Reminder: Galaxy S8 and S8+ will retain 95 percent of their battery capacity after a year
Back when the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were launched, Samsung had made a very important announcement. According to the Korean giant, the batteries inside the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will hold 95 percent of their original battery capacity in a year’s time. We’ve mentioned this before, and we thought it would be a good idea to remind our readers that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will not see their battery endurance reduce by much 12 months after one starts using a particular unit.
The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, which have similar battery capacities (with only the S7 edge having 100 mAh more than the S8+), only maintained 80 percent of their total battery capacity after a similar period. Naturally, despite the batteries remaining nearly fully capable after a year, your battery life will depend on your usage patterns. As we recently said in our battery life review for the Galaxy S8+, the device has held up well after two months of use, and it shouldn’t be a lot different ten months down the line.
Of course, the batteries inside the S8 and S8+ are also considerably safer thanks to Samsung’s 8-point battery check process, which the company put into place after the Note 7 debacle. Samsung hasn’t received reports of any S8 or S8+ units catching fire, and along with their ability to hold 95 percent of their charge over a year, Samsung’s latest flagships seem pretty sorted as far as battery life and safety is concerned.