Samsung Galaxy S III tops the competition in a web browsing battery test
0. phoneArena posted on 12 Oct 2012, 10:03
Having a great smartphone doesn't matter if your battery quickly runs out which is why Which? decided to test the cells on 99 smartphones to find out which model has the longest battery life; perhaps because it is too obvious who would win, the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX was not included...
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1. kabel posted on 12 Oct 2012, 10:09 8 14
I do not think so. This is what i trust:http://www.anandtech.com/show/
On none of the charts SGSIII comes on top.
2. Muhannad posted on 12 Oct 2012, 10:13 9 11
Same here, I trust GSMArena's battery tests
4. Hammerfest posted on 12 Oct 2012, 10:17 16 0
consdering usage behaviour... I dont trust ANY of them!
What I get on my Galaxy Note vary's depending on what I am doing, the content of the site I am browsing, and the other settings on my phone.
I can get 4hrs of browsing, or I can get 8hrs of browsing... (factors such as screen brighness, background process's, ROM, kernel, WiFi/Cell signal strength, ect ect greatly effect overall battery life).
6. kabel posted on 12 Oct 2012, 10:30 3 1
Nobody is negating that. Reviewers need to have some sort of unified means of testing all of the phones, so they can be repeatable and mean something. Anandtech, Gsmarena, ... state how they have designed their tests (usually some sort of script that loads the same web pages until the battery dies). How that info can be extrapolated and correlated with everyday usage habits/patterns is tough to answer.
16. Hammerfest posted on 12 Oct 2012, 11:15 2 0
true, but finger input (which actually uses power), and other factors arent used/tested
I never liked the use of scripts
My solution? Simple really, go to a site where you read books online and turn pages, see how far you get...
19. darac posted on 12 Oct 2012, 11:18 0 0
Try Boat browser's night mode..it is the best and most functional one i've found..and the browser itself is just fine also
30. taz89 posted on 12 Oct 2012, 17:16 0 0
Don't think this battery tests are not trust worthy but the fact that but depending on how you use it will affect battery time... These tests sometimes do hour of browsing hour of video etc and work out the average battery life which Is false as some devices have longer battery life with video playback but might have low battery life with Web browsing... On my s3 I get through a day easily with about 3 and a half hours screen on time with 2 emails syncing Facebook twitter what's app All syncing... At the same time I can get about 2 days of use with the same syncing but with about 2 hours of screen usage..... I don't know if there is a perfect battery test but don't think any of these are.
10. The_Innovation posted on 12 Oct 2012, 10:52 11 0
The RAZR MAXX wasn't included in this case. Your chart basically shows what this shows, without the RAZR MAXX.
33. PapaSmurf posted on 13 Oct 2012, 07:11 2 0
Where have you been in the tech world these past few months?
37. Bernoulli posted on 14 Oct 2012, 12:46 0 0
Following phones that actually deserve to be mentioned, hell the n9 or the 808 pureview, and we all know how Nokia has always had the best browsers ever, loading fast even when dealing with edge or gprs
38. Bernoulli posted on 14 Oct 2012, 13:00 0 0
And for the record, thank God the American LTE version wasn't mentioned, since LTE sucks at battery performance, perhaps the intentional version would've been better, like the one offered in yoigo (Spanish carrier).
18. DeviantDroid posted on 12 Oct 2012, 11:17 1 1
Nobody Asked what you trusted... This is the research that was presented by one company on the specific topic... Thank you for presenting another research opinion but your opinion wasn't needed...
27. kabel posted on 12 Oct 2012, 13:31 0 0
Neither have you ... I went ahead to find out their battery test sequence ... and guess what ... They do not have page that explains it ...
3. Loubielou posted on 12 Oct 2012, 10:17 1 2
samsung have done a superb job with the batterylife on the S3,as the S2 would drain that quick that you could hardly get a Full days batterylife,but the S3 does not drain that quick an can easily get 2-3 days with out to recharge the battery
5. squallz506 posted on 12 Oct 2012, 10:22 0 0
I get around 7.5hrs of heavy use. I can stretch it to a whole day if i really try to not play with it constantly. But usually i can't restrain myself xD
7. darkkjedii posted on 12 Oct 2012, 10:30 1 0
I mostly surf at home as I drive a bus for a living, and can't risk it. At home I'm plugged in so I can't even speak for my ip5. The gs3's 359 is outstanding though especially with the screen size. My 4S used to go for a while, but it wasn't an lte device though. The one x I had was pretty bad, Htc needs bigger batteries for those big screens.
8. BadAssAbe posted on 12 Oct 2012, 10:37 0 0
And here I thought the GS3 wasnt good with battery when handling the whites on web browsing
9. speckledapple posted on 12 Oct 2012, 10:45 4 1
HTC has energy guzzlers. Glad to see that the Galaxy SIII lasted so long. That means that the Note II will probably be a beast.
32. Dilmah posted on 13 Oct 2012, 02:40 0 0
and it is, browsing with note 2 is longer than with s3. Have both them
note 2 battery is amazing
12. maxican16 posted on 12 Oct 2012, 10:55 0 0
International version of SIII? US version? Kind of makes a big difference. Did I miss it somewhere in the article?
13. Bernoulli posted on 12 Oct 2012, 10:56 2 4
Hahaha I love how this article was basically created because the previous article had too many complaints about phone arena being apple biased lol
14. some1 posted on 12 Oct 2012, 11:13 0 0
it also depends on the page that is loaded if it is white or dark for the amoled screen
also the maximum brightness has different level of illumination of each device
15. chongbh posted on 12 Oct 2012, 11:14 0 1
What a joke to test it with Xperia S? That shows that you are a no brainer, how about testing with a Xperia T or TX with the latest Dual Core processor which performs better than your so-called Quad Core processor.
24. CanYouSeeTheLight posted on 12 Oct 2012, 12:11 0 0
Brace yourselves, sony fanboys are coming. It is already confirmed that quad cores perform better than dual core, Sony is behind in time and nobody can deny that, competitors are coming with S4 quad core and Sony is still coming with dual core S4.
17. darac posted on 12 Oct 2012, 11:16 0 0
Well, well..seems like i shouldn't be so wary with browsing with white backgrounds on S3..!
This test seems to hold the most credit because of multiple sample of devices.
20. bigstrudel posted on 12 Oct 2012, 11:39 3 0
The Galaxy S3's display is the real culprit in the battery savings. Compared to the other high end phones on the list its VERY dim. 100% brightness on the S3 is about the same as 50% brightness on the One X or iPhone 5.
21. Cha7520 posted on 12 Oct 2012, 11:41 0 1
I LOVE My new GS3! The Battery life is SO much longer than my LG Nitro HD!
22. raphael007 posted on 12 Oct 2012, 11:47 0 1
I own a SGS3 and I have to admit that after all that I put the phone trough, the battery still hold at the end of the day. It is fantastic and truthfully I am not complaining. I owned various android handsets and the SGS3 is the absolute best thus far.......
23. chadful33 posted on 12 Oct 2012, 11:58 0 0
Doesn't Apple claims to have up to 8 hours of browsing on a cellular connection... what a crock.
28. CreeDiddy posted on 12 Oct 2012, 14:00 0 0
In terms of web browsing on my iPhone 5, i usually get around 7-8 hours at full brightness turned up. At 50% brightness I can get close to around 9-10 hours. Not sure if their tests are based on constant web page browsing.
31. skymitch89 posted on 12 Oct 2012, 22:00 0 0
What I want to know is how the Note 2 stacks up to these devices, especially the GS3.
36. Raymond_htc posted on 14 Oct 2012, 07:45 0 0
Actually none of these are accurate.. it depends on the website itself.. and the plugins, whether they are on, on demand or off.. and it also depends on the battery capacity too. all not accurate