1. mhw100's Avatar
    Does the higher storage and ram drain the battery faster than the 256-12gb version? I read somewhere that it does but can't find the reference now.
    01-18-2021 01:30 AM
  2. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    01-18-2021 06:12 AM
  3. Oscar Maradiaga's Avatar
    Does the higher storage and ram drain the battery faster than the 256-12gb version? I read somewhere that it does but can't find the reference now.
    Not true at all I have the s20 ultra 512Gb and 16ram and the only reason I'm upgrading is because the Uktra s20 focusing is horrible. This is by far the worst camera samsung has put out ever.
    claykin likes this.
    01-18-2021 08:35 AM
  4. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Does the higher storage and ram drain the battery faster than the 256-12gb version? I read somewhere that it does but can't find the reference now.
    It technically uses more battery, but you would not notice it because the difference is minimal.
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    01-18-2021 09:06 AM
  5. mhw100's Avatar
    It technically uses more battery, but you would not notice it because the difference is minimal.
    Out of curiosity is it the ram or storage that would consume more and why is that?
    01-18-2021 02:08 PM
  6. criminal_bg's Avatar
    Not true at all I have the s20 ultra 512Gb and 16ram and the only reason I'm upgrading is because the Uktra s20 focusing is horrible. This is by far the worst camera samsung has put out ever.
    did none of the many camera updates not fix you focus issues??? i thought all those problems were dealt with when the updates went out
    01-18-2021 02:13 PM
  7. claykin's Avatar
    did none of the many camera updates not fix you focus issues??? i thought all those problems were dealt with when the updates went out
    Samsung made some improvements since launch. The auto focus continues to struggle in some situations such as low light, anything close to macro and when using the 108MP sensor. I'm hopeful the S21U resolves this serious issue.
    01-18-2021 02:21 PM
  8. Oscar Maradiaga's Avatar
    Samsung made some improvements since launch. The auto focus continues to struggle in some situations such as low light, anything close to macro and when using the 108MP sensor. I'm hopeful the S21U resolves this serious issue.
    Exactly my point a phone for that price was horrible. It's exactly why I had to upgrade. The camera alone is so bad that those so called updates didn't really do much. I understand it was new technology but the s21 plus took better pictures.
    01-18-2021 06:40 PM
  9. Dualmonitors's Avatar
    i agree with the comments about the impossibly poor auto focus of my S20 Ultra.

    it is to the point that one cannot depend on the camera taking an acceptable picture often!

    even say if i wanted to take a picture of a label of a bottle, as one example, the auto focus would hunt and struggle and struggle, and sometimes, it would be acceptable and often, it would be an entirely blurry picture! blurry to the point of not being able to see what it even is! totally not usable.

    why they don't get more upset customers is beyond me. i guess the answer is that we all have better things to do.

    really unacceptable for such an incredibly costly phone (the S20 Ultra)!
    01-18-2021 07:07 PM
  10. bill-e's Avatar
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    why they don't get more upset customers is beyond me. i guess the answer is that we all have better things to do.

    really unacceptable for such an incredibly costly phone (the S20 Ultra)!
    It doesn't feel costly when you roll the cost into your phone bill....you're just paying your phone bill.

    From a cost perspective, I don't understand how people can spend 1k every other year (or more often) to replace a perfectly good phone. We don't do that with our computers, or TV's and they come out new every year. I really think a lot of it has to do with the painless financing through the carriers.
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    01-18-2021 07:41 PM
  11. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    It doesn't feel costly when you roll the cost into your phone bill....you're just paying your phone bill.

    From a cost perspective, I don't understand how people can spend 1k every other year (or more often) to replace a perfectly good phone. We don't do that with our computers, or TV's and they come out new every year. I really think a lot of it has to do with the painless financing through the carriers.
    You really think there aren't people who spend 1k+ on their PC every couple of years?

    I've never financed a phone or had a contract. My phone bill is £10 a month prepaid, I buy my phones outright and i can't remember the last time i went more than 2 years without an upgrade...

    I'm not saying there isn't truth in what you're saying, there is. But it's also true that people spend money on the things they enjoy.
    01-18-2021 08:15 PM
  12. bill-e's Avatar
    True, I, on a whim just spent 70k on a truck I didn't need but that is a small percentage of the consumer base.
    01-18-2021 08:24 PM
  13. Peter Scooze's Avatar
    Out of curiosity is it the ram or storage that would consume more and why is that?
    its the ram that would use more battery because there is more of it to power. im not sure if it makes a huge difference though.
    01-18-2021 08:37 PM
  14. kjjb0204's Avatar
    its the ram that would use more battery because there is more of it to power. im not sure if it makes a huge difference though.
    Is RAM always in a constant power-on state when the phone is on?
    01-18-2021 09:28 PM
  15. bill-e's Avatar
    Is RAM always in a constant power-on state when the phone is on?
    It's been decades since I thought about this stuff but smartphone ram is low power because each state is stored in a capacitor, memory being a collection of capacitors. So in generalized simple terms, once you turn a bit high you don't need power to maintain it, that is accomplished by the capacitor it's stored in.
    01-18-2021 09:46 PM
  16. kjjb0204's Avatar
    It's been decades since I thought about this stuff but smartphone ram is low power because each state is stored in a capacitor, memory being a collection of capacitors. So in generalized simple terms, once you turn a bit high you don't need power to maintain it, that is accomplished by the capacitor it's stored in.
    So I guess the answer to the OP's question is, no it does not drain the battery any faster. Thanks for that info...
    01-18-2021 10:16 PM
  17. mhw100's Avatar
    It's been decades since I thought about this stuff but smartphone ram is low power because each state is stored in a capacitor, memory being a collection of capacitors. So in generalized simple terms, once you turn a bit high you don't need power to maintain it, that is accomplished by the capacitor it's stored in.
    That makes sense thst there isn't a battery drain.
    01-18-2021 10:30 PM
  18. bill-e's Avatar
    That makes sense that there isn't a battery drain.
    Well there is some power overhead but it's minimal as compared to the power used by the CPU et al.
    01-18-2021 11:00 PM
  19. mhw100's Avatar
    Does anyone have a best estimate of the drain of an additional 4gb of this ram? The little I can find in a search is that on this newer ram it's negligible but no hard data.
    01-20-2021 02:10 PM
  20. kjjb0204's Avatar
    Does anyone have a best estimate of the drain of an additional 4gb of this ram? The little I can find in a search is that on this newer ram it's negligible but no hard data.
    We've already established that it's negligible, meaning, insignificant, unmeasurable.
    01-20-2021 02:17 PM
  21. mhw100's Avatar
    We've already established that it's negligible, meaning, insignificant, unmeasurable.
    Yes I see the internet opinions. Curious relative to actual data.
    01-20-2021 02:56 PM

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