The Galaxy Note 2, like most new smartphones has a number of impressive features, which although give the handset a lot of appeal, do place a considerable strain on the battery. Smartphones are, and always will be limited by size of their battery, and low battery life is one of the main complaints of smartphone users.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is no exception, and when you consider that the handset boasts a massive 5.5 inch screen and a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, you could be forgiven for expecting the handset to have poor battery life. However, thanks to a 3100mAh battery, which is 1000mAh larger than that of the Galaxy S3, the handset has plenty of power.
GSM Arena has carried out a full battery test on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to see how long the handset can last then subjected to calls over a 3G network, web browsing and video playback, which are a few of the most common uses for smartphones, and also some of the most demanding on the battery.
The handset achieved an impressive 73 hours on standby, whilst also subjected to 1 hour of 3G talk time, one hour of web browsing and an hour of video playback.
These three tasks were also given an individual test to see how long the handset would last. An impressive 16 hours and 57 minutes of 3G talk time was clocked up before the battery ran out. Another test for the handset managed 8 hours and 48 minutes of web browsing. The final test was video playback, and the Galaxy Note 2 achieved 11 hours and 27 minutes.
These results are very impressive and more than can be achieved with most smartphones currently on the market. Of course, the large battery is largely to thank for this. If you are considering getting your hands on the Galaxy Note 2, this will come as welcome news, so you should have no concerns about running out of battery even with heavy use.