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#1 +V-Tech

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 16:40

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Complain all you want about the Galaxy S4′s cheap-feeling plastic casing, but the device does have plenty of redeeming features that have nothing to do with its build. Popular United Kingdom-based consumer product testing website Which? over the past week has given the Galaxy S4 awards for being both the fastest smartphone and having the best battery life.
 
In terms of speed, Which? says it put all major smartphone vendors’ flagship devices through its Geekbench 2 test that measures “processor and memory performance across smartphone platforms to provide a standard speed rating.” The Galaxy S4 came out well ahead of the competition in this test, as its Geekbench score of 3188 easily bested the second-place HTC One and its score of 2798.
 
In terms of battery life, the Galaxy S4 scored the highest in both average call time with 1,051 minutes and average Internet use with 405 minutes. The Galaxy S4′s strong battery life is particularly impressive given how many features Samsung has preloaded onto the device.

 

 

 



#2 +Lingwo

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 16:51

I wonder what battery life is like on stock android.



#3 AJerman

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 17:03

I wonder what battery life is like on stock android.

I'd like to see that as well. Would be interesting to see how much of a tax all of those monitoring systems on the S4 have on the battery. None of this is all too surprising news though. The S4 is clocked faster and has a bigger battery than the One, though it's been proven in the past that this doesn't necessarily matter. Honestly at this point all of the high end current gen phones fly through anything you have to do with little to no lag at all. We've hit the point where we have more than enough power for the OS, and any more power mostly helps in gaming. I'm sure the OS will continue to get new features and grow and will need more power in the future, but I don't think we'll see as many slow phones anymore now that we've hit that sweet spot and even gone past it.



#4 Buttus

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 17:16

wow, that's nice, 17.5 hours of talk time!

 

6.75 hours of internet use, i wonder what they did to test it, download a huge file, or keep re-loading a web page over and over?



#5 Praetor

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 17:19

I wonder what battery life is like on stock android.

 

Probably a week of battery life :D



#6 jakem1

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 17:43

Fastest phone and yet it's still laggy :/



#7 DigitalManifestations

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 17:54

In real world performance I'm sure the difference is hardly noticeable. It is a great phone though. I went with the HTC One this time around. We'll see what's out there next time I upgrade. Battery life is decidedly average, maybe slightly above on this phone but worlds better than on my s2.



#8 AJerman

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 18:37

Fastest phone and yet it's still laggy :/

Is it? I was under the impression that their OTA fixed the lag issues they had. I know the HTC One doesn't have lag issues and like I said, it's clocked slower than the SGS4.