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Study shows Android 5.0 Lollipop update ruins Nexus 5’s battery life

If you were owning a Google Nexus 5 and if you have upgraded your device to Android 5.0 Lollipop, then you should say thank to Project Volta. After a series of benchmark result for Nexus 5 with before and after Lollipop upgrade, the results will give you a bitter taste of disappointment for you. The benchmark results are consistently disappointing for the Nexus 5 users and manufacturers as well.battery-life-nexus-5

In order to look for an exact battery life of the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system, GSMArena has conducted several test of endurance, talktime, video playback and web browsing. All the test was done in a same device, and in turn, they have compared the battery life of the device with the Android 4.4 Kitkat update.

According to Peter at GSMArena,

“The battery life after the update from 4.4 KitKat to 5.0 Lollipop is a mixed bag,”

Not only with Nexus 5, GSMArena tested Samsung S5, LG G3, HTC One M8 with the same criteria. Samsung Galaxy S5 stands up to 83 hours of standby time on Lollipop and 72 hours on KitKat, HTC One M8 comes with a boost of 6 hours with 77 hours while comparing to Lollipop with KitKat. In the meanwhile, Nexus 5 gets dropped by two hours from 40 hours of standby time to 38 hours of standby.

In terms of talk time, the Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with 6 hours boost, whereas HTC M8 One and Nexus 5 lost almost 6 hours of talk time with Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system update. In terms of Web browsing, only HTC One M8 has a significant change in the battery life and Samsung S5 comes with same video playback time with Lollipop update. The rest of the devices give a bigger disappointment with the latest Android Lollipop update. Samsung S5 has a improved battery life with the Lollipop android operating system and Nexus 5 gives a total disappointment with the same update.

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