For the joy and happiness of users of Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, Samsung released the update for Android 9.0 Pie and One UI here in Brazil this week. Now the new interface and the improvements promised by the new version of robozinho finally land on the handsets. But did this ultimately affect the device's battery life?
So let's put the Galaxy S8 Plus back on the couch, with its 3500 mAh battery, 6.2-inch screen and Exynos 8895 processor, which already has the Android 9.0 Pie in operation, to see if there is any variation in that direction was.
We will perform our standard real-time simulation test with a list of applications with predetermined times. After each app has passed, a cycle is closed and there is a pause of 30 minutes until the next.
To help us with this test, we use the GSam Battery Monitor application and proprietary operating system solutions, so that we can set the usage and the screen time and the most energy-intensive applications and device temperature. The applications and times defined for use of each are shown below:
- 6 minutes of use (each) – WhatsApp, Youtube, MX Player, Spotify, PowerAmp (offline music) and Chrome;
- 1 minute (each) – Pokémon Go, Asphalt 8, Subway Surfers, Candy Crush, Modern Combat 5 and Injustice;
- 4 minutes calling in 3G / 4G;
- 2 minutes of use (each) – Facebook, Gmail and GMaps
You can view our simulation from tomorrow, Saturday (03/16) at 8:00 AM, Brasilia time.