While we await the release, information about battery performance shows up.
As the world waits for the next generation of the Galaxy S, information is being reported on various aspects of the phone. It is expected to show up in much of Europe and elsewhere by the end of May, but North America will have to wait until the summer to see this great new phone. As with almost every 4G LTE phone to date, getting all day battery life on an LTE network is nothing short of a challenge. And with that challenge, Samsung has committed to producing smart phones which will last all day on a single charge under normal usage. So, with the coming Galaxy S3, the question of battery life seems like a natural one to look at.
Samsung has chosen to increase the size of the normal batteries they supply to a 2100 mAh battery and with that, it is expected to provide for much longer battery life. The question is just how much more we can expect to see as compared to other LTE smart phones. The answer to that question comes from GSMArena.com and the very recent testing they did in trying to determine battery life for the Galaxy S3. As a result of the tests they have done, we are now getting an idea of the length of time for usage under specific activities. Here is what they are reporting.
- Talk Time – Unfortunately, this was done under 3G and resulted in 10 hours and 20 minutes of talk time. Under 4G LTE, we suspect that it will be less, but until there are 4G LTE devices available to test, this is the current results and they look good.
- Web Browsing – Again, under 3G conditions browsing of the web resulted in 5 hours and 17 minutes usage. These look to be middle of the pack.
- Video Playback – For 3G, the Galaxy S3 performed very well with results of 10 hours and 1 minute. This is the 2nd spot in all the devices they have tested thus far for 3G.
Given that these are 3G results and not 4G LTE results, it is unknown exactly what we can expect to see when using the Galaxy S3 as on a 4G LTE network. Since Galaxy S3 devices for North America and 4G LTE have not been seen, we will not be getting battery life results for the coming version. It will not bee too long before we get to see 4G LTE devices and testing of them under the same conditions as reported here, but for now, this is encouraging for what we might expect to see.