Nov 11, 2016 17:17:47 GMT 1 miroul said:
For those wondering about the X3 plus...
Here’s my take on it:
-Had the watch for 3 weeks
-Band is already starting to crack on one side
-I had to test out the 3g connection a couple of times and did, unscrew and screw back the back plate to install or remove the SIM. I was alternating between my phone and the watch a lot because of very bad battery life initially. Now, i have 3 screw holes that are too slack and can’t screw the back tightly. The inside body of that watch is made of plastic, and so are the screw holes… BEWARE!!!
-In order to obtain somewhat acceptable battery life when running on 3g only (without wifi on), i had to root the watch and install CPU Wakelock. I then noticed that Google Play services was sucking my battery dry in no time. I had to factory reset twice before i actually got this under control.
-I am running Juicesaver all the time avoiding to auto-sync my apps this way (Juicesaver controls the auto-sync process and limits the time those apps will sync in the background)
-I also had to recalibrate the battery using Battery Calibrator Pro
-And finally, i never get the battery to run out completely of energy, i try charge the watch before (when it reaches 2-3 % remaining).
All those tips got me to a more normal battery life of around 15-16 hours max (3g on all the time). In general, i will average around 12 hours though (with email syncing, a few calls, sms and hang out running in the background). If i use my watch for running (with Endomondo), then my battery life will be shorter
Now, this is my first Chinese watch and i paid 159$ can for it. Am i satisfied? Not really… But, i was not expecting much here so it’s not that bad…
Here’s my appreciation:
-Built quality: 3/5
-Battery life: 2/5 (3/5 with all the steps taken to get it to last longer)
-OS: 3/5 (i installed Nova Launcher eventually and i prefer it that way)
Hope this helps anyone here to decide on making this purchase (or not…)
I concur 100% with each of your points.
The battery life is abysmal unless everything is turned off.
Then it’s fine but it’s functionality is pretty much shot, can’t even use flip-to-wake
or the battery vanishes.
No way can I put a sim in mine. Kills the battery in a few hours. With no sim, wifi off, display off, and deep sleep it lasts a LONG time
but what’s the fun in that
For comparison my Blitz lasts at least twice as long. I’ve rooted, spent probably as much on paid apps to extend the battery life as I did on the watch,
etc. The battery indicator was insane, it would indicate 66%, I’d turn the display on for 1 min to check with WakeLock detector and bam it’s bonking that the battery
is below 30%.
Reset/reflashed and at least the battery life is more consistent now. So it sits on my wrist with a blank face and I’m afraid to use it.
Very frustrating, and no I don’t think I have a defective watch or battery.