Nexus 6P Battery Life Impressions

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  1. DroidModderX

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    I have had the Nexus 6P now for a few days and so far I am loving it. The aluminum back coupled with the Gorilla Glass 4 really give this device a premium feel. The fingerprint scanner on the back is second to none. You can't get any better software for a device than the latest version of Stock Android! One big question that everyone keeps asking me is, "What is the battery life like"?

    As a disclaimer I have not yet used this as a daily device. In fact I have been using this phone with wifi only. That being said the optimizations in Android 6.0 make the battery life much better than any other Nexus device I have ever used.

    First I'd like to discuss the all new Doze feature in Android 6.0. This feature allows your phone to go into a deep sleep only allowing important notifications to come through. I left my phone off the charger after a full charge for 2 and a half days. At the end of 2 and a half days I had 49% battery left.

    Next lets talk about Screen on time. With my 49% I was able to actively use the phone for another 3.5 hours. After which the phone had 15% battery life. I know battery life will be different once I add LTE to the mix, but even so these are pretty impressive results.

    Also I guess it should be mentioned that the Nexus 6P also supports rapid charging so even if you somehow manage to deplete your battery you can still get hours out of your device with just a few minutes of charging!
     
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    I too don't have a sim yet and on WiFi the battery life has been impressive for sure. Wonder how all the switching between radios is gonna affect it when I get my Project Fi sim in it.
     
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    I'm super excited to get this phone, glad to hear the battery life is good.
     
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    Assuming that the 6P is like other rapid charging devices, even without rapid mode activated the charging times will be sexy. Looking forward to seeing optimization from MM on more Android devices.

    Still have to say that phone is damn big. I just don't see myself carrying anything like that if it doesn't have stylus functionality like my Note. One-handed operation is too much of a stretch for me to put up with the awkwardness unnecessarily.

    Seems to be a quality device though, so let's hope it sets the new standard for Nexus flagships and helps to keep the Android market competitive.
     
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    My battery life has been great. Look at this flat while I was sleeping.


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    I'm so used to note phones that smaller screens bug me at this point.
     
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    And you are using lte so it doesn't seem to make much of a difference
     
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    I don't use WiFi anymore. Wonder if it will be better.
     
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    Anyone know a gsam alternative for nonroot?
     
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    Gsam works if your not rooted. Just doesn't have the same functionality. Still shows you usage starts & such.

    Honestly, I just rely on the phone's stats.
     
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    Great to see you guys are getting good battery life out of your 6P. About 3 more weeks to go until I get mine.
     
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    God knows when I'll get mine now. 10 hours in Ohio yesterday to return overnight to Illinois & sit 12 hours. Wonder why they changed the status back from "scheduled for early delivery".

    Amateurs.
     
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