Some decisions about the features of Samsung smartphones are incomprehensible. Especially in terms of the Galaxy S22’s battery capacity, the company hasn’t bared itself in glory. This caused a bad test result on the battery test. Now it hits another smartphone with the Galaxy S21 FE.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE performs poorly in battery test
DxOMark now not only performs camera tests, but also checks the battery life of new smartphones. This gives you a value that can be compared to other smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S22 with a smaller 3,700mAh battery did very poorly there. It ended up in last place. DxOMark has now looked at the Galaxy S21 FE with a 4,500mAh battery, which actually achieved a good runtime in our test. But for colleagues, only 50 points is enough, what 57th place out of 59 is (source: DxOMark).
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE does worse, especially when compared to the iPhone 13, which has a much smaller battery. With pure music playing, it only manages half of the playback time. Depending on the application scenario, the battery life is weakerTesters simulate normal use and also include charging time and charge loss in the evaluation. The latter is also big on the Galaxy S21 FE.
What can the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE do:
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE lasts much longer than S22
The DxOMark battery test is very specific, and in my opinion gives a somewhat wrong picture. Yes, the battery life of the Galaxy S22 is poor. You can hardly spend the day with your smartphone. We also found that in testing. But the Galaxy S21 FE is noticeably more powerful. With normal use, you can easily get through the day and still have a buffer. In special application scenarios, other smartphones like iPhone 13 are better. But overall, the Galaxy S21 FE’s battery life is good.