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  1. fimagoo

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    Hello, I got my Galaxy A3 (2016) yesterday. When I actively browse on Chrome on the brightest setting with only Wi-Fi turned on, it drains about 1% every 4 minutes. Is that normal and okay or do I have to worry.

    Thanks a bunch!
     

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    It depends on what you are doing at the time.
     
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    That's probably quite normal. Do you really need the brightness at 100%?
     
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    Screen at its brightest and transferring data (plus some other processing). 1% per 4 mins implies 400 mins total = 6.5 hours until flat. Doesn't sound anything to worry about.
     
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    It was more for "testing purposes" :)
     
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    I use the Automatic Brightness function, just enough to see the screen...

    My wife uses the lowest setting possible and not automatic.
     
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    Web browsing can be a pretty heavy system resource drain, there's an awful lot going on in the background. A typical web site page is full of text and images, some static and some animated, all wrapped up in a lot of code. When you press on a link after a few seconds all you see is something pop up on your screen, but at that point your web browser is pulling all those miscellaneous items over your phone's online connectivity (WiFi or cellular), interpreting and sending it out to your phone's graphics processor, which then shows up on your screen (in this instance at it's most power draining 100% setting).

    I don't think a 1% drop every four minutes to be out of the ordinary at all when you're using your web browser, it's something that draws on a lot of your phone's different resources.
    This won't completely alleviate the problem but depending on you what browser you use there might be a 'reader mode' you can access that strips out a lot of the cruft (and this won't apply to every site you go to).
    Firefox
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/view-articles-reader-view-firefox-android
    Chrome
    http://mobilesyrup.com/2015/03/17/how-to-enable-read-mode-on-chrome-for-android/
     
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    Its normal bro. Keep throwing apps for ur phone to work with ;)
     

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