+ Thursday June 27th, 2019

Even though there’s a 4,000 mAh battery inside Samsung’s latest Galaxy S10+, it hasn’t fared especially well in the battery life stakes. Despite being newer – and potentially more optimised – it’s more power hungry than the Note 9, but Samsung’s working on it.

In the latest software update – which comes with the April 2019 security patch – it appears Samsung has optimised things a bit to improve the battery life situation.

In particular, SamMobile reports:

… the Galaxy S10+ with two SIM cards, I’ve had poorer battery life than my colleagues. But I’m now getting five hours of screen time on a regular basis with at least 16 hours of total usage time, even with a few hours on LTE data outside the house.

Until a week or so ago, getting five hours of screen time meant seeing no more than 15 hours of total usage time. I also never saw the phone reaching six hours of screen time, but it is now crossing the six-hour barrier regularly as long as I’m on a Wi-Fi connection the entire day.

How has Samsung made these improvements? Reportedly by fixing issues with the proximity sensor and tap to wake feature to stop spurious screen wake-ups, as well as the other typical, incremental updates we see once phones are released.

The main thing is user reports are confirming the increased battery longevity with the software updates. If you’ve got a Samsung Galaxy S10+, make sure you’re running the latest software.

If you are, have you noticed a longer battery life? A phone with a 4,000 mAh battery should easily last all day – and we’re keen to see if Samsung has got this right!

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Tibb So
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Tibb So

Anyone in Australia getting this update yet?

Sam
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Sam

Still waiting. Seems like we are last in the world…

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Don’t wait, Buy an OPPO instead

Tibb So
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Tibb So

I prefer my devices don’t have Chinese Govt spyware. That excludes any product from China based Chinese Companies.

Chris
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Yes just received yesterday evening

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