High-end Smartphones and Battery Life

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In making a choice of smartphones, battery life should be a key factor for you. What would be the use of a mobile computer and multi-media device that runs out of juice just after a few hours on the road or outdoors generally?

This is why one is left wondering when product manufacturers pull off one of those mind-fuddling stunts such as putting small capacity batteries in powerful smartphones.

Imagine a 3.5″ touchscreen device, with WiFi, GPS, HSDPA, amazing multimedia capabilities and software, astounding camera, all backed up by a tiny 950mAh battery. Seriously. Seriou-frigging-sly. Yeah, the same battery capacity as the original Nokia N95, and we all know how that went (read: it was catastrophic), oh and the N95 only had a 2.6″ screen, non-touch.

satioThese were the words of Rita El Khoury, a contributor at the Symbian-Guru.com website, in expressing her frustration while reviewing a pre-production model of the upcoming Sony Ericsson Satio.

Anything less than 1450 mAh on a high-end smartphone that does everything, especially those with a huge touchscreen, 5 mega-pixel camera, HSDPA, Wi-fi, and GPS, will not do.

In comparison, other high-end smartphones like the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 and the Nokia E90 both have a 1500 mAh battery and manage good battery life.

Read Rita’s Sony Ericsson Satio Review – 7 Things I Hate.

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