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The 2700 mAh battery that comes with the Nexus 5X handset isn’t the best. In fact it’s pretty far from being the best, as it is one of the elements pulling the phone down, and it does so considerably. A good device in general, the Nexus 5X suffers dramatically because it can’t stay on as long as its competitors.

If you have a Nexus 5X, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we are going to explore the options of a 5X user and how you can considerably boost the battery life of your device, despite its decaying nature. Let’s see what can be done.


The Doze function was introduced in Android 6.0 Marshmallow and it is an important asset for the battery life of any Android device. It lets the smartphone detect when it isn’t required to be fully operational, and falls into a dormant state (hence the name) where it saves up energy.

The Doze can be interrupted with the slightest element, so to make sure your device is in Doze mode when you aren’t using it, make sure to turn off your notifications and leave the device somewhere, because carrying it in your pocket will activate the phone’s gyroscope and break the Doze.

Media content

Content streaming is something that tends to suck the battery right out of your device in a brutal manner. Fortunately, content streaming is not a necessity, but rather a convenience. Try to watch your video content as downloaded video files to your device. This will reduce the battery drain considerably as opposed to if you were streaming the content online.

Screen brightness

You may have hear this one a thousand times over, but only because it’s true. Screen brightness has a huge impact on a mobile device’s battery life. Therefore, even though the display is one of the best features of the Nexus 5X, you’ll have to give up some of the brightness that makes it pop, to make sure your battery doesn’t go pop as well.