Overall, I am absolutely LOVING this phone. It's just...awesome. I love to just hold it. One thing has appeared out of nowhere though...random battery drain.
When I first got the phone, it lasted 2 days with moderate use. Added all my apps, still got about a day and a half. Then suddenly it just decided to not work as well. For some reason it drains almost twice as fast when in standby than when in use. So I know this is a fixable issue, I just can't figure out who the culprit is. I have looked extensively into the battery drain and I don't think it's the usual "misreading" of the stats or anything. Battery life when in use is fantastic, unrivaled of all the smartphones I've had. But I swear, I can lose 5% if I leave the phone untouched and locked for 10-15 minutes. That can't be right, when I only lose 1% after 5ish minutes of browsing the internet. I have GSam, the biggest battery drainer is of course the "phone radio," and the "kernel" and "Maps" under App usage, which is 45.9% of the battery at this point, when all I've done today is browse settings, set up my homescreens a bit, and texting.
I notice a lot of times, especially at work where I don't have a great signal, it's always trying to connect to GPS, showing the notification and everything, and I'm pretty sure this is the cause. All I really want at work data-wise is an accurate time/weather widget. Do I need all 3 locations checked? Can I have it so EVERYTHING but texting refreshes upon wakeup instead in intervals while unlocked? Is it possible I did a horrible job calibrating it? Does this make any sense??
I don't understand how the battery life just stopped being so great overnight. I didn't add any apps when it started that would do it to this extreme, but I know it's always struggling to find GPS. Thoughts?