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FP3 Battery Life Experiences

As I am French… “temps restant estimé” here means estimated remaining time… or “lasts for 03:30” until it runs out of battery. Looks like a battery issue, or the estimation is just completely wrong and everything will be fine after a couple of charing cycles.

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On my FP3, is says “should last on til [Time]" where time is a specific point of the day.

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If I compare with a Nokia phone under Android (10), the sentence in French says it lasts till a certain time and not how long is left. I think there is a mistake in the translation…

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My Fairphone often behaves very strangely.
Yesterday, for example, I closed all apps and deactivated Mobile Data and Wifi. Within two hours it lost 6% battery. From 77% to 71%.

Thanks, that was what I tried to get at. Maybe I didn’t make myself clear enough. I didn’t suppose Thibaut wasn’t capable of speaking his own language. :wink: And the quality of battery estimation was also of secondary nature for me.
I just wanted to know if the French or German translation is buggy because obviously they can’t both be correct.

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Well, the battery-status on my FP2 (Android 6) reads:
“29% - approx. 14 hrs left”
Setting the language to French (Francais) it says:
“29% - Temps restant : 14 h environ”
This equals the phone message for Thibaut.
Wonder, when they changed it, if it is different now with Android 10?

There is a graphic under that line showing the remaining time as a kind of timeline with an endpoint.
I would be really surprised if they got this wrong. I rather stick to the lack of accuracy due to the short period of time the phone is running.

Had mine in one week.the battery last only half a day. And the back of the phone is really warm?

Found the problem, memorycard.Took it out and everything was ok.

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After using my Fairphone3 for about a month, I really want to compliment the team on the great Battery Life. I regularly get one and a half days of battery usage out of it, a big jump from my old phone.

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I couldn’t agree more. That coupled with the speediness of charging, I feel a lot less like I’m living on the edge all the time trying to preserve battery

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Yup, I love just being able to charge everything now with my MacBook Charger

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I want to chime in. The last days with my FP2 were hard, the battery didn’t last half a day. Now I can even go 2 days without charging and I love it.

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Have you ever replaced the battery on your FP2?

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Nope, it was more then 3.5 years old, when the FP3 finally came to the rescue :wink:

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I confirm I can use it for 2 full days as well. from 7 AM of day one to 24 of day two. I keep it switched on during the night. More than satisfied from the battery performance

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I am super happy with the battery life. It seems to consume hardly any power when the screen is off. Also, the brightness is set to automatic and seems pretty bright most oft the time. Within the last 7 days, I charged it “a bit” during the day, and that was enough. Minimum percentage was 55 or so. I usually don’t switch a smartphone off completely.

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Hi, I will received my FP3 tomorrow, and I’d like to know how to manage the battery for the 1/2 first times?
Should I use it until it’s empty? Should I charge it during 6/8 hours?

Thanks for your advices!

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With lithium-ion batteries there is no reason to fully discharge the battery. In fact, it’s not good for the battery to let it completely discharge. For the most optimal battery life in the long term, you want to keep your charge between 40-80%, though I’m not sure how much of a difference does it make.

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Maybe you can have a look to the " Maintenance Tips" in this topic (although for FP1+2, but Li-Ion are all the same): ✏ A little Guide to ... Fairphone's Batteries (FP1 & FP2)

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Thank you @therob @Puri !

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