iPhone 5S vs. Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One Comparison: Apple Defeated in Battery Life Test by Android Rivals

  • Michael Briggs , Design & Trend Staff Writer
  • Nov, 21, 2013, 02:59 PM

A new battery life test from Which? Tech Daily has deemed Apple's new iPhone 5S and 5C inadequate in comparison to several of the tech giant's Android competitors.

The test examined eight smartphones running different operating systems to see just how much juice users can expect when making calls and browsing the internet with 3G. Which? used a phone network simulator that levels the signal strength so that it was constant for each smartphone and used each on a "readable," rather than maximum, screen brightness level. Each smartphone was fully charged prior to the test.

Here are the official results:

Call Time in Minutes

Samsung Galaxy S4- 1,051

HTC One- 771

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini- 746

Apple iPhone 5S- 651

Blackberry Z10- 600

HTC One Mini- 592

Apple iPhone 5C- 564

Nokia Lumia 1020- 460

3G Internet Usage in Minutes

Samsung Galaxy S4- 405

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini- 394

HTC One Mini- 385

HTC One- 339

Blackberry Z10- 335

Nokia Lumia 1020- 306

Apple iPhone 5S- 298

Apple iPhone 5C- 252

A previous test from Which? hailed the 5S as the "fastest phone ever tested."

Researchers pitted the top smartphones from HTC, LG, Apple and Samsung against eachother to measure their processing speeds and performance.

Here's the top-seven finishers along with their single-core and multi-core scores:

1.) iPhone 5S: 1410 (single), 2561 (multi)

2.) LG G2: 882 (single), 2355 (multi)

3.) Samsung Galaxy S4: 687 (single), 1939 (multi)

4.) HTC One: 643 (single), 1805 (multi)

5.) iPhone 5C: 711 (single), 1281 (multi)

6.) Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini: 649 (single), 1135 (multi)

7.) HTC One Mini: 477 (single), 880 (multi)

From Which?: "In June of this year we found the iPhone 5 had been eclipsed and that the Samsung Galaxy S4 had seized the number one spot for processor speed. In fact the iPhone 5 languished back in 7th place. But Apple is back. New Which? lab tests have revealed that the recently released iPhone 5S has broken all records in our processor benchmarking tests."

The benchmark tests were used with Geekbench software.

"These benchmarks are useful as they let us compare phones against one another but they aren't the be all and end all," said Which? technology researcher Jon Barrow.

"In truth most of the top phones feel fantastically smooth in everyday use. The iPhone 5s will feel a little snappier when swiping through menus and opening apps - and that fraction of a second when you launch a programme is not to be underestimated when you consider how often we use our phones. But premium handsets, like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One, also feel lighting fast."


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