New Moto X Battery Tests Not Looking Great

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  1. dgstorm

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    It's easy to be excited about Motorola's next generation Moto X, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't look at all of the factors before making an informed purchase. Apparently, it has one weakness that could be important to some of you. Its 2300 mAh battery could be a bit bigger or more efficient.

    The phone was recently put through its paces by the folks at PhoneArena and the battery life comes up on the middling side of things. It's not atrocious by any means, but it is bested by the LG G3, the HTC One M8, the Galaxy S5 and more. In fact, it's battery life is closer to the iPhone 5S than any of the current flagships on the market.

    What do you guys think? Is this a factor that makes you rethink this device?

    Source: PhoneArena
     
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    I think it is a big deal. That is one reason why I love my Maxx. Even as old as it is and all the stuff I have running plus Google Now (I love the "okay google" feature) my battery lasts a good day and half without charging.

    I just don't understand the reasoning on why not to put a bigger battery in it.
     
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    This is a monstrous deal for me. I hope they do something to increase efficiency. I get terrible signal at work so my phone is constantly switching towers and going in and out of service. My old Galaxy S3 barely lasts the workday! I need something with a super battery.
     
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    Yeah IMO they messed up a huge hit. I was very excited for this device pending confirmation on the battery. Had they put a good sized battery in it the new X would be my next device. Now I'm left to see what the N6 has for us, and I'm kinda worried it'll be the same result.
     
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    Sad. How can manufacturers NOT know that better battery life has been a major point of contention with their customers the last few years? They've probably cut their customer base (for this device) by at least half because of this tomfoolery.

    tap'n on my S5
     
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    My LG G3 lasts so damn long. I think people need to wait for real world testing before making a decision. Turn on the ART runtime. That helped a ton on my LG G3.
     
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    I don't care. With the Turbo Charger that will charge it to 8 hours on a 15 minute charge, I like this idea. Stop making giant phones with giant batteries and make charging more efficient. I like this idea.
     
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    My LG G3 right out of the box was terrible with battery life on the first few days but then it got better, much better and that is what I am hoping here...I am disappointed in the small battery but there are worse things :) especially as mentioned above, they will have Turbo Charge :)...
     
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    Yup ..I agree ...my M8 goes a full day + easily ...so if the X comes in around a day that be good for plenty peeps ...

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    Weird because my nexus averages at minimum 8 hours, in fact I routinely go 12 hours before putting it on the charger with it having 30% battery life. So not saying that chart is wrong just saying I can go more than 4 hours. Now he may be going full brightness heavy media. And in that case that really isn't the average usage.

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    Yeah, we'll just have to see how it handles to the average user.

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    I don't care how quickly it charges, I care how long I can keep it off the charger. Moto may have missed the mark on this one...

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