How to get better battery life on the LG G4

While a good amount of G4 owners agree with that claim, there are many members in our forums that are constantly unhappy with their phone mainly because they are forced to charge it in the middle of the day. There are dozens of different reasons why someone might not be getting the best experience from their phone's battery but here are six things that can be quickly done to help extend the G4's battery life.

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No need to have your brightness set to max when it isn't needed

LG G4 Brightness Menu

One of the biggest battery killers on any phone is your display. It just so happens to take a lot of energy to light your screen when you are looking at it. While it is pretty easy to read everything on the LG G4 while indoors, the moment you step outside and you have the sun shining down on you, that beautiful display becomes one of the hardest things to visibly see. Since we want to see what is going on, we turn the brightness to its max capacity.

Thankfully, LG has a pretty great automatic screen brightness tool. This can be located by heading into your G4's Settings, locating the Display option, and entering into your Brightness controls. Here you can manually slide the brightness up and down to your liking or check the Automatic brightness box and allow your phone to automatically adjust the brightness depending on what the lighting is around you. You can also adjust the brightness from the quick settings menu found above the notification bar.

Why waste the energy keeping radios on and searching for a connection

LG G4 Disabled Wifi and Bluetooth

Having your Wifi and Bluetooth always turned on is something most people do not consider as battery drainers. I am not saying to always keep these off, simply to turn them off when they are not in use. When you are not near a previously connected Wifi hotspot or a connected Bluetooth device, your LG G4 will sit in your pocket and continue to search for a signal. This constant activity will slowly start to drain your battery.

When you are leaving your house or disconnecting your Bluetooth headphones from your phone, simply head into your G4's Settings and toggle the two radios off. The even simpler way to do this is to just pull down your quick settings found above your notification bar and tap on the Wifi and Bluetooth icons. This simple trick will help keep a little more juice in your battery and when you are ready to reconnect, simply turn them back on again.

While there is a battery saving option, it isn't very useful

LG G4 Location Menu

One of the things that kills my LG G4 battery faster than anything else is the GPS. I don't know if it is just my luck, but it seems like every time my location services is turned on, my phone gets extremely warm and I can just watch my battery literally drain.

So the solution to this problem? Just turn GPS off unless you are using it for navigation or another application that needs your precious location. To turn this off, jump into your G4's Settings and find the Location menu. In the upper right corner of the screen, you will find a toggle letting you turn your GPS on or off. You can also quickly turn this on or off by tapping on the location quick setting found above your notification bar.

In the location settings, there is an option to change the location mode. One of these modes is called Battery saving and once enabled, it only uses your wireless networks to try to pinpoint your phone's location. I normally don't recommend people use this because it will use more battery than just having location services turned off and almost any app that wants your location will complain that battery saving mode doesn't show a precise enough location.

Don't let your LG G4 sync unnessesary features or apps

LG G4 Syncing Services

You may or may not know this, but certain apps on your phone are constantly syncing different types of data in the background. Google is known to have multiple different apps that are constantly syncing data even if some of its services don't need a constant refresh.

Head back into your LG G4's Settings and locate the Accounts menu. Here you will find a list of the different accounts you're logged into. You can enter each one individually and see just what they are syncing in the background if you would like but for now I will focus on my Google account.

If you enter the Google account option, you will see a list of every Google account that you are currently logged into. Select one and try not to faint because there will be a long list of every Google application syncing on your phone. Disabling the syncing of any of these services should help with the battery drain caused by their constant connection to the internet. Do remember that if the syncing of any of the apps is disabled, you will no longer get push notifications from them and every time you open any of them, you will have to wait for it to sync then and there.

Disable pretty much everything but the necessities once you reach low battery

LG G4 Battery Saver Menu

This next battery tip can be used at any time but is most important once you are below 15 percent on your battery. Baked into the LG G4 is something called Battery saver. This feature is used to disable anything that is not important to keeping your phone from running which then extends your battery for a good amount of time. When Battery saver is turned on, it disables almost all background syncing except those used for SMS messaging, phone calls, or anything that might be urgent for you to receive.

To turn Battery saver on, go into your LG G4's Settings and locate your Battery & power saving menu. In this menu, you will find your phone's current battery level, see what apps are draining your battery, and much more. The Battery saver option is near the bottom of the screen and should allow you to toggle it on and off right there. Tap the button if you would like to enter the feature's settings.

The first setting asks when you would like Battery saver to be activated. You have the choice of it automatically turning on when your G4 reaches 15 or 5 percent. You also have the ability to turn the feature on immediately.

The last thing available for you to possibly turn on is the ability to restrict apps that might be running in the background while Battery saver is on. This will make sure that absolutely no non-essential apps are syncing in the background and disables notifications from these said apps.

If all else fails, you might want to just start fresh

LG G4 Factory Reset Menu

Factory resetting your device is the last possible step if you just can't stop the constant battery drain on your LG G4. The reset is good after receiving major Android updates or even carrier security updates. The reason I recommend wiping your phone is because even though the update seemingly installed correctly, the process of replacing the old operating system doesn't always go as smoothly as you would hope. Even if the smallest thing isn't working properly in the backend of your G4, you battery life could be affected.

Before you reset your phone, make sure to pull anything important off of it such as your pictures, documents, or anything else. The next thing you should do is backup your device and LG offers a pretty decent backup and restore service. Head into your G4's Settings and find Backup and reset. At the top of the list of options, enter into LG backup and tap the Backup & restore button. Now choose back up data. In the drop down menu, you can select to have your data backed up to an SD card, the phone's internal storage, or the LG cloud. The SD card option is the best but if you have to, use the LG cloud. If you backup to your phone's internal storage, it will get wiped along with the rest of your LG G4.

If you backed up to your SD card, you should now go back to the main directory of your G4's settings and find Storage. Scroll to the bottom of the list and unmount your SD card. This is so that you can now remove the back cover and take your card out of the phone. This way, you do not have to worry about it getting wiped accidently with the rest of your device.

Finally, head back to the backup and reset menu and find the Factory data reset option at the bottom of the list. The next window will show you all of the accounts that you will be wiping off of your phone. If you are ready to wipe your LG G4, click the Reset Phone button at the bottom of your display.

When your phone has wiped itself and reset everything, make sure to reinsert your SD card (that is if you did backup to one). Once you have gone through the setup process of your LG G4, you can go back to your settings and restore all of your data that was either backed up to the LG cloud of your SD card.

  • I'm more concerned with all the lag from the software. These constant stutters are just inexcusable for a $600 2015 Flagship device. Posted via the Android Central App
  • What carrier? Posted via the Android Central App
  • T-Mobile. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Mine is working fine overall Posted via the Android Central App
  • I don't have any of the issues you are describing on my tmobile g4. you may try the factory reset listed above as that could resolve some of your lag.
  • Mine doesn't lag. It's an H815 and it's snappy and responsive. Posted from the LG G4 "Spigen + Anime" Edition. Wait, what?
  • I'm not seeing any software lag on mine either. Sprint version. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm more worried about how this phone gets so hot for nothing.. I open castle crash or Texas hold'em and it burns... Then battery just dies so fast... I don't know.. Maybe I have a bad device? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Agreed. The lag on my optimized G4 (VS986) is unreal. Battery is kinda great.
  • Just appreciate that not every person sees these problems with their copy.
  • LOL yes, others not having this problem while I do have them fills me with sunshine and rainbows... And before anyone says I should get mine replaced or this is a carrier issue, I shouldn't have to deal with either of those problems.
  • Right so suffer with a shitty phone. At least you have your pride. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Don't say that others don't have the issue. The S6, iPhone 6 and all other phones have their fair share of issues. It's the sad truth of mass-produced products as there'll always be an unlucky few who have got a defective unit.
  • +1
  • Well the first one I got is around 250/450 IMEI codes apart from the second I got and both are shit.
  • yuuup. This thing is not as great as it should be for this price. I think the hardware is fine. Just need to get it torn apart and throw CM on this bad boy.
  • I keep seeing word of this. I must be one of the lucky ones, mine is smooth as butter. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The g4 is just plain ole garbage. From battery to lag to the mediocre build. Idk why people say this is the best device so far.
  • Totally agree
  • I have a Verizon G4 and get about 16 hours if not more of battery. I get no lag at all also. Must be your carrier version. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Mine sucked and its going back today. Bad battery life and screen not recognizing presses sometimes. And it shouldn't lag at times worse than my note 4 running Nova. Mine is Verizon also.
  • You got lucky, or I got unlucky. Within a monthy G4 git stuck in a boot loop. I sent it to their repair center, and they promptly reboxed it and sent it back, without so much as removing it from my packaging. Four phone-less weeks and three more attempts and trips to the FedEx store later, I have a device that spontaneously restarts about 4-6 times a day, gets about 3-4 hours of battery life, and is too unresponsive to use about half the time. Absolutely NO sympathy from LG.
  • Not many people said it was the best phone to begin with
  • BS
  • AFAIK, it is the only flagship this year not crippled with a non-removable battery. That is the only reason I'm considering it.
  • How long does your battery last? I can get past 5 hours, i took some pictures this morning,and almost all the morning. And the battery died in about 5 a hours, crappy phone i regret buying this phone, the only good is the camera
  • Why do people say it's the best? Probably because it has good battery life, no lag, and solid build quality. Posted via the Android Central App
  • People say it's the best because it's the most flexible flagship in terms of functionality that's released in 2015 so far. Posted from the LG G4 "Spigen + Anime" Edition. Wait, what?
  • I didn't notice any lag on the Verizon version, Good overall phone. Top 3 at the very least of the last 12 months. Only the note 4 definitely beats it, the others are debatable. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The Note 4 beating it is debatable as well, actually. The G4 has a better camera, on-screen buttons that can be arranged to preference, a more ergonomic design, is free of TouchWiz, etc... Now I fully realize that some would prefer the camera, capacitive buttons, design, UI, and more on the Note 4, but... Some don't. Hence, debatable. See? Posted via the Android Central App
  • "Free of touchwiz" would imply that what the G4 offers is any better. LG's bloat and performance issues are just as bad if not worse than Samsung's
  • The current version of TouchWiz and LG UX are about the same in both regard IMHO. Although LG UX does seem to be slightly more bloated, but ehh, I can live with it.
  • Having come from a Samsung to a G4, I'd have to disagree with that.
  • Yet another thing that is debatable. I think TouchWiz - even the latest iteration - is a steaming pile. LG's UI isn't as good as stock Android or HTC Sense, but it's a hell of a lot better than TouchWiz, in my opinion. But that's the great thing about opinions: we all get to have our own. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Battery life is acceptable, no lag (I run Nova regardless), great camera, relatively light weight for a large device, and i don't have any issues with the software. Not saying it's perfect, but better than anything else I have got my hands on.
  • I get some lag, while using Nova as well. Not enough to really annoy me, but enough that I'm worried about the long-term future of the device. The battery life isn't bad, but it's not consistent. It's pretty good when using one app for long periods of time, even if it's something processor- and data-intensive like Netflix or Wind-Up Knight. When I'm switching frequently between apps (i.e., going between Hangouts and Chrome a lot), the battery just nosedives. I realize that app switching is resource intensive by nature, but it's pretty ridiculous in this case.
  • I felt the same way about my G3, yet everyone else seemed to think it was the best phone ever. Looks like the G4 is the same. Great screen, great camera, everything else is bad. It's sad that we still need to disable a bunch of features and tinker with a $600 device just to get mediocre battery life from it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Possibly because a lot of us don't see lag or short battery life. Also, glass and metal on the back isn't that fancy.
  • Unfortunately i bough it. I'll have to sticknwith this crappy phone for a while, the only good thing is the camera, the only one thing.
  • There are a couple of tips in the forums as well. I have consistently achieved 4.5-5 hours of SOT during my college session and I usually return home with 35-40% remaining. I also have an extra battery for those heavier days. The G4 doesn't have the best battery life, but for many, it's good enough. Posted from the LG G4 "Spigen + Anime" Edition. Wait, what?
  • Hi! Can you share exactly what you did? Im in no way getting near 4hours SOT before the battery just dies.
  • Adjusting display brightness manually Turning off connectivity features when not in use That's pretty much it. Posted from the LG G4 "Spigen + Anime" Edition. Wait, what?
  • I consistently get around 5 hours SOT with the brightness ALWAYS set at 75%. The only time battery life sucks is when I'm in a poor signal area for a prolonged period of time. Signal is key. Also I keep Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS off when I'm not using them. Oh, and disable sync on the Google stuff I don't need. And I don't play games, so there's that. From what I've heard, the G4 drains like crazy when gaming. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I got a little lag. Not much. Battery could be better. But it's enough for my daily needs. Posted from my LG G4 via the Android Central App
  • Can you give a little more info about "LG backup"? What exactlyu does that do? does it back up App data, or just settings and such?
  • What's sad is having to switch off things that shouldn't be off like WiFi and gps. I want them ready to go when I need them. The g3 was a great phone but battery was horrible. The g4 isn't much different. That's why I went with the moto x and now the nexus 6. Next time lg. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Besides battery life I also have a problem with receiving mms either I can't download them or get em the next day or not at all. Love the camera tho. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Greenify. Greenify. Greenify Posted via the Android Central App
  • It is fucking sad to have a 2015 "flagship" with a "big" battery and still have the need to disable stuff cause the phone just draings the battery like I eat tacos.
  • There's really no reason to have WiFi or Bluetooth on if you're not using it. Not sure why people keep it on. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm with you Erik; I have good battery life even when the unused stuff is left on (9.5 hours SOT), but I don't see the need of keeping Wi-Fi or Bluetooth on when I know I'm not going to be using it for a while. It's all on the quick settings menu, but if that's too hard, you can change all the settings (including brightness) with one tap of an NFC tag. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Ps: I do leave location services on, but in battery saving mode. I'll put the GPS on as needed. NFC uses practically nothing, but I'll turn it off at work because my buddy there is a white hat hacker and likes to prove what he can do. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm assuming that "9.5" was a typo. Even with brightness set as low as possible, there's just no way... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yea dudes on here love exaggerating when it comes to their phones Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nope, the actual max SOT the phone has had so far is 9 hours, 35 minutes, and I do have a screenshot. Average SOT is about 6 hours. Two full days without charging is not uncommon, and I've done three days more than once. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I can't post a picture here, but here's a link to the screenshot:
  • It is possible if you use extra battery. You can get free battery and the box to charge it. That's the advantage of using the g4.
    Btw, why they didnt mention anything about exchanging battery ? Posted via the Android Central App
  • I toggle them all the time. As soon as I get home I switch GPS, DATA and Bluetooth off. When I arrive to work I switch GPS and Bluetooth off. At home I only have Wifi On and here is where I see my battery "shine" but come on. I think I do better with my S4.
  • Maybe because my life doesn't revolve around the battery level of my phone? If someone tries calling me when I'm in my car, I'm not going to fish the phone out of my pocket to turn on bluetooth. Likewise, I'm not going to donk with my phone every time I get in and out of the car either.
  • It always amuses me how radically different experiences are with these things-- I pulled my phone off the charger at 9AM this morning, have used it periodically through the day, and am still sitting at 70% 9 hours later. I am about to head to a bar where, despite being on Wifi and showing full bars, I will drain the battery by 40% or more in 3 hours while the phone is basically just sitting in my pocket. So what's the baseline experience? Am I just under perfect conditions at work, or is the bar just in a really bad network location? Or some combo of the two?
  • The bar must have something wrong with their WiFi. This makes no sense. I would think no matter where you are on WiFi battery life should show the same results. Posted via the Android Central App
  • If the bar is in a spot where the phone sees the same signal strength from more than one tower, it will still hop back and forth. It depends on how aggressive they made the software on the phone. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Battery is not so great here. But okay kind... May be because of the 2 sims in India. The phone is great in terms of response. Camera, display and build quality is what made me go for this phone!! SD card and removable battery are strong selling points i believe... Posted via the Android Central App
  • The battery life on my G4 is horrible. Most i can get is 3 hours of screen time. I'll be running for the charger or spare battery after 12 hours unplugged
  • Take a look at what apps you got running in the background. Try switching to different apps and see what that does. --- This message brought to you via the sarcasm keyboard available for download at the Google Play Store.
    LG-G2 on Lollipop.
  • What do all these people who don't want to spend the second or two it takes to turn wifi and bluetooth or location on and off when not actually using it plan to do with all that spare time they gain I wonder? Hasn't hampered my experience at all. I run my phone smartly, and am sitting here going on 16 hours unplugged at 75%..... Posted via the Android Central App
  • So disable everything to get decent battery life?? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Disable what you're not using or don't need. That's all. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Going from the s6 to this, the battery is already magical. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Right now on my G2, I am showing 16h off charger and 56% battery left with 3h20m SOT. I guess I won't be getting a G4. No need. --- This message brought to you via the sarcasm keyboard available for download at the Google Play Store.
    LG-G2 on Lollipop.
  • The main issue in terms of battery life is due to the screen. It sucks the hell out of the battery. Standby time fairs well usually. That's with quite a bit of things always on. This being my first qhd display phone, I'd gladly take fhd and better battery life. The other glaring issues holding this phone back, at least the carrier phones, is the lag and missed taps. It's HORRIBLE. The worst I've dealt with on a phone, including Samsung's. It's otherwise a solid phone, but could be so much better. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The battery life is average imo not great but not bad. I'm a heavy video and gaming user. I love this phone but all flagships need a droid maxx battery life no excuse for all that cash spent. The lg g4 double as a great hand warmer after gaming with it for a bit too :-)
  • The only time I ever experienced serious warming was when I was using Hangouts to make Google Voice calls prior to the Hangouts 4.0 update. That got TOASTY, but 4.0 seems to have done a great job of decreasing heating and battery drain during voice calls.
  • I can't believe that it's been 7 years since t-mob released the G1 with Android 1.0 and here we are coming up on the release of Android 6.0. Guess what we're still talking about - poor battery life with Android devices. Why is that? After 5 versions shouldn't we have great battery handling built into the OS by now? Maybe it's there and the fault is with the manufactures? Are the OEM's just plain putting too much stuff in there and battery technology can't keep pace. We as users shouldn't have to disable or curtail use of the features that were the reason we bought the devices in the first place just to save battery power. I love me some Android but honestly never had to babysit batteries to get through a busy day with my previous BB and WP devices. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Because while everyone has been upgrading screens to Quad HD 1440p, processors to octa-core monsters, even more memory and storage, battery tech hasn't kept up. Posted from the LG G4 "Spigen + Anime" Edition. Wait, what?
  • Phones do more than they did then. They're bigger and more powerful.
    Its not apples to apples, dude. --- This message brought to you via the sarcasm keyboard available for download at the Google Play Store.
    LG-G2 on Lollipop.
  • I've had the G4 for 3 days. Nothing to write home about with battery life. I've averaged about 4 h SOT. I've left brightness at 50% durring the day and 0% at night with considerable drain still. Not that impressed coming from the G2. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I unplug it at 7.30am and re-plug it at 11.30pm. Never really have to worry about the battery. I use Greenify+Snapdragon Battery Guru. Standby isn't a issue at all, 2 days easy. But if play game too much, the battery drains pretty fast. No where near my Sony Z Ultra but still happy with the battery.
  • People who complain about lag in this phone are just dumb. I've had every flagship by every main brand on every carrier in USA over last 5 years for my job. The only way their is any perceived lag would be because of some stupid app or setting you have yourself put on phone. God man, get a grip. G4 is SMOOTH. Best phone overall I've had the pleasure of using to date. The ONLY and I mean ONLY Android that has been snappier was the Sg6 with that amazing Exnyos chip, and even then I'd have to slow Mo it and compare frame by frame. It's funny, 3rd day I had my GS6 some other dimwit posted it lagged.
    Stop installing pirated apps, stop using free versions that slam you with ads, and try not to have 25 different game apps at the same time. Fill the trunk of a Porsche up with lead, and it would lose a race with a Ford Truck
  • I ASSURE you, this phone lags more than my Note 3. I've used them both. It's real. But I guess ACTUAL lag that I notice just makes me dumb... And do some homework before commenting. There is an obvious issue out there... in most cases, it's the carrier version. You got lucky with your version, I did not.
  • I do not have pirated apps installed and I do not have apps ridden with ads. I don't even have a single game installed. You are making an awful lot of assumptions and it seems you are unwilling to even consider the possibility that others may legitimately be experiencing this issue. I have the same apps I have installed on my Nexus 4 and overall I have experienced more stutters amongst the entire software than on my Nexus 4. I have been using Android since the G1 and I can tell you what is and what is not legitimate lag. Posted via the Android Central App
  • i think you can find articles with exactly the same tips dating back to when the first smartphone was launched.
    they basically all boil down to "use your smartphone as you used to use your nokia 5110".
    and they all are basically useless.
  • I see a lot of people wondering why someone would leave location services always on. Two words...."Google Now" get the most out of it you need to have some type of location service turned on. I use the battery saver mode location service myself. ..Also some are questioning leaving bluetooth on all day....Once again, two words for you/or one (depending on how you spell it). ..Smart Watches/Smartwatches.... I mean what's the point of having a smartphone if you can't use it at its full potential?
  • I'm with you on that. I leave my location services on all the time. I don't leave bluetooth on ALL the time because my coworker is a security engineer and professional white-hat hacker, and he likes proving he can do stuff, lol. But, away from HIM, I use a Bluetooth headset, media streaming in the car, BT subwoofer at home, BT keyboard, BT mouse, etc.
  • Battery of the g4 is removable. You can exchange easily and it takes only 1 min, a lot faster than any fast charger ever Posted via the Android Central App
  • Hi I have a note 4
    And what I did was make my wall paper
    It makes a big difference with the screen
    On note 4
    I don't no what the LG 4 is like with screen brightness
    But on the note 4 I have screen brightness about 15 to 20%
    I have been using my phone all day on one charge and it is 720 at night and I still have 52%left Posted via the Android Central App
  • Good tip for a Samsung phone, not AS much for any others. Your screen is AMOLED, while most others are LCD. They handle black differently.
  • Guess what everyone: If you have GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, and cell radios all looking for signals, and you are playing fast moving, graphic intense video games at 4k, 30-60 fps, and you have a dozen apps (gmail, facebook, messenger, RSS feeds, etc) constantly checking to sync, and you keep your screen at max brightness, then your battery will likely die half way through the day. It doesn't matter if you have an Android phone, iOS, Windows, Blackberry... a Samsung, HTC, LG or Apple. The more you ask your phone to do, the less it will last. If you want every bell and whistle turned on 24X7, you will either be swapping batteries (if available) or charging up through the day. If you want a phone to last all day, you need to pick and choose which bells and whistles are most important to you and manage it all accordingly. Personally, I don't need to see my email or Facebook notifications instantly 24X7 (don't even want to see them, too distracting). The LG dropdown allows you to moves your toggle buttons around, and my first four are Wifi, Bluetooth, Location, and NFC. When I want them, I turn them on. It takes less than 2 seconds to knock on my phone, pull down the menu, and turn on/off whatever I want. Just doing that, I have yet to need to charge my phone or swap batteries at any point throughout the day, unless I decided to play Need for Speed for like an hour on my train ride home. On those occasions, the quickcharge 2.0 charger in my car gives me back about 6 hours of battery life on my 20 minute drive home. This phone easily has the best battery life of any smartphone I have ever had.
  • I bet you're fun at parties ... ;) --- This message brought to you via the sarcasm keyboard available for download at the Google Play Store.
    LG-G2 on Lollipop.
  • Honestly, this list applies to pretty much every phone available on the market.
  • I don't have a G4, but yeah, I HATE the whole notion of the "turn location services off" "tip". It will totally render Android Device Manager useless if you lose your phone. And a previous poster rang %100 true re: "lag". Sideloaded apps, apps that are slamming you with ads, leaving several intense games in recents (and I'll add) having FB and FB Messenger on your device are not exactly performance enhancers.
  • That's like "Tip for saving battery: Turn off your phone."
  • Overall, it's fine. The keyboard gets laggy sometimes. Battery life varies for me. Sometimes I get 15h-17h SoT..
  • Why are these tips only relevant for the LG G4? Seems like they should work for any Android.
    My Z3C has really good battery life, with WiFi and GPS high accuracy on all the time. Typical drainage is about 1.0% per hour (tracked using GSAM Battery Pro) and about 2.5-3.0% per hour with active usage. So net net I get between 36 and 48 hours regularly with about 3.5 to 4 hours screen time. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I went from a note 4 to the lg g stylus t mobile version.. Way snappier and battery life twice as good. Wife has the same experience going from the s5 to the lg g4. We keep Bluetooth and wifi off. Since we have unlimited data. But gps stays on so we can find them if stolen or lost.. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I've had the G2 and G3. The G4 is blowing me away with battery life. I'm super impressed. No lag. No issues. I'm loving it. The only thing I don't like is the way it handles notification settings. On my G3, I could set it to vibe only, very quickly. No so on this one. But all in all, I love it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Or spend a couple bucks to get a second battery and don't disable functionality of your phone.
  • Wondering why people are extreme about their phones. Some say worst ever, Some say best ever. Anyone ever thought that it might be just an average phone?
    Thats not good or bad. To me its sorta like a car and the EPA. Your milage may vary. If all i do is play intensive games and watch videos for 6 hours, exact how long are you expecting it to last. If all I do is text and FB then it damn well better last 15 hrs. i still have my G2. No its not lag free. The battery better than average and better than the Iphone 5S work phone I have. Yes. I get pissed at it sometimes. . Is it for everyone. Nope not all. I would however buy another in a heart beat. More pluses than minuses. My next phone may be an G4, S6 plus or a Note5. I dont need an Iphone since I have one for work. I like the SD card slot on the G4 since I travel and watch movies. I like the feel and look of the S6 plus.
    Can anyone give me some other options. THanks
  • The battery life on my G4 has been outstanding... most of the time. For reasons I haven't yet figured out, it will occasionally get stuck constantly searching for my location. It will even get a location lock and then start searching again. It is definitely a bug of some kind, but hard to reproduce (possibly linked to Google location services). I seem to only be able to stop it by shutting off location, force closing Android System, then turning location back on. I'm not even fully convinced that stops it. Even a full restart doesn't help. After restarting, it goes back to location searching again. When this problem doesn't happen, the projected average battery life is DAYS! Posted via the Android Central App
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