The Samsung I9505 Galaxy S4, the Snapdragon 600 one, got a software update and while we felt like a new battery test was in order. A lot has changed since we released our first test and we were curious to find out how it has affected the smartphone’s power autonomy.
After the update, the battery life of the phone did improve overall. Here are the new results. Note: the old results are marked in yellow.
Talk time saw a massive improvement of just over 4 hours, putting the I9505 Galaxy S4 close to the top of this chart. We have rarely seen better performances and it’s quite unlikely you’ll deplete your Galaxy S4 battery just by talking.
Talk time :
- Motorola RAZR MAXX (ICS) 21:18
- LG Optimus G Pro 20:45
- Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX 20:24
- Motorola RAZR i 20:07
- Sony Xperia SP 19:49
- Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600) 18:03
- Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 16:57
- Sony Xperia Z 16:03
- LG Optimus G 15:30
- Sony Xperia ZL 15:22
- Nokia Lumia 720 15:17
- Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600) 13:53
- Pantech Burst 4:46
Surprisingly, web browsing started killing the battery faster after the update – an hour and twenty minutes faster to be specific. At 7 hours and 24 minutes, the new Galaxy S4 result isn’t bad, but it’s no longer one of the best.
Web browsing :
- HTC One 9:58
- Apple iPhone 5 9:56
- Motorola RAZR MAXX (ICS) 9:12
- Apple iPad mini 9:05
- Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 8:48
- Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600) 8:42
- Nokia Lumia 810 8:20
- Asus Padfone 2 8:20
- Nokia Lumia 610 8:01
- HTC One X+ 7:56
- Sony Xperia E dual 7:42
- Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600) 7:24
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus 3:01
Video playback compensated with an improvement of just over 2 hour, once again putting the Samsung Galaxy S4 close to the top. With this improvement, the Samsung flagship managed to overtake the iPhone 5 and the even the Galaxy Note II.
Video playback :
- Motorola RAZR MAXX (ICS) 16:35
- Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX 14:17
- Apple iPad mini 12:51
- Samsung Galaxy Premier 12:51
- Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600) 12:30
- Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 11:27
- Samsung Galaxy S4 (S600) 10:16
- Apple iPhone 5 10:12
- HTC One 10:02
- Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III 10:01
- Nokia Lumia 710 3:27
Standby power usage doesn’t seem to have changed much, but the (mostly) improved performance in the individual tests did push the endurance rating up to 69 hours (up from 63 hours). The Samsung Galaxy S4 was one of the most solid performers when it comes to battery life and it’s now even better.
By the way, we’re running our battery tests on the Exynos 5 Octa version of the Samsung Galaxy S4, that’s the I9500, and we’ll report back when they’re done. Those Cortex-A7 cores better justify the existence of the I9500 as the Cortex-A15 and PowerVR SGX544MP3 don’t really offer all that great performance boost.
The purporting LG Nexus 4 has surfaced another time, this time is a pictures purporting to be from the LG Nexus have shown up before, but their EXIF data referenced the “Mako” codename. This is the first time we’ve seen pictures tagged “Nexus 4,” a name first heard when leaked in retailer listings. French newspaper Le Figaro has claimed the Nexus 4 will be revealed on October 29th.
This embedded image information is very easy to fake or tweak, mind you, so we may see more developments on the subject of the next Nexus’ name.
Remember that rumors says that the Nexus 4 packs a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with four ferocious Krait cores inside, an 8 MP snapper, 2 GB worth of RAM and a 4.7 True-HD IPS display of 768 x 1280 pixels resolution and most importantly, has Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on tap.
An unverified October 29 date has been pinpointed as the day Google will step forth and unleash the Nexus 4 to the world.
We’ll keeps you updated when the event will take place.
Source : Droidlife
The rumored LG Nexus 4 / LG E960 Mako keeps talking about himself. After teasing us with a few images every other day, Belarusian website Onliner.by has now uploaded a full review of what has come to be known as the LG Nexus 4. After the some leaked camera samples by the Belarusian site Onliner.by, it’s time for a benchmark.
The Nexus 4 disappoints in the synthetic benchmarks department. The AnTuTu and Quadrant scores are way low for something with a quad-core Snapdragon S4 and 2GB of RAM under the hood and even slower than the scores of the international One X with the Tegra 3 processor.
All of this can be put down to this being a prototype device and things could improve considerably in the final version. That could also explain why this particular unit had just 8GB of internal memory. With the launch of the next Nexus being said to be on October 29, we don’t have to wait long to find out what the real deal would be like.
To read the full review of this prototype, click on over here.
The rumored LG Nexus 4 / LG E960 Mako is spotted again, but this time we have some samples of it’s 8MP sensor. And here’s the shots.
The rumored LG Nexus 4 / LG E960 Mako is spotted again in some leaked photos by the Belarusian site Onliner.by, that has snapped some highquality pictures of the prototype unit. And this time we can see in the pictures a comparaison between the the Galaxy Nexus & the LG Nexus 4, and we can see from the images just how similar the LG Nexus 4 is to the Galaxy Nexus. The all-black, featureless face has become a signature of the Nexus line of phones since the Nexus S. The Nexus 4 looks practically identical to the Galaxy Nexus from the front, save for a chrome ring around the bezel. It even has the notification LED in the same place as the Galaxy Nexus.
On the left-LG Nexus4,right-Galaxy Nexus Galaxy Nexus - LG Nexus 4
According to the site the specs match many of the previous leaks, and says that the LG Nexus will be similar to the Optimus G, will have a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, a 4.7-inch display (1280×768) of resolution, a 2GB of built-in RAM, and has only 8GB of built-in storage, an 8MP camera. And runs the newly-released Android 4.1.2 .
Via : Onliner (Belarusian)
The rumored LG Nexus 4 or E960 Mako is spotted again in some leaked photos, and it’s turn of the Belarusian site Onliner.by to snap some pictures of the prototype unit. According to the site the specs match many of the previous leaks, and says that the LG Nexus will be similar to the Optimus G, gathering a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, a 4.7-inch display (1280×768) of resolution, a 2GB of built-in RAM, and has only 8GB of built-in storage, an 8MP camera. And runs the newly-released Android 4.1.2 for now, so unfortunately until now there’s no mentions of an Android 4.2 .
So like always take this rumors with a pinch of sault, because until now we don’t have any officialisation not from Google nor LG, but at this rate we’ll probably have more details at any time.
Via : Onliner (Belarusian)
Back to previous rumor we’ve been seeing a mysterious Android 4.1.2 update mentioned in a unreleased devices in the past few hours.
Now Google makes thing in the right way, and released the new Android OS updates, carrying the digits 4.1.2 .
Google’s Android Open Source Project chief engineer Jean-Baptiste Queru has posted word via the Android Building group that version 4.1.2 of Android is being released to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) today.
Here’s the words :
” We’re releasing Android 4.1.2 to AOSP today, which is a minor update
on top of 4.1.1.
As a note to maintainers of community builds running on Nexus 7:
please update to 4.1.2 at the first opportunity. Future variants of
the grouper hardware will have a minor change in one of the components
(the power management chip) that will not be compatible with 4.1.1.The build number is JZO54K, and the tag is android-4.1.2_r1.
Conley and JBQ
Jean-Baptiste M. “JBQ” Queru
Technical Lead, Android Open Source Project, Google. ”
Still, we haven’t seen the update reach our own devices yet, however some Nexus 7 owners already report getting 4.1.2 on their tablets with a pleasant surprise in store: in addition to the expected bug fixes and performance boosts, the software lets the home screen rotate to landscape mode on the smaller Jelly Bean slate.
Via : Android Police , Google Groups , [Image credit : EETimes]
Back to a few days ago we’ve heard about a new Nexus Phone that this time will be made by LG, and that will be based on LG’s latest flagship the Optimus G.
The rumor mill seems to be true (or untill now it goes to have a confirmation soon, or not). According to the latest reports of an XDA-Developers forum goer has posted a collection of photos for the E960, which appears to be a variant of the Optimus G — until you realize that it’s using software navigation keys, doesn’t quite resemble the international or AT&T Optimus G models and is oddly badged as the “Full JellyBean on Mako”.
According to the NenaMark2 benchmark score uploaded on the Nena Innovation AB website, the LG device has a display resolution of 1280 x 768 (it shows up as 1196 because of the space taken up by the navigations keys). It also has a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with Adreno 320 GPU, which means it is the same APQ8064 found on the Optimus G.
That’s all we can say for now. We are definitely hoping to see more of this phone in the coming weeks and learn more about it, especially on what’s ticking inside that sleek body.
And we’re quite sure that we’ll hear more about it until Google or LG confirms it.
Sources : 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
Reportedly, One lucky customer in Japan claims to have unexpectedly received a Google Nexus 7 loaded with more built-in storage with 32GB instead of the 16GB unit that was ordered. In top of that Google’s Jelly Bean-packing the new slate. Upon booting up his brand new Nexus 7 16GB model, the Japanese customer found out from the Settings menu that his model actually has 27GB of available storage.
The 32GB version of the Google Nexus 7 was first hinted in a listing of a major retailer, but now we have a solid evidence of the device’s existence.
Via : Oppese
A rumor about an Google Nexus Phone made by LG has been surfaced. A tipster has contacted AndroidAndMe to give it a first hand account of what the LG-made Nexus is like.
Reportedly looks like about the same (in about the same size) as the current Galaxy Nexus phone. There’s a silver band running around the perimeter of the phone, similar to that of the iPhone 3G and a Nexus logo on the back similar to the Nexus 7 (with the “x” styled to look like the four-colored Nexus logo).
The tipster claims that the LG Nexus is running Android 4.2 Key Lime Pie, which at the moment is hard to distinguish from 4.1 JB . AndroidAndMe was also sent an 8MP photo with the appropriate EXIF data, though they couldn’t share it “due to the nature of the photo”. Still, the photo points to the LG Optimus Nexus using the 8MP version of the Optimus G camera (as opposed to the 13MP one).
All that is far from confirmed but the rumor mill is really insistent that LG will be making the next Nexus phone. We also heard that “Nexus” phones might be built by multiple makers, so the LG Nexus might not be the next Nexus phone, just one of a generation of Nexus phones.
Via : Androidandme