Sep
30
2017

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…

3 Comments

  • 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.
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    It’s sad, really.
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    Mew

    • 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.
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      Some day they will notice and the social indifference to their product will reach weapons-grade Furby levels.

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