So I bought the new S21 Ultra on the pre order the day it was announced. I was one of the lucky ones to get early so I could leave a review.
Coming from a Note 10+ that I had for a year and a half, I was really excited for the S21 Ultra, but was really disappointed with the battery life. I've had the phone for 5 days now and since the very beginning I've not been able to use the phone for the whole day on a single charge. It's been giving me screen on times comparable to my Note 10+ (4/5 hours) which is a much older device, but I thought maybe this was the way all S21 ultra's were behaving, just not very good battery life.
BUT, yesterday all the youtubers started to publish they're videos comparing batteries with older S devices and Iphones and their S21s were doing amazing, giving them screen on times of up to 13 hours!
I contacted support but they said this would be normal as my phone was still learning user patterns... but I'm not sure if that would affect it as bad as it is at the moment.
What do you guys think? Should I send the phone back? I'm really concerned that I just spent all this money on a new phone for it to be so bad with battery.
I'm sufferint the same issue on my exynos S21 Ultra, when i touch the phone, no matter what it's always a bit warm to the touch, but i can't figure what is using so much power, i put a lot of apps to sleep and deep sleep, i also factory resetted the phone, no change, the only thing that i believe could be the problem would be the 1 GB update after i got my phone, I'll keep using it for a few days and if nothing changes I'll return it.
I have the same issue. I received the S21 Ultra this week and my battery doesn't even last 5 h (SOT). I coming from a huawei mate 20 and I'm really disappointed so far, regarding battery life. Btw I have the exynos version. We'll see, if this isn't getting better by the end of the week, I will probably send it back.