Friday, July 18, 2008
iPhone's Battery Life Tops
The first iPhone 3G battery test results are in, and it beats the competition with an average of 5 hours and 38 minutes talking non-stop on AT&T's 3G network. The closest competitor—only five minutes short—was the Samsung Instinct.
PC World says that the result is remarkable knowing that AT&T's HSDPA/UMTS network is very power-hungry because voice calls use the more battery-demanding 3G band. Apple's own tests give the new iPhone a 5 hour talk time over 3G, so that's 38 minutes more.
They didn't test the latest iPhone's battery life over 2G networks, which Apple rates at 10 hours (the same as the iPhone classic). Its a pity that the test doesnt include Nokia as it would be great to see how Nokia will fair against the iPhone.
via PC World