After all major mobile companies have launched their flagship smartphones, with some of them being already available for purchase and others going live soon, the customers have to choose from four high-end devices namely the Galaxy S4, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z and LG Optimus G Pro, maybe five if we count the BlackBerry Z10. These are the most popular and most appealing smartphones launched this year.
Of course, the hardware is the main reason why people choose a certain device, but the price is important, as well. However, today we're going to talk about another aspect, which is as important as the rest, the battery life. And now we're going to see which smartphone has a longer battery life.
We already know how much juice do the Galaxy S4, Optimus G Pro and Xperia Z hold, but now it's time to put the HTC One to the test. The guys at GSM Arena have made a series of tests in order to see how long it takes for the HTC One to fully discharge while browsing the internet, watching videos and of course in talk time.
As you can see in the screenshot above, the battery of the HTC One is not that impressive in talk time, but it has a similar number to the one of the Galaxy S4, and considering that Samsung's device is the One's most fierce enemy, It's doing pretty well. Nevertheless, if we compare the HTC One's 13:38 with the number of the Razr MAXX we realize that the Taiwan-based company has a lot of room for improvements. The HTC One's score is a little better than the one of its predecessor, the HTC One X+, and the one of the galaxy S3 and iPhone 5.
While it talk time the battery of the HTC one doesn't last so much compared to other handsets, when it comes to web browsing it seems that it has the best performance. So, the HTC One will allow its users to browse the internet for almost ten hours with a single charge, which is pretty impressive especially because competitors like the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 2 haven't passed the 9 hour limit. Also, the battery of the HTC One lasts far longer than the battery of the Sony Xperia Z and the Optimus G Pro. The only score that can be compared with is the one of the iPhone 5, which was beaten by only two minutes, though Apple's product has a considerably smaller screen.
It seems that in the Video Playback test the flagships are aligned around the 10 hour time limit, except for the Motorola Razr MAXX, which has obtained the best score, and the Nokia Lumia 710 , which is kind of the laughing-stock of this test managing to stay alive only 3 hours and 27 minutes. Returning to the HTC One, its battery lasted for about 10 hours in video playback slightly less than the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4.
As an overall performance the HTC One seems to last around 48 hours with one hour of talk time, one hour of web browsing, and one hour of video playback per day. This is pretty decent, but it can't be compared with the endurance performance of the Samsung Galaxy S4, because it seems that the HTC One consumes a lot of battery juice while in standby.
On the other hand, its score is similar to the one of the Sony Xperia Z, but the battery of the HTC One lasts less than the LG Optimus G Pro.
Nevertheless, maybe the company can fix the standby battery problem, this is case the issue is caused by some kind of software bug. Still, I think HTC is more worried about the camera problems than the battery.