The Nexus 6 by Motorola has gotten mixed reviews for battery life - however, I've found it has all day and then some life!
I was at a weekend conference where we were in class for up to 14 hours at a stretch and not a lot of outlets in the conference center. I didn't bring my laptop, instead counting on Google Drive, the Nexus 6 and Sprint Spark LTE service to keep up with notes, ideas and brainstorming. So, the phone got quite a bit of use over the course of the weekend! I'd unplug about 6AM and be in the classroom until after 9PM. During that time the Nexus stayed above 20% charge without problems. I did take a couple of steps toextend the battery life- I turned off WiFi and Bluetooth, and turned the screen brightness down to around 50%.
At home I've found the same results - all day use and at the end of the day the battery still has a solid charge. One night I forgot to put it on the charger, and it remained alive overnight long enough to fire the alarm in the morning. With the Quick Charge feature, I was able to put it on the charger while I was getting ready for work and had about 80% charge when I left for work!
A tool I use to monitor the battery life is thePowerTime Widgetfrom the Play Store. It is a 1x1 widget that adds a battery percentage and time remaining display to your home screen. It learns over time the battery life - over a few days it gets more and more accurate. A quick tap on the widget opens thebattery usage screenon your phone, letting you see what's using the most of your battery.
I have no complaints about the battery life on this phone!
- Will England
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