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It's amazing how much we actually use our phones in a given day, especially when we watch "videos"! Rate this thread to express how many hours of screen-on time you can get on the Google Pixel before depleting the battery.

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robstunner

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I will post later today after I fully charge. But I lost about 10% during initial setup and downloading apps. Less than 10 minutes SOT, hardly a fair reflection of endurance yet though.


So far:





Looks like about 5hrs is what it will trend down to. Which... Is OK.
 
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aldude345

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Nothing special at all. No battery saving modes. I do like to have wifi and Bluetooth calling turned off. Do u know how to enable battery percentage in battery bar as u see?

---------- Post added at 02:33 AM ---------- Previous post was at 02:32 AM ----------

Wifi and bluetooth scanning what I meant
 

robstunner

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Nothing special at all. No battery saving modes. I do like to have wifi and Bluetooth calling turned off. Do u know how to enable battery percentage in battery bar as u see?

---------- Post added at 02:33 AM ---------- Previous post was at 02:32 AM ----------

Wifi and bluetooth scanning what I meant
I'm no where near what your getting. I'm at 50℅ with 2.5hrs sot.

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robstunner

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First full day for me. It's about what I would expect to be honest. Everything is on except for drive backup and wifi, Bluetooth, nearby scanning.






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jasestu

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The Pixel (non XL) hasn't been looking great for me. Here's my second and third days with the phone (i.e. the days after the one I spent installing everything and playing a lot with the
camera).
First Full Day


Second Full Day
 
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joshm.1219

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This is from yesterday, my first full day with the phone after getting it Thursday. About a half hour of a graphic heavy game, over an hour of YouTube, some Netflix casting. Navigation was on for maybe 20 minutes, Bluetooth was on all day, streaming gpm and podcasts. Screen brightness was 50% most of the day. Power saving mode was on from 15% until I plugged in at 4% and took these screenshots.
 

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jasestu

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Jasestu,

I think your 2nd day results are pretty good. 3.5 hours of SOT and 22% battery left means you should be able to get at least 4.5 hours or more for a 2770 mah battery. That's in par with my S7.

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OK, so it's probably a case of needed to recalibrate myself after the Z3 Compact - I get twitchy if the phone ever got as low as 35% by the end of a day....
 

daewond3r

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Not gonna get too ahead of myself but it does appear that battery life is improving as the days go by and the OS settles. I'm hoping to consistently get 4+ hours SOT. That would be an improvement over my 6P (3–4 hours SOT since Nougat) and I'd be content with that.
 

fitchpuckman

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Today is my first full day with the phone (basically all setup completed yesterday eve), and I'm currently at 4+hr SOT with 31% battery left. I spent about an hour (edit:*talking*) on the phone, listened to a bit if music, wandered around this AM taking photos, and spent a ton of time if Facebook and Reddit. This is WAY better than my 5x, which was struggling to hit 2.5 hrs on a full days' use. Things to consider: it's Saturday and I'm not getting work emails all day, but also I typically expect worse battery life early on as OS is settling in. So far, this is more than u was expecting and is a great early indicator. Even if I only get 4-5hr SOT long term, is still be quite happy with that. Trending for 5-6 is just stellar!
 
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