01-28-2021 07:49 PM
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  1. corvette72778's Avatar
    The S21 Ultra getting roasted by the S20 Ultra on the video test is a major disappointment. I keep saying this S21 is a big downgrade and this is more proof. More efficient soc, smaller display. Variable rate display and it still get crushed. Wow.

    Watch "Galaxy S21 Ultra Battery Test -- The Longest Lasting Samsung Flagship Ever?" on YouTube

    01-22-2021 01:01 AM
  2. pags11's Avatar
    Interesting video, thank you for posting as I always like to watch battery drain comparison videos. I'm assuming he tried to set them all at the same screen resolution, although he didn't say that.

    What I do know is the S20 Ultra's battery was very good before the Android 11 One UI 3.0 update. After the update, though, it has been terrific!

    This is usually the case with the Samsung Galaxy devices as the longer the device is out the more Samsung is able to optimize the software to get the best battery performance.

    One of the factors on why I was hesitant on upgrading to the S20 Ultra is I read some unsubstantiated reports that the Snapdragon 888 chipset was not the huge upgrade everyone was talking it up to be. This video could be proof of that in some regard.

    I do think the longer one has the S21 Ultra, the more the phone learns your usage patterns and in theory the battery performance should improve a little. Throw in some updates over the course of a couple of months and that should help too. But like with the S20 Ultra, I don't think we see the S21 Ultra's best battery performance until next January when Samsung releases their next UI.
    Larry 609 likes this.
    01-22-2021 01:13 AM
  3. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    The S21 Ultra getting roasted by the S20 Ultra on the video test is a major disappointment. I keep saying this S21 is a big downgrade and this is more proof. More efficient soc, smaller display. Variable rate display and it still get crushed. Wow.

    Watch "Galaxy S21 Ultra Battery Test -- The Longest Lasting Samsung Flagship Ever?" on YouTube

    Yeah...very misleading. The S21 Ultra actually won the first test handily, and took out both iPhone Max phones twice!

    I'm excited!
    Gary02468, pags11 and Rose4uKY like this.
    01-22-2021 01:19 AM
  4. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    Yeah...very misleading. The S21 Ultra actually won the first test handily, and took out both iPhone Max phones twice!

    I'm excited!
    Yeah haha. It probably isn't the best idea to cherry pick data to present false claims and also provide a source which disproves your claim!

    The actual video was interesting though.
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    01-22-2021 06:32 AM
  5. Gary02468's Avatar
    I keep saying this S21 is a big downgrade
    You sure do, over and over, in thread after thread. But incessant repetition doesn't make something true. The S21 Ultra reviews are among the most enthusiastic I've ever seen for a new phone.

    Look, I sympathize with your disappointment that the S21 Ultra is dropping a couple of old features that are still important to you. But tens of millions of us care much more about the new features that we're obtaining instead, and it's futile to try to get us to feel bad about our good fortune.
    01-22-2021 11:23 AM
  6. Rose4uKY's Avatar
    You sure do, over and over, in thread after thread. But incessant repetition doesn't make something true. The S21 Ultra reviews are among the most enthusiastic I've ever seen for a new phone.

    Look, I sympathize with your disappointment that the S21 Ultra is dropping a couple of old features that are still important to you. But tens of millions of us care much more about the new features that we're obtaining instead, and it's futile to try to get us to feel bad about our good fortune.

    Well I'm sad no SD Card slot but hey we're getting the 512 so I'm good. I use Samsung Pay as much as I can but it's ok I'll live without MST. We are coming from S10+ and I'm excited to get this phone. The big screen WQHD 120Hz the bigger battery 512 and 16 gigs of ram and the new UI 3.1 I can't wait to mess around with the new features and the emojis. I played around with one briefly at BB yesterday but I mostly went there to hold the Ultra and the Plus. I wanted the purple plus but spec wise and I watch a lot of videos and shows on my phone I opted for the Ultra and mainly cause of 512. If the Plus had 12 gigs of ram and came in 512 I would of jumped on it. But I can't wait to get the phone. Hubby is excited too especially about the cameras. And I'm am getting 2 x 25W charging bricks with my free credit so I am good.

    It sure is an upgrade from my S10+ which has had signal problems from the beginning. Last 3 phones were unlocked cause we knew we would be leaving Sprint. Been with Verizon for a little over a year and doing Verizon ones this time around. Left Sprint for Verizon and plan on staying with them. I'm excited!
    01-22-2021 12:01 PM
  7. Oscar Maradiaga's Avatar



    I'm going to go with the guy who has 6 Million Subscribers no way the s20 wins a battery test considering its 10 months old and the s21 ultra just came out. I have the s20 ultra and it's a monster of a phone but I've seen enough for me to dump this trash of a phone because it has the worst camera on a 2020 flagship
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    01-22-2021 12:23 PM
  8. corvette72778's Avatar



    I'm going to go with the guy who has 6 Million Subscribers no way the s20 wins a battery test considering its 10 months old and the s21 ultra just came out. I have the s20 ultra and it's a monster of a phone but I've seen enough for me to dump this trash of a phone because it has the worst camera on a 2020 flagship
    These are the international exynos chips not the qualcomm chip phones.
    Do you really believe the S20 Ultra has the worst battery life? I don't. Ha ha ha yeah right!

    Thanks for posting.
    Attached Thumbnails S21 Ultra Battery test video. Loses big time to the still king S20 Ultra 👑.-screenshot_20210121-123027_youtube.png  
    01-22-2021 12:41 PM
  9. Oscar Maradiaga's Avatar
    These are the international exynos chips not the qualcomm chip phones.
    Do you really believe the S20 Ultra has the worst battery life? I don't. Ha ha ha yeah right!

    Thanks for posting.
    Of course it does you can't think a phone that's 10 months in age that the battery hasn't taken a step back. Once we get a US test we will see.
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    01-22-2021 12:50 PM
  10. pags11's Avatar



    I'm going to go with the guy who has 6 Million Subscribers no way the s20 wins a battery test considering its 10 months old and the s21 ultra just came out. I have the s20 ultra and it's a monster of a phone but I've seen enough for me to dump this trash of a phone because it has the worst camera on a 2020 flagship
    Thank you for posting this video! If you are able to post his next video he talked about doing at the end, with the Snapdragon 888 S21 Ultra variant, that would be great.
    01-22-2021 01:41 PM
  11. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    These are the international exynos chips not the qualcomm chip phones.
    Do you really believe the S20 Ultra has the worst battery life? I don't. Ha ha ha yeah right!

    Thanks for posting.
    You cherry picked the video playback result over the other test, and he cherry picked Exynos over Snapdragon.

    It's too late to cry foul, he's playing by your own rules.
    01-22-2021 02:18 PM
  12. Dualmonitors's Avatar



    I'm going to go with the guy who has 6 Million Subscribers no way the s20 wins a battery test considering its 10 months old and the s21 ultra just came out. I have the s20 ultra and it's a monster of a phone but I've seen enough for me to dump this trash of a phone because it has the worst camera on a 2020 flagship
    well, a British accent usually wins ha ha.

    i'm pleased with this guy's results too but as someone else pointed out, it's not the US chip, but the international variant, so this won't really apply to those of us living in the US, right?
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    01-22-2021 02:19 PM
  13. Oscar Maradiaga's Avatar
    well, a British accent usually wins ha ha.

    i'm pleased with this guy's results too but as someone else pointed out, it's not the US chip, but the international variant, so this won't really apply to those of us living in the US, right?
    Of course one we get tge snap dragon 888 all bets are on
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    01-22-2021 04:04 PM
  14. Notefan161's Avatar
    Mr who’s the boss in his test s21 ultra won
    01-23-2021 10:30 AM
  15. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    Of course one we get tge snap dragon 888 all bets are on
    And if we're being honest, much as I'd like it to be otherwise, it's pretty unlikely the Snapdragon will do worse than the Exynos.
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    01-23-2021 11:05 AM
  16. claykin's Avatar
    The Galaxy models here are Exynos versions. My bet is the SD888 version will fare better. SD888 has slower clock speed on some cores (with mostly better performance than the 2100). Plus the 888 has far superior GPU performance.
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    01-23-2021 01:21 PM
  17. Dualmonitors's Avatar
    I forgot now and got confused: here in the US, are we getting Snapdragon or Exynos?
    01-24-2021 09:07 AM
  18. claykin's Avatar
    I forgot now and got confused: here in the US, are we getting Snapdragon or Exynos?
    Snapdragon 888
    01-24-2021 09:15 AM
  19. srbell67's Avatar
    If the S21 Ultra cannot even outperform the S20 Ultra in day-to-day usage (not some unrealistic battery drain test), Samsung should be ashamed. Not only did they axe MST and the SD card, but the battery efficiency still isn't there and it's 2021. Even the iphone figured out how to nail battery efficiency.

    I use a Note 20 Ultra and an iphone 12 pro max and the iphone crushes my note in battery--esp in idle mode where the note still drains pretty fast.
    01-24-2021 02:46 PM
  20. Stanley Kubrick's Avatar
    OK, but Apple OWNS the OS as well as the hardware! It's like comparing Apples to Oranges...pun.
    If Samsung OWNED Android they could probably do a little better at battery longevity as well as a few other things. Just to emphasize how hard it is to do what Apple is doing with a great advantage...look at Google who DOES OWN Android and still cannot seem to make a decent phone!
    01-24-2021 03:16 PM
  21. srbell67's Avatar
    OK, but Apple OWNS the OS as well as the hardware! It's like comparing Apples to Oranges...pun.
    If Samsung OWNED Android they could probably do a little better at battery longevity as well as a few other things. Just to emphasize how hard it is to do what Apple is doing with a great advantage...look at Google who DOES OWN Android and still cannot seem to make a decent phone!
    Understood, but you're making the case to dump Samsung and use Apple. Correct, apple owns all of those aspects and they've nailed battery life. It should not be head and shoulders above Samsung, though considering Samsung is their main competitor. Maybe you're right and it's impossible for Samsung to improve their battery life bc they are working w Android.
    01-24-2021 03:19 PM
  22. Emig5m's Avatar
    I'm confused, so the S20Ultra is better than the S21Ultra? Should I send the S21 back when I get it?
    01-25-2021 01:28 PM
  23. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Understood, but you're making the case to dump Samsung and use Apple. Correct, apple owns all of those aspects and they've nailed battery life. It should not be head and shoulders above Samsung, though considering Samsung is their main competitor. Maybe you're right and it's impossible for Samsung to improve their battery life bc they are working w Android.
    This paragraph makes no sense to me. Especially as I sit here with both the Note 20 Ultra and the iPhone 12 Max, both of which get me through a day and a half.
    01-25-2021 02:55 PM
  24. Rhyalus's Avatar
    I'm confused, so the S20Ultra is better than the S21Ultra? Should I send the S21 back when I get it?
    Don't pay attention to this nonsense about the S21 being a problem. Check out the majority of reviews which state that the S21 Ultra battery is great, especially if you have the adaptive refresh on.

    Honestly, even if the battery performance was the same, all of the other benefits of the phone make it the better purchase (today).

    R
    01-25-2021 04:55 PM
  25. burwil's Avatar
    I had the 12 Pro Max for a week and the battery was quite good. Not as good as the Max XS IMO and similar to the Note 10+.
    01-25-2021 05:18 PM
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