Moving on to browsing, it was the HTC One that set the standard with the best time. The Taiwan manufacturer's new Android flagship model lasted for 9 hours and 58 minutes. That beat the Apple iPhone 5 by two minutes. The Motorola RAZR MAXX was third with the battery lasting 9 hours and 12 minutes. The Apple iPad mini was next with the browser rocking for 9 hours and 5 minutes. That was followed by the Samsung GALAXY Note II was with a time of 8 hours and 48 minutes of browser time. The BlackBerry Q10 was sixth, posting a score of 8 hours and 42 minutes.
Turning to video playback, the BlackBerry Q10 finished seventh with a time of 11 hours and 15 minutes. This beat out the 10 hours and 12 minutes achieved by the Apple iPhone 5 and the 10 hours 2 minutes posted by the HTC One. On top, the Motorola RAZR MAXX ran video for 16 hours and 35 minutes. That was more than 3 and half minutes longer than the time scored by the next longest running device, the Apple iPad mini. The Samsung Galaxy Premier was third with video playback time of 12 hours and 51 minutes. That was followed by the two different versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4. The U.S.model with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor scored video playback time of 12 hours and 30 minutes while the international version with the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor lasted 1 hour and 1 minutes less with 11 hours and 29 minutes.
Overall, we would have to say that BlackBerry did a good job optimizing the 2100mAh battery on the Q10. Part of the reason for the decent battery life is the fact that we are dealing with a smaller 3.1 inch screen. And while the size of the screen improves battery life, it doesn't make it terribly easy to view videos and play games, especially with much larger screens available.
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