Originally Posted by cricketgirl90
I love love love regular S8 but battery life is a real bummer
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Really? How about turning off Sync and manually syncing only when you need to. I get the word "smart" is placed in front of the word "phone" but the real use of the device is as a PHONE. For any other use, even Samsung sells that "dock" thing where you *can* use the phone as an android desktop-like replacement, but even there, its plugged in while in that use!
Because I'm not constantly checking emails and not using those communications apps that many of your type of person seems to use, I don't need Sync turned on, and would rather have the option to do manual sync on EVERY app, where some fail this (or have in the past) requiring lots of extra steps too get them to sync when you want to ...
Its that constant SYNC of data that you aren't using *right now* that is always draining your battery. Otherwise I'm sure you're not complaining that you use all these apps all the time, and by nature of the fact that using memory and processing capabilities actually USE power from the only source it has (the battery) .. right?
Its not the same argument as the recent Iphone garbage where Apple was caught deliberately slowing down the processing to conserve battery draws to maximize the length of time the "smart" in the smartphone could actually run.. nor is the battery life an issue with regards to the explosive fire causing nature of the previous note gen phone right?
Or do you actually think you should be able to play racing games on your phone for hours at a time, without consequence? or have constant wireless or cellular data in use downloading or just even CHECKING for updates regardless if there are any ..
I don't begrudge your type of user from wanting more battery life, but you have to accept the responsibility for your actions too .. if you wanted longer battery life, you'd need to chose options more accordingly. This phone has no "user replaceable" battery, and in days of old, companies would make extra capacity batteries and would include a new back cover for your phone to allow for the bigger battery bulge..
I don't like the saying .. but its true in this case .. It is what it is. The battery will only last as long as the power draining apps you run can be sustained.
PS/Edit: by the way on my S8 I'm getting nearly 2 days of use, I play 4 games regularly, but none of them that require constant processing power, so the largest use of that power is the screen being on. And with that, I manually lower the brightness so that it is less than what the "auto" setting would use.
and an FYI ... anything that does "location" work ... thats a big energy hog too .. geo location with satellites is yet another battery drain. Social heart-beat apps too how do you think they know where you are or you know where they are? ... close proximity broadcasting and data transmissions .. you either find out through Bluetooth or a combination of that plus Geo-Location sent back to their servers .. data data data and MORE data.. ... read that as battery zapping bits moving about when you don't need them ... wanna know if your friend is close by? how about looking up and away from your phone for a minute?