Which phone has the best battery life? Galaxy S4 vs Xperia Z vs HTC One vs iPhone 5 infographic

Which phone has the best battery life? Galaxy S4 vs Xperia Z vs HTC One vs iPhone 5 infographic
The Brits from Which? did a battery test recently, where the world's flagship smartphones were pitted against each other for your viewing pleasure. In the test conditions the phones' screens were set to one and the same comfortable for reading brightness level, rather than turning them up to the maximum, since brighter screens would consume more energy in principle. Browsing time was recorded over a 3G connection, which puts strain on the battery both from the display and network connectivity.

Despite Samsung's recent share price woes due to its disappointing guidance on high-end phones slowdown, the Galaxy S4 consistently proves that it might not take your heart with design and new features, but it is a very, very balanced smartphone, consistently scoring at the top of camera and now battery tests. It was also a fast charger, though the iPhone 5 took the cake in the charging speed category. There are no phablets in the infographic, but the testers say that if there were, the Note II with its huge battery unit had shown to beat them all in its turn.

source: Which.co.uk

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37 Comments

1. hateftotti

Posts: 223; Member since: May 03, 2011

Actually I read this article 20 days ago!!! But it is not bad to remind haters S4 is the king :)

2. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

for now lol!!! hahahaha

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yes for now ! Later it'll be replaced by Note 3 :P

11. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

If Note 3 has the "WOW" factor, then grab the crown, coz they deserve but if "NOT" hahahaha I feel sorry for sammy

12. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1126; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Samsung have plenty cash in the bank, loads of other lucrative businesses, a great amount of control in hardware production etc.... Don't feel sorry for them, they'll be perfectly fine ;) rather feel sorry for companies like Sony, Nokia, Htc etc... Who barely make any money. Even Sony's CEO said they don't have much money, feel sorry for them.

21. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

you should feel sorry for yourself as you give them your or your parents cash.

23. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Well, they have billions but they dont used it to make premium phone like their laptop, i starting to feel sorry for sammy as they are starting to lose money once the note 3 is an epic fail

24. zero1

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

Sammy haters go charge ur asses quickly

28. Potao.rises

Posts: 29; Member since: Jul 08, 2013

On GSM Arena HTC One topped the chart with longest internet browsing time followed by iPhone. So haters are probably laughing.

3. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1126; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

No surprises here, GS4 is the benchmark for 2013 flagships in almost every area and has proven over and over again why Samsung are the No. 1 Phone and Smartphone manufacturer, despite all the haters. Thoroughly enjoying my S4. :)

14. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

What would have happened to Samsung if Nokia made android?

16. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1126; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

They'd probably lose a few customers, nothing major. Nokia would probably become the No.2 Android maker after Samsung.

19. katuss

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

actually bro most of the Samsung users are X Nokia users so i think Nokia would have dominated it they had joined Android from the begining anyhow we can never know

17. Jason2k13

Posts: 1440; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

no one can predict the future, if nokia joins android and shows off their hardware, other companies will step up aswell especially samsung who has billions to spare.

5. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

Hmm, Seems to match the mAh of their batteries pretty closely. The Nexus doing better than the HTC One due to lower drain components. The Lumia 920 is an anomaly, it drains like crazy even though 2000 mAh seems respectable for its display and specs. I wonder if Windows Phone 8 is power inefficient...

6. Arman

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 08, 2013

260 minutes for iphone internet ??? seems legit.. Im very sorry for the source(which.co.uk) because its obviously an advertising infographic with wrong data. iphone 5 LTE battery is over 480 minuts and for wifi its above 10 hours.. same for HTC one.. ONE has more than 9-10 hours of battery life for wifi.. and more than 7 hours for LTE

8. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Thought something was fishy with those charts.

10. Arman

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 08, 2013

yep. 2 truth and one lie in between.. the classic strategy to conceal a lie.. seriously its a shame for a journalist to post such a wrong data. people can go to websites like anandtech.com or engadget or gsmarena .. or whatever to see that iphone and ONE are the best smartphones in terms of internet battery life.. my problem is their numbers.. seriously!! 260 minutes??? only 4 hours for iphone??? the industry standard for internet browsing battery life for both wifi and LTE??

15. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Just cross checked and Phonearena needs to pull down this article! The iPhone 5's battery performs considerably better here:http://blog.laptopmag.com/iphone-5-vs-galaxy-s4 And these readings don't match those with GSM Arena's:http://blog.gsmarena.com/apple-iphone-5-battery-test-is-done-proves-itself-as-a-thin-powerhouse/

31. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

These articles don't measure the same thing. The laptopmag article measures web browsing on LTE which is different than on 3G. The PhoneArena article uses 3G. The GSMArena article does not mention what type of connectivity (3G/LTE/WiFi). The talk time as measured by GSMArena is 522 minutes. That is close to the PhoneArena article which is 499 minutes. Also, the phones that are compared are not the same save for the iPhone.

32. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Since LTE is supposed to drain more power, the 3G should provide higher battery runtime. Which still means the results here seem to be skewed.

34. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

Apple fanboy

18. katuss

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

it depends on the connection strenth so it may be true

7. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

again HTC one is left behind

9. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

The S4 winning like a boss, and that WITHOUT video playback time, which is AMOLED territory.

13. roldxx

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

charging time is a function of the charger -_-

20. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

how about optimus g pro? :P

22. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

So now youre talking bout the Xperia z pa? GS 3 actually have the biggest battery. Xperia z 2nd as always HTC battery sucks in last place

26. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The GS3 has a bigger battery... Have you not seen the battery capacity of the S4 or One yet?

25. horsecock unregistered

S4 Bitches!!!!

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