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LG Optimus G battery life is better than the Samsung Galaxy S III, claims an LG experiment

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LG Optimus G battery life is better than the Samsung Galaxy S III, claims an LG experiment
Korea Herald reports that LG ran a series of battery life tests, pitting its newest Optimus G handset against the Android darling Samsung Galaxy S III. Both devices have 2,100 mAh battery packs, but LG claims the higher density of its unit and the improved chemistry allowed for better results.

The tests were presumable done on equal footing - 50% screen brightness, full battery charge, with both phones connected to LG's U+ network. The results are as follows - 15.8 consecutive hours of talk on the Optimus G, compared to 9.5 hours on the Galaxy S III. The official specs of both phones are 15 hours of talk time in 3G mode for the G, and 11.5 hours for the S III, though.

Optimus G also recorded and played videos for 3.8 hours and 7.9 hours, respectively, whereas the Galaxy S III managed 2.8 hours recording and 7.3 of video playback.

The reason for this frugality was demonstrated for reporters playing PSY's "Gangnam Style" video, and while playing a 1.8 GB video game - in both cases the Optimus G showed lower power consumption compared to the Galaxy S III. Overall, the test results, while not independent, aim to confirm that the Optimus G, despite all the power stuffed into it, is not going to be less frugal than Samsung's most popular Android handset, which has the same battery capacity.

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posted on 16 Oct 2012, 04:36 6

2. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


Just one word
AMOLED

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 04:56 15

6. Ohrules (Posts: 324; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


wait a second, why is the first comment marked as 2?

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 05:01 4

7. Seymur (unregistered)


first one just got deleted

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 07:05 5

17. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


It's a conspiracy!

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 07:09 4

18. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Your avatar makes me laugh.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 06:46 5

15. addicted2088 (Posts: 50; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


And I'd take a Super AMOLED with its deep blacks any day over LG's "True HD" display. The SAMOLED on the GNex with its all black design on the front is just stunning to look at :|

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 08:07 2

25. Jericho (Posts: 302; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Well Optimus G doesn't have TrueHD IPS display Thats a year old display.
It has Super IPS+ Display get your facts right.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 08:19 3

27. addicted2088 (Posts: 50; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Okay, it's a TrueHD IPS+ display, but it still isn't going to have as deep blacks as an SAMOLED.

Not saying the display is bad, but SAMOLED's blacks have spoiled me, LCD displays just can't match it no matter how good they might be. :(

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 08:25 1

28. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


The 3310 has the best blacks of all phones.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 11:35 2

31. jan25 (Posts: 416; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


i'am willing to trade deep blacks for a brighter and sharper screen. i also do a lot of browsing and reading, so LG's screen would be easier on the battery in that regard. i think it's a matter of taste though when you are choosing between the two.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 13:00 1

34. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


ewwww amoled is so garbage with its dim and blueish tint......no way its better than this screen samsung fan boys

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 19:00 1

35. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


I'd take a full RGB anyday.. the S-LCD in my Desire S looks sharper than the SuperAMOLED in the One S.. Despite the same resolution..

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 07:28 8

23. addicted2088 (Posts: 50; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Also, 28nm processor on the Optimus G vs 32nm on S3, so not sure how much this battery test means. But good to see the Optimus G having great battery life.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 07:32 2

24. doejon (Posts: 360; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


wait, wait.. what about removable battery ;-)

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 04:40 4

3. wendygarett (unregistered)


I personally think is because of the type of battery... Optimus g is using li-polymer battery which is better than the traditional... Correct me if I'm wrong...

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 04:56 24

5. Seymur (unregistered)


you're wrong all the time.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 05:31 3

11. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


and battery type shouldn't affect the aforementioned benchmarks. Battery type only matters in the long term use, and of course also in the weight.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 06:15 6

14. wendygarett (unregistered)


Ok, thank you for the infomation :)

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 07:10 4

19. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Welcome, pleasure.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 10:41 1

30. predator93 (Posts: 122; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


4X HD uses Li po and it was the worst overall performer (among quadcores ) in battery tests conducted by gsmarena, but it has a good standby time( hence better endurance rating).
In general Lithium polymer battery is good for light usage and lithium ion is good for heavy usage.

http://www.gsmarena.com/quad_core_shootout-review-790p3.php

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 05:16 3

8. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 804; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Nearly an excellent phone the only deparment that worries me about this phone is It's Software (terrible) for now.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 05:22 3

9. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


and that is why I will get an LG NEXUS!

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 07:16 2

21. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


What about the Sony Nexus?

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 05:25 2

10. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


PA really is advertising LG. Not that it's bad. It's good especially since you mention that from time to time the article is sponsored by LG.

I just hope PA gets the consumer's cries to LG directly: software. updates.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 08:09

26. Jericho (Posts: 302; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Did i hear software updates?

Why not buy The NEXUS 4?

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 05:48 10

12. haikallp (Posts: 119; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


In other news..'Samsung GS3 battery life is better than thr LG Optimus G, claims a Samsung experiment'

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 07:13 3

20. blahb (Posts: 47; Member since: 16 May 2012)


In other news: "Samsung Galaxy S3 battery is removable", Yeah, I think I'll take that one also having removable storage...

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 05:54

13. andro. (Posts: 1971; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Both test "presumably" done at equal settings then its a good result for LG. However their boast is nothing to be overjoyed at as the s3 is on sale around 4 months now so they battery tech in it is at least 8 months old if you take the date the s3 was fully completed in design stages. If Samsung releases a new galaxy in 6 months time its quite easy to suggest that this should have better battery tech than the optimus being released right now

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 07:02

16. ilkinandr92 (Posts: 43; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


LG has a batter battery management as it uses newer S4 28mn tech compared to 32mn by samsung all there is to it

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 07:25

22. kamejoko (Posts: 113; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


32nm with HKMG, 28nm with Sion/Poly. do you understand?.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 10:11 1

29. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2554; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I guess I'm just supposed to take LG's unbiased word on this. Gimme a break. LG is not exactly known for efficiently optimized software to extend battery life. I'll believe it when I see some independently run tests.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 11:44

32. pkiran1996 (Posts: 165; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


As much as I love the specs on this phone, I'm not too sure about LG's UI. It still can't match TouchWiz in terms of intuitiveness and simplicity.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 11:52

33. jan25 (Posts: 416; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


that's really expected with a battery efficient processor and screen technology. hopefully the Nexus 4 will do even better with a better optimized software without LG's crappy skin.

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