Many people would agree that battery life is the worst part of owning a smartphone these day. You have all that power at the palm of your hand and yet you can’t use it as much as you’d like if you don’t want to look for a charger in the middle of the day. Of course, there are smartphones which have a pretty decent battery life and I believe many of you would agree that Note line belongs in that category. These phablets have always had good battery life compared to other smartphones and that’s a part of their appeal. Do you wonder how Galaxy Note 4 fares compared to the Note 2, 3 and a bunch of other devices? Read on.
Guys from PlayWares (Korean website) put Galaxy Note 4 to the test. For your information, we’re talking about an Exynos version of the device here. They tested the device in various tests, peak display brightness calibration, Wi-Fi and screen-on time, video playback and 3D gaming. Note 4 actually managed to outlast the likes of iPhone 5S, for example, you can check out the results down below. As you can see in the image below, the brightness is set at 230 during the tests. Samsung’s newest phablet managed to last 8 hours and 30 minutes displaying white color on its screen. You can imagine how great this is considering AMOLED displays consume far more energy than LCD panels when displaying white colors on the screen. You might notice that Galaxy Note 2 outperformed the Note 4 in two of three of these tests (white display and 3D gaming) while Note 3 faired better in HD video playback. Don’t forget the Note 4 sports a QHD panel, so it has to push a lot more pixels than Note 2 and 3. These are great results for the Galaxy Note 4 in my humble opinion and I’m looking forward to seeing how will the Snapdragon 805 version fare in comparison to this Exynos version of the device.
As a reminder, Note 4 comes with a 5.7-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) Super AMOLED display, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (expandable via MicroSD card up to 128GB). Samsung’s newest phablet comes in two processor versions (market dependent), either with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 quad-core chip clocked at 2.7GHz or Samsung’s very own Exynos 5433 octa-core processor (quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 and quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A57). 16-megapixel OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) camera can be found on the back of this device, while there’s a 3.7-megapixel shooter located on the front of the device. 3220mAh battery is also included and the device comes with Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS with Samsung’s Revolving UX on top of it. What do you think of this battery test, are you pleased with the Note 4’s performance?