GSMArena battery life test

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  1. bubulol macrumors 6502

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    Hi, i think those battery life tests of most of smartphone models are are pretty accurate and objective. The most unbiased website and one of most objective and neutral one among all
    I checked on my own phone (Z3C) and indeed i found similar results

    http://www.gsmarena.com/battery-test.php3

    For users which battery life does matter ;)

    trolling:
    iPhone 6+ is only 19th
    iPhone 6 is 68th

    :p
     
  2. ozaz macrumors 65816

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    I utilise this table when choosing phones. Whilst some people prefer subjective (real life) battery tests, they result in statements like "the phone should get you through a day" that I just don't find useful.

    One aspect of the gsmarena table that is very convenient (and unique to gsmarena as far as I can tell) is the combination of the various battery test results into a single endurance score. However, there are a couple of things I don't like about their tests.

    1. I can't find a description of how many repeat tests they do on a single phone. Do they just test each phone once, or do they do multiple tests to obtain mean scores? Do they just test a single handset of any given model or do they use multiple handsets to exclude the possibility that they possess a dud?

    2. The description of the web browsing test does not indicate how many web pages they use
    http://www.gsmarena.com/gsmarena_lab_tests-review-751p6.php
    If it is a low sample, there is potential for systematic bias in the results

    Because of this, I think it's important to consult the battery life tests from multiple review sites rather than just rely on a single site.
     
  3. Tsepz macrumors 65816

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    I also like it, they give a nice idea of where each phone sits and they confirmed (for me) batt life difference I saw between my S4 I9500 last year compared to a friend's I9505, he used his phone heavier than I did with more apps yet got a little further than I did on a charge and thats despite his variant having LTE.

    Some don't like GSMArena's batt tests due to results not favouring their phone of choice though, but in my experience so far they seem to be on point.
     
  4. bubulol thread starter macrumors 6502

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    To get same result, i was forced to stay on one website page only
    I do believe if you switch website pages frequently, web browsing battery life could decrease deeper
     
  5. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Link doesn't open for me, but in my reasoning choosing a phone for battery life is like choosing a car for the tires. There are so many options for external power these days.
     
  6. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    With all the resources available on the Internet, I generally just look at all of them to gauge on whether battery should be good or not. So if GSM, Anan, Verge, Engadget, MKBHD, ect., all say good things about the battery than I will expect good battery life.

    I also tend to stay away from what people say in comments or message boards, as most will exaggerate (only tell you about the best day of battery life they had) or have too many variables to properly gauge (ei: signal strength, accurate app load, settings, ect. ) so some one who is in a great reception area, no apps installed, only one account to sync, may surf the web for an hour and barely see a hit in battery, but someone else with the same phone could be in a crappy reception area, have hundreds of apps installed, have several accounts being synced, and play a game for an hour and kill the battery. Both have the same phone and both show 1hr screen on time, but person 2 would show significantly less battery.
     
  7. jamezr macrumors G3

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    Tires no..... but gas mileage yes!! Gas mileage would equate more to battery life than tires. People do choose cars for better gas mileage and people do choose phones for better battery life.
     
  8. I7guy macrumors G5

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    True, and people also choose cars over others with worse gas mileage and people also choose phones with worse battery life over others.
     
  9. jamezr macrumors G3

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    Yes.... But it was your useless analogy.
     
  10. I7guy macrumors G5

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    No sir, that analogy was on the mark. Of course feel free to disagree.
     
  11. jamezr macrumors G3

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    GSMArena battery life test


    Oh yeah it's funny how you prove yourself wrong for us. Thanks!
    Feel free to make more..., they are quite amusing.
     
  12. I7guy macrumors G5

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    In these days with all of the external power options I rarely worry about battery power. I can go without plugging into a wall for about four days if needed. These battery life tests are internet talking points. Most people I deal with do not buy a phone based on expected battery life at the top of their list, especially with all of the external power solutions available. All they want is for the phone to last though the period of time of most usage. (I'm sure there are those outliers that look at specs rather than function)

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    Can't stand it when I'm right. eh?
     
  13. gotluck macrumors 603

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    The tire analogy was not on the mark, gas mileage would be more appropriate
     
  14. bubulol thread starter macrumors 6502

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    man, giving straight results of battery life its better than nothing
    Of course, you need to compare it and check other sources
    No-one said everyone will get about same battery life
    As many test claim, it would be base on ''average" use
    Note GSMA rank doesnt give any detail about how long will battery life last
    As i said above, it gives you a straight result of certain battery life parameters (web browsing, time calling, videos...)
     
  15. ozaz macrumors 65816

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    I'm different. I consider it inconvenient to carry around an external power source and remember to keep it charged.

    I want all flagship phones to be able to last 48 hours of moderate use. Fingers crossed, this is the year. Its not because I don't want to charge every night (I will continue to do that) and its not because I regularly run out of charge (on most days, a phone with mediocre battery life is sufficient for me).

    It's because such a phone will not let me down on those occasional (and often unplanned) days of very heavy use. These are typically the days when I'm most dependent on my phone.
     
  16. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Not sure about those results - I've had a good share of those phones on that list - and things like the Z2 were not great battery wise. Indeed I'd only get around 2.5-3 hours screen on time max with my Xperia Z2.

    Likewise the Lumia 1520 whilst great for battery - didn't particularly last any longer in my every day use than my Note 3 or iPhone 6+ did/does.

    As for iPhone 6, in my experience it lasted just as long as my Galaxy S5 & HTC M8.

    So yeah, I think the variables (signal strength and gsm bands in an area) and the personal usage of a phone/device can make those results posted at the least 'inaccurate', at the worst 'way off base'.


    Regardless .... was there any reason to create a thread like this for starting trolling / flamewars ? Isn't there enough testosterone and ego in this forum section without the need to create threads to agitate hostilities.
     
  17. jamezr macrumors G3

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    He can't post an independant tech site battery test results in the Alternative section? Anyone making new purchases or comparisons would find this information quite useful.
     
  18. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    It was the manner of post and the obvious baiting in which he framed his opening post. He can make a joke about the obvious trolling, but that doesn't stop it being any the less troll like in its purpose or intent. We simply do not need threads with that intent here. Not necessarily the battery results themselves (that's fair) but the overall context to which that opening post was framed. Especially when taken post history into account, its clear that bias and ego were certainly at play.
     
  19. mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    Very useful and unbiased info that I've referred to myself. It's meant to compare different phones under the same scientific testing conditions and not to compare against your own usage. Only column it needs is gaming which is on the extreme end of usage since it uses most if not all CPU and GPU cores. Stand outs are Z3 compact and Note 4. Surprised bigger battery of iPhone 6+ doesn't do as well as 6.
     
  20. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    What? Such nonsense. The 6+ has vastly superior battery life to the iPhone 6. Why must you continuously attempt to undermine threads with such hocum, its getting very repetitive & predictable at this stage.
     
  21. mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    Looks like 1080p resolution of 6+ has more of an impact on browsing battery life which is the most common usage. Nobody cares that much about talk time and data cap sort of limits video. Common sense to me.
     
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    MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Your posts have repeatedly shown Common sense and you are very distant cousins. Barely even acquaintances.

    The 6+ achieves well over 6 hours screen on time whether that be watching media such as YouTube videos, eBook reading & safari browsing. Its battery life is far superior in daily use than the iPhone 6.
     
  23. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    LOL, poor iPhone6+, while being larger than the N4, and having a smaller screen, the exchangeable-battery (which would, otherwise, mean somewhat less capavity than with non-exchangeable batteries) Note4 has some 10% battery battery life...
     
  24. mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    Note 4 has higher resolution too. With SD card slot you can have 128GB worth of media per card to take advantage of the 55% longer video playback battery life. That's nothing short of amazing.
     
  25. bubulol thread starter macrumors 6502

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    man, i was kidding about iPhone battery life (see my smiley above it)
    i actually think it can be useful for users who are preoccupied with battery life
    A fair list with objective figures (endurance rating, web browsing, vidéos...)
    Free feel for everyone to check others sources for completing datas about battery life
     

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