Samsung Galaxy S5 outshines iPhone 5s in Battery life tests

Galaxy S5 - iPhone 5s Battery

A new battery life comparison chart has revealed the performance of the Samsung Galaxy S5 as well as iPhone 5s, with contrasting results especially in terms of 3D gaming and talk time. The iPhone 5s marginally edges out the Samsung flagship with regards to battery consumption during web-browsing, which is possibly the only positive out of this comparison for the handset.

The web browsing tests were conducted over Wi-Fi with the display of the phones turned up to 230 nits so as to get a fair idea of their performance. Interestingly, as you can see the chart at the top, the iPhone 5s scored almost on par with the Galaxy S5, which was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in February, and goes on sale in April.

However, as you can see in the charts below, the Samsung Galaxy S5 offers significantly better battery life in the 3D gaming and talk time tests.

Galaxy S5 - iPhone 5s 3D Gaming

Galaxy S5 - iPhone 5s Talk Time

It doesn’t come as a big surprise as the iPhone 5s features a 1,560 mAh battery in comparison with the 2,800 mAh unit on the Galaxy S5.

It again highlights the point that we’ve been making. Apple is too obsessed about making their devices thinner. I think the iPhone 5s is already very thin, so if it can manage to make the components even more compact for the next generation iPhone, it should make use of the additional space to include a larger battery rather than making iPhone 6 even thinner.

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