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Negan

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I'm absolutely blown away. Every morning I have a routine where I go outside and have my coffee and chain smoke a few darts, read the news, look at memes and such and typically I'm using it about an hour and on my S21+ or Z Fold 3 I'd always be down to 93 or 94%. Today was no different and I was still at 100 after doing so. I then went to work and used Android auto so it stayed full until about 830 am when I took it off the charger. It's 745 pm and I'm at 80% with just a bit over 4 hrs sot. Didn't tweak any settings whatsoever to try and save battery.
 

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I'm absolutely blown away. Every morning I have a routine where I go outside and have my coffee and chain smoke a few darts, read the news, look at memes and such and typically I'm using it about an hour and on my S21+ or Z Fold 3 I'd always be down to 93 or 94%. Today was no different and I was still at 100 after doing so. I then went to work and used Android auto so it stayed full until about 830 am when I took it off the charger. It's 745 pm and I'm at 80% with just a bit over 4 hrs sot. Didn't tweak any settings whatsoever to try and save battery.
I'm jealous
 

Negan

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Often but not always poor battery is dependant on what apps you have that are running in the BG or sending push notifications, etc. Some games like to do that and just destroy battery life. Facebook likes to kill battery that's for sure. That's really the only social media site I use regularly. I likely won't have many games on this. I'll jus my fold for games
 
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I'm absolutely blown away. Every morning I have a routine where I go outside and have my coffee and chain smoke a few darts, read the news, look at memes and such and typically I'm using it about an hour and on my S21+ or Z Fold 3 I'd always be down to 93 or 94%. Today was no different and I was still at 100 after doing so. I then went to work and used Android auto so it stayed full until about 830 am when I took it off the charger. It's 745 pm and I'm at 80% with just a bit over 4 hrs sot. Didn't tweak any settings whatsoever to try and save battery.
Do you have AOD on? Lift to wake? Curious what settings you have
 
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MArtyChubbs

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Often but not always poor battery is dependant on what apps you have that are running in the BG or sending push notifications, etc. Some games like to do that and just destroy battery life. Facebook likes to kill battery that's for sure. That's really the only social media site I use regularly. I likely won't have many games on this. I'll jus my fold for games
Twitter is my only social media and no games. Time for BBS.
 
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7h40 of SOT in 14 hours. Mostly wifi. No games, but messaging web and vidéo.
I was hoping better...
Also, with official 30w charger it did not reach 50% but 43 from 5% left.

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kboya

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Subjectively, battery life seems to be pretty cool. Nothing seems to drain particularly quickly and I've only had to charge a couple of times since Tuesday. Features such as lift to wake are all on. The only one that isn't is always on display as I never find that very useful when lift to wake is active.
 

skimminstones

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Battery is absolutely fine for me. I've always charged my phone's at night anyway so as long as it lasts all day with my usage its good. It would last about a day and half if i wasn't charging each night. Screen on time has been between 5-7 hours with battery left of at least 40% each evening. I've turned off AOD this morning to see if that makes much difference in the next couple days as well.
 

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I'm absolutely blown away. Every morning I have a routine where I go outside and have my coffee and chain smoke a few darts, read the news, look at memes and such and typically I'm using it about an hour and on my S21+ or Z Fold 3 I'd always be down to 93 or 94%. Today was no different and I was still at 100 after doing so. I then went to work and used Android auto so it stayed full until about 830 am when I took it off the charger. It's 745 pm and I'm at 80% with just a bit over 4 hrs sot. Didn't tweak any settings whatsoever to try and save battery.
Reboot the phone and your see your real battery life lol
 
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I don't own this device but would be interesting to test out battery life after trimming most of the Google spyware/scam processes, GAPPs completely replaced and extreme overall de-bloating/trimmed setup for max batt. I'm guessing the results may be quite impressive...
 

henihazbay

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I don't own this device but would be interesting to test out battery life after trimming most of the Google spyware/scam processes, GAPPs completely replaced and extreme overall de-bloating/trimmed setup for max batt. I'm guessing the results may be quite impressive...
Definitely. I feel Google now, aod, constant listening for background music and being alert for "Hey Google" increases consumption big time
 

Golf c

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Mine is getting better and better every day. Like everyone should know, it takes a few cycles. I already accepted the fact that it will not be as good as my P5.
 

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    I'm absolutely blown away. Every morning I have a routine where I go outside and have my coffee and chain smoke a few darts, read the news, look at memes and such and typically I'm using it about an hour and on my S21+ or Z Fold 3 I'd always be down to 93 or 94%. Today was no different and I was still at 100 after doing so. I then went to work and used Android auto so it stayed full until about 830 am when I took it off the charger. It's 745 pm and I'm at 80% with just a bit over 4 hrs sot. Didn't tweak any settings whatsoever to try and save battery.
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    I asked because it depends on who you're going by.
    The 6 Pro isn't as terrible as Tom's Guide with a 8h 48m and the S21 Ultra and 9 Pro aren't as amazing with 9h 28m and 9h 15m respectively. Yes it's below them but I wouldn't say that's poor. The iPhone 13 Pro Max is still in a tier above everyone else still getting 12h 6m.
    I don't think that anyone with a functioning brain stem calls the Pixel 6 Pros battery life terrible.

    It's a phone advertised as a 1-day-battery-life giver and thats exactly what it offers, it survives a full day with ~5-9 hours of SoT (depends heavily on usage).

    The P6 Pros problem lies outside Googles own sphere. It simply sucks in comparison to other brands that offer a longer battery life with their flagships. But that still doesn't make Googles offer terrible, it just loses the comparison.

    Personally, I'm disappointed by the fact that Tensor uses 2 year old cores and those could have easily improved the SoT by an hour or two if Google would have changed them out, plus the panel is an older one that is not quite as efficient as other offerings; but I guess we'll have to wait until next year to get a more efficient processor.

    It should also be noted, of course, that this is Googles first attempt at creating something "unique" and considering that AND the fact that the phone can run several background processes without draining the battery life terribly (adaptive sound, Always-on-display, on-device-translate & analysis (LENS), now playing...) AND it doesn't need to kill of most apps in the background (https://dontkillmyapp.com/ is your friend here), it's not impressive, but decent. It's a decent battery life experience, and I'm ok with that, but others that expect "muh mega battery ULTRA TENSOR want 4 days usage Google ADs have AWOKEN MY NEED FOR LE FUTURE" will get disappointed.

    Pixels were never battery life kings, and still are not. So of course people that come in here with their battery-life maxing Huawei/Samsung/backgroundkilling champs will voice their disappointment. Even though that's not a "real" problem, it's simply apples vs bananas all over again.

    Always make sure you know what a device can offer and can't before you buy it.

    It also helps the environment, since you don't have to send so much stuff back. But I guess people who buy 2 or 3 phones a year don't care about the environment anyway...
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    Finally a positive thread hopefully with real experiences and no trolls.
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    I am on the fence about returning the P6P still, now mostly based on battery life. Trying to convince myself that Google will improve it through updates, but it seems unlikely. The iPhone 13 Max seems to last so much longer, that it may make a big difference when traveling or hiking.
    Just return it, youre not going to be happy.
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    Final stats at 10% battery ,I have no issues at all with battery ,7.5 SOT is more than even ,deep sleep drain is around 4/5% in 9 hrs ,hope it's stays like this