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Beefheart

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I'm getting the same man, i don't think a phone with such specs can go above 7 sot...even iphones.

Odd comment, I regularly go above 8 hours SOT with my S21 Ultra. I'm currently on 52% battery with 4 hours 16 minutes SOT.

Install Galaxy Mx Hz and set your screen refresh to adapt between 60hz and 96hz. In my experience, 96hz is more than smooth enough on a phone screen. 120hz isn't needed and an unnecessary battery drain.
 

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Battery life used to be like this on older versions as well? or the May update has an impact on this too?
I literally got this phone like 2 weeks ago (Came from ROG Phone II)
 

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Battery life used to be like this on older versions as well? or the May update has an impact on this too?
I literally got this phone like 2 weeks ago (Came from ROG Phone II)

I got my S21 Ultra early March. I've gone through two OTAs since then, and the battery life has remained pretty solid with all three of those firmwares. I then manually updated to AUE1 last night with Odin and the battery life again appears to be the same looking at my current stats for the day, although it's too early to be certain.

Overall, and depending on what I'm doing, I normally achieve between 6.5 and 8.5 hours SOT before charging. By far the best battery life of any phone I've owned. I've certainly got no complaints.
 

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    Odd comment, I regularly go above 8 hours SOT with my S21 Ultra. I'm currently on 52% battery with 4 hours 16 minutes SOT.

    Install Galaxy Mx Hz and set your screen refresh to adapt between 60hz and 96hz. In my experience, 96hz is more than smooth enough on a phone screen. 120hz isn't needed and an unnecessary battery drain.
    Nothing odd about what i said ...many "normal" usage report the same time man and i specifically said it dpends on ma y variables.

    Maybe your running wifi all day long.... variables.

    I get 5 sot, i have 2 sims, 5g, never wifi, Bluetooth...
     

    Beefheart

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    Nothing odd about what i said ...many "normal" usage report the same time man and i specifically said it dpends on ma y variables.

    Maybe your running wifi all day long.... variables.

    I get 5 sot, i have 2 sims, 5g, never wifi, Bluetooth...

    In what I quoted you said you don't think phones with this spec can't go above 7 hours SOT as if it was a concrete belief. I simply pointed out it was an odd thing to say given that I've done so on a number of occasions, and I've seen screenshots of others doing it too.

    But of course usage dictates how long the phone lasts for on a single charge. I've sometimes had a SOT of less than 5 hours thanks to battering it all day with data and bluetooth.
     

    kobkobb

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    I honestly believe that a big part of my battery drain is the fact that I'm connected to the Galaxy watch and have 4 syncing google accounts..
    But then again, the 8+h sot's that I keep on seeing are getting me a little bit jealous and thinking that maybe I'm doing something wrong, lol.

    Any app that can provide better information about apps/system apps drain that you can suggest?
     

    Berserker900

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    I honestly believe that a big part of my battery drain is the fact that I'm connected to the Galaxy watch and have 4 syncing google accounts..
    But then again, the 8+h sot's that I keep on seeing are getting me a little bit jealous and thinking that maybe I'm doing something wrong, lol.

    Any app that can provide better information about apps/system apps drain that you can suggest?
    Same bro, i use my phone intensely, i get around the same and pretty satisfied with it coz no other phone give me the same
     
    I'm still with the April update here is Israel, but I don't know how you guys are getting these SOT's..
    I'm getting 4-6h sot max..
    Same here. Even I get similar SOT with proper usage, using most of the features of the phone. 4 hours with heavy gaming and camera usage, 5 hours with moderate mixed use - 6 hours on a light day involving mostly browsing and video streaming on WiFI. Sometimes, very rarely I hit the 7 hours mark - but it's not typical usage.

    Don't get upset seeing people posting 9-10 hours SOT. With most of the phone's features disabled, cellular off, min brightness on a stark black background, keeping the screen on 720p, browsing low refresh rate pages or youtube videos, even you can push yours to that level. And one can't even dream of opening the camera app or fire up a game.

    It's sort of like a breath holding contest. Just gives you bragging rights, but doesn't serve any purpose. You can't sustain that kind of usage on a daily basis, it'll drive you mad! I've tried it on my previous phones, and you can really double your SOT - at the cost of your sanity, so I abandoned this rat race long ago. It's something like what automobile manufacturers claim is the car's mileage per gallon of gas "in test conditions" - it never actually performs the same on the road. Same with trying to milk "extra" SOT out of a phone by going out of your way to modify your usage just to get that SOT screenshot. It practically cripples your phone usage. 5 hours a day ending with 10-20% battery is pretty standard for a phone with the kind of screen and specs this phone has. As long as my phone gets me through a day of typical usage, I don't bother with disabling stuff to eke out more SOT.

    If you poll a thousand S21 Ultra owners, what do you think the average reported SOT will be? 8-9 hours? Or 5-6 hours?

    No offence to the SOT champions here, you may have a completely different take on this, and it's fine. It's your phone, do what you want with it. And if your battery lasts for 10 hours of screen usage, good for you! I'm just sharing my real world experiences here. YMMV.
     

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    Don't get upset seeing people posting 9-10 hours SOT. With most of the phone's features disabled, cellular off, min brightness on a stark black background, keeping the screen on 720p, browsing low refresh rate pages or youtube videos, even you can push yours to that level. And one can't even dream of opening the camera app or fire up a game.

    I love this. You never get that so therefore the only way anyone else could is if they use their phone as a paperweight.

    I average around 6 hour SOT, but I have got over 8. And yes, with my phone being used as a phone.
     
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    I love this. You never get that so therefore the only way anyone else could is if they use their phone as a paperweight.

    I average around 6 hour SOT, but I have got over 8. And yes, with my phone being used as a phone.
    Man he didn't even quote your text why would u assume he is against ur SOT, he was making the other guy not hate what he's getting and that it is normal to have these kindda results if you are having basically everything on.


    It's nice what you are getting but really seems so unrealistic. No offense to you.

    I spend like almost all of my day out and i have 2 sims on, calls, meetings and many more...i rarely have wifi on...

    I doubt you are in the same shoe tbh and i don't mind coz it vary a lot.

    Just let it be.
     
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    Beefheart

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    Man he didn't even quote your text why would u assume he is against ur SOT, he was making the other guy not hate what he's getting and that it is normal to have these kindda results if you are having basically everything on.


    It's nice what you are getting but really seems so unrealistic. No offense to you.

    I spend like almost all of my day out and i have 2 sims on, calls, meetings and many more...i rarely have wifi on...

    I doubt you are in the same shoe tbh and i don't mind coz it vary a lot.

    Just let it be.

    I don't believe averaging around 6 hours SOT while sometimes getting around or over 8 hours depending on use is unrealistic for this phone. Or not from my experience.
     

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      I'm still with the April update here is Israel, but I don't know how you guys are getting these SOT's..
      I'm getting 4-6h sot max..
      Same here. Even I get similar SOT with proper usage, using most of the features of the phone. 4 hours with heavy gaming and camera usage, 5 hours with moderate mixed use - 6 hours on a light day involving mostly browsing and video streaming on WiFI. Sometimes, very rarely I hit the 7 hours mark - but it's not typical usage.

      Don't get upset seeing people posting 9-10 hours SOT. With most of the phone's features disabled, cellular off, min brightness on a stark black background, keeping the screen on 720p, browsing low refresh rate pages or youtube videos, even you can push yours to that level. And one can't even dream of opening the camera app or fire up a game.

      It's sort of like a breath holding contest. Just gives you bragging rights, but doesn't serve any purpose. You can't sustain that kind of usage on a daily basis, it'll drive you mad! I've tried it on my previous phones, and you can really double your SOT - at the cost of your sanity, so I abandoned this rat race long ago. It's something like what automobile manufacturers claim is the car's mileage per gallon of gas "in test conditions" - it never actually performs the same on the road. Same with trying to milk "extra" SOT out of a phone by going out of your way to modify your usage just to get that SOT screenshot. It practically cripples your phone usage. 5 hours a day ending with 10-20% battery is pretty standard for a phone with the kind of screen and specs this phone has. As long as my phone gets me through a day of typical usage, I don't bother with disabling stuff to eke out more SOT.

      If you poll a thousand S21 Ultra owners, what do you think the average reported SOT will be? 8-9 hours? Or 5-6 hours?

      No offence to the SOT champions here, you may have a completely different take on this, and it's fine. It's your phone, do what you want with it. And if your battery lasts for 10 hours of screen usage, good for you! I'm just sharing my real world experiences here. YMMV.
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      Ok, so basically transition are smoother. Camera might be better and less noisy of my experience, i have to test some more. Need more time for battery test. Heating is no issue, i live in Kuwait btw. Performance test on geekbench seems less than before, need more testing. Will test games further today and let you all know. Selfie for me are much better and less noise (would have shared but I'm ugly af). Anything you guys need to know??
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      Hello everyone.

      So the last couple of days i have gone silent as i have opted to buy the oneplus 9 pro and sell my s21ultra.

      I would like to share my experience here:

      First of all, the design:
      I know it's mostly subjective to your taste but oh boy how light and slim that phone was. Once you use it, you appreciate the light weight of a device you hold for hours in a day. I got the the matte black which was so sleek and smooth.

      Design 9/10

      OS and user interface:
      Well, oxygen is definitely clean and nice, Google is embedded in it so greatly everything just syncs effortlessly. Notifications are instant which iwas struggling with using the s21u. User interface is pretty straight forward, nothing fancy or complicated.

      7/10

      Camera:
      Hahahah, that's the tought part. Unfortunately all photos i took had a family member so I'm terribly sorry i won't be sharing. But hopefully you trust my words.
      Camera is cool, it fast and when it hits, it gives great photos.
      But how is it compared to the s21u....
      It can't be compared, the s21u is way a head definitely.
      I got some hideous photos out of that thing and it takes sooo much time to recognize the object in front unlike Samsung which has it for years now.

      Camera 6/10 could get higher over time. I included one photo at the gym ( the most place i spend time in) so much noise.


      Smoothness and usability:

      Imma get straight to the point, scrolling sucked.

      Oh man it was so laggy and annoying, i would literally have my fingers cramped of swiping.
      It can't be compared to the s21u in anyway.

      Usability is basic, boring at times, i prefer the versatility you get out of the s21u, definitely much more enhanced and full of features, some you might not use but you still have it.

      Smoothness 7/10

      Battery: 8.5/10

      Performance: 9.5/10

      Heating: much better than the s21u


      Final verdict:

      The biggest issue with oneplus is the weak support they have in global market. I had the Indian variant and it had no support for 5g nor volte which is awful.
      Samsung is already occupying the market, it ahs support everywhere, the phone out of the box is supported in all carriers.
      Oneplus 9pro was definitely a nice phone but will it take over the s21u, nope, not this year.
      I have returned the op9pro and got my s21u back.
      I loved how fast the SD was and benchmarks were crazy but at the end i need a phone to make my life easier.

      Hope i covered the important parts. Let me know please.
      Enjoy.
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      Ok, so basically transition are smoother.

      Camera might be better and less noisy of my experience, i have to test some more.

      Need more time for battery test.

      Heating is no issue, i live in Kuwait btw.

      Performance test on geekbench seems less than before, need more testing.

      Will test games further today and let you all know.

      Selfie for me are much better and less noise (would have shared but I'm ugly af).

      Anything you guys need to know??
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      Syrian living in Kuwait.

      Kuwait is fully covered by 5g now and it is super fast.
      Wow ,
      India is fully covered with 4g
      But as soon as you turn a lane , phone shows 3g and as soon as you enter your house it shows 2g ,

      Haha just kidding 😄😄

      We do have 4g but , the speeds are like 10 mbps .

      But we do have a very good optic fiber broadband at dirt cheap prices. ( 10 usd for 200 mbps unlimited data for 1 month)