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Galaxy S5 scores amazing on our battery life test: the longest-lasting flagship has the endurance of a tablet

0. phoneArena 12 Apr 2014, 08:40 posted on

Are you sitting down? You'd better be, as we have a new king of our battery life test, and it is none other than Samsung's Galaxy S5. It managed the whopping 8 hours and 14 minutes of screen-on time in our grueling battery endurance run, which is the best result we've seen so far from any flagship...

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posted on 12 Apr 2014, 08:45 37

1. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Excellent endurance, great optimization of that 2800 mAh battery Samsung!

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 08:48 3

3. rihel_95 (Posts: 301; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Why no LG G flex, PA?

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 08:56 10

7. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


they can't afford the phone or it's not available in their area.

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 09:13 23

18. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


S5 has one of the best screens and cameras, and now has the best battery life. Enough said.

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 09:41 1

25. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


The beast unleashes.

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 10:29 4

40. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)


Yes! That's what. Even the m8 provides great battery life. We can clearly see that just a bulky battery wont mean everything *cough*z1*cough*. Software optimisations and other factors like chipset, display and hardware optimisations matter alot also. S5 provides the best combo without giving up on specs at all. Just want to see how the z 2 manages, but knowing sony...meh.

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 10:34 3

41. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


http://static.gamespot.com/uploads/original/702/7026998/2395689-4576297224-wrong.gif

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 10:49 6

44. walnuttt (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)


Whoever haters saying that S5 sucks are the ones who really sucks, eat your words now haters with your crappy phones.

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 10:51 7

47. Lampriya (banned) (Posts: 245; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


Phone arena didn't test it in real life. They just ran Java script to get the result. How can people believe this fake result? even gsmarena battery test showed score is below the note 3... Stop this, it's not accurate! !!!!!!!!

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 11:01 3

50. tomislav96 (Posts: 8; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


best chip? while having best battery, thats wonderfull :D

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 11:28 3

54. LionStone (Posts: 777; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Yep, I'd trust Anandtech test more than this one.

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 11:30 2

55. erikiksaz (Posts: 170; Member since: 22 Apr 2010)


I agree. This test sounds bogus.

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 11:36 2

56. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


no its not the best chip,,, the TEGRA4 and Exyonos 5420 is much powerfull and has more torque than the S801

the best chip is used by apple iphone5s which uses an ARM A57 A15 CORTEX, not this over clocked A9 CORTEX

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 11:38 4

57. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Eeryone hates it cause its build with cheap recycled plastic and not aluminium or metal

look at oppo7 the best the grand marques of prestige phone, not this cheap plastic

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 11:40 2

58. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


true, if anyone wants to know the real estate you should visit GSMARENA or ANANDTECH

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 11:56 1

63. LionStone (Posts: 777; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Here you go for a real test by ANANDTECH: Brace yourselves people we have a new King and it's the HTC M8!

AnandTech | Samsung Galaxy S 5 Review
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7903/samsung-galaxy-s-5-review/5

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 12:18 10

66. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


If the Sony Z2 Tab has a life of 6h and 54min then that means the Sony Z2 smartphone will likely have a lower battery life then that...

I picked up my S5 today and it's AWESOME. People who still thinks the phone has poor design and quality build; go see the phone yourself ! The grey line that goes around the phone makes it look premium unlike the official render. It feels really good in your hand, and the "band aid" back is not true. It rather feels like they used the premium material from luxury cars for the back !

The phone has amazing display, battery, FEATURES, camera, and useful gimmicks! I highly recommend the phone!!!

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 12:22 9

67. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


I think samsung haters =/ everyone....
There are million people who plastic samsung phones than the soda can aluminium....

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 12:22

68. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


I think samsung haters =/ everyone....
There are million people who love plastic samsung phones than the soda can aluminium....

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 12:25 4

71. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


LG G2 has better BATTERY IN TALK TIME AND BROWSING than S5!

see GsmArena.

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 12:35 3

75. bestmvno (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


Get over it. This is a valid test. I've achieved similar results to their battery test on my nexus 5. No two sites are going to give the exact same results as they all use different methodologies for testing. The SGS5 has excellent battery life no matter which website you go to, to make yourself happy. To whoever is posting HTC is the new king, did you even bother reading the article on anandtech? Htc lasted longer under some conditions and sgs5 in others. No phone is capable of longer battery than sgs5 when power saving is activated, even though device is somewhat limited with that feature enabled.

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 12:39 1

76. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 570; Member since: 07 May 2012)


still no match for the lumia 1520

http://blog.gsmarena.com/nokia-lumia-1520-battery-life-test/

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 12:39 5

77. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


its still PLASTIC cheap low plastic, there is no sign of premuim touch to it when you hold it or touch the phone

m8 is pure class of its own with sumptous eptimome

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 12:44 1

79. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


well cause the wp platform has a light platform and dosent need heavy resources like android, but true that phone got 100 hours rated by GSMARENA

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 12:56 3

84. tech2 (Posts: 3486; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Why don't you tell us the overall battery life of G2 and S5 as well from gsmarena ? Let me tell you in case you missed it

LG G2: 62 hours (with 3200mah)
GS5: 72 hours (with 2800mah)

Also, these overall battery life is what general users care as no one talks or browses for 7-8 hours straight.

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 13:06 4

85. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


yet, no one would buy it, as I read in an article here 2 weeks ago that sales are weak. wow, why?

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 13:07 1

86. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Yeah odd how the G2 smokes the S5 across the board in tests but was rated lesser.
First post on that thread at gsmarena, the poster calls out them stats as bogus too.

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 13:08 4

87. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Everyone hates it? yet everyone buys it. what's an oppo...? is this a washing machine? a tv? what's that?

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 13:27 3

93. tech2 (Posts: 3486; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Dude, its simple logic. G2 has poor stand-by time in comparison to gs5. Hence, the difference.

Gsmarena and Anandtech are probably the most reliable names in this game.

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 13:57

94. wilsong17 (unregistered)


so you want people to believe the htc m8 fail camera the king nice try fanboy

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