Nexus 6P Battery

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The Nexus 6P has a decent 3450mAh battery. This is not so interesting as nowadays phones with big batteries are about as common as my mommy giving me hugs. What we are really interested in seeing is how it performs with Marshmallows Doze and App Standby. These are the new features that are designed to extend the life of your battery, beyond the reaches of this universe. Now that people are getting their hands on this device, it’s time to see how the battery performs.

Doze

When your device is at rest, Doze automatically puts it into a sleep state. So your phone can still set off your alarm in the morning even if you forgot to charge it. Phew!

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These new features in Android 6.0 are going to utilize the sensors in your phone to recognize when you’ve set your phone down, to take the world’s most historical dump. Android knows that you are going to take hours, possibly days before you slay this demon. Your phone will then shut off all unneeded features until you return.

App Standby

No more battery drain from seldom used apps: App Standby limits their impact on battery life so your charge lasts longer.

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So just like the quote says, apps that aren’t being used will be put in standby mode so they don’t kill your battery. I’d imagine this also frees up system RAM as well. Not all apps will be compatible with App Standby. Any apps that do not comply with the new App Standby feature will have to alert you of this before you download it. You can also check in your settings to see which apps do not go into standby mode.

Battery Life

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On average, the battery life lasts about six and a half hours with regular use. This has been a terrible year for battery life in smartphones but there are ways to work with this. New advancements like Quick Charge and wireless changing are showing up on all the new smartphones. The Nexus 6P has quick charge, but forgot about wireless charging. Hey, things happen. Fifteen minutes of charge will get you a couple of hours of battery life to get you through the day. That’s just enough for you to finish watching your “special” videos. Wink.