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Old 6th October 2023, 19:41   #32281
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Downloaded & installed Android 14 on my Pixel 6A. Few notable features compared to Android 13.
Agree. We need to read the release notes

On a serious note, Seems like this is more of a security thing than feature list or may be google intends to rollout something in future .
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Anybody else facing this? Even the overnight battery drain is about 20%. I might just sell this off reluctantly.
It makes no sense whatsoever to sell a phone thats just 6 moths old. You paid for the phone and it comes with a manufacturer warranty. Use it. It could be a case of premature battery wear.

I had faced a similar issue and reported it here. Different brand. In my case it was Instagram causing rapid battery drain. I uninstalled the App and lived without it for a few days and it sort of semi helped. I reinstalled the App, the problem continued for the short term and then gradually went away. Its been a year or so since I reported the issue. My phone battery life is back to normal.

To be frank, I have no idea what triggered the battery drain issue and how it fixed itself. Some random update to some sub system within Android must have caused it. Instagram was also doing some damage.

There is no point in replacing the phone so early into its life. There are no guarantees that your new device isn't going to suffer the same issue in a similar time frame.

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Hi All, thanks for the inputs. I have tried all the suggestions, it's still the same. I might sell this off as it's very frustrating. Getting worse day by day.
S21 FE is having SD 888 chipset IIRC. Avoid 888 and 8 Gen 1 phones. These are done in Samsung Foundry and Quallcomm went back to TSMC right after. Chipset and battery life will anyway be less due poor thermals.

I agree that you sell it and buy something else. Mistakes happen. No point in living with one.

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@guys, I am looking for a replacement for my S20FE 5G and looking at the Amazon and Flipkart upcoming sales.

If anyone comes across a great deal, do share here for the benefit of the community!
11R or Pixel 7. Both should be around 40K and offer everything one should need. Pixel is not for gamers and 11R is not for camera freaks.

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Picked up a Samsung S22 Ultra 12Gb/256Gb in Burgundy through the Amazon Great India sale today at a net price of Rs. 65,999/- (on Interest free EMI on SBI Credit card of Rs. 7333.22 x 9 months). It's a upgrade for my 3 year old Note 10 Plus which I am selling to a local dealer for 18k. So net effective price of this S22 Ultra after exchange is Rs. 48,000/-.

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Pretty great deal on the last year's flagship I would say.

Cheers...

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Pixel 7a is now at 36k on flipkart, but only the Disgusting Orange (Google calls it coral ) variant.

Probably most people cover with a case anyway. but I like the colour of my current phone so use a transparent back cover.

I so wish I could get a nice 16:9-display, compact phone instead of this thin, newspaper-column format, which I am not looking forward to, but I suppose I'll get accustomed to it.
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Pixel 7a is now at 36k on flipkart, but only the Disgusting Orange (Google calls it coral ) variant.

Probably most people cover with a case anyway. but I like the colour of my current phone so use a transparent back cover.

I so wish I could get a nice 16:9-display, compact phone instead of this thin, newspaper-column format, which I am not looking forward to, but I suppose I'll get accustomed to it.
These Tensor chipsets on Pixels are basically equivalent to Exynos on Samsungs. Bad heat machines. So please avoid them.

For that budget, you can get the Oneplus 11R, which in my opinion would serve you much better.
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These Tensor chipsets on Pixels are basically equivalent to Exynos on Samsungs. Bad heat machines. So please avoid them.
Have been using a Pixel 7 for 9 months now and havent had any issues w/r/t heating when charging or during normal daily use. I dont game on the phone, so dont have any inputs on heating when gaming. Before P7, I was using a Pixel 3 and that did have heating issues when fast charging and while extended usage of camera.
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Pixel 8 seems like the kind of phone that I'd wait till it drops in price to around 40K before I even think of buying.
Preferably by the time Pixel 9 comes in and there's a stock clearance.
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Agree. We need to read the release notes

On a serious note, Seems like this is more of a security thing than feature list or may be google intends to rollout something in future .
True. It seemed like a Security update rather than a Android update
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Here you go: 256gb version

(crossposted: it's old news now!)
256gb available only on Pixel 8 and not Pixel 8 pro.
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Bought the Edge 40 for my wife, she's been using it since 3 weeks and is pretty happy with it.......
How is the Edge 40 holding up?
Any issues that you encountered?
Battery backup lasts for a day for average usage?
Your feedback will help me decide between this phone and pixel 7
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How is the Edge 40 holding up?
Any issues that you encountered?
Battery backup lasts for a day for average usage?
Your feedback will help me decide between this phone and pixel 7
The biggest issue is that accessories are hard to find for Moto phones in general. And no, it's not an all-day battery. If that's the priority, then you'd be better off picking up the Oneplus Nord CE 3 in that budget.

Also, I'd prefer the Oneplus 11R more than the Pixel 7. It looks stunning in the new red color.
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S21 FE is having SD 888 chipset IIRC. Avoid 888 and 8 Gen 1 phones. These are done in Samsung Foundry and Quallcomm went back to TSMC right after. Chipset and battery life will anyway be less due poor thermals.
The SD 888 variant of S21 FE was introduced in India only in July this year. Good chance that Sayyam is using the original gen 1 variant with the Exynos processor. Sitting on the fence for swapping my nearly 4 year old OnePlus 7 for the S21 FE.
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The SD 888 variant of S21 FE was introduced in India only in July this year. Good chance that Sayyam is using the original gen 1 variant with the Exynos processor. Sitting on the fence for swapping my nearly 4 year old OnePlus 7 for the S21 FE.
Hi Manson,

Indeed I'm using exynos variant. I went to the service centre as well, they said that the battery is fine. I won't suggest the exynos variant to anyone who uses the phone for work calls, social media consumption etc. It's a brilliant phone sans the battery life. Please go for the snapdragon version, you will get a better battery life, better camera processing as well as better day to day performance.
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It makes no sense whatsoever to sell a phone thats just 6 moths old. You paid for the phone and it comes with a manufacturer warranty. Use it. It could be a case of premature battery wear.

I had faced a similar issue and reported it here. Different brand. In my case it was Instagram causing rapid battery drain. I uninstalled the App and lived without it for a few days and it sort of semi helped. I reinstalled the App, the problem continued for the short term and then gradually went away. Its been a year or so since I reported the issue. My phone battery life is back to normal.

To be frank, I have no idea what triggered the battery drain issue and how it fixed itself. Some random update to some sub system within Android must have caused it. Instagram was also doing some damage.

There is no point in replacing the phone so early into its life. There are no guarantees that your new device isn't going to suffer the same issue in a similar time frame.
Hi Sandeep,

Sorry missed your post. I agree that 6 months is way too short to change any phone, however this phone is plagued with battery issues. I wish our laws were as strong as Europe otherwise I would have sued Samsung for using this exynos processor ever again! I went to the service centre and they said that the battery is fine. See below, I just can't just get any battery life.
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