Battery life is always an important factor in portable devices. Tablets are no exception. According to the recent test done by Which UK, the iPad family still rules in this category. However, our interest are in the Android tablet category, so disregarding the iPad, which Android tablet has the best battery life ?
In the 10-inch category, Sony Xperia tablet S leads with close to 9 hours of battery life, followed by Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 with 8 hours, next is Google Nexus 10 with under 7 hours of battery life. Last space goes to Asus Transformers, without keyboard, with 5 and a half hours.
In the 7-inch category, Amazon Kindle Fire HD leads the pack with just under 10 hours, followed by Nexus 7 with a little over 9 hours. The original Amazon Kindle Fire and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 are last in place with around 7 hours of battery life.
Why did the iPad leads the way ? Well, according to MacWorld :
Why do Apple devices lead in battery life? Apple’s tight control over hardware and software helps. When multitasking under iOS, most apps are suspended in the background so they don’t zap your battery; on Android, apps have the freedom to continue running in the background and using up more computing resources and battery.
Recent studies also show that ads in free Android apps such as Fchess and Angry Birds take a toll on battery life, as they spend under 25 percent to 35 percent of their energy on game play, but more than 65 percent to 75 percent on user tracking, uploading user information, and downloading ads.
From the results, the differences between Apple and Android tablets are in the range of 200-300 minutes, around 3-5 hours. That is a whole lot to catch up from Android Tablet.
Anyway, now you know, which Android Tablet has the best battery life. You can use this information for your next purchase.