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iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3: Survival Of The Fittest

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While there are many things to check when comparing handsets, the life of the battery is one of most important. While other areas of handsets improve rapidly, batteries don’t seem to keep up. So how do the batteries on the two hottest smartphones at the moment, iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3 compare?

iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 battery life

Both of the devices are masterpieces when it comes to modern technology. However they both share the same downfall and that is the battery life. Of course you can do many things to help improve the battery life of both of the handsets, but in any case you will be very lucky if you get more than one day from them. The battery on the Samsung Galaxy S3 is bigger than the one on the iPhone 5, however they both drain about the same.

The iPhone 5 battery typically lasts around 7 hours and 13 minutes, while the Samsung Galaxy S3 lasts around 6 hours and 55 minutes. This shows that there isn’t much to choose from between the two devices if you are going for the best battery life.

The iPhone 5 has a battery of 1440mAh and this happens to be less that of the Samsung Galaxy S3 (2,100mAh) but as we saw from tests, number don’t mean much and it is how efficiently the power is used that matters the most. It really is the survival of the fittest here.

Battery life test

Battery life test
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