Thursday, February 13, 2014

iPad Air Battery Life Beats Other Tablets, Surprising Result with iPad 2

New test conducted by Which? Test Lab, a consumer test organization in the United Kingdom appears that Apple' iPad Air outperforms competing tablets by relatively large margin when it comes in battery life.

The battery usage test covered both Internet and video use, and included also iPad 2 and Retina iPad Mini, that the iPad Air bested them as well as tablets competing companies like Samsung, Amazon, and Google.

They tested how long the battery in each of the tablet lasts when browsing the internet and watching video, Which? explains That:
Each time we test a tablet we check the battery life for web browsing over wi-fi, with 3G (if applicable) and for video playback. To ensure parity across products we set their screen brightness to 200 nits (a reasonable daytime brightness level) using a light meter. We’ll also test how long the battery takes to fully recharge.

In the internet browsing test, iPad Air’s battery lasted for 658 minutes, or nearly 11 hours. The Retina iPad mini came in second place with 614 minutes of battery life (just over 10 hours). Surprisingly, the iPad 2, which was launched in 2011, took the third place with 590 minutes (almost 10 hours). while the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 lasted just 483 minutes and 481 minutes (8 hours), respectively.

In the video test, the iPad Air lasted quite a bit longer than its competitors at 777 minutes (almost 13 hours). Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 came in second, it lasted for 714 minutes (almost 12 hours), followed by Google Nexus 7, which lasted for 669 minutes (just over 11 hours). the iPad 2 and the Retina iPad mini fared decently at 660 (11 hours) and 604 (just over 10 hours) minutes, respectively, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 came last, its battery lasted for only 465 minutes (7.75 hours).

Source: Which? Tech Daily via MacRumors 

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