It really sounds to me that once we have suspend, this phone will be more than fine on the battery front. I still agree that having better runtime power usage is priority, but I’m wondering how much more can be done on that front.
To anyone thinking that ~10 hours isn’t very good - recall that this is basically a laptop with a tiny battery. I’d be surprised if many other laptops could last ~10 hours on a 4500 mAh battery.
In your case that’s most likely 5GHz WiFi network, 9h can be plausible. I hope that we can get power_save to work reliably on the Redpine cards in some near future, as that would save quite a lot of power.
If the PinePhone is any indication, we might see a drastic improvement with suspend enabled. I don’t have the exact numbers at hand, but I believe mine went from approx. 10h idling to over 24h after suspend was implemented in my distro.
Except it’s a phone, not a laptop. You compare the uptime against other phones. Besides, every phone is basically a “laptop” with a tiny battery. None of the others call it a day after 10h of rest.
Okay, so…this phone still barely makes it through an average business day, and the primary hope is to get suspend working? Do I understand correctly that this would be like any usual PC’s suspend, i.e. the phone is doing nothing during that time? Or is it only certain hardware that gets suspended?
How can it be that the battery lifetime is that bad, and other modern smartphones (or even old smartphones) manage to run for more than a week with batteries significantly smaller than the Librem 5 has? I don’t get it.
This is currently one of the issues that concerns me the post with this phone. If I leave the house in the morning and can’t be sure it is still running when I get home, it is not very useful to me. Then I see blog posts that announce a 33% increase in battery life, while the improvement should actually be closer to a 10-fold increase. You can understand that does not inspire confidence.
What this will basically do is what your current phone does when the screen is off.
This phone is fully awake, although more and more sub-systems are in power-save mode when not needed, which already increased battery life over the course of development.
The final expected thing is that basically everything, including CPU, can sleep, except for maybe the modem, so it can wake up the phone on incoming calls, and maybe something that could react to a timer.
It’s not a crazy concept, it’s what your current phone does to achieve the battery life that it has. So will this.
The battery life issues on Librem 5 It is because L5 it using special security/pricacy/Libre Chipsets this chipsets are not optimized for phones, so Purism it doing all this huge work by optimizing these chipsets to phone, Battery life on L5 will be good on time.
Big companies like Qualcomm they create chipset(SoC) for phone very optimized(Big battery life) but this SoCs NOT for security or privacy either freedom to end user.