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Which? test labs crown the Samsung Galaxy S III best in battery life

0. phoneArena 05 Jul 2012, 10:55 posted on

While the industry continues to try and meet customer’s demands of faster processors, bigger and brighter screens, faster data, and thinner devices, one spec has fallen by the waste side – battery life. As any modern day smartphone owner knows...

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posted on 05 Jul 2012, 11:14 10

7. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


this article is dumb because even i know the RAZR Maxx is the king when it comes to battery life...ohh well nice way of promoting the SGSIII

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 11:35 7

19. remixfa (Posts: 14260; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


maybe they only wanted to compare phones with regular batteries, not one that comes with a super sized battery. of course the maxx will win. your just mad because the iphone isnt even close to winning.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 12:11 2

27. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5712; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


*sigh* how would you describe normal? you get the battery you get out of the box with the phone, you just so happen to get a huge one with the MAXX that actually keeps the phone as thin as all of the handsets compared here. :P

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 13:05 2

39. remixfa (Posts: 14260; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the maxx has a much larger than normal battery in it.. hence the MAXX differentiation from the regular Razr line.
Its not the first phone to be sold with a super sized battery in it.. its just the first to not have a massive hump associated with it... which is definitely a good thing. Dont get me wrong, I'd like to see more versions of phones with massive batteries, but the Maxx is in a class all to itself in that arena right now.

I wouldnt mind it being in the test one bit. Again, its the obvious winner by far.. but its not a "normal" device. If this is just showing "normal" devices, then the Razr should be there, not the Maxx as its a heavy duty offshoot. I'd say the same thing if there was an SGS3-"Maxx" as well. Nothing to do with brands, everything to do with comparing "normal" phones.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 13:29

41. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5712; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


the point is there is no concession for the MAXX. it's showing it's age a little bit but when you pick the phone up it feels every bit as normal as a SIII or a One X. if more companies had the ingenuity that Motorola had in the design department we'd be in good shape. this will probably become a normal thing for Moto being that the MAXX was so successful and Moto can't be kept out of the comparisons forever.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 12:51 5

34. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I don't recall mentioning that I was mad about the iphone.. al I said was that the RAZR Maxx should be a winner no if or buts.. noting more.it seems that you are the one that cant stop talking about the iphone more than me.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 10:12

66. azri05 (unregistered)


lol..gallito u nail remix this time

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 12:05 3

23. Immolate (Posts: 310; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


Agreed that it seems odd to leave the undisputed champion of battery life out of the battery life rating chart.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 11:16 1

9. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Seems to me like they left the razr maxx out on purpose despite availability. Not that hard to find an unlocked device and import.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 11:31

17. kanagadeepan (Posts: 956; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


NO need to import and/or unlock... There is already an international version of Razr MAXX available and I am using it now...

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 11:25

14. ateo (Posts: 14; Member since: 09 Jul 2008)


@ clevername: really? please tell me how can I order or buy an unlocked motorola milestone 3 that will work in Europe? Not being sarcastic, I really want to know. They are available (released) in Brazil, Chile, China, Ecuador, Canada, US. Of course they all have different names and specs regardin radio frequencies.
This post is off topic. Please delete if necesary

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 11:31 1

16. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


Fallen by the WAYSIDE, maybe?

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 11:35 4

20. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Everyone is complaining about how the Maxx is not included but don't even notice the Gleam is a lame little flip phone. How'd that get in there?!

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 12:09

25. WirelessCon (Posts: 311; Member since: 11 May 2010)


The Maxx has an extended battery, they should have tested the Droid RAZR for that model, not the Maxx . Obviously extended batteries would be an entirely different category.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 12:14 4

29. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5712; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


how does it extend anything? the SIII has what would be considered an extended battery for some phones but it doesn't count? this is the battery that comes with the MAXX and it doesn't even make it any thicker than the handsets compared here.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 13:03 1

37. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


True but nobody has ever put a battery that big in a smart phone.

It would be like comparing gas mileage based on "full to empty" without taking into consideration that one gas tank holds 15 gallons and another holds 30.

It's a difficult comparison period but when you throw in phones that have roughly 35-50% more battery size it throws it off a bit.

Just my opinion.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 13:32

42. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5712; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah but if there's no concession for having such a larger battery then why not? Motorola's Ingenuity needs to be recognized. just because other OEMs can't accomplish what Motorola has doesn't mean that it should be kept out of the competition.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 14:19

49. WirelessCon (Posts: 311; Member since: 11 May 2010)


The S3 doesn't have an extended battery, the battery that comes with it is standard; it may have more mAh's than many handsets, but that is the standard battery.

The Droid RAZR is the phone to test in comparison. The Maxx is just an extended battery sold with the handset instead of the standard battery.

I love Motorola's reception, their antennas have more reach. The Maxx is a great idea, but it doesn't have the specs to compete right now. I'm pretty the Atrix HD for GSM will be a flop except for antenna minded.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 14:33

51. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5712; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


and the battery that you get with the MAXX is Standard for that phone and it has more mAh's than all handsets so what's your point?

we're not comparing phone specs we're comparing battery life. besides do you think that the next Motorola-Verizon offering will be any less? the MAXX is selling, they're obligated to keep updated handsets that continue in the MAXX's footsteps.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 12:14 2

30. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5712; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


it doesn't matter that the MAXX wasn't compared because we all know it would've killed it. :P

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 13:08 3

40. remixfa (Posts: 14260; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


your on a heavy Maxx defense today, arent ya? :)

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 13:34 1

43. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5712; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


well you can see why. it'd be like not comparing an Exynos to an S3 or a Tegra II because it's just too much better.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 08:42

64. troutsy (Posts: 315; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


I'm starting to think this entire article and comment thread is just a big, coordinated troll on King.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 09:05

65. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5712; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, you'd think. xD

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 13:26 1

69. thedarkside (Posts: 654; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


i agree with king. it just about everything hes posted on here. granted the maxx is a tad bit older than the phones they tested, but why wouldnt they throw it in the mix? just to see where it stands compared to the devices they did test. i would like to know how the phones that are on the top of their game compare to the same class of higher end devices.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 11:12

67. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1727; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


No because you have it and are just pissy it wasn't included and you assume it would win

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 12:25 1

31. Angkor (Posts: 108; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Razr Maxx is already a King in battery life so they don't need to test it.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 12:37

32. jabberwocky (Posts: 89; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)


The only more useless test of phone battery life than CALL TALK TIME (nobody I know talks on the phone that much), would be testing how long it took to burn down with the accellerometer going full bore for hours on end.

Do you think your average phone user spends more than 10 minutes on the phone per day? Come on. People text, they don't talk.

Web browsing over 3G vs. WiFi with the screen on is a far more useful measure for battery comparisons.

This is useless information. And for the record, I pre-purchased a SGS3.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 13:05 1

38. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


It is also the best "standard" to use because there is very few variables that apply when comparing talk time.

If you compare web browsing that brings more variables into the equation, screen type, screen size, connection type (3g/wifi/4g) etc.

It is already a very difficult thing to compare and using phone talk time is really the only thing you can even attempt to use.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 13:35

45. phoenixpr (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


OK customer’s demands of faster processors, bigger and brighter screens, faster data, but thinner devices, I don't think so. We just want great battery life, even if it's not the thinest on the market. So when cell maker get that piont through their head. Battery life will be like the Droid Razr Maxx, but with battery removability of cause.

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