When I got my Moto X years ago I got an Otterbox case with its plastic screen protector. The screen protector did not cover any of the proximity sensor, mic, camera, or anything other than the main part of the screen.
Over the years the screen protector got scratched up up due to keys in the same pocket, carelessness, etc.
I would have to charge the battery the older the phone got, was up to 2 times a day.
Replaced it with a new “glass” type screen protector, and now my battery life over the past 2 charges seems to last MUCH longer. Almost lasts the entire day again. No settings have changed that I know of (Location, Bluetooth, etc), nothing I know of except the new glass screen protector.
Can a beatup plastic screen protector reduce the battery life, if its not covering something like the proximity sensor?
I know 2 charge cycles doesn’t make a trend yet, but it not only feels brand new with the new case and protector, and smooth feel of the screen, it seems to be lasting much longer between charges. Its VERY noticeable.