Comparison of smartphone battery life 2016

This graph shows a comparison of battery life between different smartphone models in 2016. The 2016 Samsung Galaxy A7 has a battery life of 597 minutes.

Smartphone battery life – additional information

Battery life, which is the amount of time a device can run before recharging, is a key feature for smartphone devices. Costumers usually use their device for several activities – watching videos, streaming music, using multiple apps – which consume a fair amount of battery life. For example, about of third of smartphone video users watch short videos on their devices several times a day, and nearly a quarter watches on a daily basis. This mobile video consumption is on the rise. According to a survey released in May 2015, 35 percent of smartphone users worldwide watch more video content on their smartphones now than they did a year ago.

Considering the battery consumption of watching videos, along with many other uses of the device, manufacturers need to constantly improve smartphones’ battery endurance to respond to the market demand. Samsung, the leading smartphone vendor, had the first ranked smartphone model in terms of battery life in 2013, while Apple’s highest ranked model placed fourth that year. As of 2016, Samsung models still lead the rank. Samsung Galaxy A7 can be used for about 597 minutes before going flat. The Samsung Galaxy A7 has a feature to monitor app usage and optimize apps that haven’t been used for a while in order to save battery life. Moderate users of the Samsung Galaxy A7 charge their devices only once every three days. Samsung Galaxy A5 places second in the ranking, with an expected battery life of 595 minutes.

Apple’s iPhone 6s Plus has the longest battery life amongst the company’s models, 551 minutes, ranking fourth on the list. In comparison, Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus battery only lasts 392 minutes, while the iPhone 6 has a battery life of 322 minutes. Apple software also includes energy-saving features, such as the low power mode.

Battery life minutes comparison of various models in 2016

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March 2016



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