Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5 vs HTC One: Which Smartphone Has the Longest Battery Life?

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Galaxy S4, the new flagship smartphone of the South Korean tech giant is almost the same as its predecessor Galaxy S3 in terms of form factor. Altohugh the South Korean giant has made it a point to bring some changes in the mighty successor. For instance, it is slightly thinner than S3 despite of packing a powerful 2,600 mAh battery.

It is for sure that Galaxy S4 has some impressive specifications including the full HD 1080p display, octa core processor and a many others, but, at the end of the day, consumers need solid battery backup, which is very important to perform all the operations without any hassle.

Keeping the importance of the battery in mind, GSMArena has come up with an extensive battery testing of Galaxy S4 and has come up with impressive results.

When compared with the competitors, Galaxy S4 has scored better and has managed to come at the top of all three tests conducted including talk time, web browsing and video playback. Out of the two variants of Galaxy S4 including Snapdragon 600 processor and not the Exynos 5 Octa based model, the report noted that only the former variant for involved in the test.

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Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5 vs HTC One:  Which Handset Has Better Battery?

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Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 5 vs HTC One: Battery Test

While, Galaxy S4 battery life was compared to the potential of more than 20 different mobile phones, but only few in the market match up with the heavyweight in terms of specs. Especially iPhone 5 and HTC One are the direct rivals to the S3 successor. Hence, when the Galaxy S4 was tested in terms of battery - based on talktime, video playback and web browsing categories - HTC One and iPhone 5 were the nearest contenders as compared to other smartphone models.

However, Samsung new flagship beat them all with a score of 63 hours endurance rating, which means, how long the battery will last between charges on average usage of one hour calling, web browsing and video playback every day.

According to the report, in the talk time test, Galaxy S4 battery offered 13 hours 53 minutes of talk time, which was on par with the talk time offered by the battery in HTC One and better than that in iPhone 5. Wheres, HTC One managed 13 hours 38 minutes of talk time, while iPhone 5 was wavering at the bottom with 8 hours 42 minutes of talk time.

In the web browsing test, the results were completely opposite, as HTC One came out to be a winner in this category with 9 hours 58 minutes of browsing time, followed by iPhone 5 falling short by few minutes scoring 9 hours 56 minutes. However, Galaxy S4 lagged behind by an hours time, scoring only 8 hours 42 minutes of battery life, when it came to web browsing.

In terms of video playback, S4 scored marginally better numbers than its stiff competitors with a longevity of 10 hours and 16 minutes of life. While, iPhone 5 and HTC One were just few minutes behind.

Hence, in terms of battery it can be said that Galaxy S4 is a good performer in individual categories with all the credits going to its efficient standby. But not to forget, that HTC One and iPhone 5 have proved to be sturdy rivals to the Samsung flagship, especially after this battery test.

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