Samsung’s Galaxy S III packs a quad-core Exynos processor, which might scare off consumers who are looking for less power and more battery life. As it turns out, the phone performed rather well in a series of recent battery tests. In fact, it managed to provide 10 hours and 20 minutes of talk time, 5 hours and 17 minutes of web browsing and 10 hours and one minute of video playback. The tests were performed recently by GSMArena.
The phone’s talk-time battery life was only bested by the Samsung Wave 3 S8600, the Galaxy Note and the Motorola DROID RAZR Maxx. Its biggest competitor, arguably the One X, was not tested in the benchmarks. The Galaxy S III fell in the middle of the pack in the web browsing benchmarks, where it fell behind 13 other phones. The DROID RAZR MAXX and its 3,300mAh battery won that test with an average of 7 hours and 23 minutes of web browsing. However, Samsung’s phone also excelled in video playback tests where it again lost to the DROID RAZR MAXX but beat every other phone tested.
This is certainly good news for anyone looking to grab the Galaxy S III this summer when it lands in the United States, although the results may vary drastically should Samsung decide to include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 chip for LTE networks here.