Very informative topic! reference
I am glad that someone out there is testing out the battery life. Usually, I would get amarok’s estimate in battery charge. However, I recently have the hub device. That hub really took a drain, reducing the maximum charge within 4 hours estimate. I guess that hub devices are power hungry devices. I would make note of the hub’s temporary use (exclude hub connection when charging, hub consumes too much recharge rate). I also hope that the XFCE desktop environment (interface) is considered for PureOS of Librem 5. I used the GNOME DE a few times with PureOS of desktop. Despite its pleasing looks, GNOME demands plenty of power and probably state of the art tech for flawless operation(s). Yes, it is true that PureOS uses the 64 bit data architecture. It doesn’t mean it has to be glossy in its development goals.
Here is my idle phone plan.
I intend to keep the phone idle with only a battery (no hub connection), a disabled cellular connection, a enabled wifi connection, a disabled bluetooth connection, zero screen brightness, zero audio volume, and a active web server. My goal is a idle phone running only on battery (no charging, no hubs) as a web server with 8 hours estimate uptime. While cellular connection is very convenient at times, it does not have the web hosting requirements. Unless, I am okay with ethernet connection, which is on the power hungry hub, which is better off with charge, I am stuck with wifi connection. I also believe that screen brightness demands a lot of power consumption, not to mention stacking overheat, which near bricks OS operations. Same can be said for audio volume. As for the web server, I am sure that its interaction may affect both data usage and power consumption to a degree. I am not sure if there is a heavy host by hosting a web server on the Librem 5. I have less confidence in application servers such as game servers. Imagine the constant data transfers! Imagine the burnouts! Anyways, I hope that I can achieve 8 hours estimate uptime with this plan.
In the case of failure, I consider to connect a power bank to the idle phone with the set parameters. The power bank is my contingency plan should the phone loses all battery charge due to variable(s). However, I do not have first-hand experience with the power banks. I recall that there were two types of offered power banks. I would like to know more information, specifications, and performance of the power banks.
If someone can provide feedback to the post context/content, it would be most helpful to my situation. I know this post is enduring to read. Thank you for your consideration.
It’s true that I have yet to conduct performance tests. I have too much thoughts to work in a strict mental state. It would be better to write them down somewhere. Once I implement my plan(s), all I can do is to hope for the best.