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Samsung S9 series

Discussion in 'Tablets and Smart Phones' started by -Tj-, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    Beta2 is now live in the UK.
     
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    emperorsfist Master Guru

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    Hello, I'm upgrading to Samsung Galaxy S9 in a few weeks It went on a flash sale that reduced it's price over a third, so a high-end phone happened to end in my price category. Here's hoping that the battery will last longet than HTC M9's (3 years)... Any tips regarding battery use for a more casual user (eg calls, backup internet connection when out of wi-fi range, some light gaming, etc.)?
     
  3. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    Disable fast charge

    Keep scren at manual and 15-30%, if outside slide until you can read try to avoid max brightness or it will consume more. Or if at auto lower it so it learns your lower algorithm. But outside it will raise to max no matter what.


    Do regular battery check with buildin app to see if there is anything consuming more battery then normal

    Also try to use that app to clean memory/cache time to time

    When idle close all background apps

    Dont use mobile data all the time, wifi consumes less. Unless you live close to mobile antenna and you have good signal.


    Also use normal battery save, I use it only for CPU so it uses 70% of it helps too at times.


    Display resolution keep auto preapplied fhd+ ? I saw that max 1440p is interpolated and not really native, can help by games too.


    When a new patch comes and if you notice lower battery try to clear internal cache. Power off; volume up+ bixby+ power button and then clear cache partition.


    That said I vary from 6.30-7.30.. lately 7.-8hrs OST.

    My status from yesterday full drain

    [​IMG]

    So far the best yet and I own this phone since July.
     
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    emperorsfist Master Guru

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    Thanks for the tips! Will do!
     
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    If you have any more questions don't hesitate to ask we will gladly help.

    Ps with android pie it will only get better, no doubt about that. :)
     
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    I'm maybe looking to upgrade to S9+ on account of my contract renewal.

    I got the choice between S9+, Mate 20 pro, and Iphone X.

    All cost roughly the same. Probably getting the S9+, can anyone give me a quick rundown on how good it is? I'm coming from an s6 edge with a crap battery life and piss poor performance so i'm guessing anything new will be like pure heaven.
     
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    new pie beta rolling out

    [​IMG]
     
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    Just got the notice here, updating
     
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    ZRLA probably coming tomorrow to fix calling and night mode.
     
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    Where do you find out info like what the next build number will be and changelog like that?

    Seen a few on XDA doing it
     

  11. WhiteLightning

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    That would be the test server i guess

    [​IMG]

    https://fota-cloud-dn.ospserver.net/firmware/BTU/SM-G965F/version.test.xml
    (BTU) you can change it
    Its a wild guess what next firmware will be , but these are ones that are tested.

    for the zrla i saw a screenshot from vietnam which said this.
     
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    Hm, when I click on the link it redirects to theme store and then it says: this element is not available yet, please try later.. :)
     
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    Are you running the Android Pie beta?
     

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    No oreo.

    So it's only for pie beta then?
     
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    Yea well the theme store works fine on Oreo already, but it is mostly disabled on the Pie Beta so you cannot download any themes other than through that link atm
     
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    Theme store works again mostly, not many themes apart from on your 'previous downloads' page, but you need to clear data from the theme app first, or at least I had to
     
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    pretty crap themes so far. i wish they would make Bixby more advanced also, its kind of ridiculous that bixby isnt able to open spotify and google assistant is.
     

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