Smartphones with long battery life (roundup)
Smartphones are the Swiss Army Knives of the tech world. They’re cell phones, music and video players, mobile Web browsers, and personal organizers, among other things. Not surprisingly, all this can take a toll on battery life, and when you depend on your smartphone for so much, the last thing you want is for it to run out of juice when you need it most.
Generally speaking, with moderate use, smartphones can give you a full day’s performance before needing to be recharged, but not all gadgets are created equal–some simply run out of steam early, whereas others will hang in there for the long haul. Here are five smartphones that fall into the latter group; they scored some impressive numbers in our CNET Labs battery tests and also performed better than their competitors in real-world tests. So all you movers and shakers out there who don’t have time to charge your smartphone’s battery every few hours, give one of these devices a try.
Samsung Galaxy S II
When it came to testing the Galaxy S II, let’s just say a certain editor was stuck at the office late waiting for the smartphone’s battery to die. … [Read more]
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