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Which Smartphone Has the Best Battery Life?

    Which? Magazine is well known for it's independent tests, so it was of great interest to see which smartphones came out on top for battery life, given how so many people complain that they struggle to get through the day without having to top up their phones.

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Samsung must be feeling pretty smug right now, whilst Apple must be feeling that the test wasn't done correctly.

It seems that if battery life is your key concern, then the Samsung Galaxy S4 should be your first choice. We do add a bit of caution to the result though from our own completely non-scientific experience, where we find that all the phones there do seem to last much of a muchness, (give or take a couple of hours) during the day, and perhaps pure call usage, or data usage is too simple a summary of how long a phone will last you in day to day usage. I get at least 24 hours usage from all the recent top end phones I've used.

It still makes for an interesting read none the less.

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Interesting, but a shame there's no Nexus 4 or LG G2 included.

 

It would have been good to see a Nexus 4 in the list, but I think a G2 may have been pushing it.

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Note 2 is not there either and it lasts forever. Not a patch on my 9110i however.....

 

Note 2 seems the obvious omission from the list, as it was of the same generation (if not a touch earlier) as most of the list. I can forgive the G2, Z1 etc being missed as they're so much newer... but missing the Note 2 smacks of the devices being chosen to determine a specific outcome.

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They would probably argue that the Note II is not a phone but a Phablet and should not be included.

 

Stupid really.

 

Does sort of smell of a Samsung sponsored event :P

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What is quite surprising is how awful the Nokia 1020 is - less than half the call time of the GS4, which has a 2600mAh battery compared with the Lumias 2000mAh. Despite all of Nokias know-how there's some serious inefficiency going on with the Lumia call handling, something Nokia used to be quite good at (when they designed their own hardware, and wrote their own software).

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The battery life on the 1020 is pretty poor. I've got the camera grip almost permanently attached, and even with that (making a total of 3,000mAh) it still can't match the overall performance of my Z1, which has the same capacity battery in the first place.

 

You'd think that given it has a lower-resolution OLED display and slower CPU, it would be a lot better.

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I switched my Sony Xperia Z Ultra on this morning at about 8am, travelled on a coach & 2 buses used the internet to track the progress of my coach, went on Facebook, checked my emails, played a couple of games too. At 1am the battery was on 15% not bad going for 15 hours of constant use. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2

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