LTE-free LG Nexus 4 showing some poor battery life against iPhone 5 and other Android superphones

LTE-free LG Nexus 4 showing some poor battery life against iPhone 5 and other Android superphones
The LG Nexus 4 is a great deal in the US considering its super-low off-contract price of $299 through the Google Play Store, as well as its superb hardware like the Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset and 2 gigs of RAM. But it turns out the handset might be a bit less competitive when it comes to its battery life.

AnandTech has conducted a series of tests, which seem to prove that the Nexus 4 is struggling to offer battery life similar to that of its rivals. For example, a web browsing-based test measuring the battery life on 3G and LTE shows the LTE-free Nexus 4 achieving the modest 4.18 hours. In comparison, the LTE-powered iPhone 5 leads the chart with the healthy 8.19 hours. Major Android handset, like the One X and GS III also fare better than LG's creation.

When doing the same test over Wi-Fi connection, the Nexus 4 once again scores poorly with 6.27 hours, bested by the iPhone 5 with 10.27, One X (AT&T) with 9.93 and others.

So, it turns out that even without LTE, the Nexus 4 may have a bit of a problem with its battery life. Although it's less than impressive, though, we're sure that the handset will be able to stay powered for at least a day with a full charge, though you might want to keep that brightness slider somewhere closer to the middle.

source: AnandTech via: AndroidAuthority

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Nexus 4
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop


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