The Alcatel Idol X+ runs on a robust MT6592 octa-core processor, and is the first “true” octa-core smartphone we’ve reviewing toting a chip capable of throttling any number of the eight cores depending on how much power is required.
Alcatel has also thrown in a robust 2,500mAh battery into the mix, which leaves us curious to see how well the CPU is doing in terms of efficiency. Let’s dive in! Read more »
The Nokia XL is a fairly large and heavy phone but it has a relatively small 2,000mAh battery. While its dual-core Cortex-A5 chipset and its WVGA screens are not the biggest battery hogs, we’re testing the dual-SIM version of the phone, which is bound to put extra strain on the battery.
The Nokia XL’s smaller siblings have 1,500mAh batteries so the extra 1″ screen size also comes with a 500mAh advantage. Read more »
The LG G2 mini has a lot to prove being the little heir to a very capable battery performer in the face of the LG G2. The G2 recently received Android KitKat and soared from a 62 hour endurance rating to an 82 hour one.
The G2 mini has the advantage of Android KitKat right from the get go so we’re hoping the stellar work by LG has been transferred here as well. To G2 mini has a much smaller 2,440 mAh battery (compared to the G2′s massive 3,000 mAh juice pack) but the mini also brings a smaller, lower-res display (4.7″ qHD), lower-grade Snapdragon 400 processor with battery-saving Cortex-A7s inside. So let’s look at the numbers. Read more »
After being conceived by LG last year, the G2 launched with Android Jelly Bean under its belt, which was the latest at the time.
Now that some time has passed and all the tests have been done the G2 has had the pleasure of receiving the latest Android on the block – KitKat – and among other optimizations we expected LG to have tweaked and improved the battery performance. Read more »
You’ve probably noticed our in-depth review of the dual-SIM Nokia X is now live on our homepage. Now it is time to share with you the full battery benchmarks breakdown to see for yourself how the Nokia X stacks against the competition.
Nokia X is running on a very-low powered Snapdragon S4 Play chipset with a dual-core Cortex-A5 processor, but it comes with a rather modest by today’s standards 1,500 mAh battery. We didn’t expect some impressive battery performance not just because of the small battery, but also because the dual-SIM connectivity and the 4″ screen display that needs to be lit up. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is bound to become one of the hottest selling handsets and so it must undergo heavy scrutiny. Battery life is an everyday worry, especially with bigger screens and faster chipsets.
The Galaxy S5 screen isn’t much bigger than that of its processor (5.1″ vs. 5″), but it is brighter. The Snapdragon 801 chipset should also offer a big performance boost over the Snapdragon 600 of last year. Read more »
The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is one of the hottest new pieces of Android hardware – it’s hard to believe how thin and light it is until you hold it in your hand. At 6.4mm thick, there’s not much room so the tablet uses a 6,000mAh battery, the same capacity as the previous model.
Snapdragon 801 is a power-efficient chipset (it’s in phones with less than half the battery capacity), but there’s still a 10.1″ screen, which would probably be the main power drain. Read more »
The HTC One (M8) features a slightly bigger battery than its predecessor (2,600mAh vs. 2,300mAh) and an Extreme Power Saving Mode. That’s only for when you really need to stretch the last few percent though, otherwise it would be a shame to limit the speedy Snapdragon 801 chipset.
Note that for this test we didn’t use the power saving mode – we’re aiming to replicate regular daily usage and these modes limit the phone’s features and performance. Read more »
Our review of Nokia Lumia Icon is completed and live on our homepage. Naturally, it is now time we share the complete breakdown of our standardized battery test.
Nokia Lumia Icon runs on the Snapdragon 800 chipset and features a 5″ 1080p AMOLED display. We’ve already met with the Lumia 1520, which shares most of its internal and that one did amazing on our test – so we’ve kind of expected some great numbers from Icon too. Read more »
With the full review of the LG G Pro 2 now complete, it’s time to turn your attention to our battery test and see how LG’s latest phablet fares. One of its main competitors is going to be none other than the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, so it’s going to have to do well to stand a chance.
And chances are it will, when you consider that both phones pack equally large 3,200mAh batteries, have the same chipset and have 1080p displays close in size Read more »
Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is running on the rather low-consumption Snapdragon 400 chipset with four 1.2GHz low-powered Cortex-A7 processor. Even though the SoC may save you some power juice, the big 5.25″ screen estate that has to be lit up won’t be generous with the 2,600 mAh battery.
Now that our review is live on our homepage, we are also ready to share the full breakdown of our dedicated battery endurance test. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy Core LTE’s visit to our office ends up with its full battery life test. The phone is oriented towards those seeking an LTE phone on a budget without compromising battery life. We’ll see if the Galaxy Core LTE fits the bill.
At least on paper, it appears this to be the case. The Galaxy Core LTE sports a 2,100mAh battery, which is more than decent for a 4.5″ qHD screen. However, we’re not sure it’ll be enough to cover the losses from the ageing Cortex-A9 CPU architecture, which isn’t as power efficient as its more modern rivals. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 in our office is the Snapdragon 800-powered version, which features full voice call functionality. This used to be reserved for Samsung’s 7″ tablets, but we’re glad to see Samsung enable this on the larger tablets as well. Users are paying for that LTE modem anyway, might as well get the full benefits.
The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 features a large 8,220mAh Li-Ion battery and uses a chipset found in phones. This makes the sharp 10.1″ screen the primary weight on the battery relative to phones. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo comes in as the second entry in both the new Neo lineup from Samsung, and the Grand family. With a quad-core processor, it hopes to provide more capable performance compared to its predecessor, the Galaxy Grand.
The battery size and overall specs remain the same, so we’ll have to see how much the bump in processing power impact battery life. Let’s dive right in! Read more »
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo shares lots of common features with the original Note 3 model, but is powered by a brand new hexa-core Exynos 5260 chipset with two Cortex-A15 @ 1.7GHz and four Cortex-A7 @ 1.3GHz cores. We have never met this chipset and we were really curious about its battery management. We also wondered if the lower resolution will help the Neo outlast its bigger brother, given that batteries are almost equally matched – 3,100 mAh for the Neo vs 3,200 mAh for the original Galaxy Note 3
Now that our review is live for everybody to read, we took our time and did a thorough battery benchmarking. The results are in and we are ready to share them with you. Read more »