blog Thinking of picking up the 4G version of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S III handset? We can’t blame you — the Galaxy S III was already one of the hottest handsets of the year, and the 4G speeds add extra sugar to what was already a very tasty package. As of yet, we haven’t had the chance to test the 4G version of the Galaxy S III, but according to Gizmodo, buyers should beware of battery drainage issues. The publication reports (we recommend you click here for the full review):
“As you’d expect, the 4G — while wonderful — is a huge battery sucker. The Galaxy S III 4G still packs the same 2100mAh battery as the non-4G model, meaning that you can expect to be looking for a charger sooner than you’d probably like to after a few hours of 4G browsing.”
We can’t say we’re surprised by this, given the fact that a similar handset, the HTC One XL, also sucks battery pretty rapidly. But it is slightly disappointing if true, and is perhaps reflective of the fact that the LTE standard which supports 4G speeds is not quite mature yet, meaning today’s chipsets don’t deal with it as efficiently as they could. We’re curious to hear from readers with 4G Galaxy S III’s — have you had battery issues? How bad are they in practice?
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