Apple say that the iPhone 5 has a longer battery life than on any other iPhone. So just how good is the new battery and can it match that of the competition on the market based on real-world usage?
iPhone 5 battery life: real world test tells a different story
LaptopMag conducted tests to find out whether the iPhone 5 did offer 8 hours of talk time, and 10 hours of playing videos. The results showed that the handset lasted 7 hours and 13 minutes. The Samsung Galaxy S3 lasted for 6 hours and 55 minutes and the iPhone 4S lasted 5 hours and 54 minutes. The HTC One X gave power for 5 hours and 59 minutes and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 3 hours and 40 minutes. However the champion of all handsets was the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx which lasted 8 hours and 25 minutes.
The Razr Maxx of course has the larger capacity battery and while Apple may have some clever tweaks with the software there is only so much you can do to boost the battery. The Motorola DROID Razr Maxx outruns the iPhone 5 through sheer capacity. However for its size the battery on the iPhone 5 does very well and offers great battery life.
What is shocking (pardon the pun) is that on the specs sheet the Samsung Galaxy S3 has a longer battery life than the iPhone 5. However in real world tests by LM, it actually falls behind.
As the tests showed, the iPhone 5does seem to last a lot longer on a single charge than the majority of other devices with 4G LTE.