Galaxy S9 and S9+ batteries allegedly revealed... don't get too excited

A large battery — that's every phone owner's dream. But manufacturers also want to make their devices slim and elegant. So, there's a fine balance that needs to be struck — make the device thin enough but don't sacrifice too much of its battery life. Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is a perfect example of why one should be careful with this balance — the device had too small a compartment for its battery, which was sort of the general reason behind the whole exploding Note debacle back in 2016.
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8. maherk

Posts: 6705; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Other manufacturers have less hardware features in their phone, thus having more space to put bigger batteries.

25. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 01, 2017

And those manufacturers still don’t get better battery life than Samsung flagships

32. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1521; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Samsung also crams a number of components and sensors that other manufacturers don't. Only so much space in a phone, head phone jack alone would save a lot of space but Samsung keeps it.

39. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

So what! Buy them then. Those others phone don't displ have all the hardware packed inside like Samsung phones. They don't have NFC, fast charging coils, heart rate sensors, larger cameras, thicker displays and more. The others can do whatever. Samsung doesn't have to follow and they aren't.

28. drazwy

Posts: 347; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

There really isn't anything to get excited about from the phone industry anymore.

29. Rigmaster

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

Phones don't need bigger batteries. Better, ubiquitous and fast charging-compatible, and including multiple wireless (one fixed + one portable) charge pads would be better. I'd also like to see them all move to BT 5.0 right away too. They still have to prove the smaller chip architecture will result in better battery life as well. Many phones also struggle with battery because they're struggling with maintaining or getting signal. Going bigger isn't always better. Sometimes it's accepting that there are better ways to get more of what we want.

31. sissy246

Posts: 7002; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I am not a big gammer on my note 8. I do some reading and have one game I play. I am very happy with the battery in it. I have gotten 8hrs of SOT with about 20% left. It gets me to bed time easy and then it goes on charger and ready for next day.

43. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Bummer...Sammy still gun shy with larger cells. Yea, yea, there's fast charging but if you can have a larger battery then the need to even fast charge is less, sooo, I'll go with a bigger battery than these ones with U11+ or the 12.

44. sunnyfpy

Posts: 275; Member since: May 12, 2013

At least 4000mah!

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