Battery Capacity and Software Interaction
#1
Hi Pinephone team,

Each Pinephone, the Pinephone UBPorts and Pinephone for Mobian editions over the months,

their batteries deplete really quickly and don't hold good charge, and I'm still using a backup Android for most things because of this.

I'm wondering if it's a hardware concern of power usage or it's about the software and how much energy it would take to run a laptop or desktop kernel with all the GUI and classic higher energy usage software on the smaller hardware .

Not sure! I'm only a user .

wellwishes,
food Angel
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#2
Pretty sure it's both hardware and software. The hardware is old and power-hungry compared to modern stuff, and the software is not yet using it as efficiently as possible.
Pinephone beta edition, convergence model, Mobian Bookworm with Phosh.
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The battery life has improved a lot as the software has progressed, since the Brave Heart first came out.

I expect it will continue to improve with time.
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