This smartphone has “the best battery life” – but there’s a catch

Samsung's latest smartphones were revealed earlier this year

A new survey has revealed which smartphone is equipped with the best battery – but things may not all be quite as they seem.

The study tested a number of leading mobile devices around today, and found that the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge triumphed in tests against its rivals, including smartphones from Apple, HTC, Huawei and LG.

However the findings could be taken with a fairly hefty pinch of salt – as the tests were actually carried out by Samsung itself.

The study, uploaded to YouTube by Samsung Deutschland, found that the Galaxy S7 is able to keep going for 10 hours and 59 minutes, whilst the S7 edge lasted 10 hours 30 minutes.

This was far and away ahead of the rival devices, top of which was the iPhone 6S, which lasted 8 hours and 13 minutes, followed by the HTC 10 (8 hours exactly) and Sony’s Xperia X (7 hours 15 minutes).

Also included was the Huawei P9 (6 hours 51 minutes) and the LG G5 (6 hours 31 minutes), apparently showing that Samsung’s devices really do have the upper hand.

Samsung has yet to explain what exact rules governed the test, adding only that the devices were tested on “equal terms”. However it doesn’t show the exact setting of the devices, or how charged the devices were to begin with.

The news comes as Samsung is set to reveal its latest flagship device on August 2nd.

The Galaxy Note 7 is set to be the company’s most powerful mobile device to date, featuring a beautiful, dual-curved 5.7in Quad-HD Super AMOLED display with support for a next-generation S Pen stylus.

Also set for the Galaxy Note 7 is a powerful Samsung Galaxy Exynos 8893 chipset and 4GB of RAM, with the device available in either Black Onyx, Silver Titanium or Blue Coral colour schemes will have all of the news and details from the Samsung Unpacked Event next week – until then you can check out our round-up of all the major rumours here.

[Source:- Express]