How has your Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL battery life been?
Battery life makes or breaks the smartphone experience. No, not just battery size but the combination of factors that lead to how long a phone will last on an average day before you start looking for a battery or a wall outlet. Battery life differs pretty widely among phones, but the biggest differences you see in reported battery life come down to the vast differences in how we use our phones. Ask two people with the same exact phone how their battery life is on a normal day, and you can get two very different numbers — one reassuring, and another unsettling.
Whether you have the Pixel 2, with its relatively small 2700mAh battery, or the bigger Pixel 2 XL with far better longevity prospects, we want to know how your battery life has been.
Despite its small battery capacity, some people are seeing great battery life on the Pixel 2.
Seeing a whole bunch of reports like this. Impressive.
It's tough to find someone with a Pixel 2 XL who isn't very happy with their battery life.
And the 2 XL is outperforming its predecessor as well, which is always a good sign.
So where does your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL battery life land on the spectrum? Is it more than enough, coming up short, or landing right in the middle? Jump into the forums and get in on the discussion!
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My Nexus 6, which had pretty damned good battery life on an alt ROM, has dropped 15% or more when I forgot to plug it into the car charger on the same commute.
Streaming spotify over Bluetooth, GPS on, Facebook and messenger installed. Color me surprised and thrilled. Really loving this phone. Side note, I squeeze the sides more than I thought I would.
Getting ready for bed now
Uptime 16 hours
Screen on time nearly 4 hours
Just 16% battery Streaming YouTube, podcasts, playing games, editing photos, sending texts, browsing AC. This phone is beast! Can't even imagine what the XL is like. Wish it weren't so big. Can someone just make and iPhone 5 sized phone have no bezels?! I've never been an iPhone guy, though I have one through work and the 5 is such a perfect size. If it were made all screen like an S8 or iPhone X, I'd buy it in a heart beat. Device wise, it is the same size as the Pixel screen.
I saw several articles, including one here where the Dev preview for 8.1 had a battery minder letting you know about the offending app. In the screenshots showed Fenix eating away at the battery.
Hmmm, just maybe....Fenix is horrible. Uninstalled Fenix, so far so good. I installed the Twitter Lite app, and it gets me by easily since I just use it for news consumption.
One of the commenters was saying that that feature has him concerned since he is a developer. Apparently he is a bad developer if he is concerned that Android will show an app as a total battery hog.
I cant wait for this feature on 8.1. It will take the guess work out of battery hog wack a mole. I got lucky, since the article by chance showed Fenix as an example.