iPad best tablet for battery life – Test-proved!
Apple’s customized battery tech excels at Wi-Fi surfing test
The UK-based electronics testing and recommendation magazine and website, “Which”, has rated the tablet battery life of various sized tablets and announced their ‘winner’ – the iPad and the iPad mini, which have bested their rivals by very significant scores.
The Retina fourth-gen iPad model’s score was well over 50 percent better than the combined average of the competitor tablets.
For Wi-Fi-based web browsing, the iPad came also the runaway winner among 9.4” or larger tablets; it lasted for remarkable 13 hours and 31 minutes. The iPad 2 offered 9 hours, 50 minutes, and the Sony Experia Tablet S in third place at 8 hours 54 minutes.
Overall, the average of the 16 to10-inch-class tablets tested was a respectable 7h.31 m., showing that most such models are able to run “all day” in typical work or school use.
The worst battery of the lot was that of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime (without keyboard), which barely managed 5h. 35m.
In the 7-to-8-inch category, Apple’s customized battery again won the day, with the iPad Mini offering 13 hours, 3 minutes of Wi-Fi web browsing. In this category, second place went to the 7-inch version of Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD with 9h. 51 m., and Google’s Nexus 7 came third at 9h. 10m. The overall average of the 10 tested tablets was 7 hours, 58 minutes. The two worst performers were Amazon’s Kindle Fire (at 7h. 17m.) and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7-incher at 7h. 5m.
Various factors and design decisions played a role for these results, but Apple’s extraordinary lead is due mostly to the fact that the company has invested significantly in battery technology.