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Samsung Galaxy S III scores high in unofficial battery life tests

May 14, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka



The Samsung Galaxy S III has a lot of things to like and some specifications that fell short of expectations for the heavily hyped device. One area that the Galaxy S III is likely to meet or exceed expectations is battery, according to unofficial tests performed by GSM Arena.

GSM Arena performed a few tests on the Galaxy S III to gauge performance and it discovered that Samsung’s flagship phone does a solid to good job in some regards. The Galaxy S III ranked 4th in talk time, 14th in web browsing, and 2nd in video playback. The device delivered 10 hours and 20 minutes of 3G talk time, 5 hours and 17 minutes of web browsing, and 10 hours and 1 minute of video playback.

These tests, while encouraging, don’t tell the whole story. These tests were performed on the GSM i9300 GS III that has a 2100 mAh battery and an Exynos quad-core processor. These results could be different depending on network performance in your local area, and a change in settings and conditions that apply to how people use their phones in the real world. It’s also important to note that users in the United States should probably disregard these tests completely because the GS III variants that come to the U.S. are likely to have Qualcomm chipsets in place of Exynos.

The Droid Razr Maxx outpaces all phones in practically every regard, which shouldn’t surprise anyone anymore. However, the GS III held its own in some key gauges. Use this as an indicator of what might be possible, not a definitive prediction of what you’ll experience once you get your hands on the Galaxy S III. Visit GSM Arena to see the full results.