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Samsung Galaxy S3 Gets Thumbs Up In Battery Tests

The Samsung Galaxy S III will soon be with us, and some good news has just emerged from GSM Arena's battery life tests.

Given that the S III is loaded with a powerful quad-core processor, and an expansive 4.8in HD display, the worry was that the battery might be put under some strain. However, the 2,100mAh power unit acquitted itself admirably, when put through its paces.

GSM Arena found that in its 3G talk-time test (with the screen kept off), the phone lasted for no less than 10 hours and 20 minutes on a single charge, beating out the HTC One V and S by 20 and 40 minutes, respectively. As a comparison, the S II managed just 8 hours 30 minutes.

The S III didn't fare as well, when it came to web browsing longevity, settling in the middle of the pack with 5 hours and 17 minutes of juice, but that's still a decent result.

Video playback, saw the new Galaxy storm to second place - managing 10 hours of continuous film watching, before 90 per cent of the battery was drained. That was second only to Motorola's Droid RAZR MAXX (which tops all categories, with its whopping 3,300mAh battery).

So, on the whole that's a very good show for Samsung. Stand-by longevity was also good, with the S III hitting 43 hours, before it gave out.

Source: GSM Arena