets triggered 100 times a day (unlikely for most), that's around 7 minutes taken from our screen on time, so probably not noticeable overall, but if that has saved us turning on the phone and reading irrelevant messages some of the time, we've probably broken even or gained some.

    Just enjoy the feature I say and not worry about battery power.

    Regards

    Phil
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    I find it pretty disappointing. Mine is coming next week but if that's the kind of battery life if get I'll likely send it back. Can't even managed a full 4 hours of real usage?

    Wow. I'd suggest cancelling the order now. Ended up with almost 4.5 hours of SOT, and it far exceeds my expectation.

    Really not sure what I would be doing to need more SOT. It's a phone.
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    150 nits is how much on the brightness scale? 50%?

    Sent from my Lenovo TAB S8-50L using Tapatalk

    PA showed the display on the 5X to have 487nits. So maybe 150 is about 31%?