I think turning off LTE and turning on CDMA only is draining the battery as well.

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    Turning off LTE and turning on CDMA only is draining the battery as well.

    I just did a test proving to me that switching the radio to CDMA only is possibly linked to the battery draining on our lte Verizon nexus phones.

    I rebooted my phone and turned the radio on to cdma only and saw a dramatic drop in battery life for about 30 mins. I then turned LTE back on and the battery actually stopped draining instantly! I did turn on wifi at the end and saw an increase in battery life believe it or not.

    Take a look at the screen shot.

    Fyi this is with the extended battery that I just installed today.

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    complete opposite of what I was expecting. very interesting...
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    I'd expected wifi to draw the least ...by far..my razr drains noticeably faster with 4g than 3g...but I noticed it drains the fastest when its constantly switching between 3/4g....

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    Is the Qualacomm radio in the nexus the same as the razr?

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    Nah maybe its just ur area or something. Here's mine with a extended battery. This is the first day I've turned it to CDMA only cause I only live in a 3G area. 2nd day with my extended battery.



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    For the last few days I have been using Locale to disable 4G at work and it saves alot of battery. On average with 4G on after a 10 hour shift I have 30% battery. When I turn off 4G, 3G only I have 60-70% left.
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