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Samsung Galaxy S4 extensive battery tests are out: average users could use it for three days without charging

Samsung Galaxy S4 extensive battery tests are out: average users could use it for three days without charging
The Samsung Galaxy S4 manages to be more than just a very slim device with an amazing 5-inch 1080p display and impressive chips, it also packs a whopping 2600mAh battery. But how long can it last in real life?

GSM Arena has done some extensive testing of the S4 battery and the results came in impressive.

The Galaxy S4 ranks on top of all three tests - talk time, web browsing and video playback.

With a talk time of almost 14 hours (13 hours 53 minutes), it ranks on par with the HTC One and better than the iPhone 5 and most other Androids (still worse than the RAZR MAXX, though).

When it comes to its web browsing time, it is also in high ranks with 8 hour and 42 minute longevity, but that puts it slightly behind the leading HTC One and iPhone 5.

For video playback, though, it fares slightly better than its immediate competitors with 10 hours and 16 minutes of longevity.

Overall, this makes for an “endurance rating” of 63 hours, a combined measure of its performance that shows how much the device should last in real life. This means you’d be able to squeeze out almost three full days if you do one hour of calling, web browsing and video watching every day.

source: GSM Arena

Samsung Galaxy S4 extensive battery tests are out: average users could use it for three days without charging

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posted on 27 Mar 2013, 04:35 45

1. uktel3315 (Posts: 29; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


awesome!

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 05:34 44

21. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Yes it is

Best battery(except moto)
Best performance
Best camera
Best android version
Best glasses(Gorilla 3)
Best storage(up to 128GB)
Expandable Battery
One of best screen(sudjective)
Most features
Best ergonomic
Best support

So on....

This is gonna be so easy to sell!

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 06:01 18

26. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


It is just a shame that they didn´t use dragontail glass and the stereo speakers like ONE. And with the Octa version they could use USB 3.0 because exynos supports it. But yes GS4 will sell like cupcakes. GS4 is very good but I believe that Samsung could do it much better.

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 07:13 27

38. SleepingOz (unregistered)


According to GSMArena, the screen is better than the one used on the HTC One.

"Winner: Samsung Galaxy S4. The Samsung flagship takes this one, as its screen is bigger, with better sunlight legibility, while still offering you the option to have accurate colors thanks to Adobe RGB mode. The HTC One screen is impressive, too, but the higher pixel density can't really make up for the lower native contrast and slightly inferior sunlight legibility."

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s4_vs_htc_one-review-913p3.php

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 07:29 7

42. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


It might be the best in every area, but I'll def wait for the Nexus 5 :D I am kind of over the whole UI from each phone manufacturer

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 09:00 2

57. hipnotika (Posts: 353; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


it is not better than iphone @ web browsing ;)
best screen @ htc one

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 10:00

62. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


There is no way s4 is better than icraap

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 11:18 9

76. teerex42 (Posts: 213; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


Dude or dudette it's heads and tails better than the icrap. f**k the s2 is better than the icrap and that's been out for 2 years !!!

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 12:24 2

83. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


looks like you forgot a 'not' between the words 'is' and 'better' otherwise your sentence does not make any sense :D

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 10:20

66. ddxmms (Posts: 170; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)


you’d be able to squeeze out almost three full days if you do one hour of calling, web browsing and video watching every day.

and who does use a smartphone for only one hour for each thing of those ?!

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 11:13 4

74. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I probably do about one hour browsing or not even. Youtube for less than an hour. A few minutes talk or not even. Mainly Whatsapp and texting. Most people I know are like that too.

I think we would get 2 days easily off of that kind of usage. One day probably with the HTC One.

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 10:27

67. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


It doesn't have the best camera the HTc one does let the Nokia fanboys thumb me down but I've seen enough evidence that show the HTc one has a better camera and it does better low light video recording but over all s4 very impressive and good looking phone

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 18:29

98. papss (unregistered)


Don't be stupid

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 15:34 1

92. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


You forgot best price

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 06:43 14

31. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


and that's not even the battery saving Exynos Octa version !!!!

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 08:52 3

55. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


krait cores can throttle individually...and consume less battery...can't be too sure of Exynos...as A15 cores are power hungry monsters :)

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 13:02

84. layzie8171 (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


the octa is the better battery saver. it will be better than quad core one.

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 04:38 23

2. NoamEvro (Posts: 10; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


Amazing!!! I have to buy that device.

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 07:25 8

40. jinxed (Posts: 107; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


even i want to.. but no cash :(

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 07:46

50. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Which phone are you using? You can trade it for the S4.

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 10:58 1

73. NoamEvro (Posts: 10; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


Sell your old phone.

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 04:40 19

3. ama3654 (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


Just getting better and better, the Octa-core version should be amazing then because the Little A7 will be handling calls, video and some web browsing. The camera came out much better than HTC One camera too, here's the full review

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s4_vs_htc_one-review-913.php

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 04:43 10

6. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


because samsung payed them all money. i saw real pictures of the HTC one and it is the best

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 04:47 17

7. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


But did you compare them to Galaxy S4's sample?

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 04:52 15

12. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


She's obviously trolling.

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 07:48 1

51. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


How do you know Samsung payed them money? Who are you, J.K Shin's friend?

P.S. : J.K Shin is Samsung's CEO.

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 11:15 2

75. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Lol. The reaching continues for the HTC fans.

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 11:38

82. nexusalltheway (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


Paid**

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 04:56 4

13. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


but why in gsmarena photo and video compare, s3 and note 2 have better details than s4? is it the final unit?

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 07:36 1

46. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


One's camera has an advantage over S4's because One's camera quality is depended on its software. This can be refined over time to improve the picture quality. But from my experience, I really don't use camera too often nor show people the pictures I took. Even when I did show pictures to people, no one ever says "wow! the picture is amazing!!", but rather it's always that picture is so funny or awe those cats are cute haha. It's just personal experience. The smartphones coming out now are super amazing on its on and you can't compare facts everyday and at the end of the day is the personal preference.
I love my Nexus 4 :D and waiting for Nexus 5 right now to decide what my next phone should be :D

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