Comprehensive tests have revealed that the iPhone 5 features better battery life than the Samsung Galaxy S3.
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Now on to the battery performance of the iPhone 5 and Apple has already touted this as having a better battery life than any previous iPhones. NBC reports on some Laptop Magazine tests included in an iPhone 5 review. The tests were extremely comprehensive and included one that involved continuous Web browsing over WiFi. It seems that Apple’s claims weren’t over the top as in this test the iPhone 5 on Verizon lasted 7 hours and 13 minutes before the battery was drained while its predecessor, the iPhone 4S on Sprint, lasted for 5 hours and 54 minutes. The Galaxy S3 on Verizon was also tested, among other phones, and lasted 6 hours and 55 minutes.
As the Galaxy S3 has had a lot of praise for the excellence of its battery performance it seems we can safely say that potential iPhone 5 customers have nothing to worry about when it comes to the battery life of the device, as it lasted even longer. In case you’re wondering, the phone that came out tops in this test was the Droid RAZR Maxx, lasting a total of 8 hours and 25 minutes. You’d imagine then that it would all be cut-and-dried as the tests seem to indicate the iPhone 5’s battery performs better than that of the Galaxy S3 but it seems there are some doubts.
Although the Laptop Magazine report concludes by saying the iPhone 5 has a “fairly good battery life,” it is also noted that some forum threads have arisen with customers concerns about the battery performance. In the meantime Smarthouse has come up with an article about iPhone 5 issues including inadequate WiFi and also the battery life. It seems many people are reporting a poor battery performance after their iPhone 5’s are being drained within a few hours. The report goes on to mention plenty of other issues being reported by iPhone 5 users including the build quality that we have touched upon ourselves.