Sign in

Sign in to confirm

Have you forgotten your password?

... or login with Facebook:

Don't have an AndroidPIT account yet? Sign up

Which smartphone has the best battery?

Sterling Keys

Batteries are a main contender for many people when it comes to what kind of a smartphone they are picking. Several companies boast the specs while some hide them under the rug and hope that everything else will detract from their battery. One thing for sure, everybody could always use a little more juice during the day whether that be through bringing an extra battery pack or charger with them wherever they may be.

Samsungs Galaxy S4 scoops the iPhone 5 on battery life
Well, does it come as any surprise that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is on top, yet again? / © Which?

Well, the fellows over at the Which? Blog did a battery test recently where they pitted the flagship models of different companies. In the test conditions, all the display screens were set to the same brightness level (a comfortable reading level) and browsing was recorded over a 3G connection.

Which phone has the best battery life
© Which?

As you can see from the infographic above, the Samsung Galaxy S4 consistently ranked in the top of the pack in terms of how its battery lasted.  With its 2600 mAh battery, the Galaxy S4 endured almost 1060 minutes of continuous connections and 405 minutes of Internet browsing.  Among the stragglers of the pack, the Nokia Lumia 920 came in at a disappointing 444 minutes of talk time compared to 235 minutes of Internet use.

Is your phone on the list above? If so, do you find the tests to be accurate with your own personal experiences? 

Related Topics

From the forum. Join the discussion now!


Write new comment:
  • liljom Dec 15, 2013 Link

    I just took a look at my wife's LG G2. After 24 hours and 40 mins it was at 81%!!! I was like, what the hell?! I checked and it was not charged that 24 hours, and the screen was on only 41 minutes, but still...

  • CJ Brown Aug 29, 2013 Link

    No tests run on the LG? I think there should be a comparison test involving their latest Optima

  • Philipp Junghannß (My1) Aug 18, 2013 Link

    @wonez can you pls read the comments...
    and Note 2 hasnt even the biggest, some Motorola has an even bigger bettery...

  • wonez Aug 18, 2013 Link

    why there is no note 2 u dump rly like samsung pay u for gs4 ads lets forgot good thinks give us new note 2 got bigest battery

  • Andre Bakker Aug 16, 2013 Link

    I9500 i think becaulse not everyone got the exynos octa core, you should need to test to see diffrence between these two phones

  • Philipp Junghannß (My1) Aug 16, 2013 Link

    @andre I wanted to ask same question. Note 2 has a lager Battery than the Champ the S4 and no FullHD, and such, but main question WHICH S4 was tested the I9500 Exynos variant or the I9505 Snapdragon Variant???
    @sterling, youre probably right...

  • Sterling Keys Aug 16, 2013 Link

    Yeah Andre, in the source article by Which? they said they decided to exclude the Galaxy Note 2, but if it was tested, would have most likely blown all the contenders out of the water.

  • Andre Bakker Aug 15, 2013 Link

    Why its not showing up the note2? , becaulse the bigger battery?