Hey everyone. I wanted to share this picture to know if the battery is working properly. I have this duration of battery:
4hrs -> 37% of battery. Is that fine?
Yup absolutely ok
For reference , using the screen with 90HZ setting and Network Data and Wifi is always On.
Show me the "Use of screen since the last full charge" number. Thats the one that really counts.
I have a one week old Ultimate Edition phone and the battery life has been extremely disappointing to say the least. I have no clue how others on this forum are getting 'screen on times' of 9, 10, 11 hours and the like when I am struggling to get even 7 to 8 hours of screen on time with what I can only term as a reasonable usage.
I have tried setting the screen to both 90Hz and 120Hz but there is hardly any difference from a battery life point of view. In both cases, my best 'SOT' would be just over 7 hours if I am willing to let my battery go down till in single digit percentage. I use X-mode only for games like PUBG, CODM, Asphalt and I use auto brightness throughout. I have a decent mobile coverage at both work and home. I do see that Google Play Services eats a lot of battery and I am wondering what is it with my phone that makes this app consume so much power (and what is it with others that post their battery usage screenshots that this app does not figure in the list for them). I am already using the beta for Google Play Services and have tried clearing its cache and storage but there's no use.
Any ideas or tips to ensure that I get the most value out of this battery is appreciated. I have bought this phone with a view to use it for the next 4 years atleast and if the battery is not going to be what I thought it would then surely this investment would be a mistake.
Screenshot attached showing yesterday's (10% left) and today's (31% left) use.
I can give you several tips to improve your battery life:
If you do that, you should have no problems reaching the 9hrs goal. Thats what I do and have no problems. If all of that doesn't help enough, decrease the refresh rate to 90hrz or 60hrz. Hope that helped!
"The phone is really fast and can load apps in less than a second. Why would you keep them in RAM? Clear the apps from the app switcher every time you can."
^ This is not a good advice.
Do you have proof that the I/O impact of storage to RAM and CPU consumption to process all bits from scratch, consumes less power than maintain an app in RAM?!?
RAM modules are always being powered! If it does something, it actually saves CPU cycles and reduces I/O operations, which in turn saves power.
My 2 cents,
That depends if the app is using data while on the BG (in RAM). If it doesn then it's constantly consuming battery (since it's constantly dealing with WiFi/3G/4G). But your point in a more general sense is more correct than mine. Thanks!
Google play services is draining your battery. In my case it uses only 1 or 2% of the battery.
What are the Google Play services exactly?
Don't know but there has been lot of discussion here. Check this forum. People were talking about installing beta to solve the issue. For me that was never an issue. It hardly uses any battery in my case
Same here. That "concept" never appeared in the list of apps usage to me.
Here you go ! Screen on usage time since last 100% charge
That's not want I asked you to show me haha! What I want to check is this screen:
Yup. Those numbers could be better I think
Do you guys have a few or multiple google accounts on the phone ?
Only one account
Possible , but i think in respect to my phone there is an issue with the Google play services app which is draining the battery drastically .
I think if i use the 60 HZ setting i might touch 7.5 hours mark. I'll test with 60 HZ and let you know
Fixed the Google play services issue with the Beta fix and i think you'll be happy with the backup now. Still running on 90 HZ setting data and wifi always , gaming at highest settings .
Could you please tell me where I can download the beta version of the new Google Play Services ?