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Samsung Galaxy S3: How Does The Battery Hold Up?

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One of the most popular devices to come out of 2012 is the Samsung Galaxy S3. This happens to have been one of the most hyped about handsets and there was mixed reactions to it when Samsung revealed it in May. However it is still among the best Android devices on the market and it continues to be a best-seller.

Over at GSM Arena tests were run on the battery of the Samsung Galaxy S3 in order to determine how it would stand up when faced with everyday tasks. The battery is 2100mAh and when used reasonably we wanted to know how long it would last with just one single charge.

When using the Samsung Galaxy S3 on 3G it lasted around 10 hours and 20 minutes when talking. This is beaten only by the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx and the Samsung Galaxy Note. The handset beats the Apple iPhone 4S which lasts 7 hours and 40 minutes and the Samsung Galaxy S2 by around two hours. When it comes to browsing the web the results were only so-so, lasting for around 5 hours and 17 minutes, which happens to be a let-down when you take into account that the Apple iPhone 4S lasts 7 hours. It does however match the HTC Sensation XL, the Samsung Galaxy Note and the HTC Rezound. The Samsung Galaxy S3 did well in moderate use with just one charge. It doesn’t come with the companion core such as the HTC One X Tegra 3 which helps to conserve battery power, however there are widgets you can download with ensures that the quad core processor doesn’t drain down the battery too quickly.

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