Good morning,I would not say that, evenbif you are not using the phone, without ultra battery saver or airplane mode your phone keeps consuming too much for just being idle (around 1.5% or 2% hour which is way too much in my humble opinion). Those tricks are needed if you want your SoT as much effective as possible. You can't go near that 8/9h SoT without that.
it seems my battery has doubled or close. I've tested it with 12hours since 100% to 50% at this current moment, a heavy use (almost 2 hours mobile legends, and an hour of facebook and WhatsApp) with SOT right now of 3hours. which is way better than before, i'll keep going to the rest of the day with this 50% and see what will I achieve, i believe i can pass 7hours SOT easily with normal use during the day at work (no mobile legends).
my IDLE consumption remained the same with 5% over 7-8hours.
i'll see how I go to the rest of the day without additional charge, but seriously, I am so optimistic.
I still have most of google services, like Gmail, wearos, Google app, calender, google one, Fit, news, drive, due, games, find my device, youtube, and youtube music. all of them with no background activity except for gmail, fit, wearos and find my device.
Other apps, outlook, WhatsApp with optimised battery, and everything else no background activity.