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Motorola Moto G battery life test: the long-distance runner

0. phoneArena 11 Feb 2014, 09:26 posted on

The Motorola Moto G is a somewhat unique device. It comes at the price of a low-end handset, yet packs a large, gorgeous display, and powerful processor…

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posted on 11 Feb 2014, 09:29 3

1. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1214; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


That would be a great everyday work phone :D

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 09:48 4

2. hboy857 (Posts: 154; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


Phonearena battery test method is the best. Go Moto, keep up the good work.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 10:00

3. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3317; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I get nearly 7-10 hours on the 5S throughout the day. This number is paltry.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 10:34 6

5. av911 (Posts: 130; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Great job with your tiny-ass screen.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 10:35 5

6. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1294; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Running the same test on the 5s they got a bit over 5 hours. So comparing apples to apples, it still beats the 5s. This is the same test run on each device, which is a more accurate comparison.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 10:59

11. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Yea I was about to say the exact same thing.

Just on this test....the Moto G did better than the iPhone 5S. I question the tests itself tho because I like to see the individual breakdown of each section. And regardless of what surveys, articles say....talk time is my most important battery life result...lol.

But yea...Myx could just added other phones in the pic from the drop down box.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 10:37 1

7. Planterz (Posts: 682; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Are you CONSTANTLY on your phone, like PA's script simulates? No, you're not. With similiar useage, you'd probably get 10-12 hours on the Moto G or maybe more.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 10:12

4. cripton805 (Posts: 913; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


I got 20+ hours with moderate use on wifi instead of 3g. I love it.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 10:57

10. icyrock1 (Posts: 303; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


How are you doing that? The most I've gotten on Wifi only (Airplane mode on so I don't have my battery drained by cellular, obviously I had Wifi on though) is around 15 hours. Though, I do have it syncing 5 Gmail accounts...

How do you get that extra bump?

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 11:04

12. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Syncing 5 Gmail accounts...could be part of it. Is the sync times long, short? I usually do manual syncing and have the auto sync be a longer time.

What I have learned over the years is we all have different definitions of light, moderate, heavy use.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 10:40

8. Planterz (Posts: 682; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Impressive. It outlasts the Razr Maxx's 3300mAh battery, and with my "normal" useage (FB, browsing, Words with Friends), I only drain about 30-40% in a 12 hour work day.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 10:55 4

9. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Only thing I would say about the tests is the Moto G isnt LTE, 4G. That may have an impact on results if you stick LTE phones on 3G only mode.

Just like in the past with iPhones vs Android phones....with no Flash on iPhones web browsing tests were not an entirely accurate test. I think Google has done away with Flash now tho.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 11:23

13. Planterz (Posts: 682; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


That's a good point about LTE.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 12:09

14. Sadiq (Posts: 6; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)


Butt i just want lumia 1520 battery life test ..

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 13:24 1

15. Reality_Check (Posts: 261; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Stop being a "butt." They'll post it when its done.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 14:56

18. Victor.H (Posts: 409; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Currently, our test runs best on Android and iOS, but we are exploring all possibilities to run it on Windows Phone.

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 13:36 1

16. saneok (Posts: 78; Member since: 01 Oct 2009)


I own this phone and have noticed the amazing battery life. After owning 2 HTC phones, this is such a great change! I never have to worry about the phone running out of juice, its amazing! I love my Moto G!

posted on 11 Feb 2014, 14:11 1

17. Augustine (Posts: 676; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


I'd gladly pay extra $20 to get LTE. Other than that, the G is a quite well designed phone.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 02:50

19. andynaija (Posts: 455; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


And a microSD card slot.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 05:42

20. CaptainDroid (Posts: 4; Member since: 14 Jan 2014)


one more added to the thousands of reasons to buy moto g...

posted on 07 May 2014, 09:40

21. graywh (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 May 2014)


Got my wife a Moto G and I've been very impressed with the standby battery life, too. It's draining less than 1% per hour.

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