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  Reply # 1710776 27-Jan-2017 17:57
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@Kopkiwi

 

My wife uses her phone to listen to google play music while at work. Shes there for about 8-9hours so its playing music, and using wifi do download it. She also uses google maps on the way there and on the way home so another hour odd. She normally comes home with about 30-40% battery left.

 

I work in a big steel box (a ship) so im in and out of reception all day so the phone is constantly searching/and or has very poor reception, and its sometimes connected to the wifi network depending on where i am. Today i rode my bike home so i had the strava app open on the way home recording the ride, and have played games a bit along with about an hour browsing the web while listing to music off the phone.

 

Im still on 50% battery. it really is impressive.

 

There must be an app that is stopping the phone from dozing or sleeping.

 

in the battery usage details area of settings, it can tell you over an hour period which are the 5 highesrt users of the battery and how much they have used

 

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  Reply # 1711003 28-Jan-2017 12:28
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Thanks for all the suggestions. Seems things are looking good after a factory reset. Getting up over 6 hours SOT. That's with constant whatsapp, web browsing, reddit and graphics heavy gaming.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1711004 28-Jan-2017 12:31
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would be interesting to see your graph like mine above after you doing all that.


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  Reply # 1711005 28-Jan-2017 12:32
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Awesome, that sounds much more like normal battery performance for this phone.

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  Reply # 1711237 29-Jan-2017 08:35
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I was in a similar situation as KopKiwi. My first few days were unprecedented in terms of battery life - I was at about 50% at 11pm after taking the phone off charge at 6am. I'm what I'd call a "heavy" user - a normal day would consist of navigation (GPS on high accuracy all day), Spotfiy, listening to podcasts, web browsing, snapchat, emails (sync is on all day) and a few other activities. Screen brightness is set to "auto". Not that it's a real indicator of battery life, but my SOT was hitting the 5 hour mark.

 

All of a sudden, my battery life was mirroring KopKiwi has been describing, and I was reaching for a charger by about 6pm.

I considered a factory reset, but ended up just adding all apps to the close on screen off list, with the exception of a few apps that I want to keep alive in the background (Messaging apps, Spotify, Chrome, Maps, Outlook, Inbox). I also uninstalled Facebook. As of 8:30am this morning, I'm at 48% with 3h 3m of SOT since last charge.

 

 

 

In other news, I'm seriously impressed with this phone. Coming from a LG G4 that would struggle to 2h SOT with the behaviour described above, it's nice to not have to worry about the battery getting me through a whole day.


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  Reply # 1711307 29-Jan-2017 13:24
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TurM:

 

I was in a similar situation as KopKiwi. My first few days were unprecedented in terms of battery life - I was at about 50% at 11pm after taking the phone off charge at 6am. I'm what I'd call a "heavy" user - a normal day would consist of navigation (GPS on high accuracy all day), Spotfiy, listening to podcasts, web browsing, snapchat, emails (sync is on all day) and a few other activities. Screen brightness is set to "auto". Not that it's a real indicator of battery life, but my SOT was hitting the 5 hour mark.

 

All of a sudden, my battery life was mirroring KopKiwi has been describing, and I was reaching for a charger by about 6pm.

I considered a factory reset, but ended up just adding all apps to the close on screen off list, with the exception of a few apps that I want to keep alive in the background (Messaging apps, Spotify, Chrome, Maps, Outlook, Inbox). I also uninstalled Facebook. As of 8:30am this morning, I'm at 48% with 3h 3m of SOT since last charge.

 

 

 

In other news, I'm seriously impressed with this phone. Coming from a LG G4 that would struggle to 2h SOT with the behaviour described above, it's nice to not have to worry about the battery getting me through a whole day.

 

 

 

 

Agree. Coming from S7 Edge I was worried there might be a few things I'd miss. But I don't miss anything. It's nice not having the touchwiz lag.

 

 

 

I would love to find a tutorial about the camera though and all the settings you can use and when best to use them. It's a little daunting seeing all the options. Wish it had user saved settings too.


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  Reply # 1711309 29-Jan-2017 13:29
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Imo the camera is the only real weakness of this phone. It's not a bad camera by any means, it's just not quite as good as the top phone cameras especially in low light.

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  Reply # 1712722 30-Jan-2017 12:53
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HI Guys,

 

I found this awhile back its the Huawei page with downloadable User Manuals in PDF format just scroll to the bottom of the page. http://consumer.huawei.com/en/support/mobile-phones/mha-en-sup.htm 

 

MANUALS

 

     

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    HUAWEI MATE 9 QUICK START GUIDE(MHA-L09&MHA-L29, 01, ENGLISH, NORMAL) | 2016-11-14 | 1.11 MB

     

    (MHA-L09&MHA-L29, 01, ENGLISH, NORMAL)

     

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    HUAWEI MATE 9 USER GUIDE(MHA-L09&MHA-L29, 01, ENGLISH, NORMAL) | 2016-11-22 | 24.22 MB

     

    MHA-L09&MHA-L29, 01, ENGLISH, NORMAL

     

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    HW_PEI_MATE 9 | 2016-11-28 | 172.48 KB

     


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  Reply # 1712757 30-Jan-2017 13:38
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hackdrag0n: Imo the camera is the only real weakness of this phone. It's not a bad camera by any means, it's just not quite as good as the top phone cameras especially in low light.

 

 

 

That's what I thought too, then I started tweaking it and using the night time mode and the nighttime shots are beautiful. 

 

 

 

Taken last night

 

 

 

https://goo.gl/photos/WDBDWhi6YoDzgoi39


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  Reply # 1712780 30-Jan-2017 14:29
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Kopkiwi:

 

hackdrag0n: Imo the camera is the only real weakness of this phone. It's not a bad camera by any means, it's just not quite as good as the top phone cameras especially in low light.

 

 

 

That's what I thought too, then I started tweaking it and using the night time mode and the nighttime shots are beautiful. 

 

 

 

Taken last night

 

 

 

https://goo.gl/photos/WDBDWhi6YoDzgoi39

 

 

 

 

I noticed this with my wife's P9 Plus which is similar, out of the box the night shots were not great but with a bit of tweaking they do look a lot better.





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  Reply # 1713091 31-Jan-2017 09:17
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Kopkiwi:

 

hackdrag0n: Imo the camera is the only real weakness of this phone. It's not a bad camera by any means, it's just not quite as good as the top phone cameras especially in low light.

 

 

 

That's what I thought too, then I started tweaking it and using the night time mode and the nighttime shots are beautiful. 

 

 

 

Taken last night

 

 

 

https://goo.gl/photos/WDBDWhi6YoDzgoi39

 

 

 

 

I was just about to say the same thing. I've been blown away by some of the daytime shots I've taken, and the sheer number of different modes available for use is seriously impressive. Loving the wide aperture mode, for example. 

 

My first few shots in low-light were pretty underwhelming but after a few tweaks, I've been suitably impressed. 

 

All in all, in my opinion, it's a far better camera in all conditions that was on the LG G4, and I remember that being recognized as being particularly awesome at time of release.


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  Reply # 1713328 31-Jan-2017 15:54
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Yeah I'm not saying it's a bad camera by any means. S7 and pixel can both turn out more impressive low light shots regardless and without tweaking. I still chose this to replace my s7 because I think it's a better phone overall. Especially the battery life and the fact that it's easy to carry out a battery replacement which is more than I can say for a lot of flagship phones these days. Personally I'd take repairability over waterproofing any day.

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  Reply # 1713333 31-Jan-2017 15:56
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hackdrag0n: Yeah I'm not saying it's a bad camera by any means. S7 and pixel can both turn out more impressive low light shots regardless and without tweaking. I still chose this to replace my s7 because I think it's a better phone overall. Especially the battery life and the fact that it's easy to carry out a battery replacement which is more than I can say for a lot of flagship phones these days. Personally I'd take repairability over waterproofing any day.

 

 

 

I really don't see the point of the water proofing if your warranty doesn't cover it. Makes it absolutely pointless.


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  Reply # 1720124 14-Feb-2017 16:54
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This update was just offered - includes reduced CPU usage for some system processes, and Android security updates up to 1 January 2017.

 

 





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  Reply # 1720130 14-Feb-2017 16:57
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That's weird, I went to phone update and it was sitting there but it did it's auto check and once it finished it had gone.


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