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Old Jan 1, 2013, 02:19 AM   #951
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How's the battery life? And can you check which REV version you have? You do so by restarting into fastboot by holding down volume up and down while you power up.
Pretty crappy to be honest, but its the only real issue with the device. I have the bumper on it so the "sex appeal" (if a phone can have it) weighs out everything else. Plus there's no lag at all with all this power.

Also, Rev_11
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 04:11 AM   #952
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That's the thing that keeps putting me off getting the nexus 4.

Some people say battery is fine whilst others say is pretty bad. Any sign of a software update to help resolve this yet?
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 07:21 AM   #953
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I held a nexus 4 last night as a mate had one at my new years celebration.

My gosh it's a good looking phone! software was so buttery smooth and now i'm in a dilemma
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 07:25 AM   #954
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That's the thing that keeps putting me off getting the nexus 4.

Some people say battery is fine whilst others say is pretty bad. Any sign of a software update to help resolve this yet?
The battery life is Meh, the GSIII has better battery. But I've heard that this is a software problem, and not a hardware problem. Let's hope, as I plan to pass along my GSIII soon.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 10:34 AM   #955
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I've just binned my iPhone 5 for the Nexus 4 and can honestly say I am glad I did.

I've adapted to Android and the size of the device a lot quicker than I expected to.

Using it has showed my personally that iOS allowed me to just use the device for its intended purpose, and the iPhone 5 battery is much better. However, using Android on the Nexus 4 is just something else. The battery life on the Nexus 4 is not a problem for me. I can get 20 hours out of a charge with my usage. It is less than my iPhone, but still fit for my needs.

I wouldn't say I am a heavy user, but I do have Exchange Push, GMail Push, iCloud Pull, Bluetooth on, Juice Defender controls wifi, Mobile is always on, minimal screen brightness. I check email, Facebook, twitter and browse the Internet couple times an hour.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 12:19 PM   #956
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I think the battery is good enough to get by, but can certainly be better. It is a software issue (according to the folks at XDA) where the phone doesn't go to deep sleep due to an issue very deep or low in the kernel (whatever that means!). My understanding is that Google is aware of this and will issue a fix to it and other minor bugs (4.2 is still new, mind you). Just not sure when.

In the mean time, I think I'm managing fair. This is my average from pretty active use. Almost 3 hours of screen on time (which, remember, is different from iOS' usage time):

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Here's a day where my usage is a little more moderate:

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And HSPA+ is a thing of beauty. This is what I usually average:

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Old Jan 1, 2013, 01:54 PM   #957
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So far I get like 7 hours on battery with 2 of screen on time. Though that was the first day so maybe it has to be broken in. Hopefully we will have an update soon.

As for HSPA+, its always been terrible for me. But everywhere I go (even my school) has unlocked WiFi.
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Now you can call me stupid but I went for the 8gb version, I stream music, movies are on my tablet, and I don't use many apps. So I have loaded all of my needed apps plus a few games and I still have over half of my storage left. The only thing I have to keep in mind is that I should delete my old .zip files from flashing things in CWM. Click image for larger version

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So for the battery I so far have 91% left after 1 hour and 15 minutes in battery with 15 minutes screen on time. Pretty crappy! (Still love this thing though!)
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 02:02 PM   #958
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Congratulations on your new phone I found that as I had mine longer the battery life increased, I did let it run down to nearly empty each time, it might have been luck on my part getting a good battery. I am not a power user however.

I love this phone.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 03:27 AM   #959
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Thanks! Congrats on the battery life!!

Mines a little better today, but I still want a little more. My days last 16 hours on average
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This has probably been debated to death but have Google commented on the next batch (UK)?
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 10:00 AM   #961
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Battery life on the nexus 4 is like 1hr+ than the iphone 4s, ive been using both for 2 months now and that seems the case for me.

Should point out that im a heavy tapatalk user so my screen is on a lot.
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This has probably been debated to death but have Google commented on the next batch (UK)?
I haven't heard anything but you should keep an eye out on this thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1489718
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Not sure what this means, but sounds important: http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/01...available-now/

AOKP Starts Over With Jelly Bean 4.2 - Build 1 For Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4 And Nexus 7 Available Now

Good news, ROM enthusiasts: the Android Open Kang Project has released the much-anticipated first build of 4.2. Bad news: it's a completely new ROM, built from the ground up. That means that it won't be quite as feature-packed as you remembered, and device support is limited to the more popular Nexus models, at least for now. You'll also need to install a recovery that's compatible with 4.2 ROMs (the latest ClockworkMod and TWRP should do the trick) and do a full data wipe of your previous ROM. Warm up Titanium Backup.

By any chance does it mean bug fixes are coming???
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 11:17 PM   #964
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Not sure what this means, but sounds important: http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/01...available-now/

AOKP Starts Over With Jelly Bean 4.2 - Build 1 For Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4 And Nexus 7 Available Now

Good news, ROM enthusiasts: the Android Open Kang Project has released the much-anticipated first build of 4.2. Bad news: it's a completely new ROM, built from the ground up. That means that it won't be quite as feature-packed as you remembered, and device support is limited to the more popular Nexus models, at least for now. You'll also need to install a recovery that's compatible with 4.2 ROMs (the latest ClockworkMod and TWRP should do the trick) and do a full data wipe of your previous ROM. Warm up Titanium Backup.

By any chance does it mean bug fixes are coming???
I have no idea if they submit fixes to Google or not but I've been running their ROM ever since I got my Nexus 4. It's definitely my favourite ROM and despite what that says, they still have more features than some of the other ROMs. They also added the Qualcomm fixes that were causing battery drains while on data on the stock kernel. I'm guessing you guys will notice better battery life whenever Googles decides to add those fixes to their kernel.
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I have no idea if they submit fixes to Google or not but I've been running their ROM ever since I got my Nexus 4. It's definitely my favourite ROM and despite what that says, they still have more features than some of the other ROMs. They also added the Qualcomm fixes that were causing battery drains while on data on the stock kernel. I'm guessing you guys will notice better battery life whenever Googles decides to add those fixes to their kernel.
That's great news! Can't wait.
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Well.. Looks like I'm RMAing my device
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Well.. Looks like I'm RMAing my device
Whats wrong with it please?
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Whats wrong with it please?
The LCD stops working sometimes. I made a thread on XDA and some other users said they have the same problem
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The LCD stops working sometimes. I made a thread on XDA and some other users said they have the same problem
Thank you. Sorry about that, hope you get it sorted.
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Thank you. Sorry about that, hope you get it sorted.
Thanks. It works 90% of the time so I'm Ok with waiting a few weeks for a replacement
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Thanks. It works 90% of the time so I'm Ok with waiting a few weeks for a replacement
What exactly is wrong with it? My device had a whole section that became completely unresponsive. And due to the location of that setting, the device was unusable.
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Any idea when Google will have these back in stock?
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What exactly is wrong with it? My device had a whole section that became completely unresponsive. And due to the location of that setting, the device was unusable.

The LCD just stopped at one point while unlocking it, but I was able to use it "blindly" because the touch screen worked




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Thanks - if only I had my time machine handy.....
Haha honestly no one knows.

Also I just did my RMA and they upgraded me to a 16 GB and its shipping in less than a week. Awesome!
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