Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Note 2 vs iPhone 5: The Long Haul

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The Samsung Galaxy S3, the Galaxy Note 2 and the iPhone 5 are all brilliant phones, but which has the best battery?

Battery life: Motorola RAZR MAXX vs iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 & Galaxy S3

One of the biggest questions a customer has is how long the battery on a phone will last. RootInstaller kindly decided to test the batteries on some of the best devices around right now – the Samsung Galaxy S3, the Galaxy Note 2, the Motorola RAZR MAXX and the iPhone 5.

Motorola has had a lot of success with the Maxx range. You shouldn’t get confused between the Motorola Razr Maxx and the Motorola Razr though. They both have a 4.3” display, and look similar, but they have different thicknesses to accommodate different batteries. The Razr Maxx has a 3,300mAh battery that should give you two days of life with average to low usage. It’s RootInstaller’s leading battery at the moment.

The battery on the Samsung Galaxy S3 has to run a 4.8” display and a dual-core chip. If you don’t bother with GPS or heavy gaming and video, you should get a solid day’s use here.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a massive 5.5” screen and a 3,100mAh battery. However, despite the size of the battery, it didn’t do as well as its stablemate the Galaxy S3. The battery isn’t one of the reasons for its immense popularity, though!

The iPhone 5 battery is better in some ways than other handsets’. The display is 4”, but the phone is very thin, which was a challenge for Apple when it wanted to increase the size of the battery. You’ll get just over a day from it, even though the display is small. The iPhone 4S did better than the iPhone 5, probably due to the smaller screen and the absence of LTE. Check out more of RI’s results in the chart below.

Root Installer battery life test results

Root Installer battery life test results

Mike is the man who reviews gadgets that aren’t mainstream or products that can’t exactly be classified as consumer electronics e.g. portable talking toilets. It’s always interesting to read about the crazy products we have here in Asia that just don’t get as much publicity as they warrant.