Member Since 3/27/15
Phone - Since smartphones came into existence, I could be called a Moto fanboy owning the original Moto X and Moto X2. But now, I’m joining the Google Pixel ranks!
Plan - Unfortunately, I’m now on the Clear Choice 3.0 plan with 1GB. I was quite happy with the 2.0 refund plans as I don’t believe I ever exceeded $20 per month, including taxes and fees.
Still kind of early in its life, but this is a quick example for @apples2androids of battery life that I’m seeing through 3 days usage with my new Pixel 2 phone (non XL version). Hopefully, my math is correct.
Friday 10/20 (first full day)
Off charger at 06:30 until 22:30 – For some reason, this one didn’t start the clock on the battery measurement until the battery remaining dropped off 100%. It should show roughly 16.0 hours since last full charge (instead of 14h 20m ago). With 37% left and 3h 45m SOT that extrapolates out to 25h 24m total and 5h 57m SOT at 100%
Saturday 10/21 (average use day)
Off charger at 06:30 until 23:20 – With 25% battery remaining…17h 21m off charger extrapolates out to 23h 8m total and 5h 1m actual SOT extrapolates to 6h 40m SOT at 100%
Sunday 10/22 (low use day)
Off charger at 06:30 until 22:30 – With 56% battery remaining… 16h 5m off charger extrapolates out to roughly 36h 0m total and 2h 2m SOT extrapolates to 4h 32m SOT at 100%
To me, this is pretty outstanding battery life with a 2700mAh battery and significantly better than my now retired Moto X2 so I’m quite pleased.
Of course your mileage can differ significantly based on how you use your phone, such as:
- Usage - I consider myself a moderate user. No game playing. Mostly used for texts, email and web browsing. Phone calls, music and some YouTube videos from time to time. I also use my phone for GPS navigation occasionally use Here app, but when I do, it’s usually plugged into power.
- Data – RW has taught me to use WiFi whenever possible. Typically with my old phone, I would use 350 to 600mb of data per month.
- Screen – The screen on this phone is very good for viewing in direct sunlight. When not out in the sun, I typically keep my phone around 25% to 35% brightness. I don’t use adaptive brightness.
- Accessories – My phone is connected via Bluetooth to my Moto 360 smartwatch most of the time.
- Location – I have mine set on high accuracy and don’t limit any location services.
That’s about it for now. If anyone has any other questions about the Pixel 2, let me know.