My fold 3 drains about 1% per hr sleeping normal mode with watch connected. My note20 ultra does the same.Something was definitely draining my phone yesterday, as I charged it to 40% in my car (we were without power for three days, just got it back an hour ago) before putting it on Airplane Mode with Location and NFC turned off, just Bluetooth on to play music on my speaker for two hours. This usually, with Wi-Fi and cell service and everything else on, uses 10% of the battery. My battery went down to 13% somehow! After later restarting the phone, the issue was fixed and today it has been draining normally even on 4G.
Last night, while sleeping, I put the phone into the most extreme Power Saving mode (the last box on the bottom of the options list) to make the battery last over one day long, and it really worked because it was about 97% when I went to bed and 93% when I woke up, and my e-mail notifications still sounded. Impressive.
This was over a ten-hour period on 4G, but I don't think it would only drain 1% per hour when not used (I use AOD and multiple PUSH e-mail acc'ts and often get Instagram and Messenger and sometimes text messages while asleep, plus Bluetooth and WiFi, among other things). I always charge it at night, so I don't know, but I don't change any settings for night usually. I'm always on it during the day, so I don't know what leaving it for an hour would be. But, the battery is great on this thing. Other than the other day when something was messing with it.
NopeSure, battery life has got better, but it was from such a low initial base that it hardly matters.
Personally, I think this is part of a Samsung strategy to recoup income lost from the lower pricing this year.
Make us all buy Samsung power packs, kerching all the way to higher profits. I'm surprised that apple haven't latched onto this yet.
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.
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.
Hopefully android 12 will back off a tad and with a good/great reception 5g doesn't seem to be an issue here in Savannah.. I've debloated my crapware and turned off all the background running apps that I don't want running when I'm not using them. I've also been very posesive about my location services and what apps are running there that I really need. I am NOT utilizing any "power saving mode" as I prefer to do that manually and several things that mode shuts off I want on... Like the 120 hz screens.. With this researchable effort I've been able to get a NO PROBLEM battery for this phone with pretty much power usage. 5 hours screen time easy. Maybe other people have "bad batteries?"The 888 has a 5mm form factor vs fat 7mm.
It likely is more efficient.
It's not suppose to run wide open except for brief time periods.
The elephants in the room...
Variable rate displays and 5G come with higher power consumption.
AMOLED displays can use a lot of battery and look at all those square inches of displays.
The physical design of the phone, all that space.
Longer conductor pathways means higher resistance.
Android 11, it's a hog. Burning extra cpu cycles for scoped storage.
If you've only had it 72 hours the software hasn't yet competed optimisations and settled. Mine took a good week or two to bed in.
I don't use any optimisations really. Dark mode and 120hz refresh. I let the OS put unused apps to deep sleep when it notifies me it's found some I haven't used in a while. You should start to see this notification after you've had your phone for a few weeks.That's great to hear - thanks for the heads up!
Spotify is easily my most used app , with a similar use case to yours.
Do you put apps to sleep or use any other battery saving methods? I use dark mode for aesthetic reasons above battery saving but that's all I do really
Here's a link to all we know about the battery life on Android 12 and what, if any, battery optimization steps we've taken to get decent battery life :
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.