Samsung Galaxy S3 has twice the battery life of the HTC One X

We pitted the top two Android superphones against each other in the battery arena, and Samsung's flagship walked away victorious

We've updated our world-first Samsung Galaxy S3 review with a battery life test, which shows that the Samsung Galaxy S3 has almost twice the battery life of the HTC One X, its top-tier Android rival.

We tested each phone simultaneously by setting both screens to 50 per cent brightness with Wi-Fi on, and played a continuous video loop until each phone finally pushed its last pixel.

The end result? The Samsung Galaxy S3 lasted an impressive 8h:26m in comparison to the HTC One X which ran out of juice after 4h:51m.

It's certainly an impressive showing from Samsung – and it could be down to any number of factors, including the Galaxy S3's larger 2100mAh battery in comparison to the HTC One X's 1800mAh offering.

Samsung's home-grown quad-core Exynos processor may also have a part to play – it could be more efficient than Nvidia's Tegra 3 counterpart. The Galaxy S3's AMOLED screen could also account for a little extra juice.

No matter the reason, the Galaxy S3's whopping battery life is certainly hard to ignore – and this feature alone could be the deciding factor for smartphone aficionados looking to squeeze as much juice out of their pocket powerhouse as possible. Decisions, decisions...

Read the full Samsung Galaxy S3 review

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