Question Z Fold 3 battery life discussion

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Hi to all F3 owners hope your enjoying your new toy?

Only query / disappointment for me so far is that battery life is nowhere near as good on Fold 3 as it was with Fold 2.

1.5 hours light usage today and I am down to 58% - mostly indoors and on WiFi

I expected the latest Snapdragon 888 to have as good of not better power management than last year's CPU.

What is other F3 owner's experience?
 

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Digital wellbeing is a battery eating feature itself. Turn it off and you will get more battery time.
Believe it or not to today has been very light usage compared with a typical day

I have same Apps and settings as i had with my Fold2 so don't know what's up

Hopefully after a few more days of battery usage learning things will settle down
 
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See Buds+ battery stat.
Only paired them with phone 2 hours ago to so recording 10 hours of background battery usage is quite an achievement

I reckon the battery usage stats are unreliable on my Fold3 ...
 

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Estimated 15 hours on a full charge..... Spectacularly BAD if accurate long term
Battery drain (mostly standby) in first hour is 6%
 

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yah i definitly see what you mean
Hi to all F3 owners hope your enjoying your new toy?

Only query / disappointment for me so far is that battery life is nowhere near as good on Fold 3 as it was with Fold 2.

1.5 hours light usage today and I am down to 58% - mostly indoors and on WiFi

I expected the latest Snapdragon 888 to have as good of not better power management than last year's CPU.

What is other
 

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    You understand it well nonetheless 😌
    I indeed doesn't have anything related to display inside the app and i don't know why.
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    This happens with every release of every new phone. It always takes a few days for it to settle as it's downloading apps, settings, updates, etc. It's WAY too early to compare battery life. Give it a week.
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    WhatsApp has been running for 25 mins and eaten ~30%? You have something deeper going on there it looks like.
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    please, for god sake how did you do it. just tell me already
    Lol... Just disable or uninstall all unused apps, turn off Google Discover & Samsung Free (the swipe right on homescreen thing), disable Google (the app, not account syncing) and Google Assistant, turn off Bluetooth/NFC/GPS until you need it, use a black theme, turn off unnecessary notifications, error reporting, and feedback, use static wallpaper, stop app auto updates and auto refresh (weather, stocks, etc), turn off always-on-screen.
    I don't do this, but for even more battery use 96hz or 60hz and turn off vivid screen mode.
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    Digital wellbeing is a battery eating feature itself. Turn it off and you will get more battery time.
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    LOL, What are people expecting??? We have a giant inner screen, AND an outside screen. Expecting ANYTHING close to your old normal phone is ridiculous.