Galaxy S5 battery life tests show promising results
posted by Daniel P. / Mar 31, 2014, 2:26 AM
Capacity is not everything, but given today's largely uniform components, it is a pretty good determinant of the overall endurance. Unless you mounted a display with older technology, that is (cough, Z1, cough), which would draw quite a lot of power, resulting in unimpressive screen-on times even with a 3000 mAh unit in there.
Still, as you can see from the charts below, the Galaxy S5 topped the available phone row, and sits just below popular tablets and phablets, whose batteries are much larger. The screens were set at roughly 230 nits of brightness, as well as in peak luminance mode, so the Wi-Fi browsing test has been quite tasking, and yet the S5 managed to pull off more than 7 hours of screen-on time, which is quite impressive. We'll put the Galaxy S5 to the battery test ourselves soon, but in the meantime it seems that battery life won't be an issue with the handset.
Prompted by a reader comment, we are inserting another battery life test chart, which confirm the stellar endurance of the S5. There the phone lasted more than 10 hours of browsing via Wi-Fi, which is in line with what Samsung promised. This test, however, has been done with the screen set at just 120 nits of brightness, that is why the battery life stats are much higher than in the first scenario, where the screen is set at 230 nits or more.
Samsung Galaxy S5 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2 View Full specs
- Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
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All I can see is Note 2 still rocks!
posted on Mar 31, 2014, 2:31 AM 2
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S5 is doing good endurance with 2800mah... In my view if s5 housed a 3200mah inside... it might be a killer phone n killing the competion leap frog
posted on Mar 31, 2014, 2:36 AM 7
Which is why I still have mine ^_^ As well as my iPhone 5s. Damn good results for a 1500mah battery, compared to my Note and the rest of these 3-8ks
posted on Mar 31, 2014, 2:39 AM 3
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Lol it's more like the other way around. Common sense tells you that phones shouldn't be the size of phablets and in that case, the GS5 wins hands down. And that isn't even mentioning the superior internals...
posted on Mar 31, 2014, 11:04 AM 3
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Look at this:http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?
posted on Mar 31, 2014, 2:38 AM 3
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Man, look at the iPhone 5s. Battery life used to be one of the iPhone' talking points. They really need to stop with the obsession with achieving a phone so thin you can shave with it, add a mm or two in thickness and bump up the mAh. But then, so do a lot of vendors.
posted on Mar 31, 2014, 8:11 AM 3
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Not for me though!
posted on Mar 31, 2014, 2:48 AM 2
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Then why trolling this article ? Did you just came here to tell everyone that you don't like this device no matter how good it is ? Seriously ?
posted on Mar 31, 2014, 2:57 AM 9
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S3 and S4 had great battery life ! Better than HTC, LG, Apple and Sony at the time of its release. S4:http://blog.gsmarena.com/samsu
Don't just troll without any backing. BTW, did you even read this article ?! S5 almost on par with Note 3 and beats the socks off Z2 and LG G2 with their massive 3200 mah !
posted on Mar 31, 2014, 3:35 AM 12
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If it wasn't for that removable battery, Sammy would have been the absolute worst in this department, I've never met anyone who stayed with the first battery in around six months. And also the heat is hotter then an oven when playing a game for 10-15 min.
posted on Mar 31, 2014, 3:24 AM 0
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Yes. B|_|tthurts like you own the neglected nokias htcs and sonys. You dont even know what a samsung is. Stop trolling every samsung article. And get a life. Hey, lets talk Market Share, i know you love this.
posted on Apr 01, 2014, 4:00 AM 0
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