The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are making their way into the latest Android operating system, the Android 7.0 Nougat. Following the update, Phone Arena subjected them to a test to determine how has their battery life changed with Nougat.
These devices were expected to perform even better with this latest update; however, it appears that the battery life on these devices has worsen by up to 10 percent.
The report revealed that this test was double-checked for errors but the results still remain consistent. Phone Arena stated that they had set all phone screens to a brightness level of 200 nits before running the same test that measures the standard smartphone use across all devices.
The Galaxy S7, running on Nougat, managed to record six hours of battery life whereas the day before it had recorded six hours and 37 minutes, while running on Android 6 Marshmallow. This marks a 9.4 percent difference.
The Galaxy S7 Edge, on the other hand, recorded six hours and 35 minutes on Nougat. However, while it was running on Android 6 Marshmallow, it had scored seven hours and 10 minutes, marking a 8.1 percent different.
So, although the Android 7 Nougat update may make the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge’s interface more appealing and brings about faster and smoother multitasking abilities as well as improved camera experience, it does have a negative impact on the devices’ battery life. That said, since this is brought on by a software update, all it needs is another software update to rectify it.
Well, do you think the Samsung Galaxy S6 would suffer a similar battery life issue once it gets updated into Nougat as well?