Which Android Device Has The Best Battery Life?

Posted: August 25, 2010 in Android

Well as you can see from the chart above, the Droid X takes the cake! (Which as an owner I’m pretty happy about!)

I’m surprised to not see the Droid 1 on the chart, but I guess it has hit its end of life at Verizon already.  So we can see the Droid X and Droid 2 are the two top main stream phones on the list for battery time.  The Dell Streak which was just silently launched by Dell rates up between the two, but I’m unsure if that device is trying to be classified as a phone or a tablet.

So why the huge gap in time between those three devices and the bottom Samsung/HTC devices.  Well it seems all those people drooling to get their hands on an AMOLED or Super AMOLED screen, got something else along with it.  A battery killer.  Does that make these phones bad?  Not necessarily.  As Droid-life.com pointed out, you can simply avoid things like bright white screens that use more power, or consider buying a higher capacity battery to alleviate some of the pain.

So how did they run the test?  They already had a program designed to test a laptops battery.  It would open a browser, visit a popular website, stay on the page for 60 seconds, close the browser, and restart that process until the battery is dead.  They just ported this over to Android to use it on the phones.  They admit this doesn’t take into account texting or making phone calls, but they say, and I agree, it’s a pretty fair comparison of what you’ll get out of these phones if they’re used under similar circumstances.

So with this new knowledge would you still be looking at a HTC Incredible over a Droid X or Droid X?  Or how about a Dell Streak over an Evo 4G?  Either way you choose, there’s pro’s and con’s to every device, but battery life is probably up there on the list of important features on most people’s lists.

Source: Laptopmag.com

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