it is without question that the old brick phones have far superior battery life than the smartphones of today, but if I'm not mistaken the phones in the $9.99 category have more or less the same power efficiency as those old bricks. this leads me to the conclusion that phones with screens that have a high dpi and large screen use a considerable higher amount of power than those phones with a dpi of 140. let me explain my claim. I have a Samsung star. the battery on this thing lasts a min of 3days high usage. it has a low dpi and small screen. what I'm trying to say is if a Samsung galaxy s2 had a 3" screen with 140 dpi, its possible that the phone could last several days on single charge. do you guys think this is possible ?
The screen is the greatest consumer of energy. I can imagine a Note II battery, a SIII baterry lasting weeks on a small screen ... but then again, who wants that? I´ve gotten used to the fact that batteries today need a continuous source of sustenance. And it´s not a hassle for me at all. I have it at home, in the car, at the office and even in the WC. So, I´m ready. Unless there´s a catastrophic power failure all over the place. But even like that I won´t worry. I´ve got my jungle drums stowed away for emergent situations.
personally I have to criticize all phone makeres on the fact that they force us to use li-on batteries, why haven't they let us use rechargeable cell batteries ?
here's the stats. a li-ion battery holding 1750 MHz is the same size as 8 AAA batteries at 1000MHZ each so 1750 MHz vs 8000MHz-clear to see which technology is superior. what they don't do it ? probably because they have their fingers in li-ion battery companies...but HTC is famous for buying other companies, why couldn't they just buy energizer or gold peak, there's also Duracell to consider aswell.
by what you said Dell, it shows that the processor and 3G4G internet connections use just about zero power, but to prove the theory I just need to know what the battery life is of the S3 and N2. can't trust what those sites say, need real figures.