2013-08-27

Samsung Galaxy Core battery life test concludes, numbers are inside

Article cited from http://blog.gsmarena.com by Batterybay.net
We’ve had the Samsung Galaxy Core for enough time now that we got see how good the battery of the affordable smartphone is.
The Samsung Galaxy Core we have here on campus is of the dual-SIM variety which, in theory, should do worse than the single-SIM edition, having to power a second radio all the time. But is it really that bad? Find out after the break.
Now, the Samsung Galaxy Core comes equipped with an 1800 mAh Li-Ion battery, which needs to deal with those dual radios but also the Snapdragon S4 Play chipset and the 4.3″ WVGA screen. Those last two bits have proven to be pretty efficient, so the Galaxy Core is not without its chances to impress here.
The Samsung Galaxy Core managed almost 12 hours in the talk time test – 11:52 hours to be exact, which fairly good, considering that the low-power chipset and the screen can’t help it at all here.

Talk time

  • Huawei Ascend Mate25:12
  • HTC Butterfly12:18
  • Samsung Galaxy Note12:14
  • HTC One mini12:04
  • HTC Desire 600 dual sim11:58
  • Samsung I8530 Galaxy Beam11:58
  • Samsung I8262 Galaxy Core11:52
  • Samsung Galaxy Premier11:30
  • Asus Padfone 211:20
  • HTC Droid DNA11:07
  • HTC Windows Phone 8X11:07
  • Samsung Wave 3 S860011:07
  • Pantech Burst4:46
Web browsing is where the SoC and the screen do play a big part. The Samsung Galaxy Core lasted 6:54h, which was enough to place it in the upper half of our table and comfortably above the other dual-SIM smartphone we recently tested, the HTC Desire 600.

Web browsing

  • Sony Xperia ZR11:20
  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos7:09
  • Samsung Galaxy Express7:09
  • Motorola RAZR i7:06
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa)6:58
  • Apple iPhone 4S6:56
  • Samsung I8262 Galaxy Core6:54
  • HTC One V6:49
  • LG Optimus G Pro6:40
  • Samsung I9105 Galaxy S II Plus6:40
  • Sony Xperia L6:40
  • HTC Droid DNA6:40
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus3:01
And finally we come to the video playback test. The Galaxy Core didn’t get to shine here, with its score of 7 and a half hours sending it lower down the ranks compared to the other two tests.

Video playback

  • Motorola RAZR MAXX (ICS)16:35
  • Samsung Galaxy S III mini7:46
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V7:45
  • Asus Padfone 27:38
  • Huawei Ascend P17:38
  • Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G7:33
  • Samsung I8262 Galaxy Core7:30
  • Sony Xperia ZR7:30
  • HTC Droid DNA7:30
  • Samsung Galaxy Note LTE7:30
  • Samsung Galaxy Xcover 27:30
  • Sony Xperia SP7:27
  • Nokia Lumia 7103:27
When all is said and done and we combine the three results with the stand-by time of the Samsung Galaxy Core we arrive at a rather good endurance rating of 49 hours. That’s going to be the interval between your charges if you do an hour of calling, web browsing and watching videos each a day.
That’s a very impressive result and points that the single-SIM Galaxy Core will get an even higher one because it doesn’t need to deal with a second always-on radio. But even the dual-SIM Galaxy Core gets more than enough juice out of the 1800 mAh juice pack.