LG G2 battery life tested 'off the charts' -- very promising for Nexus "5"

AnandTech just ran the LG G2 through its paces. The full review is here:


Most interesting were the battery life tests, which should be of some comfort to anyone worried about the 2,300 mAh battery in the Nexus.

Recall the spec similarities/differences:


  • 5.2" 1080P screen
  • Snapdragon 800
  • 3,000 mAh battery

LG Nexus "5"

  • 4.96" 1080P screen
  • Snapdragon 800
  • 2,300 mAh battery

The main difference being the battery size: 3,000 mAh vs. 2,300 mAh

On to the results.

The G2 was the first phone to ever beat the iPhone 5 on web browsing battery life (WiFi):


It blew everything away on 3G web browsing battery life:


And it nearly ran a full 24 hours! on the talk time test:


So, beyond the 3,000 mAh battery, AnandTech pointed to the optimizations in the 28nm Snapdragon 800 and the LCD refresh throttling as the main reasons for the incredible battery life.

This bodes very well for the new Nexus, which at least shares the same Snapdragon 800.

Conclusion: With the Snapdragon 800 processor, the Nexus's 2,300 mAh should at least provide acceptable battery life -- with a decent upside potential should it also have the LCD refresh optimizations as well as any benefits from Android 4.4.