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  1. dario12v's Avatar
    The 2 main reasons I'm trading my note 10+ for a s20 ultra (512 gb unlocked)
    Are the camera and battery life (I'm on my phone all day and note 10+ has died on me plenty of times ) my day including gym , commute to work (NYC subway) and back is 12 1/2 to 13 hours
    So I definitely need my battery to last that long
    (Can't charge at work)
    No point in having 120hz if the phone is dead in my pocket, so I'm setting my phone at 60hz , 1440p
    Would that get me the 13 hours I need ?
    03-02-2020 05:13 AM
  2. bembol's Avatar
    If battery life is really that important then why not cripple it by going even down lower to FHD+, turning off most of the features, etc.

    I guess carrying a battery pack is not an option?

    To compare I have my iPhone 11 Pro Max here in the Philippines. I use it all day on Messenger, Asphalt 9, YouTube and Safari. I have about 13% by 9PM. I stopped using my Note 10+ here because it can't compete.
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    03-02-2020 05:24 AM
  3. dario12v's Avatar
    If battery life is really that important then why not cripple it by going even down lower to FHD+, turning off most of the features, etc.

    I guess carrying a battery pack is not an option?

    To compare I have my iPhone 11 Pro Max here in the Philippines. I use it all day on Messenger, Asphalt 9, YouTube and Safari. I have about 13% by 9PM. I stopped using my Note 10+ here because it can't compete.
    Yeah I have been using a battery pack with my note 10+ but it's an inconvenience I don't want to put up with anymore specially after expending 1,600 on the s20 ultra at far as 1080p the difference between that and 1440p is only about 2% battery life , I watch a lot of content , and want the best resolution possible
    03-02-2020 05:42 AM
  4. donm527's Avatar
    03-02-2020 05:44 AM
  5. dario12v's Avatar
    Interesting , thanks for the article , so I'd be off by an hour , I wonder if I toggle 5g off , would that get where I need to be , I do have WiFi at home , gym and work (no signal in subway)
    But that would mean paying 1,600 for a phone and not using 2 of it's main features
    (Camera being the other one)
    03-02-2020 05:55 AM
  6. j_hansen's Avatar
    Why can't you charge at work?
    A small 10.000mah powerbank will cost less than 20 quid and nobody can forbid you to use that, even if you only plug it in to your phone while commuting you should be covered
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    03-02-2020 06:25 AM
  7. illdini's Avatar
    I think that after the phone learns your usage patterns (typically that takes 3-7 days), battery life will be at least a little bit better than these reviews are saying.

    I know that's what happened with my S10+, the first 2 days or so was horrible, then it got decent.
    03-02-2020 06:31 AM
  8. dario12v's Avatar
    Why can't you charge at work?
    A small 10.000mah powerbank will cost less than 20 quid and nobody can forbid you to use that, even if you only plug it in to your phone while commuting you should be covered
    I'm on the move at work , would have to leave phone somewhere, it would probably get stolen , not willing to do that , like I said before carrying around and having to charge my power bank every night along with my phone, watch and Galaxy buds is an inconvenience I want to eliminate specially after paying $1,600 for this phone
    03-02-2020 06:33 AM
  9. Peter Scooze's Avatar
    I'm on the move at work , would have to leave phone somewhere, it would probably get stolen , not willing to do that , like I said before carrying around and having to charge my power bank every night along with my phone, watch and Galaxy buds is an inconvenience I want to eliminate specially after paying $1,600 for this phone
    Not trying to be a wise a$$ and i cant believe I'm saying this butt... U might be better off with an iPhone.. I have family members who are in the same situation and they have no battery issue with the i phone.
    03-02-2020 06:36 AM
  10. dario12v's Avatar
    Not trying to be a wise a$$ and i cant believe I'm saying this butt... U might be better off with an iPhone.. I have family members who are in the same situation and they have no battery issue with the i phone.
    Yeah the iPhone 11 pro max has slightly less battery life that the s20 ultra at 60hz with 5g on (iPhone runs at 60hz as well) (not that I would ever use an iPhone)
    Attached Thumbnails 120hz or 60hz for S20+ battery life?-4836.jpg  
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    03-02-2020 06:53 AM
  11. Bkdodger1's Avatar
    I think you will be just fine at 60hz during work hours ...I saw a video this weekend with it at 120hz with heavy recording and such it went till 9pm from morning ...you should be good ...
    03-02-2020 06:59 AM
  12. dario12v's Avatar
    I think that after the phone learns your usage patterns (typically that takes 3-7 days), battery life will be at least a little bit better than these reviews are saying.

    I know that's what happened with my S10+, the first 2 days or so was horrible, then it got decent.
    I agree , but your S10+ is a battery beast , beats the iPhone 11 pro Max and the s20 ultra
    Attached Thumbnails 120hz or 60hz for S20+ battery life?-4836.jpg  
    03-02-2020 06:59 AM
  13. dario12v's Avatar
    I think you will be just fine at 60hz during work hours ...I saw a video this weekend with it at 120hz with heavy recording and such it went till 9pm from morning ...you should be good ...
    Yeah I saw that one too , also this phone has a deep sleep manual mode for apps only to work when you open them (not in the background), I got a few apps in mind to put on that mode , I'm sure that will help a lot too
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    03-02-2020 07:04 AM
  14. Peter Scooze's Avatar
    Yeah the iPhone 11 pro max has slightly less battery life that the s20 ultra at 60hz with 5g on (iPhone runs at 60hz as well) (not that I would ever use an iPhone)
    Haha. Me neither. You should be ok with the ultra with all the battery saving modes.
    03-02-2020 08:02 AM
  15. BlackZeppelin's Avatar
    If you're out and about and need maximum battery life,this is what I suggest;

    FHD only
    60 Hz refresh
    Mobile connection set to 3G.
    Mobile data and location off.

    And......

    If you're out and about and you really want to go all out, enable developer mode and go into "simulate colour space" > "monochromacy". This will turn all your display into black and white. If for eg, you plan a day to do a lot of photography and videoing, you can set everything in black and white to really save battery, just for framing purposes.
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    03-02-2020 09:09 PM
  16. EMGSM's Avatar
    If you're out and about and need maximum battery life,this is what I suggest;

    FHD only
    60 Hz refresh
    Mobile connection set to 3G.
    Mobile data and location off.

    And......

    If you're out and about and you really want to go all out, enable developer mode and go into "simulate colour space" > "monochromacy". This will turn all your display into black and white. If for eg, you plan a day to do a lot of photography and videoing, you can set everything in black and white to really save battery, just for framing purposes.
    How are you switching mobile connection to 3g?
    03-02-2020 09:21 PM
  17. BlackZeppelin's Avatar
    How are you switching mobile connection to 3g?
    I'm typing this from my Note 9 settings. I assume the layout is the same for the latest model.

    Settings>connections>mobile networks>network mode>3G only.

    For the record, I find 3G perfectly fine for all web browsing and YouTube watching out and about on mobile data. It's only if you want to download a large file that 4G is an advantage. 3G signal is strong, hence improved battery life plus it's readily more widely available than 4G.
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    03-02-2020 10:03 PM
  18. EMGSM's Avatar
    I'm typing this from my Note 9 settings. I assume the layout is the same for the latest model.

    Settings>connections>mobile networks>network mode>3G only.

    For the record, I find 3G perfectly fine for all web browsing and YouTube watching out and about on mobile data. It's only if you want to download a large file that 4G is an advantage. 3G signal is strong, hence improved battery life plus it's readily more widely available than 4G.
    I learned something new. Thanks
    03-02-2020 10:52 PM
  19. wrich2005's Avatar
    Why even have a new phone if that's your settings layout? Yuck!
    03-03-2020 01:30 AM
  20. BlackZeppelin's Avatar
    What do you mean yuck? I'm perfectly happy with my screen quality at FHD and basic display setting. Actually, I prefer the less saturated colours on this setting. 3G doesn't adversely affect me and for all this, I'm getting much better battery life.

    The black and white thing I'm only giving as a hint if you're out and about and all you plan to do is taking pics and videos.

    All these suggestions I made was for someone enquiring about maximum battery life when you're out for the day. Heck, it wouldn't kill anyone if their display was in black and white using Google maps to get to their destination and looking up a restaurant to go to. Doing all this might make the difference between taking a portable battery with you or not.
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    03-03-2020 01:50 AM
  21. BAT4MAN's Avatar
    My phone should be arriving today. How can I decide to use 120 or 60 with all this noise about battery life. I will wait and assess it later. I bought the phone in order to benefit from all the new bells and whistles (including 120, not 60) so my hope is I will use it and manage my battery life some other way.
    03-03-2020 08:06 AM
  22. donm527's Avatar
    Give it a full week with each setting... a week at 120hz only, then a week at 60hz only. You'll be able to notice or not notice.

    My phone should be arriving today. How can I decide to use 120 or 60 with all this noise about battery life. I will wait and assess it later. I bought the phone in order to benefit from all the new bells and whistles (including 120, not 60) so my hope is I will use it and manage my battery life some other way.
    03-03-2020 08:22 AM
  23. SwitchBoardDj's Avatar
    While still new and using this non-sop, I got my refresh rate at 120hz. Took it off the charger at 7am. It's now 1150am. SOT is 4hr 23m so far and I have 70% battery remaining and a full 10hr work shift ahead of me.

    Gonna run it to the max today. I'm also bringing my 45w charger along for the ride lol
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    03-03-2020 11:53 AM
  24. Peter Scooze's Avatar
    While still new and using this non-sop, I got my refresh rate at 120hz. Took it off the charger at 7am. It's now 1150am. SOT is 4hr 23m so far and I have 70% battery remaining and a full 10hr work shift ahead of me.

    Gonna run it to the max today. I'm also bringing my 45w charger along for the ride lol
    That sounds pretty good. Definitely seems the people on here who said they already returned the ultra because battery was trash didn't actually have one.
    03-03-2020 12:02 PM
  25. WizeGuyDezignz's Avatar
    That sounds pretty good. Definitely seems the people on here who said they already returned the ultra because battery was trash didn't actually have one.
    Not only that, but Samsung phones learn your usage patterns over the first 1-2 weeks. So someone returning for half a day of use is either lying or extremely unreasonable.
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    03-03-2020 12:18 PM
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