Tests show that the Apple iPad Air has the best battery life among tablets

Tests show that the Apple iPad Air has the best battery life among tablets
No one likes to be in the middle of doing something with their tablet, only to have the batteries go dead. For example, let's say that you are amongst the 15% of Netflix subscribers that use their tablet to view television shows and movies. You've cleared your schedule so that you can watch every episode of Law and Order on your slate. But without a decent battery, you might be able to view only the Law, but not the Order.

A published report out of the U.K. on Tuesday, reveals the results of a couple of battery tests conducted on some of the top tablets available today. One test measured the battery life on the slates while using the internet, while the other test measured how long the batteries lasted while using the tablets to watch videos.

One tablet ended up topping both lists and that was the Apple iPad Air. Providing 658 minutes of battery life for internet use, and an even higher 777 minutes for watching video, Apple's current high-end tablet was the clear winner of the tests. When it comes to internet use, the Apple iPad mini with Retina display finished 44 minutes behind its stable-mate. And with a battery that conked out 24 minutes before that tablet, the Apple iPad 2 finished third. Not bad for a greybeard. The first Android tablet on the list was the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition). That slab lasted 483 minutes, good enough for fifth, and two minutes longer than the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.

After the Apple iPad Air's 777 minutes of battery life for viewing video, the next slate on the list lasted 714 minutes and that was the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. The Nexus 7 (2013) was third, conking out after 669 minutes of viewing video content. The Apple iPad 2 (660 minutes) and Tesco Hudl (644 minutes) rounded out the top five.

You can check out a graph, showing the results of both tests, below.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: Which?

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