11-08-2018 05:53 PM
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  1. yungskeeme88's Avatar
    I'm coming from an iPhone X and standby time on it was far better. I think the screen on time on my phone is amazing (5-7 hours or SOT with average of 18 hours off charger) buy standby is concerning. I take my phone of the charger at 5AM and get to work at 7:30. I listen to Spotify (offline), some Reddit and Tapatalk. On my iPhone I would be around 95%. On my 3XL I'm usually around 85%. Seems like a huge difference to me. I remember on my Galaxy S7 Edge I would use Greenify and that seemed to help but heard it was pretty useless with Pie and it's adaptive battery setting. I get good SOT so I guess that's all that should matter. Anyone else experience this?
    11-07-2018 08:05 AM
  2. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I'm coming from an iPhone X and standby time on it was far better. I think the screen on time on my phone is amazing (5-7 hours or SOT with average of 18 hours off charger) buy standby is concerning. I take my phone of the charger at 5AM and get to work at 7:30. I listen to Spotify (offline), some Reddit and Tapatalk. On my iPhone I would be around 95%. On my 3XL I'm usually around 85%. Seems like a huge difference to me. I remember on my Galaxy S7 Edge I would use Greenify and that seemed to help but heard it was pretty useless with Pie and it's adaptive battery setting. I get good SOT so I guess that's all that should matter. Anyone else experience this?
    If I listen to music especially Bluetooth and streaming during my commute I get results similar to yours.
    11-07-2018 08:07 AM
  3. yungskeeme88's Avatar
    I've been using the headphones that came with the phone. I was using Airpods before and noticed a slightly bigger drain. Guess it's just Android. Nothing showing in the battery stats to be draining it so I guess it's normal
    If I listen to music especially Bluetooth and streaming during my commute I get results similar to yours.
    11-07-2018 08:10 AM
  4. methodman89's Avatar
    You need to give Samsung time to analyze power usage accurately. I've noticed on Apple, and had it confirmed, they program the power meter to display a higher percentage at the start of the cycle longer than reality. I see it everyday on my iPad, in that even after I use it for 15 or 20 minutes it will still show 100%. Once it drops below 50, it more depletion in the same time frame.
    Also, go to your settings and optimize the power for your usage. Turn off qhd+, Wi-Fi, GPS, bt scanning and all the radios that you don't need but suck the battery dry.
    11-07-2018 08:59 AM
  5. Martin_F's Avatar
    I also noticed that my Pixel 3 seems to lose battery percentage really quick after taking it off the charger.
    But during the day it doesn't seem as bad.
    Coming from an iPhone as well, I understand where you coming from, and the comment from @methodman89 above fits right in with that observation.
    Battery life on my Pixel 3 has been good, but I also don't use the phone heavily all day.
    11-07-2018 09:13 AM
  6. chezm's Avatar
    Coming from an iPhone 7+ i can also concur the standby time isnt good on my Pixel 3, i expected different in 2 years being from Android but it is actually exactly as i remembered it. I bought into the Adaptive Battery hoping that it would resolve some of the standby drain but so far it hasnt...however im only on day 5. Thankfully fast charge and getting free pixel stand make it less painful (although the charge time i would get from AA is much less than my iPhone).
    11-07-2018 09:41 AM
  7. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Coming from an iPhone 7+ i can also concur the standby time isnt good on my Pixel 3, i expected different in 2 years being from Android but it is actually exactly as i remembered it. I bought into the Adaptive Battery hoping that it would resolve some of the standby drain but so far it hasnt...however im only on day 5. Thankfully fast charge and getting free pixel stand make it less painful (although the charge time i would get from AA is much less than my iPhone).
    Standby time on IOS is incredible. My iPhone is mostly a work item so on the weekends it usually just sits and the battery lasts forever. I must admit though I've never tried that with my Android devices.
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    11-07-2018 10:32 AM
  8. Vega007's Avatar
    You will have a hard time beating an iPhone when it comes to standby time. Don't worry about it honestly, I would only compare the standby time of the Pixel VS other Android phones and not an iPhone. It's a battle it won't win.
    11-07-2018 10:55 AM
  9. Mike Dee's Avatar
    You will have a hard time beating an iPhone when it comes to standby time. Don't worry about it honestly, I would only compare the standby time of the Pixel VS other Android phones and not an iPhone. It's a battle it won't win.
    Technically I would never need that kind of standby time but agreed....iPhone lasts forever
    11-07-2018 11:04 AM
  10. Vega007's Avatar
    Technically I would never need that kind of standby time but agreed....iPhone lasts forever
    The most beneficial aspect of it is not needing to put it on a charger at bed time, which I think has helped my battery health since it still shows 100% capacity. I can leave it at say 43% when I go to sleep and I wake to 40-41% in the morning.
    11-07-2018 11:33 AM
  11. Mike Dee's Avatar
    The most beneficial aspect of it is not needing to put it on a charger at bed time, which I think has helped my battery health since it still shows 100% capacity. I can leave it at say 43% when I go to sleep and I wake to 40-41% in the morning.
    Overnight drain is not an issue on my Androids as long as I have a decent amount of battery. I don't lose that much.
    11-07-2018 11:38 AM
  12. Vega007's Avatar
    Overnight drain is not an issue on my Androids as long as I have a decent amount of battery. I don't lose that much.
    My Galaxy sucks for overnight drain. I will lose 10-12% easy. When I had my Pixel, I recall about a 8% drain usually.
    11-07-2018 11:49 AM
  13. chezm's Avatar
    Indeed, I could literally go to sleep with 5% battery left and know I'll wake up with it on so I could plug in morning.
    The most beneficial aspect of it is not needing to put it on a charger at bed time, which I think has helped my battery health since it still shows 100% capacity. I can leave it at say 43% when I go to sleep and I wake to 40-41% in the morning.
    11-07-2018 12:02 PM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    I'm coming from an iPhone X and standby time on it was far better. I think the screen on time on my phone is amazing (5-7 hours or SOT with average of 18 hours off charger) buy standby is concerning. I take my phone of the charger at 5AM and get to work at 7:30. I listen to Spotify (offline), some Reddit and Tapatalk. On my iPhone I would be around 95%. On my 3XL I'm usually around 85%. Seems like a huge difference to me. I remember on my Galaxy S7 Edge I would use Greenify and that seemed to help but heard it was pretty useless with Pie and it's adaptive battery setting. I get good SOT so I guess that's all that should matter. Anyone else experience this?
    Yeah you won't get as good of standby time as an iPhone for the simple reason that iPhone limits a lot of background processes versus Android.
    11-07-2018 12:06 PM
  15. Mike Dee's Avatar
    My Galaxy sucks for overnight drain. I will lose 10-12% easy. When I had my Pixel, I recall about a 8% drain usually.
    That's quite a bit depending on what's running in the background. I haven't actually tested the numbers on the 3XL but 2XL was very conservative.
    11-07-2018 12:10 PM
  16. yungskeeme88's Avatar
    What is QHD? Don't think I've seen that on my Pixel. I have WiFi scanning off and Bluetooth when I'm not using it. Is GPS the location icon in the which settings? Also, if I have WiFi scanning off and leave the icon it on so it can connect to my trusted networks, does that drain battery?
    You need to give Samsung time to analyze power usage accurately. I've noticed on Apple, and had it confirmed, they program the power meter to display a higher percentage at the start of the cycle longer than reality. I see it everyday on my iPad, in that even after I use it for 15 or 20 minutes it will still show 100%. Once it drops below 50, it more depletion in the same time frame.
    Also, go to your settings and optimize the power for your usage. Turn off qhd+, Wi-Fi, GPS, bt scanning and all the radios that you don't need but suck the battery dry.
    11-07-2018 12:27 PM
  17. yungskeeme88's Avatar
    Agreed. The Pixel bests any Samsung phone I've had. Standby sucks but battery life is still really good lol. How is that possible?
    You will have a hard time beating an iPhone when it comes to standby time. Don't worry about it honestly, I would only compare the standby time of the Pixel VS other Android phones and not an iPhone. It's a battle it won't win.
    11-07-2018 12:30 PM
  18. Mike Dee's Avatar
    What is QHD? Don't think I've seen that on my Pixel. I have WiFi scanning off and Bluetooth when I'm not using it. Is GPS the location icon in the which settings? Also, if I have WiFi scanning off and leave the icon it on so it can connect to my trusted networks, does that drain battery?
    High Definition Screen resolution.
    11-07-2018 12:30 PM
  19. yungskeeme88's Avatar
    I assumed it had something to do with the screen. I'll try it out. Thanks.
    High Definition Screen resolution.
    11-07-2018 12:32 PM
  20. methodman89's Avatar
    Indeed, I could literally go to sleep with 5% battery left and know I'll wake up with it on so I could plug in morning.
    Literally?
    11-07-2018 12:37 PM
  21. chezm's Avatar
    Yes literally (lol) honestly don't know why I typed that
    Literally?
    11-07-2018 12:38 PM
  22. methodman89's Avatar
    What is QHD? Don't think I've seen that on my Pixel. I have WiFi scanning off and Bluetooth when I'm not using it. Is GPS the location icon in the which settings? Also, if I have WiFi scanning off and leave the icon it on so it can connect to my trusted networks, does that drain battery?
    Yes, leaving on the wifi when you are not home or using it in a trusted location is a large unnecessarily large energy loss. GPS is a large battery drain which should be off unless needed for the particular app you are using. There are settings to automate many of these radio turnoffs, such as wifi off when connected to cars Bluetooth. I typically get 36 hours on a full charge, with wifi, bt, and data all synching per app settings. Treat the phone like the computer it is and clear the cache partition and reboot regularly and after an update. Root around in the settings, just write down any experimental changes you make to go back. Have you unlocked developer options?
    11-07-2018 12:45 PM
  23. methodman89's Avatar
    Chezm killing your battery allowing it to dx so low.
    11-07-2018 12:47 PM
  24. Almeuit's Avatar
    Yes, leaving on the wifi when you are not home or using it in a trusted location is a large unnecessarily large energy loss. GPS is a large battery drain which should be off unless needed for the particular app you are using. There are settings to automate many of these radio turnoffs, such as wifi off when connected to cars Bluetooth. I typically get 36 hours on a full charge, with wifi, bt, and data all synching per app settings. Treat the phone like the computer it is and clear the cache partition and reboot regularly and after an update. Root around in the settings, just write down any experimental changes you make to go back. Have you unlocked developer options?
    I only turn off WiFi when not at home otherwise I leave everything on. No real complaints w/ my Pixel 2 XL or iPhone.
    11-07-2018 12:53 PM
  25. yungskeeme88's Avatar
    Yes developer options on. I remember turning off location accuracy in the settings. So is this the GPS option? (Screenshot)
    Yes, leaving on the wifi when you are not home or using it in a trusted location is a large unnecessarily large energy loss. GPS is a large battery drain which should be off unless needed for the particular app you are using. There are settings to automate many of these radio turnoffs, such as wifi off when connected to cars Bluetooth. I typically get 36 hours on a full charge, with wifi, bt, and data all synching per app settings. Treat the phone like the computer it is and clear the cache partition and reboot regularly and after an update. Root around in the settings, just write down any experimental changes you make to go back. Have you unlocked developer options?
    11-07-2018 01:02 PM
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