FROM selfies to surging the web, there are plenty of pressures on your mobile phone battery.
But charging your Samsung smartphone may not cost as much as you think.
Electricity bills are getting more expensive at the moment.
Wholesale gas prices have surged since the beginning of the year, creating a strain on the UK energy industry that has toppled certain providers.
Households are paying more as the energy price cap has risen to £1,277 and many people are looking for ways to reduce how much they spend.
But charging your Android or Samsung-branded phone is unlikely to make much difference to your energy bill.
Most people like to charge their phone overnight so they have enough battery juice to get through the next day.
The amount you pay to charge your phone will depend on the energy tariff you are on and how much each unit of electricity costs, measured by kilowatt hours (kWh).
Analysis by comparison website Uswitch shows that charging some of the top Samsung models costs less than £3 per year.
It used a typical rate of 17.2p per kWh.
A Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G uses a 25 watt charger and takes one hour 33 minutes to fully charge, costing £2.36 per year.
That's £0.0065 per day, and £0.20 per month, according to the uSwitch calculation.
Should I leave my Samsung phone charging overnight?
Some people are wary about leaving their Samsung smartphone charging overnight due to fire risk concerns.
But it should be safe as long as you use a proper charger and follow safety steps.
Too much charging can ruin your phone's battery though, adding extra expense in the long-run.
How else can I save money on my energy bills?
Large kitchen appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines cost more to run than charging a phone – but there are ways to make them cheaper.
You could be eligible for the warm home discount if you are on a low income or benefits, which gets you £140 off your bills during the winter months.
Consider buying a cheap draught excluder that can help trap warm air in your home, reducing the need to put the heating on.
Using energy efficient appliances can also help reduce your energy bill.
Here is how much it costs to charge an iPhone.
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