1. patfenis's Avatar
    I just bought a s20 and I'm loving the phone. Got a great deal at bestbuy ($800 unlocked) only thing I don't like is the battery. Any tips? I am running the 120hz feature and I'm not looking to turn it off to be honest. Any tips? Thanks.
    05-21-2020 03:07 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, welcome! Congrats on the phone .
    Is battery in optimized mode ?
    05-21-2020 03:37 PM
  3. patfenis's Avatar
    Hi, welcome! Congrats on the phone .
    Is battery in optimized mode ?
    Yes it is.
    05-21-2020 03:52 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yes it is.
    You can set it for adaptive , medium but expect delays in notifications
    05-21-2020 04:09 PM
  5. the_boon's Avatar
    Disable the Google app and whatever useless Google/Samsung services are running in the background.

    And at least use dark mode if you're not gonna use it in 60Hz.
    05-21-2020 05:15 PM
  6. patfenis's Avatar
    Disable the Google app and whatever useless Google/Samsung services are running in the background.

    And at least use dark mode if you're not gonna use it in 60Hz.
    Forgive me but I'm kind of a Samsung noob. How do I go about this?
    05-21-2020 06:14 PM
  7. bkeaver's Avatar
    How long have you had your phone? Because you need to give a good 7 to 10 days to learn your habits and allow the battery to settle in. After which you should see some improvement.

    There is also a trick you can do with Bixby to run 120Hz with medium power saving if you don't mind some trade off of running the medium power saving mode...
    05-22-2020 07:31 AM
  8. bxrider117's Avatar
    I have the unlocked version of the s20. I have had it for about 3 to 4 days. I also work from home so I use my phone during the week as a phone. Meaning I'm on the phone 3 to 6 hours a day. I can also readily get 5 to 6 hours of screen time during this use and I know it will only get better. I am running the bixby routine to have my phone at medium power but still run 120hz screen.

    I had the s20 plus prior and with similar use I would get 7 to 8 hours of screen on time running the same bixby routine.

    Give it time. You will like it, I'm sure of it.
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    05-24-2020 04:34 PM
  9. Ambreen Mustafa's Avatar
    run it as it is for a week. it'll adopt itself. you don't have to change any settings.
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    05-26-2020 01:19 PM
  10. patfenis's Avatar
    So I've had it for about a week and battery life has deff improved.
    05-26-2020 03:06 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    So I've had it for about a week and battery life has deff improved.
    Nice!
    05-26-2020 04:50 PM
  12. _YoKolorMeBadd's Avatar
    I have the unlocked version of the s20. I have had it for about 3 to 4 days. I also work from home so I use my phone during the week as a phone. Meaning I'm on the phone 3 to 6 hours a day. I can also readily get 5 to 6 hours of screen time during this use and I know it will only get better. I am running the bixby routine to have my phone at medium power but still run 120hz screen.

    I had the s20 plus prior and with similar use I would get 7 to 8 hours of screen on time running the same bixby routine.

    Give it time. You will like it, I'm sure of it.
    Just curious. Why did you return the s20+?
    05-26-2020 08:48 PM
  13. bxrider117's Avatar
    Nothing was wrong with the s20 plus. I just really prefer smaller phones. I anticipate keeping the S20 for a few years and I'm on Verizon network so when they released the S20 with same 5g antennas as the plus, I had to jump on it.
    05-26-2020 10:09 PM
  14. ahmed hanif1's Avatar
    exynos version here in uk is not great at all! Battery life is a joke barely getting 4.5hrs screen on my S20+, phone always hot and freezes up at times in apps. I'm very disappointed with my first Samsung and probably my last sadly
    06-03-2020 07:25 PM
  15. mustang7757's Avatar
    exynos version here in uk is not great at all! Battery life is a joke barely getting 4.5hrs screen on my S20+, phone always hot and freezes up at times in apps. I'm very disappointed with my first Samsung and probably my last sadly
    Have you thought maybe do factory reset or put in safe mode see if it still gets hot , sometimes rouge app can cause this.
    06-03-2020 09:46 PM
  16. younger996's Avatar
    exynos version here in uk is not great at all! Battery life is a joke barely getting 4.5hrs screen on my S20+, phone always hot and freezes up at times in apps. I'm very disappointed with my first Samsung and probably my last sadly
    I have the Exynos version over here in Ireland .

    I'm not entirely convinced by the battery, I have it about 3 weeks now.....but it does seem to be improving.
    09-25-2020 06:25 PM

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