Galaxy S5's stellar battery life might be due to Lucid Logic's battery saving tech

Galaxy S5's stellar battery life might be due to Lucid Logic's battery saving tech
Remember Lucid Logic's battery-saving optimizations that we wrote about not long ago? At the time we mentioned that Samsung has inked a deal for implementing the PowerXtend battery saving algorithms in a yet-unknown device. Well, that mystery handset turns out to be none other than the Galaxy S5 flagship.

The PowerXtend suite comprises of three proprietary algorithms, called WebXtend, NavXtend, and GameXtend. All of them rely on better hardware management and load-balancing, that are supposed to extend the battery life on Android devices. GameXtend is the most interesting here, as it allows up to 50% better battery longevity, while NavXtend and WebXtend promise up to 25% savings. Despite that these are software algorithms, they have to be implemented at a system level by the manufacturer itself, which is precisely what Samsung has done with the S5.

In that case, Lucid's PowerXtend implementation might be the culprit behind the jaw-dropping battery life stats that Samsung cited on stage, during its presentation event for the Galaxy S5. It said that, even though the handset has a 2800 mAh battery, in a day and age when some phones get equipped with 3000+ mAh units, it is capable of 12 hours of video playback on a charge, and 10 hours of web browsing. These are almost double the numbers of your average Android handset's endurance, so we can't wait to put the Galaxy S5 through our battery test, and see if these claims hold water.


source: Fudzilla

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Galaxy S5
  • 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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45 Comments

1. TheLoyalist

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

PHONEARENA! How do you know the battery life on S5 is as good as you state in the headline? Where are all the tests? It's one thing standing on a stage saying that, another to actually prove it.

17. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Samsung is always great in bettery life so I have nothing to doubt about this report...

33. TheLoyalist

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

I know, I just react to statements that are just thrown out BEFORE actual facts are shown.

44. willard12 unregistered

"So we can't wait to put the Galaxy S5 through our battery test, and see if these claims hold water."

36. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

My S4 regularly gets 2 days of battery life.

24. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

they did not say it is as good as stated. they specifically said "we can't wait to put the Galaxy S5 through our battery test, and see if these claims hold water." butt hurt fanboys everywhere.

32. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

They are reporting on what Samsung is claiming regardless of they put it through the test or not and I am accepting this report which is about samsung's claim... butthurt hater of Samsung...

30. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Its a new technology adopted in S5 and acknowledged by Phonearena. They are only covering what is this new technology is and how it improves battery life, as claimed in S5... No need to get paranoid..

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1702; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

now im confused on what to buy.. gs5 or xperia z2 12 hours of hd video playback vs 7 hours of hd video playback

11. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Wait for the reviews. Plenty of time to decide..If S5 gets the upper hand in the battery endurance, if it gets a lower price tag, no one should blame you for picking it over the Z2

3. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

Interesting, wonder how it actually works

4. jexxx

Posts: 48; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

to sony fanbois: don't judge a product before you even used it.

15. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

+1. Add to that the UltraPower Saving Mode which offers 24 hours on standby at 10% will blow the competition out of the water (even the waterproofs one) :P

18. phonebuzz

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

And to u ... Don't judge the s5's battery life before u have used it.

21. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Its not rocket science to estimate the battery life is it ?! Let me break it down to you: GS4 had 69 hours of battery life.http://blog.gsmarena.com/samsung-i9505-galaxy​-s4-battery-tests-update-battery-life-improved/ Now add to that 1. 200mah more 2. Ultra Power Saving Mode 3. and this new tech Voila !

25. limporgyuk

Posts: 376; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

I think most of the judging has been done on the facts as we know them (little has been said about the battery). Z2>RAM Z2>Camera Z2>Looks Z2>Waterproofing and by the way I am a HTC One fanbois. But yeah the Samsung will probably have a great battery, well done - its something to show off about!

26. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Z2>Ram. But is it needed? Z2>camera. Not really. Higher resolution doesn't mean better camera. Note 3 with 13mp was better than 20mp on z1. Even some initial comparisons by PA showed gs5 had better images. Z2>looks. That's subjective. Z2> waterproof. Its only slightly better if you look at the IP codes. Ip5x protects against mild water jets and IP6x protects against big. That would hardly affect anyone in real life scenario. Also you forgot to mention gs5 has better dust protection.

37. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

FANSBOY DETECTED ~

39. christophersalse

Posts: 99; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

Pathetic hater detected ~

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Great.

6. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

What the hell is that video mean?!?!?!

7. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Regardless of the battery, I wouldn't want a phone that displays everything like a cartoon. I can't stand the displays on the Samsung phones... Their phone displays have this cartoonish look to them.

10. milos

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Unlike, iPhone, Android screens are completely customizable. Every Galaxy user i know has a completely different looking pages on his/her phone. I hated the way my Galaxy s3 pages looked straight out of the box either, so i changed it completely before day 1 with the phone is over :-)

14. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

did you mean to reply to him specifically?

8. milos

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

battery life/replaceable battery is one of the 3 top features why i take Samsung. I never leave the house without a spare battery either in my wallet, or my backpack ! On the end of rhe day iPhone and HTC users end up tied up to a wall outlet with a charger cable, while i walk away with 100% full phone in my pocket :-) beat that HTC/iPhone, and I might consider you!

16. milos

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Thanks, but that type battery extension does not fit my pocket. Maybe iPhone. I like larger screen phones, so putting one of those battery cases would turn my Galaxy into a monster! Besides, it completely changes the shape and feel of the design. Replaceable battery is like $14 also. way easier to carry as backup.

43. noteseries

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

thats made ur phone looks ugly, i love the phone as its original looks n feel dont need that kind protection, its useless for me buy those expensive accesories, beside am gonna buy a flagship once every year

9. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

Not intrested,z2 rocks

38. jexxx

Posts: 48; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

That's what i mean by sony fanbois blinded in hate.

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