Tablet battery life compared: iPad and iPad mini go against Android, Windows 8 tablets

Battery life tests are tricky business. They are more complicated than they seem and they take up a lot of time. That’s why this comparison…
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35 Comments

1. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Great for Apple..

10. loyals

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

3 things perfomance and graphics( beats other tablets in benchmarks easily) battery life with perfomance premium built quality what more do u want in a tab ? lags ?lol

15. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Actually I'd depends on the user, it seems PA got better battery life out of the nexus 10 than the iPad http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Google-Nexus-10-vs-Apple-iPad-4_id3197/page/4 "Battery: Who knows what it’s all attributed to, whether it’s the optimizations found with the dual-core Exynos processor or Android 4.1 Jelly Bean experience, but the Nexus 10 delivers the better battery results. So much so that we’re able to get close to two whole days of normal usage on a single charge – versus the average one-day put out by the iPad 4."

23. loyals

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

it was clearly mention *NORMAL USAGE vs AVERAGE USAGE * which means they fully didnt test it and the results are in this article . u must clearly understand what they were trying to say . ipads own it , ipad gave better results on what they were expecting ..almost 30-40 more life than others with better permance than others . is it not enough , wat more do u want ?? lags?? . oh wait ipads users dont know wat that is may b u should ask some android boys with BIG SPECS ^;^without optimisation

24. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I think you have an issue there, I can see your argument is about "lag" sorry but I own a nexus 7 and iPad 2 (comparable with iPad mini) and iPad 2 lags, specially with iOS6 updates nexus 7 is a clear winner. My android device still have Lots of things I prefer and you probably jealous of. All I see here is a fanboy short in arguments to prove something no one even asked for

27. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

Don't worry proto, logic can't be used.

29. loyals

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

didnt u see difference in resolution and perfomance while using same apps bro ?? ipad has exclusive apps for its resolution .....more like 250000....i dont think android has anywer near that...may be "percentage" in SINGLE DIGIT

31. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Asked John V personally about it, and he would still prefer the nexus 10 and its "non optimized apps" you just jealous also I've seen videos on YouTube saying the devices are almost tied

30. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I agree. Apple does make better tablets (although I find them useless).

2. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Aww, first world problems... -.-

3. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

so maybe a couple more hours without charging but a normal user wouldn't recognize the difference as most people use tablets at their homes where they are under charging most of the times.

4. androidornothing

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Well obviously if android was a 5x4 grid icon my nexus 10 would last me 1200 minutes. But "sadly" Android has a lot more sexy things going on. And by the way I get about 2-3 days with my nexus 10 from full charge.

9. OHaZZaR

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

That's battery life over web-surfing, not staring at a home-screen.

14. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Man look at his name. It's AndroidOrNothing So no smell of logic here. :)

33. OHaZZaR

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

Good call :P

11. loyals

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

the hardware n software integration is core in "i" divices bro. nothin cant beat them in perfomance , graphics and battery life not to mention the built quality. its just the price !

22. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I would agree that when it comes to iDevice performance, Apple is always tough to beat. The excuses don't help Android at all. Android devices always seem to match what Apple is currently doing instead of anticipating and exceeding what they will do next. The gs3 and Note 2 seem to be the only devices that have achieved that seemingly impossible goal of outflanking the iPhone 5, but that's about it. The only real problem I see with idevices are the lack of features and the small screens. I think Apple would be unstoppable if they used more added more customization and features and not lock their OS down so much. And would it kill them to throw in an SD card slot? IDevices seem to lag once they have been loaded with books, movies and music.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31280; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well obviously ur making excuses cuz ur beloved android lost. Suck it up soldier lmao.

5. wendygarett unregistered

If only the iPad mini has the retina :( Nevermind, I'm satisfied my nexus 7 lol

26. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

you satisfied your nexus 7???

28. wendygarett unregistered

Yup, it's pretty awesome actually :)

32. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

grossss.

6. Aeires unregistered

https://twitter.com/surface/status/274226595051483136 Not good news for the Surface Pro though. Hopefully they can fix this in later iterations but from what I've read, the chips required to bring the full desktop version are causing a much bigger drain on the batteries.

7. thelegend6657 unregistered

If I buy the surface pro I will use it as a laptop replacement . At least the battery life is better than my laptop . I think the Surface pro should be compared to computer instead of tabs because the internals are real computer stuff

12. Aeires unregistered

Agreed, but because it will come in tablet form, most people will still look at it like it's a tablet regardless of it being a more compact computer.

20. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

I really love the Surface Pro but the only thing is that it only has 4 hours of battery life.

8. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

Slap a good optimized ROM on a android tablet and it can hold out twice as long

13. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Android 4.2 ruined the Nexus 7. Causing quick battery drains, poor WiFi signal, Bluetooth problems ... Agree?

17. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I have it on my nexus 7 And I get around the same time I used to 10+ hours on a single charge and 15% remaining only issue so far is slower charge, u don't use Bluetooth, its a bit dated for me but WiFi is as strong as always try a factory reset and see if that fixes it

19. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Strange. But about slower charge time u're right.
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