- Nov 2, 2011
I think this is the best that I have gotten with mixed usage a lot of phone calls mostly on 4g but wifi being on the whole time looking for a connection.
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I suggest anyone complaining of battery just purchase a battery case. I don't worry about my iphone battery at all.
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I do a lot of video streaming on my S4 and I tore through my battery faster on an average day at work, which required battery swaps before I hit home, while my 5S got through the day on the same usage, again video streaming, allowing me to plug in the charger when I reach home at about 10 percent.
That to me shows that in a real world scenario Apple came up on top. One could attribute that to any form of theoretical reasoning but in a real world test I found the iPhone 5S to be more resilient. Maybe it's because of how iOS doesn't allow notifications and background actions freely nilly.
Do note I usually do the same things on my phones everyday. Can't really argue with the consistency I find on both phones. IPhones have smaller batteries, yes, but if I'm getting about the same or even better battery life in some cases over the far bigger battery of the S4, I must say Samsung really has to address the battery management much like Motorola did on their Moto phones.
I attribute Android phones of the past, for example, the S2s and the generations before to be on par with battery lives of iPhones because their specs aren't that high compared to the S4s of today. Of course they are going to have better battery lives than probably the iPhone 5s.
Whatever it is, it still remains that iOS manages battery better than most Android forks or variants.
No offense, but what you're saying makes literally no sense and has no technical basis to it. The processors in the S2 used more power than the more powerful quad-core processors in today's devices. LTE radios back in 2011 were absolutely terrible for battery usage. Additionally, the QC processors that were being used in devices like the S3 US Variants were WAY more power efficient than the Exynos and S3 processors used in the S2. You're saying that those 60nm Dual Core processors back then, and 1st gen LTE radios were on par with the wildly more efficient 28nm processors and LTE radios that followed them. It makes, literally, no sense whatsoever.
There is no battery benchmark that states the S2 got better battery life than an S3 (and certainly not an S4) because it didn't. So it's a complete oxymoron that you'd say "of course they got better battery life than an iPhone" when their are being easily outperformed by their upgrades in battery performance...
Secondly, the iPhone tends to stream very lower resolution video from websites and even apps like YouTube. Web video is clearly lower resolution because I did a side by side with a Droid Maxx next to the 5S (5" 720p AMOLED), for example, so your comparing video streaming on one device to another isn't even an apples to apples comparison. This is why video rundown tests use offline video, but even those tests are pretty bad with controlled brightness, use of WiFi for the whole time, etc. which completely ignores the fact that the power consumption of other components in the device (like the cell radio, etc.) may actually be better in one and worse in the other.
I had the Galaxy S1, S2, S3, other half has the S4. I had the iPhone 5S (VZW). I have the Note III. The 5S wasn't on par with the S3, S4, or Note III for battery life.
I force HD on YouTube on iOS, enjoy the same kind of content there, but I still got through the day on the same usage while I would struggle on the S4 as I head home.
It doesn't mean your experience is better or mine is better, but I'm just saying what you claim to be wouldn't be true for everyone.
You can't force HD on a Web feed when the stream is clearly lower resolution (and thus much less data to transfer) on the iPhone. Some things aren't fixable (out of the box) but do help give the look of better power management.
Most people I know complain about their iPhone. They aren't even usable at my rink because they shut themselves off in the cold, lol. It the battery is dead in a couple hours of sitting there due to them dealing badly with temperatures my S3 laughed at.
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Firstly I use the official YouTube app.
Secondly you are stating that Samsung phones work better in the extreme conditions than iPhones. That's great, use your Samsung Galaxy phones.
Real question is what are you trying to prove with your statements exactly, just say it out for everyone. What's your whole point here?
He charged the phone 2 times obviouslyThis is my friends phone !how s that possible !
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S2s uses less overall power than S4s = fact.
But the S4s have a bigger battery as well. It balances out. I'm just saying that even on lower generation Android phones they required more battery capacity to run for the same time an iPhone does.
In an equal world if every single phone had the same battery capacity I would say iOS devices will always run more efficiently. It doesn't even matter whose definition of efficient is correct, an iPhone or iPad would theoretically run longer if it had the same battery capacities as any other phone or tablet.
Lets sidestep a little and take an example, if you were a salesman and you had nothing to depend on except just the phone and its battery, and had no charging devices around.
You use a number of apps to look at a few documents, to edit them. Plus you make a few phone calls, make a few Instant messages, look at a few videos shown by clients, search the web for news or for information.
At the end of the day, you just happen to need to make one last call home to your wife but guess what, one phone does and the other doesn't, because the other phone died on him. Died!
Guess which phone the person is going to say is better, the one that didn't die! It doesn't matter what super duper superhero stuff the other phone does it's never going to be the best FOR HIM.
No matter what anyone says is the best wouldn't ever stand up to that experience. It never could.
Same case for you, when you mentioned how people complained about their phone dying at the rink. Same exact case.