What we now have at hand is the 4G LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S IV. The GS4 here is powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad core processor and uses a 2,600 mAh battery which comes with the box. At the moment we have no information about another battery pack is coming sooner or later. Before going into a full review
of the Galaxy S IV which we are yet to release later this week, let’s talk about something people are really concerned about: the battery stamina of GS4. I am a working person, I go to work and go home at night around 6 pm. I actually frequently turn on the phone to check messages, email and WhatsApp with friends and colleagues. You can see the screenshot below and find some additional information.
60% of the battery was used up by the screen. That makes perfect sense because I had my screen on almost half of the time while the battery is discharging. Also one thing to point out is that my GS4 is connected to the 4G LTE network for the time since the GS4 was unplugged from the charger. As you all know, LTE consumes battery a lot, but it seems this is not the case. It happened to be a big battery killer on the iPhone 5 but it seems such consumption has been improved in the Galaxy S IV, being in line with what Samsung’s above-average battery performance on the other devices such as the Galaxy Note 2. I guess the office I stayed in during this test has a mid-low LTE network coverage therefore it should consume more than usual. The battery level was at around 30% at 6 pm. Not too good but really, not too bad in this case. I have used the GS4 with mid-heavy use during this record. However, what I didn’t try was streaming video on the GS4 using data network but what I would like to point out here is that: if you use your GS4 for music, browsing, messaging and taking pictures from time to time, I think the battery stamina is more than enough. Of course, you should still expect to charge your phone daily even with this 2,600 mAh battery. The battery stamina of such kind welcomes mid-high level of use. We will publish more review posts on the Galaxy S IV from now on, please stay tuned.
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