Correction: new battery life results of G3 and S5

Correction: new battery life results of G3 and S5
At PhoneArena, we strive to do many things, and we strive to do them all in a professional and polished manner. A piece of content goes through a number of transformations and edits, travels through numerous nodes, before it finally reaches our front page. Time and time again, we manage to get things right and escort our content from the lab or the editorial office until it safely reaches its destination - your monitors and screens.

As hard as we try, though, there's always the unfortunate possibility of making a mistake somewhere along the line, and sadly, that's exactly what happened with the battery tests we recently did with the LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy S5. We have verified that no other phones have been affected by this issue. Until now, the battery life benchmark results that we had on the site for these two smartphones have been incorrect, falsely indicating that the G3 lasted for 8 h 50min, and the GS5 for 8 h 20min in our test. It turns out this wasn't the case at all.

The correct battery life benchmark times for both phones are as follows:

We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.

hours Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy S5
7h 38 min (Average)
6h 14 min (Poor)
Mistakes happen, but when they do - they sure have a bitter taste. But as stated in the beginning, at PhoneArena, we strive to do things professionally, and we're not going to betray our principles now. The right thing to do in such situations is to apologize - we'd like to apologize for having this piece of misleading info up on our site, and we hope that it hasn't caused any trouble to any of our readers. All relevant articles containing any references to the incorrect benchmark results have been corrected now.

PhoneArena Team


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