Question Flip 4 Battery Life?

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Matterhorn

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Nov 29, 2004
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I find the battery life quite good compared to my stolen Pixel 6 pro. I am using Samsung's battery optimization settings and the 85% battery charge cut-off.
I do hate the samsung dialer though. Unfortunately I can't use the google dialer since it doesn't support the back screen for calls.
 
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jwats01

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My battery life sucks too. I use the phone all day long, and have to constantly tether to a charger, or I'd definitely run out of charge during an inconvenient time of the day. Not impressed. I also had this issue with the Flip 3.
 

mt2020

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Sep 13, 2009
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Battery not as good as my last, big, heavy phone, but good enough and finally legs me carry my phone without thinking about it. Only issue I see is it gets pretty hot when charging in car and using Android Auto.
 

clintoons

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Just to show it's not so bad...
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fjer

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Oct 24, 2011
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I am getting the same battery health here. Did you return your phone? is this some first round phone problem?
I considered it many times, but never got around to it because I couldn't be bothered to backup and wipe everything and set it all up from scratch on my old phone. But the warranty claim would probably have been rejected anyway, because I think my poor battery health was due to AccuBattery getting confused by Samsung's 85% charge limit.

I charged my phone to 100% once upon receiving it and enabled the 85% limit feature immediately afterwards. Since then, my battery capacity has been dropping a few mAh every week according to AccuBattery, however a few days ago I decided to try disabling the 85% limit and charge the phone from 40% to 100%.
After that, my battery health in AccuBattery suddenly jumped from 3199 mAh to 3225 mAh (based on 36 sessions with 36813 mAh charged in total). When looking at the battery capacity graph, I can see that the battery capacity was estimated to >3600 mAh during that specific charging session, which is a new record:
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So... I don't think AccuBattery's health predictions can be trusted when the phone doesn't charge beyond 85% - it seems as if 0-85% is considered 0-100% from AccuBattery's point of view when the Samsung charge limiter is in effect.
I have been very happy with AccuBattery in the past, but now I regret that I ever installed it on this phone because it has caused me nothing but worries. 😁
 

Matterhorn

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Another way to save battery life:
When you're at home or work with a good internet connection, toggle the phone in airplane mode. Then reactivate Wifi and Bluetooth. Just make sure that wifi calling is also priority and everything works fine including text messages.
 
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wpscully

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For a quick and easy starting point, I like to go to Settings --> Battery --> Background Usage Limits, and turn on Put apps to sleep. Then go into:
  • In Deep Sleeping apps, manually add all your installed (or preinstalled) applications. Then...
  • In Never Sleeping apps, manually add only the applications you really, really care about. for example, I have my email, music player, launch screen, VPN, and "Find my Device" apps as never sleeping.
I find that I do not need Phone or (Google) Messages in the never-sleep list in order to get calls and messages in real-time. I found that my music player stopped playing after a minute or two after the screen-saver locked at the gym. You'll want to curate your own list of never-sleep apps.
 
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joasjoas

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Those of you who have been around for a while, how about the battery and day-to-day use? I'm hesitating to change my oppo x3 neo, and I don't know what to do (it costs me only 5 euros per month, 4 years in my company)
I would like to know a reference in the approximate screen consumption, people who have things activated wifi, bluetooh, 5g...... and they are not usually juggling deactivating almost everything.
For example, my normal use is WhatsApp and some social networks, although I don't usually go in much.
 
Those of you who have been around for a while, how about the battery and day-to-day use? I'm hesitating to change my oppo x3 neo, and I don't know what to do (it costs me only 5 euros per month, 4 years in my company)
I would like to know a reference in the approximate screen consumption, people who have things activated wifi, bluetooh, 5g...... and they are not usually juggling deactivating almost everything.
For example, my normal use is WhatsApp and some social networks, although I don't usually go in much.
After the November update, the battery life became a non-issue. 4-5 hours of screen on time and about 50% of battery life left after a 15 hour day. Yesterday the update to Android 13 happened, so let's see 😉
 

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    From what I've seen and heard in 72 hour reviews on YouTube, the battery is much better than the 3. I'm hopeful.
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    5h sot with such small battery and strong CPU, refresh rate 120 Hz is not a bad result, I don't know how it could be expected more, just don't buy this phone😎
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    Get mine tomorrow. If i get 4-5 hours SOT i would be thrilled.
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    real world tests show I get atleast 25-30% better batery life as well.
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    Get mine tomorrow. If i get 4-5 hours SOT i would be thrilled.

    I used to get 4-5 hours of screen time on my flip3, but that would end the day on about 15% battery remaining (starting from 85%, as I had it set to stop charging to protect the battery).

    I now get 4-5 hours screen time out of my flip4, and still have 40%+ battery left (also starting at 85%).

    Still learning patterns etc for the adaptive battery and background apps and suchlike, so it may even get better.