05-31-2021 12:48 PM
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  1. rimz808's Avatar
    I decided to give Samsung phone another try. Got the S21 Ultra and I have noticed that on this phone, like all my previous Samsung phones, whenever the battery is at 100%, it drops within just 2-3 minutes of normal use. Not that it is a problem, but other Android phones that I have used in the past, Huawei, pixel, oneplus, at least stay on 100% for at least over 15 minutes of use.

    Is this just the way Samsung handles its battery? Do other users notice this as well?
    BigDisplay likes this.
    05-10-2021 02:03 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I've always noticed that behavior on all of my phones, and I've had Pixels since the 1st gen.
    J Dubbs likes this.
    05-10-2021 02:17 PM
  3. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Yea, not like the iPhone that stays on 100% for most of the day after a charge.
    05-10-2021 02:58 PM
  4. jweimn's Avatar
    I decided to give Samsung phone another try. Got the S21 Ultra and I have noticed that on this phone, like all my previous Samsung phones, whenever the battery is at 100%, it drops within just 2-3 minutes of normal use. Not that it is a problem, but other Android phones that I have used in the past, Huawei, pixel, oneplus, at least stay on 100% for at least over 15 minutes of use.

    Is this just the way Samsung handles its battery? Do other users notice this as well?
    That's fairly normal, just cause it drops to 99% fast doesn't mean the battery is messed up, I'd be more concerned if the phone was dying in under a day not whether it stays at 100 percent for awhile.
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    05-10-2021 03:56 PM
  5. rimz808's Avatar
    That's fairly normal, just cause it drops to 99% fast doesn't mean the battery is messed up, I'd be more concerned if the phone was dying in under a day not whether it stays at 100 percent for awhile.
    Thanks. As I thought. But just notice that it happens moreso on Samsung Phones and not other ones that I have had. Battery so far has been lasting me.

    Was just wondering if others do notice that as well on their phones.
    05-10-2021 04:27 PM
  6. jweimn's Avatar
    Thanks. As I thought. But just notice that it happens moreso on Samsung Phones and not other ones that I have had. Battery so far has been lasting me.

    Was just wondering if others do notice that as well on their phones.
    Also the other thing I forgot to mention is the battery indicator is different depending on the manufacturer like Apple will stay at 100 percent but the battery is at a lower state of charge than samsungs 99 percent
    JHStewart1023 likes this.
    05-10-2021 04:45 PM
  7. Roadijeff's Avatar
    The battery indicator on my S21 Ultra drops from 100% to 99% within a minute or two after I take it off the charger. However, I usually get 2-3 days of use out of it before charging again. My wife's iPhone 12 Pro gets put on the charger every night.
    05-10-2021 07:59 PM
  8. rimz808's Avatar
    The battery indicator on my S21 Ultra drops from 100% to 99% within a minute or two after I take it off the charger. However, I usually get 2-3 days of use out of it before charging again. My wife's iPhone 12 Pro gets put on the charger every night.
    I guess I just do not trust it enough to try to go 2-3 days without charging it. I get low battery anxiety. On average, at the end of my 8 hours workday my percentage is at 70%, having use my phone throughout the workday. I am usually around 50-40% by the time I go to bed. I then leave it on during the night so that it drains a bit so I then quickly charge it back up to 100% in the morning before I go to work.

    What does your average day time %?

    What are others charging routines? I always feel like I have to start the day off with 100%
    05-10-2021 08:08 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    I decided to give Samsung phone another try. Got the S21 Ultra and I have noticed that on this phone, like all my previous Samsung phones, whenever the battery is at 100%, it drops within just 2-3 minutes of normal use. Not that it is a problem, but other Android phones that I have used in the past, Huawei, pixel, oneplus, at least stay on 100% for at least over 15 minutes of use.

    Is this just the way Samsung handles its battery? Do other users notice this as well?
    Yeah normal on Samsungs , one plus and pixels little longer
    05-10-2021 08:45 PM
  10. mach1man's Avatar
    Yeah this is something I’ve noticed as well. So I turned the battery percentage off and haven’t looked back since
    Blaalad12 and Revak like this.
    05-10-2021 09:06 PM
  11. rimz808's Avatar
    Yeah this is something I’ve noticed as well. So I turned the battery percentage off and haven’t looked back since
    Smart idea! I'll try that and see if it helps with my low battery anxiety
    mach1man likes this.
    05-10-2021 09:51 PM
  12. ssj100's Avatar
    It's actually something I've only noticed on the S21 Ultra. Although I've only owned two previous Samsungs before - S7 and S9+. Both these devices tended to drop from 100% to 99% (in standby with AOD always enabled) after 30-60 minutes. With the S21 Ultra, it only takes more like 10-20 minutes. Subsequently though (in standby with AOD always enabled), it tends to take the usual 30-60 minutes to drop 1% point.

    So yes, I've noticed it drop from 100% to 99% much faster than even previous models of Samsungs.
    05-11-2021 12:09 AM
  13. bhatech's Avatar
    Yeah this is something I’ve noticed as well. So I turned the battery percentage off and haven’t looked back since
    Same here, have not used battery percentage for years now on all my phones and never missed it. I don't need to know the exact percentage at all times and increase anxiety
    mach1man likes this.
    05-11-2021 01:44 AM
  14. cknobman's Avatar
    Well when not on a charger the battery will drain.

    Dont focus on a few percentage points, focus on how long you get out of a charge.
    05-11-2021 08:43 AM
  15. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    My older Galaxy phones starting 10 years ago up would generally drop 10% in an hour of use. I don't watch it like a hawk anymore, seems S21/S21U are fine.

    It was the battery usage that chose to buy an IPhone - and it was slower drain.

    At least the Galaxy will alert me of high background usage as it did with Google Photos recently, which I uninstalled as don't use it. And I tend to disable a number of apps - Chrome, Bixby, and now at least Facebook can be uninstalled but I disable FB services.

    Having watch, buds, VPN, AdGuard Pro probably contribute.

    I assume, you wake up a system it's going to be busy loading services and refreshing as it checks for updates.
    05-11-2021 08:48 AM
  16. Revak's Avatar
    Yes, the first 10% of the battery drains faster than the rest (especially the first 2%).
    05-11-2021 09:58 AM
  17. chimpboy74's Avatar
    I noticed after the last update a slightly faster battery drain. But it was consistent not just after taking off charge. Couldn't track it down to anything suspect. I just noticed I wasn't getting the usual times between charges with no change in my usage. Hoping the next update goes back to how it was.
    05-11-2021 12:18 PM
  18. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    After updates it is normal for there to be more processing going on, yes? and clear the cache partition, see if that helps - it often does.
    05-11-2021 02:09 PM
  19. bxrider117's Avatar
    I would not let the fact that the battery prevent drops quickly on the S21 Ultra tarnish how good the phone is. I've had this phone for about a week. This is my latest battery stats
    Attached Thumbnails Battery drops from 100% within minutes-17039.jpg  
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    05-11-2021 06:45 PM
  20. chimpboy74's Avatar
    Based on recent usage a full charge is getting me 21h
    05-12-2021 01:56 AM
  21. chimpboy74's Avatar
    I just got the update last night so dis that. Cleared the cache as you said and fully charged. Let's see if its improved today.
    05-13-2021 01:50 AM
  22. BigDisplay's Avatar
    I decided to give Samsung phone another try. Got the S21 Ultra and I have noticed that on this phone, like all my previous Samsung phones, whenever the battery is at 100%, it drops within just 2-3 minutes of normal use. Not that it is a problem, but other Android phones that I have used in the past, Huawei, pixel, oneplus, at least stay on 100% for at least over 15 minutes of use.

    Is this just the way Samsung handles its battery? Do other users notice this as well?
    It's the same for me.
    My former Mate 20X was on 100% for a long time in the beginning of a day, I always spend minimum 1 hour in the morning drinking coffee and checking my mail etc on my phone and still my Mate was on 100% after, but not with my S21u...
    05-13-2021 02:55 AM
  23. chimpboy74's Avatar
    I just got the update last night so dis that. Cleared the cache as you said and fully charged. Let's see if its improved today.
    I did the update and cleared the cache. Does seem better. Didn't need to charge it last night and probably won't need to for another 2 or three hours
    So I think it's better.
    05-14-2021 04:39 AM
  24. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    From reading this thread, I'm getting the impression that people would rather a battery indicator reassuringly lie to them than try to be accurate... Odd.
    05-14-2021 07:30 AM
  25. Roadijeff's Avatar
    From reading this thread, I'm getting the impression that people would rather a battery indicator reassuringly lie to them than try to be accurate... Odd.
    All I know is if my battery drops below 25% charge my Allstate Drivewise app stops recording trips toward a 15% discount off my auto policy. A full charge on my S21 Ultra usually lasts at least 2.5 days before it drops to that level.
    05-14-2021 12:40 PM
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