The Samsung Galaxy S3 was without doubt 2012’s most-hyped Android phone. There were mixed reactions when it launched last May, but it’s still pretty much the best Android phone so far, and is still selling well.
Samsung Galaxy S3 battery life overview
The guys at GSM Arena ran some tests on the Galaxy S3’s battery to see how it dealt with everyday tasks. The 2,100mAh battery stands up to a reasonable amount of use on a single charge, so let’s look at the results.
On 3G, the Galaxy S3 manages 10 hours and 20 minutes of talk, and is beaten only by the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX and the Galaxy Note. It beats the iPhone 4S (seven hours 40 minutes) and the Galaxy S2 by almost two hours.
On web browsing, the results are so-so. It lasts for five hours and 17 minutes, which is a bit of a letdown compared to the iPhone 4S’ seven hours. It’s on par with the HTC Sensation XL, the Samsung Galaxy Note and the HTC Rezound.
The Galaxy S3 really does well on video playback, though, lasting for an amazing 10 hours. This puts it second to the Motorola DROID RAXR MAXX.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 will give you a day of moderate use on a single charge. It doesn’t have a companion core like the HTC One X’s Tegra 3, which conserves battery, but there are other widgets that make sure the quad-core chips don’t siphon the battery too quickly. Have a look at this full review here.