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The latest flagship smartphones are packed with amazing features such as gorgeous bright screens, HD video-recording and an incredible array of powerful applications. Unfortunately, all this tech drains power. With heavy use, many phones don't manage to last through the day.
If battery life is a critical feature for you, PhoneArena's standardised battery life benchmarking tests (May 2015) could help you make a decision. PhoneArena measures battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage.
Battery life (hours)
Sony Xperia Z3: 9h 29 min (Excellent)
Samsung Galaxy Note 4: 8h 43 min (Excellent)
Samsung Galaxy S6: 7h 14 min (Good)
Huawei P8: 7h 12 min (Good, launching July 2015)
Apple iPhone 6 Plus: 6h 32 min (Average)
HTC One M9: 6h 25 min (Average)
LG G4: 6h 6 min (Average)
Charging time (minutes)
Sony Xperia Z3: 235
Samsung Galaxy Note: 495
Huawei P8: 180 (launching July 2015)
Apple iPhone 6 Plus: 171
HTC One M9: 106
All of the flagship phones that have been released so far in 2015 are fast, powerful devices with great cameras. Making a choice between manufacturers is becoming trickier as the newest devices all have outstanding features and capabilities. Besides whether you like the design and can afford it, battery life is an important factor that could make your decision just a little bit easier.
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