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dezborders

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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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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
 

dezborders

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Thanks for the feedback ! I'll try disabling my sim (esim) for a day to see if it makes a difference :)
Accubattery estimates 6hrs SOT time is, which I think is a out what I got from Fold2. My previous high battery drain does appear to have been network / radio related
 

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  • 1
    After Nov update my avg battery life continues to increase. Now 9hrs SOT from 8.5hrs before

    1
    Well they could have put two batteries given the extra space, plus they always said they made optimisations so we would like to actually notice them.

    But i agree we are difficult :D
    There are 2 batteries. It's still pretty awesome what they've put in this bad boy, though. One side has 4 cameras, 3 mics and a screen, the other has a camera 3 speakers (very good ones too) a mic and 2 screens.

    I honestly think that this is the best overall phone made, if you want the really big screen. I also think it'll be the best until the Fold 4.

    But yeah, we're difficult. I too want more, but I'm ok to wait 😁
  • 6
    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.
    4
    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.
    3
    WhatsApp has been running for 25 mins and eaten ~30%? You have something deeper going on there it looks like.
    3
    If you have no 5G signal, why disable it?
    So your phone isn't constantly searching for one.
    3
    Give it time to take a calibration and you to stop using your device not in the muscle memory you and the phone will develop.
    Then they'll push a firmware upgrade that destroys all that hard work you and your new fold put in getting to know one another.