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Tests show that the Apple iPad Air has the best battery life among tablets

0. phoneArena 12 Feb 2014, 10:59 posted on

No one likes to be in the middle of something with their tablet, only to have the batteries go dead. For example, let's say that you are amongst the 15% of Netflix subscribers that use their tablet to view television shows and movies. You've cleared your schedule so that you can watch every episode of Law and Order on your slate. But without a decent battery, you might be able to view the Law, but not the Order...

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posted on 12 Feb 2014, 11:02 2

1. VLaRueC (Posts: 179; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


Where's the surface pro 2?

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 11:18

9. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


IDK, but remember, it's really a PC packed inside tablet. It has more power-hungry internals, but on the other hand, it probably needs less power to do some easy stuff, like browsing internet. So I think that not as good as Air, but not bad considering power it has.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 11:22 1

11. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I want to now is where is the Surface 2 ,
did they just didn't tested it so the iPad wouldn't loose the throne ?

And these "tech sites" eat the BS..

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 14:17 3

36. Sauce (unregistered)


LOLOLOLOL ANGRY FANBOY IS ANGRY

TROLLLOLOL

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 17:45

53. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


ans the clueless trool is trooling....

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 11:30 2

14. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Close but not enough.

http://anandtech.com/show/7478/microsoft-surface-pro-2-firmware-update-improves-battery-life

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 14:25

39. vincelongman (Posts: 4570; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Also no other windows tablet such the Surface 2, T100, Venue 11 Pro and Omni 10.
Also the Sony Xperia Tablet isn't there.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 11:03

2. Caralho (Posts: 119; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


All worship almighty Apple.
An obvious puff piece...

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 11:14 10

4. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Ok, that's just ignorant hating. iPad Air has huge battery and well optimized software, so of course it has great battery life. Or should the guys who tested be like: "iPad Air has the best battery life, but to please that small group of haters, it has to lose."?

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 11:17 7

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Don't feed the trolls. Haters are bound to hate anything Apple.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 11:27 1

13. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


No, because there are tablet with better battery ; its seems they just "forgot " to include them on the comparative...

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 11:34 2

15. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Please name them. I'll wait.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 11:56 3

18. Finalflash (Posts: 3206; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


This is a serious fluff piece for Apple, please observe the following.

First example, Anandtech article comparing battery life because I don't think iWhich? is better than them.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7519/apple-ipad-mini-with-retina-display-reviewed/5

As you will notice, the Nexus 7 beat them in wifi by 2 hours, and was within 2 hours of their video playback scores. Then you have the fact that the Nexus 7 has a much higher brightness than the Apple products in contention (about 35+% higher). So the same brightness (50% lets say) on all tablets is unequal and of course they never account for that. So the brightness on average will be kept lower on the Nexus 7 while providing higher battery life but same overall brightness compared to the Apple tablets. Also, the Tesco hudl made the cut but not the transformer or LG G pad, or nexus 10....wth?

Not saying the new Apple tablets are bad but this is an OBVIOUS fluff piece for Apple.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 12:05 7

23. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Tests be damned. I own both a current iPad and the new Nexus 7. The iPad outlasts the Nexus every time. Just my real world experience.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 12:25

27. hboy857 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


+1 dude. That should shut up PapaSmurf. Hey Smurf If you want real "tech" review you should read Anandtech.com and notebookcheck.net

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 12:43 3

29. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Sorry to say bud, but real life tests have proved otherwise. It's cute that you tried to look cool.

19 hours on my iPad Mini w/ Retina on full brightness and I'm on 60% thank you very much.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 13:51 1

33. hboy857 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


Did you even read Finalflash comment? nexus 7 (2013) is way brighter than ipad mini. At 100% brightness ipad mini retina produce 370.86 nit and where nexus 7 produce 583.32 nit, more than 200 nit brighter than ipad min retina and incase you don't know brighter display consume more power so yeah at 100% brightness nexus 7 gonna ran out of fuel more quickly than ipad mini. if you really own both nexus 7 and ipad mini and have minimum tech knowledge you should know that. At 65% nexus 7 produce same kind of brightness that ipad mini produce at 100%. So yeah put nexus 7 at 60-70% and ipad mini at 100%, then do your real life test and see who wins.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 14:23

38. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Did you even read my comment? Clearly I stated real life results show my iPad Mini lasts longer. There's no point in arguing with you if you're not willing to accept facts.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 14:42

45. hboy857 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


Ha ha ha. Facts s/he says. If you consider all facts in real life nexus 7 wins.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 15:20

48. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


If you say so. No one likes a butthurt fanboy. Just saying.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 12:53

30. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


It depends on how people use them. On a test done by someone else, the Mini outlasted the N7 by 5 hours (video streaming):http://www.gizmag.com/nexus-7-vs-ipad-mini-retina/29941/

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 14:00 1

34. Finalflash (Posts: 3206; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Note their mention of the brightness at 75% for both tablets. That puts the Nexus 7 at (according to Anand's numbers) 437 nits approximately, making it brighter than the max 100% of the iPad mini with retina. So it will last a lot longer than the Nexus 7 because the Nexus 7 at the iPad Mini 100% would be about 63% of its own brightness. If they were measured at those levels, I doubt that big a disparity would exist and it may even put the iPad less than the N7 because brightness costs more battery non-linearly the higher you put it.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 14:12

35. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


But the N7 may or may not last longer. You'll need both of these tablets to make sure. Comment 23 says the Mini outlasts the N7, but never mentioned brightness, so it is possible that the Mini will still last longer.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 14:33 1

41. Finalflash (Posts: 3206; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


But that is why we have standardized tests to make sure everything is competing fairly. Technically I could say my nexus 7 hasn't needed a charge since I bought it in June because I just turn it on to check the time and turn it right back off.

Regardless, I would rather go with an experienced tester and in this case, the reason I refuted the data is because it does not match with what more credible sources say.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 15:48 1

49. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


The way the test is done is not reflected on the real approach.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 14:25 1

40. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Or you know, maybe because Android always has things running in the background as opposed to iOS 7?

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 14:39 1

44. Finalflash (Posts: 3206; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Doesn't matter, what you have running in the background is up to you. You know full well what processes are running and you can check them and stop them if you want to. Past this point it is just straight up fanboyish to mention stupid talking points like that without any real data to back up your words.

Also, having the ability to run things in the background isn't a downside either. iOS has 0 backgrounding ability and even with that they barely compete with a 5-6 month old Nexus 7 in utility and features.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 15:19 1

47. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Check what phone I sport and the past phones I've used in the past and come back and say I'm a fanboy again.

Like I said, Android always has services running in the background, which contributes to the battery drain. Why are you getting mad at the fact that I said my iPad Mini lasts longer than any tablet I've used/owned in the past? Seems to me you can't accept criticism well, especially if it isn't in favor of Android.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 14:19 1

37. Sauce (unregistered)


Angry hater is angry. Lul lul lulzy lulz!

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 14:35 1

42. Finalflash (Posts: 3206; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


lol easy there guy, don't stress out because facts aren't your thing.

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