The battery life of a European Galaxy S9, equipped with an Exynos 9810 SoC, is less than the autonomy of a US Galaxy S9 equipped with a Snapdragon 845 from Qualcomm. Several reports point to differences in autonomy that are particularly obvious. A priori, the Exynos 9810 more quickly ruins the battery life of the S9 than a Snapdragon 845 processor.
According to the findings of Strategy Analytics, the Galaxy S9 equipped with an Exynos 9810 engraved in 10nm is far from offering the best autonomy of 2018. The European version of the smartphone will indeed not take longer than 26 hours and 52 minutes . The last flagship of Samsung is thus outperformed by the Sony Xperia XZ2 (36 hours and 1 minute), the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact (34 hours and 20 minutes) the LG G6 (32 hours and 35 minutes), the iPhone X ( 32 hours and 20 minutes) and the Huawei P10 (32 hours and 8 minutes). ” The autonomy was measured by determining the time needed to completely drain the battery in conventional use, ” explains Strategy Analytics.
Galaxy S9 battery life: the Exynos 9810 model is outperformed by the competition
Our colleagues PhoneArena and AnAndTech reach the same findings. According to tests conducted by AnAndTech, the Galaxy S9 equipped with a Snapdragon 845 has a range of 10 hours and 48 minutes in use in WiFi intensive. For its part, the S9 Exynos will give up after just under 7 hours. ” The Exynos 9810 Galaxy S9 has posted the worst results on our list, with a range of 3 hours less than the Galaxy S8 Exynos 8895 (note: which is almost 10 hours)” reports AnAndTech. Even more surprising: the European Galaxy S9 does less well than the iPhone 6S , a smartphone released in 2015, which exceeds 7 hours!
In terms of power, the Galaxy S9 Exynos 9810 nevertheless detracts from the Snapdragon 845 model . It is precisely because of its great power that the SoC ruins the battery life, according to AnAndTech. ” If the battery capacity is important, the smartphone optimization algorithm is essential,” says a source close to the industry at YonhapNews Agency. All indications are that the European Galaxy S9 is currently suffering from a software failure. This is good news: Samsung will be able to remedy this problem via an upcoming update. Have you had problems updating with your new Galaxy S9 and its 3000 mAh battery ? Are you satisfied with his autonomy?