23-05-2021 07:48 AM in
I got a new S21 Ultra this week. I was disappointed with battery life initially, but have been letting it bed in and learn my usage. I'm still not happy - compares poorly to my old P30 Pro.
The phone was bought from Samsung, a clean UK install, latest firmware, and I've attached a screenshot of the first battery report post calibration - limited 5G usage, but nothing major running apart from that huge screen and a bit of Spotify.
Is this what others have been experiencing? I am minded to return - my results are out of line with the reviewers. I'm not interested in tinkering with the screen or brightness - for this price my view is it should just work.
And - thinking out loud here - could phone companies be jiggering their review models' battery life to give better results, like VW did with the emissions scandal?
23-05-2021 11:55 AM in
The screenshot shows more than "just a bit of Spotify". Samsung Internet and WhatsApp have used almost 40% of your battery. It also shows your signal to be poor which will result in higher than normal battery drain. That usage doesn't look bad to me. Yes, the last update has resulted in reduced time between charges but overall I don't think you're doing too badly.
23-05-2021 02:13 PM - last edited 23-05-2021 02:15 PM
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