Hello, while optimising battery usage for my /e/os device i noticed that the screen uses many times more power than any of the apps power draw. Would it be possible for:
Ability to change screen resolution: Considering screen sizes on phones are different, maybe ratios could be used as most still have their width at 720 or 1080 from what i see.
Ability to set the minimum and maximum framerate: Currently a minimum exists but it would be nice if it could go lower, though i dont know if that is a limit of the screen or not. Capping the max framerate would be nice especially considering some screens go to 120+Hz now, which for most tasks is completely unneeded.
I dont know if the screens power usage includes the GPU usage or not, but having control over these values would be useful when trying to minimise power draw.
Ill do some tests today to see if it is the brightness. Typically i have it as low as possible, so i forgot to take it into account.
As its an OLED display, ive made all the apps and backgrounds i could be almost full black to save power aswell which is why i was so surprised at the power usage for the screen being 26% with the most power hungry app using 1%
Does this seem right to you? cant tell if im just expecting too much or not.
comparing ratios without knowing to what they refer is hard… that stats page is showing percentages relative to runtime since last full charge. So can’t tell if I think 26% is a lot, though I’d expect the screen to be the biggest factor in battery drain. Intensive apps like games and video streaming coming in as second. I think it’s best to compare to other owners of your device.
Hello, i found out that that “high” power draw from the screen in idle was from the Always On Display. It seems to run at max brightness all the time which i think is just slowly draining the battery. (I think after enabling Ambient Display in setting it now is using the screen brightness).
Could there be a way to control the Always On Display more? Such as:
Control over maximum brightness?
Control over what is on the AOD? Eg, toggles for each element of the display or different options for them.
That should make it easier to balance between what the user wants and idle battery life.
Attached is my power draw, that half way point where the drop decreases is where i turns the AOD off.