Quote of the Day, I’m No Longer Impressed By Apple’s Battery Life, Either edition.

Ars Technica reviewed the 8 Series iPhones, and this sums up their reaction to the battery: “We tested the battery life in both the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and were not encouraged by the results.” …I’ve been using a Samsung Galaxy J7 for the last week or so, having bought a sufficiently large microSD card to transfer all of my music over, and I have to say: I’m not surprised.  The extra battery life is remarkable.  Now, admittedly, I had old devices… but Glenn Reynolds has a point, here. It’s lovely that Apple products are so slim, but at this point it feels like they’re not so much ‘slim’ as they are ‘starving.’  I am holding up surprisingly well carrying around a phone that is somewhat larger than I’m used to, but able to do little things like hold a charge for more than 24 hours at a time.

Now if I can just find a reasonable alternative to the iPad…


  • 1_rick says:

    If you want an Android tablet with power, get a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2/S3. That’s about the only real option other than the stupidly-expensive Google Pixel. I have the 8″ Tab S2–I think I paid $350 at Fry’s–and it’s got enough horsepower for high-resource-usage games. Also, it comes with Microsoft Office. And it has USB OTG, so if you feel like it for some reason, you can plug a keyboard or mouse in. (I keep meaning to try plugging in a hub and seeing if it can handle both devices at the same time, but I can’t find my hub.)

  • acat says:

    Apple without Steve Jobs is .. a Samsung wannabe.
    It’s sad, really.

    • nicklevi86 says:

      They keep shoving crap into the market, but the Cult still gobbles it up even as more and more of the features that built that Cult are discarded.
      Some day they will notice and the social indifference to their product will reach weapons-grade Furby levels.

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