One Samsung app is killing battery life on the Galaxy 21 Ultra


Our Galaxy S21 Ultra evaluation must be going reside subsequent week when we spend extra time the use of the newest flagship, and to this point, our critiques on the instrument are somewhat sure. However, there is one explicit factor that are supposed to be introduced for your consideration — and Samsung’s — once conceivable, particularly should you’re a (*7*)SmartThings person.

Judging by way of our revel in to this point, SmartThings, (*8*)One UI 3.1, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra don’t appear to be getting alongside rather well, resulting in vital battery life drainage. Take this one state of affairs for instance, as noticed in the screenshot underneath: the Galaxy S21 Ultra was once used for more or less 10 hours and SmartThings was once the maximum challenging app, although it was once handiest operating in the background.

A battery hit of 14.6% for 8 hours of background utilization for SmartThings is in no way standard, and this turns into much more evident while you understand that our 2nd instrument — the (*6*)Galaxy Z Flip — which was once used at the side of the identical community of SmartThings units had skilled just a 0.1% have an effect on on battery life whilst SmartThings was once operating in the background for almost 7 hours.

We’re guessing this is a topic that may be resolved via a firmware replace and most likely it is going to be mounted by way of the time the Galaxy S21 Ultra ships to consumers later this month. We’ll stay you posted.





  • Model: SM-G998B
  • Dimensions: Bar: 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm
  • Display: 6.8 inch / 172.72 mm (*21*) AMOLED 2X
  • CPU: Exynos 2100
  • Camera: 12MP