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S21 Ultra Battery life really bad compared to all the youtube video review

(Topic created on: 16-02-2021 09:17 AM)
daribeiro
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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. 

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Darbis
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Your battery is still learning your usage pattern

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Ajs3
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Oh good, I only lost 15% overnight on 6hrs of standy. Samsung please come and take your piece of **** garbage off my hands.

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Ajs3
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I honestly just want to throw this phone in the toilet.

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Chrisg79
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I know what you mean, mine drained 15% in 5 hours again last night with the new AUB6 update!

Update did not fix my battery drain.

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Ajs3
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I know what the new update is called (AUAB6) but is this the update I should not download?

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Chrisg79
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My Battery problems started with AUAB

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beefxby
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AUB6 didnt fix the overnight battery drain for me. -30% in 8hours.

What did help, was disabling VoLTE. Last night i had only 5% in 8 hours!

I need VoLTE and had it enabled on previous Galaxy Phones without any problem. So i guess Samsung needs to fix VoLTE in another urgent update.

Ajs3
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I am not able to disable VoLTE manually. I guess it is a carrier setting.

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beefxby
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Ajs3
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Thanks - I don't have that option/toggle.

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