The Galaxy S9 is a reimagined smartphone designed to provide the best experience possible. Battery discharge time is dependent upon each user's specific installed apps and settings, as well as other environmental factors. Both processors go through strict and rigorous testing considering real life usage scenarios, in order to provide the same top-of-the-line experience regardless of processor. Samsung is committed to delivering consistent battery performance over the lifecycle of the phone to provide users with an optimal experience.Essentially this is Samsung's way of saying that there is no issue and it comes down to a users combination of apps and usage patterns as to the performance of the battery. Despite Samsung's best efforts to insist the processors offer an equal experience, there are hard-coded architectural reasons why the Snapdragon offers better battery performance over the Exynos. According to Android Central, the Exynos 9810 is up to 50% less power efficient when compared with similar mobile processors. Despite being incredibly fast, Samsung seems to have programmed the core scheduler in such a way that it results in clock speeds and voltage settings that aren't optimized. While the Exynos chip isn't especially power-hungry, the settings chosen by Samsung is what differs over the Snapdragon equivalent and seems to be accountable for the poor battery performance. However, given the stance Samsung are taking for the Galaxy S9 battery life, it doesn't seem like the company will be rushing out to issue a fix. It would appear that those with the Exynos 9810 version of the Galaxy S9/S9+ are just going to have to live with a worse battery experience than the Snapdragon counterparts. If you have the Exynos Galaxy S9/S9+, leave us a comment below and let us know your experience with the battery life on your device.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool