First Galaxy S III Battery Tests Show Impressive Talk Time, Video Playback

The boys at GSMArena have posted their first set of battery life test results for the Galaxy S III. With a huge 2100mAh battery and powered by a 4.8″ Super AMOLED display, there have been plenty of questions about how well the Galaxy S III will stand up in the real world.

With 3G talk time, the Galaxy S III put up some pretty amazing scores, surviving for a whopping 10 hours and 20 minutes of constant talk on a single charge. That’s among the best we’ve seen on a smartphone, unless you count the DROID RAZR MAXX and it’s 20 hour and 24 minute talk time on the same test.

When it comes to web browsing, the Galaxy S III lasted 5 hours and 17 minutes, which throws it right in the middle of the pack. There are plenty of smartphones out there that show up the Galaxy S III in this test however, including the Galaxy S Blaze 4G, HTC One V and of course the DROID RAZR MAXX. Among the other devices that best the Galaxy S III here are a number Windows Phone (including the HTC Radar 4G) and iOS devices.

For video playback, the Galaxy S III returns to the top of the pack, again only getting beat out by the DROID RAZR MAXX with 10 hour and 1 minute of battery. That’s 10 hours of continuous video playback to drain almost 90% of the battery.

All in all, I think we can safely say the Galaxy S III has battery life that will easily last you a single work day, which for us hardcore smartphone users is all we really need. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m automatic about charging my phone every night before bed and I bet I’m not alone in that. Now all we need is a release date on T-Mobile. That’s not asking too much is it?


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  • MarcusDW

    So what’s the 43hrs.?

    • Nick Thai

      It’s the total time used for these tests

      • Psaux

        No. To quote the original article (which David linked):

        “The Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III also had a pretty good stand-by endurance, which, combined with its great performance in the individual tests, helped it achieve an endurance rating of 43h. This suggests that you’d need to charge the monstrous smartphone once every 43 hours if you do an hour of 3G talking, video playback and web browsing per day.”

  • Amazing. The more i hear about this phone the more I drool.

    I’m still shocked by how many people were whining about it when it was released. No, it won’t cure cancer, but it’s going to be the best smartphone on the market when it comes out.

    • Sergio D.

      With a screen that big… no it won’t cure cancer, but it will surely give you it!

      • None

        Screens give cancer?

  • lee

    lol before it come out it will be dated!

    • MarcusDW

      And how is that?

  • jessejames111981

    GS3 release date July 13th! will be officially announced in June!

    • Taron19119

      And how u know

    • Care to email me some evidence of this?

    • Khalints

      Friday the 13th? Really….

  • Brian Richards

    I wish samsung could have made this device like the iphone: basically the same on every carrier. Hopefully the next one. That would open up the world of available accessories and release dates so so much.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    This phone’s battery is decent but the Note has better scores at least that’s what GSMArena’s tests shown. The Note beats the GS3 in every area except web browsing if I recall correctly, not looking at the scores right now.

    Still the GS3 is a very nice device and I’ll be looking into it and the PureView 808.

    • J-Hop2o6

      Not a fair comparison since the Note has a battery 2x the size of the GS3 (4500mAh to 2100mAh).

      • Asianfb10

        Correction J-Hop2o6, the notes battery is bigger, but only by 400mAh(2500mAh) battery. I have an AT&T branded Note running on T-Mo right now on ICS……

      • Darkbotic

         4500mAh? Are you in drugs?

  • timonotuptospeedyet

    give us the note and gs3 already timo, wtf?