The much anticipated Samsung flagship phone that was only recently announced became the target of a test by the folks over at GSMArena. The I9300 a.k.a Samsung Galaxy S3 was put through the wringer and its battery was pushed to its limits in the tests that were conducted. The battery life which is a respectable 2100 mAh one was apparently still a cause for concern given the phone’s battery sucking Super AMOLED display. The 3G talk-time test saw the S3 hitting a time of 10 hours and 20 minutes to put it at fourth place below the Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx, Samsung Galaxy Note and Samsung Wave 3 S8600. Secondly, the phone underwent a browsing test on a full charge and it apparently managed 5 hours and 17 minutes which put it in the middle of the pack.
Although that performance isn’t what you would expect from a flagship device, web pages which are predominantly white in color does not bode well for the AMOLED screen so it apparently did a lot better than it was expected to. As for the video playback part of the test, the device reportedly did very well by playing video constantly for 10 hours and 1 minute to discharge 90% of a full battery. That last score saw it hit second place behind the Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx which notched up 14 hours and 17 minutes of video playback on a single charge. Finally, for an overall endurance test where only an hour of voice calls on 3G, video playback and web browsing were performed a day, the device which was basically on standby for the rest of the time lasted an alleged 43 hours. What do you think about the battery life exhibited in the test? For more details about the testing that took place, just click on the source link below.
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