Samsung Galaxy S3: What’s Its Battery Life Really Like

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There is little doubt that one of the best handsets on the market is the Samsung Galaxy S3. The device did receive some mixed reactions when it was first launched in the summer though. However it has been the best Android device from Samsung to date and it outmatches its rivals so far.

Over at GSMArena they have run some tests to see how well the battery of the Samsung Galaxy S3 matches up to the specs sheet when doing common tasks. The results were positive and users will get a fair amount of use from just a single charge.

Samsung Galaxy S3 battery life test results (real world usage)

When it comes to how long you can talk, you can expect to get around 10 hours and 20 minutes. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is only beaten by the Droid RAZR Maxx and the Galaxy Note, which have batteries of 3300mAh and 2500mAh. It also outdoes the iPhone 4S at 7 hours and 41 minutes and the Samsung Galaxy S2 at 8 hours and 35 minutes.

When it comes down to browsing the web the battery life results are only mediocre. The Samsung Galaxy S3 will give you around 5 hours and 17 minutes, which happens to be a little disappointing. The iPhone 4S offers around 6 hours and 56 minutes. It does come in line with the HTC Sensation XL, the Note and the Rezound from HTC.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 does stand out in regards to playing video however. It will give you 10 hours of video watching and comes in just after the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 should last you a day without having to plug it in. the device doesn’t have the Tegra 3 chip, which is in the One X and which helps to conserve the power of the battery. However Samsung have put other things in place to try and make sure that the quad core processors don’t eat into the battery too much.

Samsung Galaxy S3 battery life test results

Samsung Galaxy S3 battery life test results

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