Here is my experiment:
Context: I typically have Google Music playing in the background with about 15-20 tabs open at the same time.
Objective: Extend the life of the battery of my Pixel to 5 hours consistently.
- Start with a fully charged battery. (Duh!)
- Dim the backlighting on the keyboard to off. (Not really necessary. Nice feature though.)
- Turn the contrast down on the screen to about 30 percent. (This is still plenty bright enough to read the screen clearly.)
- Disable LTE receiver and only connect to Wifi.
Outcome: With the tweaks in place, I am getting 5 hours of battery life. (Previously getting 4 hours which is still better than my 3.5 hours on my 2012 12in Macbook Air.)
Note: I expect the battery life to change when I use LTE which I do when I am not in my office, but I haven't tested that yet.
Are there any other tricks or tweaks you've discovered that I should try?