I moved from Pittsburgh, PA to Orlando, Fl recently. I have a Moto Z Play that I activated in 12/16. In Pittsburgh, my battery was still lasting 36+ hours between charges, obviously depending on usage. In Orlando, my battery is lasting 6-8 hours and it seems almost not dependent on usage. I’ve gone from a fully functional phone with excellent battery life to a corded phone because I basically have to keep it plugged in all the time.
I went to a ubreakifix location and had them run a battery function test on it. The battery still has 89% of it’s original capacity. So it’s not a bad battery, unless there can be things other than battery capacity that can impact… battery capacity. They wouldn’t even replace a battery that still has that much of its original capacity.
I’ve tried safe mode. Same battery discharge time (and slope of line) in safe mode. So it seems to not be an app issue.
My last security patch was on 2/1/18 and the battery was fine until 4/20/18 so I don’t think that update caused the issue. My kernel version says it was 2/22/18, not sure if that’s the last update to the actual phone or not. But still, it’s almost 2 months before the battery life started acting wonky.
I’m currently thinking it might have to do with the network? The Moto Z Play is a GSM only phone, right? I’ve checked the coverage maps - everything looks okay, but I’m at a loss.
What say you smart RW people? Do I need to ditch the phone and get one that is GSM and CDMA? Do I need to do something to tell RW that I moved? Is there something else I can try? Help please!