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Should My Battery Life Be More?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Bruce_205, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. Bruce_205

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    I think that my S9 (bought in June) is going through power too fast. Its been off the charger for 1 hour 13 minutes with no action (screen off, no calls, etc) and I am down to 95% according to GSAM battery monitor.

    The other day I went to a car show outdoors. I started with 100% and the phone shut off with 5% or less after less than 3 hours. The only app being used was the camera (Open Camera app) and gallery. And of course the screen was mostly on. Is 2.5 hours normal in that scenario?

    I notice that even when I don't take pictures it still doesn't seem to be as good as my old LG G4 and its supposed to have such a great processor and more efficient.
     

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    Well if your screen was on in the duration of whatever you was doing and the ambient settings wasn't enabled. Your battery live may been compromised to a certain extent due to the screen brightness settings. Now keep in mind that if your data connection was on it also plays a part in your battery usage if you were in your mobile providers data coverage area. Also the device background usage.
     
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    What is ambient settings on this phone?

    I was within AT&T's coverage area and I'm not sure but wifi **may** have been on, I never really took note because I did not use any data during that time. I think screen brightness was on auto but it had to be high to be able to see the settings in the sunlight. I can't tell from GSAM what apps were using power because it combined all CPU usage into one. I used adb later to give GSAM permission to get info from all apps from now on.
     
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    You need an app that lets you monitoring your phone's battery usage in details.

    I have used Open Camera app on one of my phones. Like most of camera apps, it can eats up to 30% battery an hour, especially in full HD mode.
     
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    So what is the solution for if I go to an event for several hours and I'm going to be using the camera a lot? Is there a good external battery? These new phones with the sealed batteries really put a crimp into using the phone away from a charger all day. I will have to remember to turn off mobile data and wifi when I'm out an about but when using the camera I don't think that will save enough power.
     

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