Battery on Samsung Galaxy Note III to be 3450mAh

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.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

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Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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39 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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

5. ihatesmartphone unregistered

I really can't wait!! XD

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

13. eggimage

Posts: 83; Member since: Jan 19, 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

14. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

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

18. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

21. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 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

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Samsung went overboard with TouchWiz on the S4.

38. SA_NYC

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 15, 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.

35. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

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

36. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm not.

15. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Can't wait for the beast :)

30. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

2. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

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

4. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

4000 mah is nothing, changhong z9 has 5000mah.

3. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

cool 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?

6. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

That would be awesome!

7. blinkdagger

Posts: 81; Member since: May 04, 2012

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

8. Tjey007

Posts: 86; Member since: May 22, 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.

11. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

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

19. Arman

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 08, 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..

39. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 593; Member since: May 26, 2011

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

9. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

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

12. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 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)??

16. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 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?

17. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1273; Member since: Jan 24, 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

22. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

20. sswain

Posts: 56; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

23. HarryKeh

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 15, 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 ..

24. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1273; Member since: Jan 24, 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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