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Battery on Samsung Galaxy Note III to be 3450mAh

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Battery on Samsung Galaxy Note III to be 3450mAh
While we are still waiting patiently for the September 4th introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Note III, one of the specs of the device has been leaked to us by a person who says that he has just seen the engineering sample of the phablet first hand. And according to our source, the Samsung Galaxy Note III will feature a 3450mAh cell inside, powering the device.

So how does that compare with previous units of the device? The Samsung GALAXY Note II included a 3100mAh cell which means that the new  battery offers an 11% improvement in capacity. The OG Samsung GALAXY Note featured a 2500mAh battery.

Now, how does the 3450mAh battery stack up against the competition? The Sony Xperia Z Ultra has a 3000mAh battery inside while the unannounced HTC One Max is supposed to also be powered by a 3000mAh cell. And in case you're wondering, this would be the largest capacity battery that Samsung has put in a phone. Earlier this year, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 hit the market with a 3200mAh battery.

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posted on 11 Aug 2013, 21:37 20

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Hopefully, the rest of the hardware is optimized to squeeze as much life out of the 3450mAh.

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 21:53 19

5. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)

I really can't wait!! XD

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 22:21 5

10. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Hopefully Samsung will tone down TouchWiz so it won't require that much juice to run.

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 22:27 4

13. eggimage (Posts: 80; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)

it's possible there'll be a google edition or a supported MOD version that'll allow you to switch to the stock android experience

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 22:36 19

14. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)

Stock android won't have any support or apps for the stylus though.

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 23:50 4

18. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

I haven't experienced overly aggressive power consumption by TouchWiz. What are you referring to? I use the multiple windows function throughout the day during the week, with not much difference in battery use compared to weekends when I am just surfing the web.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 00:20 4

21. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

Ikr I don't really see a huge power drain on mine too. When it's a school day I can use it all day long and charge it up at night

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 09:59 3

37. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Samsung went overboard with TouchWiz on the S4.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 12:01 2

38. SA_NYC (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)

Agreed with Doug. A month ago I lost my Galaxy Nexus and picked up a Note 2--the battery life on this baby is absolutely incredible coming from the GNex!! That thing was so horrible, I had to keep it on 3G all the time, and always packed spare batteries. I barely even think about the battery life with my Note, other than to be amazed by it. So as far as I can tell, stock Android versus Touchwiz is not the issue when it comes to battery.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 09:34

35. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2227; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

Why are you being so hopeful about the Note 3? Stick to your own iDevices.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 09:58 1

36. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

I'm not.

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 22:47 3

15. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)

Can't wait for the beast :)

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 04:43 1

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

It will. As bad as the TouchWiz UI performance is, battery optimization is industry-leader for Samsung, plus their AMOLED panels and Qualcomm's low-power solutions also help. It will definitely make the Ascend Mate a run for it's Phablet money, although I can see it matching the new Droid MAXX.

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 21:37 3

2. Cha7520 (Posts: 221; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)

Thats nothing! Wait until the Oppo Find 7 comes out in a couple months with the 4,000 mAH battery!

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 21:51 10

4. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

4000 mah is nothing, changhong z9 has 5000mah.

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 21:47 19

3. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


how about less capacity but more efficiency

am I the only one that wants a 500mah battery that can last for two days and fully charges in five minutes?

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 21:55 7

6. PootisMan (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)

That would be awesome!

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 22:10 7

7. blinkdagger (Posts: 81; Member since: 04 May 2012)

And I believe Note II achieved that. They just need to make it even better :D

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 22:11 2

8. Tjey007 (Posts: 86; Member since: 22 May 2012)

yeah..we should really have a break from spec now & concentrate on battery which can last upto 2-3 days in a single charge with HEAVY use....I wonder what this phone manufacturer will come up with after 6-7 years bcz i think theres nothing much left to introduce...every part of a spec sheet is overkill apart from battery.

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 22:22 5

11. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

What drugs are you on?? You want a 500mAh battery, get a flip phone and join your local Silver Sneakers™ club.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 00:09 4

19. Arman (Posts: 47; Member since: 08 Jul 2013)

I think you didn't understand what he meant.. he said increase efficiency instead of battery capacity so we can charge our batteries in few minutes.(or enjoy slimmer , cooler and lighter devices)

you need more wattage for big batteries to charge faster, but micro USB has limits in this area. so for every few hundred more mAh you need more time to charge too.

iPad 4 for example has a 11k+ mAh battery and it needs to charge more than 6 hours..

posted on 18 Aug 2013, 10:39

39. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 449; Member since: 26 May 2011)

gazmatic, you need to stop making so much since with your less capacity and more efficiency nonsense

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 22:19

9. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

Just for argument sake, what's the capacity of the iPhone 5SRCYX cuz' I'm thinking of making a switch?

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 22:26

12. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

Alan, thanks for fixing that typo' in the main article, however, still appears in preview article - no one caught it!!
(except me, of course). Had to reread a few times, by the last one you'd made your correction to the main. Please fix, little things like this bug the hell out of me. I understand your Macbook limits you, though, so it's okay (just fix it, please)??

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 23:36

16. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

The link for the HTC One Max you used has it saying it is supposed to be a 3200 mAh. Where as the article you just published earlier has the Max with a 3300 mAh battery....so why is it 3000 mAh here?

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 23:44 3

17. kanagadeepan (Posts: 981; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

Only Samsung is going neck to neck with Motorola in Bigger Batteries... But Sammy is giving removable ones but for JUMBO phones.. Motorola on the other hand is giving non-removable ones but for regular sized phones...

RazrMAXX -- 3300mAh Note2 -- 3100mAh
DroidMAXX - 3500mAh Note3 -- 3450mAh

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 00:48 2

22. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

though Motorola's MAXX series gets a good deal more battery life than the Note series regardless of how close they are in mAh's.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 00:16

20. sswain (Posts: 56; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

Currently using Note II with ZeroLemon 9300mAh battery. Its epic. My record so far is more than 181hours from 1 charge with 13hours screen time from that time. It will be really hard to switch to something less now... Probably will wait what Mugen/ZeroLemon is going to offer for note3.

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 00:56

23. HarryKeh (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Sep 2011)

What the article doesn't say is that the screen is gonna be of full hd resolution, so the 11% improvement in capacity maybe not enough in order for the handset to keep its current energy capabilities ..

posted on 12 Aug 2013, 01:25

24. kanagadeepan (Posts: 981; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

But if the Note3 is coming with Pentile-FHD (most probably) then the difference will NOT be as huge as the numbers indicate...

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