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LG Opitmus 3D Max battery life test is complete, here go the results

Compared to its predecessor‘s 1500 mAh battery, the one found in the LG Optimus 3D Max P720 has received a rather modest 20 mAh bump in capacity. Interestingly enough, a year ago we would have considered a 1520 mAh battery as a large one by any standard. Today however, it appears downright insufficient, especially when there’s a 3D screen waiting to be powered.

As you have probably guessed by now, we approached the battery test of the LG Optimus 3D Max with a pinch of suspicion. Here goes the full breakdown.

As always, we kicked off the device’s battery trial with a look at its talk time endurance. Quite surprisingly, the LG Optimus 3D Max P720 lasted for 8 hours and 42 minutes before it gave up – a result which is impressive given the modest battery on tap.


Talk time

  • Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX
    20:24
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
    12:14
  • Samsung Wave 3 S8600
    11:07
  • HTC One X (AT&T, LTE)
    10:35
  • Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III
    10:20
  • HTC One V
    10:00
  • HTC One X
    9:57
  • HTC One S
    9:42
  • Samsung I9103 Galaxy R
    9:40
  • HTC Sensation XL
    9:30
  • Nokia Lumia 710
    9:05
  • HTC Vivid
    9:02
  • HTC Rhyme
    8:48
  • LG Optimus 3D Max P720
    8:42
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V
    8:41
  • Meizu MX
    8:39
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
    8:35
  • Nokia Lumia 800
    8:25
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus
    8:23
  • Samsung Captivate Glide
    8:20
  • HTC Rezound (LTE)
    8:10
  • Samsung Galaxy Note (LTE)
    8:02
  • Apple iPhone 4S
    7:41
  • HTC Evo 4G LTE (LTE)
    7:21
  • Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G
    7:14
  • Samsung i937 Focus S
    7:25
  • Samsung Rugby Smart I847
    7:09
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro
    6:57
  • Nokia N9
    6:57
  • HTC Radar
    6:53
  • BlackBerry Curve 9380
    6:52
  • Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T (LTE)
    5:53
  • LG Nitro HD (LTE)
    5:16
  • HTC Titan II (LTE)
    5:10
  • BlackBerry Bold 9790
    5:00
  • Pantech Burst
    4:46

Things took a different turn in the web browsing section of the test. Here, the smartphone achieved 4 hours and 10 minutes before calling it quits – hardly a dream-team result. Apparently, the extra 3D trickery the screen is capable of takes a toll on the battery even when not in use.

Web browsing

  • Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX
    7:23
  • HTC Radar
    7:17
  • Apple iPhone 4S
    6:56
  • HTC One V
    6:49
  • BlackBerry Curve 9380
    6:40
  • Samsung i937 Focus S
    6:15
  • Samsung Rugby Smart I847
    5:53
  • Pantech Burst
    5:51
  • Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G
    5:45
  • HTC Evo 4G LTE
    5:41
  • Samsung Wave 3 S8600
    5:34
  • Samsung Captivate Glide
    5:33
  • Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
    5:24
  • HTC Sensation XL
    5:20
  • Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III
    5:17
  • HTC Rezound
    5:16
  • HTC Rhyme
    5:08
  • Samsung I9103 Galaxy R
    5:07
  • HTC One X (AT&T)
    5:03
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro
    4:50
  • HTC Vivid
    4:46
  • Meizu MX
    4:35
  • Nokia N9
    4:33
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
    4:24
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V
    4:20
  • HTC One X
    4:18
  • LG Optimus 3D Max P720
    4:10
  • Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T
    4:10
  • Nokia Lumia 800
    4:07
  • HTC Titan II (LTE)
    4:05
  • HTC One S
    4:03
  • BlackBerry Bold 9790
    4:02
  • LG Nitro HD
    4:00
  • Nokia Lumia 710
    3:51
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
    3:35
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus
    3:01

The video playback time of the LG Optimus 3D Max P720 was even worse than we expected. The handset achieved only 3 hours and 28 minutes of 2D video playback on a single charge – a score which barely bested the worst performer in this section by a minute. A worse showcase in 3D is guaranteed on this instance.

Video playback

  • Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX
    14:17
  • Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III
    10:01
  • Samsung Rugby Smart I847
    9:34
  • HTC One S
    9:28
  • Apple iPhone 4S
    9:24
  • HTC Evo 4G LTE
    9:07

  • Nokia N9
    8:40
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
    8:25
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
    8:00
  • Samsung i937 Focus S
    7:55
  • Samsung Wave 3 S8600
    7:52
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V
    7:45
  • Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G 7:33
  • Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
    7:30
  • HTC One X (AT&T)
    6:26
  • Samsung I9103 Galaxy R
    6:21
  • HTC Sensation XL
    6:12
  • Samsung Captivate Glide
    6:04
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus
    6:02
  • HTC Vivid
    6:00
  • HTC Radar
    5:54
  • Nokia Lumia 800
    5:52
  • HTC Titan II
    5:50
  • BlackBerry Bold 9790
    5:47
  • HTC One X
    5:45
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro
    5:44
  • Pantech Burst
    5:38
  • Meizu MX
    5:27
  • HTC Rhyme
    5:23
  • HTC One V
    5:20
  • Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T
    5:18
  • BlackBerry Curve 9380
    5:09
  • HTC Rezound
    5:03
  • LG Nitro HD
    4:17
  • LG Optimus 3D Max P720
    3:28
  • Nokia Lumia 710
    3:27

Despite the rather disappointing web browsing and video playback battery times, the LG Optimus 3D Max P720 managed the commendable endurance rating of 34 thanks to power-efficient standby mode. You would need to recharge the smartphone every 34 hours if you use it for an hour each of telephony, web browsing and video playback every day.

In a nutshell, the LG Optimus 3D Max P720 proved extremely efficient in standby mode, as well as talk time endurance. Given the 3D nature of the device however, we believe that those are not exactly the areas where a solid battery performance was top priority.

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